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mrsolo
02-17-2006, 03:38 PM
This was from Ivan Maisel's "three point stance" article on ESPN.COM:


"Thursday, Feb. 16
1. If you're worried about Oklahoma tailback Adrian Peterson's ankle, don't. When offseason conditioning began, Peterson ran a 4.41 in the 40. Strength coach Jerry Schmidt announced, "4.4" and told Peterson not to run again. When a couple of teammates also ran "4.4s", albeit 4.46 or so, Peterson's competitive instinct took over. He got back in line. This time: 4.35. "

Adrian is pushing 220lbs. 4.35 speed, even 4.0 for a back as strong as he is....wow. I hope he stays healthy next year. He's gonna have NFL scouts foaming at the mouth to get to him, not to mention sports agents.

Look out Big 12!!!!

:D

Nick7
02-17-2006, 06:13 PM
Y'all better hope he isn't all you have...J/K, here's to a revival of the Big 12 powerhouses :beer:

AZ Snake Fan
02-17-2006, 08:37 PM
--- Adrian an amazing downhill, north/south runner with size and blazeability !!!

--- Adrian reminds me of a young Jim Brown !!!

--- I pray this gifted athelete stays healthy, and keeps his nose clean !!!

--- Full strength, Adrian is a force to be reckoned with --- NFL bound !!!

--- :cheers:

broncofan303
02-17-2006, 11:00 PM
Thank God he's only there one more year...lol, I think my Buffies go to Norman this year too, and we remember AD well...

rcsodak
02-17-2006, 11:16 PM
Thank God he's only there one more year...lol, I think my Buffies go to Norman this year too, and we remember AD well...

I've heard through the grapevine, that because of his poor soph season, he's open to playing out his availability.


Good new for Sooner fans.....




....NOTSOGOOD news for the rest of ya! :cheers:

broncofan303
02-18-2006, 06:23 AM
I've heard through the grapevine, that because of his poor soph season, he's open to playing out his availability.


Good new for Sooner fans.....




....NOTSOGOOD news for the rest of ya! :cheers:

I dunno, we'll see how this season goes, but when he came out of high school he seemed like a NFL bounded RB (meaning only the required 3 years)... If he could actually get some blocking this year, he'll have a heisman season and he'll be gone.. If it was anything like last year, he'll have to carry 2 or 3 guys on his back for 1,000 yards...lol..

xX-Bronco-Xx
02-18-2006, 07:27 AM
What a beast :eek: but i can run a 40 in 4.20 seconds lol ;)

RoorRipper
02-18-2006, 10:33 AM
What a beast :eek: but i can run a 40 in 4.20 seconds lol ;)
So? I ran a 40 in 1.8 seconds. :duh:

Peterson is my favorite back to watch in college football.

Nick7
02-18-2006, 03:10 PM
So? I ran a 40 in 1.8 seconds. :duh:

Peterson is my favorite back to watch in college football.


Oh yeah? Well I'm too fast to run 40's. I can run a 1.79 100! :D

aberdien
02-18-2006, 03:14 PM
Top 5 pick right there.

mrsolo
02-18-2006, 06:04 PM
Top 5 pick right there.

Love the sig Invesco.... :laugh:

I've felt like that all week.

silkamilkamonic
02-18-2006, 07:35 PM
Are the 'rumors' about him being completely unhappy at OU true?

broncofan303
02-18-2006, 08:52 PM
Are the 'rumors' about him being completely unhappy at OU true?

I don't think it really matters to him, with or without a national championship he'll be making millions in 2 years...

rcsodak
02-18-2006, 09:25 PM
So? I ran a 40 in 1.8 seconds. :duh:

Peterson is my favorite back to watch in college football.

:confused:
So who's in you avator?

rcsodak
02-18-2006, 09:28 PM
Are the 'rumors' about him being completely unhappy at OU true?

Because he runs TOO much? :confused:

He's young! This last year was probably the toughest he's ever had to endure, with the Oline and his injuries.

Seems to be a different direction from what I heard.

Oh well.

They just picked up the #1 rated running back this year.....

....so if he does leave after his jr year.....



