Yeah, not so sure Kiffin (or the Bama commenter) was presciently "calling" the touchdown, so much as just watching a wide open receiver run through the endzone. I also called that play a touchdown for Bama when I was watching it live. Just a great play by Bell to cut in and steal the points.
As was pointed out in the SS today, sometimes we forget how good Braxton really is. Thought the thread could use a highlight video...
Magnates. How the hell do they work??
I think this feels like the correct perspective right now, but it's unclear whether we'll agree in 5 to 10 years. Certainly people have argued that a big reason for the down turn at Florida was his loss of key assistants and the inability to replace them with comparable talent.
+1. Best tweet of the group.
Jump to dcreeg comment for ease of upvoting: http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2015/02/50117/relive-ohio-states-national-championship-season-with-this-fantastic-video#comment-1308317
Awesome. 8 ND players, 1 (and 2 1/3rd) OSU.
What underhanded shit? Trying to get the best players by using relationships with other coaches?? That's just the way it works.
In the US major university system, the athletic department is essentially in charge of public relations. Just like in other businesses, this is really a key aspect of the enterprise. Of course the nice thing about the university is that the profit generated is basically only used to further research and education. People who want(ed) to fire Gene Smith are just crazy, as the OSU athletic department has been exemplary in fulfilling their duties to the university under his guidance.
Yeah, those 11-2 years were rough.
I actually clicked on your username to make sure that you didn't create it just to make this comment.
This is not a guilty pleasure; just a pleasure.
When you genuinely listen to "In the Air Tonight" it's just totally crazy that that song went pop. Perhaps the most memorable drum line in pop music...
Tumbleweed Connection? Just completely great, non-pop, Elton John.
And the Notorious BIG/ Miley Cyrus Remix?
Produced by the Neptunes...
It is also above the average attendance across all FBS teams: "Football Bowl Subdivision crowds for home games averaged 43,483 fans per game."
Glad I finally watched that video. What a great moment... Braxton deserves those cheers.
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Strange that he didn't think we had good run blocking and that Eze and the WRs were poor blockers. I don't get it.
I think going pro easily could be "thinking long-term." He may be the best pro-prospect of the three, but realistically, Cardale could easily lose the QB battle next year and never start another game.
I was under the impression that they changed the rules this year and you are now able to push your own players forward. Here's the new 2014 section on "Interfering for or Helping the Ball Carrier or Passer"
a. The ball carrier or passer may use his hand or arm to ward off or push opponents.
b. The ball carrier shall not grasp a teammate; and no other player of his team shall grasp, pull, or lift him to assist him in forward progress.
c. Teammates of the ball carrier or passer may interfere for him by blocking but shall not use interlocked interference by grasping or encircling one another in any manner while contacting an opponent.
I think that there used to be language in there (section b) about pushing, but it got removed.
I like how they repeatedly bemoan the fact that they could have beat Oregon, and think they somehow blew the Sugar Bowl. Part I is correct, but seriously, we were simply the better team in Sugar Bowl. We win the best of 3 series against Bama.