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We have a gluttony of young runningbacks between Holmes/ JC/ Edmunds/ Mangus and soon to be Harris/ Reid. I don't see why we would keep Edmunds at RB, even if has shown good promise early on.
You gotta remember too... that Holmes and Coleman are both Freshmen...
We have some great young talent at LB right now. Edmunds is going to be a player at RB, he looked good reall good today. Regardless of who it was against. If we want our offense to be more explosive then they have to get some of the athletes like him. Defense will be just fine w/o him. I like him with the ball in his hands, just a playmaker you can see it this early. Shew lookout fellas
problem is he will end up getting carries this year at RB, so a transition to LB after burning his redshirt seems like a tough proposition
Edmunds is ahead of Mangus right now, and Harris isn't on campus yet. As another poster said, if we want the offense to play on another level we have to let him have some of these two-way players.
I see Mangus transferring if Edmunds sticks at RB. Without several injuries I don't see how he ever gets any real pt. it's not like we won't bring in a RB for the next three years.
Mangus could easily follow the path of Dave Wilson except to include a red-shirt year, including starting out on kick returns
Mangus could be awesome as a slot receiver.
Did you hear Hoo got arrested? Thomas Jefferson would be proud!
Put Edmonds on D. Lot of future play there.
Shane Beamer has a tough decision to make on Edmunds. If he plays this year, he's not moving to LB. If he redshirts then that possibility is still there. It takes 2-3 years to learn to play linebacker and at his size, he needs five years to maximize his potential as a LB.
Honestly, we complain about our offense so much that I think having a plethora of RBs is fine. Let them battle it out over the next few years.
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Give this guy a chance before we talk about him trasferring. I think he was very under the radar coming out of high school. He has a chance to be very good.
Yup, unbelievable. The guy just got to campus this summer and it sounds like he's been impressive so far.
Neither Mangus nor Edmunds were under the radar recruits- both had plenty of offers- You need to stay current- a little more board time and less beach time would serve you well!
Mangus got a little less attention on the Hokie Message boards than did JC or Harris
I have long thought that Magus might end up at WR but who knows- Heck he may beat them all out and Harris ends up as a LB
Its is a really nice problem to have
Man, do some of you never watch film or anything!? Mangus had the most impressive film of all of the RB recruits in my opinion. He will shirt, gain some more weight, and most likely be #3 next year with FOUR years to go. As far as it taking 3 years to learn how to play LB, that's just false. Edmunds is at RB for depth and to get a better look at his potential there, because if he needs to go back to LB it will be an easy transition for him. I have faith in our coaches, well, most of them.
Agreed. Based on film alone, he may be the the most impressive. Also, highly versatile. Let's not go all TSL / HH now...
Haha I know who reads the board. I didn't say anything other than a wild prediction of the future and nothing personal towards the player. The clear fact is how many RB's we have now with Edmunds at RB and they're all the same age and very talented. I love Mangus, loved his film, think he has a great future. My comment was not a dig at him. But if he's the only guy that shirts this year, it's going to be a major uphill battle to unseat Holmes, Coleman, and Edmunds over the next 4 years. That's all I'm saying. For this reason, I want Edmunds to go to LB so that Mangus has a better chance of seeing the field. You guys get so emotional sometimes.
I agree with Edmunds back to LB.
It may make sense on the surface to put a guy in one spot as opposed to another but we have no idea what Edmunds wants. He may have had a meeting with the coaches and said "look, I know I can play LB but I want one year at RB to prove to you guys that I can play that position at a D1 level." Or maybe the coaches want a year to evaluate him at RB. We did the same thing with Marcus Davis ages ago. He got a look at QB, it didn't pan out and look where he is now, he's our WR1. Who says two years from now, Edmunds won't be starting at backer or wherever he ends up?
Let it play out, these things move far slower than our conversations here on the board.
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Agree. Also, Edmunds may just be THAT good at RB that we want the ball in his hands.
I didn't understand why he was at RB instead of LB, either. But I also know you can't ever have enough good, healthy RB's and I remember what it was like against BC in '07 and Boise in '10 when we couldn't grind out a first down to end the game.
Any value to keeping him at rb thru the camp then rs him and keep him at rb until the season s over? That way if we got to have him we can take off the shirt. If not, when Harris joins us in Jan put him in the lb mode. Let's face it the guy is so good he is going to play on either or both sides of the ball.
I may be in the minority, but I think Edmunds will be a beast at RB. I'd rather have him there. His high school film at RB was some of the best I've seen. He just blew past people and ran over defenders. I think he's great at RB, and I'd like to see him stick there.
We have lots of young LBs too, just like we do at RB. It's great to have this much depth on both sides. Recruiting seems to definitely trending in the right direction!
My thoughts exactly. But if a guy can help you this season then you should play him. Like I said, tough decision to make today.
not sure I agree that we have lots of young LBs. We have RVD, Clark, Mckinnon, and DVD which is 4 freshmen for 3 spots. Whereas we currently have four freshmen RBs in Holmes, JC, Edmunds, and Mangus. I'm ok with these number if Wright plays LB next year.
They agreed to give Edmunds a shot at RB. He seems to have far exceeded expectations. Don't know why a move to LB would now be considered.
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