Fugate

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by Jewbaccah, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Jewbaccah

    Jewbaccah New Member

    A LB now.
     
  2. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I guess we've decided to forget about the FB position. We have one guy who hasn't been very good and has one year of eligibility remaining.
     
  3. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Alden Hill? You are probably right though. I imagine a lot of 3wr sets in our future.
     
  4. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    This will make for some fun goalline situations.
     
  5. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Considering he was barely allowed to play last year, this move could have been made earlier. His career is probably over now.
     
  6. Jewbaccah

    Jewbaccah New Member

    If buys in he will get on field by 2013.
     
  7. Vol4Life

    Vol4Life New Member

    I would say it is more of an indication of offensive philosophy. We'll be seeing a lot of 3 WR sets, multiple TE sets, as well as TE's being used as H-Backs in multiple TE formations.
    Plus, Fugate didn't see the field much last year so why not let him try to seize an opportunity at a position we lack depth at anyway.
     
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  8. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Why not make this decision sooner, since it is clearly a philosophically generated one?
     
  9. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    FB is a position you can get by with walk ons imo, especially with our O.
     
  10. Vol4Life

    Vol4Life New Member

    Spring practices haven't started yet so whether it's done in January or February makes little difference. Timing played the biggest part: we missed on some LB prospects, CSS is probably just getting to fully evaluate this team and his defense now that recruiting priorities have wrapped up for the '12 class and saw an opportunity to improve the quality of depth at one of his defensive positions. I played football in college, position changes were usually announced between Jan-Mar. The priority was to get the change in before spring practices started, which they seem to have done here.
     
  11. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    Saying it was Fugate's idea.
     
  12. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    What I'm saying is, why not make this move last year since they clearly weren't going to be utilizing the fullback position and the guy is a reasonably gifted athlete?
     
  13. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    This. The rise of H-backs has lessened the role of the traditional FB. I don't think that a team doesn't need a FB, but so many are now just putting an extra OL back there on goal line situations.
     
  14. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    There's no point halfway through the season.
     
  15. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Halfway? Chaney didn't use him outside of Fall practice. And he liked what he saw then. It isn't like something changed with Fugate or something awesome occurred with the passing game unexpectedly.
     
  16. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Halfway through the season we were sans Justin Hunter. So at that point you'd think we might actually want a FB. But back in spring practice you'd expect the coaches were thinking we'd have the Bray/Hunter/Rogers show going all year and we should go ahead and rethink the FB stuff. I agree with IP that this should have been done sooner.
     
  17. Dick Huffman

    Dick Huffman Guest

    Bartholomew may be the worst player to start for an SEC team since Sleepy Robinson and it showed on every snap he played. If you look up liability in the dictionary it has an overhead shot of the I-formation with the word Bartholomew highlighted next to FB.
     
  18. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    He played more before Hunter got hurt
     
  19. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator


    But, but, but he is a legacy. All legacies get in.
     
  20. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    We are going to kick ass this year in the wing T.
     

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