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  1. thegtstunner08

    thegtstunner08 Varsity Lurker

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  2. ScionOfSouthland

    ScionOfSouthland Dodd-Like

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    Mack Brown? More like Fat Brown
     
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    Its a dose of reality. Collins should be given some leeway in the expectations department.
     
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  4. coit

    coit Miss me?

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  5. originalwombat

    originalwombat Flats Noob

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    Our starting five ended at:

    6-6, 276
    6-3, 280
    6-3, 305
    6-2, 310
    6-4, 282

    Are these "smaller linemen?" Seriously.
     
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    GoGATech Big Dummy

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    They're bigger than that now:
    Morgans are 6'4" - 290
    Cooper 6'3" - 315
    Hansen 6'2" - 320
    Minihan 6'3" - 290
    Tufele 6'3" - 320
    Maye 6'3" - 310
    Lagod 6'0" - 285
    Smith 6'5" - 295
    Southers 6'5" - 315
    Quinney 6'6" - 280
    DeFoor - 6'5" - 295
    Lay 6'2" - 300

    By the end of camp, the 1st group OL was usually:

    Quinney 6'6" - 280
    Cooper 6'3" - 315
    S. Morgan 6'4" - 290
    Southers 6'5" - 315
    DeFoor - 6'5" - 295

    That's a lot of length and weight.
     
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    It's almost like people think 3-0 players don't know football and are having to learn. It's blocking and tackling and I'd say our offensive players have the basics down as good as anyone.
     
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    originalwombat Flats Noob

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    My first reaction was to call the guy "ignorant," but I wanted confirmation.
     
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    2008 season previews routinely trotted out some variation of "These pro-style players will have to learn an entirely new offense" to justify picking us as a bottom feeder despite us making 11 consecutive bowls at the time. It's not too surprising that we're getting the same lazy takes in reverse.
     
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    Low expectations often serve us well.
     
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  12. Flywheel

    Flywheel What year is it?

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    My take as well, though Johnson did inherit the 2007 class and a handful of All-Americans and future draftees.
     
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    jts1207 Making Stingtalk Great Again

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    JacketForLife No more small ball, thanks

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    We definitely had smaller linemen than other schools for the most part
     
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    savbandjacket Banned (Temporary) Ban Hammer'd

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    I mean, I was pretty convinced they had no ööööing clue how to pass block.
     
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    A limo?
     
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    WracerX Dr. Dunkingstein

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    It isn't easy to passblock from a 4 pt stance. The pass has to be a surprise, otherwise you're screwed .

    Not having a 'everyone knows you have to pass' formation was one of CPJ's biggest mistakes.
     
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  18. Flywheel

    Flywheel What year is it?

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    Let us also remember that the best OL position coach in the NCAA left Bama to do the same thing here, replacing Mike Sewak.

    The pass blocking may not be where we want it right away, but it'll be much better than the media seems to be expecting.
     
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    JacketForLife No more small ball, thanks

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    Agreed.
    Our OL will be just fine. It might take a few games to get the really silly mistakes flushed out though.
     
  20. JacketForLife

    JacketForLife No more small ball, thanks

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    The excuse about 4 pt stances needs to die. They were almost never in 4pt stances save goal line or tight yardage.

    The problem with the pass blocking was physics and lack of knowledge. “80/20” and no technique.
     
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