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Shedrick’s in his 3rd year, Caffaro his 4th, Stattman his 4th, Clark 4th,

Beekman has 20 starts into his 2nd year (as a plus defender already). Collectively that’s a solid core of experience in the packline. McCorkle is basically a redshirt first year, but it’s an important year under his belt.

I think Gardner and Franklin both have physicality and college experience that should make it much easier to adjust to the system than the first years. Doesn’t make them upperclass versions of Wilkins and Hall, but they won’t be babes in the woods either.

I have low expectations for the first years this year. I think Taine and Igor both could surprise, but I’m assuming they’re no different than our other international players as far as needing time to learn the packline and the speed of the American college game.

Where I certainly agree with you is the lack of time these guys have playing in the system together. I expect a different defense in February than we see the first 6 weeks. But also between OAD and the portal action, most teams are in the same boat.

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Posted: 10/17/2021 at 7:50PM


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