Not nice to see these injuries piling up.VERY nice to see how strong
BYU will be at linebacker this year.
It really is a shame that 'Ziggy' didn't grow up playing football- at RB he
would have been a bigger and faster version of Brandon Jacobs. Good luck to all
Personally, I just love the name Poppinga. Its almost as good as Jimmer. Color
commentator,"Whoa! That linebacker poppingaed the running back!"
This could be a very fun year for the Cougar Nation.
Just win, baby! Do that and it'll be a fun year, a very fun year indeed. And I
guarantee the noise from the naysayers will also die out eventually. In fact it
wouldn't matter one bit what any of them say anymore if we win out on the field
for that matter. Short of that, I'm afraid the haters and mockers will continue
to have a field day at our expense. So let's go Cougs. Let's win
out and make our first year of independence a real blast! And good
luck to the Utes too. Hope they win their conference and bring the Rose Bowl
trophy home too after we smacked them on the 17th, lol!
"Then there's Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah, a 6-foot-6, 270-pound
work-in-progress from Ghana who started playing football last year.""Ansah, a junior who was a sprinter on the BYU track team in 2009,
has recorded several "whistle" sacks during fall camp."Is this a typo? A sprinter at 6'6" 270lbs? I think I'm avoiding that
nottyouI agree with you. That is one big dude. When I
played football, I played D-line. I was only 155 pounds but I was quick. We
had our offensive tackle pull sometimes. He was 6'3" and about 250 lbs.
He ran the 40 in 4.7 seconds. When he pulled in practice and I had to go
outside and saw him coming, I knew I was dead.This kid will do lots
of damage to people if he's that big and can really sprint. And we get to watch
every moment of it this year. HELLO ESPN!
I am more intriuged by Ansah than anyone else at this point. With his size he
should be on the D-Line. He must be fast. I hope he gets into some games this
year. 6'6" 270 lbs, and he's an OLB...Wow
What is Ziggy's 40 time? Does BYU have a 6'7" linebacker that runs a 4.2?
@TJHe probably would be playing DE in a 4-3 system, but in Bronco's
3-4 the DEs have a lot more responsibilities and Ansah has only been playing
football for a year now. This has been really evident against running plays
where Ansah has not showed very well, yet. Where he does excel is in pass
rushing because of his combination of size, strength and speed, so Bronco is
using him like a nickelback in obvious passing situations. He will indeed be fun
to watch this year and may very well end up leading the defense in sacks.