....NEXT! :D

Nick7
02-18-2006, 10:37 PM
The only knock on AP in the pros will be his injury prone history.

rcsodak
02-18-2006, 10:39 PM
The only knock on AP in the pros will be his injury prone history.
A high ankle sprain/dislocated shoulder? :confused:

It's not like he's broken anything, had anything 'replaced'......

broncofan303
02-18-2006, 11:57 PM
Just shows you what a beast this guy is... He played probably about 80% of the season "hurt" and he still carried guys on his back for a solid season... I heard that Stoops wouldn't let him get back on the field after his ankle injury and told his trainers not to tape it up, so AD took the tape himself and wrapped it up and got right back out there...lol...

TXBRONC
02-19-2006, 05:30 PM
This was from Ivan Maisel's "three point stance" article on ESPN.COM:


"Thursday, Feb. 16
1. If you're worried about Oklahoma tailback Adrian Peterson's ankle, don't. When offseason conditioning began, Peterson ran a 4.41 in the 40. Strength coach Jerry Schmidt announced, "4.4" and told Peterson not to run again. When a couple of teammates also ran "4.4s", albeit 4.46 or so, Peterson's competitive instinct took over. He got back in line. This time: 4.35. "

Adrian is pushing 220lbs. 4.35 speed, even 4.0 for a back as strong as he is....wow. I hope he stays healthy next year. He's gonna have NFL scouts foaming at the mouth to get to him, not to mention sports agents.

Look out Big 12!!!!

:D

I think he be a great fit for Shanahan's system, but alas if he stays healthy the Broncos wont get within sniffing distance of drafting him. :ugh:

SteventheThorn
02-19-2006, 07:30 PM
I think he be a great fit for Shanahan's system, but alas if he stays healthy the Broncos wont get within sniffing distance of drafting him.He'd be great to have, but we've already got absolutely fabulous running backs.

So we would either have to have a rotten season (God forbid) or Peterson would have to have a rotten season...meaning OU would be hurt badly (God forbid).

So yeh, it probably wouldn't work.
But this is great news. :D And now that Vince Young is gone to the NFL, and Rhett Bomar coming of age, OU will be able to establish its rightful place as the best team in NCAA.

Boomer Sooner.

tommy1986
02-21-2006, 05:16 PM
I think he be a great fit for Shanahan's system, but alas if he stays healthy the Broncos wont get within sniffing distance of drafting him. :ugh:



Who knows, maybe the Broncos totally tank next season.....

Skywalker
02-21-2006, 05:45 PM
Oh yeah? Well I'm too fast to run 40's. I can run a 1.79 100! :D

pppfff that nothing....I can run 0.01 100 ;)

RebelSyxx
02-21-2006, 06:48 PM
If you can run a 4.2 forty, I know an Olympic Track coach who would love to meet you. Personally at college Ive Never done better than a 4.69-4.71...But im more agile than most.

AsianOrange
02-22-2006, 09:05 AM
AD is definetely one of the best college backs in the NCAA, if he was healthy, he could have given Reggie Bush a stiffer competition at the Heisman but Stoops got dumb and didn't have good depth to stay consistant....I still think OU losing to the Toads was the most humiliating thing to ever happen in Norman.

Anyway, AD should have a year where he has a GREAT shot at the Heisman, I don't see anybody else competing against him unless OU has another bad season.

NJBRONCOSFAN
02-22-2006, 11:48 AM
But this is great news. :D And now that Vince Young is gone to the NFL, and Rhett Bomar coming of age, OU will be able to establish its rightful place as the best team in NCAA.

Boomer Sooner.
Haha..you mean maybe the best team in Big 12.

rcsodak
02-22-2006, 12:21 PM
Haha..you mean maybe the best team in Big 12.
I think he meant what he said...... :coffee:


:D

mrsolo
02-22-2006, 12:22 PM
Haha..you mean maybe the best team in Big 12.

