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8 hours ago, TheContractor said:

Very very important recruit. If he learns the Defense, he is day 1 starter at Rover LB. 

Am I correct that in our system the Rover drops into coverage more and the BLB is more of a pass rusher?  Almost like a DE who doesn’t have a hand on the ground??

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2 hours ago, 83Dee said:

Am I correct that in our system the Rover drops into coverage more and the BLB is more of a pass rusher?  Almost like a DE who doesn’t have a hand on the ground??

Yes you are correct. But with Todd Orlando’s scheme with a lot of different blitzes, both positions need to cover some and pass rush some. 

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2 hours ago, 83Dee said:

Am I correct that in our system the Rover drops into coverage more and the BLB is more of a pass rusher?  Almost like a DE who doesn’t have a hand on the ground??

Yes , in the ideal fit Rover will cover more than BBacker but both will need to cover in Big 12. 

Yeah B Backer is a 3-4 OLB /DE standing up. He does cover some but if I had to choose he would be running the arc more than cover. BBacker also needs to be able to set the edge on run plays. 

Rover is a hybrid ILB and cover guy/blitzer.

think of the Steelers Defense, usually the best 3-4 D in nfl, or my fav at least. Watt is the BBacker and Ryan Shazier when healthy was the best Rover LB in NFL

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10 minutes ago, TB14 said:

Yes you are correct. But with Todd Orlando’s scheme with a lot of different blitzes, both positions need to cover some and pass rush some. 

not to be a smart ass.....but I was unaware that we had anyone that pass rushed some....

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52 minutes ago, oldhorn2 said:

not to be a smart ass.....but I was unaware that we had anyone that pass rushed some....

Haha, yes we only have 1 player on the roster that can really play B Backer, J Ossai. Chassion, the ideal BBacker but he choose poorly in Herman’s first class. Hoping Mpagi turns into that in 2019 class but that’s not a guarantee. 

Thats been a problem in recruiting so far. 

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31 minutes ago, Slimer said:

Wiltfong thinks Baylor is in the thick of it to flip Powell.  

personally, if he isnt interested to play Defense, i am not sure when the staff pushed for him in O. clearly they see something, to give him a shot at "QB." there are much better WR prospects in 2020, much better. he is a good prospect if he can play big Nickel. 

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20 minutes ago, TheContractor said:

personally, if he isnt interested to play Defense, i am not sure when the staff pushed for him in O. clearly they see something, to give him a shot at "QB." there are much better WR prospects in 2020, much better. he is a good prospect if he can play big Nickel. 

Yeah I like his upside at DB somewhere.  Great blend of size and speed + athleticism to be a playmaker.

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4 hours ago, Slimer said:

Sounds like Powell wants to play QB.  If that's the case then good luck at Baylor or Tech.  Don't think he's any better than Shawn Robinson but oh well.  Could probably be a stud DB.

If he’s bent on playing QB then let him go to Waco or Lubbock. He’s not a QB. 

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 No doubt. Our coaching staff is swinging for the fences with stud, out of state recruits(Sanders, Cain and Bru). They may miss on all three but I trust their acumen recruiting wise. They have a plan. Running backs are not that hard to come by. Cain has always seemed a little odd, recruiting wise, not wanting to be part of a three back class. Our depth is definitely in need of a boost. Herman and Drayton will address it. As I said before, let’s see how this shakes out. When haven’t they addressed a glaring need? We aren’t giant killers... yet. Wolfing is the only CB for Penn State by the way and he does miss every once in a while... no need to freak out.

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Yeah, we need more five star running backs like D’ontae Foreman... I would worry more about our offensive line than the running backs. We will be fine.

  Last year it was defensive linemen.This year it is running backs. We have another two months to come up with depth at running back.  I have no doubt Herman and Co. will reel in what is needed. They are great evaluators of talent and are well versed on the recruiting trail. 

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46 minutes ago, Sundancekid said:

Yeah, we need more five star running backs like D’ontae Foreman... I would worry more about our offensive line than the running backs. We will be fine.

  Last year it was defensive linemen.This year it is running backs. We have another two months to come up with depth at running back.  I have no doubt Herman and Co. will reel in what is needed. They are great evaluators of talent and are well versed on the recruiting trail. 

The potential depth or lack of if at RB is a concern right now with attrition expected at the position.

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The latest intel Cain is not favorable which comes as a bit of a surprise to me. Things seemed to be coming up Texas coming out of the OV.

And while I know some are downplaying the RB depth chart, I’ll reiterate that Texas is probably going to lose a few bodies in that meeting room this offseason. 

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