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buck-I.8

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Comment 30 Oct 2014

This year's LB corps, as a unit, is much better in terms of gap discipline, and Perry has been much quicker sideline to sideline. I suspect that if U of I has success on the edges, McMillan will come in, he offers more mobility than Grant. Pair that with the fact that the safeties and corners have been much better this year at stuffing screens and getting to the ball, I would expect significant regression on the part of Illinois' offense. 

Comment 30 Oct 2014

Everything he said about Turner, which was mostly positive, in a funny light, and acknowledged as such by ET himself, was accurate.

Guys on the football team driving really nice cars? Also accurate. I'm not insinuating anything, but those are the facts.

What exactly has Titus done or said that has been dishonest or malicious in any way? On the other hand, he was a fan favorite during his time with the team, and he was deeply devoted to the team and the school that he grew up with no connection to. 

Comment 14 Oct 2014

There was some article on one of the recruiting sites about Weber wanting to be the guy at his position, and I used "implied" because the article was probably conjecture. It says a lot, though, that his interest in Michigan was picking up again while Scott was trending to MSU and Harris to Ohio State.

Comment 14 Oct 2014

The fact that Weber implied that he wouldn't commit to OSU if Harris was committed, and how he basically dropped MSU as soon as Larry Scott committed, I think it's clear that he wants to be the 'the guy' at RB wherever he ends up.

Comment 02 Oct 2014

People have to realize that some of those blown plays that led to TDs against UC were also fantastic throws by Kiel. A lot of QBs don't make every one of those big throws especially the two to Moore in stride over the middle. I don't think Maryland has an electric arm on this team like Kiel; Rowe seems like an accurate game manager type passer, and Brown works mainly out of the option.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Ginn ran his lowest at 4.32 at the combine and his adjusted was 4.38. Percy Harvin clocked at 4.41. 

Hyde's combine doesn't tell the whole story because he tweaked his hamstring but he probably wasn't gonna run above a 4.45, if that. Smith will put up similar numbers, likely in the 4.50 range. That's still plus speed for a RB of their sizes, but RBs just aren't putting in sub 4.4 times because of the muscle they have to have to survive the physical stress of the position. Chris Johnson ran in the 4.2s in 2008 I believe, but only those in his mold and athletes like Dri Archer will run that low as RBs. 

Comment 18 Aug 2014

I'd guess the reality of Braxton's health is somewhere in between what he says about it, and what the fans' reactions are tending to be. Sometimes these recoveries can be difficult to predict to complete accuracy, and if it persists maybe it's panic time down the road, but for right now this is probably best approached with a little extra caution without assuming the worst. He isn't 100%. I get what he's saying, and I hope it means that it's not the kind of soreness that raises alarms, but it's hard to say you're 100% while still having pain that forces you to miss time.

In all the camp videos, we've seen flashes of the type of coverage Coach Ash wants in the form of PBUs and interceptions from Conley, Apple, Webb, and Lattimore. Reeves has a lot to prove, in my mind, after coming up mostly short in a pretty major way filling in last season. Given all the talent with a shot to start opposite Grant, I'd say it's likely that at least one of these guys show that they're ready to start. Projecting the starting secondary, I would guess that Apple and Bell join Grant and Powell, but we may see a lot of rotation in the secondary until a few guys distance themselves from the pack. 

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Encouraged by the clip of Jeff Greene making a short catch and weathering the first tackle to tack on another chunk of hands. A sure-handed receiver of his size that won't just go down on contact can be a huge safety valve in an offense like this.

Comment 11 Aug 2014

Im pretty sure the composite standardizes star rating based on percentiles. So there will always be the same (or similar) number of 5 stars for the composite no matter how many overall players are given five stars in 247's actual rankings. 

Comment 08 Jun 2014

Now, that's where I disagree too, but for the opposite reason. The conditional of the argument isn't how good he is at football, it's whether his skill makes him worthy of an offer at this point. If he gets offered, it will likely be because we missed out on other targets. The condition deals with the other prospects, not Connor. He is a passive participant as far as we're concerned here.

In the case of Green, there isn't a level playing field. While the LB situation is clear, the S situation isn't. There are not a clear, elite top few that are likely joining the class. Thus, Connor may be good enough for an offer in a vacuum, but not if it means he's taking a spot reserved for one of those top guys. 

Agree to disagree, though. I respect your opinion on the issue, and I always want to see Ohio guys end up at OSU. 

Comment 08 Jun 2014

Well the point was that he isn't good enough to get an immediate offer on the sole contingency that one of our other targets committed elsewhere. If he comes into camp and shows that he is good enough and changes the coaches' perceptions at that time, maybe he gets one, but at the moment, he is not good enough to be offered, as evidenced by the fact that he doesn't have an offer.

Comment 08 Jun 2014

He said before that if OSU offered he would commit. No rash decision here, he was waiting for the offer.

Comment 08 Jun 2014

So there's a handful of guys that got offers without camping, and a handful that could get offers at camp? I'm not math major but the way I see it Instant committable offer > Conditional offer based on potential camp performance.