Oluwole Betiku Jr #47 DE Illinois Leads the nation in Sacks after 2 games

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  1. Oluwole Betiku Jr #47 DE Illinois Leads the nation in Sacks after 2 games
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    look at Connor Murphy, they got him in the correct position and now contributes. Neither were linebackers
     
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    You're not alone on that.

    Very frustrating to see.
     
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    Poor coaching,lol
     
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    Not to knock him (or pretend he had better coaching here), but they've played Akron and UConn so far. He'll probably have another couple of sacks against Eastern Michigan before the cupcake feast is over. Let's see how he does in conference play.
     
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    Yeah, but what is there record?
     
  7. Cardinal&Gold

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    Akron beat #21 Northwestern last year. Stanford squeaked by Northwestern this year 17-7. I don't know why people assume these little schools can't play? Often registration and the size of the school, location determines their division. Not their skill level. I've been watching Illinois games. I would take them against Arizona, UCLA, and Oregon State with a Pick-em against Colorado and ASA

    Boise State was the only team to dominate Oregon during the Chip Kelly era. They were 2-0 against them in their prime years.
     
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    Any word on Sydney? Getting reps?
     
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    Why is Wole leading, though? You got 739 million other guys playing cupcakes, too.
     
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    Good for Wole. He may not hold that distinction long, but he's proving he can play. He has an incredible backstory too.

    Sad commentary on our player development and CP's stubborn defensive rotation. We could actually use Wole right now. I'm glad Connor Murphy is finally getting some run and looking ready. Echols, IMHO, the jury is still out on him.
     
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    I am not a fan of Clancy. Not saying he is a bad coach but some how he does not encompass certain players... With that said, I just think Lovie Smith is a better coach and a better evaluator of players.
     
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    He wasn't going to unseat Gustin and when Gustin was out, Wole was either hurt (bum hip all last year) or too green to produce. I'm sure Clancy would have loved to have a healthy Wole to plug in last year. First time he played football was his junior year in HS, so I'm happy for him that he's finally putting it all together. It's a great story. Not sure it's necessary to blame Clancy or Wole that neither was patient enough for him to work out at SC.

    Fight On, Wole!
     
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    I believe the coaching plays roughly 75% of the progression/development of the prospect.
    Between scheme/position and role, the wrong call could make them appear to be what they are not.

    Good for Olu, but that also makes USC and DCCP look a certain way as well.
    Hopefully this continued “simplified” defensive scheme continues to allow our bulls to be just that.
     
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    I've said this before. Wole does not understand American football. He is blessed with size and speed and all you have to tell him is rush and sack the QB. Most teams will figure out they have to run at him, use misdirections and screen passes.
     
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    I think that is what they are trying to change this year. We need to play our best atheletes, not the only ones that can mentally handle a system that is too advanced for college.
     
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    Unfortunately USC is not the place for developmental prospects that need a few years to learn the game. It's never been a matter of if with a lot of these players that transfer, but by the time these guys get up to speed playing college football (2-3 years), there's already another 4-5 star in front of them on the depth chart.

    Perfect example is Devon Williams. Most, if not all, expect him to be an NFL prospect with his size and speed but he now has a few true freshman 4-5 star prospects that are more game ready than him above him on the depth chart. I'm sure he'll go somewhere and end up getting drafted.
     
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    You make valid points. But our D looks gassed on a regular basis because Clancy doesn't use all his horses. IMHO, he has an NFL mentality and applies that to college players. Essentially, he mentally "cuts" certain players, instead of teaching them and directing the defensive staff to do the same so these players can contribute.
     

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