Along the same lines, the use of "of" instead of "have" drives me nuts. For instance, "We would of won the game if not for..."
In Grammar Girl's defense, his lyrics below say otherwise:
Okay, now here's the deal
I'll try to educate ya
Mr. Mixon's attorney would like to call character witness, Raymell Mourice Rice to the stand to confirm that he had no other options.
Damn you, CBS Sports Network!
Truth-be-told, despite the lip-service the last truly effective pass-catching end from Ohio State was Ben Hartsock (he graduated in 2003).
Heuerman may have had a couple less catches, but his production last year blew anything that Hartsock did as a receiving option out of the water.
I wasn't arguing that Miller is a better passer than Winston. I suppose if you're holding him up to Winston alone, then he may not be "the guy". However, I think he has made obvious improvements in his passing, and certainly has the talent to get us to the big prize. On top of that, it could easily be argued that Winston has also had superior WR talent, compared to Miller. Hopefully we see a change beginning in that regard this year, but if you recall last season against MSU, our WRs could barely get off the line of scrimmage.
I'm sure that partaking in the tradition, himself, as a young man made it even more difficult to do away with. I do not hold malice towards him, by any means. I am, however, very disappointed.
Looks more like he earned the shitty end of the stick. As many have noted, he had an opportunity to end or improve the situation, but was instead involved in it. If the quality of the performances drops, then I'll miss that. After reading the report, I won't miss Waters much.
Won't argue your comment or downvote you, RVD, but would like to see cited examples of coaching chokery.
He seems to be largely a blocking fullback for his HS team. Not sure of how he'd fit into an Urban offense.
Well, the bye week one this year is my brother. Tough to find a new brother haha.
The first was my college roommate in '08...he got plenty of crap from me, including a portion of the speech dedicated to this very topic.
Fair enough, and I'd guess it goes back to how close you are with the friend. Snubbing a friend because you have a game to watch, to me, could be much worse than being coerced into a fall wedding by the fiancée. That said, my anniversary is July 12 and I've been (or will be on 10/11) the best man at two fall weddings, so there wasn't much choice.
Bigger jerk move: Scheduling a fall Saturday wedding or simply not attending a friend's wedding so you can watch an OSU game on TV?
I see where you're going with that, but in Braxton's defense, this past season he completed 63.5% of his passes and was top 15 in QB Rating. To reach your elusive 66%, he only needed 6 more completions tacked on to his 162. If he plays against FAMU or Cal, I think he's there easily in %. I don't think he's reached his potential, by any stretch of the imagination, so I disagree with your "It's most likely not gonna happen" thought.
All that said, I wouldn't be opposed to a pass-first offense, if that's where our talent and coaching leads us.
Whatever style gets us to the trophy is the one I want!
Let's hope he's coming to OSU...and then let our coaching staff make the call.
It may have been mentioned before, but what Warinner has done in transforming our O-Line has been incredibly impressive. However, though I see the comparison, we're not needing the same miracle that he performed in 2012. Outside of incoming freshmen and Lindsay, these kids have all been coached by Warinner for multiple off-seasons now. In my opinion, it's a next man up scenario for these guys and I'm excited to see who earns the starting roles and what we're saying at this time next year about them.
Lexington (UK) was my getaway from Ohio as well. Loved the campus, made some amazing friends there, but ultimately knew Ohio was where I wanted to be and came back to finish up at OSU. Something about being able to walk up and buy a $5 football ticket just didn't seem like home!
As a Cleveland sports fan I want a championship now. Talk about mentoring, building, etc. is nice and all, but for a city that hasn't won anything for so long, I think they just need to do what it takes to win right now. To me, that option is Love.
They'll be better than last year.
Well, his mom is a huge basketball/Cavs fan, so maybe we can get LeBron's help in steering him back to OSU now!
Well...now this is awkward...