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    Re: SouthernPigskins' SoCon Preseason Position Rankings: Running Back

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    I know everyone hates to put much stock into transfers, but I think Darrell Bridges as a graduate transfer will end up being a big key to the Mocs offense this year. Add in a 5'11" 250 FB from Arkansas to block for him and Bagley, and we could jump up towards the top side of the list.
    His 2000+ yards don't count, he has 0 yards, you heard them.
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    Re: SouthernPigskins' SoCon Preseason Position Rankings: Running Back

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    His 2000+ yards don't count, he has 0 yards, you heard them.
    I don't care what it says now. Let's see what it says at the end of the year!

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    Re: SouthernPigskins' SoCon Preseason Position Rankings: Running Back

    Quote Originally Posted by UCMoc View Post
    I don't care what it says now. Let's see what it says at the end of the year!
    Well of course he does have over 2000 yards in his career behind a terrible Oline on a terrible offense.
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    Re: SouthernPigskins' SoCon Preseason Position Rankings: Running Back

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    Well of course he does have over 2000 yards in his career behind a terrible Oline on a terrible offense.
    That's what makes him such an good transfer. Not comparing the UTC line to the Dallas Cowboys of old, but it's like the old question about what would Barry Sanders have done behind that line. I wonder what Bridges can do with talent around him.

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    Re: SouthernPigskins' SoCon Preseason Position Rankings: Running Back

    Quote Originally Posted by UCMoc View Post
    That's what makes him such an good transfer. Not comparing the UTC line to the Dallas Cowboys of old, but it's like the old question about what would Barry Sanders have done behind that line. I wonder what Bridges can do with talent around him.
    Idk, our line is by far the biggest question mark. Darrell is a good back. He's not quite Derrick Craine IMO, but he runs similarly hard. It will interesting to see whether he or Bagley get more touches.
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    Re: SouthernPigskins' SoCon Preseason Position Rankings: Running Back

    Quote Originally Posted by FUBeAR View Post
    You're right, BUT CIT, WOFF, & Mercer all have also had substantial rushing production from their QB spot. This was a 'look' at SoCon RB Groups. Team Rushing capability might be a more interesting & predictive 'look.'
    Very true, but I would guess Mercer to be in a similar boat as WCU. It's a bit of a 1 -2 punch for us, where Wofford and The Citadel have about 30 different backs they use. There #2 back might only be 15-20% of the totals, and that's all they do.
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    Re: SouthernPigskins' SoCon Preseason Position Rankings: Running Back

    Quote Originally Posted by chattownmocs View Post
    Idk, our line is by far the biggest question mark. Darrell is a good back. He's not quite Derrick Craine IMO, but he runs similarly hard. It will interesting to see whether he or Bagley get more touches.
    True, I guess I was thinking more about him having been the primary weapon that opposing defenses had to stop and that won't be the case here.

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    Re: SouthernPigskins' SoCon Preseason Position Rankings: Running Back

    Quote Originally Posted by chattownmocs View Post
    His 2000+ yards don't count, he has 0 yards, you heard them.
    No offense intended toward Mr. Bridges. I LOVE HIM! One of my former Players & also my good friend's son play for PC, so I have watched a good bit of Blue Hose Football in recent years. That Offense has been so bad that Bridges should get 2 yards credit for every yard he gained there! But there's the nature of why I chose to 'zero out' Transfers' Stats in my analysis. Too much variability in competition-level & Offensive philosophy/style, etc. of where they transferred in from to draw reasonable inferences from that data, IMO. Barring injury, Bridges will play a major role for the Mocs this year.
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    Re: SouthernPigskins' SoCon Preseason Position Rankings: Running Back

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    No offense intended toward Mr. Bridges. I LOVE HIM! One of my former Players & also my good friend's son play for PC, so I have watched a good bit of Blue Hose Football in recent years. That Offense has been so bad that Bridges should get 2 yards credit for every yard he gained there! But there's the nature of why I chose to 'zero out' Transfers' Stats in my analysis. Too much variability in competition-level & Offensive philosophy/style, etc. of where they transferred in from to draw reasonable inferences from that data, IMO. Barring injury, Bridges will play a major role for the Mocs this year.
    That's a fair way to do it. I'm glad to hear that you think so highly of him. Out of curiosity, since you have seen more of him than I have, where would you rank him individually among the RB's in the SoCon this year?

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    Re: SouthernPigskins' SoCon Preseason Position Rankings: Running Back

    Quote Originally Posted by UCMoc View Post
    That's a fair way to do it. I'm glad to hear that you think so highly of him. Out of curiosity, since you have seen more of him than I have, where would you rank him individually among the RB's in the SoCon this year?
    I think if you look at the individual analysis I did, there are 5 RB's that have CLEARLY PROVEN their ability to produce very solid results for their Teams - Newsome from WCU, Lakes AND Mitchell from Mercer, Jackson from CIT, and Bagley from UTC. I think Bridges 'fits in with that crowd' pretty well. I think his style is most like Newsome's (vs. the other 4), but I'm not sure he has the raw speed that Newsome does.
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