Will anyone else be surprised when Sparty does a Northwestern and doesn't show up at Maryland next week?
I am loving the national media dismissing this team without Miller.
Meyer loves coaching teams with shoulder chips and I can hear him, "They think you guys suck without Braxton."
But really, when has a team ever had success on the national level with a redshirt freshman at quarterback? ... checking archives .... oh you have to go all the way back to last year.
I think Braxton should start no matter what.
Have him come in, take a snap, take a knee, and come out and relax. Let Kenny play the rest of the game.
Coach Guiton coming in as a relief pitcher has had too much success to mess with. And certainly do not tell Kenny this is the plan, he obviously thrives on the surprise.
Wow! So excited for football to finally be here. Especially excited to see the Freshmen, particularly Wilson and Johnston. I hope we get to see Wilson return a lot of kickoffs and Johnston punt a whole lot ............. uh ........... never mind, I guess that would be bad!
What? Moe's, Chipotle, Qdoba?
Whatever happened to La Bamaba and head sized burritos? Is it gone? Next you'll tell me that Mean Mr. Mustard's is gone too.
If anyone refrained from checking out the tweet linked in the UNLV - Minnesota preview, go back. It's worth your time.
Seems like D tackles playing inside the O tackles would be something that could mess with your blocking scheme initially, but be very easy to exploit if you were prepared for it.
Buckeye fans bristle when Michigan head coach Brady Hoke refers to Ohio State as Ohio
Had to look that up: Stand upright away from the skin, esp. in anger or fear.
I can't agree with that. It does not make me "bristle", it amuses me more than anything because I think it just makes him sound silly. Kind of like trying to insult a clown by calling him Red Nose or Big Shoes.
So a Marine that plays on an intramural team must sit out a year, but Australians can spend 18 months at a kicking camp and they are good to go?
If the O-line is going to have any consistency, Mewhort has to stop changing his name. Jack yesterday, Jake today. Too many distractions.
Let's see ... the two previous backs before Smith that I recall dealing with the fumble monkey on their back in their early years ... Eddie George and Beanie Wells? That seems like good company.
I once heard a radio caller state that a coach "literally didn't know his ass from a hole in the ground."
I'm not the carnival side show gawking type, but I really did want to meet that coach.
In Monday's Skully, DJ ripped those of us who like to check out the Camp hotel check in pictures.
However, a few years ago those pictures always seemed to include a lot of fast food bags being carried by the players. Seems like 50%+ of players were carrying some form. I don't recall seeing ANY this year.
I'm afraid that you mistook my comment to mean that I condone the behavior and since it is human nature it is a justifiable reaction. I don't believe that at all.
My point was that not every person who has ever used a racial slur is a racist and explained why I believe this.
Riley Cooper? I never acknowledged the name until this past week. I would speculate that he feels more remorse about his comments being captured than actually making them, but again, that is just my speculation. There is a chance, even if it is small, that he does feel remorse for making them. Even if he does not, that still does not mean that every person who has or will find themselves in a similar situation will not feel remorse for making their mistake.
Who has never said something hurtful to a spouse, friend, etc that they regretted and didn't really mean? I think everyone has and everyone would recognize that. So why when race gets added, is it suddenly unforgivable and only hate motivated and a reflection of the individual's heart.
Rome's comment which you claim to agree with is an absolute, no exceptions stand point. I personally think this gets in the way of mending relations.
What is really the harm in giving someone who had a single incident the benefit of the doubt?
A little off topic but I recall hearing Jim Rome (and others) once state that anyone who uses a racial slur is a racist.
I totally disagree.
I am of the opinion that when put in confrontational situation and emotions come up, all bets are off. One person looks for any open wound they can find in order to inflict pain.
If two men engage in an argument and one is 6' 0" and the other is 5' 2", you can almost bet that the former will remark about the height of the latter. Is that because the "average" size guy hates short people, or is he just taking the easiest jab available?
Race is often an easy target, but height, weight, religion, hair style, clothing, etc could latched onto if there is reason to believe that an adversary may be sensitive to a comment about it.
So the number (2) won't be discussed? Something tells me that his BG team heard about that 115 number quite a bit.
I sense some motivational head shrinking directed at the upper classmen here.
There could also be a little bit of not kicking a dead dog (especially in High School). So a judgment call where a ref is on the fence might bring a flag on a team up big and might not bring a flag on the team that is down big.
I would have thought Suzy would have steered clear of RCMH when she found out Broadway Joe would be there.
I know the cost of living in Iowa City is probably pretty good, but I'm rather surprised that a guy looking to take care of the guy taking care of his daughter wouldn't have done better than a 1 year deal at $32K.
If you're going to introduce a tracking device into the game, why not the ball?
It seems like 10+ years since they made a puck turn blue on my tv screen, surely these devices are small enough not to impact ball specs.
Even if they were not used in an official capacity, it would be an addition toy for the broadcast on whether the plane was actually broke. Seems more interesting than tracking a pursuit angle.
Not defending Boise St at all, but how is their Blue camo any different than Michigan State in all green. The rule should not single out Boise St. alone and should be worded to incorporate any color, including green.
Edit: Just read article again and that is addressed. Oops. Should have more than skimmed the first time.
The national media likes to make Tressel out to be the villain.
Did he know that what his players did would make them ineligible? Sure.
Did he keep it to himself? I don't believe so. I will always believe that he reported it up to AD Smith and was talked into keeping it under wraps. Other than a few cryptic type responses from Tressel when the story was still fresh, there is no proof of this.
As devastating as the situation was, it was better for Ohio State for this to be only at the head coach level and not at the athletic dept level, so he did what he did to protect the university and shouldered the scandal.
It was very amusing when Spielman ignored Sean McDonough's question as to why the stadium would react as they did in regards to Tressel. McDonough then awkwardly brought it up again. I forget's Spielman's exact response but I interpreted it as "You wouldn't understand, drop it."
If Iowa could somehow pull this out, Ferentz could lock up Big Ten coach of the year.