Braxton returning next season is the best choice he could make for his football career. He still has a lot to prove.
It is wrong. Very wrong. But I laughed. Very much.
Preseason polls do not mean a conference is legit.
I don't understand why people think he's gone. He now has even more to prove to the NFL than he did before his injury. He needs to show NFL personnel that he can stay healthy for a full season in addition to showing them that he's taken that next step to being an elite QB and leader.
If I was an NFL team, I'd be very hesitant to draft him next April anywhere in the first 5 rounds. He'll be back and be better off for it.
the first part of the schedule is very weak
Quit listening to ESPN. Our schedule is anything but weak this season, despite what the moronic talking heads and rankings tell you.
JT seems surprisingly comfortable in the pocket. I didn't really see any happy feet from the Spring Game. This is good.
Is #3 Mike Thomas? He was catching EVERYTHING!!
He may just use a normal redshirt since they haven't played a game yet this year. Medicals are usually used when a guy misses most of the season to injury after already playing in a game or two. I could be wrong though.
Brandt is the same guy who said Hyde didn't look that impressive after his monster day against Illinois last year b/c Illinois "wasn't an SEC defense" or some type of stupid $h*t. Even though I think he's right this time, Brandt can go chew a turd.
Who told him the info on Braxton? Uncle 9er?
After yesterday's revelations, I went from thinking Va. Tech had no chance at beating us, to now this game is going to be much more difficult to win.
Recover well Braxton, and next man up.....
Actually this poll and all other polls mean absolutely nothing when it comes to the committee picking teams for the playoff. At least that's what we've been told. Football polls have been relegated to basketball poll status. Meaningless.
After she wrote that, she had to go bored a plane.
Fair enough, I see what you're saying. That wasn't my original point. However, that Clemson team was very good, but not great. Like Squirrel said, we had that game in hand until Philly's muffed punt. Also shows how bad our pass defense truly was last season.
I just don't think he's anywhere near the best QB, let alone the best player, in college football. Anyone can look good when you have 5 seconds to throw to a 6'5" WR. I'm not knocking his ability; I just don't see the greatness that all the talking heads see. But what do I know? I'm just a lonely Buckeye fan.....
What does Clemson have to do with what I said? I don't recall Winston being on the field when their defense was making Boyd look like a rookie.
I still really don't understand what's so special about Winston. He played on a team last season that was absolutely loaded at every position, and every team they played was so inferior it was laughable. Then they finally play a good team in Auburn, and he really struggled. I'll give him credit in that he led his team back to the win, but he clearly showed if you put pressure on him in the backfield, he's not that great.
Braxton and Mariota, on the other hand, can still burn you with their legs.
I wonder: is DJ really going to pull for the Irish over the 'Noles?
8th Heisman? Sure, I'll take it.
8th Buckeye leaf? Damn straight.
Opponent previous week: Iowa played Nebraska, Wisconsin played Minnesota and Northwestern played Illinois. It's one of those teams.
So you're saying it won't be Purdue?
Maybe UNC should be using GPS to make sure their players are in class, no?
The first one above made me laugh. I lost it when I saw it the second time. Well done Jed.
I won't disagree with that. I guess what I was trying to say is that during the Orange Bowl, he seemed to take a bigger beating in that game than any other I can recall (minus the Purdue game where he got his bell rung), and kept dragging himself back out there to compete. Earlier in his career, it seemed that shots like that would've put him on the sideline, at least for a series.
I almost completely agree with everything. Although I will say, after Bama lost, I don't think the team thought they had a cake walk into the NC game, but I wouldn't doubt the fact that knowing the outcome of that game already may have caused them to lose a little focus on Sparty. 18-22 year old minds do tend to wander off.....
Guapo, RDS, and the entire O-line were the guys who came ready each and every week. They laid it on the line the entire season. Braxton also showed a lot of balls during the Orange Bowl when he got blasted about 4 different times and picked himself up off the grass each time to continue to fight. I don't think 2012, or early season 2013 Braxton would've done that. Just my observation.
Is he the only one who didn't see that coming? Regardless, I hope he tears it up over there.
El Guapo is going to run for a plethora of yards if he stays healthy.