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#948298 - 09/21/09 09:24 AM Sharp's injury
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 11/25/06
I wouldn't play him against So. Miss. My suggestion would be to play Meier at RB sometimes. Read option should work, along with other plays. Give O a break sometimes.

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#948299 - 09/21/09 09:28 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: vmlb]
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Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
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Um, no. No, we won't be doing that.
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#948300 - 09/21/09 09:28 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: JFish26]
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So. Miss. has a stout run defense. Not sure we want to rely on a true freshman against an experienced and solid D like Southern Miss.
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#948301 - 09/21/09 09:29 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: sdoyel]
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Max Falkenstien

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So. Miss. has a stout run defense. Not sure we want to rely on a true freshman against an experienced and solid D like Southern Miss.




Much less our most reliable receiver playing out of position.
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#948302 - 09/21/09 09:30 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: vmlb]
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Registered: 01/24/05
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You can't be serious....

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#948303 - 09/21/09 09:31 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: JZHawk]
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Registered: 09/10/08
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Let's see how Jake does this week before declaring him out for Saturday's game.
If he can't play, Rell Lewis could see more time. He looked good at UTEP. Was surprised he didn't get any snaps against Duke.


Edited by jayhawk1996 (09/21/09 09:32 AM)

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#948304 - 09/21/09 09:34 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: JZHawk]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 11/25/06
Pick at RB? I'm not saying every play,but just to spell O. Meier playing out of position? Yep, dumb idea.

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#948305 - 09/21/09 09:35 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: jayhawk1996]
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Registered: 09/01/04
Loc: Austin, TX USA
Jake ran for what, 9 yards on two carries?

I think he's at 80% or better and Coach did the smart thing...give him a few plays to test it out and then when it became clear he wasn't himself - rest him up.

We'll be fine. To be honest, I expected to see Rell Lewis on that last series and not TO. Rell looked good during his series against UTEP.
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#948306 - 09/21/09 09:39 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: Rivethead]
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Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
While it's frustrating, Kansas football fans speculating about injuries is a pretty damn fruitless exercise.
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#948307 - 09/21/09 09:41 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: JFish26]
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Registered: 09/01/04
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Too true. That said, anyone know how Arists Wright is doing?
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#948308 - 09/21/09 09:42 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: vmlb]
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Registered: 04/14/09
Loc: Kansas
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I wouldn't play him against So. Miss. My suggestion would be to play Meier at RB sometimes. Read option should work, along with other plays. Give O a break sometimes.




I'll give you a break and i'll let you blame it on a case of the Monday's cause that is just a big no.
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#948309 - 09/21/09 09:42 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: jayhawk1996]
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Otto Schnellbacher

Registered: 11/22/07
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Let's see how Jake does this week before declaring him out for Saturday's game.
If he can't play, Rell Lewis could see more time. He looked good at UTEP. Was surprised he didn't get any snaps against Duke.




I agree.

Toben Opurum and Rell Lewis if Jake is still banged up. I still want Jake to get healthy, though.

Meier at Running back is sheer madness.

Pick at running back is asking for him to get hurt. That's beyond insane. We MUST have a running back that will block blitizing linebackers.
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#948310 - 09/21/09 09:46 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: Rivethead]
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Registered: 09/10/08
Loc: Dallas, Texas
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Too true. That said, anyone know how Arists Wright is doing?



No reports on LJW or KC Star Web sites. The bye is coming up, so if he can't play this week, he'll have time to rest before Iowa State.

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#948311 - 09/21/09 10:02 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: jayhawk1996]
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Registered: 08/28/07
Dust off Angus ...

maybe?

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#948312 - 09/21/09 10:08 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: sevenyearhawk]
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Otto Schnellbacher

Registered: 11/22/07
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Dust off Angus ...

maybe?




Only if Opurum goes down too. I'd like to see Quigly get excited about special teams and go knock some people silly. I've also wondered what he would look like as a blocking Tight End since Biere has been hobbled.



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#948313 - 09/21/09 10:23 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: 5DecadeHawk]
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Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
If Sharp is actually out (remember, for all we know he's equally likely to have a blister as he is a sprain), I'm comfortable with Opurum getting the lion's share of RB touches and opening up the passing game to compensate. Put differently, I'd rather give Toben however many touches Mangino's comfortable with and send the rest to the passing game. Rather not be relying on Lewis for anything right now.
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#948314 - 09/21/09 10:33 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: 5DecadeHawk]
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I've also wondered what he would look like as a blocking Tight End since Biere has been hobbled.





Bradley Dedeaux is a fine blocking TE.

