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  • serious question: is it possible when recruiting receivers these days a premium is placed on monster sized hands?

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    • Originally posted by gh View Post
      serious question: is it possible when recruiting receivers these days a premium is placed on monster sized hands?
      I bet a form of "sports natural selection" takes place, at the very least, where giant hands = success = more giant hands on average.

      Giant hands seems to be a sports constant: even short(er) players will have unusually large hands relatively.
      You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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      • Originally posted by gh View Post
        serious question: is it possible when recruiting receivers these days a premium is placed on monster sized hands?
        Guys who think they can catch everything with one hand are also likely to drop it. Amazing how many simple catches are dropped.

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        • Certainly a lot of impressive QBs played over the weekend.
          One truism firmly established: USC has never seen a lead they can't squander.

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          • Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post

            I think (don't know) they've gotten tackier since his heyday.
            They have. I bought a pair in the mid 1990s when I raced in the velodrome where hand grip is really important when you're accelerating from low speeds, and you're really yanking on the handle bars. They were nothing like today's gloves.

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            • Originally posted by gh View Post
              serious question: is it possible when recruiting receivers these days a premium is placed on monster sized hands?
              Hand size is measured at the NFL Combine.

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              • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

                Hand size is measured at the NFL Combine.
                i was thinking more about at the HS (jr hi?) level, where kids start to get assigned to positions based on morphology and skill

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                • L.A. Times: USC’s defense is again the reeking stain on Lincoln Riley’s regime

                  USC’s defense again reeking stain on Riley’s regime - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

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                  • If the SC defense could play as well as Plaschke can write, they'd win the Natl Champs easily!

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                    • Originally posted by gh View Post
                      serious question: is it possible when recruiting receivers these days a premium is placed on monster sized hands?
                      From HS to college definitely. Same as arm length and ability to get off the ground. All involved in the catch radius.

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                      • The Oregon-Georgia game to start the season was a nail-biter compared to this game.

                        TCU is really awful.

                        The commentators look worried...realizing tv sets are switching off.
                        Last edited by Conor Dary; 01-10-2023, 01:18 AM.

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                        • Angry face!!

                          Buckeyes blew a huge chance by letting Georgia steal that semi-final.
                          You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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                          • Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
                            Angry face!!

                            Buckeyes blew a huge chance by letting Georgia steal that semi-final.
                            Kirby Smart, David Pollock and Aaron Murray all admitted that Georgia should have lost that game but it was the best thing that could have ever happened to them because afterwards Kirby Smart had their full attention. It reminds me of something Lou Holtz once said: "you don't coach the same team every week, you coach a different team every week".

                            This explains how Georgia struggled with Kent State and nearly lost to Missouri. It explains how Michigan embarrassed Ohio State but nearly lost to Illinois. When you consider the fact that the talent disparity between Michigan and TCU is nearly as big as the disparity between Georgia and TCU, and that Michigan and Georgia are similarly constructed (dominant in the trenches on both sides of the ball), you realize how poorly Michigan had to have played and how bad their coaches had to coach to lose to TCU.

                            Also, I was surprised at how candidly Sonny Dykes spoke in his post-game interview, admitting that TCU was ahead of schedule this year and that they won several games they should have lost.

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                            • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post

                              Kirby Smart, David Pollock and Aaron Murray all admitted that Georgia should have lost that game but it was the best thing that could have ever happened to them because afterwards Kirby Smart had their full attention. It reminds me of something Lou Holtz once said: "you don't coach the same team every week, you coach a different team every week".

                              This explains how Georgia struggled with Kent State and nearly lost to Missouri. It explains how Michigan embarrassed Ohio State but nearly lost to Illinois. When you consider the fact that the talent disparity between Michigan and TCU is nearly as big as the disparity between Georgia and TCU, and that Michigan and Georgia are similarly constructed (dominant in the trenches on both sides of the ball), you realize how poorly Michigan had to have played and how bad their coaches had to coach to lose to TCU.

                              Also, I was surprised at how candidly Sonny Dykes spoke in his post-game interview, admitting that TCU was ahead of schedule this year and that they won several games they should have lost.
                              While watching last night's game and early in the game I was thinking that this was the TCU/Michigan game without the Michigan mistakes early in the game.

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                              • Originally posted by NotDutra5 View Post

                                While watching last night's game and early in the game I was thinking that this was the TCU/Michigan game without the Michigan mistakes early in the game.
                                I was thinking that Michigan was probably watching that game kicking themselves. One of the analysts pointed out that since Michigan and Georgia are similarly constructed, Georgia would have studied the TCU-Michigan game intently to learn what would and wouldn't work against them.
                                Last edited by jazzcyclist; 01-10-2023, 08:36 PM.

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