CHAMPS XVIII

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  1. Joey Freshwater

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    The Truth... OL is going to have a lot of competition this spring and going to be our biggest challenge to get right. The starting five going into spring will be Evan Neal at LT, Tommy Brown at LG, Chris Owens at C, Emil Ekiyor at RG, and Kendall Randolph at RT. Don't get too excited because there will be many changes and trials as "How to get the best 5 on the field". This group has the most experience so they are first team on the white board but we have some extremely talented younger players. Experience helps with the complex blocking schemes. The QB calls a lot of blocking schemes and so does the center. It is very important for the QB and center to be on the same page.

    The second team going into spring will be Javion Cohen/Tommy Brockermeyer at LT, Pierce Quick at LG, Darrian Dalcourt at C, Amari Kight at RG, and Damieon George/ JC Latham at RT.

    The third team will be Tanner Bowles, Terrence Ferguson, Jaeden Roberts at G, and Seth McLaughlin & James Brockmeyerat C

    The only two solid starters at their position are Evan at LT and Emil at RG. Chris Owens will start but could be at C or RT.

    There will be a battle at RT between Randolph, Cohen, T Brockermeyer, Damieon George, and JC Latham. We could play the second best tackle at LG if better than Tommy Brown.

    As you can see, this is going to be fun to watch over spring practice and the scrimmages. Saban will play a younger player if ready and play a young tackle at guard if in the best 5 which he has done before several times.

    Who you got as your starting five against Miami??? This is my last position report. If you missed one they are on previous posts. Remember that this is GOING INTO SPRING. Hope you enjoyed them.
     
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  2. TrustyPatches

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    This whole Odin out lawyering Gump thing would be funnier if you could spend half a night with Odin when he’s full stoned trying to convince me to do anything that makes sense on a video game
     
  3. Drown ‘Em

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    I’m still in favor of a hologram elephant.
     
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  4. Odin

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    idk why but the first thing i thought of was that deer in the middle of a building on the division
     
  5. Clown Baby

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    Why would we move Owens to tackle when he and Bryce were both second team last year?
     
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  6. shivious

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    Odin is absolutely correct.
     
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  7. LeonardWashington

    LeonardWashington every year gon be our year
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    or, we could just make half our FTs. still butthurt about that blown opportunity. if we make our FTs we reach 70 in regulation and we only lost 1 game all year when we hit 70

    team odin I don't think having a 250 lb big man in 2021 is a must. they generally won't work in our system and the teams that do rely on those types haven't really done very well. Oats is licking his chops when he sees those types out there. is there a single big man in the SEC that really scares you next year, assuming Watford leaves?
     
  8. LeonardWashington

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    A little surprised Pierce Quick hasn't made more of a move. Wasn't he supposed to be awesome? I know I'm going full Snakes here but pretty shocked to see Tommy Brown ahead of him
     
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  9. Odin

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    maybe, but very few. uk might have one. who? no clue, but its kentucky. jabari smith perhaps if he doesnt go pro but the rest of that roster is bad. i wouldnt be surprised if fulkerson played another year with how last season ended for him. cant think of any other possibilities but im probably forgetting about someone.

    so in conclusion: maybe but also no not really
     
  10. Owsley

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    Obviously FT’s are what sunk our ship, and I’m not advocating for a traditional big man in our starting 5. But I do think having someone in that capacity off the bench would be a big plus. Gary did our dirty work down low and he’s only 6’6”. Just seems like something we lack.
     
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  11. Joey Freshwater

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    If Fulkerson is the only true big we have to worry about next year in league then we are fucking golden. He can’t keep up with our style. He will be tired and worn down
     
  12. Snakes

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    i am thinking [hoping] we will get that out of Wilson, Tchikou and Bediako.
     
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  13. Owsley

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    Quick isn’t practicing this spring after having offseason surgery. I also think he’s still in the 285 range. Brown on the other hand is a mountain of a man.
     
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  14. Odin

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    gary can fill that role again. what he can't do though is be an elite rim protector and i think that's what we need the most from our bigs. aside from just more talent all around, but yeah thats already a thing.
     
