Is that really a surprise? There aren't even many in this house!
Agreed. Unless I have missed something, all I've seen retweeted or spoken from him about it is that he will for sure be there (getting there Thursday night) but isn't sure if he will workout. So no real decision one way or the other, but he'll be there and that's what is important.
OooOOOhHH but they haven't changed them since the Grant administration!!! Who gives a shit? They're boring.
And this is why I entrust my early mornings to the Skully. Simply Glorious (and true)!
I'm not a fan. As stated above, there are plenty of mid-major teams that compete with and, oftentimes, are better than some "Power Five" teams. Also, in the era of conference expansion, how is a "mid-major" team expected to perform its way into one of the more prestigious "Power Five," if there is no direct competition or comparison? Furthermore, how many of these mid-major teams have Spring sports that are actually just as big if not bigger than their football, in which case they could lose support for one or more team by throwing another wrench into the mix? We may want this because we want football 24/7, but many of these schools may just use football as their way of wasting time until lacrosse, or baseball, or whatever Spring sports there are (not very fluent in that area). All-in-all, IMO, this is not the answer to anything and would just generate more problems.
I have been here for quite sometime and didn't know about those middle two. Thanks!
Perhaps explaining the use of cold, hard facts font, to prevent the accidental downvote to oblivion.
Also, point out/explain buckshots vs. cover stories, similar to the search feature so that the new users know to look out for both (sometimes, depending on device, buckshots can get lost amongst the forums and covers).
Might not hurt, either, to provide a place for how to support the site (e.g., explaining the Amazon link, 11W dry goods, advertisements, etc.).
Not sure if this was inferred, but definitely explaining the 100 HS threshold as well.
Having grown up in this glorious state (Florida) and having to be constantly smothered with praise for the guy like was a God-incarnate gifted to UF, I enjoyed and still do watching that scene. Not because I hate the guy; everything I have ever heard or seen would say that he is a very stand-up gentleman who I respect. Instead, I enjoy it because it symbolizes the end of some of the most annoying few years ever in this state, and that, to me, is extremely rewarding to watch.
As has been mentioned, Alex Smith (along with Chris Leak) is considered to be the prototypical QB that Meyer wants: one that can and will throw first, but has the athleticism to escape for a gain if needed.
In our current offense, it seems like it is much more predicated upon a running QB only because Meyer is often perfers putting the ball in the hands of who he thinks is his best player (Miller) and does so using his best abilities (running, rather than passing). This can be seen last year when Kenny G. was playing, and all of a sudden it wasn't as necessary for the QB to run, though he did make some great breaks.
That's why I always go with FaceTime; it's far less creepy!
Having noticed it live, along with all his other means of getting in nearly every camera angle, I would say yes; I thought it was freaking hilarious!
Always nice to catch a glimpse at him in a non-drill format, though it obviously wasn't a real game either. He had some nice touch on some of the balls, fitting them into tight pockets or over multiple defenders before dropping it in there. I don't pretend to know much about QB fundamentals, but there seemed like a few times he lost the proper mechanics in his throw, though usually still made the pass.
Also, as KN stated above, I'm sure he wants that throw back. It looked like he almost threw it but was looking for something better and came back to the checkdown too late.
tl;dr: He shows some great potential, and I'm exciting to see him grow.
I'm in the not-a-big-fan boat when it comes to soccer but nonetheless:
1) If I happen to stumble upon one without anything else of real interest on, I might stick around. If it does't have one of the recognizable guys from the USMNT or elsewhere, though, I probably won't last for more than a few minutes.
2) I definitely will. Somewhat building off of the first answer, I do enjoy the game when I have someone to root for, much like NBA and NFL, and went absolutely nuts watching the guys this year! Other than us though, I didn't watch much of any other game except for the last few that have been more meaningful. Going back to the first question, if I found a similar liking for a MLS team, I might start following them closer (might check out the Crew).
3) Yes (if I remember) because the best damn country in the world will be playing!
1) Being a "victim" of success is a good problem to have.
2) Two lost athletes, one who was an uphill battle and the other who was at one of our absolute deepest positions, will not destroy a class, especially when we have one of their positions (LB) filled with a 5-star stud and the other (RB) looking very possible to have a 5-star stud.
3) As has been said, you won't win them all. Sometimes kids just want to get away. Sometimes they are worried about competition. Sometimes they may just have a stronger love for another school (shocker, I know). These are kids trying to make the biggest decisions of their lives, give them a break.
4) Urban Meyer is the best damn closer in the game. If he really wants a kid, then never count him out until NSD.
Luckily we aren't all from Marion, then we would have a SERIOUS problem!