You guys remember when Muschamp wanted Henry as a LB?

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    It is hard for me to know what to believe, only that he was rumored to have been a Gator fan growing up. It is entirely possible that Bama's pot was sweeter, but if Muschamp truly wanted a power running game, the kid from Yulee looked like a natural. God bless KT, but he would have faired better in the Pell/Hall era.
     
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      In just this thread alone, go to post number 11. That’s directly from Henry’s high school coach
       
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        This thread makes me wonder. I wonder if Foley rides an armored vehicle to and from the office. He probably ought to.
         
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          I get that and I'm sure our staff was included in the many that weren't sure where he'd end up, but we offered him to try RB.

          Henry was a generational monster, but almost everybody had doubts if he was a rb. Everybody was also willing to take the risk, which is why I didn't hear about 1 school that didn't tell him he could pick where he started. Just some weren't as forward with how big a chance they'd give him at rb before they moved him. I know that we offered him to come as a rb, but I can't say how it was stated and if we gave him the impression it wouldn't be a good enough opportunity.
           
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            Haven't watched pro football in years but this Titans story with Derrick Henry is captivating. Might have to tune back in at least for awhile to see how far the Titans can go. I love watching this guy run. I know he played for Bama and we're supposed to hate all things Bama, but Henry is from Yulee, Florida so even though he played college ball for Saban he is still a Floridian.

            A couple of interesting sidelights. Ken Hall, the guy who held the high school rushing record for many years until Derrick Henry broke it, was from Sugar Land, Texas. Just doing a little on-line reading I found out the mascot of Sugar Land High School (in what at one time before suburbanization were the swamps and cane fields near Houston) was the Gators. The Sugar Land Gators. What a name that is. Sounds like a name that would be fitting for a high school in Clewiston, Florida wholly the way are called , you guessed it, the Tigers. Not many high school teams have been called the Gators at least up until recently, but this was back in the early 1950s when Hall played for Sugar Land. Ken Hall was called the Sugar Land Express. Henry has been called the Yulee Express. He certainly does look like a big powerful train when he get up a head of steam. The name Yulee carries a big connection with the history of railroads in Florida.

            Gator J in his post above provided a link to a story that connected Ken Hall, Bear Bryant and Derrick Henry. Here's a link to a more lengthy article that details Hall's career under Bryant at Texas A&M from a Sports Illustrated story that appeared in 1982 when SI was still worth reading.

            WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE SUGAR LAND EXPRESS?
             
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              And Lamar Jackson would have made a great WR or safety according to Muschump.

              Muschump still in shambles.....
               
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                I'd kinda like to forget the Muschamp years. The only thing worse was going on Probation and that peanut butter and jelly eating "Shark Molester" that followed.

                Hey we could have had Chip Kelly or Taggart:what:
                 
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                  Even as the best high school RB ever, Derrick Henry had doubters
                   
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                  I cringed reading that. I remember when he was a recruit hearing folks had doubts about him as an RB and all I could think was worry about that after a few practices when he's with the team.
                   
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                    obviously ESPN’s recruiting evals are legit:

                     
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                          I honestly thought this thread was revived bc Mullen wanted plumlee as a DB.
                           
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                            Your position? Should he switch to DB?
                             
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                            USM wanted Steve McNair as a DB.
                             
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                            Dude is a crazy athlete with ball skills. Why in the world would he be a DB? He just needed an OC like Kiffen that could gameplan for him. Having DB as the 1st thought is as muschampish as it gets.
                             
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                            That guy sure has an eye for talent. :lmao2:
                             
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                            So I just realized that Omar’s avatar is based on the character from “The Wire”. On the show, Omar was a fag. Makes a lot of sense now.
                             

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