Looks like Minnesota is being broadcast nationally today vs. Purdue. This is the first time I've really been able to sit down and watch him so I've been looking forward to this.
First quarter right now, Minnesota already over 100 yards rushing
So far for Maroney he's looked OK, I know almost 70 yards in the first quarter and just ok...He seems really strong on some runs, but goes down really easily on others, and doesn't appear to be very quick. We'll see i guess though.
I have been REALLY impressed with the Minnesota O-line and running scheme in general though. Are these linemen bigtime NFL prospects? They remind me of Denver's O-line where they're fast, but not particularly big so maybe they're not supposed to make good NFL blockers, but man do they look good. It's really saying something when you can run an off tackle and have 3 O-linemen pull from the other side and get upfield before the RB does. It's a bit of a mismatch with a DB trying to take on an o-lineman 4 yards upfield. These plays are drawn up very well also, there's never a defensive player that doesn't have someone putting a hat on him.