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Anyone know what his status is and why he hasn't been playing? I search for old threads that asked a few weeks ago but the topic seemed to die? Not on the OSU participation report.
Thought the same thing. I'm hoping that he makes significant progress during the 15 bowl workouts. He's talented enough for the light to come on at anytime.
He played a little Saturday, but not much. Kind of looked like he had a slight limp, but I'm not positive. I think the jump up in competition level was quite a bit for him and it's too bad we couldn't afford to redshirt him with our lack of depth.
Don't have any info to answer your question about why, but I saw him in the game this weekend.
He came in for a few series and I think turned his ankle. He's still learning and getting stronger.
Like Brian said, the coaches love his ability, just transitioning from 3a ball is tough.
That coupled with the improvement from Lloyd and McAllister over the season. If they had not improved like they have then we probably see more from Magee and Palmer.
Speaking of Palmer, he was in on almost every tackle on kickoff coverage. He can fly.
I think the decision to limit Javontee's playing time was part of a more systematic approach. It seemed that either in the Kansas or K. State game Bennett made the conscious decision to substitute far less frequently. He made 2 big changes--moving Chadwick to MLB and Gary Mason to DT, but he also quit pulling the plug on his DB's and DL's and decided he was going to go with his best 11 except for a very few plays to guard off exhaustion.
Perhaps the thought was that it was more important that they gell and come to trust one another than be sanctioned through replacements when they screwed up. I don't know fi the stats will bear me out on this, but it looked like we had the same 11 on the field a far higher % of the time in the last 5 games.
Bennett does not feel comfortable subbing at this moment. Right now he is only subbing if the player gets hurt or needs to be pulled due to bad play.
^^^Yep, talked to CPB sunday morn after Tech game and he said, "I've had some others like McGee that are now playing in the NFL, and I did them same way as I'm doing McGee. He played 8 plays yesterday ..... "
Sounded a whole lot like he's developing future NFL talent with McGee and he's VERY much on top of what he's doing with him, too. I noticed McGee on sidelines during that game too! He had helmet on constantly ready to play when called upon.
I know most all on this thread know exactly what I'm saying here or you wouldn't be wondering about him, right?
Good stuff mike.
Just for reference... is Magee and not McGee.
It's not hard to imagine that a year with Kaz is going to create some amazing physical gains with a guy like Magee.
Have you seen Oakman and Osei lately?
Saw Oakman crossing University Parks last week, but he was in sweats. Couldn't tell much about his physique. Not seen Osei. Any pictures of how they're looking now?
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Osei is jumping around on that KSU video. He looks like a 6-3 310 Kayron Johnson
Osei is huge. Very long legs and very solidly put together.
For comparison, he looks much more like Gary Mason Jr. than Phil Taylor, but is probably closer to Phil Taylor in weight than he is Mason.
Our seats were on the 25 right behind the Baylor Defense side of the bench. A few physical observations:
1. Osei is monstrously big. He is much larger than anyone we currently have playing on that side of the ball. He looks bigger w/o pads than many DT's around him with them.
2. Dominque Bank's shoulders are about 5 ft wide.
3. Bryant seemed disinterested in the game up until the very end. He frequently sat on the bench even while the defense was on the field. Not sure if this is tending to signal that he's out of contention for playing time or what.
4. Palmer looks the part. I suspect his short and long term success is going to depend on whether he can become an effective rush end a la Von Miller.
Makes sense. I imagine he doesn't want Magee to get bad habits due to his current lack of strength. Magee is the first Baylor D-end that showed that real explosion with his hands which is essential to be an elite pass rusher. Obviously that only goes so far without strength and hip explosion. Mason and Lloyds willingness to have the tackles hold them(lock them up) has driven me bonkers the last few years. No ability to prevent getting covered up at their size makes them dead in the water.
Someone asked me why BU DEs only bull rushed. I said, they have little other option unless they get outside. 6'2 250 and 6'3 235 vs 6'6 310 doesn't end well if they get locked up and once locked up...
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