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Postby Steve Spurrier III » Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:42 pm

I was reading through Athlon Sports 2004 Preview, and I ran across an interesting thing in the draft review section:

"...Chris Cooley is an H-back, A-back, fullback, tight end and a long snapper."

I have never heard of the "A-back" position, and frankly, I am more inclined to think this writer (Dan Shonka) made it up completley than there is a position out there I haven't heard of. It's like trying to think of a new color or something.

Has anyone EVER heard of an "A-back"?
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Postby hailskins666 » Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:57 pm

i haven't.
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Postby Warmother » Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:05 am

That's new to me also. I've heard of most names but not that one.
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Postby BossHog » Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:28 am

An A-back is ALSO a hybrid TE/RB. I found a couple of references, though not many... these articles will help a little though...

http://www.southeasttexaslive.com/site/ ... 2556&rfi=6

http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdail ... bama.shtml
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Postby Steve Spurrier III » Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:58 am

Interesting. Thanks a lot...
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Postby BossHog » Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:17 am

No probs.

... that's what this forum is hopefully for. :up:
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Postby Warmother » Wed Jun 30, 2004 7:33 am

That is interesting but it seems to be a college football term, like "Monster", in the pros it seems that a player who lines up all over is now called "Slash" thanks to Kordell Stewert. Not that there is that many players who can do this.
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Postby Steve Spurrier III » Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:21 am

You're right. From what I gather it's a college position in a college offense. I should have figured as much. In college, there are so many unique offenses that there are probably dozens of position terms I have never heard of...
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Postby Chris Luva Luva » Wed Jun 30, 2004 4:20 pm

Do you think we may see him Cooley line up in the backfield as a RB?
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Postby Warmother » Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:54 am

From what I remember about the H-back there are times when he would line up in the backfield but most of the time he was the motion man.
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Postby Steve Spurrier III » Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:40 am

Cooley might be in the fullback spot, but he'll never be the tailback. If he gets more than five carries I'll be shocked...
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Postby REDEEMEDSKIN » Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:13 am

Steve Spurrier III wrote:Cooley might be in the fullback spot, but he'll never be the tailback. If he gets more than five carries I'll be shocked...

If he gets more than 5 carries, that means we are very thin at RB and have MAJOR problems. :shock:
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