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J. Gray on middle screens and dump-offs will be electric. I would also love to see him on counter plays. Just give him a little space !!
As someone else mentioned, forty times don't mean that much, but according to his 247 page, it is 4.45.
"I've heard some of our fans say, 'We were always an SEC school. We just didn't know it," athletic director Bill Byrne said.
I'm curious why there seems so much concern as to who will start at RB as there was on another thread. The days of one back carrying over and over and just coming out for a blow are over. There are going to be lots of two back sets and even lots of substitution while running one back sets. As Alan pointed out there will be times when one of our backs may get the majority of snaps because he is really on that day, but this worry about who is best is silly. We will have 3 backs making life miserable for our opponent. One of them will definitely be Gray, and everyone will be holding their breath waiting to see what he does next.
This post was edited by cohorn on 4/11/2012 at 11:54 PM
I never have liked all of the talk about how it was a mistake to keep Bergeron in the game. It was a shame that he got hurt, but it happens. He was having a career-type day.
If we went back and took every player out of a game when he was having a great day and we were winning the game easily, how different would our school's football history look? Injuries are bad luck. They happen. When they happen to crucial players at crucial times, fans ALWAYS say "They shouldn't have been in there to begin with."
Bergeron was a freshman. Freshmen need snaps to get better, even in blowouts.
With MBrown hurt, chances were good that we were gonna have to ride Joe to death anyway in the weeks to come. Would anyone have criticized that? I wouldn't have, after seeing Hills play. Hills is alright but clearly inferior to Bergeron or Brown.
As an earlier poster said, hindsight is always 20/20 with injuries. The bottom line is that you hope they don't happen, but you still have to play the game.
I have far more issues with sending Colt into the line against KSU repeatedly than I had with continuing to play Joe B.
Anyway, none of this is even relevant to the fact that Gray is gonna be a badass for us. Totally pumped about this kid's potential to be a great player for us.
Texas has plenty of weapons this year. Gray should should be very nice addition to an already stout smash mouth running game. The O-Line looks to be much better and stronger too. Last year, Harsin was forced to run a offensive style he hadn't at Boise and for the most part, I thought he did a good job. There were many drives though that seemed way to predictable and was stopped dead leaving us punting from deep in our own territory.
This offense should be much tougher to get off the field. I think for Harsin, it's time he has prove he's the offensive genius we hired him to be.
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