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Rutgers - USF who to watch

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Nors, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Nors

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    Who are these guys??? It’s the kind of match-up that the good folks who bring you the BCS every year can only begin to dream about in their wildest fantasies: Ohio State versus South Florida for the national title. However, that would be the match-up if, and of course it is still a huge if, both teams can run the table the rest of the season. And USF faces a real test Thursday evening when the Bulls play at Rutgers (7:30 PM ET; ESPN).

    In fact, if there was even a more unlikely candidate to be in contention for the BCS title game it would be South Florida which didn’t even have a football program ten years ago. And while Florida is ripe with good football players, USF has generally had to play second-fiddle to the state’s ‘other’ national powers such as Florida State, Florida and Miami for quality football players. In fact, South Florida has only had 8 players drafted in its short history, and only one – Giants’ LB Kawika Mitchell taken in the second round by Kansas City in 2003 – selected within the first three rounds. That should change this year, though, as USF has several outstanding pro prospects starting with the CB tandem of Mike Jenkins (#4, 5-11, 200), a potential first rounder this coming April, and Trae Williams (#21, 5-9, 185), both of whom can really run, along with MLB Ben Moffitt (#59, 6-1, 240) a prototype tackling machine. What has pro scouts really excited about US, though, are a couple of super sophomores in QB Mike Grothe (#8, 6-0, 200), a terrific all-around athlete who also leads the team in rushing, along with DE George Selvie (#95, 6-3, 245) who leads the country in sacks with 11.5 to date.

    Meanwhile, it has been something of a disappointing season for Rutgers which had expected to be the ones in USF’s shoes at this point in the season. However, the Scarlet Knights were upset twice at home by Maryland and then Cincinnati to douse any national aspirations by the team. Still, Rutgers has plenty of talent of its own starting with junior RB Ray Rice (#27, 5-9, 200), who is on pace to rush for over 1,600 yards and 26 TDs in what is considered something of a down year. Rice runs behind a very good line anchored by veteran OTs Pedro Sosa (#77, 6-4, 295) and Jeremy Zuttah (#71, 6-4, 290) and huge OG Mike Fladell (#72, 6-6, 325). The Scarlet Knights also have one of the better safeties in the country in junior SS Courtney Greene (#36, 6-0, 205), while junior DE Jamaal Westerman (#90, 6-3, 250) is another emerging star. Also keep an eye on undersized DT Eric Foster (#56, 6-2, 265) who has the quickness and motor to make the move outside at the next level.
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    The CB tandem, the DE Selvin and LB Moffitt are all good players. Moffitt is one of those guys that always seems to be at the right place at the right time.
  3. Nors

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    Thats a fast team defense - corners might be 1st rounders.

    Selvie leads College in sacks -

    good matchup
  4. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Henry is out of South Florida.
  5. Nors

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    It's a beautiful campus, in Sunny Metro Tampa

    If he can keep recruiting locally he may have something there....
  6. Nors

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    Rice at it again

    29-153 in 3rd
  7. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    He had 36 last week and he has 32 this week with 12:00 to go in the game. Wow. He'll get to 40 today.
  8. Nors

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    He is a tough back - don't want to whammy the kid but he reminds me of Emmitt
  9. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Anyone want to win the national title this year?
  10. Nors

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    39-189 or so

    kids a workhorse
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    BC vs Ohio State
  12. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Ohio State:

    10/20 Mich St 3:30 PM
    10/27 at Penn State 8:00 PM
    11/03 Wisconsin TBD
    11/10 Illinois TBD
    11/17 at #25 Michigan TBD

    Boston College:

    10/25 at #11 Va Tech 7:30 PM
    11/03 Florida St TBD
    11/10 at Maryland TBD
    11/17 at Clemson TBD
    11/24 Miami TBD

    Not the easiest of schedules, the OSU-Mich game is huge. For BC, VT is big and you can't overlook Clemson at home.
  13. JerryFan

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    Ohio St will be there I would put money on it. Their D is unreal if you ask me. I'm not a Ohio St fan, but I can't wait to see them paste those turds from Ann Arbor just as my beloved(Illinois) is going to do this weekend.

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