CHAMPS XVII

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Scott Van Pelt, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. PrinceWimbley

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    I'm glad that they scrapped the big screen idea. Either because they couldn't raise enough money or they realized it looked dumb as shit. Don't care which.
     
  2. Joey Freshwater

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    I like the rules changes in basketball. Shot clock only setting to 20 seconds after a missed shot is nice. And I think opening up the lane because of the three point line being moved should help Oats style. I just hope our streaky shooters can handle the change.
     
  3. Spike 80DF

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    Everything from Oats so far makes me think they'll either handle the change or they won't be shooting.
     
  4. southlick

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    Oats favors new NCAA rules designed to increase hoops pace

     
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  5. PrinceWimbley

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    lol if that waiver excuse flies for Quinerly.
     
  6. southlick

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  7. Juicy Locke

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    So in other words, we are dropping this guy if Evans goes elsewhere.
     
  8. DriveByBBQ

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    Agree. I did read an article earlier today in the Philadelphia inquirer that mentioned Villanova was his second choice and he only went there because of the FBI stuff at Arizona. He made an Instagram post (that he quickly deleted) about it last year after they got upset by Penn and the fans were on him about it.
     
  9. southlick

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    Tim Watts said... (original post)

    It goes without saying that Bama likes George since they took his commitment and the UA staff sees him as a huge upside kid (Similar potential to Evan Neal and similar size) who was right at the top of the board for OTs this year. He's a young guy, will turn 17 first year in college. He camped at UA last year and made a big impression on the staff. Kid likes to compete and has a mean streak. Which is important at UA. Competition is steep. The S&C program at UA is going to change his body a lot along with him maturing. He will arrive tomorrow for camp. He was recruited by Karl Scott and Kyle Flood.

    There has been the obvious link between George and Zachary Evans but there should be no confusion, George was a take the whole time and a priority for Bama staff. There is no doubt that George and are close but they were recruited separately and will both make their own decisions. But this obviously doesn't hurt UA's chances with Evans.

    As for Evans, the early reports on his visit are that UA is a major player for his commitment. The Tide staff has done a good job there and the visit this week has only strengthened their cause for landing the elite type RB.
     
  10. TrustyPatches

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    How bad is this kid? I see he’s a 4 star but ion know shit about him. He’s p huge tho
     
  11. JohnLocke

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    If there is a position I have absolutely zero worries with when it comes to recruiting it is OL. We always turn them into some goons
     
  12. Clown Baby

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    We’ve been pretty good about avoiding package deals. We held firm on Sopsher’s brother and Zach fucking Maynard. I’m sure there’s a good basis for taking the kid based on his own merits.
     
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  13. Juicy Locke

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    Watts knows way more than me but Evans was just on campus and then his teammate commits. You’d think with a guy like this, they’d like to see him at camp again this week and then take his commitment but they took it prior to. I know it’s pointless trying to read into recruiting stuff but it looks a lot like a package deal situation.
     
  14. Owsley

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    Does anyone care if it is a package deal?
     
  15. Juicy Locke

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    No. I hope it is. I’d like Evans.
     
  16. Odin

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    I'd still take zach maynard
     
  17. TrustyPatches

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    I’d have never cared tbh. Not once.
     
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  18. Joey Freshwater

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    Lol at that waiver excuse. Fuck it dude. I hope it works for us.
     
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  19. RJF-GUMP

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    Texas wants Evans so bad. Hopefully he goes elsewhere so we can laugh at them.
     
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  20. PrinceWimbley

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    Kirk McNair says he has heard from sources at Bama that they think Quinerly’s appeal is 50-50.
     
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  21. Drown ‘Em

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    I think it actually is quite clever.
     
  22. dblplay1212

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    I guess I missed it, what is his reason for a waiver?
     
  23. Drown ‘Em

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    “Sources have told Tidesports.com that the Quinerly family has based its hardship claim on what the Quinerlys say are false reports regarding Quinerly’s recruitment by Arizona assistant coach Book Richardson. The Quinerly appeal is expected to argue that no violation occurred in the recruitment but the matter created a negative environment that affected Quinerly’s play as a freshman at Villanova.”
     
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  24. LeonardWashington

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    dat grass :taxes:
     
  25. RJF-GUMP

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    Is this one of those where they just give us a high grade because it’s us or do we really deserve it? I feel like compared to our best teams we don’t have as good of linebackers but I don’t know what other teams have.
     
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  26. PrinceWimbley

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    Terrell Lewis
    Anfernee Jennings
    Dylan Moses

    is pretty fucking good if they are all healthy. Would be hard for anybody to top that even with a question mark in the middle.
     
  27. i am a bammer

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    This is one of those preseason rankings where you sort of have to put us high because of our track record and the potential of those guys, but by week 3 or 4 I'm not sure anyone expects us to have the best regarded LB group in the country
     
  28. Clown Baby

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    I would say that those three have all had breakout moments already and I’m not sure another team has three LBs they can say the same thing about. Health is the only concern with them but the talent is obvious.

    Or, that ranking is accounting for us losing Mack. Addition by subtraction.
     
  29. RJF-GUMP

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    devil's advocate:
    Lewis has never stayed healthy, we've never seen him for a season, and he's coming off 2 major knee injuries
    Jennings blew out his knee and has never been the same. Never was back to the Clemson playoff game where he was the best I ever saw him.
    Moses is a great athlete and good as a pass rusher but still hasn't grasped QBing the defense or pass coverage assignments and gets confused even in run coverage at times.
     
  30. PrinceWimbley

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    For Bama to be overranked you have to argue a team that has three LBs better than that.

    Also, Moses is going to win the Butkus this year.
     
  31. TrustyPatches

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    I think you’re confusing Moses for Mack. Moses was a Butkus finalist for a reason
     
  32. PrinceWimbley

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    And we haven’t even brought up Anoma or Allen yet.
     
  33. Phil Connors

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    Lewis only has one knee injury right? First one was shoulder. Chris Allen (who can be good too) had the other knee injury
     
  34. Tommy Callahan

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    Walt Gary passed away this morning. Guy loved life
     
  35. RJF-GUMP

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    no I'm talking about Moses. He was better than Mack obviously but fell victim to a lot of the same mental lapses imo.
     
  36. dblplay1212

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    Man that sucks. Always loved seeing stories on him.
     
  37. TrustyPatches

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    He was one of the best linebackers in the country last year. I think we can comfortably attribute a lot of anyone’s confusion on defense last season to the guy responsible for lining them up. Moses is gonna be a star this year imo
     
  38. Owsley

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    Moses was really good last year (and will be great this year), but I don’t think he was Butkus Award quality. We just need to stay healthy there more than anything.
     
  39. Clown Baby

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  40. TrustyPatches

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  41. Clown Baby

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    That’s a murderer’s row of NFL talent and then John Petty for some reason
     
  42. dblplay1212

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    I hope Jalen crushes it at OU this year.
     
  43. TrustyPatches

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    I’m pulling for them to win every game but one. I fuckin love that dude
     
  44. Rb8

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    He’s gonna win the Heisman
     
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  45. dblplay1212

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    Doubt it but I hope he plays well.
     
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  46. Odin

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    Jalen plays so well that heisman voters realize its all Riley so Murray's gets taken away and given to Tua