Year Two: Frosh Watch

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  1. Jman

    Jman It's a Flying Circus!

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    This will be a two part thing every year, once at the halfway point and once more at the end followed by a poll for the T3 Offensive, Defensive, and Overall Frosh of the Year.
     
  2. Jman

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    OREGON DUCKS:


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    Coaches Take:
    “Dawson hasn't put up big numbers early in the season but he is a solid performer for Oregon. His highlight play this season is the scoop and score against USC. Currently he only has 3 tackles and 1 sack but those numbers should improve once he improves his technique. His most surprising stat is 3 pass deflections. He uses his 6'4 height to knock down passes at the line.”


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    Coaches Take:
    “Currently the Ducks are 4-0 and a big reason has been improved play by the defense. Sims got tossed in the fire early. Teams are targeting the freshman and he has shown up. He leads Oregon in pass deflections and is tied for team lead in interceptions. In his last two match-ups he faced off against Jeffery on South Carolina and Woods on USC. He gave up a big play to Jeffrey but the two star receivers caught a total of 6 passes. Woods caught more passes last season against Oregon than the two receivers combined. Sims biggest play of the season, however, was the pick six against Notre Dame. This was the play that allowed Oregon to win that game.”
     
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  3. Jman

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    OKLAHOMA SOONERS:


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    Coaches Take:
    “We knew while battling out Alabama on the recruiting trail that Watkins could be an absolute game changer since we struggled mightily not having a reliable outlet for Landry last season but he has been beyond our wildest dreams. He’s a giant on the end of the LOS at 6’6” and 262 lbs with solid speed and great acceleration along side wonderful strength and without a doubt the hardest guy to tackle on our team. He has performed wonderfully all year with the breakout coming in the user game against TCU where he had 3 catches for 170 yards with 2 TD’s and a long of 70 yards, not to mention 15 broken tackles. Watkins will be a vital asset for us for a long time to come.”
     
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  4. Jman

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    TEXAS LONGHORNS:


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    Coaches Take:
    “Cooley was the #1 SS out of the 2011 recruiting class. He has good height a 6'1, but still a little lean for the strong safety position at only 191lbs. He has great acceleration (92) to the ball and is excellent (91) in zone coverage. I am also not afraid to play him up in the box with his power (91). His numbers will not jump out at anyone this year as he is splitting time with a redshirt freshman SS Evans. Cooley has played average so far with 9 tackles, but as his playing increases with experience so will his stats.”
     
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    ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE:


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    Coaches Take:
    John Shaffer is a talented OLB that starts for this young defense after losing several key players last year. Rarely does a true freshman start, but Shaffer is an exceptional talent that comes one every few years. Not only is he talented at rushing the passer, but he excels in coverage which is rare for a young linebacker. I expect him to anchor this defense in years to come.”



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    Coaches Take:
    “Cory Grant has played well this year for being a true freshman. He has ridiculous speed and athletic ability for a young safety which is why he was chosen as the starter from day one. He should be a playmaker in this defense for years to come.”
     
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    Coaches Take:
    “Bolden is a tall, lanky, rangy receiver with a ton of speed to him. He’s got solid hands for a young pup and is right up near the top of the depth chart at running his routes. He’s been a reliable slot receiver for us this year making some big third down catches at crucial times. He has some big shoes to fill next season, but we expect him to do so without problems.”
     
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    Coaches Take:
    “Hubbard is the #2 MLB in the Trojans 3-4 defense. A 5* recruit who has alot of upside to him.”
     
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    “He got fucking hurt” – Coach Gabe Ruth
     
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  9. Jman

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    Coaches Take:
    Freshman Ira Leak cracked the starting lineup for the depleted Gamecock secondary and has played about as well as could be expected. Interceptions are down across the board and here at South Carolina we're just happy he hasn’t embarrassed the school or himself as the offense line has.”
     
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    Coaches Take:
    The freshman has been asked to take on quite a load this season, and so far, he has had his ups and downs. He is struggling with his completion percentage, and has made some rookie mistakes. I'd say 80% of his interceptions came from the Bama and LSU game, maybe more. The coaching staff has entrusted a lot to this kid, and they really give him the freedom to sling the ball around. The run game isn't that strong this year, so we've had to pass the ball more than we'd like. I think Carter has the potential to be a great quarterback, but right now it's a confidence issue. The more comfortable he gets with the game, the more we'll see out of him. He has a bright future ahead of him with the Gators as coach Fuzzy gets all of his recruits in place to run the scheme he wants.”
     
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    Coaches Take:
    “This guy came in ready to play from Day 1. Most scouts projected him to be a free safety, but we thought that since he's 220 pounds he was ready to be a linebacker. Needless to say, he excels in pass coverage where he returned a pick for a touchdown in Week 1 and made a goalline interception against Florida.

    Through Week 7 against Florida, he's 4th on the team in tackles and also has 4 tackles for a loss and 2 interceptions. He's going to be a force for several years in the SEC.”
     
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    Coaches Take:
    He's a young guy that had to come in and play immediately. We needed a nickel back and he showed he could handle it. He also gives us some quickness out there. We know he's a young guy so we don't ask slot from him. He is more comfortable playing in space in zone coverage instead of man but that is something we will work on with him in the offseason.”

     
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    BAYLOR BEARS:

    None.

    Coaches Take:
    “If you don't like Big Red, then Fuck You.”
     
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    That guy single handily destroyed the TCU defense!
     
  16. fuzzyl0gic

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    Nice write-up Jman, Carter will bring a National Title home to Gainesville, just watch!
     
  17. bravejaf

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    Dawson has started to put up decent numbers in that last few weeks. He is now third on Oregon with 5.5 sacks and 5th on team with 10 tackles for a loss.

    Sims is second on the team with 4 interceptions, and he is tied with team lead in pass deflections (7) and defensive TD (2).
     
  18. bravejaf

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    Dawson was a monster the second half of the season and he only got better after every game. He finished the regular season with 13.5 sacks and 21 tackles for a loss. He set a new team record with 4 sacks against Oregon State.

    Sims tied for the team lead with 8 interceptions, including 3 defensive touchdowns. He was tied for 4th on the team with 8 pass deflections.
     
  19. Jman

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    Dawson came on like a freak! It'll be interesting to see the 1st and 2nd stat lines for all of these guys next to eachother (except for Gravityyyy 's crippled safety of course)
     
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    Yeah apparently he got 8 sacks since I made my last post on Monday. I know 4 came against Oregon State.
     

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