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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship team is a no-brainer...I'll go with Evan Turner's last second, near-half court shot as time expires to beat TSUN in the BIG tourny. Unbelievable, and I loved Thad Matta giving TTUN's coach an earful - rumored to be in regards to him not voting for Turner as player of the year.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller, but other Buckeyes are fast approaching..
  • NFL TEAM: Brownies
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets, I guess?
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

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Comment 9 hours ago

At least the NCAA has done so much to reduce injuries with their war on concussions.

Meanwhile you can break a players knees with a block like this. (I'm all about reducing concussions, but all injuries are a concern in my eyes.  SMH at the NCAA)

Thanks for the info!

Comment 26 Aug 2014

1) Bo Pelini: "I could care less about our ranking..."  - you moron it's I COULDN'T care less, as in you care so little now that you couldn't possibly care any less.

2) Franklin: "Whenever you're the furthest from the ball, you have the best chance of getting on the field early." - Ummm what?  What am I missing here?  Maybe it's the beer in me, but I don't get it.

Comment 22 Aug 2014

Agreed.  We really should have beat them last year.  If we didn't give up a zillion yards threw the air on only a handful of large pass plays to guys that were WIDE open, we would have.

Not making an excuse - it's just that our passing D was just THAT BAD.  And the supposed best D in the country wasn't exaclty shutting us down - we scored 24 unanswered against them.

And, as you point out, MSU on paper might not be as good this year.  To immediately assume we'd lose even if Braxton was playing doesn't seem quite right.

Comment 21 Aug 2014

I'm going to love watching replays of the final seconds of Appy State's victory Michigan's greatest shame over and over and over on ESPN, or anywhere probably, in the week leading up to that game, and especially on game day/pregame.  I may set some DVRs even though video is plenty available on the interwebds.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

i may have been a little conservative.  But I would argue those runs - although the D knew they were coming - were in garbage time when the other team's will was already broken.  I.E. Penn State - we absolutely obliterated them.  They couldn't have stopped me if I was running the ball.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Awesome updates, Birm.  'Preciate the sweet distraction from the news of late.

However, I'll ask this anyway....Obviously we dont' know the extent of Braxton's injury and time off yet, and certainly next year is way up in the air...but do you see any effect on QB recruiting given the possiblity that the QB depth chart just "moved up" one spot?  My guess is "no" since we have JT, Cardale, Collier, possibly Gibson, and eventually Danny Clark.  Just curious though.  For example, with Gibson, hypothetically, he has one less year to be a backup if JT or Cardale puts in a full year as starter.  Perhaps that makes OSU a little more enticing?

My guess is your answer is it's way too early to tell.

And if it's just "too soon" to ask this, tell me where I can go :)

Comment 19 Aug 2014

And dare I say Cardale Jones runs kinda like Tebow?  :o

Comment 19 Aug 2014

You mean Bogard's legs?  Don't be looking at no Michigan man's legs, ya hear?

Comment 19 Aug 2014

A source close to the program tells Eleven Warriors that while Barrett might lack the explosiveness of Terrelle Pryor and Braxton Miller, he's light years ahead of where those two were on the quarterback timeline when they were his age.

Thanks for this.  I'll step away from the ledge now.  Seriously, it's been said multiple times already, but Mr. Winston won a NC and a Heisman as a freshman while STILL managing to steal some crab legs, and Manziel won a Heisman as a freshman...JT shows a lot of promise.  He just needs to be an efficient ball distrbutor.  We gots fast playmakers.  Get them the ball, and pound them with Eze every other play.

Bummed out, but still very excited for football!

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I don't know that we're in full-on Tresselball mode yet...we have got some fast skill players.  Let's use them.  Quick passes/screens.  Short passes that are easy to make but put our Dontre-types in space.

JT just needs to be a ball distributor who makes minimal mistakes.  I watched his highlights some...he seems good at the zone read.  If we move the ball some, and our D improves some (it has to - can't be any worse), I think we'll be in good shape.