Should be a stellar year both offensively and defensively (McMillan a full-time starter? Yes, please). I am looking forward to what the coaches do if indeed Braxton does stay. I imagine they'll do enough to keep both guys happy, and the possibilities are intriguing. I do think we'll feel the impact of missing Evan Spencer and Devin Smith early in the season, but this group is too talented to let that last all year. Should be fun to watch!
Harris also had high praise for the type of player Matt was off the field as well.
I hope Matt isn't a player off the field.
despite a general sense of luke-warmness from my personal conversations with Gallimore himself
I always thought it'd be neat to hear a Birm conversation with a top recruit. Maybe one day
Don't get me wrong, I'll take the $18-$20 million revenue for the great city of Columbus any day. As a sports fan, though, this merely makes me yawn. Unless of course Skylar Diggins was still playing.
I feel ya man. Unfortunately we are doomed to get downvotes for speaking the truth on this one. People like to feel high and mighty when supporting women's sports when the reality is, women's basketball is about as entertaining as watching ice form on my back steps...while sitting in a pile of snow...naked.
I think he just pissed me off due to being a fantasy bust, so I'm sure I'm a little biased here. I didn't realize his rookie numbers were as good as they were since Knowshon Moreno was an absolute beast that year. I'd be willing to bet, though, that Ball's numbers his rookie year were mostly in garbage time against either gassed defenses or backups.
I'm not sure where you or the other poster above are seeing that Ball was doing well before he got injured? Dude spent his first season as a non-factor in large part thanks to Knowshon Moreno's emergence, but Ball was called out for his lackluster pass blocking abilities at the same time. This year, he was getting bottled up almost every time he touched the ball as the starter; I should know, he was a bust on my fantasy squad. He averaged 3.1 yds/carry. Then his backup, Ronnie Hillman, was putting up big numbers in Ball's absence. In my opinion, he has yet to show anything substantial in the league.
Totally agree, he turns on the jets as soon as he gets the ball.
Excited to see Samuel on kick returns. I love me some Dontre Wilson in our offense, but on kick returns, doesn't seem like he sees the running lanes very well, which is kind of shocking if you've ever seen his high school highlight tape. From what I've seen since Dontre's arrival at Ohio State, though, I think we've got a better chance of housing one with the Marshall/Samuel combo.
With George Hill already in the mix and DeMario McCall a likely addition (two top 5/6 RBs), I find it hard to believe the staff would press very hard for Dubois's teammate, Kareem Walker.
41-14? That's simply the score of the most recent Michigan-Alabama matchup. We can thank our friends up north for giving us a brighter outlook on this score should it ever cross our minds.
JT Barrett played through a sprained MCL...just sayin'.
Looks like DeSean is only 5'10" so maybe size isn't necessary...in which case I'd throw James Clark into the discussion.
Couple reasons I didn't include him: He's only 5'10" and I view him as more of a possession type receiver with good route running and ball skills, whereas Smith, McLaurin, and Campbell are all at least 6'0" and were all serious high school track stars with speed for days.
Then there's always this...
That's tomorrow 11/7
I don't buy it. 10 of our 17 first half points came from poor officiating. Granted, can't tell what would have happened if those calls were made correctly, but I doubt we get all 10 of those points, and all 10 were needed to ensure overtime.
Until this squad proves they can win the big time game on the big time stage (sorry, Penn State doesn't cut it for me...they're bad, plain and simple), I'm in total agreement with their current playoff rankings. Saturday is the perfect opportunity to do just that. But, there's a reason I'll have many a beers ready for it.
You must not think the Penn State win was ugly, ugly, ugly? I realize this was the first true insane environment road game, but come on, Penn State is terrible (don't throw defense rankings at me, look at their schedule). And we saw many of the same issues against Penn State that we saw against VT.
I dig the alternate unis, but why not stick with the traditional helmet? C'mon, man!
I also don't know how people use phones without sliding keyboards without sliding a knife against their wrists
I think I'm in the minority (only because people rarely give it a chance), but the Swype touchscreen keyboard technology is the best thing since sliced bread. Takes some getting used to, but it was the only thing to save my sanity after switching from slide-out keyboard to touchscreen.
Do you really think the team is night and day since VT? I'm not so sure. I'm hoping the Penn State debacle was a product of the environment and communication issues rather than a regurgitation of VT. I guess we will find out Saturday.