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  • Florida/Oklahoma...prediction!

    Sometime tonight we will hear..."he has world class (or) great speed"..when talking about Jeff Demps.

  • #2
    ...and they'll get his track resume wrong.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cooter Brown
      ...and they'll get his track resume wrong.
      I hear that According to TV announcers Tim Dwight had "world class" speed. Cat never broke a 10.30!!!!!

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      • #4
        Counter argument: It will not happen just for the reasons you stated :lol:

        And they will be too busy talking about Percy Harvin.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by croflash
          Counter argument: It will not happen just for the reasons you stated :lol:

          And they will be too busy talking about Percy Harvin.
          I disagree and think it might even happen the first time Demps does anything. Hell there was some player (one of the bowl games) who ran a 10.6 something in high school, they mentioned his.."blazin' speed"..haha!!!!!

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          • #6
            Ok you won and I didn't like the comment when they said something along the lines "he is not a track guy trying to play football, he is a football player who also runs track", that's a little bit disrespectful.

            Although give them credit because they were talking about Demps only once and spent the rest of the time praising (actually you know what I mean :twisted: ) Tebow.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by croflash
              Ok you won and I didn't like the comment when they said something along the lines "he is not a track guy trying to play football, he is a football player who also runs track", that's a little bit disrespectful.
              I don't think it's disrespectful at all. It's meant to compliment Demps, saying that he has FB skills and isn't just a fast guy who can sometimes get by on speed alone (there are certainly plenty of those guys around).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by KevinM
                Originally posted by croflash
                Ok you won and I didn't like the comment when they said something along the lines "he is not a track guy trying to play football, he is a football player who also runs track", that's a little bit disrespectful.
                I don't think it's disrespectful at all. It's meant to compliment Demps, saying that he has FB skills and isn't just a fast guy who can sometimes get by on speed alone (there are certainly plenty of those guys around).
                I love both which is why I'm not really in either camp to defend one without reserve and it felt like there was a dimissive undertone when the comment was made. In some cases you are right, but more often than not it seems like announcers are not educated as far as T&F which leads to underestimating what it really takes.

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                • #9
                  Re: Florida/Oklahoma...prediction!

                  Originally posted by Texas
                  Sometime tonight we will hear..."he has world class (or) great speed"..when talking about Jeff Demps.

                  I predict Florida will take it.

                  [This is right up there with my November 5 prediction Obama would win.]

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by croflash
                    Ok you won and I didn't like the comment when they said something along the lines "he is not a track guy trying to play football, he is a football player who also runs track", that's a little bit disrespectful.

                    Although give them credit because they were talking about Demps only once and spent the rest of the time praising (actually you know what I mean :twisted: ) Tebow.
                    While Demps is a footballer who has great speed, he's a lot like Curtis Dickey who remains the only NFL running back to ever be world ranked in the 100m. He was ranked 7th in 1979. Dickey was not a gifted runner, he was.."ok"...but nothing special at all despite that speed. Remember USC's Sultan McCullough who came just before Reggie Bush? He was a 10.17 guy and would have smoked Bush in any sprint yet on a football field it was Bush who excelled. Look at Michael Bennett, another sprint star who is on his third or is it fourth team already? He like Dickey and McCullough has great speed but is not a gifted runner. So far Demps appear to be more like them than a Ollie Matson, Buddy Young or O.J.Simpson. They were not only fast but could run with a football.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Texas
                      Look at Michael Bennett, another sprint star who is on his third or is it fourth team already? He like Dickey and McCullough has great speed but is not a gifted runner.
                      Bennett was a much better runner in college, before he got hurt. He hit holes quicker than Dickey or McCullough, or even Demps. But, as they often say, he was a track athlete, could not take a hit. Just like Skeets, Torrian...
                      "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                      by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Pego
                        Originally posted by Texas
                        Look at Michael Bennett, another sprint star who is on his third or is it fourth team already? He like Dickey and McCullough has great speed but is not a gifted runner.
                        Bennett was a much better runner in college, before he got hurt. He hit holes quicker than Dickey or McCullough, or even Demps. But, as they often say, he was a track athlete, could not take a hit. Just like Skeets, Torrian...
                        I agree he was better at Wisconsin but he was never a "great" runner.

                        Look at how Percy Harvin ran Thursday night, he's a gifted runner. Demps doesn't seem to have that explosive agility. Oh sure give him a hole to run thru and he has a burst but he doesn't evade tacklers or make people miss all that much. I have no doubts Demps is far faster than Percy Harvin at a track meet.

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                        • #13
                          And now it turns out that Harvin has had a hairline fracture all along, in addition to the ankle sprain. He and Meyer said after the game that he was at 90%, but if you saw his two long gainers, you saw that his acceleration was a 'man against boys'. As he went through the line and into the secondary, everyone else looked like they were playing in mud, and he was on Mondo. I'd love to see him run a 60m race.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Texas
                            Look at how Percy Harvin ran Thursday night, he's a gifted runner. Demps doesn't seem to have that explosive agility. Oh sure give him a hole to run thru and he has a burst but he doesn't evade tacklers or make people miss all that much. I have no doubts Demps is far faster than Percy Harvin at a track meet.
                            Harvin is just amazing on the field. I will really miss watching he and Tebow play together. I got the impression that OK decided that containing Demps was important. Had Meyer given the ball to Demps a few more times I suspect he would have had a much better yard per carry number. Meyer must have wanted to keep the ball in the hands of the more experienced upperclassmen.
                            ... nothing really ever changes my friend, new lines for old, new lines for old.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Marlow
                              And now it turns out that Harvin has had a hairline fracture all along, in addition to the ankle sprain. He and Meyer said after the game that he was at 90%, but if you saw his two long gainers, you saw that his acceleration was a 'man against boys'. As he went through the line and into the secondary, everyone else looked like they were playing in mud, and he was on Mondo. I'd love to see him run a 60m race.
                              I think you'd be disappointed. Harvin is like a Rocket Ismail/Reggie Bush/Devin Hester. He has that ability to manuevar at a high rate of speed something few can really do. So he appears far faster than he really is because of the.....gift. Put him or the others mentioned on a straight line sprint and they aren't that..."WOW!"..you'd expect.

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