Nick Moore, Tripp’n?

With the sudden attrition due to Christian Payne’s injury and Quayvon Hicks’ somewhat mysterious absence, the former Boston Red Sox minor leaguer has been moved from inside linebacker to fullback.  Hey, apparently it’s either him or freshman Turner Fortin right now.

Let’s hope that’s not the case in a couple of weeks.  At least not if you’re fond of watching tailbacks run out of the I-formation.

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15 responses to “Nick Moore, Tripp’n?

  1. DugLite

    Well that didn’t take long. He’s either being tripped or samueled.

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  2. RugbyDawg79

    A 6 3 245 lb 21 year old fr.–that loves the Dogs–I hope he makes it and we are set at FB for the next 4yrs.

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  3. @gatriguy

    Does anyone know wtf is going on with Hicks?

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    • AthensHomerDawg

      He hasn’t been the same since they changed his facemask. 😉

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      • Cousin Eddie

        The first time or the second. I thought he got the big head when he made several good plays vs uSCe a few years back and hasn’t been the same since.

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  4. W Cobb Dawg

    Seems like a good move considering the numbers we have at ILB – and problems at FB. It was interesting to read about Moore’s path to Athens. I’ve become somewhat leery of position switches since Samuel, Tripp, JJ Green, etc., but let’s hope this move works out.

    On the flip side, I’ve always liked Hicks’ athleticism, and hoped he’d get a chance to show off his talents before matriculating. One of the few cloudy issues in an otherwise sunny preseason.

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    • I don’t feel there is much to lose with this position switch. The Dawgs are riding high with competent LBers and apparently feel a shakeup is needed at the hoss-blocking spot.

      I suppose as long as Moore is committed to the idea it can only be positive for TEAM.

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  5. DawgPhan

    yeah seems like he could be a good fit. Lots of things going in his favor to be good. Would love to see him lock that position up.

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  6. CB

    I wonder if Brendan Douglas could make the transition to FB if necessary?

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    • I believe the transition would have actually been easier for BD and he would have been getting more playing time to boot. He is tough as nails and would most likely be a huge asset IMO.

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    • I thought the same thing. He might have to beef up. He weighs about 210? And has played it in HS. He is mismatch with DB’s when he gets to motoring.
      High School: Aquinas, coached by Matt LeZotte … Scout.com two-star prospect … Rivals.com three-star prospect, #5 FB nationally … ESPN.com three-star prospect, #4 FB nationally, #148 overall prospect in Georgia … 247Sports two-star prospect, #13 FB nationally, #174 overall prospect in Georgia … 2011 and 2012 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class A All-State, 2011 Offensive Player of the Year … 2012 Georgia Sports Writers Association Class A First Team All-State … rushed for 1,424 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior, following a 1,569-yard, 27-touchdown junior campaign … also played linebacker on defense.

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    • JasonC

      Right on cue

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  7. I look a Quayvon’s history and I just can’t help wondering if his problem might be between the ears. He is the most impressive looking FB but you have to adjust your assignment on almost every play depending on the play called and the defense your looking at. It requires both recognition and adjustment and Hicks is the kick-off return player you apparently never figured out how to fair catch a pooch kicked kick-off. He has a history of going stoned headed . If the QB pronouncements are to be believed the coaches are looking for players who don’t make mistakes. Q has made his share in the past and is probably still making them.

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  8. Chris

    Maybe instead of Tripp’n, he’ll be the offensive version of Pollack’n. Just one more All American in the backfield.

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