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danman253
11-23-2006, 10:13 AM
Hart, Slaton, McFadden.

Should be interesting to see who gets it.

I want to say Hart, but I have a sinking feeling that since each of the other two have 2 extra games they might get it.

Of course they hate giving underclassmen the award. Remember AD got robbed by Benson 2 years ago?

elway777
11-23-2006, 10:18 AM
honestly I cant decide,I just wish Micheal Bush didnt get hurt so he coulda stolen this trophy.

njx9
11-23-2006, 10:22 AM
i'd vote slaton, but that's complete personal bias and i've got absolutely nothing to back it up.

GB12
11-23-2006, 10:22 AM
Slaton

smittyjs
11-23-2006, 10:34 AM
Darren McFadden

draftguru151
11-23-2006, 10:48 AM
After McFadden tears up UF, there won't be a discussion.

SuperMcGee
11-23-2006, 10:52 AM
Great finalists, tough to choose

I'd like to say Hart, but it might just be McFadden

srv fan
11-23-2006, 11:19 AM
This is really tough. All have put up excellent stats for great teams. If I had a gun to my head, I would give it to McFadden. He has been unreal for Arkansas.

Shane P. Hallam
11-23-2006, 12:11 PM
Imagine if McFadden had been 100% to start the season...

rainbeaukid2
11-23-2006, 09:56 PM
After McFadden tears up UF, there won't be a discussion.

yes, if he does there would be no doubt

P-L
11-23-2006, 11:57 PM
I think it'll depend on Slaton and McFadden's performance. Hart has the trophy now imo, but either one could take it in the next few weeks.

yourfavestoner
11-24-2006, 02:59 AM
After UF's dominant front seven completely shuts down Arkansas' running game, Slaton or Hart will win the award.

Fixed.

HookEm
11-24-2006, 07:09 AM
McFadden has had a great year, if he was 100 percent week 1 they might of beat USC.....at least played a better game.

draftguru151
11-24-2006, 09:47 AM
After UF's dominant front seven completely shuts down Arkansas' running game, Slaton or Hart will win the award.

Fixed.

No chance. And even if he slow him down some, Leak will throw 3 INTs and lose the game.

thetedginnshow
11-24-2006, 10:09 AM
I really think McFadden has the biggest impact on his team, and so he should win it, but who knows. They're all deserving. But yeah. If McFadden can light up LSU and Florida, he'd undoubtedly get it.

Touchdown
11-24-2006, 10:24 AM
Mcfadden

draftguru151
11-24-2006, 10:33 AM
McFadden has had a great year, if he was 100 percent week 1 they might of beat USC.....at least played a better game.

A better game maybe, but they had no chance to beat them at that point, maybe now, but not then.

Gribble
11-24-2006, 10:55 AM
After UF's dominant front seven completely shuts down Arkansas' running game, Slaton or Hart will win the award.

Fixed.

No chance. And even if he slow him down some, Leak will throw 3 INTs and lose the game.

I think Tebow should start. Leak is unfit for Meyer's offense...

yourfavestoner
11-24-2006, 09:48 PM
After UF's dominant front seven completely shuts down Arkansas' running game, Slaton or Hart will win the award.

Fixed.

No chance. And even if he slow him down some, Leak will throw 3 INTs and lose the game.

Leak botching the game is actually more likely to happen than McFadden running wild, seeing as how Florida's been one of the best run-stopping teams in the country this year. Either way, I'm not super worried. I'd be far more concerned if Florida was playing LSU again than I am about Arkansas and their one-dimensional team.

draftguru151
11-24-2006, 09:56 PM
After UF's dominant front seven completely shuts down Arkansas' running game, Slaton or Hart will win the award.

Fixed.

No chance. And even if he slow him down some, Leak will throw 3 INTs and lose the game.

Leak botching the game is actually more likely to happen than McFadden running wild, seeing as how Florida's been one of the best run-stopping teams in the country this year. Either way, I'm not super worried. I'd be far more concerned if Florida was playing LSU again than I am about Arkansas and their one-dimensional team.

