This goes with my whole motif...
We need to get Ward an offer ASAP.
We really need to figure out a way to upvote good threads. +1 GB.
I thought Alex would have taught them how to use youtube by now.....hummm. the Gibson video was posted last week and I'm sure others will post future video's. Could you relay a message to Bucknuts for me Birm? If they don't want people to post their videos on other sites, then don't post them to a public account! Thanks.
That's former 11W frontman, Alex Gleitman, dude...
I don't get get how this news changes anything.
Anyone else not having a new tab come up when outside links are clicked on?
Agree, see below.
Good answer Hovenaut;-) I'm hearing that Urbs is going to have a sink or swim attitude with Kwon. Throw him in the Mike and see if he can swim. When you think about it, those younger guys are going to have almost half a season to get ready. MSU will be the first real test, and oh my it's going to be a hell of a game!
CDUB4, totally agree about the future improvement. It does look bright. The 2011 link was to quote the Big 10's oversigning policy, which is more strict than anything the SEC has done past or present. I agree it's technically not the oversigning that's the issue, it's how the team got to oversign. Attrition occurs at a much higher rate for more frivolous things in the south than in the B1G. I don't think anyone argues that except Bama fans. I personally think no kid should be forced out of the program. But with roster spots being so valuable, if a coach decides a kid isn't going to play for a team then the coach has an obligation to the player to tell him. If he decides it's best for him to move on then both parties get what they want, which I think is often the case, if the kid wants to stay......not much you can do.
The B1G's policy on oversigning will always be more strict than the SEC's and that compounded with the 9 scholly reduction puts OSU in a more weakened state for to find those 3 star guys that end up 5 star starters. This has a tremendous determination on your depth because where you don't have 5 star behind 5 star, which is often the case, you have the lower recruited guys who didn't start.
Good point about how coaches put an unnecessary amount of emphasis on statistics. Chris Borland comes to mind. 3 star. There are so many, I mean teams like Michigan State and Wisconsin have made their living sifting through 3 stars and developing them. I was looking at Michigan States level of recruiting and its rare that they actually get a 4 star!! Then they go out and kick our ass! FSU might have had 2 6 stars including Winston!
I don't think there's anyone in college football that doesn't think blue chip athletes are the first block to winning national championships. You can thank that line of thought for breaking the color barrier in baseball in the 40's. The idea that superior athletes win championships is engrained in us from the first dodge ball game we play when the best kicker is chosen first. I choose not to write about that because it's all been covered before.
What I wanted to focus on is if all those teams have blue chip guys then what's separating the top tear teams? I don't think because Alabama averages a 93 and OSU averages a 92, that makes them better on the field. Sure coaching and scheme and play calling all go into it. But I think what really puts a team over the top is the bottom third.
More importantly how their bottom third can compete with any other team. It's going to be very important for us in the next 5 years because we have a numbers disadvantage.
Remember you have to have a complete team to win. If it was based on blue chips, then we would know who wins every year. I think it's equally based on how good the bottom 1/3 can make the rest of the team. You're only as good as your weakest player.
Thanks for some more feedback Andy. You can't expect everyone to like everything, so I get it. I was going for a racy title. Trying to lure some of the new folk here on 11W away from the GIF threads to something with a little more....substance?
Woah, sorry you didn't like the title guys. And thanks for not DV Nellie, up vote for you! But, the verb lies can be used in more than one form. It's true the common way is to show intent but the second interpretation is a bit more loose.
2. to create a false or misleading impression -Websters
When people say "I might be lying to you." They are executing the second interpretation.
Thanks for the feedback on your end, I'll learn and move on.
Funny how he forgot the co-coordinator at first!! hehehe....it's just a formality!!
Thanks OSU07! Ash was the sole DC at Arkansas and made about 500,000 large. I'm thinking in order for him to make a move, Urban had to make him an offer he couldn't refuse. A hundred thousand?(idk) more and call the plays at a winning school? I think that's what it would take. I know working for BERT was bad but I doubt he would move back down to a co-title voluntarily. That's my hunch, I'm stickin to it.
Thanks BED. I think the topic is naturally polarizing. Oh well.
U ask Why? Because I'm speculating about all of this. It could all be untrue or ...lies. And, all soap opera dialogue is made up...no?
I don't think there's anything wrong with Meyer having respect for Fickell. I'm not judging the situation, just offering a possible scenario. In either case the D coordinator better do better. That should be easy considering the circumstances.
Erick Smith really boosted his rating with his Army game performance.
Quite possibly the most important moment for the Bucks since Meyer was hired. A quality hire and return to quality D, could produce National Championships.
UPDATE! Braxton no so sure?!?
Cleveland Plain Dealer -January 04, 2014 at 8:35 PM
Thamel also reported that quarterback Braxton Miller will return to Ohio State for his senior year, but Miller’s father, Kevin, told Cleveland.com later Saturday evening that his son has yet to come to a final decision. An Ohio State spokesperson could not confirm or deny the reports about Miller’s future.
Sounds like its a soft stay....for now.