I expect this season to be a teaser for what we can expect the following couple years. If the team gels, though, by the end of this year, they could make some post-season noise.
And also 1968 vs 1969.
Me? I'm going to enjoy the wins. While also waiting/hoping for things to get better.
We definitely could use a good PG to make the office hum. I'm content to see how Harris and/or Lyle perform in this role. In fact, I'm content to see how all the new and young players perform in their new roles. My expectations for the team aren't that high, given the youth, but there is plenty of talent
Yes, a walk-on point guard, Joey Lane.
The Rockets are now ranked.
I agree. and I like to see those words battling it out.
Yep. (once removed, actually) A great young man, too. Comes from a football family, with dad and uncles having played for U of Miami and U of Florida.
There is a lot of talent stockpiled on the roster already. It's a longshot that any of the incoming freshman start, though with the number of departures we could have (conceivably all but a handful of starters), it's likely that at least a couple make the rotation, not just playing special teams - with the more likely possibilities being at DE (because of the incoming talent), TE, DT and RB.
Go Rockets! My cousin is their quarterback, and two-time MAC player of the week already this year. I'll be taking my Mom to the 10/17 game against Eastern M in the Glass Bowl.
You have my sympathies as well. A couple years older than you, I have been fortunate enough in my career to be in your position, but on a few occasions, I have been so very close. For me, taking the severance package and exploring your options would be preferable to taking the other job offered with the pay cut, but that's something for you to decide. I think the suggestion to seek legal advice is a good one, before making a decision, to explore whether an age discrimination suit has a shot. For that reason, be careful NOT to sign anything that waives your rights before you've had an opportunity to discuss it with an attorney. Good luck!
The Buckeyes will only ever play my undergraduate alma mater in lacrosse. I can deal with that. And when it comes to sports, I just ignore the fact I attended Kent State for grad school.
One of my favorite stories from that 2012 season - the converted tight end sliding over to tackle to help solidify a great OL. Best of luck to Reid!
I've read also that Potter may "grey-shirt" and delay entry until 2017. Although that class is also full, there's more of a chance that, by then, Lyle or Giddens turns pro, or someone else transfers.
Only 8 scholarship players from this year's recruiting class as of 9/23, vs 17 from the 2014 year's class by 8/25 last year. Either the criteria are much more difficult this year, or this year's class just isn't stepping up.
I don't think performance in the spring game has anything to do with it, although that might performance might suggest that he's also doing well in practice. Even so, I don't think the stripe thing is about ability, but rather about taking care of business on and off the field, giving effort, knowing your assignments. and things like that. Which is why a walk-on without the talent ever to see the field in a game may very well lose his stripe before a player with more ability, even with a practice "highlight reel."
Did he hurt his knee or something?
While I'd like to imagine it as admitting defeat, isn't it somewhat akin to Meyer, a couple years ago, asking his staff to ask themselves "what have I done today to out-coach Alabama?" - acknowledging that whoever who was on the top of the heap was their until someone displaced them. Well, so maybe it is acknowledging defeat - last year - without coupling it with an excuse. Don't think for a minute, though, that he's giving up; he intends to be back on top. Urbs and his troops have a job ahead to stay on top... or rather to RETURN to the top, since last year was last year.
My problem is the following:
Zeke needs to be on the field, perhaps with occasional breathers, but most of the time
Michael Thomas is by far our best WR (not counting H-backs), and needs to be on the field a good portion of the time
Nick Vannett is our best TE, and needs to take most of the snaps their (whether or not in a 2 TE lineup)
Perhaps with Zeke playing most of the snaps at RB, Curtis could spell both him and also Braxton at h-back to get all three on the field a lot, but that doesn't really seem to be a platoon system.
I trust the couching staff to ensure a balance between fresh legs and keeping the best players on the field, considering also their differing skill sets. No need for a platton system to do that.
Congrats to all the honorees. Dials is under-appreciated for his accomplishments - no flash, just always performing well in a workmanlike manner
Nope. It was in Orlando, and later was renamed the Citrus Bowl.
Aren't these CTE tests done post-mortem? So it'd be kind of hard to get stats from current players.
Absolutely. My father & sister are OSU grads, and I grew up in Ohio, but went out of state for school (at the newest "associate" member of the B1G). I've been a Buckeye fan for 50 years.
He could have stayed there in the backfield. At least he ran up to get between Hyde and some defenders, even if he din't actually throw a block.
You're likening Bosa to a tortoise? I admire your courage.