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 11 years ago '04        #221
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uh oh Groves moved to Strongside LB

Auburn, Ala.--With Antonio Coleman playing so well at defensive end and Craig Stevens limited with an ankle injury, senior Quentin Groves was moved to strongside linebacker prior to Tuesday’s practice.
“I’ve taken on a new role--I’m a linebacker now,” Groves says. “I’m in a different meeting room and it’s a different set of film study. I like it. It shows my versatility.

“You’ve got to read runs,” he adds. “You’ve got to key the fullback and things like that--use your eyes more. At end you just look at the offensive tackle. At linebacker you look at fullback, tight end, formation and all that stuff.”

Playing against a Tennessee Tech team that shows a lot of formations, throws the ball and runs the options, Groves says it’s a good week to make the move “before the bullets really start flying against Georgia and Alabama,” he explains. “You’ve got to know your a.ssignments on every play. It’s a great week to go to sam linebacker, I’ll tell you that.”

However, Groves is still a part of the “rabbits” package, which is used in pass situations along with Coleman at the other end and Sen’Derrick Marks and Pat Sims inside.

Defensive ends coach Terry Price approached Groves about the move on Monday, and the senior says he welcomed the idea, especially since he started his career at Auburn as a redshirting middle linebacker in 2003.

“I didn’t mind it because I had done it before against Arkansas, but I just didn’t play because of my (dislocated) toes,” he notes. Groves dislocated three toes in the victory at Florida, which opened the door for more playing time for Coleman. “It’s something that’s good for the team. I think they’re easing me in now rather than just jumping into the fire. Middle is way harder than sam. Sam, all you’ve got to do is run first to the flat and man-to-man. At mike you have to know everybody’s position.

“I had to get ready for it now or in the future. Better now than in the future.”


Groves, similar to former Tiger D-end Reggie Torbor, has the size to play end or linebacker in college, but may project higher as a linebacker at the next level. Torbor made the move following his senior season at Auburn and is a reserve linebacker for the New York Giants.

When Will Muschamp came to Auburn after the 2005 season, Groves was converted from his rush end spot to a hybrid end/linebacker that was sometimes in a three-point stance and sometimes standing up, and rushing or dropping depending on the call. Since he is still a part of the pass-rush package and because he’s used to playing in space, even though he’s practicing with James Willis and the linebackers now, the move isn’t that drastic for the senior.

“I think I’m more comfortable now (in space) than I was last year for the simple fact that I know the defense a little better,” he says. “I know the safeties, the corners, I know things like that. I know what other people behind me have. We’ve dropped a little bit, but kind of slacked off a little bit in the middle of the season. I’m used to it now and I’ve played on my feet for two years now. It’s pretty easy.”


:wow:/// Blackmon, Evans/Johnson and Groves at LB ouch

Coleman and Marks are fu*kin animals at DE
 11 years ago '04        #222
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Deshaun barnes to join us next year

:applause:

we finishing strong at 9-3 w/ wins over UF, ARK, UGA and UA
 11-06-2007, 02:56 PM         #223
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smells like sh*t in here GO DAWGS

and @ beating us
 11 years ago '04        #224
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I hear yall trying to get a lil blackout going or some sh*t

It will be typical UGA to lose to AU and fu*k up their SEC hopes... Richt always gets the best talent but cant ever do sh*t with it
 11-10-2007, 07:22 PM         #225
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Blackout !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How bout dem Dawgs !!!!!!!
 10 years ago '04        #226
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gotta win this game

we ready
 10 years ago '04        #227
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Whats good baby

i can take a 4 loss season this year with victories over UF and ARK on the road and of course Bama... We beat USF and MSU like we should have and kept the UGA game close we probably looking at a BCS berth
 10 years ago '04        #228
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 10 years ago '07        #229
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Tubbs To Arkansas/lsu/texas A&m!!!!
 10 years ago '04        #230
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 FeedTheBeast said:
Tubbs To Arkansas/lsu/texas A&m!!!!
Tubbs to Auburn til 2012!!!!!!!!

yay yay but who gives a fu*k
 10 years ago '05        #231
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 10 years ago '04        #232
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 Junior G said:

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 10 years ago '05        #233
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 UknowWhatItIs said:
that n*gga that got bit by the Georgia Bulldog? after a TD i think...
 10 years ago '06        #234
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 Junior G said:
that n*gga that got bit by the Georgia Bulldog? after a TD i think...
Naw that dude got bit by the Police dog during the Bama game
 10 years ago '05        #235
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 titanreese said:
Naw that dude got bit by the Police dog during the Bama game
ah

 10 years ago '04        #236
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 Junior G said:
that n*gga that got bit by the Georgia Bulldog? after a TD i think...
oh sh*t hahaha ... never seen dat pic... sh*t was fu*ked up... bama fan dogs

Hell yea picked up DB T'Sharvon Bell outta Oscimilee(sp??) FL... thats big for us after Jeremy Brown and Dee Finley (our top 2 DBs on our board) commited to UF
 10 years ago '04        #237
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Just got T'Sharvan bell now expect Marcus Jemison to commit by Tuesday

over Clemson and Arkansas

recruit by need yessir :applause:
 10 years ago '04        #238
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uh oh... picked up commitments from Charles Deas (Beast) and Graham Harrels back up at TT last year Chris Todd (he went the juco route and originally commited to Troy until Franklin went to AU)
 10 years ago '04        #239
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Marcus Jemison commited today

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 10 years ago '04        #240
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damn

423 yards after only 10 bowl practices to put it in???

im already loving it

Fannin

Burns

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