Any comments on the youngsters?
I for one thought Courtney Avery looked really good, Cullen Christan not so much. Fitz is a beast. Demens/BlackDileo got some good playing time. Devin well he is the future and it looks bright.
HOLD ON TO THE DAMN BALL!
Someone should say that's UNACCEPTABLE in ALL CAPS.
It was really nice to see. I mean, we had our backups and third strings in, but BG was playing starters still. That was a solid pick.
But yeah, Mouton needs to make all of our interceptions, because he can hold onto them when he does.
I do not know many true freshmen, that hold onto the ball when a helmet is placed on the ball.
but he had a robot hold on the ball at all times
Vinopal jumping the route for the INT was nice. But it came during garbage time so I guess you've got to take it FWIW....
Vinopal good read on the INT, but should have switched hands on the return.
He looked fast on the return though. Did he play more than the last series? I didn't notice.
Vinopal played the last two series at least. The last two series had: Cambell, Black, Watson, Moundrous, Demens, Fitzgerald, Robinson, T Gordon, Christian, and Tony Anderson, and Vinopal. Not sure about Gordon on the very last series but was definitely there on the 2nd to last.
In his defense, he did switch to the outside arm to defend from the play coming at him from his right, but didn't see the tackle coming from his left.
and by tackle, you mean brick wall.
but did not see the guy coming from the sideline that blew him up.
He did switch hands. He just got blindsided.
I actually laughed when I saw the int. and said " who the hell is this white defensive back that just picked it off". Then I realized oh yeah Vinopal
something about having a white defensive back makes the whole unit seem more badass. thats why I like Kovacs with the first team.
He did switch hands--he was hit from the outside by a guy he didn't see coming. If he hadn't , it looked as though he might not have fumbled.
He just didn't see the one defender to his left.
He did switch hands.
Umm.... He did switch hands.
He did switch hands on the INT, the announcers said he switched hands nicely, he must have been an RB in highschool.
Not sure anyone has mentioned it yet, but he switched hands.
His hands, he switched them.
That his grit is centered in his right hand, and that his left isn't as hardworking or scrappy? This could be a problem going forward
That would be a problem, what with the stumpy legs and all.
he switched hands but he should have. maybe he wouldn't have fumbled with the ball in his left hand. /s
Did switch hands on pick. More importantly made a nice read on pick.
I know not a freshman but I thought demens did some nice things. Bodes well for next year.
Hey guys did Vinopal switch hands?
Toussaint stands out obviously because of the monster run. Hopefully we see him start to get up there with Shaw and Smith as far as carries goes. Courtney Avery also looked really solid. Never was there an embarrassing defensive lapse followed byes name getting announced.
I was happy with Avery (woooo PBUs!) and we got to see Marvin "Prison abs" Robinson have a good hit on someone.
Prison Abs is Thomas Gordon
It's kinda creepy you have taken the time to learn that.
Overall i was happy with the youngsters.
Avery looked small but a playmaker. I can see why the coaches were high on him. Devin showed flashed but it more Vince Young than Denard. Like the young guys, and I think they'll be making plays during the season.
what time of the game it came at but Vinopal reckonized, timed, and jumped a route. That is a very good sign by a FR safety.
Not to be a negative nancy, but let's just say that Cullen Christian will have much better days than the one he had today.
Yes he will - which is why it is good to get him into the game now. He will be fine with some experience.
It was really fun to see how many different young playmakers we have on both sides of the ball.
Rank 1. DG 2. C. Avery 3. Hopkins(would have been 2 if not for the fumble) 4. Dileo 5. Vinopal(I know he fumbled, but it was a nice read) 6. M. Robinson 7. Christian
And the invisible starting freshman of the game award goes to Hagerup!
Toussaint isn't even in the top 7? I know he didn't have that many snaps but man...
Freshmen on my list. If I include RS freshmen, he would be #3 behind DG and Lewan.
Oh, fair enough then. Good list.
He was counting RS Freshmen.
I think he should be ranked much higher and you missed Jackson and Black to name a few.
buy they didn't come close to the ball. To be fair, I may have missed a few plays on D, so I will put Black 8th
Hagerup wins that award many, many times this year
Personally, I'd be happy with him being as invisible as he was today.
I was impressed with Avery and Hopkins. But, I love what I saw from Fitz. I cant wait to unleash him on Sparty.
How did the future freshman look on the sidelines? I don't know exactly who was there, but they had to be impressed.
I think Umass would destroy BGSU
Quentin Washington looked like Omaneh on a big run, I think it was the Touissant long run. Made a nice block pretty far downfield on someone. If he can step in for Schilling next year and do stuff like that, I'll be incredibly happy.
I thought all of the back-up on-line looked good.
me. Sorry about the typos mgoblogers.