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Chris loves Ka'Deem, Brad has a more cautious (shocker) attitude.
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Tutogi and Carey in the backfield is the best option for Arizona in the running game. You have multiple options out of that set. Both can block --- one can split out the other blocks --- tutogi lead blocks for carey --- tutogi acts as a lead blocker and then play action pass.
Regardless...I will not stop screaming for Carey. He looks like a better back... his patience, burst, strength, vision all look better than Antolin. Antolin IS NOT an everyday back and never will be. He has had multiple years to prove that. Carey is that but hasn't been given the chance yet. The guy isn't redshirting...don't waist the opportunity to develop him against quality competition.
Carey is young and certainly has much to learn. However, every time I have seen him in the game, I can't help feeling he is about to explode for huge run. You can just feel it with his running style. Is he ready to start? Probably not, but he is ready to start sharing duties so that he can prove his worth.
Antolin gets breathed on and goes down, Carey breaks tackles and moves the pile. If I were Christopher Walken, I'd have a fever and the only prescription would be more Kadeem Carey.
In my Observations of a Fat Irish Bastard column (due up later today) FIB suggests starting Antolin but I state Carey should be getting 25-30 snaps a game, which would be 10-15 carries. That is NOT too much to ask for.
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25-30 meaningful snaps, not mop-up duty, right?
I have posted this in another thread, and just saw this point/counterpoint.
It may be my imagination, but Antolin looks like he has lost a step or two. He looks slower, heavier, and not in a good way. Our coaches used to tell us that adding weight with upper body strength wouldn't slow us down. Not what I'm seeing.
In addition, for a little guy, he isn't very elusive either.
This evaluation doesn't mean that I don't think that he can be effective, but I discern a difference in his speed since he got here.
Of course not mop up time. Carey needs to be in no later than the third series of the Stanford game. Earlier, fine. But the kid has to see the field in the first quarter, to learn anything it has to be meaningful time.
I am not opposed to giving KC at least 60% of the snaps.
Carey has intangibles/X-factor.. whatever you want to call it
No other RB on the team does.
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it won't matter when the young offensive line can't open up a hole to run through, especially on the road.
I believe this OL can open up holes...they may not be huge but that is why Carey needs to be in. He has the vision and burst to get through. Antolin somehow finds ways to fun into traffic.
Seems like it is working for Texas.
Quarterback isn't the only change for the Longhorns. Freshman Malcolm Brown is listed as the starting tailback after leading Texas in rushing the first two games.
Garrett Gilbert is out as the starting quarterback at No. 24 Texas. The Longhorns will go with Case McCoy and David Ash at UCLA.
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