CHAMPS XVIII

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

  1. PrinceWimbley

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    Sounds like Ray is coming back.

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  2. DaveGrohl

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    We need someone on the interior to step up and I'm hoping it's him.
     
  3. Owsley

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    Happy to have Ray back. Don’t see there being room for Wynn.
     
  4. DDB

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    I’d love to see Ray have a healthy season
     
  5. stric006

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  6. DDB

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    Carl Lawson is that you?
     
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  7. bama1

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  8. Owsley

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    I’d love for Damon Payne to step up next year. Q redshirted, so hopefully he’ll follow that same trajectory. Seems like he’s a bit of a forgotten man in regards to the future DL.
     
  9. Joey Freshwater

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    if the roster wasn’t stacked enough
     
  10. RJF-GUMP

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    Those last 2 sentence have me about to run through a wall
     
  11. jawsthegreat

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    Need Wild Bill to post something like "I'm not sitting out and i'm out for blood muthafuckas"
     
  12. southlick

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  13. DDB

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  14. PrinceWimbley

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    Hall confirms he is not transferring. Kinda sad that we have to have posts stating we are NOT transferring but I am glad that’s put to bed at least.
     
  15. PrinceWimbley

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  16. TeeDee

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    We've had a lot of players that were problems wrt complaining about PT as freshmen that ended up being not only good, but sometimes elite, as well as being leaders. Tua and Najee recently come to mind, though they weren't on social media perpetuating the possibility of leaving.

    He helped put together that historic '21 class in a big way. He clearly has leadership qualities that guys are willing to listen to, but he's likely in the process of earning that respect back.
     
  17. DDB

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    TeeDee hearing anything about the db coach?
     
  18. TeeDee

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    I've also been vocal about the kid having as much physical talent as anyone not named Julio at WR since he was a junior in high school, so I'm admittedly biased.
     
  19. Joey Freshwater

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    I think Hall has all the physical tools to be a really good WR for us. I think he just needs to mature a lot. He got a dose of that this year. I think he will be fine in the long run.
     
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  20. TeeDee

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    I assumed Scott was happening but found it a little strange he bailed on Toney, looks like it wasn't a for sure thing like we originally anticipated. I have no idea, but TRob is definitely one of the names Saban is in contact with.
     
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  21. TeeDee

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    The issue with hiring elite corner coaches is the same issue that's always been: they know Saban controls the position and are essentially glorified recruiters who follow Saban around in practice.
     
  22. DDB

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    It’s been super quiet, I haven’t seen anyone with sources on it. There’s a lot of player news but no coaching news.
     
  23. i am a bammer

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    I'm very glad we aren't losing him.
     
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  24. PrinceWimbley

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    Yeah, I feel like if we want another top tier DB coach we are going to have to tack on some other type of title like AHC. And that still might not be enough.
     
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  25. Joey Freshwater

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  26. IV

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  27. DDB

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    Well I’m sure there’s another Karl Scott out there, cause he was a relative unknown when hired.
     
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  28. JohnLocke

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    I hope Tim Smith turns it up next year
     
  29. Menelaus

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    Contract year. I expect him to
     
  30. DDB

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  31. DDB

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    Burroughs too.
     
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  32. JohnLocke

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    I didn't think much of Metchie when we signed him but man did I end up loving the guy. Such a tough player. I hope he finds a good situation in the NFL
     
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  33. The Blackfish

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    I had no doubt Metchie was going to be good. We signed one WR that class and we targeted him the whole time.
     
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  34. Joey Freshwater

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    Happy for Metchie. Hope he heals and shows out. He can have a good career imo. He’s got pretty good hands and runs good routes. There’s plenty of spots for those guys.
     
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  35. DDB

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  36. PrinceWimbley

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    Pretty much just waiting on Harris and JAD now. And Ray to make it official.
     
  37. DDB

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    Is that 9 of 11 starters on D returning? And adding Ricks
     
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  38. RJF-GUMP

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    I wonder how much Saban had to recruit these players to come back versus their own self motivation to return. Regardless, recruiting these guys to come back is just as important as recruiting highschool kids.
     
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  39. DDB

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    Pete going to look like one of the best coordinators in the country next year.
     
  40. RJF-GUMP

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    Declaring yourself a "great man" on social media is a bold move by Jordan Battle. But I like it.
     
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  41. Scott Van Pelt

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    D will be filthy next year. Did not expect battle.
     
  42. RJF-GUMP

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    Let's see here, do I want to coach the most talented defense in the country or move to a shitty program in the dregs of the ACC. Tough decision
     
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  43. DDB

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    Linebackers and secondary will be stout.
     
  44. RJF-GUMP

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    With all the guys we're getting back, I'm basically expecting this defense to be as good as 2016. No pressure.
     
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  45. DDB

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    I expect them to play with that same chip we’ve seen in the past.
     
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  46. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Does Dan Wright have a COVID year?
     
  47. Menelaus

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    All players do I thought?
     
  48. PrinceWimbley

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    I would like to go ahead and announce that…

    I will be back next season in the CHAMPS XVIII thread.

    Please respect my decision.
     
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  49. Joey Freshwater

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    “There’s a lot of posting left to be done. With that being said, I will be returning…”
     
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  50. Scott Van Pelt

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    Don’t think they have quite that level of talent but they should be the best since that team