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.
I'll start worrying when it drags past Saturday. Until then, I'm assuming they're messing with the media and having a little fun, much like they've said they are.
We're going to need an angry football team, and a couple of motivated backups who don't want to stay on the second string forever. As much as it sucks to lose Spence, I'm relatively excited to see what former five-star McKinley Bulldog Steve Miller and his band of backups (see what I did there?) can bring to the table.
Did someone forget to tell the AD we're talking about American football, not European?
I keep forgetting about Greene. He has potential in this offense.
You're right. This team didn't play a real road game in a truly hostile environment until Game 12, and it showed. Most of the road games they played were to a relatively scarlet heavy crowd
That would seem to point toward LSU to me. I'm just not seeing the guy turning around from being a long-time LSU lean from right down the street and saying hey, I'm moving across the country this weekend.
Then again, I'm what you call a recruiting pessimist who winced when Raekwon McMillan played with that Crimson Tide hat.
This pretty much covers it. I'm guessing they've got lawyers telling them if you tell a kid he's a first round pick and he slides out of the draft, you're going to get sued.
On second look, you may be correct.
I'd argue that while an NFL team may be willing to buy out their current staff, their current head coach, and pay a $6.5 million buyout, a $13 million buyout is still a bit cost prohibitive given BOB is going to draw a salary on top of that plus a buyout when he himself gets fired a few years down the line (very rare that an NFL coach chooses to leave voluntarily). Even for the money printing factory known as the NFL, that's a bit pricey.
Anyone want to be the jerk that points out that it costs O'Brien or his NFL suitor the $6.5 million to buy him out, not Penn State?
More than likely, they're about to be out a coach and have $6.5 million (or some negotiated figure less than that) with which to finance the chase of their next coach and his first year's salary.
To put all this in perspective, the last time Penn State had a coach last less than 16 seasons was 1949, when they promoted their offensive line coach to head coach, only to have him request to return to his previous position after the season. The Nittany Lions are in a bit of uncharted territory here, to say the least.