Afternoon Roundup: September 15, 2019

Afternoon Roundup: September 15, 2019

September 15, 2019
Aidan Hutchinson (image via Wolverines Wire)

Here’s an MGoBlue piece on Aidan Hutchinson following in his dad’s footsteps (LINK).

What do you think of Michigan State’s performance yesterday?

Just for fun, here are some Saquon Barkley highlights from high school:


  1. Avatar
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    Joined: 1/19/2016
    Sep 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    That Najee TD was absolute beast mode

    Running backs do matter!

    • Thunder
      Comments: 3787
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Sep 15, 2019 at 6:29 PM

      Yes…yes, they do.

  2. Lanknows
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    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Sep 16, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    I think Saquan Barkley mattered. Barry Sanders too. Maybe Najee Harris is another. He was after all the number 2 recruit in the country.

    That was a helluva run he had. Deveon power with Denard speed. Awesome highlight.

    Harris can back his claim to being an impact player by having a significantly better YPC in 2018 than the 2 other backs Alabama had. Both of them got drafted into the NFL too. Real rotation not just a guy inflating his numbers with long runs against weak competition.

    Harris also, small sample size alert but still, outrushed them in the title game against Clemson. 6.6 ypc with a long of only 13 is impressive.

    Must be why Alabama decisively bea…checks notes. Huh. Hmmm. Well.
    I don’t know what to make of this. 3 elite running backs on one side. On the other side, the majority of snaps go to a pass-blocking specialist.
    Undrafted in the NFL. Rated outside the top 200 as a recruit, ran for 1.7 ypc in the game.

    Weird. I’ll have to think about his a little more.

  3. Lanknows
    Comments: 6185
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Sep 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    We have a grinding back who happens to have 5-star talent. Pretty cool. Love the stuff in this article.

    The level of grind, to put it in more common terms, that’s less common. I think he is a notch above most people his age in that regard.

    With Zach playing both ways, that demands a certain level of grind.

    When he gets into those hardest parts of the game, he’s not getting weaker he’s getting stronger because he’s trained his body to overcome the weaknesses.

    I’ve never seen anyone get hit that hard before in my life

    He’s not one of those kids who’s concerned about who knows what he’s doing

    • Lanknows
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      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Sep 16, 2019 at 3:29 PM

      My comments on Harris also got filtered out. I think he’s probably really good and that run is awesome.

  4. Lanknows
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    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Sep 17, 2019 at 11:40 AM

    Haha. Triple post finally came through!

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