Monday, February 27, 2012

Panthers offer California juco DT for 2013

The Panthers are hurting for defensive linemen depth so looking to remedy the situation they have offered 6'3" 305 pound Marquel Combs of Pierce College in Los Angeles, CA.  Combs, a native of Memphis, TN has also been offered by Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Mississippi, Kansas State, Arizona, Utah, and Texas Tech.

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  1. So how much of a shot does pitt have?

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  2. I would have to assume very little. He's from SEC territory and is getting SEC offers.

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  3. Time to turn ex-UCLA ace Breckterfeld loose on the untapped (by Pitt) California market!

    Florida Shhmorida.

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  4. I don't know of any decent player that was from CA that went to Pitt!!!
    But hey, we got Beckerfeld now!!! lol

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  5. I don't think this staff would offer anyone they didn't think they had a good chance to land. And while that offer list looks impressive.. I think Pitt matches up well with anything those other schools can offer.

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    1. Of course they would. Schools, including Pitt, do it all the time. MAC schools are offering 5 star players.

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  6. Now if only Pitt hadn't lost one of the best S&C coaches in the world they'd have that to offer over those other schools too. Pittsburgh Iron Works. Instead we get to pitch a yoga instructor to the big horses. (can you tell I'm bitter about this one? :) )

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    1. Ive heard that rice is very popular in oakland

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    2. Rice is a joke. Terrible s&c coach. Awful hire, and the only one I have a problem with.

      Any time you're doing strength and conditioning and you lead with long, drawn out stretching routines.. which is what Rice does, you kill the athletes explosiveness.. Which in turn kills their ability to generate power.

      Without the ability to properly generate explosive power they can't train their bodies to generate MORE of it. Muscle Synapses never learn to fire, and when they do it burns the muscle out faster.

      You limber up before working out, you don't go through half hour stretching routines. Ridiculous.

      As someone who lives under the bar I have very little respect for people who teach that line of thinking. It might be good for crossfitters or whatever other stupid fad workout, but not for guys training for elite level athletics.

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    3. This is not to say stretching is bad.

      You want to loosen up before you work.. but the main body of stretching needs to happen as part of your cooldown, and shouldn't take more than maybe 10 minutes.

      Rice's ideas follow that stretching is part of the main workout, rather than to be done after the main workout.. which is definitely unorthodox (IE wrong)

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    4. Your are spot on Hurriquake...
      You need to do a dynamic warmup... some brief stretching before the workout (some experts don't believe in ANY stretching before workout).. but the main stretch is after the main workout!!!

      But... Griswold wasn't great either looking at NFL combine numbers of the 4 Pitt players. Alexcih laid an egg... Nix showed he was slow and didn't do bench press, Lindsay had decent numbers but he is a Quip and spent 2 months in Florida preparing for combine 24/7... haven't seen the DB numbers yet.

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    5. Todd Rice scares the hell out of me as far as how the lines are going to come in the next few years. I predict they will be slow and weak and gas halfway through the games. His ideas are not what you do with an elite athlete. they're what you do for a soccer mom who's trying to lose some baby weight.

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  7. The opportunity to play right away makes a difference, particularily with junior college guys, who only have two years of eligibilty. If feels he feels he's coming into the right situation, Pitt could be attractive for him. Pitt certainly has enough alumns that went on to the NFL and that will no doubt be mentioned.

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  8. Princell Brockenbrough (sp?!) was one heck of a receiver from California before his career was ended by injury.

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  9. Rob Coons even....

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  10. looks like chris jones joined pitts 2012 class.

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  11. Latef Grim wasn't too shabby ...

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  12. Anthracite & SoupiesFebruary 29, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Maybe the thinking is that, as a JUCO, he would like to play right away and Pitt would offer more of a chance for that than the SEC schools.

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  13. TE Breneman to announce next week. Looks like PSU.

    Shawn Oakman 6'8" 260, booted from PSU. RS Frosh. He would have to sit out this coming year. Haven't heard if he performed well at PSU. He was highly regarded when he came out of Eastern Pa.

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