To all of those "expecting" a repeat title, I say: Remember 1969. Enjoy 2015 game by game without expectations
Me too, Whiskeyjuice. Even if the roster were the exact same as last year (which it isn't), the games will be different against different teams. They'll get some bad breaks, some teams will fall into good fortune (cough -- VT 3rd down conversions -- cough cough), and games will be tougher than many expect because of it. For me, I enjoy the fight. Bring it on 2015
Remy, I love this thread. I know many have already done so, but I really want to thank you for all of the work and to congratulate you on such a fine finished product. I don't post a whole lot, usually just read and post when something sparks my interest at the moment. But I appreciate those of you who do post regularly and often. Agree with others that I think you'd be a fine addition to the staff here at 11W
Yeah, I remember '66 was a tough year. It seemed like the team was on a downhill slide. Odd, they had the players, but not a team. There were calls for Woody to resign.
There was music? I was so entranced watching Brax that it deafened me.
recanted. I'm such a dick sometimes :p
no problem Cooper. up voted. I sometimes forget that my Army slang isn't commonplace in the world. Yeah, it's funny after thinking on it.
Agree 100% Buckeye3M. When Brax announced he would move to the slot, I had a lot to think about. Eventually though, I was thinking like Kyle. Most of Brax's best plays were plays where he improvised and let his athletic talent make the difference. I can see him taking touch passes, jet sweeps, and counter treys; but also throw-backs, as well as triple option with JTB and EZE (imagine a DC trying to stop THAT trio). I don't see him as a down field receiver, but he doesn't need to be in the H-back role.
As an Army Ranger Instructor, I used to train my dicks with this premise:
(S + W)^T = K
( Skill plus Will ) to the power of Teamwork equals Kill.
We've all seen teams loaded with outstanding athletes with all of the skill you could dream of, but fail to win. Always because of a lack of will and dysfunctional teamwork. By the time the 2014 Buckeyes played Wiscy, the will power and teamwork of that team had multiplied to a point that they were unstoppable. If this year's team plays with the same mindset, they can not lose.
I agree, Brandon. JT is a natural QB who makes the right zone reads and is more accurate passing than any I've seen at OSU. Also, those claiming Brax lacked the talent around him that JT enjoyed are just crazy. They had the same talent around them. But Brax didn't use that talent like JT does in distributing the ball. Brax was also sacked twice as much (or more) due to not finding his receivers.
Actually, not true. Watch the coach's version of the championship game. The offense ran the counter play over and over and over again, and Cardale did keep when he made the big runs (which is his option to do so on a counter). A few plays he did scramble and made the first downs, but the big runs were on counters QB option keep.
I think you're right, Brax will start if his shoulder is truly healed and holds up through fall camp. I've been saying it all along. Here's why:
1. The QBs have stuck together as friends and competitors because of Brax's leadership and commitment.
2. Brax was the starter for last season prior to his injury for a reason. Coach Meyer likes the extra dimension his play making provides his offense. Sure, his reads are off as often as they are on, but he has the incredible athletic ability to make up for that.
3. Like Cardale said, it's the same now as it was then. They have always competed for the starting job, and Brax has always come out on top. No reason to think anything has changed in that dynamic, unless Brax's shoulder is not as recovered as reported.
DJ don't care
So no top 300 players out of Alabama have gone to a team in the north for over a decade... the past decade. As the B1G gets better with continued success in the post-season, that will change. Having satellite camps down there will increase the chances of catching some of the big fish. That's what the SEC is afraid of.
What you say is true in fact, but the Battle Flag of the Army of Virginia is commonly referred to as the Stars and Bars by the folks I know in Alabama and Tennessee, or most commonly as the rebel flag
Agree with you Citrus that our status as veterans (eight time combat infantryman vet here, btw) is nothing that should have any affect upon our eligibility for seats. That's not my point though. Just saying that those of us who have contributed to our football program for many decades over our lifetime should receive some consideration when we are in the later years of our retirement and on limited income no longer able to contribute as we always have. IMO, there should be a cumulative points system tied to contributions made that prioritizes for us lifetime members over 70 years old.
Agree Buckeye3M, I've seen many reb flags on some of the worst dumps in Dixie (probably the most expensive item on the properties).
For all of my Buckeye brethren in the South, here's a couple flag ideas for you to fly so you can join in with your stars-n-bars neighbors:
No offense Ramzy, I absolutely love your Buckeye Nation flag (want one of those btw), but these seem more appropriate for flying in Dixie I think.
Ramzy, I wish we had The Situational daily. I always look forward to the nuggets of insight and am never disappointed (except of course by the cocktails). Good to see Eagle Rare presented as it deserves to be, neat n clean, and echelons above Rebel Yell (which does "taste like the wet spot produced by two raisins in the throes of forbidden carnal passion," lol)
Agree with you wholeheartedly Jumar. The golden years aren't so golden. As a lifetime Varsity O member myself, retired US Army, and retired teacher, I've given freely for many decades to my Alma Mater and the athletics program. I still donate as I can to both of my colleges, the cancer center, and faculty club activities while I still can. But it is disheartening to know that when I am no longer able to make donations that I will also fall to the bottom category of the football lottery system. It seems many of the youngsters have no appreciation for those who have dedicated a lifetime of support for our university.
Read my earlier response on this. A redshirt rather than medical hardship is the issue that effects the 2016 scholarship limit.
Actually, the effect on the 2016 class is that Pipkins should redshirt as a veteran letter earner to rehab IF there is truth to him needing to strengthen ligaments. But redshirting him would give one fewer scholarship for 2016, so...
Yeah, I got that feeling about Harbaugh too, Cinserious. He's got to be cranked on something there, right?
As for Pipkins wanting to stay, I think he bought into the current mind-set with his team mates that they are going to shock the world by repeating a 1969-like upset in AA against another #1 undefeated defending national champion Buckeyes team with a new coach. It's all the rage up there these days. Mike Hart is sharing his stash with these guys.
TSUN is now a place of bitterness and pain, a place of melancholy previously unknown to mankind.
I was amazed when I watched them losing at home to Minny as ESPN2 constantly showed the scUM fans suffering in the stands all game long. I've never seen anything like that. Here's 4 minutes of sad *ichigan fans for your viewing pleasure. You're welcome :)
The Jackson Foundation pioneered TBI research together with the US Army and Navy at Walter Reed and Bathesda. I had a TBI in the Army in '95, was in a coma for 5 months and discovered they had initiated procedures to put me out on a medical retirement. Luckily, I was NCO of the year and President of the Audie Murphy, so the Sergeant Major of the Army stepped in and had me sent to the TBI research at Walter Reed. From '95 until '98 I was there in treatment and therapy until I regained everything, how to talk, understanding written language, etc. a whole bunch of issues that would take a book to relate. Anyway, at the end of that, the Army still wanted to medically retire me, but I fought it and was able to avoid disability and retired a few years later in 2000. It is difficult, but you can heal from a TBI, although never completely. I hope more doctors are like you Rockfordbuckeye, who understand the resilience of the brain. Use Chess and other logic problems to accelerate cognitive regeneration.