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Old 09-11-2017, 08:54 AM   #91
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So Hayden Moore isn't the answer at QB, Ross Trail most likely isn't either. The offensive cupboard is about as bare as it's been in a long time with this Cats team, let's hope Fickell is getting the right kids to improve the talent at the skill positions over the next couple of seasons.

What I saw on Saturday was a defense that played the best I've seen since the late Dantonio/early BK days. Despite a severe difference in talent levels the defense stood up and played great against Michigan at the Big House. I saw corners actually turning to face balls in the air, LB's who were consistently in position and a line that played hard despite facing an O-Line that was twice their size. A lot of what I expected with Fickell, he's got these kids coached up on the right techniques, which as the talent improves should create a formidable defense for the Cats.

I think if you project it out a few years you're going to be looking at a Cats team with the best defense in the AAC and an offense that plays within itself and focuses on limiting turnovers.

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Old 09-11-2017, 10:35 AM   #92
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So Hayden Moore isn't the answer at QB, Ross Trail most likely isn't either. The offensive cupboard is about as bare as it's been in a long time with this Cats team, let's hope Fickell is getting the right kids to improve the talent at the skill positions over the next couple of seasons.

What I saw on Saturday was a defense that played the best I've seen since the late Dantonio/early BK days. Despite a severe difference in talent levels the defense stood up and played great against Michigan at the Big House. I saw corners actually turning to face balls in the air, LB's who were consistently in position and a line that played hard despite facing an O-Line that was twice their size. A lot of what I expected with Fickell, he's got these kids coached up on the right techniques, which as the talent improves should create a formidable defense for the Cats.

I think if you project it out a few years you're going to be looking at a Cats team with the best defense in the AAC and an offense that plays within itself and focuses on limiting turnovers.
I agree with you
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:11 PM   #93
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I think the QB recruit coming in, Ben Bryant, may challenge for starting time next year.

His offer list is extremely impressive and he was committed to Wisconsin at one point.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:14 PM   #94
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I think the QB recruit coming in, Ben Bryant, may challenge for starting time next year.

His offer list is extremely impressive and he was committed to Wisconsin at one point.
I would go so far as to say he is the odds-on favorite to be the starter next year. That said, if he isn't ready or if our offensive line is still a mess, I would prefer not to throw him to the wolves and explore the option of using a redshirt.
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