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You guys realize that Purple will not give in, at all, ever, on anything. That's why he was aptly named Bulldog on the old boards. 04-cheers
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(02-09-2020 09:25 PM)olddawg Wrote:  You guys realize that Purple will not give in, at all, ever, on anything. That's why he was aptly named Bulldog on the old boards. 04-cheers

"Give in?" Give in to what? Give in to three or four posters suggesting we violate longstanding football doctrine and not play our best players?

Really? I should give in to that? By the way, my mind has been changed many times on this board and I admitted it. I am very sorry that that isn't the case in this particular debate. If the consensus opinion here is that we should keep our best players on the bench to preserve them, uhh, yeah, call me a rebel.
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Palmer lost time not for being young- he got hurt! He was getting more and more time and when he got hurt that severely put a stop on the rest of his season. How hard is this to understand?
Perhaps there was a good reason he didn't play much when he returned. In my opinion Cignetti didn't want to destroy his career by putting him out there 20+ carries a game coming off an injury.
Cignetti has never been afraid to play the best guy. If Palmer deserves to be the starter, he'll start next year. If he doesn't, he won't.
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I'm pretty sure the top 3 or 4 rb's will be listed as co-starters on the released depth chart, so idk why it's a big deal to so many. Even if that's not the case, who cares if they all get a fair amount of carries? The # of touches is going to be spread out. Ideally, no RB will have 20 carries in a game. Keep as many guys as we can as fresh as possible over the course of the season. I can understand the postseason being handled a bit differently in terms of committee, but that's too far to plan out rn.

In terms of Cignetti's mentality? Pretty sure Vanhorse got the nod over other players at the beginning of the season because he outplayed them, so take that for what it's worth.
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(02-10-2020 09:12 AM)Purple Wrote:  
(02-09-2020 09:25 PM)olddawg Wrote:  You guys realize that Purple will not give in, at all, ever, on anything. That's why he was aptly named Bulldog on the old boards. 04-cheers

"Give in?" Give in to what? Give in to three or four posters suggesting we (in my Opinion) violate longstanding football doctrine and not play our (in my Opinion) best players?

Really? I should give in to that? By the way, my mind has been changed many times on this board and I admitted it. I am very sorry that that isn't (in my Opinion) the case in this particular debate. If the consensus opinion here is that we should keep our best players (in my Opinion) on the bench to preserve them, uhh, yeah, call me a rebel.

I fixed it for you Bulldog, to illustrate the absurdity in bludgeoning this topic to death-multiple times weekly, since the moment the title game ended. It's your opinion. And that's all it is. It's not the ironclad, no questions asked decision you portray it to be.
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I thought it was interesting how Cig managed the RBs down the stretch last year. Once it was obvious that Percy was the most consistent RB on the roster, Cig declined to make him the "Starter". He continued to give Hamilton the first few carries, in a move I suspect was meant to balance out the fact that Percy was going to get the most carries + the majority of Goal Line opportunities.

I expect that next year we'll see 3 guys featured getting all of the touches in meaningful games (assuming they're all healthy). Percy will get 40%, Hamilton and Palmer will each get 30%. Hamilton will continue to "start", and Percy will come in 3rd, giving a nod to the two senior backs who have earned their time and have significant talent.
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Purple, stop now while you’re desperately behind.
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(02-10-2020 12:05 PM)Potomac Wrote:  Purple, stop now while you’re desperately behind.
But it’s not like there’s a consensus opinion, oh wait...
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(02-09-2020 03:22 AM)BDKJMU Wrote:  
(02-09-2020 12:15 AM)DoubleDDuke Wrote:  The second starting safety position will be interesting battle. Although listed as SPUR, I expect Que Reid to compete there. I thought he played well last year. He is just one of those guys who it feels like he has too much talent to not be on the field outside of special teams.

But you have Amos (1st team All CAA), Hampton (significant PT), Chukwuneke (a lot of PT), the UMass kid (who was starting for them).. Safety sounds pretty stacked.

Corner, not so much. Wonder if any of those guys could play corner?

