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  1. beerlover

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    Gopher back declares for draft... Minnesota junior Laurence Maroney has announced he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2006 NFL draft. Maroney made his decision immediately after the Golden Gophers lost to Virginia in today's Music City Bowl. Maroney is expected to be a mid-to-late first round pick. http://www.gbnreport.com/
     
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    a homerun threat who has proven he can carry the load unlike other back(s)
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    :twocents: Moroney has always split time .:bomb:
     
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    And still has more carries than Bush this season...
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    :tv: Does he have a Heisman ?
     
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    No but he has 634 carries over three seasons compared to Bush's 420 carries over three seasons, and by the way winning the Heisman means jack squat in the NFL...
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    :tv: Moroney has more carries but he has 300 less yards . That not something to crow about .
     
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    In total in their three year careers Moroney has 3824 total rushing yards and Bush has 3087 total rushing yards. And have you seen the teams USC have played this season? Not the toughest of competition. Fact is Maroney has three seasons with over 1100 yards rushing and at least 10 TD's, Bush has had one season with over 1000 yards and over 6 TD's...
     


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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    :tv: So Bush is not the best player this year and until proven wrong USC 's not the best team the last three years . The last two years you could argue Bush has been the best player on the best team .
     
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    This has really been the first year that Bush was truly the "go-to-guy", obviously he has dominated this season, but its not like he has carried USC over the last three years
     
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    i would go as far as to say he isnt the best nfl running back on his own team (bush), much less better than maroney...bush is overhyped, undersized, and usc is about to be exposed in the rose bowl
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    :tv: Matt Leinert said Bush should have won the Heisman last year . Bush came in 5th last year for the Heisman .
     
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    Love the signature....
    by the way, I am an adament D'Brick suporter, but Bush is only 15 lbs, at most, lighter then Marroney. By the way, I was watching some college football thing on ESPN and its incredible how the media is side-stepping UT. They repetadly said Bush is on the verge of 3 national championships and compltely ignored the fact that the only team with a top 10 O and top 10 D syands in their way... gotta love the media....not
     
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    Alex Smith was 5th, Bush was either 3rd or 4th, cant remeber
     
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    Bush had 908 yards rushing and 6 TD's last season, Leinhart had 2990 yards passing and 28 TD's, if anyone believes Bush should have won it last year over Leinhart they need their head checked. And of course he would say that, Bush is his teammate.
     
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    Bush was 5th in the voting, Smith was 4th.
     
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    yeah....but im calling marroney lightweight....so take an undersized back, and take off another 15 pounds, subtract the ability to go between the tackles, add in questions about his ability to be a full time 20 + carry running back, and stir with my belief that he is gonna get mcgaheed by my buddy rashad bobino in the rose bowl, and im gonna have to say that reggie bush is the most overhyped, overrated player in my short lifetime
     
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    Ok Gale Sayers was a LIGHT BACK come out of college. And yes I'm comparing their COLLEGE careers not Sayers in the pros.

    Bush had less carries b/c he was splitting time with ANOTHER first round RB. I'm not endorsing us picking Bush however you can't possibly deny his playmaking ability.

    And please dont give me this look who he played against crap. If that's the case nobody would have play in the NFL that didn't come out of the Big 10 SEC.

    But in that case you don't get players like jerry rice or walter payton who came from tiny schools. And you wouldn't get Jerome Mathis.
     
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    ok stop comparing Bush to Gale Sayers. Gale Sayers is a HOF and Bush has not even broken any all time records in college. I am not saying Bush is not raw, but he is no Gale Sayers. Now onto Maroney, the kid has talent is very similar to Carnel Williams. They are likely about the same speed and run very similar. He will not go near as high, but he will be a solid back if he can keep his obvious attitude in check. If I was picking though I would take Bush, just because he gives me more options. I can run Bush 15-20 times a game and line him up in the slot 5-10 times and see what happens. They are both solid prospects one is a RB and the other is an athlete.
     
  20. rmartin65

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    I like Maroney better because he has proven he can carry the ball a lot and he will be a lot cheaper than Bush.
     

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