Karon Higdon Bandwagon

Submitted by Blue_Goose on July 25th, 2018 at 9:55 AM

First post ever and exceptionally dangerous since I’ve been consumed with life and have not been keeping up.  Call it the hangover from last years sorrowful ending.

But, with B1G media days on BTN and the Karon Higdon info coming out (and maybe knowing I won’t have to deal with MK sleeping on BM this year...jk) I’m super excited.  

Karin has put on weight, increased speed and strength but maybe most impressive to me is the passion and confidence that is oozing out of him.  He was quick to jump on questions in his team interview, he has had powerful self-reflection that led to improved workouts (maybe I took a shortcut) and his overall demeanor seems eager to show to the world what transformations have occurred this off season

I think Karon’s excitement bodes well for how he is feeling about the offense’s potential and I personally am all aboard the hype train Choo Chooo!!!

anyone agree? Or dare to derail my EUTM!


Red is Blue

July 25th, 2018 at 3:32 PM ^

There are two words in the English language that use the letter "w" as a vowel. 

The first is "cwm" pronounced "coom" which is the basin at the bottom of a mountain sometimes containing a lake and the other is "crwth" which is an ancient celtic musical instrument.  So, it could have been Karwn.


July 25th, 2018 at 10:01 AM ^

I was all aboard the KH (since I guess we are doing initials for everyone now) hype train when I saw him interact with his daughter in the Amazon series.

Going off Bo's criteria for a good football team (what kind of husbands you are, what type of father you've become), Karan has already set high expectations.


July 25th, 2018 at 4:29 PM ^

Yes, I believe it was mgostrength. I remember the post well and was one of the doubters. TBH, I was sarcastically trying to one-up the poster above, just for laughs. 

I really did love that cut he made in the Northwestern game though. Glad he ended up being this good, and hopefully he continues to grow as a player.


July 25th, 2018 at 10:06 AM ^

He really came to life during the Indiana game last year. He also had great games against Rutgers and Minnesota. He is the real deal with some blocking. Evans is a very good change of pace back too. Now, can we find that third wheel? The gap between RB1a/1b and RB3 is significant!


July 25th, 2018 at 10:22 AM ^

I’m surprised people thought it was because Tru Wilson increased ability. Samuels was very underwhelming in his time last year. Hoping Turner is ready but the kid from St Louis might be have to get run because he is a bigger stronger back right now.

Despite this last haul RB recruiting hasn’t gone as people love to claim. Higdon is a solid back and Evans was meh last year. But still waiting for a stud to grace the position especially with how Jim loves to run the ball.


July 25th, 2018 at 11:22 AM ^

Evans might have been *meh* last year, but IIRC, in most of the UFRs that this blog did, it was pretty clear that at least a big % of his mediocre performance was just some disproportionate bad luck RE: blocking & play set ups compared to Higdon's snaps.  Not quite to the level of "poor damn Evans," but close.

Could be wrong, but that's what my memory of the UFRs were.


July 25th, 2018 at 11:38 AM ^

Agreed on Evans on his running style.  I know for a fact at the end of 2016 he admitted he hit a bit of an endurance wall towards the end of the season--adjust from high school to college.  Last year Evans definitely seemed a bit thicker/durable.  Not to the same level as a power back of course (and absolutely not like how 2018 Higdon looks to be), but enough meat on the bones to take a bit more than when he was a frosh.


July 25th, 2018 at 10:25 AM ^

Do we need a 3rd back? How many teams say "man, we were so close to achieving our goals, if only we had found RB #3."

what's been lost in the bitching about last year is how phenomenal our running game was. I don't think many people realize just how close this team was to being very good. And with so many pieces coming back I really don't think the odds of an elite season are as low as people think.