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Bama fan here, I come in peace just had a question.
I following recruiting and keep up with all major teams to the best of my ability because I love college football but lets be honest, besides highlights on ESPN I do not get to really watch more than one or two games from any one team outside of the SEC.
So enlighten me please. I know the usual suspects on your team but who are the guys I should keep my eye on?
Obviously Denard is a hell of a player, I have watched Roundtree and Fitz and I know a few of the young guys but not many.
I keep hearing your Dline is thin and inexperienced and outside of roundtree the receiving core is young.
Hows the secondary?
If Fitz does no play who is up next?
How is the O-line?
Is roundtree really healthy enough after the scope?
Much respect to your program, have numerous friends from the military that are Michigan fans (and a Few OSU fans too)
Thanks in advance for any replies and if you have any questions for me about Bama please ask,
Thanks Guys. Roll tide
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by GadsdenTider 20 months ago
Secondary is a strength of the team which is weird because it was abyssmal from 2008 to 2010. thomas rawls is our backup RB and he's pretty good but he's young and I'd be concerned about throwing him into the fire right away. The O Line is one of the best in the big ten, but it is thin depth wise. Supposedly, he is good to go.
We are college football
Appreciate the feedback
Thank you Coach Hoke, I never expected a reply from the man himself.
Honestly, Thank you!
#32 Jordan Kovacs. You will need to keep a eye on him. And #90 Jake Ryan. I am looking forward to this game. Should be a good one.
There are numerous threads you can pull up from the past week or so that answer these questions, but incase you don't want to go searching I'll leave you with some quick tidbits
-Keep an eye on Denard's ability to throw the ball right out the gate. It has been rumored that his passing and understanding of the offense has greatly improved this offseason. If he is able to throw better than he has in the past, this game will be very difficult for your newly decorated defense.
-Outside of Roundtree (who is healthy), you will hear a lot about Gallon and (backup QB) Devin Gardner. Gallon is a small shifty speedster and has had a great camp, while Gardner is a tall athletic freak who I have also heard great things about at WR. There are others who are talented and may step-up, but none worth mentioning.
-Our secondary is strong. Returning nearly everyone back there. Your passing game will not pick apart our secondary.
-Our D-Line is inexperienced. We have guys who are talented that have not lived up to their billing, so if the potential is finally met it could really surprise some people this year. I give them more credit than most others. However, your O-line is freakish and should control the trenches.
-Our O-line is quite good. LT Taylor Lewan is a future 1st-rounder and has a lot of experience. New center who has been playing well. The rest of our line is very solid, just no depth whatsoever. We can't afford to have any injuries.
-If Fitz doesn't play, you will see a combo of Thomas Rawls, Justice Hayes and Vincent Smith. Vincent Smith is the most experienced, and is a quick little guy out of the backfield. Justice Hayes is similar to Smith, but inexperienced. Rawls, IMO, is a diamond in the rough. I have heard glowing reviews about him and he has the potential to blow up some defenses if given the opportunity. Actions speak louder than words, so we'll see when the time comes, but people are still sleeping on Rawls' potential and I do not understand why.
-Do not expect to see Fitz
Best of luck
Thanks for the reply, perhaps I will search through the board to find more.
I appreciate it
Where does Kovacs play? secondary?
Yes, Kovacs is our SS.
Kovacs plays S and Ryan play LB
One thing I'd keep an eye out for is #12 Devin Gardner at WR. He is Denard's back-up, but is way too athletically gifted to be sitting on the sidelines. The coaches' policy is that the best 11 will play, and they said they'd be kidding themselves if Gardner wasn't on the field. He's 6'4" ~200lbs with great leaping ability and above average speed. This is his first year there but he has drawn rave reviews from the coaches. I'd look out for #10 Jeremy Gallon as well. He's not tall (5'8") but he has great ball skills and is extremely shifty. Roundtree is completely fine and will play.
Devin Gardner sounds very familiar, Gotta love those big receivers.
I'm just glad you don't have a guy named David Terrell on your team, good grief...
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