No, I'm pretty sure he meant the NCAA. :goofy:

mrsolo
02-22-2006, 12:28 PM
College football's top workout freaksposted: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 | Feedback

As the NFL combine kicks off this week, time to unveil my list of college football's top workout freaks. Last year's top guy was Miami (Ohio) LB Terna Nande, who I'm expecting will bench 225 pounds around 171 times for the NFL scouts. Maryland TE Vernon Davis, last year's No. 2, figures to create a Shawne Merriman-like buzz at the RCA Dome. Other "freaks" from last year's list who will be on display in Indy are NC State's Manny Lawson, Miami's Sinorice Moss, Boise State's Daryn Colledge, USC's Winston Justice and Florida State powerhouse OG Matt Meinrod, who coincidentally has some training video floating around the Web.

1. Owen Schmitt, FB, West Virginia: Actually, freak doesn't seem to do the 6-foot-3, 255-pound junior justice. "He's a mutant," says Mike Barwis, WVU's loquacious strength coach. Schmitt is a helluva walk-on story. He's a former 1,000-yard tailback at Division III Wisconsin-River Falls who decided to see if he could play at a higher level. He shopped himself around, reportedly twice approaching Maryland, which finally said they had no use for him. Maybe the UnderArmour school should've at least offered to use him as the company's new pitchman.


Schmitt's outrageous in the weight room. He squats 650 pounds and hang cleans an unheard-of 480. Barwis reports that Schmitt did eight reps at 405 the other day, and "there ain't many people in America who can do it for one." Schmitt's increased power and explosiveness, which translates into a 4.57 40 and a 36-inch vertical, was evident in his 54-yard run in the Sugar Bowl win over Georgia. It was also evident in the two facemasks he bent last season. One of the facemasks sits on Rich Rodriguez' desk in Morgantown.


2. Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech: The 6-5, 235-pound junior is the most dynamic wideout in the country and has the total package. "Along with freakish skills, he has an unbelievable work ethic to match," says Tech director of player development Eric Ciano. "Calvin leads by example and he never complains or quits. His athletic ability is second to none. His first semester at Georgia Tech, Johnson vertical jumped 43 inches and had a standing long of 11-2. He has run consecutive 4.3 40-yard dashes at 235 pounds. He also power cleans over 330 pounds with ease. His strength, speed, and explosiveness are unmatched."


3. Jon Abbate, LB, Wake Forest: The 5-11, 245-pound rock, who is Wake's tackling machine, benches 474 pounds, hang cleans 440 and power cleans 392 without using straps. "Every day he's always doing something extra," says Wake strength coach Ethan Reeve. Abbate's also a coverboy for Reeve's one-arm power program. The junior does sets of seven presses with a 160-pound dumbbell on the bench. He also has his 40 time down to 4.5.


4. Luke Sanders, LB, LSU: The redshirt sophomore is a name you will hear a lot about this fall, predicts Tiger strength coach Tom Moffitt. "He's kind of a prodigy," says Moffitt. It doesn't hurt that Sanders' dad was a strength coach and he came to Baton Rouge pretty well versed. Sanders arrived weighing about 225 and now goes 242. He clocks a 4.5 in the 40. He can do five reps of one-leg step-ups (onto an 18-inch box) with 242 pounds.


5. Adrian Peterson, TB, Oklahoma: The 2006 Heisman favorite turns plenty of heads in the Sooners' weight room. Most impressive feat: Peterson can hold an 80-pound dumbbell in each hand and make a standing jump to the top of a 36-inch wooden box.


6. Clint S****er, kicker, Fresno State: S****er is not your average place kicker. "He's above most linebackers," says Fresno State strength coach Andy Bennett. The 6-1, 202-pounder power cleans 341 and hang cleans 357. Best of all, S****er proves to be quite the motivator for teammates. "Guys are thinking, 'Damn the kicker's stronger than I am. I better get after it,'" Bennett says.


7. Brock Pasteur, OL, Nebraska: A former JC transfer, Pasteur didn't play in '05, but he is being counted on this fall after redshirting. The 6-6, 290-pounder is a horse and strength certainly won't be an issue. Pasteur, who has benched as much as 545 pounds, lettered three times at University High in Orlando as a weight lifter.


8. Hugh Charles, TB, Colorado: The diminutive speedster, a 4.37 40 guy, figures to be a building block for new coach Dan Hawkins. The 5-8, 185-pound junior, who also is a jumper on the CU track team, benches 405, squats 510 and has a 40¾-inch vertical.


