There's a decent chance that a few of the needed scholarships for 2017 will come from this group.
Does anyone else see shades of Donte Whitner in Lindsey's defensive highlights? Not saying that's where he should play, but it's intriguing.
"They're doing okay." - Urban Meyer
Nick's junior year highlights were pretty sick. He may not be quite as strong as Bosa, but he looked like he had more agility and quickness. He made several spectacular plays where he somehow twisted and contorted through a mass of bodies, got his hand on the ball carrier at arms length and brought him down.
The other thing that stuck out was a mean/aggressive streak, just like Joey. Not a dirty streak, but an attitude of I'm going to blast you into next week as long as the whistle hasn't blown yet.
LOL. That dude can take as long as he wants.
I can honestly say he has saved me hundreds if not thousands of dollars over the last couple of years. He's the reason I no longer have any need for cable and recording the games for myself. Instead, with money saved I tend to watch live at BW3s or somewhere else with a crowd. Much better experience and STILL get to watch replays to my hearts content a day or so later.
We all get excited about "higher" rated recruits, but the only thing I care about for the TB position is hanging on to JK Dobbins. His video is every bit as ridiculous as Najee Harris' video.
A lot of people want to assume that Beck was the weak link in the play-calling, as evidenced by what happened when Warriner went to the booth. However, another possibility is that Warriner was always THE guy, the lead play-caller, so that anything Beck called would first go through Warriner on the field, and then of course Meyer.
It may not have been that Beck was missing stuff that the defense was doing. It may have been that Warriner/Meyer didn't completely trust his judgment yet, due to him being new to the team and what the personnel was capable of versus various looks. Have you ever had a job where people above you were trying to micro-manage everything you did? That situation hardly ever works out, because it puts a damper on intuition and gut instincts. If Beck were given complete control to run the offense, it's possible things would have ran a lot smoother.
I'm not saying that's what the situation was. Nobody but insiders would know that. It's just an equally likely possibility, one that should lead people to suspend judgment at this point. The truth will come out over the next couple of years, when Warriner will likely get a head job somewhere and Beck will either get promoted, stay put while another lead offensive coordinator comes on board (same situation as Fickell, who is valued as an assistant, but isn't really the lead in his coordinator position), or have already moved on to another school.
I think Samuel can be just as much an every down back as Zeke was, if he stays healthy. He's a very tough inside the tackles runner and is always fighting and spinning for extra yards. He's probably also faster than Zeke.
Whether or not he ends up being as good as Zeke at tailback I think depends on if he has (or can develop) Zeke's ability to keep his balance through contact. Interestingly, it was well into Zeke's sophomore season before he started displaying that ability. So it appears to be something that can be coached through.