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USC may never win their conference, forget a MNC lol
Steve Spurrier is a God, and Mark Richt worships him
I think you are underestimating the 757. 3 of the top 7 2014 recruits are from the tidewater area.
hell, we trying hard to get 1 of those 3, so I'm not implying there would be anything easy about it, but the talent in that area is sick.
Of course there will be a drop off from Latt to Davis/Wilds. Nobody has said otherwise. But in the last 2 years we've gotten quite used to not having Lattimore. We've lost one game without him. We will have very talented backs that have experience but no, they're not Lattimore.
Your assertion that our offense has been predicated off of the QB and the pass is simply false. We ran it almost 60% of the time last year using QB's and RB's.
your definition of Marcus as fragile from the waist down is silly. He took two brutal hits directly on a planted knee. Literally every human being on the planet would have suffered major injuries on those hits. I guess the entire planet is fragile using that logic.
This post was edited by cockfool 12 months ago
Mike Davis was 5.3 YPC as a true freshman (only 2 games over 6 carries). That kid was the best RB in GA the year he came out (yeah, I know the #2 RB in GA went to Bama which clearly means he's better).
Brandon Wilds redshirted in 2012 after going 4.5 YPC as a true freshman, with 3 x 100 yard games out of 4 as a starter(2 in SEC play), and led the skill players in most categories in spring testing.
Only a fool would say those guys are Lattimore, but neither of you know our RB depth chart.
I can look at your roster and see your depth chart. I don't go by what you think will happen. I go by what we actually know. Mike Davis had 52 rushing attempts. Your second leading rusher was a QB this year. We'll see what happens when Mike Davis is your feature back and he gets 20-25 carries a game. He may be the next Lattimore. He may also be the next Brandon Steiger.
And I'd be willing to bet you expect your #2 back will better than our #1.
Brandon Wilds and Mike Davis say hello
Then you'd be wrong because I don't know who our #2 back is going to be yet. Could be Jalston Fowler, could be Kenyan Drake.
Kenyan Drake had 42 rushes last year for 6.69 yards per carry while Fowler averaged 7.5 yards per carry. Using your theory on Mike Davis, I could certainly make the case but I won't.
This post was edited by DrStache 12 months ago
It's not a theory, it's a reply to one of your fellow fans with limited knowledge of our roster using YPC to say we'll experience a dropoff without Lattimore despite 2 seasons that say otherwise.
We're used to it by now. Every time a good player goes pro, we don't have anyone to replace him and everyone else's replacements are just as good or better.
He's not one of my fellow fans. He's an Auburn fan. I actually think Mike Davis will be a great RB for you guys but you never asked, you assumed I would be presumptious and say our #2 RB would be better than your #1. Based on your excitement about Mike Davis and how e performed, I only said I can think that our #2 will be prett good too because he put up some good numbers as well.
You two put your dicks away. Lengths are close enough for government work to be a tie.
Few things I'm pretty sure of:
-Mike Davis and Brandon Wilds will provide us with a talented pair of SEC quality RB's
-Neither is Marcus Lattimore
-Alabama won't have shitty RB's, starters or backups any time soon.
Oh and both Auburn and Clemson can blow me. (Shameless pandering to the Bama fan combined with disdain for Clemson that is a reflex action and cannot be helped)
Dawkins went to Raines in Jacksonville
2 are from the tidewater area. Hand is from NOVA. We'll whiff on both the tidewater guys. Regardless, talent in the 757 is the best in VA.
Yep, we definitely gonna whiff on a lot of them this go round, but damn sure some killer talent comes out of that area.
That's the frustrating part. We stress the importance of recruiting our state and "6 hour radius" but do such a poor job at landing the top talent in those areas that its hard for us to compete with the upper echelon teams. We need that top talent to have any kind of depth to hang 4 quarters with the best teams. Hopefully the new coaches we brought, plus some tweaks to recruiting help us expand.
VT just needs to start landing a couple more top recruits in the state of VA, and a semi-productive offense and they can be the national championship hunt every year. We have a MUCH easier path than USC.
Yep. Y'all have a ton of instate talent.
Good points on both sides. I'll go with Ole Miss.
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