9. Richuel Massey, RB, SMU: Talk about résumés, the 5-11, 215-pound Massey actually won the Texas state power lifting championship in the 220-pound weight class as a high school junior. He also set state power lifting records in his weight class in the squat (700), bench (425) and deadlift (675).


10. Andy Alleman, RG, Akron: The one-time Pitt Panther D-lineman was an anchor on a front wall that enabled the Zips to become just the 31st team in NCAA history to boast a 1,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard receiver and 1,000-yard rusher in a season. The 6-4, 285-pounder benches 430, squats 570 and power cleans 370. He has blossomed into a legit NFL prospect. "Timing wise I want to be among the top five in the country by next spring [in preparation for the 2007 NFL draft]," says Alleman, who is running a 4.9 40 these days.



36" vertical with an additional 160lbs? And how about that Fresno State kicker?? That's awesome. Little kickers around the world have someone to look up to.

mrsolo
02-22-2006, 01:06 PM
Yea, after an 8-4 season, and finishing behind texas tech in the division, i'd say you guys are prime for a national championship. ;)

Did you watch the second half of the season? And the only reason we finished behind Tech is because of an incompetant officiating crew. I think there might have been some relation between that crew and the Super Bowl crew.

NJBRONCOSFAN
02-22-2006, 01:40 PM
Did you watch the second half of the season? And the only reason we finished behind Tech is because of an incompetant officiating crew. I think there might have been some relation between that crew and the Super Bowl crew.
Yes..I saw the second half..was it that impressive?

A 7 point victory against a 5-6 Baylor team.
A 7 point victory against an 8-4 nebraska team that went 4-4 in conference?
A 6 point victory against a Texas A+M team that finished under .500.
A big victory against last place OSU.

Sure you finished with a 3 point victory against a very good Oregon team (don't believe they beat anyone with a record better than 8-4), but come on.

You guys finished off the season much better than you started it, but I don't see why Oklahoma should be mentioned in discussions for the national championship.

silkamilkamonic
02-22-2006, 01:45 PM
Oregon was a good team, but they weren't nearly the dangerous offensive team they were when Kellen Clemens was QB.

SteventheThorn
02-22-2006, 03:13 PM
And the only reason we finished behind Tech is because of an incompetant officiating crew. I think there might have been some relation between that crew and the Super Bowl crew.Definitely. :D


You guys finished off the season much better than you started it, but I don't see why Oklahoma should be mentioned in discussions for the national championship.Because with the talent and know-how that OU has in football, we're not going to be out for long.

Rhett Bomar really started maturing at the end of the season, and Peterson was finally healing. Plus the rest of the team is starting to work really well.
I know we're not the favorite for the National Championship, but it's certainly possible.

And a Big 12 Championship is looking really nice now.

mrsolo
02-23-2006, 07:53 AM
Yes..I saw the second half..was it that impressive?

A 7 point victory against a 5-6 Baylor team.
A 7 point victory against an 8-4 nebraska team that went 4-4 in conference?
A 6 point victory against a Texas A+M team that finished under .500.
A big victory against last place OSU.

Sure you finished with a 3 point victory against a very good Oregon team (don't believe they beat anyone with a record better than 8-4), but come on.

You guys finished off the season much better than you started it, but I don't see why Oklahoma should be mentioned in discussions for the national championship.

The key though is that they won the games they should have down the stretch(except for the Tech game that was stolen). The only offensive playmaker lost is Travis Wilson, who was hurt for most of the second half of the season. Rhett Bomar is maturing into his role as QB and will have another full off-season under his belt. The receiving corps will rival anyone in the country in raw talent and playmaking ability. Not to mention Adrian Peterson at 100%.

The O-line is still a bit of a question mark. There are a couple of JUCO transfers that should step in an play right away. But, they won't have JD Runnels as that extra blocker.

The defense should be wicked. The line, even without Dusty will be very stout with two, maybe three really good pass rushers on the ends. The linebacking corps will be one of the fastest in the country. Safeties should be strong and our corners should be more reliable with Marcus Walker coming back.

