Jump to content
  • Welcome to GoMeanGreen.com!

    Thank you for visiting us!  Registering is easy and free, and provides you with the ability to participate in the discussions along with many cool features and content.

Rice Transfer DB Tyrae Thornton Commits


Recommended Posts

  • BillySee58 changed the title to Rice Transfer DB Tyrae Thornton Commits
2 hours ago, Wag Tag said:

WOW! Wasn't expecting another Secondary player, PB must on seen something of an additional need. We are now stacked in the secondary especially with the class coming in ?  Expect it to be a strength.

I am not at all surprised.  A lot of the secondary’s failures were blamed on a lack of pass rush, but the truth is we consistently gave big cushions and still got beat a lot.  

Edited by emmitt01
  • Upvote 5
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Well this is a solid addition, this is much better than even a JUCO with a really nice offer sheet. I don't see how anyone could think secondary will be a strength next season though, we've had terrible play at safety for years now. I hope we don't move Gaddie there permanently because we don't have anyone else that's capable. His track speed is better suited for corner. I was REALLY hoping Garnett Burke (who is now at Blinn CC btw) would be the answer there. 

Maybe, just maybe in a 4 man front with McCrae at strongside DE, Dion Novil at the 3 Tech, and the Murphy twins rushing from the weakside we'll have a decent pass rush for the first time since 2017 and that will help. I've been trying to find reasons to be confident we will be a CUSA contender next season and can't do it.

 

  • Upvote 1
  • Skeptical Eagle 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, ntmeangreen11 said:

Well this is a solid addition, this is much better than even a JUCO with a really nice offer sheet. I don't see how anyone could think secondary will be a strength next season though, we've had terrible play at safety for years now. I hope we don't move Gaddie there permanently because we don't have anyone else that's capable. His track speed is better suited for corner. I was REALLY hoping Garnett Burke (who is now at Blinn CC btw) would be the answer there. 

Maybe, just maybe in a 4 man front with McCrae at strongside DE, Dion Novil at the 3 Tech, and the Murphy twins rushing from the weakside we'll have a decent pass rush for the first time since 2017 and that will help. I've been trying to find reasons to be confident we will be a CUSA contender next season and can't do it.

Unless we add a couple transfer safeties, I would expect Gaddie at safety. The only other scholarship safeties on our roster are Keelan Crosby, Alex Morris, and Jordan Nichols, then we have a couple true freshmen joining in the summer. 

Meanwhile at CB we have Stout, who is probably the most sure-fire starter, then a big group of guys who have experience and/or are touted transfers like Tyrae Thornton, Jordan Rucker, John Davis, Quinn Whitlock, and Logan Wilson. 

But Bennett could also choose to re-assess things from where guys were at the end of the season.

  • Upvote 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, ntmeangreen11 said:

Well this is a solid addition, this is much better than even a JUCO with a really nice offer sheet. I don't see how anyone could think secondary will be a strength next season though, we've had terrible play at safety for years now. I hope we don't move Gaddie there permanently because we don't have anyone else that's capable. His track speed is better suited for corner. I was REALLY hoping Garnett Burke (who is now at Blinn CC btw) would be the answer there. 

Maybe, just maybe in a 4 man front with McCrae at strongside DE, Dion Novil at the 3 Tech, and the Murphy twins rushing from the weakside we'll have a decent pass rush for the first time since 2017 and that will help. I've been trying to find reasons to be confident we will be a CUSA contender next season and can't do it.

 

Williams I think could be an answer and if so we could have a strong back end. Very disappointed with McCrae this past season. I really thought he would be dominating player. He seemed over powered at times which was surprising. . I hope an off-season and a new scheme proves beneficial. I can see PB having better talent than last year with the twins busting loose, because of increased size, strength and a 4 man front. Optimism!!

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, BillySee58 said:

Unless we add a couple transfer safeties, I would expect Gaddie at safety. The only other scholarship safeties on our roster are Keelan Crosby, Alex Morris, and Jordan Nichols, then we have a couple true freshmen joining in the summer. 

Meanwhile at CB we have Stout, who is probably the most sure-fire starter, then a big group of guys who have experience and/or are touted transfers like Tyrae Thornton, Jordan Rucker, John Davis, Quinn Whitlock, and Logan Wilson. 

But Bennett could also choose to re-assess things from where guys were at the end of the season.

I could see Williams or West competing for a starting job for one of the safety spots. I'm more curious of who the nickel is gonna be

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, BillySee58 said:

Unless we add a couple transfer safeties, I would expect Gaddie at safety. The only other scholarship safeties on our roster are Keelan Crosby, Alex Morris, and Jordan Nichols, then we have a couple true freshmen joining in the summer. 

Meanwhile at CB we have Stout, who is probably the most sure-fire starter, then a big group of guys who have experience and/or are touted transfers like Tyrae Thornton, Jordan Rucker, John Davis, Quinn Whitlock, and Logan Wilson. 

But Bennett could also choose to re-assess things from where guys were at the end of the season.

I know, I’ve been guilty of Green koolade binge drinking, but could this Fall’s “D” be one of the big surprises & 180 degree turnarounds of CUSA & the Lone Star State (as in Dave Campbell’s Texas Football sportswriter’s staff)?
 

38B40A8C-0960-440A-9411-864DD1070870.jpeg.b5ed3a1f1e61608fafcbc5e4b12d47c3.jpeg

Edited by PlummMeanGreen
  • Upvote 1
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, PlummMeanGreen said:

I know, I’ve been guilty of Green koolade binge drinking, but could this Fall’s “D” be one of the big surprises of CUSA & the Lone Star State as in Dave Campbell’s Texas Football sportswriter’s staff?  

There is literally nowhere for the D to go but up. Also, Bennett is a great D coordinator and we have been loading up on defensive talent all offseason. I can definitely see them surprise quite a few people. 

  • Upvote 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I am glad he is here, and his highlight tape is pretty impressive, but he was offered by Rice and La-La out of HS with a sub .80 rating.  Seems he may have some work to do to land a starting spot.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, UNTLifer said:

I am glad he is here, and his highlight tape is pretty impressive, but he was offered by Rice and La-La out of HS with a sub .80 rating.  Seems he may have some work to do to land a starting spot.

Reminds me a lot of Kemon Hall, and we know how good he was for us. I think he'll be a solid starter

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, UNTLifer said:

I am glad he is here, and his highlight tape is pretty impressive, but he was offered by Rice and La-La out of HS with a sub .80 rating.  Seems he may have some work to do to land a starting spot.

Think we sometimes get caught up too much in the ratings; I know I do. He has shown the skill sets at Rice that make this look like a good move by the good guys.

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Please review our full Privacy Policy before using our site.