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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending "The Game of The Century" in '06.
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Comment 15 Sep 2014

Just to confirm, UFM did say that he was limited by an ankle injury.  He also went on to add that Jamarco has had some really good practices lately.  Could definitely be a starter next year, especially if Decker goes Pro and they were willing to burn his redshirt to get some game experience.  

Not to change the purpose of the thread, but ith the optimism surrounding Jones I wonder what the deal is with Big Meechy?  I haven't heard a single thing about him, I wonder what's holding him back from seeing the field?  If I remember correctly he had better technique than most high school linemen do.  Wonder if it's his strength or the mental side of the game holding him back.  

Comment 12 Sep 2014

Such a refresher to read so much truth from the 11W staff, particularly Chris's spiel on what he'd say to the coaching staff.  

That said, I don't agree this is a very good team.  Very good teams don't lose to an unranked team at home under the lights in the primetime game.  We have the potential to be a very good team, but by no means are we there yet.

Comment 10 Sep 2014

Not sure I agree with Braxton being an above average passer, i'd say simply average.  Every above average defense he faced he struggled throwing the ball. As for the three years of experience, he wouldn't have played a game for 19 months if he were to start the opener next year. That amount of rust he'll have cancels out the experience. 

I don't want another slow start next year with so many players returning, and Braxton's long layoff may cause just that.  

Comment 08 Sep 2014

Not disagreeing with anything you said, all good points.  That said, I think our loss saturday had a lot more to do with scheme and playcalling (most notably on offense and Herman) rather than our lack of talented players.  They were rarely put in a position to succeed, and I think some of UFM's quotes reflect that.  Saturday I blame the X's and O's, not the Jimmy's and Joe's.  

Comment 05 Sep 2014

I found it odd during UFM's call-in show that he mentioned Boren was "undersized but tough".  Wonder what changed in the matter of a week, i'm sure it has something to do with his comments.  

Comment 01 Sep 2014

Halting a young quarterbacks development after a great year (assuming optimism) for a quarterback who hasn't played a game in 19 months certainly calls for controversy.   

Comment 28 Aug 2014

Dante Booker doesn't get talked about nearly enough.  5-star recruit from Ohio, dominated the Opening, and cracked the two-deep as a true freshman; yet Kwon gets all the talk.  

Kyle Berger was my pick before the injury.  Two ACL tears is gonna be tough to recover from, Devon Bogard being a good example 

Comment 28 Aug 2014

Trey Johnson has been out most of camp with a knee injury.  UFM said he'll be back next week.  I'd expect a competition at that point.  

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Completely agree.  If JT Barrett wins 10-11 games this year he should be the starting quarterback next season.  He is going have a full year of chemistry with the skill players that Braxton doesn't have, Braxton would be extremely rusty (much to your point about not seeing live game action for 19 months), and JT might just flat out be better after a year of development.  Also think it is worth mentioning we would be halting JT's development for a year with if we hand the job to Miller.

This of course is predicated on the fact JT does have a good year, which is entirely possible.  He was a high commodity coming out of high school for a reason and is the backup as only a redshirt freshman.  I love what Braxton did at Ohio State and was very upset when hearing the news, but I think it will be time to cut the cord with him if JT lives up to what he is capable of doing.     

Comment 19 Aug 2014

With JT being so young the coaches probably feel he needs to get as many reps as possible, even if we are up significantly.  And if it's not JT getting them, it will be Cardale.  Therefore, I don't see Collier getting reps unless one of JT or Cardale go down.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

If it's not JT we might in some serious trouble this season.  To put it in perspective Miller doubled Hyde in touchdowns last year, 36-18.  If we lose so much production at Quarterback that he can't outscore our starting tail back, we are not going to have a good offense.  

Comment 19 Aug 2014

How does the interest of other high-caliber quarterbacks affect your view of teams and also your decision timeline?  Specifically, do you feel ever feel pressure to commit to a certain school earlier than you'd like?  Is that something you even pay attention too? 

Comment 18 Aug 2014
Welp i'll check back in tomorrow.  Hoping I wake up and this will all just be a dream.  
Comment 18 Aug 2014

Hopefully his heart and mind will be saying the same thing after he takes in the atmosphere at the Shoe.  To be frank, Kentucky isn't in the same league when it comes to stadium and fan passion.  After he sees this we will get him, tough to imagine Kentucky offers a better combination of heart and mind than we do.  

Comment 17 Aug 2014

1. @MSU- For obvious reasons.

2. TSUN- This game scares me every year, and for good reason.  We were supposed to roll through them last year, to serve as an example.

3. @PSU- A more seasoned Hackenberg, night game in Happy Valley, have a lot too prove, their biggest game.

4. Navy- A rusty Braxton Miller and a a tough offense to prepare for.  

5. Cincinnati- An underrated talented team going up against the "Big Brother" of the state.  Big game for them.

6. Virginia Tech- Glad this is a night game at the Shoe, we will be amped for this one.  Still a respected program to worry about.

7. @Minnesota- If people keep talking about it as a trap game, eventually it won't be a trap game.  We'll be ready.

8.  @Maryland- Diggs going up against a Secondary we still haven't seen improve despite the reports.

9.  Indiana- Have some weapons, but if we have to punt even once i'll be disappointed.  Only kinda kidding.

10.  Rutgers- Gonna welcome them to the league in a very big way.

11.  Illinois- Not playing or recruiting like they should be in the league.

12.  Kent State- Will be over by the time they get off the bus.