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  15. Owsley

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    I could definitely see it from Wilson. Tchikou and Bediako seem much more like stretch bigs, which doesn’t mean they can’t fill that role. Just going to need to put on some muscle.
     
  16. LeonardWashington

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    I feel like Bediako is that guy. He looks bigger than 215. He is definitely not a stretch big man and is more of a rim protector, lob, spend most all his time in the paint type guy. Lot of rebounds and a huge body at 6'11 with reach (a real 6'11, not a Bruner 6'11). I haven't seen a ton of clips on him but he kinda reminds me a little of Austin Wiley. Not quite as bulky but just much more of a traditional big, but can get up and down better than Wiley
     
  17. shivious

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    tchikou is a stretch in the durant mold. bediako is a post player and a rim protector. I think he will play more akin to Donta Hall.
     
  18. RJF-GUMP

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    I'm putting this in a word doc and we'll see about this come April 2022 :crossedarms:
     
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  19. Joey Freshwater

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    thats a good comparison. He’s not a stretch by any means. He’s a big guy who wants to live around the rim and dunk it. Disruptive on defense. Huge wingspan. decently athletic for his size. Not really a great leaper but at 6’11 you don’t have to jump too high to get it done.

    Tchikou is definitely a stretch. I expect him to be on the perimeter a lot like Reese was. Wilson can be a little of both. I expect him to live in the dunker spot though. He can shoot from outside but he will kill it around the rim and catching oops.
     
  20. Owsley

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    Good to hear on Bediako. Makes me feel even better about next year.
     
  21. LeonardWashington

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    So you think Quick is maybe more of a C? Maybe take over for Owens next year if he can put on a little weight?
     
  22. Owsley

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    He’s got the frame to add plenty of mass if we want to move him inside, it just takes some guys time. I think he’d be solidly with the 2’s if he was practicing this spring, but he’s got his work cut out for him with Latham and Brockermeyer already making moves.
     
  23. Joey Freshwater

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  24. RJF-GUMP

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    that video is sick nasty. love our elite NFL players looking out for the up and comings and the fact that they have major endorsements
     
  25. RJF-GUMP

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    Is there anywhere we can watch the Burnett announcement?
     
  26. Clown Baby

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    www.lemonparty.org
     
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  27. RJF-GUMP

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    Committed to Alabama!
     
  28. TrustyPatches

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  29. Joey Freshwater

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    Oh we are fucking nasty.
     
  30. Odin

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    i really think he added auburn to the list just to fuck with them.
     
  31. grayton

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    The roster overhaul is nothing short of impressive, especially considering where we were at 2 years ago
     
  32. Capstone 88

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    Just wait till our baseball team gets their shit together and we go Triple Crown
     
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  33. LeonardWashington

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    I blame Gump for baseball. He obviously isn't demanding more from his couch, and this is the result we get. You only can get it out what you put in!
     
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  34. Odin

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    if so i'm curious who else will be leaving
     
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  35. Capstone 88

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    Meanwhile people like Owsley, @z and myself watch every weekend and get our hearts broken. Damn shame we don’t demand more!
     
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  36. junior5

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    Idk but Oats is up to something. It's so refreshing to have a coach that's trying to field the best possible team every year.
     
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  37. junior5

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    trying to win a ship every year
     
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  38. Drown ‘Em

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    Another sly Cecil post. We aren’t done yet.
     
  39. Clown Baby

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    :cryingjordan:
     
  40. HtownTide

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    Oats is a fucking wizard
     
  41. Drown ‘Em

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    Safe to say another legit shot at both the SEC regular season and tournament championships are expected next season. We don’t have to necessarily win either, but we better be damn close if not. Then Final 4 or bust. (Too early?)
     
  42. Odin

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    i dont think questioning oats recruiting ability was a bad take. clearly he is really fucking good at it. but there was no way to know. and even the most optimistic of us would have never thought this would be happening.
     
  43. Odin

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    lets not forget primo and tchikou were 5* before reclassifying.
     
  44. Drown ‘Em

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    Oats’ system is attractive to players no doubt, but Hodg and Pett deserve a lot of credit in our recruiting.
     
  45. Joey Freshwater

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    Guys. I’m gonna have to call the doctor. This is going to last more than 4 hours.