It's a good question. It's a very different skill set IMO but I think we're going to need someone unexpected to emerge at the corner position. Maybe it's one of these guys, maybe it's one of the freshman, or maybe it's a transfer that comes in following the spring practice. I'm not comfortable with what we currently have there TBH. Another outside possibility may be to move Davis outside and play one of these guys at SPUR.
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(02-10-2020 09:31 AM)JMad03 Wrote:  Palmer lost time not for being young- he got hurt! He was getting more and more time and when he got hurt that severely put a stop on the rest of his season. How hard is this to understand?
Perhaps there was a good reason he didn't play much when he returned. In my opinion Cignetti didn't want to destroy his career by putting him out there 20+ carries a game coming off an injury.
Cignetti has never been afraid to play the best guy. If Palmer deserves to be the starter, he'll start next year. If he doesn't, he won't.

That's all I'm saying and that is exactly what I did say. Injuries, in my opinion, would be the likely reason for Latrele getting limited carries. He is CLEARLY our best RB. I was disappointed in Frisco to see him punishing the smelly Bison D and only getting eight carries. He looked plenty healthy, but that is Cig's call, not mine.

I agree with you. If Latrele is healthy come September, Cig starts him and he gets the lion's share of the carries, and he is going to embarrass a lot of defenses.
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(02-10-2020 11:20 AM)olddawg Wrote:  
(02-10-2020 09:12 AM)Purple Wrote:  
(02-09-2020 09:25 PM)olddawg Wrote:  You guys realize that Purple will not give in, at all, ever, on anything. That's why he was aptly named Bulldog on the old boards. 04-cheers

"Give in?" Give in to what? Give in to three or four posters suggesting we (in my Opinion) violate longstanding football doctrine and not play our (in my Opinion) best players?

Really? I should give in to that? By the way, my mind has been changed many times on this board and I admitted it. I am very sorry that that isn't (in my Opinion) the case in this particular debate. If the consensus opinion here is that we should keep our best players (in my Opinion) on the bench to preserve them, uhh, yeah, call me a rebel.

I fixed it for you Bulldog, to illustrate the absurdity in bludgeoning this topic to death-multiple times weekly, since the moment the title game ended. It's your opinion. And that's all it is. It's not the ironclad, no questions asked decision you portray it to be.

Said like someone who has absolutely no idea what I was talking about.

Of course things I say are my opinion. Most of what you read on this board is the poster's opinion. And, thank you for informing me that my opinion is not "ironclad." I had no idea. I will tell you what is ironclad - football doctrine since pre-leather helmets saying you play your best players.

It is my OPINION that Latrele Palmer is our best running back. It is "ironclad" football doctrine to play your best players.

That's all I'm saying. That's all I've been saying from the start. What part of that do you disagree with? Do you disagree with longstanding football doctrine or do you disagree with my opinion that Latrele is our best running back? Check the stats. Latrele only had 60 carries on the season. Maybe he should have been redshirted since we are so rich at that position. Cig decided not to for his own reasons. Percy and Jawon can handle things next season. Maybe it is a good idea to redshirt Latrele next year to give him three years of dominating performance as our feature back.

It's all conjecture at this point and fun stuff for us fans to debate in the off-season. One thing is certain - we are in fine shape and are going to continue to dominate at this level we outgrew a while back.
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Jake O'Donnell announced he is entering the Transfer Portal. Seems like a great kid but it may be the right move if he wants to be a starter one day.

That leaves us with the following QB's on the roster?

r-SR Cole Johnson
r-Jr Gage Moloney
r-Jr Patrick Bentley
r-Fr Jacob Knight
Fr Kyle Adams
HS - Billy Atkins
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How does he figure he has immediate eligibility?
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(05-28-2020 08:47 PM)Polish Hammer Wrote:  How does he figure he has immediate eligibility?

Was wondering that as well. Only thing I can think of is he maybe assumes he can get a waiver if he moves back home and commits to a school in Florida? The roster says he studied Finance so I doubt he earned his degree already even with summer and winter sessions.
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I wouldn't count Billy Atkins as on the roster considering he's just a verbal commitment and won't be a freshman until the 2021 season.
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(02-09-2020 09:25 PM)olddawg Wrote:  You guys realize that Purple will not give in, at all, ever, on anything. That's why he was aptly named Bulldog on the old boards. 04-cheers

I had forgotten Purple was Bulldog. 04-cheers

How's the grandson?
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i'm curious to see if we'll take a 2nd QB this class. Ideally you'd like a QB in every class, and if not, you need some depth or a hole could develop. Due to injury, guys not being as good as you hoped, or attrition because only one guy usually plays and guys will leave.

