They must sing Kumbaya first. We can't have any aggression in football. Someone's feelings might get hurt.
He really looks good in the pocket. Sets his feet quickly, scans the field quickly, steps up, releases quickly. Throws the appropriate arc with good velocity. Good pump fake skills as well.
This kid will not be able to legally drink alcohol in college unless he redshirts and gets his degree. LOL
Death penalty is in order, obviously
I thought MeatChicken and MeChicken were good, but ...
... "Me Shit Can" just made my whole year.
Yeah, surprising given we have the largest alumni base in all of CFB, and we took over 60% of the stadium at Berkeley.
I hope Urbz puts a beating on Sparty like we did to PSU in 2013. No mercy.
Oregon loses to physical teams that can run the ball at them and eat the clock. Michigan state is that kind of team.
When you run the ball at them you keep their offense off the field and you break their offensive rhythm. Throw in a couple of defensive stops and there you have it.
There are many great coaches that have a great impact on players, and the players love them.
It doesn't logically follow that you are qualified to be the defensive coordinator of a top-5 TOSU team.
I wish Luke Fickell luck, but he will need to produce big time this year or he's gone.
IMO much of our problem the last 2 years was a lack of identity on defense, not so much Fickell himself.
Our offense has had a clear identity: Power spread option. Run first.
You can't say the same about the defense. Was it a cover 2 team? A cover 4 team? When / why do they blitz? What is their attitude? Where do they hang their hats? DL? LBs? It all seemed cobbled together between Fickell, Vrabel, Coombs and Withers ... and other teams took advantage of the confusion.
I think we'll see a big turnaround this year. It will be primarily Chris Ash's scheme with Larry Johnson coaching his DLs to beat their blocks. Fickell can spend more time coaching up the LBs to perform within the (single) scheme. The LBs and DBs will have one unified system for pass coverage.
Chris Ash seems like a very smart, very intense, no-nonsense dude. I think his defense will reflect that.
This really is unfortunate.
This poor kid is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He absolutely has to be with his dad. By doing so he will be watching his OSU teammates on TV. But there is no choice.
Prayers to him and his family.
At least you're in SEC country LOL. Here in Washington State people say things like "It's great that you got that coach from Florida". Aaaarrggggghhhh. He's always been a Buckeye, dammit. :)
Not being a nitpicker, but there are a LOT of spelling and grammar errors in this article, e.g. "fasted team".
Maybe it was an autotext issue?
Yeah, it baffles me too.
They've never had much of a defense, so why are they consistently ranked so high?
This article is a bit much IMO.
Some kids make mistakes. The consequences of those mistakes should be enough. Having the BTN call them out afterwards seems mean-spirited.
Welcome, President Drake.
That's a sweet ass Les Paul.
That's a good question. Who was the last lefty?
This guy is straight out of Tecmo Super Bowl for the NES. He can throw 110 yards off his back foot and zig zag 90 yards for a TD.
A modest proposal (feel free to shoot it down )
A lot of the "pay the players" talk stems from the fact that players don't really have time to work off-campus jobs. Even in the summer "off" period they're expected to train themselves for the upcoming season.
Maybe players could be paid during the summer IF they showed up to training facilities and met certain targets (slackers would be paid less or not at all) Players would also be free to work other jobs, as long as they were legitimate
Once the academic calendar starts, the players are simply on scholarship, as they are now.
Yep, and that gives Larry Johnson a lot of cred to me.
I attended TC Williams as a kid for about a month when my family was looking for more permanent housing.
It was a nice school -- very racially mixed but normal and mellow-- not like the Baltimore schools I attended just after. Lol.
Remember the Titans is one of my favorite movies ever.
No offense to coach Coombs -- the guy is a great coach.
But I think having one coach with one system and one set of evaluations for all of the DBs would be ideal.
Coach Coombs could then focus all of his energy on making special teams the best in the nation instead of splitting time between two units.
True, the chart is not adjusted for inflation, given the current loose monetary policy.
However, if Brandon's leadership were at least neutral you would expect the left side of the graph to be higher before the dip than the right side, given that the economy is still recovering somewhat.