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Old 01-10-2014, 04:37 PM   #1
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GCC is reporting Cedrick Cooper is moving to DE.

Not sure how this is going to work....unless he is going to really put on weight.
Listed at 213...maybe closer to 220 now...but he is going to have to put on at least 20 pounds this off season.
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Could turn out looking like a good move. With the talented young freshman we have at LB, Coop might see the field more at DE.
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Could turn out looking like a good move. With the talented young freshman we have at LB, Coop might see the field more at DE.
That is the plan...to get him on the field.
Just not sure how he will do at DE...but, you have to get your best athletes on the field, and he is one of our best athletes.
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If he's able to add about 25-30 pounds, he could be really good there.
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He played there in the bowl game, pointed it out last week.
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He played there in the bowl game, pointed it out last week.
How do you see this move working out? Assuming, of course, he adds the necessary weight.
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How do you see this move working out? Assuming, of course, he adds the necessary weight.
It worked for Melvin Ingram...but Melvin was also 260 pounds and got too big to play LB. He was also 230 when he came to USC.

It is hard to gauge Cooper simply because he hasn't been on the field that much with his injuries. I've heard he is a vicious hitter and is good against the run...so it could work. He will have the chance to start immediately if he can get between 235-240.
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I tell you what, DE depth isn't a concern anymore. Now with Coop, that gives us (Dixon, Harris, English, Washington, Ritchie, Thomas, and Sawyer) and if we land Wideman and Caldwell, that will give us 10 DE's in 2014. But I'm sure they would have to RS Ritchie and may another player.
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I tell you what, DE depth isn't a concern anymore. Now with Coop, that gives us (Dixon, Harris, English, Washington, Ritchie, Thomas, and Sawyer) and if we land Wideman and Caldwell, that will give us 10 DE's in 2014. But I'm sure they would have to RS Ritchie and may another player.
I do know there are concerns Ritchie may have to go JUCO.
But on roster, it looks promising.
I still think Dixon starts at one, and if Thomas gets in he will start at the other.
Then, let Cooper, Harris, Washington and English battle it out for second string...could also run a mean rabbit package.


Q: Has English redshirted yet? just thinking maybe he could benefit from a RS to gain weight.
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It worked for Melvin Ingram...but Melvin was also 260 pounds and got too big to play LB. He was also 230 when he came to USC.

It is hard to gauge Cooper simply because he hasn't been on the field that much with his injuries. I've heard he is a vicious hitter and is good against the run...so it could work. He will have the chance to start immediately if he can get between 235-240.
Cooper is just a kid that needs to be on the field. Great leader, great kid, great skills. I think this is a great move. He was in trouble after that freshman LB grew up so fast
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The DE spot for us is like the Island of Misfit Toys.
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Sooo true. Hopefully it works out.
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Could be a great move for him. I always thought from a physical standpoint that he was better on the DLine or as a pass rushing LB. I would love to know his wingspan because it has to be quite impressive. Coop's knuckles almost drag the ground. lol. I think that will be a great move for him and our team.
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He better eat anything and everything in sight from now until the season and bust his ass in the gym if he wants to add that much weight.
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He better eat anything and everything in sight from now until the season and bust his ass in the gym if he wants to add that much weight.
You can say the same thing about several of the DE's
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They couldn't move Coop over to safety if he lost some weight?
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This may be true, on his instagram he had something on there a few weeks ago saying #operation 250
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This may be true, on his instagram he had something on there a few weeks ago saying #operation 250
I noticed that, but didn't put it together until I saw this thread. . He needs to be at least close to that if he wants to be able to hold his own
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This may be true, on his instagram he had something on there a few weeks ago saying #operation 250
Skai also tweeted out saying something along the lines of if he get to 250 watch out he is going to be a beast. Didn't really understand it until i saw this thread
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ward also talked about it in an interview with kornblut on his sportstalk website. there were probably some unrealistic expectations placed on him rescuing the lb core with the injuries hes suffered and that coupled with the loss of practice time he looked a little lost out there at times this past season in limited action.

i remember seeing him at de in the bowl game like covertwo said. we'll see how it goes during the spring. darius english got a medical redshirt according to our athletic site so he doesnt have a regular redshirt available anymore.
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