Harbaugh for sure. I would not get a minutes rest because my dogs would be barking at him constantly. They know a bad seed when they see one, especially in a tree. After they exchange sniffing butts with him, game on.
You having nightmares about Peppers?
They mistakenly use sports as a measuring stick. The BIG does not look at it that way. Purdue is not going anywhere.
Purdue is doing the same thing. No one needs kicked out.
I like your thinking.
You are right about Wisconsin. That's the game I'm worried about. They only lost their LT and they have a transfer that sat out last year named Ryan Ramczak, who many feel is going to be the best olineman they have had in a while. Corey Clement (who was injured last year) is a typical talented RB they always seemed to have. Wheelwright is a receiver that can get balls most can't. They feel they will run on anybody. They return 6 of seven of their front seven and have the OLB talent to fill that position. Pressure is the theme this year with a more athletic front seven. Backups in the defensive backfield will now step FWD. My take is they have that 59-0 still on their minds as many are still there. They have a murder schedule and have the week off before our game. If they win the games before us then they will have the big mo. If they lose most of them then beating us could save their season.
Loved Andy Groom. He made a huge mistake in kicking to Miami at the end of regulation instead of out of bounds. Tressel was furious with him when he came off the field. The ball was almost returned got a TD but did put us in OT. One wonders how he would have been perceived if that would have been a game winning TD.
Good point. Today when a successful coach leaves on his own, it's perceived as a step up. Not a good look. I would say he'll get an opportunity (probably Texas) long before Urban decides he has had enough. I guess the question then would if he would jump to us.
Would be interested to know the number of kids that got an invite and did not attend, like Bosa last year. Being offered seems a bit more important to me.
Either they should evaluate kickers differently or not put them in the equation because they lower the average. Most of them are two stars and ours (who is very good) is a three at 81+. It drags us down about a point.
Ohio state has not had a coach that would have left us for their dream job since I've been alive. The ONLY concern for with Herman is if Texas would offer while he was here.
CANCER FREE. I love the way that sounds. Smiles all around.
Without that punter Alabama has (had), we would have crushed them. Like to have a punter like that for us along with another Nugent.
Tate's list is now my new list.
Buckeyes for sure.
1970 rematch of the Michigan game. I was a kid but I thought about it all year because I wanted revenge for the big upset the year before. They started the broadcast with 'One year ago today' and showed that damn count down of the clock to jim Mandich being held in the air touching every hand he could. I though my heart would explode with fear we might lose again. It soon became clear they could move the ball very well.
The human mind can be brutal at times. Depression seems so lonely. I've know people who struggle with it and everyone of them is quiet around others and very cautious like they are waiting for something bad to happen. I know it's different but claustrophobia can be bad also. I never was until 10 years ago when I had a heart attack and while I was out, they tied my hands down because I was tubed. I woke up and they left me like that for about 20 minutes and now I can not be in tight places. Sometimes I wake up in the night in a panic and I can't catch my breath. I told my wife it was torture and would rather be dead than to keep going through that all the time. At times I'd be watching TV and something on there would spark a panic attack with sweating and heavy breathing. My doctor gave me a very mild sedative to take and they have stopped. Now I don't have to take them because I know they are there if I need them. I'm wondering why he wasn't prescribed something that might have helped.
Thank you also. I was giving it the old at least they are doing something with 65 million set aside for football, that's all. There will always be 10% bottom feeders and if we keep getting rid of that 10% and the next and so on then soon nothings left. Football doesn't rule the leagues decisions in this area. Things like what happened at PSU is far more likely to get someone kicked out. I would also say graduation % of their student athlete surpasses winning%. I will also say if you are waiting for it to happen I'm afraid it's wasted time. I would like to see them win a BIG from time to time. I'll probably waiting as long as you.
Your final statement is way way off. The athlete of today looks at academics very closely. They aren't just dumb jocks but look closely at their future without football. Purdue is making a commitment to look attractive in that aspect. The point you are missing is that sports has little to do with who belongs in a RESEARCH LEAGUE. You need to root for ND or Texas because you display their attitude of the bigger piece of the pie. Ohio State stands behind it's league and members. Purdue is a 120 year member unlike the two examples you gave. It's history is the BIG. Secondly I only said they are AT LEAST doing something to be more appealing.
Their giving him a fair chance to succeed(which he probably won't). This is his last year if he doesn't show progress by everything being said there.
I don't see what you are disagreeing with. Are you saying it won't make them more appealing than they are now. I did not claim it will bring them to the top. Just saying they are at least doing something. As for a valid argument, they are one of the founding fathers and they do research in a research first league. Sports is not a parameter to belong.
Purdue is at least trying to be more competitive. They just approved a 20.2 mil football performance facilities with 35 million more planned in the near future for sports. They also are planning to spend 2 billion divided between student support, faculty support, research excellent and physical infrastructure. It should make them look more appealing.
Um may drop after another beating like the way we did last year. Two beating makes it look like the norm instead of an anomaly to recruits.
Dude. There were many very good UM players in the past that I dreaded to the point of "damn". Peppers is not that caliber. Not yet anyway.
Your reasoning can be reversed. A few outstanding plays and he's a top 10 pick. He may get there but he's far from it now. He looks real good against average players but when he faces the top he quickly fades to average. I read UM's own blogs where his fans were saying he looked average against us because we have so many equal or better. Of course they butts were hurting just after that game.