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I don't buy the claim that Hyde won't help himself by coming back--I think he can have a bigger year next year, and still not get "too many" carries. OSU has a lot of talent at RB, and you can be assured that others will get PT. But, if he comes back he will be the featured back--and despite what others say, I think he can improve next year in getting through the line (vision+decision+explosion) and break more big runs. Same thing for Hankins--one more year in the weight room and working with MM could help him. He had an excellent season, but he was far from being a dominator out there. I think he can be a more consistent force next year and improve his draft stock. But, from a selfish standpoint, if Smith improves his ball security, Hyde leaving may not be that big of a loss. OSU would have Smith, Hall, Dunn, Ball and Elliott. Not bad at all. Hankins and/or Roby leaving would hurt the team more.
This post was edited by 1buckfaninmich on 11/28/2012 at 12:37 PM
He will be a big loss, but I would understand. He had a great last game against the enemy and it would be a great way to go out. At the end of the day, the Bucks will survive. I too, think Pittman should have stayed at OSU. It did not help him leaving early. The situations are probably not the same though. Pittman might have gotten better, Hyde can't get much better than he is. He is IMHO the best back in the Big 10 right now. I would not take Ball or Bell over him right now if I was picking for a pro-team. He would be a beast on many teams. Thanks for the memories Carlos, you did your job. In the event you decide to come back, everyone would be okay with that, except for the guys behind you..
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