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BrutusB


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Comment 21 hours ago

I kept waiting for it to fly over but it never did.  Wonder if theres a no-fly zone or if its considered trespassing?

Also the song was a little annoying.  Not sure why they wouldn't set it to Carmen Ohio.

Comment 21 hours ago

The data on this page is a little dated, but still pretty interesting.  Between 1970 and 2006 the average lineman entering the draft went up 50 lbs.  The running backs went up a little but still it's safe to say that today's backs have bigger guys in front of them (though granted the d-line and linebackers have gotten bigger/faster too).  And thats just the NFL level guys, which are by definition the elite top tier - the college ranks are going to have a much wider range of sizes. 

Comment 30 Sep 2014

That big play you can probably lay at the feet of the coaches, but the other two Bell and Apple just got beat.  They're both five star recruits and were in position to stop it, you just have to execute sometimes.

Comment 30 Sep 2014

You'd think that, but first downs aren't as correlated with wins as most people assume - Colorado (2-3) is currently second in the nation in first downs, Wash St (2-3) is third, and Bowling Green, Toledo and Western Ky are all top ten.  Ultimately a 20 yard pass is as good (or arguably better) than two sets of first downs.  Similar to how Time of Possession is overrated (ie, if you're scoring at will, who cares?).  Still really cool to tie the NCAA record though.

Comment 29 Sep 2014

And the east is atrocious.  It's not really a tall order to get to 38 wins and make the playoffs.

Comment 25 Sep 2014

That might be the plan for later down the line, but it's also pretty unfair to a freshman in his third or fourth game to stick him only in 4-5 WR sets and tell him to make good/quick decisions for 60 minutes.  That was probably going to be the plan with Braxton, not JT.

I think the group as a whole is going to be fine by November, these are just growing pains that should be both expected and put up with for the time being.

Comment 23 Sep 2014

I'm not sure you can use the early season numbers, as the coaches are basically still auditioning.  If we're (hopefully) nursing a 4 point lead in Happy Valley with 5 minutes left in the fourth, THEN you see who they trust the most.