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Just curious if anyone here would consider Cierre Wood as a free safety...

 

I am getting more and more excited about Jonas Gray and I would think that Cierre would see the field sooner if he was moved to FS and it would solidify the depth for us in the secondary...

 

With Theo Riddick having better speed/quicks than Wood, I wouldn't be too upset to see this happen...

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Wood won't be moved. If a back is switched over, it would be Riddick. I don't think either will be moved though as I believe the staff is going to be using Motta as a safety this year for depth a la Harrison Smith (other way around, of course). I see the staff taking 3 safeties this class if they can get the commitments (or 2 with a CB/S tweener like Shaw...or if you want to consider Jefferson a LB/S tweener)

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I don't see that happening but what do I know? Lee Becton stated that he was "really good" and that "he was very shifty and was the best back ND has gotten since JJ".

 

Going off of how good Lee was, I'll trust his judgement and assume he'll end up on ST's somewhere and maybe a handoff here and there. CW is a man of his word, and he recruited Cierre for offense.

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Wood won't be moved. If a back is switched over, it would be Riddick. I don't think either will be moved though as I believe the staff is going to be using Motta as a safety this year for depth a la Harrison Smith (other way around, of course). I see the staff taking 3 safeties this class if they can get the commitments (or 2 with a CB/S tweener like Shaw...or if you want to consider Jefferson a LB/S tweener)

Isn't Motta going to take Harrison's spot as an outside linebacker? I sure

hope we do get a couple more safeties this year. That is now our number

one concern IMO.

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Just curious if anyone here would consider Cierre Wood as a free safety...

 

I am getting more and more excited about Jonas Gray and I would think that Cierre would see the field sooner if he was moved to FS and it would solidify the depth for us in the secondary...

 

With Theo Riddick having better speed/quicks than Wood, I wouldn't be too upset to see this happen...

 

 

Only problem with Jonas is holding the ball and lack of breakaway speed. Good line play will provide some openings for speedy backs like Allen and Wood. Would be incredibly surprised if Wood doesn't leave ND as a RB and return specialist.

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Isn't Motta going to take Harrison's spot as an outside linebacker? I sure

hope we do get a couple more safeties this year. That is now our number

one concern IMO.

 

I believe that will be the case - Smith started at LB due to depth and then moved to his natural position of Safety, Motta will be going the other way - starting at safety for depth then moving to LB next year.

 

At least this is what I have heard. LB depth has improved greatly with the last 2 classes and Motta, so as far as "taking" Harrison's spot, it's where he will eventually play I think, just not this year.

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Only problem with Jonas is holding the ball and lack of breakaway speed. Good line play will provide some openings for speedy backs like Allen and Wood. Would be incredibly surprised if Wood doesn't leave ND as a RB and return specialist.

 

Alford preaches ball security and reports are that things have improved in that area so far (although tough to tell until actually games are played). To me, Jonas actually seems to have pretty good speed - he's not a burner, but most backs with his build aren't. I'd say he is the most complete back at ND - provided his ball security has improved.

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Alford preaches ball security and reports are that things have improved in that area so far (although tough to tell until actually games are played). To me, Jonas actually seems to have pretty good speed - he's not a burner, but most backs with his build aren't. I'd say he is the most complete back at ND - provided his ball security has improved.

 

I agree 100%... He may not have as much speed as Armando Allen, but he seems to hit the hole harder and faster...Where he may get hunted down but that is about 20 yards beyond the line of scrimmage...

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Isn't Motta going to take Harrison's spot as an outside linebacker? I sure

hope we do get a couple more safeties this year. That is now our number

one concern IMO.

I still think filling those tacle spots is our #1 concern, though safety has to be right up there.

 

 

This could be a 1a, 1b type of situation as far as need goes.

 

Does Sergio Brown have another year of eligibility left?

I'm thinking not.

 

That might change my thoughts a little now that I think about it.

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sorry i don't see wood as a safty , why spend him in this position when you can use a thourobred race horse, 20 yards beyond the line of scrimage is a first down , keep him in the allen , hughes ,wood rotation imo.:-Phe is very quick and could go all the way . go irish :yo:

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Wood should stay at RB and Motta should stay at LB this moving people around shit has to stop it deprives these guys a year of improvement - We have servicable depth at Safety and should fix this problem through recruiting - I understand in the past we had to do because of what Ty did, but those days are past keep the players where they belong and let them develop.

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Wood should stay at RB and Motta should stay at LB this moving people around shit has to stop it deprives these guys a year of improvement - We have servicable depth at Safety and should fix this problem through recruiting - I understand in the past we had to do because of what Ty did, but those days are past keep the players where they belong and let them develop.

 

I would agree.....but some guys we recruit played multiple positions in HS at a D1 level. Wood was recruited by us as a RB, but others wanted him at Safety. If we have a need (I am not saying we do) and Wood is willing to make the switch in order to get on the field faster then I say let him.

 

After all of the positive things HS had to say about playing LB last year and how much it helped him to see / understand the game around him, I am all for a willing and able player to make a change.

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Look at Barr this year. Where's he going to play: RB, DE, OLB? He's decided and agrees with CW that the defensive side of the ball is where his future's at, but where. I agree, if the athlete is good enough to be on the field and can play multiple positions, let them at it. Golden played RB in high school and had to learn the WR position; look at him now. It took that gifted athlete one year to get a grasp of the WR position and put up the numbers he did in his soph year. He did this along with playing baseball and studying.

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Only problem with Jonas is holding the ball and lack of breakaway speed. Good line play will provide some openings for speedy backs like Allen and Wood. Would be incredibly surprised if Wood doesn't leave ND as a RB and return specialist.

 

Scotty, Jonas absolutely has breakaway speed ( and not to get into my history with Jonas but I happen to know a lot about him as a very good friend and another ND alum has spent a lot of time with Jonas as his daughter ((at St.Mary's)) and Jonas have been close since 7th grade, so suffice it to say I have been hearing about Jonas for quite a while--my friend speaks to Jonas quite regularly) Jonas was 3rd in the state of Michigan in the 100M as high school junior and in some intra-squad bragging rights sprints, AA was fastest over 40, Jonas over 60 with Filer in the thick of things as well...FWIW...in any event, it may be a he needs a bit of straightline to get the big body up to speed but once there, he is a goner....with some O-line improvement, he may get the 20 yds he needs to really hit top gear so hold up on the "lack of breakaway speed"--you may find yourself pleasantly surprised this year! Go Irish!!

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Scotty, Jonas absolutely has breakaway speed ( and not to get into my history with Jonas but I happen to know a lot about him as a very good friend and another ND alum has spent a lot of time with Jonas as his daughter ((at St.Mary's)) and Jonas have been close since 7th grade, so suffice it to say I have been hearing about Jonas for quite a while--my friend speaks to Jonas quite regularly) Jonas was 3rd in the state of Michigan in the 100M as high school junior and in some intra-squad bragging rights sprints, AA was fastest over 40, Jonas over 60 with Filer in the thick of things as well...FWIW...in any event, it may be a he needs a bit of straightline to get the big body up to speed but once there, he is a goner....with some O-line improvement, he may get the 20 yds he needs to really hit top gear so hold up on the "lack of breakaway speed"--you may find yourself pleasantly surprised this year! Go Irish!!

 

I remember you posting this last summer and was about to say "hey, wait!" But thank you for posting it again, I didn't remember that Filer had that speed (although I recall someone saying they were watching him play basketball and he could dunk it from anywhere).

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