Tyler Murphy & Ian Silberman officially named BC starters

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    I'm pretty sure wormwood was referring to all the naysayers emmitt heard from as he came up through the ranks. He was shorter than the average back, he definitely wasn't the fastest back on so on. His measurables weren't what you would usually look for in "elite" backs. But he proved people wrong at every level with a huge heart and determination....... and a ton of talent :)
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    I could be mistaken, but I think the only level Emmit ever needed to prove anybody wrong at was the highest level. He was a HS stud, highly recruited and rocked it from his freshman season, esp. with the Bama coming out party.
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    Some HS recruiting "guru" called Emmitt a "lugger". Other than that, yeah, I think most people knew he was the real deal coming out of HS.
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    Agree, although willie green, who broke emmitt's hs record was also a stud rb coming out only to end up on a milk carton, more so cause of bad knees but there are many studs who don't live up to their hype. Emmitt still had to prove he could hang.

    There usually is always something to prove to somebody, somewhere.
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    You were right the first time...he's better than JD.
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    Nobody ever faulted the survivors of the Titanic.
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    He is not
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    'Think JD has a much greater upside and could be here for 2 more years vs. 1 for TM. It will be great to see JD with some good QB coaching, an offense that has a prayer of working and some SEC receiving talent. I look for our running game to improve as much as the passing game. Hopefully, Roper can make JD THE MAN.
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    NO ONE will be better until and unless there is massive improvement and consistency from the o line.
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    Considering his physical gifts, Doug Flutie had an outstanding career both in the CFL and NFL. He even went to a Pro Bowl, pretty much all on heart and guts.

    Looking at the 1st round RBs coming out of the draft from the SEC since 1980:

    Player-------------School---------------Round---------# Selected

    Herschel Walker.....Georgia.........................went straight to USFL as the most celebrated CFB player of his time
    Geoerge Rogers.......USCe.............................1st...........................1st
    Bo Jackson...............Auburn.........................1st...........................1st
    Ronnie Brown..........Auburn.........................1st...........................2d
    Garrison Hearst.......Georgia.........................1st...........................3d
    Trent Richardson....Alabama........................1st..........................3d
    Brent Fullwood........Auburn.........................1st...........................4th
    Darren McFadden..Arkansas........................1st...........................4th
    Jamal Lewis............Tennessee.......................1st...........................5th
    Cadillac Williams....Auburn...........................1st..........................5th
    Tim Worley..............Georgia..........................1st...........................7th
    Michael Haddix.......Miss State......................1st...........................8th
    Fred Taylor..............Florida..........................1st...........................9th
    Charles Alexander...LSU...............................1st.........................12th
    Knowshaun Moreno..Georgia.......................1st.........................12th
    Emmitt Smith..........Florida..........................1st..........................17th
    Neal Anderson.........Florida..........................1st..........................27th
    Lorenzo Hampton...Florida..........................1st..........................27th

    50 other RBs outside the SEC were selected higher than Emmitt Smith since 1980. He wasn't even the first RB selected in the 1990 draft. Blair Thomas of Penn State was picked 2d, Minneota's Darrel Thompson was selected 19th, Washington State's Steve Broussard was 20th, Georgia's Rodney Hampton was 24th and FSU's Dexter Carter was 25.

    Emmitt was a great back at Florida, and deserving of first round selection, but he didn't have the demand that other RBs had, most of whom had far more physical gifts than did Emmitt.
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    Exactly. I remember all the nonsense about Emmitt when he was drafted. Cowboy fans were complaining about this little RB from Florida.
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    they sure moved the ball more when TM was on the field (and healthy)
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    415 yards vs Toledo
    413 yards vs Miami
    382 yards vs Vols
    402 vs UK
    355 vs Arky

    Scored more points, but we moved the ball well when Jeff was in. The turnovers killed us in the Miami game.
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    You are confusing physical gifts and talent to play the position, to say emmitt was not an insanely talented rb is absurd. Flutie was a stud, he was simply a midget. Tim has very little qb talent, what he processes in spades is a will and a toughness and leadership that are virtually unparalleled.
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    Well first and foremost, Tim is a football player, but aside from his awesome will and leadership he was featured on a offense that mitigated his flaws as a qb and allowed for him to excel using his netter talents, his size and feet. Tim wasn't any less talented than emmitt, Considering he broke Emmit rushing record, he just was playing from a different position.
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    Oh yeah! Brent fullwood baby!. Only pro player I know of to come from my high school, st. Cloud high school. His nephews were a grade behind me on high school, Brent did rather well getting a 1000 yard season after having to replace one of the most physically gifted backs of all time in bo jackson at auburn.
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    Not sure I understand this or agree with it. Tim had average physical qb talent and slightly above average running talent. Emmitt is a hall of fame rb one of the most talented to ever live.

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