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TRob was in the West's hot 11 for Mondays practice and the rivals editors speak very glowingly of the big fella...

 

Maybe it's the hair? Whatever it is, Trevor Robinson – and his long main of brown and blonde hair – is easily one of the nation's best interior lineman. He's mean, nasty, physical and doesn't care who is lined up against him. He's going to maul him. Is there a better interior lineman in the country?
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TRob was in the West's hot 11 for Mondays practice and the rivals editors speak very glowingly of the big fella...

 

Maybe it's the hair? Whatever it is, Trevor Robinson – and his long main of brown and blonde hair – is easily one of the nation's best interior lineman. He's mean, nasty, physical and doesn't care who is lined up against him. He's going to maul him. Is there a better interior lineman in the country?

 

i know i'm stating the obvious but my lord, what a "get" he was!!

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There are bunch of good OL vs. DL videos on Rivals. I'm surprised, they are allowing free access to a lot of stuff. A lot more than normal. Go check it out.

 

Newman looks great. Stays low and has a great push. Flemming is cat quick. Cwynar is struggling a little bit. Golic looks tiny compared to some of these guys. Clelland is also struggling.

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Some observations/opinions from practice (JMO here).

 

1. Mike Golic and Lane Clelland are technically/athletically sound, but they need to put on more weight. If we see them at all next year, that's a very bad sign for our lineplay. Give 'em a year or two in the weight room though and I think they'll be fine.

 

2. Cwynar seems like he's adjusting to playing on a level playing field. Some say he's up, some say he's down; to me it looks like he's still getting a feel for it all, not being the only big kid on the block.

 

3. Blanton physically is nothing to right home about, but his field awareness is very impressive. He "gets it". That said, I wouldn't bank on him seeing the field as a freshman either. Looks real skinny, and doesn't strike me as a gunner for special teams.

 

4. Fleming was rather impressive. Looked like some of the bigger guys stiffled/swallowed him, but it'll be interesting to see how he adjusts to a new position at ND. I do like the idea of him coming off the edge, and he looks a little more college ready than the others. Really liked what I saw overall.

 

5. All in all, a lot of our guys look like heady players who physically need to develop. Goodman, Rudolph, Clelland, Golic, Blanton are all guys that have their moments, have good technique, but all of them could stand to add a few pounds. With that in mind, I'm tempering my expectations of what an impact they'll have THIS year... but 2-3 years down the road, this class should really start to shine. JMO.

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Some observations/opinions from practice (JMO here).

 

1. Mike Golic and Lane Clelland are technically/athletically sound, but they need to put on more weight. If we see them at all next year, that's a very bad sign for our lineplay. Give 'em a year or two in the weight room though and I think they'll be fine.

 

2. Cwynar seems like he's adjusting to playing on a level playing field. Some say he's up, some say he's down; to me it looks like he's still getting a feel for it all, not being the only big kid on the block.

 

3. Blanton physically is nothing to right home about, but his field awareness is very impressive. He "gets it". That said, I wouldn't bank on him seeing the field as a freshman either. Looks real skinny, and doesn't strike me as a gunner for special teams.

 

4. Fleming was rather impressive. Looked like some of the bigger guys stiffled/swallowed him, but it'll be interesting to see how he adjusts to a new position at ND. I do like the idea of him coming off the edge, and he looks a little more college ready than the others. Really liked what I saw overall.

 

5. All in all, a lot of our guys look like heady players who physically need to develop. Goodman, Rudolph, Clelland, Golic, Blanton are all guys that have their moments, have good technique, but all of them could stand to add a few pounds. With that in mind, I'm tempering my expectations of what an impact they'll have THIS year... but 2-3 years down the road, this class should really start to shine. JMO.

 

Great thoughts Calves, I agree, especially on #2. I think that is the biggest adjustment for all of these players when the get to games like these. Most of them are used to dominating on the playing field their whole life and it can be quite a shock to get here and compete against players who are just as good. The special ones are the ones who can take it to the next level and seperate from the pack.

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Just watched the WR vs. DB of the east. I thought Goodman looked the fastest WR on the east. I was actually shocked at how fast he looked. He did look raw though and needs to refine his route running.

 

Blanton looked good and was always in good positiong but he was beat on a few of the plays the QB just put it in the wrong spots which allowed him to recover. I see a redshirt for him next year for sure.

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yea i was underwhelmed by some of the footage on rivals. Clelland and Golic (especially Golic) look way too small out there. Golic would benefit from enrolling early and getting in the dining hall 3 times a day.

