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Chiefnj2
12-23-2008, 07:52 AM
Some prospects to watch - courtesy of GBNREPORT.COM

"Poinsetta Bowl; San Diego; 8 PM ET, ESPN

Hard to believe that neither of these teams is playing in January much less on two days before Christmas. Indeed, unbeaten Boise State has a bit of a case that it should be one of the BCS games, while 10-2 TCU lost only to BCS Bowl bound Oklahoma and Utah this fall. The Horned Frogs have a couple of top prospects for the 2009 including star junior DE Jerry Hughes (#98, 6-2, 260), an edge-rusher who had 14 sacks this past fall, while LB Jason Phillips (#39, 6-1, 235) is a tackling machine on the inside. TCU also features a solid safety duo in FS Steven Coleman (#4, 6-2, 205) and SS Stephen Hodge (#29, 6-0, 212), while RB Aaron Brown (#23, 6-0, 200) is a potentially useful back and even better kick returner. Meanwhile, veteran C Blaker Schlueter (#75, 6-3, 285) is a heady collegiate C but may be too small to move the ball at the next level.

Boise State went undefeated for the second time in three seasons this past fall, but were shutout of the BCS bowls when Utah got the ‘Non-BCS conference’ spot. Figure that BSU may will be back in the BCS hunt next fall as the Broncos field a very young roster and likely won‘t be a major player at the 2009 draft. RB Ian Johnson (#41, 5-10, 210), whose career has been hampered by health problems the past couple of seasons, though, could be something of a middle round steal. The Broncos also have several other solid veterans including WR Vinny Perretta (#19, 5-9, 180), Canadian OG Andrew Woodruff (#60, 6-3, 335), and LB/DB Ellis Powers (#18, 5-10, 200) who should garner some free agent interest, however, for the most part, BSU’s best players are underclassmen including juniors like WR Jeremy Childs (#9, 5-11, 195) and CB/PR Kyle Wilson (#1, 5-10, 190) and sophomores DE Ryan Winterswyck (#98, 6-3, 260) and FS Jeron Johnson (#23, 5-10, 190). Meanwhile, freshman QB Kellen Moore (#11, 5-11, 195) was one of the most dynamic first-year players in the country this fall, although he likely lacks the size and arm strength to ever be considered a prime draft prospect, at least in the NFL. "

Reerun_KC
12-23-2008, 07:58 AM
This should be a really great game...

58-4ever
12-23-2008, 08:00 AM
I'm looking forward to it. TCU has some legitimate NFL players on their defense.

Molitoth
12-23-2008, 08:01 AM
I like Boise St for some reason.

58-4ever
12-23-2008, 08:06 AM
TCU's only two losses: @OU and @Utah.

Buck
12-23-2008, 08:12 AM
I shall be there.

Skip Towne
12-23-2008, 08:12 AM
Poinsettia

Guru
12-23-2008, 10:35 PM
Down goes Boise State.

Reerun_KC
12-23-2008, 10:35 PM
Great game though...

Guru
12-23-2008, 10:37 PM
Great game though...Based on the highlights I just watched I wish I could have seen it. Hell of a game.

sportsman1
12-24-2008, 01:00 AM
Actually it was pretty boring until the 4th quarter. TCU wore down Boise State in the second half, and Aaron Brown kicked it up a notch and nailed. Great defensive shootout, but I had two people fall asleep watchin it with me. We root for TCU, I grew up in Fort Worth.

El Jefe
12-24-2008, 07:22 AM
Great game though...

Not until the fourth quarter, the game pretty much sucked up until that point. I'm just glad TCU won so I don't have to hear about how Boise should have been playing Texas.

ohiobronco2
12-24-2008, 08:28 AM
Not until the fourth quarter, the game pretty much sucked up until that point. I'm just glad TCU won so I don't have to hear about how Boise should have been playing Texas.

Exactly. Boise St. plays nobody.

Planetman
12-24-2008, 08:34 AM
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/1930/poinsetta20bowl20blackrj6.jpg

El Jefe
12-24-2008, 09:05 AM
Exactly. Boise St. plays nobody.

Yep. I wonder where Coach is? He and I were debating how good Boise was. He seemed to think Boise was better than OSU, and that they would give Texas the best game. I was hoping TCU would beat them, and my wish came true. :)

ohiobronco2
12-24-2008, 10:43 AM
Yep. I wonder where Coach is? He and I were debating how good Boise was. He seemed to think Boise was better than OSU, and that they would give Texas the best game. I was hoping TCU would beat them, and my wish came true. :)

But....But.....But....They were undefeated. ROFL. Not like I expect OSU to beat Texas either, but Boise St played a very friendly schedule.

Skip Towne
12-24-2008, 10:52 AM
But....But.....But....They were undefeated. ROFL. Not like I expect OSU to beat Texas either, but Boise St played a very friendly schedule.

Why is it they only want to play with the big boys in bowl games? Schedule somebody!!

Buck
12-24-2008, 10:53 AM
Cool, the Broncos are going to lose twice in Qualcomm this week.