I'm hoping the Browns get Spence in the 2nd or 3rd.
I understand we focus on Spence because he is first round talent, but we also lost Jamal Marcus - who played pretty damn good in the bowl game last year. Not to mention we had a new, albeit exceptionally capable, DL coach.
Why hasn't Lenihan received an offer? I would have liked to see a little quicker hips and leg drive on the shanked punt out of bounds, but other than that, he looks ready for the next
That's an interesting point. One of the posters below included a link to Urban's contract. I was a bit surprised that Urban does not have the ability, without Gene's review, to hire/fire coaches (para 4.6) or even offer a scholarship (para 1.2). Due to not being able to make even these most routine decisions without a supervisor's approval, a CEO he is not. He is an elite coach though. And we are lucky to have him.
I'm in total agreement this compensation is in line with the market for high-performing coaches and I'm happy he is getting it. However, the analogy of him being like a CEO of a major corporation doesn't compute. How many people does Urban have under his control? A couple hundred, maybe? Hardly large corporation CEO numbers. I would say Gene and (especially) Dr. Drake are more deserving of that analogy. Find another comparison for Urban.
edit: took out a double and along with still deciding how that especially needs to be worked. #grammarproblems
I doubt we go fully vanilla as well. We may look a lot more like Auburn - mis directions and cleverly disguised run plays that don't put too much pressure on Cardale to make passing reads.
That said, the season is not over if we lose. Unlike 2012 when we didn't get the chance, we will greatly benefit from our bowl practices. Sure, we want a championship THIS year, but the bowl practices are going to be a huge help for next year's run with the young OL and the backfill talent.
Maybe it's a non-concussion concussion like that Michigan State DE that literally got KO'd on the field against us in 2012 and was back out there a few plays later.
Seems people forget about Jamal Marcus too. He was a beast about to bust on the scene as well.
Sick X10 catch, but I don't think it compares to the insanity of Tyree's catch for NYG in the Super Bowl. Yeah, maybe ODB's was technically more difficult, but the SB catch was for historical legend status.
Rewatched the IU game. IU's D played up fairly close to the LOS. I think the deep ball was there, but we've opted to control chains/ stay ahead of schedule since VT where we were bombs away. Also, some of DS' targets were poor throws by JT. One of JT's INTs were overthrowing JT on an open long cross.
I'm inclined to think the way you do, Nathan. What will sell me on this topic is whether the legend Mark Price is able to get anything from MKG this year in Charlotte. MKG's stroke was just nasty. If MP can teach him how to shoot, I will start to come around if a J is able to be learned.
Would have loved to see him play bball. He definitely has elite speed. I would want to see his jumper. I'm not sure I wholly agree with you that a shot can be taught. I mean, he has been focusing on throwing the football and he still struggles with the shot-put motion.
Would have loved for that tatgate team to have had a shot. So many weapons and it was stolen from us.
Im gonna check in with Titus on Twitter and see if he is willing to weigh in on this thread. I asked a similar question to him about Braxton a little over a year ago and he offered some wisdom about how some of the pure quick/speed guys fared on the hardwood in his day.
A lot of solid names up there. I do think Boom was underrated though. Not the fastest RB, but set up blockers and tacklers like a dream. He would bait LBs to shoot specific gaps then bust it outside/inside. It was almost like he was playing Madden Rushing Attack. I really appreciated his skill at the position.
Agreed, YT. I don't think there should be a qualifier in your statement about off-field voilence for just punching a woman, however. As Goodell (I know, hardly the bastion for ethics, but he said it well, nonetheless) stated about AP, there should be full restraint in assaulting those that are easy/weaker targets. Which makes that MGOBlog idiot just as bad - punching/attacking a kid or someone of lesser stature of you is just as vile, imo. There's a reason that wrestling/boxing/mma has weight classes. Be a man! Fight someone your own size. (Or be an adult and don't fight anyone at all, which is almost always the appropriate play).
Maybe he doesn't want a pay cut. That dude gets paaaiiiddd.
2015 spring game is shaping up to be epic.
Point taken, Red. Seeing as how North Carolina seems to have taken full credit for flight from us Dayton folks, at least give us some leeway on claiming Jalin. Also, for obvious reasons, we don't really want to claim Roger Clemens anymore.
Agreed, EPH. Les is gonna use the UM opening and get PAID from LSU like Saban did with Texas/Bama- house payments from boosters and all. Leverage.
Can we put it up to an LSU-style team vote?
Love the video!
I know the prime time games are important, but I'm cool with the occasional 12EST kick. What's not to love about getting my Buckeye hit earlier in the day and still have my Saturday night to spend with the ladies?
Generally I agree with you. However, it does solve the problem of inflating all the SEC schools and creating a self-fulfilling prophecy where every loss is "quality" and drops aren't as large for the SEC teams in the polls.
How about this: grab one team from each of the power five and give the best regular season performer a bye?
Don't like that, Notre Dame? FYI: no one cares what you think. Join a conference like the rest of us.
Hmmm.. injuries are counting in the mixed-method approach? If we win out, I have to think that we deserve a partial pass for VTech then. That was just a couple weeks removed from the massive loss of our Heisman candidate, after all.