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RE: 2017 FB Roster Notes
Just checked the stats for 2005. That team outscored its opponents by an average of 35 to 15. Its 4 losses were by 6,4,3,and 3 points. Agonizing.
Especially painful were the losses to Coastal Carolina on a miracle catch and to UMass in the infamous Mud swamp game.

To me it felt like he 2004 team won the National Title as an underdog and the 2005 team failed as a favorite. That is why they play the games and that is why we watch. You never know
02-04-2017 11:59 AM
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With Moloney being brought in I doubt we redshirt CoJo. CoJo has the ability to do some Carson Wentzesque things with the offense. He just needs to use all his punches at Ehall and pack on the pounds. But I believe Moloney might break the record books for JMU.
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02-04-2017 12:09 PM
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(02-04-2017 11:58 AM)757dukedawg Wrote:  #52 was injured (completely ruptured pectoral)and had surgery after the 5th game of the season and with a 12-15 month recovery and rehab, he will forgo his 5th year and graduate in May.

Thanks for the info. Sorry to hear that and I hope for a full recovery.
02-04-2017 12:34 PM
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(02-03-2017 06:36 PM)DooX Wrote:  53 Jordan Brooks R-Fr. DL (former ESPN 3 star & Rivals 2 star, no action)

I'm surprised about Brooks. I thought he was the more talented of the Brooks/Tutt combo, guess things didn't pan out.

Goes to show you can't rely on recruiting hype. I hope it's not the case but Moloney may not pan out any better than Mitch did. It's worth Johnson burning his red shirt next year if he can develop further as an insurance policy. God forbid Schor goes down but it's better to have a groomed Johnson (so to speak) for the rest of the season than a QB3 in there.
02-04-2017 01:41 PM
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(02-04-2017 10:45 AM)Rock House Duke Wrote:  Cole vs Gage will be an epic quarterback competion for the fall of 2018

This. I don't Think Gage is coming to JMU to sit for 3 seasons. Either Cole or Gage will be disappointed in 2018 and likely transfers.
02-04-2017 02:37 PM
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(02-04-2017 02:37 PM)White Hall Wrote:  
(02-04-2017 10:45 AM)Rock House Duke Wrote:  Cole vs Gage will be an epic quarterback competion for the fall of 2018

This. I don't Think Gage is coming to JMU to sit for 3 seasons. Either Cole or Gage will be disappointed in 2018 and likely transfers.

Well if CoJo doesn't RS then Gage will only have to wait two active seasons. I mean I would feel it would be hard to leave a perennial FB powerhouse for a lesser FCS team instead of waiting to start as a RSJR year with a likely stocked offense. Only if MH leaves do I see him getting cold feet. Now the question I have is "how does he respond to incoming competition next year?"

A lot of guys are willing to wait behind seniority but get sensitive when the coaching staff keeps bringing in new talent at the QB position.
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It makes more sense to redshirt Cole if possible. If Cole is the better QB then I'd want 3 years of him. If Moloney is better then he will win the job.
02-04-2017 07:11 PM
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This article from earlier this week discussing blue chip QB transfers seems relevant. We were the beneficiary of 1 such transfer. Although we don't land any top 100 players out of HS, the QBs we are recruiting are blue chip for our level.

http://www.foxsports.com/college-footbal...rey-013017
02-04-2017 08:15 PM
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One of our all time greats, Rodney Landers, saw virtually zero playing time for three seasons, waiting patiently to become the star of the show for his final two years. He red-shirted his freshman year, played a little RB (very little) year two and three. Then years four and five he became our Superman.
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(02-05-2017 01:35 AM)BleedingPurple Wrote:  One of our all time greats, Rodney Landers, saw virtually zero playing time for three seasons, waiting patiently to become the star of the show for his final two years. He red-shirted his freshman year, played a little RB (very little) year two and three. Then years four and five he became our Superman.

Year's 2-3 (2005-2006) I wouldn't say virtually zero playing time, as Landers at least played in the majority of games. His stats were nearly identical those 2 seasons:
2005: Played 8 games, 25 carries, 5-7 passing.
2006: Played 8 games, 24 carries, 4-6 passing.
02-05-2017 04:32 AM
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