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Comment 25 May 2016

I put this into the thread relating to Akers visiting in June but figured it may be more appropriate timing-wise here:

I would never doubt birm, but it sounds like Akers is playing to the crowd, and there are a few schools who think they have the leg up:

For example from this LSU article:

'Cam Akers, RB, 5-10, 200, Mississippi

Akers made the trip, with his mother by his side, and it seems that the trip was a major success for LSU. The Tigers running backs coach Jabbar Juluke spent a lot of time with the prized running back, as his wife Denise spent ample time with his mother. The foursome are said to have forged a tight bond that could work in the Tigers' favor down the road. The Tigers appear to be in a two-team battle with rival Ole Miss for Akers' services. The pitch was simple: Come here and play early, with Leonard Fournette destined for the NFL, and be the next great back at LSU. Akers is listening.'

http://www.nola.com/recruiting/index.ssf/2016/05/lsu_bayou_picnic_a_huge_succes.html

Does it sound like his favorite school is the last school type of thing?  

Comment 24 May 2016

I would never doubt birm, but it sounds like Akers is playing to the crowd, and there are a few schools who think they have the leg up:

For example from this LSU article:

'Cam Akers, RB, 5-10, 200, Mississippi

Akers made the trip, with his mother by his side, and it seems that the trip was a major success for LSU. The Tigers running backs coach Jabbar Juluke spent a lot of time with the prized running back, as his wife Denise spent ample time with his mother. The foursome are said to have forged a tight bond that could work in the Tigers' favor down the road. The Tigers appear to be in a two-team battle with rival Ole Miss for Akers' services. The pitch was simple: Come here and play early, with Leonard Fournette destined for the NFL, and be the next great back at LSU. Akers is listening.'

http://www.nola.com/recruiting/index.ssf/2016/05/lsu_bayou_picnic_a_huge_succes.html

Comment 18 May 2016

What you're essentially saying is that a fumble in football where the offense bobbles a snap is the same as when Bosa crashes into a QB causing a fumble.  The end result is the same, but to say the defense caused both results to happen is laughable

Comment 18 May 2016

Jones plays in Michigan, while Grimes plays in what is thought of as the best HS football state, at the top level, in the country.  DPJ may end up being the best, but saying a guy looks like "the man" doesn't matter if you are playing with boys 

Comment 18 May 2016

If you want to be a smartass about it sure. However, when Curry is missing shots he often makes, it isn't the defensive prowess of the defender.  It is often Curry is having a bad game

Comment 18 May 2016

The Cavs not having Irving nor Love last year helped them play defense against the Warriors and slow the game down.  Then Cavs fans went on a rant saying Delly was "stopping" Curry, while Curry was just missing shots

This year the Cavs look more balanced.  They seem to be having fun as well (could be cause they are facing little resistance in the East). It's hard to tell whether the East aside from Cleveland just isn't that good, or if the Cavs are really playing that well.  Probably a bit of both (I don't think many here would bet on any team from the East outside of Cleveland beating any of the West's top 4 seeds, maybe even top 6 or 7 seeds), but Cleveland is playing great

Comment 12 May 2016

MSU beat OSU last year because they are better in that type of game.  Meyer plays the game relying on speed as opposed to power (a combo of both is really the best of the world).  Therefore, when you get into a game where power matters (raining, 40mph winds,cold), then the advantages of speed are neutralized. If that MSU/OSU game is played in a dome last November, OSU's speed wins by 20 points.  A Tressel team, for example, would never lose to that MSU team, but Meyer's gains (which are abundant), are neutralized by conditions sometimes.  Oh and Bosa being offsides all game 

Comment 27 Apr 2016

I will be fair to 247.  In their predictions for bowl season, they have OSU beating Clemson in the playoffs and playing Bama for the title.

http://247sports.com/Gallery/2016-College-Football-Bowl-Projections-44708880

They just have multiple writers with opinions 

Comment 24 Apr 2016

Oh good everybody will freak out now.  OSU only has room for like 6 more guys anyway (not counting Sibley).  Okaduh, Riep, Harris would be 3 then the WR stuff with Grimes will get worked out.  He's a STA guy so the Bosas and CC will be in his ear.  Add 1 more DE or DT abd maybe someone in the secondary and this class is done anyway unless we get a couple more spots. 

247 said Grimes named OSU the favorite YESTERDAY 

Comment 17 Apr 2016

Why do people think Cornell has been at OSU for 5 years.  Kid will be a rSO in the fall AND changed positions and put on 35 lbs or so.  

Edit: just looked it up he's a 2015 guy who enrolled early.  rFr who is already making plays 

Comment 14 Mar 2016

Why do I have to explain Sparty away?  OSU has 2 national titles since 2002 in football.  How many does MSU have in football and basketball?

We have had a couple of bad years in basketball for sure, but we have been one of the best 10 programs over the past decade.  From 2010 through 2013 it was 16, 16, 4, 8.  There are maybe 5 programs who have had a better run than that since 2010.  Next year should be better (sweet 16 type year IMO), and then it's all about recruiting new talent in

Comment 02 Mar 2016

My concern is the potential lack of foresight.  Meyer and staff must have known their senior class this year was going to be small (maybe not 6 guys, but 10 tops with juniors leaving).  You have 45 guys with freshman eligibility because you redshirted 80% of your blue chip recruits the last 2 years.  This has to create a bottleneck and it is right now.  You can see all the (R) next to names and then an entire "redshirt freshman" column.  Either Meyer has to take smaller classes or actually play his true frosh. 

Comment 01 Mar 2016

Braxton has more of a total body of work with the ball in his hands.  It is limited at WR, but there are dozens of highlights of him doing "wow" things with the ball in his hands.  He's faster than Jalin, and has better 'quickness.'  I think all of those things are making Braxton look good