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    Will he be back for the Purdue game? Do we have any confirmation?


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    In Fleck's Sunday interview on WCCO, he was asked about the RB situation. he said (quoting) "Shannon should be back for the Purdue game."

    but - I will note that Fleck emphasized the word "should" - so it really reads "Shannon SHOULD be back for the Purdue game." which to me, suggests that it's not a done deal, but it's possible.

    BTW, Fleck said he thinks all of the injured RB's should be available for Purdue, including Rodney Smith, Mo and Wiley. he said Mo "definitely" will be back.

    I thought it was interesting that Wiley got some snaps. he may be leap-frogging Williams on the depth chart.

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    I have heard he will be. But I heard that here on GH, not from any inside source.

    He has been in uniform lately so I would think he has to be cleared to play. I just wish the team could figure out its running problems because given the level of talent at the RB position, the Gophers should be reeling off 200 yards on the ground, minimum, every game. All the press clippings and game mentions of the huge Gopher line have gone from "cool!" to "well why can't they push anyone out of the way for a running back then?"

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    SB27/23/8/4 vs. Purdue: 35 rushes for 295 yards; an 8.4 avg.

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    So...one thing I noticed when re-watching the game. Everyone has talked about the o-line playing poorly and that's for sure but Bryce Williams looked way over his head when kept in on pass protection. You can't rely on your backs to be primary on d-linemen but at least chipping them or picking up a blitzing LB is huge in giving the QB an extra beat or two to throw. I haven't spent a lot of time looking at our other RBs in pass protection but I have to imagine having experienced players like Smith and possibly Brooks back will help the passing game in this regard as well.

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    In the press conference, Feck said he hopes to have him back next game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by short ornery norwegian View Post
    In Fleck's Sunday interview on WCCO, he was asked about the RB situation. he said (quoting) "Shannon should be back for the Purdue game."

    but - I will note that Fleck emphasized the word "should" - so it really reads "Shannon SHOULD be back for the Purdue game." which to me, suggests that it's not a done deal, but it's possible.

    BTW, Fleck said he thinks all of the injured RB's should be available for Purdue, including Rodney Smith, Mo and Wiley. he said Mo "definitely" will be back.

    I thought it was interesting that Wiley got some snaps. he may be leap-frogging Williams on the depth chart.
    They seem to like Potts a lot. But if he has a concussion already, he might be prone to missing games.

    Bryce Williams will be the #2/3 next year with Mo #1.
    As we've seen with RB's. No need to worry about having too many. I'm sure Williams and Potts will both get carries and provide different aspects to the offense.

    I think Bryce is underrated by Gopherhole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face The Facts View Post
    They seem to like Potts a lot. But if he has a concussion already, he might be prone to missing games.

    Bryce Williams will be the #2/3 next year with Mo #1.
    As we've seen with RB's. No need to worry about having too many. I'm sure Williams and Potts will both get carries and provide different aspects to the offense.

    I think Bryce is underrated by Gopherhole.
    I think he's overrated by gopherhole. Very poor vision, only really runs straight forward, rarely bounces it outside or waits for a crease to develop. Missed a big hole when we went for it on 4th down play that Rodney likely finds. Also goes down on first contact too often and rarely breaks tackles or pushes the pile. Just not that powerful. His straight-line speed is solid in the open field but nothing elite. There is a reason Wiley is ahead of him. I'm not saying it will happen but I wouldn't be shocked if Potts and Ky Thomas beat him out next year but we'll see.

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    You are correct that Williams whiffed on his pass blocking attempts. Just like the tight ends. Sorry boys and girls, that’s just coaching or lack there of.

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    I think Wiley is #2 next year but also competes for #1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete smith View Post
    You are correct that Williams whiffed on his pass blocking attempts. Just like the tight ends. Sorry boys and girls, that’s just coaching or lack there of.
    It's also what can happen when you are down to your 5th string RB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by die hard gopher View Post
    I think he's overrated by gopherhole. Very poor vision, only really runs straight forward, rarely bounces it outside or waits for a crease to develop. Missed a big hole when we went for it on 4th down play that Rodney likely finds. Also goes down on first contact too often and rarely breaks tackles or pushes the pile. Just not that powerful. His straight-line speed is solid in the open field but nothing elite. There is a reason Wiley is ahead of him. I'm not saying it will happen but I wouldn't be shocked if Potts and Ky Thomas beat him out next year but we'll see.
    I could be remembering wrong but wasn't he the dominant back at Wisconsin? Looked really good if I remember correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAFanOfBecky View Post
    I could be remembering wrong but wasn't he the dominant back at Wisconsin? Looked really good if I remember correctly?
    He had some moments, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by die hard gopher View Post
    I think he's overrated by gopherhole. Very poor vision, only really runs straight forward, rarely bounces it outside or waits for a crease to develop. Missed a big hole when we went for it on 4th down play that Rodney likely finds. Also goes down on first contact too often and rarely breaks tackles or pushes the pile. Just not that powerful. His straight-line speed is solid in the open field but nothing elite. There is a reason Wiley is ahead of him. I'm not saying it will happen but I wouldn't be shocked if Potts and Ky Thomas beat him out next year but we'll see.
    I second being not all impressed with Williams this year. Tentative. Poor vision. Not much wiggle. Looked like he regressed (maybe wasn't expecting snaps)

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    Quote Originally Posted by upnorthkid View Post
    I second being not all impressed with Williams this year. Tentative. Poor vision. Not much wiggle. Looked like he regressed (maybe wasn't expecting snaps)
    I don't think he regressed, I think the O-line last year masked some of his deficiencies which were exposed on Saturday.

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