James Clark will start opposite Michael Thomas at Va Tech, not sure how bold I'd call that prediction though. Looking forward to seeing him back out there.
Yes, I read it in context and I find it sad that he has to tout our success to promote his D. Especially when you factor in all the shite he's talked about Urban in the past and that we're recruiting against him in Western PA. I love his comment though, he basically just told all his recruits they should come to OSU over Pitt given the chance because we run his D better than him.
Then he is terrible at boasting because all he is doing is admitting Ash and Fickell are better coaches than he is. He basically said "Pitt hired the wrong DC because while I may be able to map it out there's more than 1 DC out there who runs a D better than I do". He's the perfect hire for that team in Pittsburgh though, and I look forward to watching his team get waxed for the next 2 years until he's fired.
You gave up 46 points to Oregon Pat, if we stole your D the Golden Vag wouldn't be sitting in Columbus right now.
Reminds me of that former TTUN player who was trashing Meyer in the Cleveland media last year for glorifying the Circle Drill. Everyone is entitled to their opinion I guess, but some of the things he says are kind of far fetched. Dehumanizing? May want to get off that Soap Box Chris, wouldn't want you to fall and get a concussion.
Given the 2 best players in our recruiting class play on the DL, I have to disagree.
Look for Hankins to blow up this year and provide that boost, then it will get even stronger when Bennett gets his revenge on the rest of the NFL.
Rather it was Bosa
Ice cream cones are amazing, not frivelous or unnecessary, but I digress. We can agree to disagee on trophies being fun. Since I was a kid I always looked at them as a source of pride, but I never thought of them as fun. Participation trophies are like perfect attendance certificates in school, not sure I see much fun in getting one of those.
Sports are inherently fun, so that is always implied when they play. Or at least it should be, and they shouldn't need a BS accolade to make it fun. If they do then there is alot of fail going around within the adults in the scenario. At ages 8 and 6, you want them to learn the fundamentals. That should be the lesson. Teach proper tackling, basic formations and assignments and most importantly how to function as a team. Building blocks for the future in the sport, and some later in life. Its all about fun, but if they're not being taught anything at that age their coach is failing them.
If your kids aren't learning numerous valuable life lessons from playing sports then there is something wrong.
Never said I was, never told anyone how to be a good parent either.
Entitlement is a major negative force in society, and it rears its head in all levels of it. Participation trophies reinforce that mindset, you're literally telling children they are entitled to accolades without earning them. All they need to do is show up, and they get them. That in itself is not the cause of the deeprooted societal issues of the same nature, don't think anyone is arguing it is, but it reinforces the same mindset. Now I agree its on the parents to raise their children and make sure that mindset doesn't manifest but why do we need to put them in the position to do that in the first place? They are MANY other rewards that come with playing sports other than trophies, so why do they need one just for playing? Most common answer I've gotten from parents who support it is so the kids who don't win don't feel left out. Well, they are left out because they didn't win. Thats the point and its not cruel to only reward the winners. The kids who didn't win still got all the benefits of playing the sport and also got motivation to get better. Their parents can instill that value in them rather than having to deal with removing the notion that showing up is good enough. James Harrison did exactly that with his kids and in this scenario he was a great parent.
Yes, players other than the teams stars can earn a Varsity Letter. Key word is earn, as just being on the team and showing up to practice doesn't entitle you to one. You have to earn playing time and contribute in order to get it. Giving someone accolades they didn't earn can have a crippling effect later as they now expect to be rewarded without putting in the work. Alot of societies problems can be traced back to that exact thought process.
Foolish? really? Dammit, what the hell am I supposed to do with this now?
The 2002 OSU Defense was gonna get mauled by Miami too. The 2014 OSU D was gonna get mauled by Wisky, Bama and Oregon as well. Thats why they play the game.
We suck because we have no QB, its that simple. If we could ever get a franchise QB, this would actually be a good team since we have good pieces at all the other positions.
You're right on Roby, to early to tell with him. Hankins on the other hand is quietly becoming one of the better DT's in the league. He had 7 sacks last season which was good enough to rank 6th among NFL DT's. Pretty impressive given he's not on the field most 3rd downs because the Giants have (had) a gluttony of DE's they moved all over the place.
No doubt an impressive list, even when you remove Willis, Mathis and Smith who aren't currently in the NFL. A defense with Watt, David, Hankins, Suh, Hali, Kerrigan, Vontae Davis, Whitner, Roby, Laurinaitis, McCourty is just as loaded. CB and WR are the only positions you can't really debate that the SEC produces the best players currently in the NFL.
Given the lack of actual metrics you can use for a study like this, I can see why they'd use the Pro Bowl as one but its really flawed. In that time span we've seen players like Braylon Edwards and Derrick Anderson make it, so its hardly a measuring stick for the Top Playlers in the NFL. If you look at the top players at their positions across the league, you see neams like JJ Watt, Joe Thomas, Nick Mangold, Leveon Bell, Levonte David, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson,... etc comprising a list that stands up to a list the SEC comprises. So overall the numbers may favor the SEC, but they don't at the top.
Well its an opinion, so proving it would be impossible. Its very easy to back up though when you look at the current dominant players in the NFL.
Really an argument of quantity over quality in that chart. More players may have been drafted out of the SEC, but the quality of those players was lower than other conferences overall. I'd argue the B1G actually has more top talent in the NFL than the SEC right now.
Did that link really say Kirk is"perhaps the sports most respected media voice"? I don't hate the guy, but thats nowhere close to accurate.
Pre-Prison Mike Tyson would beat any Boxer from history. I'd actually pay $100 to watch the fight if they could somehow time travel him from the 80's to fight that pussy Mayweather. Thats the only way a card with Floyd on it will get any of my $$ though.
Given they are both currently CFB coaches, it makes sense to compare them as such. Harbaugh comes up way short in that comparison. If Urban were ever to try the NFL, they would unquestionably be on the same level.... well uinless Urban were to win the Superbowl. Its unquestionable because Jimmy covers 90% of it given he's taken a team to the Superbowl and had a losing season that ended with him being fired. The only thin he didn't do in the NFL, or anywhere, is win a Championship.