And I don't think Biere has been "hobbled". According to Coach Mangino, he had the flu.
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#948315 - 09/21/09 11:20 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: Rivethead]
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Registered: 12/21/03
Loc: Topeka, KS
I think Sharp only playing two series was "holding him out" against Duke to prepare for a much anticipated showdown with S. Miss. I expect him to take a full load this weekend until KU is up more than 14pts. The bye week gives him two weeks rest till ISU. I think he could have played the whole game had it been necessary this past week.
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#948316 - 09/21/09 11:20 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: Rivethead]
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Registered: 01/15/09
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Jake apparently has some sort of lower leg injury, calf or ankle maybe. I think we'd be better off relying on Opurum, and possibly Rell here and there if necessary, and the passing game rather than try to rush Jake back. With the bye week coming up, it's basically three weeks of rest, which hopefully cures whatever is ailing him. Take a long view of the season here; rely on Toben and Todd's arm this week.
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#948317 - 09/21/09 11:23 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: mdfraz]
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Agree let Jake get 100% healthy especially since TO has done such a great job stepping in. No need to hurry Jake back. RB slot looks very bright.
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#948318 - 09/21/09 11:30 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: jayhwk01]
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If in doubt, sit him out. We need Sharp against the B12 south, if we stand any chance of stealing one of those games. Or by miracles of miracles going 2-1.

AQ would be the emergency option.
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#948319 - 09/21/09 11:31 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: ManhattanHawk7]
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This is why benching Sharp and relying on a Frosh worries me:

"Scouting The Defense: The Golden Eagles are seventh in the nation in rushing defense (38.5 yards per game) and ninth in total defense (182.5) and they lead C-USA in scoring defense (9.5 points per game. Opponents have tallied a combined 21 first downs and have reached the red zone just four times in eight quarters."
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#948320 - 09/21/09 11:31 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: ManhattanHawk7]
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This is why benching Sharp and relying on a Frosh worries me:

"Scouting The Defense: The Golden Eagles are seventh in the nation in rushing defense (38.5 yards per game) and ninth in total defense (182.5) and they lead C-USA in scoring defense (9.5 points per game. Opponents have tallied a combined 21 first downs and have reached the red zone just four times in eight quarters."
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#948321 - 09/21/09 11:41 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: sdoyel]
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This is why benching Sharp and relying on a Frosh worries me:

"Scouting The Defense: The Golden Eagles are seventh in the nation in rushing defense (38.5 yards per game) and ninth in total defense (182.5) and they lead C-USA in scoring defense (9.5 points per game. Opponents have tallied a combined 21 first downs and have reached the red zone just four times in eight quarters."




So. Miss has played UCF, Virginia, and Alcorn St. Alcorn St. is a FCS school. UCF ranks 95th in rush offense, 116th in total offense, and 83rd in scoring offense. UVa is 107th, 108th, and 97th in the same categories.

KU is 14th in rush offense, 3rd in total offense, and 11th in scoring.
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#948322 - 09/21/09 11:46 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: sdoyel]
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No doubt that relying on a freshman to carry the load against a tough run defense brings on some risk. I'm saying lets spread them out and give them a healthy dose of Reesing slinging the ball around. The proverbial shots to the body to loosen their run stop.

Toben needs to keep working on his pad level, he's going to get chopped in half if he runs upright. Nows to the time to learn that.

If Sharp is out against OU or TX I worry TO might be exposed, not so much So. Miss.
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#948323 - 09/21/09 11:49 AM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: oreadical]
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USM hasn't played a team with pulse as far as rushing offense this year. That changes on Saturday.
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#948324 - 09/21/09 12:36 PM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: oreadical]
sdoyel Offline
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Registered: 09/23/03
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Quote:

This is why benching Sharp and relying on a Frosh worries me:

"Scouting The Defense: The Golden Eagles are seventh in the nation in rushing defense (38.5 yards per game) and ninth in total defense (182.5) and they lead C-USA in scoring defense (9.5 points per game. Opponents have tallied a combined 21 first downs and have reached the red zone just four times in eight quarters."




So. Miss has played UCF, Virginia, and Alcorn St. Alcorn St. is a FCS school. UCF ranks 95th in rush offense, 116th in total offense, and 83rd in scoring offense. UVa is 107th, 108th, and 97th in the same categories.

KU is 14th in rush offense, 3rd in total offense, and 11th in scoring.




It's not like our offense has faced a good defense yet either....
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#948325 - 09/21/09 01:49 PM Re: Sharp's injury [Re: sdoyel]
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It's not like our offense has faced a good defense yet either....




Nope. They haven't. But we know what they're capable of. This is substantially the same offense as last year, only behind a better line, with better running backs, and a new star on the rise at the WR spot.
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