I see no reason the team shouldn't be "mentioned" in national title conversations. A win at Oregon and in Dallas vs Texas sets up really well for a run at the title.

chickennob2
02-23-2006, 03:53 PM
Did you watch the second half of the season? And the only reason we finished behind Tech is because of an incompetant officiating crew. I think there might have been some relation between that crew and the Super Bowl crew.

Actually, one of the officials in that game lives in Lubbock Texas. Which is where Texas Tech University is located. ...

RoorRipper
02-23-2006, 07:40 PM
:confused:
So who's in you avator?
Darren McFadden, All-American running back (Freshman of the year) for running backs. Runs a 4.33. Ran for about 220 yards against Georgia and set the Arkansas single season record for a freshman. He will be in the pros. Hopefully a Bronco!

But yea, you guys remember that name because he will be a first round back.

mrsolo
02-23-2006, 08:27 PM
Darren McFadden, All-American running back (Freshman of the year) for running backs. Runs a 4.33. Ran for about 220 yards against Georgia and set the Arkansas single season record for a freshman. He will be in the pros. Hopefully a Bronco!

But yea, you guys remember that name because he will be a first round back.

Yeah, I've heard of him. He's gonna be a stud.

Straz1999
03-18-2006, 09:06 AM
Peterson is gonna be healthy all year because he is gonna split time in the backfield with newcomer Demarco Murray. They are already saying that he has the freakish athletic ablility that Peterson posseses. An OU insider sight says that they will run 2-back sets with him and Peterson, and sometimes Murray will go out and motion to the slot much like Reggie Bush to create mismatches with linebackers and the secondary. Should be interesting to see, OU's only real questionmark will be the Offensive Line.

jhns
04-05-2006, 02:40 PM
Adrian Peterson is going to be a hall of fame NFL player, I have said this since the first time i saw him play. - this is if he doesnt go out to injury. All of his injuries to this point arent anything that comes back to hurt you later so that is not a concern. He is the fastest and best at breaking off contact that I have watched for a long time. I am a Huskers fan and they have a good defense but so far they havent even touched Peterson. I just hope somehow he can make it on the Broncos so I can watch him get a few 2000 yard seasons in the NFL.

DjWilliams55
04-16-2006, 07:57 PM
When i was over in America(from england guys) i remember reading an article on on Adrian Peterson in EPSN magazine saying watch out, saying in high school he ran like for 500 yards in one half and got taken off at half time, sumin ridiculous like that! Wish i could watch college football over here, but seems like he will be a top pick! u guys reckon he'll declare at the end of the upcoming season? he is going to be a junior right?

rcsodak
04-16-2006, 08:17 PM
When i was over in America(from england guys) i remember reading an article on on Adrian Peterson in EPSN magazine saying watch out, saying in high school he ran like for 500 yards in one half and got taken off at half time, sumin ridiculous like that! Wish i could watch college football over here, but seems like he will be a top pick! u guys reckon he'll declare at the end of the upcoming season? he is going to be a junior right?
Some think he'll stay......
...depends on this next season, imo.

If he and the team both rock, and win it all, yeh, he could very well come out.

But if he get's injured again, or doesn't feel he's ready and/or will be prime for the NFL, he could very well stay for another year.

Regardless, they just picked up another top 3 rb this year, so he'll be waiting in the wings.....

RunByDesign
04-22-2006, 09:47 PM
I'd love to see AP in a Broncos Uni.

This kind of talent would get him 1,800 yards his rookie year.

The guy runs with authority and speed with an uncanny cutback ability.

Inkana7
04-25-2006, 04:22 PM
When i was over in America(from england guys) i remember reading an article on on Adrian Peterson in EPSN magazine saying watch out, saying in high school he ran like for 500 yards in one half and got taken off at half time, sumin ridiculous like that! Wish i could watch college football over here, but seems like he will be a top pick! u guys reckon he'll declare at the end of the upcoming season? he is going to be a junior right?
How come his coaches let him run for 500 yards? Usually they're taken out after they've shown their complete dominance. Bad class shown by the coaching staff there.

Our Highschool tailback once ran for 197 yards and three touchdowns. So what? you say. He did it on 4 carries.