I should have done a better job being specific. I should have said that coming out of college these are problems and strengths I noticed in Justin Gilbert while watching a lot of every snap videos from some of his bigger games in college. These aren't my opinions of his play so far as a rookie, but things I noticed about him as a draft prospect.
I see Mark Stoops leaving Kentucky. And Michigan being the ones to scoop him up makes a lot of sense to me. Stoops may not be a Michigan guy, but his Ohio roots & ability to recruit in Ohio make him a strong contender for the job. Kentucky is a stepping stone, SEC or not. They're dropping their stadium capacity from 67,000 to 61,000, that's not the sign of a destination program. Hiring SEC guys seems to be the trend at top BIG schools right now, & with Kentucky sitting at 4-1 right now, one could say he's already accomplishing more than Hoke ever did before arriving at Michigan.
Lousiana is a pretty good recruiting area. On par with or more likely better than Ohio. But Alabama is a big challenge to LSU in-state for Miles.
Look, I'm sorry to say this, but we need to stop over-reacting to ESPN. I saw nothing wrong with this commercial.
Yeah but Bo Schembechler himself was never associated with Michigan before they hired him, so sometimes you gotta search outside the box.
Thank you for this.
I've actually been placing a lot of emphasis on how to improve my writing skills lately. I take this as advice & I really appreciate it. I know a lot of members here have a college education, & their opinion carries some weight with me.
Bo Schembechler is tied as my favorite college football coach ever even though I spent a lot of my childhood in Newcomerstown, Ohio, where Woody Hayes & Cy Young are a huge deal.
I respect Notre Dame's tradition & would be thrilled to see them join the Big 10.
I want to see Michigan make a big coaching hire after Hoke is gone, I do believe he'll be fired. And I say Michigan, it's not a big deal to me I guess.
I know a girl in Oklahoma, she's a Sooner fan. My desire to beat Oklahoma when we play them is more important to me than maybe even beating Michigan, & only second to us winning a national title. It's a personal thing..
I would like the Ohio State logo to just be a red block O, with some gray worked into it. Maybe as an outline of sorts.
I don't think college athlete's should be paid. Being that age myself, I would personally appreciate a free scholarship, a world class strength & conditioning program, & the idea that I can make the NFL or NBA if I work for it & stay coachable.
I WANT NCAA FOOTBALL 15 TO COME OUT. I WANT MY GAME BACK DAMNIT. I CAN'T UPDATE ALL THE ROSTERS.
I love squirrels.
I think that we need to get him up here for an official visit. Are those payed for by the athletic department? I'm under the impression that they are. If so, see if we can get him up here for the Michigan game instead of going to the iron bowl, where he'll probably choose to be that weekend. You show him how great Columbus is ( I was angry about living in Cleveland after visiting Columbus the 1st time), & you see if you can get a few former Buckeyes to greet him at the woody. Just bring him into the woody, have Troy Smith, Eddie George, Archie Griffin & maybe Braxton Miller waiting for him in their Buckeye jerseys. Then have Braxton hand him his very own #6 Ohio State jersey, say some corny line like "Someone's gotta pick up where I left off", & then he can take a picture with all the legends wearing his #6 jersey. That would be the recruiting picture to end all recruiting pictures, it would probably mean a lot to him. Then, we beat Michigan down with him in attendance. Also, there's a reason Cam Newton chose Florida before he messed up & got kicked out. Someone should bring that up. Right now, Cam Newton is what Auburn has going for them in my opinion. Then to seal the deal: INTRODUCE HIM TO AN ARMY OF OSU BAGMEN AT THE NEAREST WAFFLE HOUSE. #BOOM #TheGameJustChanged
I'm a pretty young guy myself, & this would probably blow my mind if I were a recruit.
