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Comment 17 Jul 2014

Well said.  There's a reason we haven't heard much from that other Georgia LB who was a huge recruiting win (Trey Johnson).  Reports and interviews with coaches seem to indicate the work ethic just isn't there.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

Says the outlet that just wrote an article titled "Katzenmoyer 2.0?" earlier today.  I kid, I kid.  I realize it's part of the business.  You bet your ass I'm opening that Raekwon article before this one; I'm just as guilty as the rest of us greedy fans of placing these expectations on the highly rated recruits.  That's what makes success stories like Bradley Roby, Big Hank, Darron Lee, and Tyvis Powell such a great thing.

Comment 16 Jul 2014 is my go-to now for tickets as it searches various ticket websites for the best deals.

Comment 02 Jul 2014

THE TIMER RAN DOWN AND I DONT SEE ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111  OMG OMG OMG DID THEY PICK ND??????!!!!!!!!!11111111

Comment 01 Jul 2014

Sorry DJ, but there's only room for one Lord of Whispers around these parts, and his name isn't Jordan Wagner.  The link sends us to a Wagner post. #YoureWelcomeBirm #Hashtag

JASHON CORNELL AND JUSTIN HILLIARD HAVE BIG PLANS. The two five-star prospects are committing tomorrow, and the Lord of Whispers has prophesied a Buckeye back-to-backer..

Comment 28 May 2014 reporting a phone interview with Gibson Wednesday morning saying that nothing changes and he expects competition:

"It really doesn't have an effect on me.  I'll go out and give the best that I can and take the starting position."

Gotta have faith in the coaching staff if they can get him on campus.

Comment 21 May 2014

I think your point is better addressed to Kyle as the article's evaluation of NFL success versus high school recruiting rankings is what led me to my proposal.  Replace NFL with college football, and I would still like to see those percentages.  That is, what percentage of 5-star recruits become starters in college versus 2-star recruits, etc.

Comment 21 May 2014

Totally agree about the amount of 2* versus higher star rankings.  A more convincing argument against recruiting rankings would be the percentage of NFL starters by star ranking.  For example, if 40/50 5-stars are starters in the NFL, that's a greater percentage than 150/200 2-stars.

Comment 02 May 2014

Yep, agree that the Clemson stutter step should be top 5.  It's the first one that comes to mind when I reminisce on 2013. Moral of the story, though:  Braxton = Dirty

Comment 01 May 2014

He made a few nice grabs away from his body in the highlight tape.  The potential is great.  Really excited about the WR depth and talent

Comment 25 Apr 2014

Agreed.  If they offer off-season programs for the other sports as well, you will see kids who want to play those sports participate in those programs.  I do think football would probably be the most popular (it is the greatest sport known to mankind, after all), but you're providing a platform for your athletes to succeed at doing something they love to do.  If they are worried about money to keep the other programs afloat, I don't see an issue at the high school level of streaming excess funds generated from the money-making sports into all the other programs.  If they are worried about participation, I would just say if the kids want to play more than one sport, they will make it happen.  I missed basketball conditioning every year due to football, how is that concept so hard to adopt?

Comment 15 Apr 2014

Winning percentages and conference championships should not be the only success metrics when discussing the greatest Big Ten coach of all time.  But since you think they are, there's no way Ferentz comes close to JoePa's 75%, and you can't argue that Hayes and Tressel would have surpassed that, either, since the tenures are just not comparable.  You've taken my original statement into an OSU vs. JoePa argument, and that wasn't my intention.  At the minimum, JoePa is clearly deserving of not being called a "corpse" and "disgraced leader".  I hope we can at least agree on that.

Comment 15 Apr 2014

I never mentioned Osborne, so I'm not sure why you are.  What's laughable is anyone who questions JoePa's legendary status.  Trust me, I love me some Hayes and Tressel, but you can't compare them to a guy who coached over twice as many games as they did.  Even if you're in the majority on these threads, I guarantee you're not in the entire college football world.

Comment 15 Apr 2014

I shared the same sentiment immediately following all that chaos.  Looking back on his accomplishments as a coach, person, mentor, and what he has meant to college football and to the sports world in general, I find it easier to see the good in him.  We all make mistakes, some larger than others, and it's easy to judge when you've never been in that exact situation yourself.

Comment 15 Apr 2014

Well that didn't sound biased at all until you mentioned Hayes and Tressel.  So the winningest coach should only be considered for the greatest coach ever award and not for conference's greatest coach?  Got it.

JoePa also earned won BleacherReport's review of the same thing.  Clearly I'm not the only one who agrees.  Oh, Hayes was 7 and Tressel was 9




Comment 15 Apr 2014

Not that I'm a PSU fan or support what happened there (Sandusky), but my respect for JoePa has never wavered.  So you're saying it's pathetic and humerous that JoePa won the all-time Big Ten Coaches Tournament?  So you're saying that the winningest coach of all time (vacated wins, psshh, that's like saying OSU didn't beat Arkansas), a guy who donated millions back to his university, a guy who stuck with his university all those years, shouldn't have won?  And perhaps you're saying this because he was put between a rock and a hard place when it came to the Sandusky situation, a situation you're sure you know every detail about?  Does that really tarnish his accomplishments?  Was it JoePa performing those awful actions?  The man died because football ran through his veins, and what's more impressive is that everyone knew that would happen and was not surprised when he passed away after being taken away from the game; he knew nothing else!  And then you go on to reference him as a "corpse" and "disgraced leader".  Keepin it classy I see.  Maybe they should have done a 12-hour runoff since it didn't end in a tie.

Comment 14 Apr 2014

I agree that his active hands likely played a role in the incompletion.  I also agree that turning around may have caused him to lose a step, but that's the thing.  Playing the ball (after it's airborne of course) is the right thing to do on any throw, right or no?  He shouldn't have the step to lose if he was fast/agile enough to turn and play the ball earlier in the play (not saying he isn't, but his play seems to indicate that he thinks he isn't).  This isn't the best example because Cardale threw the ball very well.  If Cardale didn't throw that ball as well as he did, Reeves loses his opportunity at an interception by keeping his back to the play.  Reeves will always be unaware of how well the QB is going to throw it, so that should be the mindset at all times.  I'm just saying it's a habit from last year that I saw again in the spring game, and it's a habit that results in pass interference calls and missed turnover opportunities.