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I'm concerned and intrigued at the same time. Obviously it is concerning that none of our RBs have stepped up, but Bullough has the measurables and the IQ to succeed as a RB. Also, it will be a cold day in hell before I question a member of the Bullough family.
The RCMB...is one of the most awful, alarming, inappropriate, disgusting, and offensive msg boards in the history of the internet.
Is anyone saying Riley Bullough should be the #1 RB in the country?
You have difficulty with logic.
I am now worried about the RB/OL positions. I thought Thompkins would do well there. If Riley B. can do well there than more power to him. Whatever produces the best team on the field come fall is fine with me.
All this tells me is that our O-Line is still a big problem.
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. -Bob Dylan
Do not like. Bulloughs belong at LB.
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exactly my point.
Pulling clowns off the street...one of the dumber comments I've seen here in a while
edit: P.S. - Sorry Bender, I know you were hoping I'd step it up.
This post was edited by SeeRockCity 12 months ago
Don't post poop!
Careful. Vicky's downvoting any dissension.
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
Just like the WR position going into last year, we have nearly zero experience at RB going into the year so we have zero clue how that position will work out in the fall.
I'm hopeful it turns out like 99. There was handwringing that walkon Lloyd Clemons was starting. Meanwhile he goes for close 1k and there was freshman contribution.
We won't know shit until ND. I am going to do my best to ignore the hype machine the best I can until the season starts and hold on for a couple weeks after.
First thought is, we gone.
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This is the big take-away. You can get RBs anywhere. Our running backs are not "bad". They are just not the right kind of RB - the kind that can force their way through small or non-existant holes like a John Clay or a Toby Gerhart.
I really wonder what the chicken littles are imagining is happening on the practice field that makes our RBs "bad". Fumbling the ball on every play? Getting confused and running in the wrong direction? The RB's job is 1.)watch the DL, 2.)spot the hole, 3.)go through the hole and run until tackled, 4.)Don't drop the ball during steps 1-3. All of our guys can do that. None of them are big enough to muscle past a DE with an arm around them, though. This is the big problem right now and thinking it's just that we have "bad" RBs (bad how? They only have one leg?) is just ignorance.
Are you saying its too early to judge rs freshman? Bully!
I don't think we'll know shit after ND either. I'd expect their front 7 to walk all over our OL even if it was average by B1G standards.
As for the 3 latest OL injuries: Unless those are flukes, unless they're being held out as a precaution, then someone on the staff needs to take a long hard look at the conditioning, the drills or something. It's gone beyond bad luck, they are either doing something that causes injuries, or are not doing something that prevents injuries.
This....last year our whole team was banged up and even at the start of the bowl game we were all screaming, "wtf is going on?" Something needs to change because our players are just getting crucified out there.
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Not sure I entirely agree. If the OL is bad, then you want a power back with good vision. Time and time again, we saw Le'Veon churn out 3, 4 yards out of nothing. If we put a small, speedy back like Hill behind this line, we're going to see an awful lot of no gains and 1 yard losses.
btw, I hope Bullough impresses at RB enough to get some carries in the spring game. That I would like to see.
This post was edited by JEK 12 months ago
"RCMB: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainry." - some dude from MgoBlog
Thing about the back you describe is he gets caught and hauled down eventually instead of taking it to the house. That's better then getting stuffed for a yard or 2 or TFL'd, but as I said previously, MD should stop blaming the RB's for not being really fast LB's and get his O staff to build a D1 OL.
If you can never get past the first wave of defenders, then you aren't taking anything to the house. If we have a line that can run block, then by all means, put the home run back in there.
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Didn't we stop recruiting an RB because we promised Thompkins we would only take one? I wonder how he is performing. Can't remember his name or where he eventually signed. Seemed to be high on us though...
Now with a PhD in Applied Llama Physics...
Yes, we promised Tompkins he'd be the only RB. William Mahone was the recruit that still wanted to come here, he's at ND now, and doing well.
I remember when Caper verballed, and then Baker showed interest as well. Coach D talked to Caper, and he said he was fine with competition. That's the kind of environment you want.
I think the staff was a little bit too enamored with getting a recruit from outside the region, so they made some promises that they shouldn't have.
I wonder if at least part of this is the result of giving one back 95% of the carries and not splitting them a little more. We kind of saw it with Ringer but lucked out with recruiting talent that could step in right when he left. I hope that will be the case here, too, but in the mean time we have guys that appear to be having problems in practice and have little experience in real games. Nick Hill is the only one that has really seen the field and he never really "broke out".
"Well that's great, that's just fuckin' great, man. Now what the fuck are we supposed to do? We're in some real pretty shit now man...
That's it man, game over man, game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?"
What the fuck are we gonna do now?
I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war.
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