Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Brooks Robinson Becoming Special Teams impact Player

Each week all of the OVC coaches do a teleconference. Here are some interesting notes from Coach Crowe's conference:

*Crowe talked about Darrell Prater (sorry if misspelled) who played in the early 2000s as being one of the few guys that "the bus would wait on" because of his amazing special teams ability. Crowe said that this team has another player that may fit that mold, defensive back Brooks Robinson. Robinson, a converted quarterback, is making play after play on special teams for the Gamecocks. He also had the game saving interception against EIU.

*Crowe was really excited that Tn. State was bringing their band which should make for a great atmosphere. He urged the JSU fans to get out and support the team.

*Offensive line continues to be problematic. JSU was minus 3 starters against UTM. He said that it will probably be Thursday before we know whether Tyler Ogletree can play. Not sure on this, but it sounds like the Gamecocks are attempting to save a redshirt on some guys that might could help this year.

*Crowe praised the quarterbacks and the great relationship they have with each other. On Coty Blanchard: "There's something special about this guy." Crowe alluded that the Gamecocks may utilize some new packages to take advantage of Blanchard's unique talents. Editor's note: We are just fans that support the Gamecocks 100 percent, but we'd love to see Coty air it out more to open up the running lanes.

*I liked this quote from Coach Crowe to end the press conference: "We take on each play. We play at full speed. We believe we are going to make something happen."

*He never came out and said this, but you could sense that Coach Crowe believes the Gamecocks are close to really breaking out as a football team.

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