Armani Reeves, Gareon Conley appear to be first up. Then maybe some of the younger guys like Lattimore or even Jamel Dean if he has a great spring. Dean is a wild card due to being a true freshman but he is enrolled and has a unique size speed ratio, with long arms
Anybody ( fans, media, observers) who remotely followed this team this year HAS to know that this was one of the best coaching jobs in the history of the sport. Every week seemed to bring another obstacle that needed to be dealt with, football and otherwise. If you don't know that then you obviously hate Urban or TOSU. What a season!!!!
Barnsey, that his hilarious on so many levels...+1 sir
YoDuh, where do you live in ft myers? I lived there for 25 years before moving to Sillicon Valley and now Hawaii
I said no offense to them because they were great corners for us, but not nearly as athletic as Peterson, Tolliver etc..Enough with the indignant routine and get off your pedestal..we just won a NC...numbnuts
LSU has always had the edge with those long, super-athletic eastern Florida cornerbacks. LSU always plays man to man and those kids out there are unbelievably athletic. Patrick Peterson, Kevin Tolliver and Cromartie ( even though he went to FSU instead) are who Dean models his game after and you better believe LSU will keep the full court press on. No offense to guys like Apple, Shawn Springs, Nate Clements, Chimdi Chekwa or Ahmed Plummer but this guy is a whole other breed of athlete. If we can keep him, I envision him taking the other teams best receiver completely out of the game thus allowing us to bring a lot more pressure.
Anyone know where I can catch a replay on-line? You tube doesn't seem to have one up yet
No, unfortunately they are different now, my friend
Gunin, I work at the Waikiki Yacht Club and had to deal with a packed house of Ducks. I loved every single minute of it
Usually I never start a post with " I think I speak for everybody", BUT I think I speak for everybody in saying that Matty B is well on his way to becoming one of the most popular Buckeyes EVER...that's right I said it
I am a little concerned about C-Murda. Watching his tape, he has future All-Pro safety written all over him. He has Tyvis Powell size, and really long arms, with Bell's speed, instincts and nose for the ball. I would think at the very least he will be a special teams psycho next year
One other thing I believe will be in our favor is that since it's the Championship game, there will be alot more TV timeouts to catch our breath and slow them down. Every little bit counts
I have lived in Palo Alto for the last 5 years before I just moved to Hawaii and I can tell you with 100% certainty that anyone associated with Stanford hates this turd. Granted it is Stanford and not scUM, however he will alienate all the AA elitists just as fast as he did in Palo Alto. The ONLY reason he was mildly successful at Stanford was because he brought Big Ten football to the sissified pac ten. He can't do that now so I am not concerned. What has me a little worried is his propensity for winning at all costs, including cheating. What espnTMZ won't tell you is many at Stanford were convinced he instituted a very sophisticated steroid program while there. This scumbag should take his wonky finger and fuck off into oblivion. So what I am trying to say MNerd enjoy another 3 years of being irrelevant
Anyone else out there struck by how much Weber reminds them of a pre-senior year ACL tear Javon Ringer from Dayton? They have very similar running styles. Ringer had a great career but had to change his game from a speed back to a bruising style after tearing his ACL twice in 3 years. If Weber has a similar career, without the injuries of course, I think we would all be happy with that
Sanford is the best guy on this list..in case you haven't noticed Stanford had it's best recruiting classes EVER while he was the recruiting coordinator...plus run first offense and opens up more CA recruits especially stud TE's and O- Line....would be a awesome hire
Don't forget MN that the development of the Line is a HUGE part of the narrative
Save a Horse: I really like your idea of coming out up tempo. First, I think it would help Cardale in the fact he would have less time to be nervous and act more instinctual. Second, due to our talent gap, it could go a long way in wearing down their undersized front seven. Third, it would give Herman a chance to script the first series or so thus limiting his natural inclination to get conservative in the big games. Good idea!!!
I feel like I say this every year against Wisconsin and every year I am pissed we don't do it. Their Center and Left Guard are so good at getting to the LB's, we need to run a 4-4 at times. Josh Perry hasn't gotten off a block yet so that leaves Grant/Kwon and Lee to contain the run. Factor in Powell hasn't been great in the run game and we will get gashed, I am sorry but it's true. If we stack Perry, Grant and Kwon in the gaps, with Lee in the walk out, we give ourselves a free backer inside as well as Lee outside. Lee is basically a hybrid LB anyways who covers like a safety so we could go Cover 1 with Bell deep DG and EA man free. This would also force Stave into checking out of plays at the line, which we all know has never been Wisky's forte. I figure if we go 4-4 70% on 1st and 2nd down we could force turnovers and win comfortably..I know a week isn't a lot of time to install a new defensive concept however it could be done considering we play 4 LB's quite a bit anyways
Congrats my man, you certainly earned it. How fitting this comes scum week, the pleasure was truly all mine watching you pound those dirtbags for 3 straight years.
OT: Harris, Cager, Briscoe and Gallimore/McLean
Due to what we are returning and the lack of stud DT's next year as HS Seniors, we really have to get one this year, or I fear we might be in trouble depth wise for a few years. That would be one hell of a end to the elite 15 especially considering our slow start
If we are going to be running a lot of cover 1, I would prefer that we dropped a safety (Powell) in lieu of a extra Dlineman or backer. Controlling the LOS is what's going to beat this offense not to mention Darron Lee covers like a safety anyways. I would love to see ASH/FICKELL mix it up with some 5-3-3 or 4-4-3 looks with the inside backers pressing the A gaps.
I have said it 100 times on here that we have to pull out all the stops to get Kirk. I have watched more tape on this guy than anyone and in my opinion he is the best WR prospect since AJ Green came out of Summerville, SC. He reminds me of a cross between Steve Smith SR and Terry Glenn. He has the hands and jets of Glenn but also the upper body strength and sheer will of Smith. If we were somehow able to pull him out of Arizona, he would START at h-back next year. He is that good
Sorry Brutus and Tampa, but for a coach like Dantonio it is a major advantage. Considering the majority of his players are former 3 star recruits, I don't think there is a coach in the country that has done more with less in the past several years than him. When you give him and Narduzzi, two of the best defensive minds in CFB, 2 weeks to prepare you better believe that D will be ready. I personally feel that extra week will give them a chance to put in some exotic blitzes knowing the offensive line has struggled and JT didn't handle PSU's pressure very well. I feel for TOSU to win this game, they need 2 scores from D and special teams.
except the 3rd downs I referenced were prior to his injury, so not really sure what you are talking about
You guys who are defending the play calling by pointing to the interceptions and defensive pressure are missing the point. When you pass, down and distance and field position are factors that have to be considered. " We threw 2 picks so obviously we shouldn't pass" is incredibly flawed logic. Those early 3rd downs were perfect opportunities for play action rollouts. The point is when they expected us to run, we did. When they expected us to pass, we did. That is why we could not move the ball with any regularity, no imagination.
agreed, I was less than impressed with the play calling all game. Herman needs to quit puckering in the big games.