Obviously the oddsmakers aren't getting all the insider info available on 11W.
Exactly. An incoming WR may have the confidence that he will see the field his first year, but the reality is that the success of his college career and his "audition" for the NFL is going to be determined by what happens in the subsequent years. I happen to think JT (along with the WRs) is going to be more production Wilson's offense, but whether or not that happens, he'll be gone by the time Martin has his real chance at showing his stuff.
... and on top of it all, he cooks too.
Meyer was there to see that. Maybe he asked our KRs to stay out of the end zone, for that very reason. We saw it on Campbell's one long return.
That is pretty impressive. I was just imagining something a bit different - that you were the winner of an Iron Chef-like competition, but instead competing against other chefs cooking, you were competing against other clergymen in saving souls or something.
... and will, or 7 more months. It's the off-season.
Two seasons and counting without a punt return for a TD is also a long time, given all the playmakers we have on the team. I understand that ball security may be the priority, but we've put some guys out there who scare me at times on that criterion, but still with no TD returns.
Re: B1G OOC schedules:
PSU, Wisky, Minnesota and Iowa need to challenge themselves more. It's not as if any of the teams they've scheduled are normally better but just having down years, with the down years unforeseeable given how far in advance the matchups were scheduled.
The others have probably challenged themselves enough, given who they are.
Actually, Maryland's opponents (UCF and Texas) probably looked a lot better when the games were scheduled, and with Herman now at Texas, they may be overmatched.
We have a good running QB, so we don't need a wildcat. The pitch option, however, has its place if it's set up properly.
I agree we need to counter the defenses we meet, but in addition (as has been said elsewhere), we need to be the aggressor, CHALLENGING the defenses we face, and make them attempt to adjust so as to counter.... and then take advantage of the opportunities created by those adjustments.
Well what the hell does Lucas know about Star Wars?
That will happen, and it's all that matters. This is not 2012 when there was a dearth of candidates and we ended up (successfully) with Zach Boren in the middle. There's plenty of talent competing, so I expect that whoever wins the job will be solid.
You mean in 5 years with TTUN coaching he didn't quite manage to put it all together? 'Tis a shame.
What are these things of which you speak?
Not sure about wings, but I'm hoping the Buckeyes singe a few defenses.
Dopes that 37% of the population also produce close to 57% of the elite recruits at most/all other positions as well? If so then perhaps it's the emphasis placed on football (as opposed to other sports or even non-sporting activities as well) in that region, including the year-round opportunities for developing the skills.
And yes, it's probably reasonable to look at race as well, since it'd obvious that a disproportionate share of DI and NFL football players are African-American. Do African-Americans represent a larger share of the population in the south than in the rest of the country? (easy enough to check; I just haven't done it)
Except when they don't. You need examples? They're kind of hard to come by because, well, you know, the lesser-talented relatives tend to disappear from view.
Yeah, that sucked. And imagine what the team could have done if Big Bear hadn't been playing tired.
Acres usually refers to land area, square feet to buildings. I wonder which it is. The article could be clearer.
We definitely need an upgrade from 2016 in our kickoff coverage.
Yup. Hopefully getting minimal work on punts and even FGs.
We've had some pretty good D-lines, perhaps with starters roughly equal to this coming year's starters, but the quality depth is what's going to be crazy in 2017. The unlikely addition of Wilson to be a monster space-eater in short yardage situations (which is all I'd be asking in his first year) would be the icing on this cake.