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Talking up Spring Football Preview on today's Bucknuts 90 & wanted to survey Bucknuts:
Which underclassman are you most exited to watch?
Which position battle is the most interesting to you?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Baximus 13 months ago
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Several very interesting position battles on the defensive side of the ball this Spring and on offense in Fall camp.
1) MLB: Williams vs Grant vs perhaps one of the other sophomore LBS will step up
2) CB opposite Roby: Grant vs Reeves vs Apple vs Burrows
3) DL: it's amazing we haven't talked about this more, but goes to show how talented our sophomore class is: Guess the smart money is it will line up Spense, Schutt, Bennett, Washington. But we will certainly see guys rotate in. Hale and Miller need to earn some serious minutes.
4) OLB opposite Schazier: Perry penciled in, but another sophomore could unseat him.
Perhaps Williams and Grant have an edge landing starting roles, but until they get out there in pads this Spring it's just a wild a$$ guess. I don't think the coaches even know who will win the starting jobs yet.
I've never looked forward to Spring practice so much.
I think the most intriguing underclass man I'm looking forward to watching is Tommy Schutt. We are in bad need of a nose to clog things up and let our young LB's make plays, he is the guy in my opinion.
The position battle I'm looking most forward to see is the corner opposite of Roby (as mentioned above). I think it starts out being Doran Grant but Apple could take his reps as early as game 3-4 IMO.
1 Braxton Miller's progression
2 Wide receiver improvement
4 Spence and Washington (to see if they've grown into "grown-assed" men, LOL)
5 Tackles, to see if they can handle Spence and Washington
This post was edited by McCague 13 months ago
Great point. Perhaps the most interesting battle will be between Braxton where he finished his sophomore campaign and Braxton where he finished Spring ball. Hopefully the post Spring ball Braxton wins by a good margin.
I have the wide receiver battle as the most exciting battle of Fall camp. Elite WRs can easily contribute as true frosh. I think the returning starters will have to battle to keep their jobs, especially Corey Brown...but thats Fall camp, back to Spring ball...
Rod Smith, Josh Perry, Braxton, A Wash, and Eli Apple!
The front 7
Adolphus Washington, and Noah Spence.
Our "playmakers" Philly Brown, Evan Spencer, Jalin Marshall, Dontre Wilson, James Clark... Want to see the potential. Also Braxton post QB guru.
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I'm fired up to see our young Bucks on the D line perform this Spring because the difference between them being good versus very good this season will more than likely be the difference between playing in Pasadena on the first or the sixth of January.
Those Fr. Slot guys arent here yet, unfortunately!
he wouldn't let his players pose in the Playboy All-American magazine edition, he said, "Cause you can't play football with an erection."
For me, it's all about the defense as the top priority. Bennett must stay healthy and I think he can be really good lining up at DT. Schutt has the body type to be the run stuffer inside and played pretty well in his time as a true freshmen, a year in S&G should do wonders for him and I think he will be really solid. Washington has star in the making at SSDE and I am not worried about him at all. Spence has all of the talent in the world, hopefully some added size and strength will allow to do the things at WSDE we all think he can do. We all know the questions at LB, the secondary can't give up the big plays we saw last year.
The next biggest area for improvement is Braxton's development. Better mechanics, going through his progressions and being more decisive in the pocket will take this offense to the next level. Too many times he scrambled behind the LOS waiting for something to open up on his primary read, he needs to quickly get to #2 and #3 and if they are not there, take off. He took too many sacks relying on his athleticism rather than throwing the ball away or getting outside of the pocket.
I'm interested to watch boom Perkins i think he has a chance to be a legit
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