Finally saw the Baylor game. 2 things caught my attention.
Finally saw the entire replay of the game and 2 things caught my attention.
First, if AA can't go today, I feel pretty darn good about JT taking over. I thought he played extremely well. We all know how great a runner he is and what a threat he provides with his legs, but I also thought he threw the ball well too. I was pleasantly surprised how well he threw it. I don't recall any long passes he attempted, but all the short to medium ones had plenty of zip and were on target.
Second, I don't recall anyone talking about all the snaps that Lattimer took at DE in the 2nd half of that game? Maybe he was playing some DE in the 1st half too, but I didn't notice him out there until the 2nd half. If he could provide some depth at that position... that would be a good thing. And if true freshman Willie Scott can bulk up to play DE someday, that would also provide some help at our most needed position right now. I'm very doubtful about Laing's ability to ever be a Big 12 DE... I hope I'm proven wrong though. But Lattimer is now playing ahead of Laing it appears.
Re: Finally saw the Baylor game. 2 things caught my attention.
Originally Posted by hurdleisu24
Ya know this thread got me thinking.... What changes are the coaches gonna do this week? Maybe see beau? Maybe some trick plays? Maybe some different formations/players on defense?
I think we'll see something a bit different. I guarantee you that the coaching staff has probably known all week that AA probably wouldn't be good to go and has developed a game plan around JT and his unique abilities.
I would like to see quite a bit of Beau to see what he can do. He's already burned his RS, so why not throw him out there to give Schwartz a breather and see what he can do? I don't see any reason why you should be afraid of playing a true freshman at RB? Iowa's been forced to go with 2 true freshmen RB's this year over a RS freshman in Brinson... and both Adam Robinson and Wegher have proven they can get the job done. Give Beau a chance!
By the way... Lattimer is 6'2" and 240 lbs. If Neal can play DE at 6'0 and 230 lbs... then Lattimer can surely play DE if he has the skills needed to do so.
That is an interesting thing you bring up. Maybe this coaching staff is thinking in the future. We might not be bringing in as many de as previously thought. Therefore, we will need to move some people around to get better depth there. We have a serious lack of depth in both positions but if we bring in more lb in this class, why not move some larger lb to de and get more speed out on that field. That is something we seriously lack out there.
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