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Buckabroad


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Holy Buckeye
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ted Ginn, Jr.; Vonn Bell
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Tennessee Titans
  • NHL TEAM: Nashville Predators
  • SOCCER TEAM: Hannover 96

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Comment 17 Feb 2017

Fully agree with you. Also, his intuition and ability to get a jump on the play before the QB released the ball was almost Vonn Bell-esque. Really a damn shame he only really played one year for us.

Comment 17 Feb 2017

Good point. I too cannot think of any other reason to waste a draft pick on him.

The Harbaugh-led hype machine worked really well in college. Jimmy called him a Heisman candidate and all of a sudden all sports media sites listed him in their Heisman rankings. Similarly, after his first injury-prone season, the media was ranking him as one of the best players in the B1G, "based on potential alone".

Thing is, in the NFL one can separate hype from actual skill. They can see that his skill is overrated and his attitude rotten. Not saying there is no possibility an NFL team will take a chance on him, but a high draft pick really would surprise me.

Comment 01 Jan 2017

And the problem is, it only seems to get worse. I remember when our offense was streching the field in the 2014 play-off run and then exploiting that space with the power interior run game. Where did that go? Why are we so committed to making the same mistakes in our approach to play-calling? We effectively have a power program in place, but we are wasting it all with poor coaching decisions. It really is sad.

Comment 01 Jan 2017

This is the most devastating loss for our great program since the 2007 NC game. Our excellent play in 2014 got us respect all around. Indeed, it is why we could qualify for the play-off w/o a conference championship. This loss puts all of that in jeopardy. We announced on the biggest stage that we do not belong. It may take years to correct that perception. Given the magnitude of this fiasco, I think a coaching shake-up is unavoidable.

That said, our problem seems to be a mixture of poor OL play against good D-Lines, deteriorating QB Play, poor play-calling and inconsistency in our receiving corps. All offensive Coaching positions will have to be reviewed, but - as many others have said already - I expect changes at the offensive coordinator and OL coaching positions. We cannot afford another breakdown like this on such a stage with the talent we have. I am certain Coach Meyer knows this and will act accordingly. OK, sorry, rant over.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

I agree with you, Rocket Man. Besides, if what Ozzy says is true (JH sent Peppers to the press box), one has to wonder why he did that. Apparently, JH does not feel that Peppers has useful leadership qualities that could help the team in an important game. He didn't send him to the doctor, but to the pressbox? That sounds like a FY to me, which would give further insights into the dude's already questionable character. And no, that is not calling a kid names. The dude hit a fan and spit on the O. No way a TTUN homer can make that look like a saint's behavior.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

You are absolutely right, RunEddie. Great season either way that far exceeded expectations. That said, I hope we find a way to win and make it to the championship game.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

"Don't forget App St. and Toledo at the big house."

Awesome post. +1.

Comment 31 Dec 2016

Comparing Coach Meyer to Harbaugh is simple: one is smokescreens the other substance. The results offer a clue as to who is what.

Comment 30 Dec 2016

Excellent analysis, as always. My feeling is that the strength of the Clemson D is built around the effectiveness of their D-Line. They have a great D-Line that could decide this game. But if we keep them off balance and perhaps get them winded in the latter phase of the game, I think we should have a pretty fair chance.