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Pre-Two Deep Thoughts (Some Surprises)
First of all, don't take this as fact. These are simply my observations from what I've seen over the course of camp.

The team is in full Iowa prep mode. I stopped by at practice today and only stayed for like an hour because it's all Iowa prep (and it was hot as balls). I've always wanted to see how in season practice differed from pre season practice so it was cool.

Let me see if I can ruin all surprises for you when the two deep is released:

- I think Charlie Miller is going to redshirt. After spending all camp repping with the 1's and 2's, he was only getting freshman reps on Tuesday and today he was running with the scout team. I don't see how somebody practicing the opponent's plays ends up on the field, but I could be wrong. I think he's going to redshirt.

However, another true freshman I think you will be seeing on the field is Jacob Brinlee. Yeah, it surprised me as much as you.

I think the 9 WRs you'll see are:
Moore
Ashford
Lewis
Wells
Brown
Brinlee
Majors
Canada
Sebastino

Don't be surprised if you see Perez Ford on the two deeps, but as a defensive end. If he ends up red shirting, it still appears as if he has been moved to DE.

Your starting OL:
Loos, Colon, Ness, Pitt, Brown

I think there's a chance you see Keith Harris Jr. play this year, but I'm not sure either way.

Don't be surprised if you see Stone listed as the #2 corner over Faustin. They'll both play a lot, though.

As has been noted, Marlon Moore and Desroy Maxwell are both going to play, and it looks like Maxwell is going to play a lot.

I would still expected Boomer Mays to be the starting MLB in 9 days, but Jacques was back sporting a green jersey and getting some 1st team reps today.
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08-23-2012 05:00 PM
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RE: Pre-Two Deep Thoughts (Some Surprises)
Interesting stuff, especially about Perez Ford.

By "Canada" I assume you mean Brescacin?
08-23-2012 05:23 PM
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Yes.
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RE: Pre-Two Deep Thoughts (Some Surprises)
What position is Marlon Moore playing now? I see he was recruited as a WR.
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(08-23-2012 05:48 PM)timxlydon Wrote:  What position is Marlon Moore playing now? I see he was recruited as a WR.

CB.
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RE: Pre-Two Deep Thoughts (Some Surprises)
I know Maxwell is at TE or H back, but would have loved to see him at MLB. Must want Ford's speed off the edge because he's gotten significantly smaller since his recruiting days (gone from 6'2" to 6' and dropped a few pounds.)
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RE: Pre-Two Deep Thoughts (Some Surprises)
7, you seemed to have gone to a lot of practices this summer. How did Mike Cotton look? I feel like I didn't hear his name as much as expected. I was almost sure he would play as a true freshman.
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(08-23-2012 05:53 PM)timxlydon Wrote:  7, you seemed to have gone to a lot of practices this summer. How did Mike Cotton look? I feel like I didn't hear his name as much as expected. I was almost sure he would play as a true freshman.
Got hurt really early on. Don't think it was anything too serious, but he's going to redshirt.
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Yes.
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Who is NIU's best player? Interesting enough no one stands out to me. Last year it was an easy answer.

P.S. what scares me about UI, there best player is the QB. THE MOST IMPORTANT POSITION ON THE FIELD.
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Melvin is the teams best player. And Scheelhaase isn't Illinois' best player. Not even close. He might not even start.
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