Never discount the family tug on Joey staying when Nick commits. It was a different situation, but Payton Manning said he would have gone to Ole Miss if Cooper hadn't gotten hurt.
Sadly, this lack of a conference title game mostly stems from the greed of Texas allowing ESPN to set up the Longhorn network, thereby leaving out the rest of the conference. Nebraska and Missouri search for more lucrative packages in other conferences and the Big 12 pays by not having enough teams for a title game. The B1G knows that revenue sharing keeps everybody happy.
As other have noted above, there is much more to the player than physical talent. IMO, Jordan has no peer when it comes to heart, determination and a desire to win. I saw an article not long ago that said that Jordan was actually an "ugly" person because of his competitive nature.
Absolutely agree on the mental part with Jordan, and it wasn't just his opponents. Bill Cartwright said that Jordan used to ride him so hard in practice, that Bill threatened to have his legs broken if he didn't let up. Desire to win was unmatched.
I agree about Collier and his Spring game performance, but Barrett and Jones weren't particularly impressive either last year.
His helmet tells me he is a hitter. Looks like someone drug it around behind a car for a week.
I would want J.T. over Cardale but only by a slim margin. Cardale gets monster press for his arm strength and deservedly so, but many times, his receivers bailed him out. He had 2 underthrown deep balls for tds against Wisky in the title game and the TD against Bama when the DB fell down. That too was underthrown. While Barrett doesn't have near the arm strength, he did hit Smith in full stride with a ball that was 50 yards in the air against MSU. Perfect in stride. He also distributes better than Cardale.
The team may ultimately be better with Cardale because the running game really opens up with safeties playing so deep.
Hey Bucksfan, can you change your icon again? EPIC thread.
We are. Please do. This was a great read.
Zeke also paid tribute to Troy Smith. I believe it was against Oregon in the title game. Denard has forever ruined the spoon gesture for me, but I think Elliot is doing it for another reason. I think he's telling the coaches to leave him in and that he doesn't need a break. At least thats what I tell myself so I get that picture of Detard out of my head.
I'll make it.
People will say ANYTHING to keep their names in the headlines.
Never heard of her.
"Ah, that's too bad. He's going to feel that in the morning". Great skit. Hartman was great.
The wife made me take a day to hit that arts and craft loop also. I thought it would be horrible, but it was pretty cool. I found a chainsaw carving place that specialized in bears and another artist who made the most intricate copper peices I have ever seen. He let the kids have a whirl with some copper. Very nice and genuine people.
I would also recommend Dollywood. Great rides for kids o all ages. Many older folks working there who are very kind and courteous.
Forum Post 03 Mar 2015
Michigan the year Tim got 313.
I'd say 10 to 15 more years, and I don't think it's wishful thinking. Reasons are...
1. He's home. He has built a career through assistant jobs and head coaching jobs that have taken him all over the country. No place like home.
2. He loves not only recruiting, but also developing these young men. This is the primary reason I don't believe he'll leave for the NFL. Grown men are less likely to be shaped, both on and off the field.
3. He has been to the darkest place of a coaches life: overcommitment. We have all read the awful stories about this time, from calling recruits from church to 20 hour days at the office. He now has balance and seems to be enjoying it.
IMO, he'll retire from the coaching ranks at OSU.
"Why Jim Harbaugh, you look like somebody just walked over your grave."
Upvote for every tombstone reference. "I'm your huckleberry."
They completed one pass for 6 yards on him. Its unfortunate he runs his mouth so much, because he is a great cover corner. I understand wanting to be confident, but IMO, he is way over the top. I can't believe he threw up that hand signal when Revis got burnt on that TD pass, the game wasn't close to being over.
I guess I'm old school. My H.S. coach always said to let your play on the field do the talking. Wise man.
Brady over Montana. I loved the 49ers back then, but Brady hasn't had near the help from his teammates that Montana had. Rice, Craig, Rothman, Jones, Paris, Mcyntire, Lott, and others provided better support than many of Brady's teams.
Red and Green show was hilarious. Turning the van into a freezer so the ice cream doesn't melt made me laugh so hard, I got a headache. Benny Hill was good too.
I would hate to see how long this list would be for our 02 NC.