I don't think Greene will leave after this year, but even if he does, Hampton is an impressive RB.
If Greene does leave, I agree that Hampton could do a pretty good job of filling his shoes. Also, if Whegner starts as a freshman, he could probably duplicate what Jewel has been doing this year. I looked at the state leading rushers and he has run for something like 1900 yds and 20 or so touchdowns. Pretty impressive.
Post by Saggitariutt Jefferspin (ith) on Oct 23, 2008 11:12:08 GMT -6
Almost the entire o-line should be back next year...don't underestimate the value of that. True, we lose King and Kroul, but Klug has looked good. LB corp is coming back, most of the secondary is coming back.
I believe we lose Greene. Hampton and Brinson, maybe sprinkle some Paki in there...should be in ok shape, although probably no game changers like Greene. Reisner looks solid at TE. Hopefully another year under Soup will improve our WR's.
I think the offense looks solid even without Greene... but the D is going to have some growing pains. Isn't Fletcher a senior too?
The schedule is a nightmare too... especially compared to the last couple years. This was supposed to the Nat'l Title year.. pfft.
Fletcher is a senior, but Prater has looked pretty good in his time. I think they'll move either Clayborn or Ballard inside, as Binns has looked good at DE. I think D-Line will still be salty next year.
Your last statement is exactly why I give a disclaimer about my excitement for our future.
I'm excited about the offense next year. Hampton looks to be solid, I can't say much about Brinson, but have heard good things.
On the Defensive side of the ball, I'm pumped about our backers, Edds, Hunter, Angerer, Tarpanain all are very salty. Clayborn, Ballard, and Binns will be good as well. Geary has been getting quite a bit of PT this year too. I think we should really be decent next year, but who am I to know.
"Why don't you tickle your balls on your own time?" ~ Vic Mackey
I think they will go 4-1 as Penn St looks pretty fucking good right now and finish 8-4 (5-3) with a trip to either the Outback bowl or Alamo.
If they do that, I'm buying all of you sick bastards a round of drinks. I won't care because I'll be really happy. Just think were we would be if KF didn't f**k around with the QB situation and just made RS the starter in game 1.
Beat the piss out of the golden rodents and somebody owes us some drinks.