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razorbackfan4life
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Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
Coates, Gerald, and Kelly are really impressing Pitt.

We all knew about Dorian and his potential, but the new guys are really doing well.

BTW Coates looks like A BEAST. Coach was saying how they haven't been able to block him.



TheCheshireHog
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
Don’t mind if I do.



WonderWartHawg
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
Not drinking.
As low as my expectations were the last 3 or 4 years, somehow they found a way to not reach them.
It will take a while for my hopes to get up again.


CFB_Fanatic
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
Meh. Dont sip the antifreeze.

From what little practice video Ive seen they dont look much different than the last several years. Granted thats a small sample size, I know.

But the offensive skill positions look much better IMO.


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oklahogjr
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
More likely OL still sucks


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Porcine Human
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
lol how many times have we heard this before


DaleDenton
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
Dline looks like a surprise = o line is shite.

Offense looks amazing = defense is shit

Defense looks legit this year = offense is shite.

Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, can't be fooled again.


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BadPiggy
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
And just what else would they say? Not trying to be a dick, just pointing out they aren't going to come out and say the OL sucks balls.


Jack Ruby
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
Coates #13 is a monster. 6'6" 290.

Myron Cunningham is even bigger. We seem to have a handful of actual SEC bodies.

This post was edited on 8/25 at 11:26 pm


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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
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And just what else would they say? Not trying to be a dick, just pointing out they aren't going to come out and say the OL sucks balls.


No one expects them to say that, but when one piece of a team that's been the absolute worst squad in the SEC for three straight years shows up against itself in a couple of practices (or even a spring game), it doesn't mean jack shite.

The coaches have to say what they have to say. We can respect this and not buy necessarily it. Unless Pittman turns out to be the most profitable under-the-radar hire in CFB history, we're in for a long, long two or three years.


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razorbackfan4life
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
Well we've seen, over the years, a couple of new faces emerge on defense and completely change our abilities as a unit.

If we can get pressure on opposing QB's it will allow our secondary, and lbs, to make more plays.

Look how Flowers, Philon, and Spaight made every guys job easier on that side of the ball.

Not saying these guys will have that big of an impact, but if these young men can at least put a little bit of fear in the opposing offense it will pay huge dividends.

One thing is for sure, we will be much bigger on that front, and quicker. Can't be a bad thing.


razorbackfan4life
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
And one more thing.

I'm not trying to sell you all delusions of grandeur, but this team has had talent on in the past 2 years.

We've been more a victim of coaching/development than lack of talent.

My hope is that this new coaching staff can get these kids to believe.


gohogs141
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
Yeah I'm not really buying into the hype until I see it on the field either but guys like Gerald saying that this is the first time they've received coaching in several years is pretty eye-opening. We had a lot of coaches on the defensive side who had one step toward retirement.


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TheCheshireHog
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
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Coates, Gerald, and Kelly


Also of note is that none of these 3 played last year outside of a couple of snaps with Gerald so it is actually possible they make us better.
This post was edited on 8/26 at 8:49 am


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GoldenSombrero
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
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And one more thing.

I'm not trying to sell you all delusions of grandeur, but this team has had talent on in the past 2 years.

We've been more a victim of coaching/development than lack of talent.

My hope is that this new coaching staff can get these kids to believe


Completely agree. We have enough talent to win 4-5 SEC games now. Same with the past years.

Regardless of anyone's opinion of Pittman as HC, our staff is tremendously improved as a whole.

Our line play hasn't been good and I trust Pittman and staff to correct that much more than the Morris crew.


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Porcine Human
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
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And just what else would they say? Not trying to be a dick, just pointing out they aren't going to come out and say the OL sucks balls.


I'm not expecting them to say anything else, but there's no reason to post it


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hawgfaninc
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
Yea... Our oline hasn't exactly been stellar lately


dchog
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
They have 18 offensive linemen on the roster. Two redshirt seniors and one true senior. Two redshirt juniors. Four redshirt sophomores and one true sophomore. Four redshirt freshmen and four true freshmen.

50 Chibueze Nwanna R-Sr 6-7 338
51 Ricky Stromberg So 6-4 311
54 Austin Nix R-So 6-2 312
55 Beaux Limmer R-Fr 6-5 293
56 Marcus Henderson Fr 6-5 284
57 Shane Clenin R-Jr 6-6 316
62 Brady Latham R-Fr 6-5 296
66 Ty Clary Sr 6-4 298
67 Payton Simpson Fr 6-4 360
70 Luke Jones R-So 6-5 294
71 Ryan Winkel R-So 6-6 307
72 Drew Vest R-Fr 6-6 299
73 Noah Gatlin R-So 6-7 307
74 Jalen St. John Fr 6-5 359
75 Ray Curry Fr 6-5 320
76 Myron Cunningham R-Sr 6-7 325
78 Dalton Wagner R-Jr 6-9 319
79 Dylan Rathcke R-Fr 6-5 290

We have more depth and experience than these last two years.


dchog
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
They have 18 defensive linemen on the roster. Four redshirt seniors. Two redshirt juniors. Two redshirt sophomores. Two true sophomores. Five redshirt freshmen. Three true freshmen.

5 Dorian Gerald R-Sr 6-3 288
11 Mataio Soli So 6-4 235
13 Julius Coates R-Jr
42 Jonathan Marshall R-Sr 6-6 289
44 Andy Boykin Fr 6-4 314
48 Nicholas Fulwider R-So 6-7 301
50 Eric Gregory R-Fr 6-4 283
54 Jashaud Stewart Fr 6-2 223
56 Zach Willams So 6-4 246
90 Marcus Miller R-Fr 6-5 307
91 Taurean Carter R-Fr 6-3 291
92 Elias Hale R-Sr 6-4 251
93 Isiah Nichols R-So 6-3 281
94 David Porter R-Jr 6-3 226
95 Morgan Hanna R-Fr 6-4 221
96 Blayne Toll Fr 6-5 234
97 Xavier Kelly R-Sr 6-5 311
99 Enoch Jackson Jr. R-Fr 6-0 298

I can see why Sam and the staff wanted transfers with experience. This group is both young and raw.
This post was edited on 8/26 at 2:58 pm


Drewbie
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re: Sounds like our DL could be a surprise
Oline has been bad, but is there anyone here who doesn't think that if anyone on this planet could improve our Oline as it currently is, that it would be Pittman? We've witnessed first hand how much his presence impacts our performance in that area both when he got her and immediately after he left.


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