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Class of 2018, who steps up?

Discussion in 'Football' started by ShortSideOption, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 10 Year Member

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    Ozigbo and Morgan are going to be missed more than people realize.
     
  2. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 10 Year Member

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    TE will be Stoll's

    In regard to defense, this is the first time in 5 years we have the same defense. Crazy. Hopefully Wildeman is healed and if Dixon corrects things not on the field, he is our best guy at OLB (not including Ferguson).
     
  3. NU_Alum

    NU_Alum All Big 10 2 Year Member

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    Stoll have the speed to create mismatches? I don't recall, but I thought he was the better blocker only.
     
  4. ShortSideOption

    ShortSideOption All Big 10 10 Year Member

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    Not sure we have anyone that can block and has the speed. That may be a LeGrone/Hickman thing down the road. Stoll will man the TE spot thru 2019 tho. He came on towards the end of 2018.
     
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  5. djlhuskerfan

    djlhuskerfan Junior Varsity 10 Year Member

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    I think the dline is the ones that have to up their play. Gotta stop the run in our division. I look for Dixon and Tannor also to step up this year. Vedral I am counting on stepping up also as we will need him sometime during the season
     
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  6. One Hit Wonder

    One Hit Wonder Recruit

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    Agree on the similarities between OLB and Safety. In general, the LB spot has 5 guys with experience in a group that requires 8 to get to a 2-deep. Of those five, (1) Honas (ILB from the 2018 class) is still working on his injury; (2) Ferguson (OLB) is close to being 100% and figuring things out while (3) Barry (ILB) and (4) Miller (ILB) have the most PT of the group. As you said, (5) Tannor (OLB) needs to add some meat to the frame (preferably muscle) and continue to get more reps.

    (6) Dixon (OLB) is a bit of a crap-shoot for a myriad of reasons. (7) Davis (OLB) plays like he's in quick-sand and (8) Alston (OLB) has zero PT (redshirt) but needs to get healthy and add mass and learn by participating. Then you have (9) Alexander (OLB) and (10) Jefferson (OLB) that are afterthoughts.

    And (11) Jojo Domann is the wild card. If the coaches find the depth AND are comfortable, do they push him to the secondary? I believe it’s contingent upon the health of the group but there are still holes. I believe the only prospect from the 2019 class that may be physically ready is (12) Jackson Hannah.

    1st Team:
    OLB – Ferguson
    ILB – Barry
    ILB – Honas [if healthy]
    OLB – Tannor

    2nd Team:
    OLB – Dixon
    ILB – ?
    ILB – Miller
    OLB – Alston
     
  7. Big Red Shrine

    Big Red Shrine Elite Poster 2 Year Member

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    I want to see the WR group and Legrone step up enough to give them enough flexibility to play him at TE or split wide to exploit mismatches.
     
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  8. Tulsa Corn

    Tulsa Corn Recruit 5 Year Member

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    I like Jojo Doman at OLB.
     
  9. skerinks

    skerinks Recruit 5 Year Member

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    I am going with Hunt. We really need someone on the receiver front to step up. They played a lot of youth on defense which can only make us better but the receiver position needs someone to step up big.
     
  10. BleedinHuskerRed

    BleedinHuskerRed Red Shirt 5 Year Member

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    I’m most hopeful that someone / some people step up on the o-line. Protect our QB and give our RBs some space, and watch out!

    Loving this off season discussion. So many aspects to consider.

    :Popcorn:
     
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  11. BubbaGene

    BubbaGene Tuff Schist 10 Year Member

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    If they don’t realize it by now they will by the end of September.

    The loss of those two is huge —- production and leadership
     
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  12. huskrthill

    huskrthill Crap 5 Year Member

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    Lots of talk about Caleb Tannor here. I hope you're all right. He looked slow to me for some reason. Maybe it was just hesitation due to lack of complete understanding.
     
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  13. Sodak Dick

    Sodak Dick Recruit 2 Year Member

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    McQuitty will have a big year, as will Hunt.
     
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  14. One Hit Wonder

    One Hit Wonder Recruit

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    Kid was a true freshmen; his confidence wasn't there yet and that was exacerbated by not understanding all of the schemes. Last year there were many times when all 11 weren't on the same page. Needs to add some muscle which will (should) help him a lot. Year 2 for this kid should be fun to watch.
     
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  15. goodnterribles

    goodnterribles Regulators! Let's mount up. 5 Year Member

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    I'm gonna say our starting safeties will be Williams and Jones, which will allow Domann to move down to OLB.
     
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