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    Quote Originally Posted by HerdistheWord View Post
    Bisons.

    Great article on him!

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    Awesome article and a prime example of perseverance. While Chris has seemed to been overlooked his whole life he never singled out NDSU specifically which was commendable. He should have had a bigger role with the Bison team his last two years. He was one of the best players on the field if not the best in his last game in the Natty against JMU. I am positive he just didn't get that good in his last game and should have had a lot bigger role with the team. Regardless, great for him and glad he stuck it out and got his chance. A true professional and grinder and I hope he gets a nice lucrative contract when its his time. He definitely deserves it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slips View Post
    Awesome article and a prime example of perseverance. While Chris has seemed to been overlooked his whole life he never singled out NDSU specifically which was commendable. He should have had a bigger role with the Bison team his last two years. He was one of the best players on the field if not the best in his last game in the Natty against JMU. I am positive he just didn't get that good in his last game and should have had a lot bigger role with the team. Regardless, great for him and glad he stuck it out and got his chance. A true professional and grinder and I hope he gets a nice lucrative contract when its his time. He definitely deserves it!
    I always just though it came down to not knowing the playbook and fits as well as they would have liked him to. That doesn't seem to add up now that hes in line to be a NFL starter in year 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by slips View Post
    Awesome article and a prime example of perseverance. While Chris has seemed to been overlooked his whole life he never singled out NDSU specifically which was commendable. He should have had a bigger role with the Bison team his last two years. He was one of the best players on the field if not the best in his last game in the Natty against JMU. I am positive he just didn't get that good in his last game and should have had a lot bigger role with the team. Regardless, great for him and glad he stuck it out and got his chance. A true professional and grinder and I hope he gets a nice lucrative contract when its his time. He definitely deserves it!
    How could he have had a bigger role his senior year, thought he was a main starter all year?

    His junior year, we also had:
    DeLuca...another NFLer
    Pierre Gee Tucker...really had a great senior season
    MJ Stumpf...played above all expectation, not at Boards athletic ability, but played superbly

    Who would you have benched, used less? Seemed to me like coaches utilized players pretty well, tough to judge in hindsight. Kind of reminds me of Wentz...I don't question him backing up Jensen. And Wentz was a #2 overall pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yopaulie View Post
    How could he have had a bigger role his senior year, thought he was a main starter all year?

    His junior year, we also had:
    DeLuca...another NFLer
    Pierre Gee Tucker...really had a great senior season
    MJ Stumpf...played above all expectation, not at Boards athletic ability, but played superbly

    Who would you have benched, used less? Seemed to me like coaches utilized players pretty well, tough to judge in hindsight. Kind of reminds me of Wentz...I don't question him backing up Jensen. And Wentz was a #2 overall pick.
    PGT should have been a backup, he was a liability in that JMU semi-final loss. He had lossed a couple steps and I'm positive Board would have been a better option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yopaulie View Post
    How could he have had a bigger role his senior year, thought he was a main starter all year?

    His junior year, we also had:
    DeLuca...another NFLer
    Pierre Gee Tucker...really had a great senior season
    MJ Stumpf...played above all expectation, not at Boards athletic ability, but played superbly

    Who would you have benched, used less? Seemed to me like coaches utilized players pretty well, tough to judge in hindsight. Kind of reminds me of Wentz...I don't question him backing up Jensen. And Wentz was a #2 overall pick.
    His Senior year he only played because of injuries at the LB position and that is pretty well known and documented. Yes, he finished 4th on the team on tackles but I'm guessing over half of those came from special teams as he was on every one of them. While he got credit with starts because of injuries his Senior year his snaps seemed to be very limited. His Junior year I believe he would have been a better option than PGT as well.

    Hindsight is tough because the Bison have been stacked at several positions for several years and none of us can predict the future. Heck, nobody was none the wiser because we didn't get to see him with the volume of snaps as the other LB's. I remember watching that NC game against JMU and wondering where has this guy been and why in gods green earth he wasn't on the field more. All I am saying it's obvious that he should not have been the injury emergency starter and been a primary starter.

    The coaching staff did a great job. Even the best coaching staffs miss on guys and I think the Bison staff just had the mentality of if it ain't broke don't fix it. They missed on Chris for whatever reason. Won't be the first time or the last time that happens. Our coaches get it right more times than not. Chris got his shot of meaningful snaps late in his senior year and he took full advantage of it. What he showed with those snaps along with his pro day got him a shot at the next level. Good on him and proud of him to stick it out and to carry himself as a true professional as well as a great Bison! His story should be one that parents share with their kids to show what hard work, a good attitude, and perseverance can accomplish in any aspect of life.

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