Can we discuss the depth chart, next years sick defense? (add or correct below)


  • #53858
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    Hammer
    Ute Fan
    @hammer

    Free Safety – Ballard, Afia, Blackmon (word on the street, he projects as safety in the NFL)
    Strong Safety – Marquise Blair, Afia, Blackmon
    Corner – Jaylen Johnson, Vonte Davis
    Corner – Blackman, Tyrone Smith
    Nickel – Guidry
    LB – Hansen (per K-Whit interview with Bill Riley), Barton
    LB – Thompson, ?
    DE / LB Hybrid – Bryant Pirtle (so nice to have a Pirtle back at the U)
    DT – Leki Fotu
    DT – Penesini
    DE – Bradley Anae

  • #53859

    rbmw263
    Ute Fan
    @rbmw263

    it’s blackmon btw

  • #53861
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    rbmw263
    Ute Fan
    @rbmw263

    I’m so mad we were robbed of about 7 games worth of marquise Blair.

     

    I want to see growth from afia as well. that makes the Hansen move to LB all cream and no downside 

    • #53863
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      Hammer
      Ute Fan
      @hammer

      He put a nasty hit on the North Dakota right guard in the first game and the hits kept coming.

  • #53864
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    Tony
    Admin/Founder
    @admin

    Is Chase durable enough for LB? I wonder about that.

    • #53865
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      Hammer
      Ute Fan
      @hammer

      Not if DT’s from his own team roll up on his ankle 20 yards downfield…other than that…hamstring issue?

      • #53869
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        Ute Bc
        Ute Fan
        @utebc

        Didn’t he have neck injuries this season? (Chase)

        • #53871
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          KiYi-Ute
          Ute Fan
          @kiyi-ute

          Yup. He tweaked it in the USC game during a hard tackle. Was never quite right since then. I think it was similar to Kam Chancellor’s injury, but less severe. 

  • #53866
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    Utah
    Ute Fan
    @utah

    Tafua will be a monster at DE. So will Tupai. 

    • #53867
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      Hammer
      Ute Fan
      @hammer

      Everyone says that about Tupai, they been saying it since before his senior year. I’ll wait and see.

      • #53873
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        Utah
        Ute Fan
        @utah

        I’ve said it before, but Whitt is an open book. And Whitt said the light went on for Tupai at the end of last year. 

        Physically, Tuapi may be the most gifted end we have ever had (scratch that, he has Fitts potential. Fitts is unreal). But, he seems like a kid that wants to make sure he will succeed before putting himself out there. 

        If the light has gone on for him and Tuapi feels he mentally knows what’s up…woohooo. 

        • #53888
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          BD
          Ute Fan
          @flyfisherman

          But, he seems like a kid that wants to make sure he will succeed before putting himself out there. “

           

          This seems true about Tupai. Remember he committed about a month late after February just to make sure his decision was right, IIRC. Also,  I think he requested to redshirt his freshman year. It seems he takes his choices seriously. 

  • #53875
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    crazyute
    Ute Fan
    @crazyute

    DE- Anae, Repp, Hart
    DT- Fotu, Tonga
    DT- Penesini, Pututau
    DE- Tafua, Tupai, Jordan

    LB- Thompson, Barton, Sione Lund?
    LB- Hansen, Pirtle, Lloyd

    CB- Blackmon, Smith
    CB- Johnson, Trae Strong, Davis
    NB- Guidrey, Burgess
    SS- Blair, Afia
    FS- Ballard, Nurse, Nigel King

    • #53877
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      Utah
      Ute Fan
      @utah

      I think this is the winner. Spot on. Look at that defense. 

      • #53880

        FtheY
        Ute Fan
        @fthey

        What about Heninger? I thought he was serviceable this year all things considered – do we think the other guys at DE are just better (Tafua) or will outpace him in development by fall (Tupai, Repp)?Just wanted to be sure he wasn’t forgotten. Idk the # of downs played, but it seemed like he got more time than Repp and already has the weight. 

        • #53881

          Utah
          Ute Fan
          @utah

          I like Heninger a lot. BUT, he’s a walkon for a reason. I’d love for him to win playing time. 

          I guess what I’m saying is that I’d expect the bigger, faster, stronger guys to play more. 

          That being said, he played a lot last year for a freshman, which is amazing. Also, if Repp doesn’t put on weight I could see him falling on the depth chart fast. 

          • #53891
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            FtheY
            Ute Fan
            @fthey

            Utah – makes sense to me. I’m curious to see how he develops. He definitely has more game time experience than some of the others. 

      • #53892

        noneyadb
        Ute Fan
        @noneyadb

        DT is going to be a big issue next year.

        • #53896

          crazyute
          Ute Fan
          @crazyute

          We have a couple chiming off missions who will be around for spring. One is a Pututau kid

        • #53973

          Hammer
          Ute Fan
          @hammer

          Nope.

    • #53878
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      BattleGroundUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      This is the defense that will win the South. 

  • #53876
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    noneyadb
    Ute Fan
    @noneyadb

    Guidry at Corner. Likely Lewis and Nurse there as well. Highly doubt Davis breaks threw the 2 deep rotation his first year. If Hughes transfered because he wanted more playing time, something good is brewing. 

  • #53879
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    IglooDweller
    Ute Fan
    @igloodweller

    Everyone keeps forgetting about Javelin Guidry.  To my mind he is the most exciting player in the DB. 

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