Style of play reminds me of Craig Krenzel. Athletic, but not overly so, yet still makes people miss. Looks fairly accurate as well. Definitely serviceable.
Alex Smith had a huge year in '04.. Can't forget Tebow, of course. I'd be pleased if JT comes anywhere close to those guys.
If we play mistake free football, I don't see us getting handled by anyone. We played one of our worst games yesterday and that mixed with a solid team was a recipe for disaster. Yeah, we lost. But all of those teams listed above have lost, too. Yeah, our pass defense is AWFUL. But the defenses listed there, save for Bama, are no where near what we saw in MSU. Also, there's an outside chance that Christian Bryant will be back for a bowl game, which would be huge for our defense.
Yes, this loss was demoralizing.. but don't forget that we still have one of the best head coaches in college football history and that we have a resilient group of young men.
This is something that I always brought up when people claimed he was a liar when he accepted the job at OSU. I'd always ask, "Do you personally know Urban Meyer? Do you have access to medical records to be able to say he was faking his heart issues? Are you a family member of his to be able to tell us if he really is fully committed to his family? If not, you're just making outlandish claims that have no real bearing on anything."
It's the same thing with anyone else in the public eye. So many people pass judgment without actually knowing who they are judging, and it's not right. But it's the world we live in.
JMO. Nice post, OP.
Went with the over.. MSU hasn't played a top 50 offense yet, let alone one with our offensive line, Brax, Carlos, etc. I think we'll score some points and I think we'll give up some points. (Hope I'm wrong, but the lack of defensive improvement over the past two years is concerning, IMO)
Akron all the way.
He looks like a new-born baby giraffe when playing defense..
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Sounds like a nice kid.. would love to have him.
Bosa, Miller, Spence, Washington, Pittman = an embarassment of riches..
Nice piece, Alex. I'm SO excited for the spring game.. It should be a HUGE crowd, and for recruits to see that sort of following will be big, IMO. I get the vibe that Bosa may be one who is wainting to be blown away, and if we can at the spring game, he could commit on the spot..
I like our chances.
MSU fans whining about the refs cracks me up. Did they watch the game in Columbus? Sullinger was mugged all night. The refs called a little too much last night, IMO, but I don't think it was biased to one side of the other.. .if any i'd say MSU got the benefit of the doubt in the second half.
Reminds me a lot of Jordan Hall. A lot of wiggle, but doesn't look like 4.4 speed to me. Probably be a solid player somewhere, just not here.
Seeing Pryor run the zone read just make me think of some "what ifs".. mainly, what if Urban could've coached him. I know he chose OSU largely because of Tress and the pro-style, but still.. makes you think.
I think it's is a very nice addition.