Are there wolves? Are there demons? I don't know but here we go!
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1. The Quarterbacks & Running Backs
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Shea is elite at finding a guy when running around, and elite at keeping the ball in his back's basket until a linebacker has to commit to that. Real quarterback competition? This guy is gonna play is about how good McCaffrey is, and what if Patterson gets hurt.
The running backs: are you worried more about starting a walk-on, or the fact that Charbonnet was ranked so highly, because we're totally the other thing. Brian doesn't know Anthony Thomas is A-Train. Christian Turner is compared to Clarence Williams, whom I remember as C-Will but if A-Train provokes a response I'm not doing a –Will name.
2. Receivers & Tight Ends
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Not hearing enough about DPJ for our ears, different takes as to what that means. Nico is awesome: same take as to what that means: THROW IT UP THERE! Ditto Black and DPJ. If safeties are up Michigan should go deep. Ronnie Bell is a hit and it sounds like Cornelius Johnson is one too. The slots have arrived, they are fun, they are freshmen, and two of them will play lots immediately.
Positive about Sean McKeon despite a rough year when he was learning a new offense on the fly and a great year when he locked on. Needs to make more use of his speed—2017 he was a crossing route maven. Eubanks is a weapon that we want to see used more often. Decent or bad blocker depending on your starting point. Erik All can catch, we're still asking him to be a Funchessian receiver instead of a Funchessian tight end, but that depends on what they have in Schoonmaker and Muhammad.
3. Offensive Line
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How good does it feel? Best OL in the conference? The interior is elite and huge. Runyan…wow, still an NFL guard at tackle, but an NFL guard—take it! Mayfield is at the start of a jumping off point—so athletic. Backups are viable, even with Stueber's injury. Might see a couple of the kids.
4. Offense: Holistically
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Best since Denard (yes we know it's 2010). Remember when they put Denard under center for the Crimes Against Manpanda? RPOs! Modern football! Not being the slowest team in the country! Running game and passing game that actually play off each other! Running the same offense all year! Comps to 2000, Mad Magicians, Point-a-Minute, various top ten offenses.
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