LSU's run D>Florida's.

yourfavestoner
11-24-2006, 10:18 PM
After UF's dominant front seven completely shuts down Arkansas' running game, Slaton or Hart will win the award.

Fixed.

No chance. And even if he slow him down some, Leak will throw 3 INTs and lose the game.

Leak botching the game is actually more likely to happen than McFadden running wild, seeing as how Florida's been one of the best run-stopping teams in the country this year. Either way, I'm not super worried. I'd be far more concerned if Florida was playing LSU again than I am about Arkansas and their one-dimensional team.

LSU's run D>Florida's.

Ok. I could see how that would be a good argument if LSU lost to Arkansas, but they didn't. McFadden had 187 yards and 2 touchdowns, and the Hogs still lost.

Come on, DG, I know you hate Florida, but stop letting it blind you. Florida is significantly more talented than Arkansas at every position except for tailback. The only way they lose is if Leak gives the game away, or if UF's run defense suddenly decides to play like crap, which probably isn't going to happen, as Siler and Everett will be healthy.

Shane P. Hallam
11-24-2006, 11:03 PM
And who knows, Arkansas may pass more to the Florida defenders than the Arkansas WRs...

Javzz
11-25-2006, 01:32 AM
After UF's dominant front seven completely shuts down Arkansas' running game, Slaton or Hart will win the award.

Fixed.

No chance. And even if he slow him down some, Leak will throw 3 INTs and lose the game.

Leak botching the game is actually more likely to happen than McFadden running wild, seeing as how Florida's been one of the best run-stopping teams in the country this year. Either way, I'm not super worried. I'd be far more concerned if Florida was playing LSU again than I am about Arkansas and their one-dimensional team.

Florida lost their best run-stopping presence..

SeanTaylorRIP
11-25-2006, 08:50 AM
That Arkansas wildcat formation is unstoppable I would actually like to see McFadden throw more, heck he throws better than Casey and Mustain.

danman253
11-25-2006, 09:40 AM
After UF's dominant front seven completely shuts down Arkansas' running game, Slaton or Hart will win the award.

Fixed.

No chance. And even if he slow him down some, Leak will throw 3 INTs and lose the game.

Leak botching the game is actually more likely to happen than McFadden running wild, seeing as how Florida's been one of the best run-stopping teams in the country this year. Either way, I'm not super worried. I'd be far more concerned if Florida was playing LSU again than I am about Arkansas and their one-dimensional team.

Michigans's Run D>LSU's run D>Florida's.


:D

danman253
11-26-2006, 11:37 PM
Well after that abysmal showing vs. USF, Slaton won't be winning it.

RWFender1
11-29-2006, 10:18 PM
Other - Marshawn Lynch

danman253
11-29-2006, 11:00 PM
Other - Marshawn Lynch

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA


Anyway, If McFadden sucks against UF, it will be Hart. Otherwise, Dmac.

RWFender1
11-29-2006, 11:26 PM
you think Hart is better than Marshawn Lynch?

danman253
11-29-2006, 11:27 PM
you think Hart is better than Marshawn Lynch?
College back? Yes

Pro Prospect? Hell no.

RWFender1
11-29-2006, 11:30 PM
I vote Marshawn in both catagories...I think he has more potential has as a big playmaker than Hart. I would be hard pressed to pick Peterson over Lynch to be honest with you

danman253
11-29-2006, 11:32 PM
I vote Marshawn in both catagories...I think he has more potential has as a big playmaker than Hart. I would be hard pressed to pick Peterson over Lynch to be honest with youThat awful homerish. Hart has been a factor in every game, moreso than Lynch. More Yards, tds, carries. Hart is a top 5 college back, and honestley only Peterson and McFadden are the guys i'd take over him on the college level.