 

I don't worry about Blanton. He's not a very aesthetic player but he's got it and he'll be a good one in a few years.

 

Filer, as always, looks the part. He looks like a grown ass man.

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Kyle Rudolph made the East's Tuesday Hot 11:

 

The Notre Dame commit did not get many opportunities to catch passes but when the ball was thrown his way he made plays. Rudolph's most impressive highlight was when he found a seam in the middle and quarterback MarQueis Gray hit him for a touchdown during 11-on-11 work. Rudolph is a big target and has good hands, a perfect fit for any program who likes throwing to the tight end.
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Trevor Robinson made the west Hot 11, So did Michael Flyod. I'm starting to believe he could see quality playing time next year.

 

Trevor Robinson, OG, Omaha (Neb.) Elkhorn

 

Another budding battle that should be great to watch on Saturday is the one between Robinson and Marcus Forston. Robinson has more than handled anybody that's gone up against him in practice. The only guy that got by him was Lawrence Guy, but that was more of a stalemate than anything. In the next rep against Guy, Robinson didn't let him get anywhere. Robinson, who is heading to Notre Dame, is proving to be one of the best interior linemen in the nation.

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Watching the WR vs. DB video from Tuesday for the east, I am still very impressed by Goodman, his speed, and breaking ability. Routes are another story. Looks like he hasn't played WR for a year. But the physical tools are there. He absolutely schooled Blanton on one play. Unfortunately he had a bit of the dropsies.

 

Blanton definately isn't the most physically gifted player there, but he has a knack for the football.

 

Patrick Johnson is an absolute shut down corner. He is very good.

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Golic definitely needs to build up more.

 

Clelland isn't that hes way, way smaller. I think its his technique, he doesn't ever get lower and always gets pushed around. He gets an initial shove but then doesn't ever reload to get a grasp.

 

Newman's motor never stops running.

 

Did anyone else notice that Lucas Nix false started a few times.........and still lost a majority.

 

Goodman definitely gets into that full speed quickly, but doesn't seem to have great hands. But then again, Brown was the only receiver who seemed to catch a long ball.

 

On the West team.

 

Washington, Guy, and Steinkuhler were the most impressive on the defensive side of things. Washington seemed to be able to beat anyone. As good as Everson Griffen? I'm not sure, but I think he could get instant playing time.

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I wouldn't read too much into these practices... Especially the 1 vs. 1 OL/DL drills... It's really, really hard as an offensive lineman to pass block 1 on 1 with a charging DL when the DL knows where you're coming from, who is going to hit him, and where to distribute his weight for leverage... It's just too easy for DL in this particular drill.

 

I mean don't get me wrong... These upsdates and video and such are great, but it doesn't tell us much. I mean Trevor Robinson is probably the best guard at the game and is easily one of the biggest and strongest kids there, but even he was seemingly overpowered at times in 1 on 1's... The OL is at an instant disadvantage in these types of drills.

 

Also keep in mind that a lot of these linemen have simply never gone up against anyone as big and strong as them. Now all of a sudden a guy like Mike Golic, who was 2-3 inches taller and 20-30 pounds heavier than the biggest guys he faced in his high school season is going up against guys that are 30-40 lbs. heavier than him yet still very athletic and strong.

 

I mean you look at Golic going up against Deangelo Tyson... That's a 250 lb. 3 star kid going up against a 280 lb. 5 star kid.

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Darius was on the East's Hot 11 and Dayne and Michael were on the West's Hot 11 for Wednesday:

 

Fleming missed Tuesday's practice with a right shoulder stinger, but he came back on Wednesday with a vengeance. The Notre Dame commit does a nice job of keeping plays in front of him, he contains well and he does a solid job of moving laterally.

 

Crist really found his groove about mid-way through the Skills Competition. He started to deliver the ball on the money with great accuracy. He also put some real zip on the ball in 7-on-7 and then in 11-on-11 situations. His connections with the receivers over the middle and on a slants were amazing. The Notre Dame commit finally looked like he felt at home in the offense, and it paid off with his best day of practice.

 

He made an amazing catch on Tuesday, and then he repeated the feat again on Wednesday. On a pass that was for sure going to sail over his head from Blaine Gabbert, Floyd leaped up and snatched the pass out of air. It alone might have been enough to get him on the Hot 11, but he was also effective throughout the rest of the day. He was really impressive with his route running and he even did well blocking on running plays. Notre Dame is getting a pretty complete receiver, even if he's not going to be a home-run speed threat.

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