Mike Lantry, 1972
Ryan Van Bergen
Shaw may have overdone it with the eye black.
Not sure what I'm going to do with myself next Monday.
Dear Press Conference Sound Guy, I hate you.
Offense every snap video will be up tomorrow morning.
Which player, in your opinion, has the most pressure on his shoulders in 2010?
"Pressure" could be anything from production expected, leadership exhibited, or most "playmaking" expected.
I have two answers: Ryan Van Bergen and Craig Roh. RVB because of his experience and leadership expected, and Roh because of his playmaking and production. Not to put too much on the kid, but if he could make a similar leap from FR to SO year like Brian Cushing (a guy I would compare him to) he'll undoubtedly be a star on our defense.
I am a huge believer in the notion that elite teams have elite defensive lines above all else. If these two can improve even moderately, I think our DL can be enough to get to 8 wins easily.
I've already commented on other threads and begged this question, but how does the D-Line work next year? I've heard everything, freshmen like Kenny Wilkins starting, Obi Ezeh switching to DE, bulking Craig Roh up to DE, but I feel like this is one of the most likely (and exciting) lineup (2009 starter in parenthesis)
NT: Will Campbell (Mike Martin)
DE: Ryan Van Bergen (Brandon Graham)
DT: Mike Martin (Ryan Van Bergen)
Now logically for this to work RVB's gonna have to get a little more explosive in the offseason, but that is definitely something that can be taught, trained, etc. Martin was dominant, even when facing double teams. Get him on one-and-ones with the OT's, he'll be crazy. Obviously Campbell has some technic to work on, but there is no way you can deny his talen.