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Comment 07 Sep 2014

Agree.  No Big10 team is worthy, not even if there were an 8 team playoff.  

The Big10 had low expectaitons going into the season, and has fallen far short of that low mark.  

Comment 07 Sep 2014

2011 OL recruiting class which should be the base of our 2014 OL as seniors / redshirt jrs:

Brian Bobek
Chris Carter
Tommy Brown
Antonio Underwood

0 for 4 became starters there.  If you include Joe Hale, 0 for 5.

The 2010 class only had 1 OL + 1 who converted (Baldwin).  Good quality, but not enough bodies.  

Comment 01 Sep 2014

The Wisconsin-LSU game was the primary opportunity for the Big10 to raise it's profile...opportunity blown in a big way.  

MSU V Oregon is the next and only other opportunity to gain a little respect for the conference.  Lose that one and I think most would peg us as the #5 of the power conferences, although not much behind the ACC and B12.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Would love to see more coverage of ow the class of 2015 Buckeyes perform each week.  I know Burrows had a big first half, but don;t have the stats, 

Comment 27 Aug 2014

I find ARMANI REEVES role to be the most interesting.

Usually the Nickle would be the guy who just misses a starting safety position, but Reeves isn't even one of the "OR"s at safety.

Sometimes the Nickle is the guy who just misses on a starting corner position.  But again Reeves isn't even an "OR" there.

Finally with the "Walkout Linebacker" already being a LB/safety hybrid, will we even see the Nickle in the game very often?  Certainly not a lot against Navy.  

Comment 23 Aug 2014

Although the 4 year scholarship would be a good idea it would change very little.  The SEC doesn't "cut" many players.  They are liberal with the medical waivers and the coaching staffs encourage attrition from players who aren't developing by encouraging them to transfer...pointing out there is no playing time for them.  

Comment 22 Aug 2014

Just listing out the position battles that remain 'open':


Center - Boren seems to have the lead

3rd WR (assuming Devon Smith and Dontre Wilson are already starters)

1 Corner

1 Safety

Nickle (or perhaps this is Reeves?)

Comment 22 Aug 2014

Can't say I agree with describing the Orange Bowl as a disaster.  A team that was slightly better than us won in a close game that went down to the final minute.  No Roby, no Spence, figured it would be a long night for our defense.  

Comment 20 Aug 2014

Not sure how these guys would be used situational way.  Comparing the two:

Cardale has better power as a runner and solid speed

JT is the faster more elusive runner

Cardale is the better down field passer with a stronger arm

JT is the better short passer getting the ball to our speedy playmakers.  JT has better accuracy.

How would one use these different skill sets in situations?  Cardale comes in on 3rd & 2 or less and on 3rd & 10 or more, JT plays 3rd & 3-9?  lol

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I think Braxton's best shot at success in the NFL is as a scat back or slot WR.  Would not hurt him to play 1 season in college at one of those positions.  Having said that if his shoulder is healthy and he comes back he will be the starting QB next year.  

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I agree his best NFL position is other than QB.  If he can catch well I'd make him a slot WR, but he'd also be a great scat back.  The NFL is moving more and more toward quick RBs rather than the big bruisers.  

Comment 18 Aug 2014

The argument is not a push.  Mariotta is a much better passer and Braxton is a slightly better runner.  If both would have entered the NFL draft last year, Mariotta would have been a top 5 pick, Braxton would have been a round 5 pick.  Braxton has huge upside he hasn't realized yet as a passer.  Here's hoping that he does in 2014!  

Comment 16 Aug 2014

Great summary of the top 6 games, but if the Big10 loses #1 & 2 on that list, the best it could do is hold serve.  Only a win in one of those 2 games will really increase the perception of B10 strength. 

Comment 16 Aug 2014

This is exactly what I've thought for years.  He has the speed and size of a first round draft pick at WR,  Seems a much better use of his talent than 2nd/3rd string QB.  

Comment 15 Aug 2014

No question whatsoever last year during the regular season in in the bowls the SEC was #1 and Pac-12 #2.  Based on BCS games alone I'd give the edge to the ACC as the #3 conference last year.  The SEC had 4 of the top 8 teams in both the final AP and coaches poll, 7 ranked teams in total.  The Pac had 5 ranked teams.  Big 10 only had 3 ranked teams in the AP, but 4 in the Coaches poll with Nebraska slipping into the #25 spot. The ACC only had 3 ranked teams, huge drop off after FSU & Clemson.  Big12 only had 3 ranked teams.