Look at 40s for most high school prospects who eventually make it to the NFL, they're usually timed a bit slower coming out of high school (even skill position guys). 5.69 for a lineman is nothing to worry about, 10 yard splits are more important, and he's a collegiate weight program away from 5.2-5.3.
And to sell it out the week after they scored six points against Northwestern, bless their hearts!
Absolutely. In the computer age, we'd be completely screwed, but with a committee that wants to see the four best teams at the end of the year, I don't think the Week 2 loss with a first year starting quarterback completely screws us if we roll over Michigan State and Nebraska/Wisconsin with ease at year's end.
We need a lot of help (including the Pac 12 beating up on itself, which is looks primed to do this year, and a couple of Ess-Eee-Cee teams looking like the crapola they truly are), but it could happen.
Because it wasn't taken...
This was the guy who presided over the development of Domino's new crust.
It wasn't any better than the previous iteration, but it was new.
And how many showed up for one game?
So tell me again what the huge quality difference is between Arizona (barely beat UTSA and Cal) and Virginia Tech (3-2 against a tougher schedule) again?
I don't see the elite teams this year, I just don't. Alabama struggled mightily with West Virginia, who barely handled Maryland, who our Buckeyes take on this weekend at their place (apparently it's a big deal to them). Florida State has looks very beatable against even more flawed second tier teams in their conference. The Pac 12 looks average (UCLA is struggling, Stanford has no offense, and USC got beat by a second tier Boston College, who followed that up with a terrible loss to the vaunted Colorado State Rams).
And don't get me started on the Ess-Eee-Cee.
Oregon will almost always drop one they shouldn't in conference play to a team that can beat up their receivers at the line and not let them get going.
So Stanford, more than likely...again...
Anyone else glad these guys are no longer in a power conference? I'm not sure how exactly, but they'd find a way to be even more unbearable if they had a chance to play for something that mattered.
Not that their mid-tier AAC quality defense would ever allow them to get there...
Very happy to see Zeke break out last night. The offensive line finally looked up to the part opening holes for 5+ yards on first down runs, which is encouraging. Now if we could just get a set starting five and some more consistency up there, we'd be all set.
Whichever one is certified to skydive with the sousaphone and talented enough to keep the hat on so they can turn and bow in front of 110,000, er, 23,000 Michigan fans.
Then again, the sousaphone may require its own parachute. We can totally work this out, we have enough engineers with Buckeye degrees.
He's in his fifteenth game as a starter and has only one go at left tackle (against an undersized Navy to boot). He's not a first round pick yet.
Talk to me after the season when he's kept Joe Thomas's back clean for 15 games, and I'll probably change my tune, but he just doesn't have the experience to make the leap quite yet.
There's a lot of "sources" going on around here.
I'm not buying this until the national guys start jumping onboard, and by national guys, I mean the ones that don't work for ESPN (hitting F5 in between characters in this post on Woj's Twitter feed as we speak).
But really, exciting times in Cleveland sports. Those don't come around all that often.
Giddens, Thompson, maybe a little depth inside that can actually play? Boy, that would be nice.
Great pickup by Thad and company. They had a weakness on the roster going forward, and they have in fact addressed it.
My problem is, kid like this, if you take him as a quarterback, he's going to stay at quarterback. With the way things are going in the college football world, especially at that position, if you don't like the depth chart above you (read: anyone, at a certain stage), you transfer.
I don't see him moving to wide receiver until it's too late and he's struggling to get a camp invite in the NFL because he wasted so much time as a quarterback.
Amir Williams is a horrible example. The kid's played significant minutes for two years and hasn't developed a bit. That's not the first sign of controversy or defeat, it's at least the 15th in his case.
Didn't see it live, but on replays, it was clear that was what happened.
In which case, Bell did the right thing trying to bump the receiver off his route and disrupt the timing down the field. Barrett should have been there to make the play on the ball in the end zone, but instead he was (as discussed below) tripling the tight end.
If you really think about it, this would be the third B1G head coach upgrade over the past two offseasons. Gary Anderson is clearly better than Bert (BERT!) at Wisconsin. I'd argue a ham sandwich would have been an upgrade at Purdue, but they insisted on Darrell Hazell, which is even better.
Finally, BOB was not long for the collegiate game. James Franklin seems to be, and if he stabilizes the program at Penn State, all the better.
I think it's time for Twitter to retire to the archives of interwebs history. It will never top this.
Good run Twitter, but yer done.
In the era of the secondary market, coupled with a 92,000 seat stadium on the opposite side of the country from either of tonight's participants in a down economy, they're not selling fast and high?
Ya don't say. Supply and demand are a fickle thing sometimes.
Hmmm....if the horse falls over on top of the offense, they can't very well move the ball can they?
I like it. Maybe Fickell's oldest can suggest it to him.