According to that above article and their website, he didn't show the "elite" talent they had come to expect of him at a camp, so they dropped him 96 spots. This is why these "rankings" can be such bologna at times.
Hopefully the development of some of the other guys, like Schutt and Lewis/Holmes, will make this a rarer occasion this year or at least make teams choose their poison. Definitely, though, him and guys like Bennett last year can't have their effect measured by tackles. If you're linebackers are raking in tackles, it's because your DLine is doing their job.
Though it is hard to argue not to have a safety like Bell in the top three, I think this is the year with all three linebackers up there. Between Perry, Lee, and McMillan, and having the (hopeful) growth of another dominant defensive line to free them up, I do think it'll be hard for anybody to break through that second level.
Perry -> Lee -> McMillan -> Bell -> Powell
As a fellow Fraternity member (Phi Gamma Delta/FIJI), I completely agree. It's always sad to see the actions of a few ruin the experience for the greater population. Just the other year down at UCF all Greek Life was suspended due to one Fraternity's stupidity. Such a shame to see the greater good of Greek Life marred by the idiocy of a few.
I've only worn it once around my college down here in FL (sadly, it isn't a large state school where people would truly appreciate it). What I can say is that when I first got it, my roommate, who is an LSU fan and SEC homer, saw it and didn't connect the dots about the exact play, but when he read what it said, he let out a very disgruntled, "well, I'm ASSSUMING it has something to do with y'all beating 'Bama..." He wasn't the biggest fan from what I could tell, which made it all the sweeter for me :)
*EDIT: Looks like I should have refreshed before commenting, beat by half an hour :(
Also, it might be moreso a case of him wanting to get back out there. There is the option of look, if you continue playing football for the next couple years, you could do some serious harm to yourself. However, you have this one chance before you hang up your cleats to go out there for a few games and win a national championship with your brothers. I would jump at that opportunity if I knew that this would most likely be my last season and it wasn't a case of immediate, one more hit and you're done type of scenario.
Having experience as a patient and from my sister as a Physical Therapist, everything I've heard is certain workouts, such as running, are truly terrible for your body and can really degrade different body parts. That said, this could definitely be huge and could lead to future applications to limit as much arthritis in the body as possible!
As a Buckeye in southern country (Florida), getting shirts for the fam and stickers... LOVE IT!
I would imagine from now, since he referred to the dance floors not the football field
I thought we said we weren't allowed to have jiggly parts?
I believe the gold and black were to further and obnoxiously advertise the playoffs (whose official colors are gold and black). Also, doesn't hurt in terms of them trying to squeeze out every possible dime and not having to have two sets of confetti.
Welp... I'm depressed now. Is human hibernation still frowned upon by society?
It's a shame to see a talent go elsewhere, but at least he provided the staff with enough time (be it through telling them or just giving them the right vibes) that they have been in more contact with Arnette (sp?) to hopefully replace him. Wish him the best of luck moving forward, just not against us!
If I recall correctly, just yesterday Mike Thomas, when talking about his feelings post-Championship, mentioned that he isn't very emotional about it because he knew it was going to happen and is really just ready to go out there and do it again. Don't think someone who is leaving would mention wanting to get another ring next year.
For Ohio State, the largest revenue to keep track of would most likely be liscensing and such from all the merchandise selling for having won it. Also, can't put a dollar sign on the other "paydays" from recognition (i.e. donors/alumni throwing money at the school, students/recruit choosing Ohio State, etc.).
It might have been looked down upon by the Seminole Tribe to be used in such a mockery-esque scenario. It's not like those commercials are making the mascots look strong and serious. Also, FSU does actually pay the Garnet and Gold Guys each game for their get-up, so they're like pseudo-mascots.
Having watched of few of his latter games this season, I would definitely say this is possible. Even during one of the games (maybe the Pac-12 Championship?), the announcers were talking about how he doesn't throw many interceptions, but has at least a few every game that should be intercepted but are dropped. Not sure if it is an indictment on the Pac-12 defenses, but from watching the games, I can definitely see it. Even against FSU there were some extremely easy, dropped INTs. I think our guys will have their chances, especially with the level of intensity and energy they bring, and wouldn't be surprised to see them come down with a couple.
The FSU defense was gashed by their own offense. They performed very well for most of the game, but once their offense starting screwing them over, they not only got tired from quick turnarounds, but they lost their edge and will to fight. Either way, the easiest way to stop the tempo is 3-and-outs. Doesn't matter if they only have 8 second between plays if they can only get three out per drive.
There definitely was one close in the corner. I expected it to be let go, but to be fair it was pretty close to the endzone so it wasn't a given.
Great! Now you've gone and jinxed him and every kick against Oregon will go out of bounds! Thanks, buddy...
I was overall very impressed with his kicking. Between his consistent drops within the 5-yard line and C. Smith's missile-like approach to taking out their returners, our kicking game was quite impressive all night.
I would take our DTs. Not to say they had a poor game against 'Bama, but Oregon's offense is largely built on the read option so, as always, we need to be able to take the dive out of the game. If the DTs can handle the middle without the need of the end to crash down, Frazier/Miller/Bosa would then be freed to key on the QB, thus eliminating the read option. If not, then I would take the Outside LBs/Corners to be able to come up on the edge and take out the outside run threat.
^This. I remember at one point thinking Bosa wasn't doing anything and getting upset. Once I started actually paying specific attention to him each down though, you find he actually was a large part of our success. Did he put up numbers? No, but he did get some important pressure (forcing sacks as mentioned or errant throws) and did a solid job of taking on blockers and forcing the ball elsewhere, allowing other players (e.g., Lee and Grant) to come up and make the play. Would love a bigger day statistically from him, but he definitely wasn't nowhere to be found.
How would the 'Bama offensive line compare to Wisconsin's? I know Wiscy has always had a solid line, and given the way our boys handled them up front, I wonder if it shows any sort of comparison in terms of our ability to reset the line as you mentioned. Of course, this was also benefited by the one-dimensional nature of the Wiscy offense, but any chance it shows our one-on-one matchups, or is there a more fitting comparison this year?
Same thing happened to me for the Orange Bowl last year. Bought them at around midnight the night before the game. I agree that it is most likely the cut-off for physical delivery.