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Old 08-08-2009, 07:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Kiffin tabs frosh "Fab Four"

Kiffin talks "Fab Four'' Freshmen | Ask Griff | GoVolsXtra.com
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Great story Griff...Thanks
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Fab Four.....interesting
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Hardesty, however, isn't a great receiver out of the backfield and doesn't possess the lateral running skills and vision of a top-flight back.
Pretty poor assessment of Hardesty there, Griff. You're clearly not a talent evaluator. Perhaps you should leave that to those better suited.
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think Kiffin's excitement about the freshmen is telling
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Cool Saban...

If there's one position I know, it's running backs....I've covered the best, and I know a great one when I see one

Hardesty is a tough runner, stronger, determined and fast.

But the guy has gotten injured because he takes so many direct hits....watch his runs, and you'll see he doesn't have the "wiggle'' in the hole that turns death-shots into glancing blows.

Further, he's not as smooth on the perimeter runs....some backs "glide'' running laterally -- that was Foster's strength.

Now, Foster didn't have the vertical game Hardesty does...

There's no jitterbug in Hardesty either -- he can't make something out of nothing, like some great backs.

If there's a hole, he's money. If there's not, he's getting back to the line, or taking a big shot.

Watch and evaluate these things I have said for yourself.

Hardesty -- good leader, tough guy, good presence.

Not a great back, and I use the word "great'' sparingly.
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If there's one position I know, it's running backs....I've covered the best, and I know a great one when I see one

Hardesty is a tough runner, stronger, determined and fast.

But the guy has gotten injured because he takes so many direct hits....watch his runs, and you'll see he doesn't have the "wiggle'' in the hole that turns death-shots into glancing blows.

Further, he's not as smooth on the perimeter runs....some backs "glide'' running laterally -- that was Foster's strength.

Now, Foster didn't have the vertical game Hardesty does...

There's no jitterbug in Hardesty either -- he can't make something out of nothing, like some great backs.

If there's a hole, he's money. If there's not, he's getting back to the line, or taking a big shot.

Watch and evaluate these things I have said for yourself.

Hardesty -- good leader, tough guy, good presence.

Not a great back, and I use the word "great'' sparingly.
I'll agree with that. Haresty reminds me of a smaller Earl Campbell. He's always looking to spin and hit his way off of a tackle and likes to punish defenders.
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As for Brown, picking up protection schemes will be big. Already, he has shown a versatile running style that vision and explosive acceleration.
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If there's one position I know, it's running backs....I've covered the best, and I know a great one when I see one

Hardesty is a tough runner, stronger, determined and fast.

But the guy has gotten injured because he takes so many direct hits....watch his runs, and you'll see he doesn't have the "wiggle'' in the hole that turns death-shots into glancing blows.

Further, he's not as smooth on the perimeter runs....some backs "glide'' running laterally -- that was Foster's strength.

Now, Foster didn't have the vertical game Hardesty does...

There's no jitterbug in Hardesty either -- he can't make something out of nothing, like some great backs.

If there's a hole, he's money. If there's not, he's getting back to the line, or taking a big shot.

Watch and evaluate these things I have said for yourself.

Hardesty -- good leader, tough guy, good presence.

Not a great back, and I use the word "great'' sparingly.
Good eval! Hardesty is SEC caliber back but not Jamal Lewis (cliff note version )
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That's a definite Fulmeresque comment. Maybe true to some degree, but still.
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nice read, griff
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Great article Griff. I think Oku will be the first one to breakout. I see him torching opposing defenses out of the slot postion.
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Great article, can't wait to see these guys doin work.
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Berry called Hardesty the best he'd gone against...

In evaluating RB's: Berry>Griff.

Sorry Griff. I typically like and appreciate your stuff. I don't think Hardesty lacks the ability to make a move. I just think that isn't his first instinct.
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