RWFender1
11-29-2006, 11:34 PM
how is that homerish? im not even a Cal fan. Hart is pretty standard runningback who gets the job done...Lynch is way more dynamic and explosive of a player. I can see you picking McFadden but I dont think Hart has anything on Lynch IMO

RWFender1
11-29-2006, 11:38 PM
Also, dont get me wrong, I dont mean to take anything away from Hart I just think Marshawn is a better canidate for the award...Hart just happens to play on a Top 3 team

danman253
11-29-2006, 11:38 PM
how is that homerish? im not even a Cal fan. Hart is pretty standard runningback who gets the job done...Lynch is way more dynamic and explosive of a player. I can see you picking McFadden but I dont think Hart has anything on Lynch IMO


West coast bias?

Look i jumoed the gun a bit, but hart has rushed for 100 yards 10 times this year, and at least 91 in every game. Consistent, durable, NEVER FUMBLES, breaks tackles, better t reading his blocks. His only knock, and its a big one, is size. Size is not a huge factor in college, but in the pros, it is.

RWFender1
11-29-2006, 11:41 PM
Marshawn does all those things plus he throws and catches great. I just think its a shame he is not in the running is all, i think he is a special player.

Isnt Marshawn almost the same size as Hart?

062704
11-29-2006, 11:43 PM
Being totally objective, McFadden deserves the award. Unlike the other two, he doesn't run behind some of the best blocking in college football. He's been a warrior for Arkansas this year. But I could live with Slaton winning it too :D

danman253
11-29-2006, 11:43 PM
Marshawn does all those things plus he throws and catches great. I just think its a shame he is not in the running is all, i think he is a special player.

Isnt Marshawn almost the same size as Hart?

Hart is 5'9 197, Lynch is what 5'11 200+?

Hart can receive too, but is used seldom in that because of the zone blocking.

danman253
11-29-2006, 11:44 PM
Being totally objective, McFadden deserves the award. Unlike the other two, he doesn't run behind some of the best blocking in college football. He's been a warrior for Arkansas this year. But I could live with Slaton winning it too :D
Slaton blew it last game with 40 yards vs. USF, but yes, McFadden should win

RWFender1
11-29-2006, 11:47 PM
Oh, I guess Lynch is bigger...I thought I recalled Hart being listed at 5'10 but guess I was wrong,

I agree that McFadden is the heart of the Arkansas offense...if Peterson was healthy he would have probably locked the award up

TiTaNsFAN 1014
11-30-2006, 06:04 PM
Just for Danman, anyone but hart :)

njx9
11-30-2006, 06:47 PM
this thread is as good a place as any... what happened to wolfe this season? i haven't heard about him since week 6 or so.

snuff
11-30-2006, 07:20 PM
this thread is as good a place as any... what happened to wolfe this season? i haven't heard about him since week 6 or so.He had 4 games in a row of under 100 yards.

danman253
11-30-2006, 08:40 PM
this thread is as good a place as any... what happened to wolfe this season? i haven't heard about him since week 6 or so.He had 4 games in a row of under 100 yards.

One of which was against temple

Pit Bull #53
11-30-2006, 08:56 PM
But thanks to how hot he started off the season, and how well he did in the last two games, he still managed to finish with 1900 yards flat and leads the nation pretty comfortably.

draftguru151
11-30-2006, 09:02 PM
this thread is as good a place as any... what happened to wolfe this season? i haven't heard about him since week 6 or so.He had 4 games in a row of under 100 yards.

One of which was against temple

And one against Western Michigan where he got 25 yards on 17 carries.

P-L
11-30-2006, 09:04 PM
this thread is as good a place as any... what happened to wolfe this season? i haven't heard about him since week 6 or so.He had 4 games in a row of under 100 yards.

One of which was against temple

And one against Western Michigan where he got 25 yards on 17 carries.

I was at that game. And to be honest, he looked so bad I was surprised he even managed 25 yards.

niu007
12-12-2006, 12:44 PM
I watched the WMU game too. Wolfe would get the ball and there were 2 guys standing there waiting for him. Total jailbreaks. As it turns out, he had a hamstring injury too, which explains why he looked so tentative in those four games (didn't know it at the time). Wolfe left the Temple game early when it was 40-0 or he would have had somewhat more yards. All those teams were stacking the line of scrimmage because our passing attack was nonexistent.