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I haven't seen one so forgive me if I missed it. I thought he played a great game; he was ball-hawking and making strong tackles for the most part throughout the game. He misjudged one deep ball in the game, but mistakes will be made. I thought he probably solidified himself a spot at one of the S spots next year. That int on the sideline was one of the best plays of the season as far athleticism and body control. I was very proud of the way he played and happy for him.
What will be interesting is who will play beside him. Vinnie has some experience back there but its seems like they've moved him down to play the Money (is that correct?) in dime packages. I could also see him playing an LB spot later on in likely passing situations.
Landon Collins, I think, is physically ready to go. He just needs to show that he can be trusted and learn his responsibilities.
Then you have Jarrick Williams who I believe will be a Jr (due to his injury and that he did not play this year). He seems like he was poised to get on the field this year if not for the injury.
Next you have Nick Perry who will be a Sr and got a lot of good reps this year, so he could definitely figure into the rotation.
How bout Eddie Williams? He took a RS this year, but it's hard to imagine that he won't be a daemon on special teams next year at the very least. I think it's possible that he could eventually grow into an OLB if he doesn't find his way into a spot in the defensive backfield. He's the wildcard IMO. He could quietly play special teams all year or he could have an outstanding spring and start next to HCD. Or he could gain some weight and end up at OLB behind Hubbard in a year or two.
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I think Jarrick will end up starting beside HCD, kind of depends on if Perry improves. Also, Jai Miller just enrolled, so I'm excited to see him in the spring. Doubt he will make an impact this year, but it will be fun to see what he can do in the future.
Forgot about Jai, that will definitely be fun to see if he gets on the field at all next year, even if it's just special teams. But I agree with you about J Williams, if he's 100% ready to go (which I think he will be by spring), he could definitely be strongly in the mix to be a starter. I think he and Collins will probably be the leading candidates to start along side HCD as the other every down safety.
Honestly, I'd be shocked if Collins doesn't win the job. Incredible athlete.
J. and E. Williams will see plenty of PT. Perry will as well, especially to start the season, but he's been a liability at times (which is the reason for the Geno/HCD moves imo).
But yeah, HaHa had a coming out party against UGA and played incredibly well last night. Future first rounder.
Nick Perry has the look, just needs to get better in coverage. Landon looks like he could be that #2 safety, he had some killer speed on special teams, just need to see his ball skill.
Without Milliner, I still think our secondary takes a step back. Talent, yes. But not much experience.
True that we'll lose some experience but we still have plenty of players to choose from to fill Lester's spot, and the emergence of Geno really helps shore up our corner situation. To me, we have three fairly solid corners next year with Belue, Geno, and Fulton. I think we can expect to see similar production from the secondary next year. Maybe even marginal improvement considering that most of our best pass rushers (Stinson, Dickson, Hubbard, Pagan, Pettway, Duvall, etc) will have another year under their belts and will likely give Qbs less time to throw.
The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.
Ha Ha played a hell of a game last night. He is starting to look a lot like Mark Barron out there. The ND fan sitting next to me kept saying who is this guy and how come we haven't heard of him before tonight?
Our safety rotation should be Clinton-Dix, Collins, and Jarrick Williams. Nick Perry's plays hard but he can be a liability sometimes.
Also, can we have a discussion about Belue? He had a pretty bad game yesterday. Other than that, secondary play was pretty solid. Milliner was his usual self. Lester was solid. But Clinton-Dix made a name for himself last night.
Belue has been playing with a cracked collarbone. Also, first year in the program and he started. I think he'll get alot better.
I hope so. Notre Dame picked up a lot of yards off him in pass coverage last night. Hopefully Fulton steps up and earn some playing time as well.
Almost positive HaHa lead the SEC in interceptions and havent seen any mention of it..
Next year I've got
Jarrick at Money
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard as it seems - Led Zeppelin
Never Gets Old
In reference to Ha Ha...long story short. He got after it Monday night. Proud of him.
I think HCD realy come on the last part of the year and was playing as good or better than anyone not named Dee Milliner...I like Collins and HCD as safetys next year, very athletic combo!
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Haha and Collins start
Miller is the third safety
Sunseri has a role
Jarrick is next in line after these guys
I'd like to see Ha Ha and Collins at safety and grow E William into a CJ Mosley type LB
I think belue has the potential to be better than milliner(and he was great)
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