Tight End stuff

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  1. GTRanj

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    Listening to CPJ's interview today, he mentioned something about the possibility of adding TE into the mix. We have that Klock guy who we are projecting to the OL, but CPJ was hinting at adding in some TE stuff. Maybe coach Bryan Cook could be behind this? I don't know about you guys, but I'd love to see this. It would be just one more thing for the defenses to worry about, is he blocking or is he a receiver. Not to say I am one of those people who insists that we need more of a passing attack and that this is why we haven't had much success lately (I think this rests squarely, with the exception of this past year, on the defense).
     
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  2. GTRanj

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    Just did some research, turns out Cal Poly (Bryan Cook's last job) didn't employ a TE when he was there. Maybe I'm looking too far into this, but this still sounds like a promising idea.
     
  3. Bigb

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    If anything, I expect next year to employ as much vanilla triple option offense and as little experimental sets as possible. It's obvious Johnson didn't like the pistol/shotgun stuff
     
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  5. gtwin

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    CPJ used a TE some during the GSU years of Adrian Peterson.
     
  6. Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau

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    I think you are exactly right. Less trickeration, and more pure option---if Thomas can handle it. I keep saying: there is a big reason JT did not win the starting job in the spring or at camp. He is not as good as Vad.
     
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  7. Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau

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    Hasn't there been talk of Cook getting the axe?
     
  8. GTRanj

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    I think the big reason JT didn't win the job probably had to do with Vad being here longer. *edit* also Johnson never declared, at least not from what I've read, that Vad was the clear cut winner in the QB competition. JT was in the thick of it with him even with the less experience.

    Well I can agree with you here, but maybe in two or three years. who knows.
     
  9. Oldgoldandwhite

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    If we use a TE, what position does he sit? A back probably. I could see it in short yardage situations.
     
  10. AE 87

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    He will be a tackle with an eligible number so that we can make him eligible by formation alone w/o announcing tackle eligible, iiuc. Could be wrong on this.
     
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  11. collegeballfan

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    GT used the TE position on occasion last season. I recall Waller and maybe an AB lining up there primarily as a blocker in short yardage situations.
    The concept is not foreign to the offense.
     
  12. GTRanj

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    Correct.
     
  13. 33jacket

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    A TE fits this scheme nicely. We need the true body vs a wr or ab
     
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    +1
     
  15. Animal02

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    A TE is in in a sense one "big" A back on the LOS and the WR off the LOS.
     
  16. Boomergump

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    There are a lot of ways to use a guy like Klock. I can see him lined up like an AB in goal line situations. Send him in motion and have him crash the LOS as another lead blocker on a modified QB follow play. Can you imagine a LB having to deal with a 270 pounder with a running head start?
     
  17. bat_082994

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    I'd probably have nightmares if I were a LB in that situation
     
  18. stylee

    stylee Helluva Engineer Featured Member

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    I'm not opposed to tightend/big-a back sets in any sense
    but I'm also thinking that Klock could be a darn good offensive tackle who helps us win a lot of games.
     
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  19. ATL1

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    I'd rather they just make the kid a TE.
     
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  20. dressedcheeseside

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    You'd rather have a completely different offense, we get it.
     
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