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RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 07-17-2011 12:16 PM
One player, each position, watch them, Part I
Figured I'd pick one player from each position whom I feel will be of importance. Sure, the whole team is important, but these aren't in fact the superstars, but Troy needs these guys to stay healthy and play well enough for the Trojans to have a successful season.
Today we'll look at the offense.
QUARTERBACK - Jamie Hampton - The 5th year senior won't push Corey Robinson for the starting job, though he's good enough to put up big numbers if Robinson were to miss any time. But if Hampton has more unfortunate injury luck, or isn't completely healthy, then Troy's 2nd, 3rd and 4th string quarterbacks will all be true freshmen. Luke Barnes and K.D. Edenfield were here during the spring, and Dallas Tidwell will be on the roster this fall. That's a lot to worry about if Robinson were to get hurt, unless Hampton is back to 100 percent after his broken leg.
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 07-18-2011 08:32 AM
One player, each position, watch them, Part II
Like the offense post below, let's look at some important guys on defense and special teams this year. Not exactly the superstars or returning starters, but the guys who will play a lot and be counted upon who may not have had such big roles in the past.
DEFENSIVE LINE - Emmanuel Dudley. The fifth-year senior missed all of spring after ankle surgery, but he's one of the biggest and most experienced interior defensive lineman. He's going to be counted on to plug the middle as Troy doesn't have that proven (yet) big-time nose tackle who commands attention of more than one blocker. Maybe that guy is Dudley.
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 07-18-2011 09:43 AM
Blakeney: Troy football team rich in returning talent
Troy's Larry Blakeney sees plenty of potential in this year's team, but said he's also coached football long enough to know how much of a role luck plays in any successful season.
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 07-18-2011 02:38 PM
Let's get this party started!
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 07-18-2011 03:26 PM
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 07-18-2011 03:38 PM
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 07-19-2011 09:28 AM
Massaquoi Adds Another Preseason Honor
7/19/2011 8:32:00 AM
Troy University junior defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi added another preseason honor to his resume on Monday when he was named to the Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List.
The Walter Camp Football Foundation selected 40 "players to watch" for its 2011 Player of the Year award, the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade.
Massaquoi, who was also named the preseason Defensive Player of the Year for the Sun Belt Conference, was the only player from the league named to the Walter Camp list and was one of only 10 defensively players named to the list.
Only two other defensive ends – North Carolina senior Quinton Coples and Pittsburgh junior Brandon Lindsey – were included on the list.
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 07-19-2011 12:08 PM
dothaneagletroy Drew Champlin
Blakeney mentioned how he's sure FIU won't forget the 52-35 win last year over Troy, but Troy won't forget it either
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 07-20-2011 12:40 AM
No pressure for Troy's Massaquoi
By Drew Champlin
Published: July 19, 2011
Credit: JAY HARE / DOTHAN EAGLE
Troy defensive end Jonathan Massoquoi has been named
preseason defensive player of the year for the Sunbelt
Troy defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi says he hasn’t been affected one bit from the pressure of being named the preseason Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year or seeing his name on several national award watch lists.
He’s more concerned about other things, mostly continuing Troy’s championship run through the Sun Belt. The Trojans have won or shared the past five league titles.
“It’s even bigger when you have something to show for it the next year after,” Massaquoi said. “There’s definitely a drive for six this year. All the guys are staying on top of each other and staying focused.”
Massaquoi has bulked up to nearly 260 pounds for his junior season. Last year, his first as a major college player, he started and was fourth in the country with 13.5 sacks. Massaquoi, who added 20.5 tackles for loss, is named on several preseason watch lists, including the Nagurski, Bednarik and Lombardi awards.
RE: INside The Walls of Troy - trojanbrutha - 07-22-2011 09:36 AM