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Comment 6 hours ago

Urban Meyer has always said he's wanted an angry team, and maybe it took the goof against Virginia Tech to bring about that anger.

Sorry, I'm tired of hearing this.  If they get anger/motivation from a loss, they should already have plenty from last season.  Time to step up and win, no excuses.

Comment 21 hours ago

I see what you're saying now.  Thanks for the explanation.  You're saying that by me comparing the two, I'm saying discipline in regards to abiding by the law is equal to that of discipline in regards to academics, and therefore my argument is null and void because it contradicts itself.  Honestly think you're picking apart my statements way too much.  I'm not writing a dissertation here, dude.  I was merely pointing out that Cris's troubled son (yes, failing out of two big time programs who gave him full ride scholarships and access to academic advisers and tutors constitutes as troubled in my book) makes me not want to hear what Cris Carter has to say about child discipline.  I'm not alone.  Live with it.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

The flaw in your theory is that it doesn't require discipline to refrain from breaking the law

You're basically saying I'm not giving Cris brownie points for his son, Duron, not breaking the law.  Sure, well done, guys.  The other poster's point (paraphrasing) was that staying out of trouble with the law shows sufficient discipline.  My point was that failures in the classroom could also be a result of poor discipline.  I also stated that this is all subjective, anyways, but I still don't want Cris Carter giving me discipline lessons.  Subjective Disclaimer:  Duron Carter was likely given every opportunity to succeed in the classroom (full ride scholarship, academic advisors, tutors, etc.) and still failed out twice (OSU & Bama).  The argument that "not everyone is made out for school" is a bunch of BS, IMO.  I've seen the dumbest of dumbs get 4.0s because they put in the work.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

I think you are confusing the noun of discipline and the verb of discipline.

Well, sort of.  The act of disciplining a child can in turn instill discipline.  Agreed that beating them is not the correct discipline.  Do not think Cris Carter should be the person I hear that from, though, for reasons previously stated.

The flaw in your theory is that it doesn't require discipline to refrain from breaking the law....unless you're a sociopath.

 Actually I never said that.  I still think performing well in school is a pretty important part of life, right up there with not breaking the law.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Respectfully disagree that law and school aren't similar in regards to discipline.  Do you know what it takes to write that paper instead of going out with your buddies?  Do you know what it takes to read a book and attend class instead of copying your classmate's notes so that you can play video games to cure your hangover?  Discipline.

Lastly to be honest, Duron's career didn't really come to mind when I heard Cris. If his son was in jail, maybe.

Well, I can't say the same. 

Comment 15 Sep 2014

If you think I'm speaking of Duron's/the child's issues, then clearly you don't follow my "terrible logic."  Pretty sure parenting has a tremendous effect on a person's childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.  All I was saying is that Cris Carter is not the parent I want to be listening to talk about disciplining a child because I think we can all agree his own child lacked discipline in at least one area of his life.  If you want him to be the person to deliver this message to you simply because he was a world class athlete, then be my guest.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

I agree, but let's not pretend the law and school aren't similar in regards to discipline.  Getting good grades doesn't mean zero fun.  And getting good grades isn't achieved only by the "booksmart" people, it's achieved through hard work and discipline.  Obviously I have no idea if Cris's parenting had anything to do with Duron's success, but you can't say it doesn't come to mind when Cris talks about disciplining a child.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

While I do not condone child abuse, I wonder what Cris's disciplinary actions were in order to produce the obviously perfect Duron Carter?

Comment 15 Sep 2014

It looks like Neville Gallimore recently took an official to Oklahoma.  Where do we stand with him?

Comment 09 Sep 2014

Yup, well said.  We have a better idea of what we have now.  With that, unfortunately, our expectations should not be so high.  I'm thinking three total losses.  Still VERY excited to see this group grow together.  There is great potential across the board.  I must admit my expectations were high for this group, even this year.  After all, you see young teams across the country coming out to a good start.  I do think scheduling Navy and then VA Tech's defense the following week was a recipe for disaster in itself.  There are many factors that have contributed thus far (scheduling, coaching, youth), but at least we now know what a reasonable expectation should be.

Comment 29 Aug 2014

Since I know which position I'm drafting in, I use it to gain some insight.  Granted, no one mock draft is going to duplicate how the picks go in your draft, but it still gives you a general idea.

1.  Positional Picks:  If I go RB-RB-WR-WR, do I like the result?  How about WR-RB-RB?  How about QB-TE-RB?

2.  Need-To-Have Sleepers:  If I really need to have someone who I think is going to have a breakout year, I want to see how high this person is being drafted, and then draft them a round earlier in case anyone else wants the same guy.  For example, I NEED to have Cordarrelle Patterson this year, I think he's going to have a Josh Gordon type breakout year.  I also really want to pick up Carlos Hyde in the later rounds since I am in a keeper league and I think he will be the 9ers starting running back in the near future.  It's nice to know when a good time to pick them up would be to guarantee they end up on my team.

On the flip side, if I don't know which position I'm drafting in, mock drafts allow you to pick any position you want and get a good feel for the same two points mentioned above.  My draft strategy would probably be different if I'm drafting #1 vs. #10.

Plus, I like to engage in conversation with the other drafters to hear their takes on certain guys or draft styles.

Comment 29 Aug 2014

Sorry, but I'm most definitely the type who gets annoyed when someone ruins a mock draft.  By the time you join the draft and the picking actually starts, you've already wasted like 10 minutes.  Dude picked Tim Tebow #1 overall the other day.  There's a special place in hell (or would it be heaven?) for people like that.

Comment 26 Aug 2014

Maybe today’s the day your kid decides to swallow a Lego block or your wife goes into labor. 

Wife is due October 1st.  Pray for me that the actual date doesn't fall on a game day. 

Comment 22 Aug 2014

Agreed with above that EZE has the most to prove.  Stepping into Hyde's massive shoes, and he always has the asterisk in every article mentioning his stats: "...BUT most of those yards came against FL A&M."  Wilson is somewhat of a known commodity and has already proven himself to a certain extent (he's shown he's fast and can make people miss, that's what you're going to get more of this year).  Mike Thomas would be my runner up since he has shown an enormous amount of potential, but nothing in game action thus far.  He has a strong surrounding WR corps that makes him less needing to prove himself, though.