Agreed. Nothing against Mauk, but his HS stats were a combination of a pass only offense, they onside kicked after every touchdown, and his dbag dad (head coach) played his son nonstop, even in blowout games. Because of this I was very happy to watch him lose in the State Champ game to a tougher and more deserving team. Now he has done well at Mizz, but they can keep him I am more than happy with our QBs.
Definitely just laughed out loud at work.... damn it now everyone knows I'm not really working!!
During the season they have an article series called "TQC - The Opposing Quarterback's Club" for each game week. It is quite funny and entertaining, at least when we win.
I know some were disappointed in his fresh year, not sure how considering hes 18 playing for one of the biggest football programs in the nation, but I am very excited for this young player. You could tell in his running firs year he was a bit timid at times and didn't have the best vision, but still not bad at all. Now with a year under his belt, 20# of muscle, and more maturity and understanding of play book, he is going to be a monster.
I was actually surprised hoke didn't say "hungry"... but then the question is about the team not himself...
You can never use statistical and logical information when reviewing the SEC or trying to show the lack of disparity between OSU and Bama...
I think we have to realistic here, and not under play the significance that JT has not played a down of football in 2 years, and has yet to play a collegiate game. I am not trying to be negative by any means, but I think it is a bit unfair of us to expect anything better than a 2 loss team. We lost 90% of our offensive production and 4 of 5 starting OL.
That is a huge obstacle to overcome. Can we do it?! Of course, but it is not to be expected. I believe it is always the next man up and we have the depth to do it, but coming back to reality I would rather expect 2-3 loses and see them exceed those expectation, rather than expect NC and be pissed when they don't obtain, a very lofty goal.
I am a big JT fan and very exited what he will bring this year, but it is very difficult to expect more or less a freshman to come in and fill the shoes he needs to wear. I know I know... people will compare Manziel and Winston, but JT is not either one of those guys... he isn't a douche like Manziel and I assume he knows how to pay for crab legs unlike Winston. I just want JT to come into his own and be given a fair shot at succeeding without unrealistic expectations and judgment.
FYI, Kyle Berger is a Freshman, not to take away from the article. Just wanted to point it out. Its listed wrong on the espin roster too.
I think we have a lot of talent and I am anxious to see who will step up. I don't think we need one big stud, I think we need a cohesive group all running and making gang tackles.
Yes he can.... look at Bamas past QBs. Although I would still give a bit more credit where due... FSU had the easiest walk to the NC game and played an SEC team that fell ass backwards into the game. It would have been interesting if FSU had to play *ichigan State or any team with a respectable defense.
I admit I was being a bit cynical and dramatic in my statement. For the most part the Heisman winner has been an upstanding player. Although I still do feel Jameis is a douche.
think nothing of it. Very little if any integrity is left in this award let alone most aspect of college football.
I would say so, because I sure as hell wouldn't admit that....
Do you ever want to discuss a linemen's 40 time?!?! I think the coming out topic may be more interesting still..
I personally disagree with both parts. Dungy said what he did because of how Sam addressed his coming out, not because he came out. Secondly, both these cases (more so Sam's) don't need to be the norm to make coming out more accepted. When someone comes out and the media swarms them about it and that person says "yea I'm gay and play **insert sport**, so what?!", that is when society will view it differently in my mind.
Not really a hot issue for me at all and I agree Sarafin is much smaller. My opinions were more so with Sam's situation, and this just helped it resurface. Valid point on the Manzeil and the douche thing, touché! I just enjoy a discussion on a topic where people will have many different views. That's the purpose of a forum, to discuss.
I believe you are taking tony Dungys words out on context... something many media people have done. Dungy never said he wouldn't draft Sam because he was gay. He said he didn't want to deal with all the issues around it. Knowing Dungy is one of the most upstanding people in the NFL I took his words to be in reference to not wanting to draft a guy who wants the spotlight on himself, not to mention that Sam agreed to an entire TV series on the O network surrounding him and his journey through the season. As a coach or a teammate I would not want that distraction either. Once again, nothing to do with him being gay at all.
valid point... I noted above that I was being simple minded in my approach that one act is only courageous if it supersedes another, rather than looking at the fact that many situation require courage. I agree that it takes courage to come out, so I misspoke in the original post. The issue I had or tried to portray, whether right or wrong, was the level of coverage that is received by coming out. furthermore, where to we draw the line of when someone is going against the grain and overcoming an obstacle? For instance, does it take courage for someone to proclaim an "abnormal" sexual fantasy or preference? as mentioned I just like to get other perspectives on the matter.
Well put, I guess it would come more down to people who don't recognize one or the other. To me there are many more cases of courage that could be covered and I am looking at it from a ranking stand point, or which one is more important... I admit that is not really the right way to view it, but media coverage forces me to want to think "why this and not that?"
Absolutely. My intent is not to smear either individual or be negative, but state my opinion and get perspectives from others. There is never a need for something to turn nasty or into a horror show.
I understand there is courage needed to go against the norm. However the level of recognition was more my issue. Save those accolades for military, people overcoming debilitation injuries or illnesses, etc. I don't fee like sexual preference needs to be a public matter, regardless of being normal or abnormal.
Although I see a validity to some degree in all these points and why it is important to come out, the way it is approached and praised is a bit much to me. the Sam situation was actually a bit more aggravating than this one, as I felt Sam's outing was more of a publicity stunt than anything. This kid at ASU is not as big, but still reinforces the feeling that being gay or not, really isn't important and the more light you shed the more it is seen as "abnormal" or being different IMO. Its only a big deal, if you act like its a big deal. I can see both sides, just wanted to see other perspectives.
I am not sure Cincinnati will ever be a "damn good program". The city itself is not that inviting and the university is just as rough. I know other schools are probably not much better and have damn good programs, but no program inside Ohio will get a level of damn good. however if depends on your definition of damn good. They have done well for themselves in the past, but the best that I see them being is a middle of the road ACC team, with a few better than average seasons here and there. Basically I don't think the facilities are holding them back from being damn good.
Agreed. I think it is still Grant's position to lose. It sounds like Raekwon has been doing very well thus far, but not to the point where he has unseated Grant. LB is a tough position for a fresh to come in and play, even one as mature as Raekwon. My feeling is Raekwon will take the position at some point this year, but only time will tell.
Clearly he has a good poker face..