that kid from lake braddock is highly recruited and i know we were/are after him. Will be interested to see if we can convince him to come and provide competition in the future
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(05-29-2020 10:42 AM)Duke Dawg Wrote:  i'm curious to see if we'll take a 2nd QB this class. Ideally you'd like a QB in every class, and if not, you need some depth or a hole could develop. Due to injury, guys not being as good as you hoped, or attrition because only one guy usually plays and guys will leave.

that kid from lake braddock is highly recruited and i know we were/are after him. Will be interested to see if we can convince him to come and provide competition in the future

How many QBs on the roster now? A baker’s dozen? 18? More?

I jest, but if JMU has already signed one QB for 2020, and Gage has another year of eligibility, plus the other highly thought of Sophomore QBs on the roster (at least they were when signed), plus the ever-present Cole Johnson (who is entering Russian MBB territory for tenure on a JMU men’s varsity roster), signing just one true QB in 2021 seems plenty.

Of course, I think the possibility of signing a Sophomore P5 QB transfer has to always be a possibility.
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(05-29-2020 11:11 AM)Longhorn Wrote:  
(05-29-2020 10:42 AM)Duke Dawg Wrote:  i'm curious to see if we'll take a 2nd QB this class. Ideally you'd like a QB in every class, and if not, you need some depth or a hole could develop. Due to injury, guys not being as good as you hoped, or attrition because only one guy usually plays and guys will leave.

that kid from lake braddock is highly recruited and i know we were/are after him. Will be interested to see if we can convince him to come and provide competition in the future

How many QBs on the roster now? A baker’s dozen? 18? More?

I jest, but if JMU has already signed one QB for 2020, and Gage has another year of eligibility, plus the other highly thought of Sophomore QBs on the roster (at least they were when signed), plus the ever-present Cole Johnson (who is entering Russian MBB territory for tenure on a JMU men’s varsity roster), signing just one true QB in 2021 seems plenty.

Of course, I think the possibility of signing a Sophomore P5 QB transfer has to always be a possibility.

well, in 2021 after Cole graduates this year, we'll have 3 scholarship QB's and 2 walk-on QB's. that's assuming no one else leaves.

Is that enough? i don't know. but if you have a really good QB who wants to come, you take him and let them sort it out.
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(05-29-2020 11:17 AM)Duke Dawg Wrote:  
(05-29-2020 11:11 AM)Longhorn Wrote:  
(05-29-2020 10:42 AM)Duke Dawg Wrote:  i'm curious to see if we'll take a 2nd QB this class. Ideally you'd like a QB in every class, and if not, you need some depth or a hole could develop. Due to injury, guys not being as good as you hoped, or attrition because only one guy usually plays and guys will leave.

that kid from lake braddock is highly recruited and i know we were/are after him. Will be interested to see if we can convince him to come and provide competition in the future

How many QBs on the roster now? A baker’s dozen? 18? More?

I jest, but if JMU has already signed one QB for 2020, and Gage has another year of eligibility, plus the other highly thought of Sophomore QBs on the roster (at least they were when signed), plus the ever-present Cole Johnson (who is entering Russian MBB territory for tenure on a JMU men’s varsity roster), signing just one true QB in 2021 seems plenty.

Of course, I think the possibility of signing a Sophomore P5 QB transfer has to always be a possibility.

well, in 2021 after Cole graduates this year, we'll have 3 scholarship QB's and 2 walk-on QB's. that's assuming no one else leaves.

Is that enough? i don't know. but if you have a really good QB who wants to come, you take him and let them sort it out.

So, as you say (assuming no QB on the current roster leaves) JMU will end the upcoming season (if it gets played) with 5 QBs (3 on scholarship). Sign one more QB on scholarship (beginning play as a Freshman with the Fall 2021 season), and the team would have 6 QBs on the roster, 4 of whom are on scholarship. That seems like a good number.

I wonder how carrying 6 QBs would compare to the normal/common number of QBs carried on the roster from past seasons? I still recall how MM would have given his eye teeth for more QBs (during his first year) when JMU lost every QB to injury. Of course, had Wood not run off the previous year’s starter by trying to turn him into a TE JMU might have had a chance at beating Troy in the postseason.
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