2017 Running Backs

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  1. rockybleier

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    For some reason Nall didn't start.....wtf
    Davidson doesn't even share carries with Woolfork like last year.....wtf.
    I watched the GA a Tech game and the Army game.....Cottrell was passed up by a guy that was hurt last week, plus JJ Green got more carries even though he coughed up the game last week......Quaide W (now 3rd string)was even passed up by a freshman b back......The Davidson thing is a mystery, as is why Nall didn't start......Carney started but the other 2 guys had equal snaps......Carney had a decent run late to make his numbers not completely terrible.....TwentyTwo is right, big props to Laird and Epstein today.....The fact that we have this many backs to watch is a good thing.....Other than Love the Stanford backs suck.....Bisharat should have stuck it out with them........
     
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  2. Leonardfan

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    Looks like Gary Andersen gave Nall a very short leash. Nall is being reduced to part of a RB rotation - if he were black he would be considered a bell cow running back much like Steven Jackson was during his time at Oregon St (they are very similar RBs). I hope Nall goes pro after this season. Nall is probably not going to reach 1000 yards rushing this year.

    Oregon State HC Gary Andersen said that redshirt junior RB Ryan Nall is unlikely to see 25 carries a game.

    We've received some conflicted messages from the Beavers when it comes to Nall's workload over the past few days. Artavis Pierce started over him against Minnesota on Saturday with OSU attempting to work their perimeter rushing game more heavily -- it did not work -- and after that defeat, Andersen referred to Nall as the team's "workhorse." It would now appear that "workhorse" no longer means what it used to, as Andersen indicated that Nall will probably see fewer than 25 touches a game while the Beavers roll with a rotation of Nall, Artavis Pierce and Thomas Tyner. We think this is forcing it a little -- Nall is the team's best back and best overall offensive weapon.
     
  3. celticdb15

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    **** Andersen, he's a horrible HC and a cuck of a man. This will be his last year in Corvallis he's on a short leash himself , and hopefully we won't hear from this caste clown again.

    *Nall is supremely talented, white version on Le'Veon Bell, if he wasn't white we all know he'd been crowned as a star RB as a freshman instead of getting jerked around..
     
  4. rockybleier

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    Kyle Mcglaughlin, who was a freshman running back at Tulsa, transferred to Missouri Southern State, a division 2 school......He was on the radar last year and I was checking up on him....Some of you remember Zach Langer of Tulsa a couple years back who had some good games......Tough runner, decendant of Jim Langer.
     
  5. rockybleier

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    Jamison Chapman of Wofford hasn't had many opportunities this season......
    Justin Rice of Fresno has been moved to linebacker.....
    Grayson Cash (UAB) may be red shirting.....
     
  6. rockybleier

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    Ryan Schadler of Kansas was hurt all of last year. He had a promising freshman year in 2015. He's been moved to receiver.....It appears that he's getting some looks....Check him out if you guys stumble on a KU game by accident......

    James Johannesson, who was recruited as a back at Minnesota has transferred to North Dakota......He doesn't have any stats that I've found, but he's still young......another guy to keep an eye on over the next couple years......

    Kade Remsberg, who had an Air Force scholarship last year can't be found on the roster.....Not sure what happened there.....Mission trip?
     
  7. rockybleier

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    Nick Ralston who rushed for 1800 yards as a senior in high school and was recruited by Arizona St is a sophomore.....I see he had a few carries last week, I'm guessing as a fullback....He is now listed at 240 lbs. Up about 30 from high school.....
    Sound familiar guys????

    Kaiser Carlton got an offer from Western Michigan for 2017 and I've yet to see any info on him......Possible red shirt......

    Cole Dubots, a running back recruit by Washinton St seems to have switched to LB.

    I've got more people on my lists from the last few years to check up on.
    Good guys to keep an eye on, every once in awhile we find a sleeper (Laird, this year)
     
  8. WHITE NOISE

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    Gary Anderson has certainly changed the culture of the Beaver's team as he promised to do. Indeed, he has put together a tribe that looks to be more at home in Polynesia, rather than the Pacific Northwest. From the defensive front-line to the backfield, Gary's culture shines through leaving fans hard-pressed to find any Captain Cook, Bligh, or mutineers of the Bounty look-a-likes.

    Anderson is cutting-off his bulbous, rosacea laden nose to spite his face in the name of changing the culture (White culture?), as evidenced by all but benching the break-out bruiser with speed, Ryan Nall. In each of the first two games this season, Nall has had very positive yardage on his limited carries and catches.

    Gary does not care about winning, and certainly not about featuring Ryan Nall, as he plans to doubled-down on feeding his hungry savages the ball, despite their lack luster performance. At least Gary will light the teams way to more losses with his bright red nose late into the season when the fog rolls through the Willamette valley, and into Reaser's Stadium.
     
  9. rockybleier

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    Week 3 update......
    Epstein had a nice 40+ yard TD run vs South Florida. Limited running game.
    Oeulette had 100 yards today....
    Zane Dudek didn't start but he had 100 yards on limited carries.....First Ivy game.....
    I just checked out Nall, he looks to have started and has a few carries so far in the first quarter, no one else has any......
    Garret Groshek is getting some garbage time carries for Wisconsin...4-5 yards per...
    Andy Davidson 2 carries 3 yards.....WTF happened there???? 4th string????
    Cade Carney was sharing carries with 3 others....
    Bisharat had no carries.....
    Tim McVey had a nice TD run vs Michigan.....Imthink he ended up with 67 yards...
    Laird and Cal are on BSPN this evening.......A must watch for us.....
    Just checked on Nall......5 -37 after first quarter.........Excellent......
    I believe SDSU is playing now, I'll check on Mangerelli......
    Not sure who I forgot.......
     
  10. white lightning

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    I'm very happy to see Nall playing. The Oregon State Coach is an idiot if he keeps messing with this kid.
    Nall has the potential to be another Peyton Hillis/Toby Gerhart Type Running Back but if he is on the right
    team then look out. I could see him having a career similar or better than M.Alstott if an nfl believes in him. He
    needs to be drafted to the right team and let him play for a decade or longer like J. Bettis and others. Ryan Nall
    is a power back with excellent speed for a big man. Very dangerous runner. He has to play on Sundays!
     
  11. celticdb15

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    Austin Kafentzis sighting today at RB for BYU. Utah's all time yards leader as a HS QB he's had to take a roundabout way to Provo but he's another guy to keep an eye on. Good size 4.5 speed.
     
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  12. Phil

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    About Patrick Laird--

    An article at sfgate.com titled "Cal's Patrick Laird finally gets room to run"(Sep. 15 2017) says that despite being successful in high school, no school offered Patrick a scholarship.

    "The 6-foot, 200-pound Laird had 4,551 yards and 50 touchdowns on the ground and added 47 catches for 734 yards and 11 touchdowns during three seasons at Mission Prep-San Luis Obispo. But Laird didn't receive a single scholarship offer."

    The article says Laird was a former walk-on and was awarded a scholarship last month. Laird is a Pac-12 All-Academic selection majoring in business administration.
     
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