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RE: Claybrooks kick off return for touchdown
(12-02-2019 11:32 PM)aardWolf Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 11:30 PM)Herff Tiger Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 07:37 PM)aardWolf Wrote:  We were sitting there right before kickoff, and my daughter asked if anyone has ever scored on the first kickoff. I told her it has probably happened some time before, but it’s super rare. And then it happened.

Didn't Tony Pollard do it last year, or the year before, in one of our early season cream eclair games?


I don’t recall it happening on the opening possession, but maybe.

Probably thinking about 2 years ago when Pollard won all the (illegal) jewelry for fans. The jewelry deal was either the opening season kickoff or the first game halftime kickoff - whichever one we received. He did it on the kickoff to open the 2d half.
12-03-2019 04:51 PM
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(12-02-2019 08:09 PM)tigerlands Wrote:  One thing is clear about the Tigers kickoff returns. The returners do not stop their stride, or change direction all of a sudden. That is a killer. I see others teams do that all the time. You cannot come to a stop and then restart your stride. Head north and south, and weave thru the other team. Love it.

Absolutely. They've been coached well. You have to get north and south quickly and decisively. It's one reason Pop was not as effective as a kick returner. He's fast enough, but he tends to want to stop/start with quick sideways movements. Better for punts, but not good for kickoffs.
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Bottom line:it’s difficult to do. But watch us-we make it look easy.
12-03-2019 05:07 PM
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(12-03-2019 05:07 PM)holyterror Wrote:  Bottom line:it’s difficult to do. But watch us-we make it look easy.

Yes it is hard...

But Norvell values special teams.

He makes special teams a priority and he shows it because the majority of the guys out there on special teams are starters.
12-03-2019 05:25 PM
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(12-03-2019 05:25 PM)macgar32 Wrote:  
(12-03-2019 05:07 PM)holyterror Wrote:  Bottom line:it’s difficult to do. But watch us-we make it look easy.

Yes it is hard...

But Norvell values special teams.

He makes special teams a priority and he shows it because the majority of the guys out there on special teams are starters.

That’s true. And I believe it makes us more difficult to scout and prepare for. All good things.
12-03-2019 05:31 PM
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Claybrooks is insanely fast...he's just on another level in terms of sheer speed...Austin is faster, which is doubly insane
12-03-2019 06:27 PM
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This thread title scares me every time I glance over it.
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(12-02-2019 11:02 PM)SeñorTiger Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 09:17 PM)mapdude Wrote:  Was that an illegal block in the back by 2 Memphis players on #70 for Cincy that was the last man he had to beat? Lucky it was not called...

No. They were engaged blocking in front and he then turned while they were still in contact, that is not a block in the back.

Yep. You can tell that from the second view (endzone shot). You can see the block start before he caught the ball, and they stayed engaged with him until Claybrooks passed that spot on the field.
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(12-02-2019 09:25 PM)former guest Wrote:  
(12-02-2019 09:17 PM)mapdude Wrote:  Was that an illegal block in the back by 2 Memphis players on #70 for Cincy that was the last man he had to beat? Lucky it was not called...

I noticed that too on the live feed. Saw there was a flag and figured that blew it for him. When they announced a sideline warning, I thought that maybe it was finally our turn to get the calls for a change.

Turned into a good day for the Tigers - Hope for a better one on Saturday!

we are now getting the treatment ucf received to make sure they get in the cotton bowl 2.5 for the conference and 6 for Memphis
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