Call me crazy, but I believe the loss to VA Tech may have been the best thing to happen to us long term. What I mean is - it hurt, it stung - we got smacked right in the mouth with a huge serving of humble pie. Since then, look at what this team is doing. Would a close win vs. VA Tech done the same thing? Maybe, but the turnaround since then has been incredible, and the extra motivation was a result of that loss. The Bucks have a legit shot at making the playoffs if we continue to focus on us and handling the teams we face, without letting another VA Tech happen. I believe this can happen this year and I am very confident it will happen next year with a more confident and mature team. Go Bucks!
I think he had to pee
I too saw it happen real time, scratched my head and thought the announcers would say something with the cameras in tight on the action. Never thought about it being illegal or anything, just some pain relief from a doc/trainer. I believe they would be ultra cautious/conservative with all of the media attention over the concussion the week prior. I have to assume nothing illegal.
McDonald? Are you joking?
I just threw up in my mouth. I'm shocked. If that is your assessment, then I guess what was said about Russell means absolutely nothing.
Amir just isn't that bad either. He has a role on this team, sometimes he excels and sometimes he doesn't. Someone else taking his spot, I can buy that, but that is not what was said, he claimed McDonald is that guy, I am sorry but I have to disagree. McDonald is not that someone coming into his fourth/senior year as a Buckeye. He has improved steadily as a reserve, but I have not seen anything showing he has the talent to push Amir aside as a starter.
Got it, poor choice of words "throwing up" to describe my reaction to the statement of McDonald starting.
Sorry to make you wait.
Games/Starts 35-35; Minutes 809; Min/Gm 23.1; FG 101-169; FG% . 5 9 8; FT 71-109; FT% . 6 5 1; Rebounds 203; Rbs/Gm 5.8; Blks 62; Stls 14; Pts 273; Pts/Gm 7.8
Gms/Starts 35-0; Minutes 424; Min/gm 12.1; FG 29-55; FG%. 5 2 7; FT 13-39; FT%. 3 3 3; Rebounds 58; Rbs/Gm 1.7; Blks 17; Stls 7; Pts 71; Pts/Gm 2.0
I know everyone loves to hate on Amir, but he is the best big we got and has been a starter since he was a Soph. He also improves each and every year. Maybe not turning out to be the 5 start stud everyone was hoping for, but he is well ahead of McDonald. McDonald will get his time and play some good minutes. I also believe Lee is going to play a major role with some time in the middle with a smaller lineup, but I have to hold judgement on that because I have not seen him play.
I'm sorry, but if McDonald is the best we have, its going to be a long year. He has gotten better, each and every year. Played some valuable reserve time last year and has showed much improvement. I just think predicting McDonald a starter after watching some drills in practice is quite a stretch.
Yes, I do.
I really don't care what Urban said and think its silly for us to speculate he was implying anything, I believe it was an unfair and BS question. We are four games into the 2014 season. JT has surpassed most if not all expectations of a first year player, and still has a lot to prove. We are watching a completely different offense under JT, which is very exciting to me and probably everyone else which is why this question is out there. Let the game be played and enjoy what we are witnessing. Next year will come and we will get to enjoy another football season, probably with a different flavor again with new faces making great plays.
Understand what you are saying here; however, JT could actually get hurt at some point and Cardale is our man. Also, JT has made it very easy for me to forget about Braxton. Loved watching Braxton play, but its something about JT and his unknown abilities/capabilities that really makes it exciting to watch him develop. There is always someone waiting their turn to step up. We have been blessed with someone more ready than imagined.
Let em go at it at the local all you can eat Old Country Buffett. Last man standing or eating gets the job.
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It confirms something all right.
Thank you Fatpants for the coffee stains on my computer monitor after it shot out of my nose. I'm still laughing.
Kind of like what Braxton Miller and T Pryor used to do opposing defenses (almost) each and every time they got flushed out of the pocket? It's what dual threat QBs do. Think about the frustration those teams felt.
I completely disagree with this comment with all due respect. Grant made a lot of plays and I was very pleased with his performance. He was not ineffective (typical) by any means, especially if he was being "chipped" and taking away a blocker as you point out. Why the hate?
How big of an impact is a football player's high school senior season? These kids have only been evaluated on early high school year production and summer camps. In my opinion, there is still a lot to prove. Thoughts?