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Old 01-17-2021, 08:32 PM
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Default Another defensive starter decides to return

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Old 01-17-2021, 08:45 PM
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Default Re: Another defensive starter decides to return

I have known this one for a while as you could tell from some of my posts. When I heard Skalski was coming back the day after the Sugar I was told that he wanted to room with Turner.

How about having all 11 starters back on defense.
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Old 01-17-2021, 09:08 PM
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Default Re: Another defensive starter decides to return

I guess the question now is will they all hold onto their starting positions. Spring competition should be fun to watch.
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:43 PM
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I dont think having 11 starters back that looks like the defense against ohio st will be a good thing. I hope the coaches really evaluate the breakdown on defense against ohio st and make necessary personnel changes if needed. Any ex football coach knows which position on offense and defense need open competition for next yr? I think on offense the starter that should keep their jobs are (5 open spots)
Oline - brockhorst, mcfadden, parks(open 2)
Qb - DJ
Rb- (open1)
Wr- ross(open 2)
Te- galloway or davis allen
Defense(3 open spots)
DE - (foster or xt or kj henry) and murphy
Dt- bresee and davis
Lb- skalski, jones- not sure?(open 1)
Safety(open 2)
Cb- kendrick and booth

Guys i love to win starting job trenton simpson at lb, malcom greene at safety, shipley or mahfa(sp) if healthy. I dont see any current player we can call elite at the rb position.

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Old 01-18-2021, 06:58 AM
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I believe the spring camp will level out the depth chart. There are some young players that will move from the scout team and put good competitive pressure on the two deep from this season.
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Old 01-18-2021, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: Another defensive starter decides to return

I recall the 2015 season when we had a 4/5* 6-4ish safety who had all the athletic ability in the world. Unfortunately he was often out of position and gave up many big plays. It was either feast or famine with him. While Turner gets beat occasionally by a superior athlete, he is almost always in the right position and IIRC is the highest graded player on the D last year. Of the two choices I would take the player always in the right position.

I also believe our young players will assert themselves and see a lot more playing time this year.
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