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Hearing first of all according to a well placed source in the John Martinez family that John is weighing 318 pounds. One thing about John, if he is at that weight it isnt fat as he is a hard working weight lifting fool.
Tuerk family has gotten on the food program and is spending money to get Max more than just his training table one meal from USC. USC has started giving playes more money for their stipend per NCAA rules. Heard the amount varies depending on whom you talk to.
Tuerk weighs either 285 or close to 300 depending on whom you talk to. However this kid has a huge dedication to the weight room and would expect to see him start next year in the 300 pound range. He can carry probably around 315 on his frame and Max is uncommonly strong for his size.
Clancy will play man this spring at virtually all times. They want to really be exceptional in that area, plus with true freshmen starting in the backfield they think man is easier to teach. This has been conveyed to Jalen by the way and part of the aggressive scheme that SS was telling folks about a couple of weeks ago. They will put some zone stuff in the fall, but they really want to play man to man coverage all spring ball. Expect Jalen and Kevon to shine here.
Dont be surprised to see three freshmen starting in the backfield in Jalen, Sua and Leon.
Sua is a man and just too good not to play.
IF we hear more we will post it.
Winning the academic award in the SEC is sort of like winning the special olympics. Even if you win, you are still a retard.
thanks for sharing. exciting stuff.
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i particularly like the reference to Jalen playing for SC in spring ball.
What about Gerald Bowman, Josh Shaw, Demetrius Wright.....?
They were all 4 or 5 star guys themselves, and are experienced seniors (accept for Shaw, junior)
Are Sua and LMIII really expected to start over them?
Thanks Kobe. Can we get your final predictions for this class
Kobe do you know if Kiffin plans to rotate a lot of players in and out of the defense like last year?
That is Clancy's call and hopefully his defensive staff. Monte micromanaged all substitutions last year.
Sorry about saying Jalen would be here in the spring, its not about just him. Man to Man is the easiest to teach.
Su'a might be the only one who actually starts out of the noobs. I fully expect Shaw and Bowman to be the starting safeties.
The multiple alignments that "Teddy" is bringing with him should make the middle of the field a death trap for the opposition.
By the end of the year, expect the noobs to be starting. They are too good, although I think Seymour can be special as well.
I wonder what Marqise thinks of man to man coverage?
I will be watching the CBs matched up against him man to man with interest this spring.
Must have lock down corners to go man to man all the time.
Great job on Lane's part to get the right corners to play aggressive defense.
He is the man ... go Lane ...
Go Clancy ... crank up that aggressive defense and it will be good to see that for a change ...
Isn't Dion Bailey moving to safety? He's the only guy I'd feel confident betting on to be a starter, though you're right, Bowman, Shaw and Wright have been getting overlooked.
Isnt Dion moving to Sua's position though? if so i'd think the odds are on him and Shaw starting not a fan of what i've seen from D Wright in games and we'll have to see if LM III emerges at the free too.
awwww took too long eating while i was typing lol
I believe it was John McKay (or Howard Jones?) that said he would rather have the Best-11 on the field rather than 11-Best. I agree. It shouldn't matter what the star-ratings are or how you got on the team. It should matter what group of 11 players works the best together to produce the best results. If the 2ndary is manned by 3 true Freshmen and this produces the best defensive unit, then let it be. If Bowman or Shaw being in there makes the D better, then some of these new kids will have to work harder. I think competition brings out the best in everyone. Hopefully we see some spirited practices this Spring, Summer and Fall.
This. I have heard the same thing from SS.
If Dion transitions to safety, there's beyond a shadow of doubt he'll lock up a starting spot, meaning having two true-freshmen starting at safety is impossible.
Yes sir, need, and I think we got, lock down corners.
And to help the corners, we need nasty DL play with a lot of pressure. Kennard will be back eager to lead and punch ppl in the mouth, and Woods, LW along with others who got some play time last year and the help of the frosh coming in will be able to play nasty up front i believe.
FK, this was a great post, good news. Even if we are young at DB, get burnt here and there, even lose bc of it, I am ALL for it, all for the aggression. Very much looking forward to that style of play-
Nice to know the "get bigger, no faster" philosophy is being implemented.
As high as I am on the "No Fly Zone" DB recruits, I still think Shaw/ Bowman/ Wright (who got a lot of praise in camp reports last year despite little playing time) will hold those spots until further notice.
I have class on occasion with John, he's a big ass teddy bear. That said I can't wait to see him pancake people next year, really nice dude.
Jalen won't be here for spring ball so i expect that he will have to pick up Clancy's schemes from the others during the summer player workouts.
Must have many lock down corners to go man to man all the time. FIFY
No Excuses,'' 11 x National Campions anyday,anytime ,anywhere.
"Teddy"? Who's he?
John will be leading this O-line and that is where it will start and end for us this season at the LOS. If we win there on both sides of the ball we will have a great season.
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