My only consolation in the whole utter failure that was our drafting of Brandon Weeden, is knowing that is was, indeed, a complete failure. I remember being so happy for Trent Richardson, & then getting alittle too angry when we passed on David DeCastro to take Weeden. DeCastro might not being blowing the world up for the Steelers, but his potential is vast. Pittsburgh for the most part seems like a place where all O-linemen's careers cant ascend to anything more than decent/mediocre, with the exception of Pouncey. I don't care if we go Robinson, Watkins or Evans at 4. If Bridgewater falls to us with our 2nd pick & we pass him, I just might give up unless Manziel is there at that point by some miracle, then I'll give us a chance. But in the 2nd round, Hyde would make a good combo with Tate. Unless we don't take Watkins or Evans, then we might wanna consider Allen Robinson if he's still there. I'm excited for draft day if you can't tell, s**t will be f***ed up tonight son.
I'll admit I didn't read everything, the first few paragraphs then bits & pieces after that. But I remember wanting Trent more than RG3, I was probably the only one. But with our 2nd pick, I really wanted David DeCastro. And I was a big fan of Cordy Glenn in the 2nd round. Last year, I was a huge Chance Warmack fan, I wanted him pretty bad. I'm a big fan of O-Line play. You're right, we need to fix things up front. Oneil Couisins used to have me shutting off the damn tv.
Can't say we didn't expect it though. It's a disappointment, but I still think we'll do ok. If there's a bright side to all this, our coaching staff can develop players. Guys like Darron Lee are stepping up, so it's not all about the 5 stars. But it sucks that a great coach like Ed Warriner doesn't get a chance to coach him.
I follow him on twitter, he's a great guy. I just hope he'll be able to walk again
42 passes, 31 runs. Sorta hard to see a few plays, but for awhile there it looked like he ran more than he passed. It's like they saved most of his passing for the end of the video. I would say he's a better runner than Gibson & Wimbush, but only slightly better than Wimbush in that regard. Gibson & Wimbush are both better passers.
WIMBUSH: A- Passer, A- Runner
GIBSON: B Passer, B+ Runner
STEVENS: B-/C+ Passer, A Runner
Wimbush looks like a much more polished passer to me, & with a QB, that always comes first. His pocket presence is better than Gibson, his accuracy is better than Gibson, & he can extend a play just as well. Wimbush is faster from what I can see, & he can juke people right out of their shoes. I would have to agree with the assessment that Wimbush is like a slower Braxton Miller, but that doesn't make him slow by any means. The only area Gibson wins out for me is size & raw potential. I want to have a top 5 class, hopefully the #1 class. Signing Gibson better helps that cause considering he's higher rated & would probably come with Damien Harris. But I'm taking Wimbush over Gibson. He's still highly rated, he's a great player, & he probably won't wait forever to commit, things like that are only hurting our recruiting class right now. I just think he's the better QB, that's what I care about at the end of the day.
I actually think Louisiana is a great football state, & that they've produced a bit more talent than us lately. In my personal top 10 of high school talent states, we're at #6. But considering that New Jersey is the only other northern state I would put in the top 10 (#10), it says a lot about the quality of football players we produce. I believe spring football would have us at #4 in a few years. And call me crazy but Carlos Hyde reminds me of Jerome Bettis. Both big, physical running backs with under-rated speed & around the 240-250 pound range. I'm glad you've been a Hyde fan since day 1. I haven't always been the biggest believer in his potential until recently, so I give big props to you on that. It's nice to see someone stick by a player from day 1. Joey Bosa was my favorite guy in the 2012 class, but since he's already going off, I would like to come out & say that I think James Clark will make a big impact.
I hope that never happens, you can see our history every time you look around the shoe. If it ever has to go, just build a new stadium that looks just like it, maybe with a little more capacity. #DoubleDeckSouthStands
So glad I read this. I looked up arachnoid cysts thinking they were related to spiders in some way. It could explain why my girlfriend gets so many migraines and gets dizzy.
It really does get cloudy once you get too close to Cleveland. Painesville in my opinion is the soul sucking devil of all places. But the rest of our state is the overall best in the union, I agree. And as I said recently, Parma is the only place where people stay stopped at a green light long enough for it to turn red again, I can report being angry daily.