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Green absolutely has a legit shot at starting. Fitz probably won't be recovered from injury by the time the season starts, and the only other non-freshman RBs we have on the roster are Thomas Rawls, Justice Hayes, and Drake Johnson. Coaches have praised Johnson, but the other two couldn't get it done when asked to step up after Fitz's injury. There's plenty of room for a good freshman to step in and take the majority of the carries.
When a program NEEDS a kid to get eligible. They do.
Wait, Bryant is the best RB ND has?
Still mad huh.
Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood graduated, so their top 2 RBs are gone. Atkinson looked okay in limited reps last year, but doesn't look like an every-down back. Amir Carlisle is eligible now, but who knows how good he'll be, he hasn't seen meaningful game action in years. Bryant really might be the best RB on the roster.
Wow, that's not good for them then. I think he needs to RS myself. I've seen many times was never blown away. Think he's a good back though.
Carlisle saw meaningful snaps in 2011 when healthy
Eh. He had 19 carries for 118 yards. Not really much meaningful work.
Must be nice, because that's not the case everywhere.
Kid will not RS for us. Personally I like Tarean Folston better, but think Bryant is built to see the field earlier.
Not a ton but he wasn't a mop up back. He got carries in the middle of games that were in doubt.
Would've gotten more if he were healthy. He is a pretty damn good back IMO.
Well, I'm sure ND is praying he's still got it. It'll be interesting to see how it shakes out - both UM and ND have interesting RB situations.
I see him playing DE a good bit but I definitely won't be surprised to see him play inside with Lavon Hooks while CJ Johnson and Channing Ward play DE. I believe he can be moved around depending on the situation.
I don't have to answer that.
Agreed, you both have some promising talent at that position.
If your guys' OL shakes out the way it should, I could play running back for you guys.
Some homer picks, just like everyone else's I suppose, are Vanderdoes, Smith, and Redfield for the Irish defense. I expect them all to make contributions as true freshmen, but I really think Jaylon Smith needs to see the field day one. He is a special talent IMO.
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Just read that Cravens is already up to 220. I'd be shocked if he didn't start from day 1.
Since when has adding weight meant a safety was that much more likely to start. Sounds like he needs to chill or he will be another stiff as a board. Taylor Mays and Myron Rolle........we know not to fall in love with huge safeties until you see them tackle a scat back in space;
That said, Cravens is a beast and will start it seems for sure.
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I would like our SS to be bigger than 205. 220 is the perfect size for a SS in our system IMO.
I understand not wanting to be stiff, but Mays and Cravens are completely different players. Mays was just a freak athlete who was stiff as hell. Cravens is a pure football player that could probably play heavy snaps at RB or WR this year.
Yeah, that's what I'm banking on. Hopefully the OL pans out to the point where none of our RBs even see other jerseys until they reach the 2nd level.
I want Michigan to return to the days of producing 1st-round OL talent practically every year.
220 would've been perfect for your old system, if you're running a 3-4 now you're gonna need both safeties able to cover instead of one roaming the box.
So he's really probably 203
He'd play in the box for the most part in a 5-2 base, but I'm not doubting his coverage skills because he is very fluid in coverage.
Look at how Wilcox uses Shaq Thompson, who was a solid 225 or 230. Even though he was listed at LB he was just a SS that played in the box of a 3-4.
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