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Comment 19 Aug 2014

Obviously Miller going down would be/is a huge loss and could mean no B1G/National championship this year (keyword: could).  However, the future is bright.  Urban will get us that championship, people, come on, and likely more than one.  Look at all the talent that will be gaining experience along with Barrett while he's at the helm.  Wilson (SO), Dixon (FR), Thomas (SO), Marshall (FR), Elliott (SO), Samuel (FR), etc.  The chemistry these dudes will build should please for years to come.  And, I'm a firm believer that defense still wins championships, and I'm not sure I need to list all the young studs ready to explode on the scene on that side of the ball.  While Braxton's big play ability and highlight reel runs (that hesitation stutter-step, though!) will be sorely missed, his decision-making both in the read option and in the passing game were questionable at times and often overshadowed by his nifty running.  Point being he isn't the end-all, be-all, but obviously I still love me some Braxton Miller.  But, I think Urban has brought in enough playmakers to fill the void (long-term) of Braxton's absence.  If the championship success doesn't happen this season, I have much confidence it will in the near future.  Go Bucks!!!

Comment 13 Aug 2014

If you're ever in the Pittsburgh area, check out my buddy's new brewery, Grist House Brewing, in Millvale.  Great beers, you won't regret the stop.  My personal favorite is their American Red Ale, Camp Slap Red.

Comment 07 Aug 2014

Bleacher Report giving high praise as well.  It seems they need to simmer down a bit with all of the unknowns yet to undergo a live snap, but it's nice to see a number of media hopefuls.  Go home, Mark May.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

This one is superb.  Love the clips at the beginning to fuel that fire a little bit.  Sorry Urbs, I know you said you shouldn't need to give extra motivation, but this one might come in handy.

Comment 05 Aug 2014

Totally agree.  Their talent is undeniable, but they weren't freshmen.  A year and a half is a long time to prepare for an already naturally gifted athlete.

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.