Which freshmen contribute

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  1. TwistedTiger

    TwistedTiger Founding Member

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    I know it's early early and most haven't even signed yet but which true freshmen do you think have a chance to contribute next year and why?

    1) I think Kuale and Sanders because we are so thin at LB and both have great potential.
    2) Claude Wrotten and Glenn Dorsey because we are not very deep at DT although we do have a few players there that can play.
    3)Doucet and Carter not because we don't have a ton of recievers but because these two may have too much talent to keep them off of the field. Doucet could also play other positions and Carter could return punts and kicks. Imagine him and green back there returning kicks.

    One of the three great OL could see some PT if no one else steps up but we have a ton of quality guys that have been waiting there turn to see action so one would really have to shine to see the field. For the first time in a very long time we don't go into the season with glaring holes where a freshman MUST step up and fill in.
    :D :D
     
  2. G_MAN113

    G_MAN113 Freshman

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    Wroten and Kuale aren't freshmen...they're JUCO transfers.
     
  3. aztiger03

    aztiger03 Freshman

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    I think Nick will work many of the new guys in and see what happens. It worked this year.
     
  4. TwistedTiger

    TwistedTiger Founding Member

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    yes yes yes I know. OK which NEW players will contribute. You know what I was talking about. Make sure I didn't spell anything wrong or miss any punctuation.
     
  5. Poodlebrain

    Poodlebrain Freshman

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    Our coaches do an excellent job of identifying talented recruits. I have no worries when our coaches make offers to prospects as I trust them to know what they are looking for in terms of size, speed, competitive nature and character for each position on the roster. Accordingly, recruits often fall into two distinct categories. Those physically mature enough to play immediately, and those who need to fill out before reaching their potential. A complicating factor is the position the recruit plays, some positions are easier to transition to at the college level than others.

    Many of the so-called five star players have obviously superior physical skills or they have achieved a level of physical maturity beyond their high school peers, and it is reasonable to expect them to contribute early unless the depth chart is really stacked against them. LSU is very fortunate that it does not project to require much immediate help from this recruiting class, but it looks that help could be available at WR, DL, LB and DB from the unique skills and physical maturity standpoint. Personally, I expect Wroten, Doucet and Carter to start next season on the two-deep roster, and I will not be surprised if Sanders, Steltz and/or Stevenson work their way in as well. Even these guys will have to beat out some pretty good players to reach the second team, much less starting squad.

    I think the key to LSU's success under Saban has been the ability to identify recruits who as they matured physically had the necessary physical skills and competitive desire to improve such that they can play at the highest level. How many times have the less heralded recruits made more substantial contributions than the higher profile recruits in later years due to them becoming bigger and faster as they finish maturing, or they displayed greater determination to succeed? It is the development of the less heralded recruits that builds the necessary depth to compete for championships.
     
  6. Poodlebrain

    Poodlebrain Freshman

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    Our coaches do an excellent job of identifying talented recruits. I have no worries when our coaches make offers to prospects as I trust them to know what they are looking for in terms of size, speed, competitive nature and character for each position on the roster. Accordingly, recruits often fall into two distinct categories. Those physically mature enough to play immediately, and those who need to fill out before reaching their potential. A complicating factor is the position the recruit plays, some positions are easier to transition to at the college level than others.

    Many of the so-called five star players have obviously superior physical skills or they have achieved a level of physical maturity beyond their high school peers, and it is reasonable to expect them to contribute early unless the depth chart is really stacked against them. LSU is very fortunate that it does not project to require much immediate help from this recruiting class, but it looks that help could be available at WR, DL, LB and DB from the unique skills and physical maturity standpoint. Personally, I expect Wroten, Doucet and Carter to start next season on the two-deep roster, and I will not be surprised if Sanders, Steltz and/or Stevenson work their way in as well. Even these guys will have to beat out some pretty good players to reach the second team, much less starting squad.

    I think the key to LSU's success under Saban has been the ability to identify recruits who as they matured physically had the necessary physical skills and competitive desire to improve such that they can play at the highest level. How many times have the less heralded recruits made more substantial contributions than the higher profile recruits in later years due to them becoming bigger and faster as they finish maturing, or they displayed greater determination to succeed? It is the development of the less heralded recruits that builds the necessary depth to compete for championships.
     
  7. sugarlsu

    sugarlsu Veteran Member

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    I think you should change your user name!
     
  8. tigrman

    tigrman Freshman

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    Hey, poodles are one of the smartest dogs!

    They're just sissys.:D :D
     
  9. G_MAN113

    G_MAN113 Freshman

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    Well, if you misplace a comma or misspell a word that's one thing...anybody can do that once in a while. But I don't
    think it's a whole lot to ask for you to get your FACTS straight before you post something.
     
  10. DallasLSU

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    You're joking, right?
     

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