Tommy Schutt is really replacing Washington (nose) who is replacing Bennett (3 technique). Let's hope Tommy can do what Washington did last year, which is all the dirty work on the D-line.
All 3 guys will play a lot but Lewis locked down his spot per Urban.
I am thinking back to the public urination case a couple years ago where some otherwise solid Buckeye veterans lost their summer scholarships but taking money away for being late to meetings is petty/controlling behavior. You either have a scholarship or you don't. The coaches should have no control over the value of the scholarship.
Seems like you could easily see Vannett split out wide on the boundary side for instance or in the slot with the H on the boundary side. Might limit the playbook somewhat but obviously the blocking out wide would be fine. Depends on if Baugh at TE is too much of a drop off compared to the outside WR position.
I think the staff has said Tyquan Lewis is the end (Viper) starting opposite Bosa and Hubbard/Holmes are fighting for the Bosa spot (strong side end) for week 1. Then after that I would think they are the backups in the rotation.
Did everyone just read the headline? We moved to a Press quarters scheme that is similar to MSU's under Narduzzi. Urban hired Ash to specifically do just that.
But he is clearly just answering a question about the difficulties his defense is being presented, namely run/pass conflict on his safeties because he uses them heavily to stop the run. He isn't whining that we stole his defense, he is actually bragging that it is still a solid scheme because it just helped OSU win a national title.
Shannon has a few more raw attributes of an NBA point guard with his speed and agility. Still a long shot to play in the NBA like Craft but he's getting a look because of his ceiling (which is probably as a backup role player guard who can shoot, run the break and defend), not his floor.
How systemic was it? It sounds like this is news to band members who have nothing to gain from flat out lying. Guessing most of the songs are less offensive than an HBO comedy special. But you clearly have an axe to grind.
Leaks like this should always be taken with a shaker of salt. It is a blatant attempt to discredit Waters in the court of public opinion. Just like Goodell leaking about Tom Brady's cell phone.
For every Schlegel rock-bottom, there's a Fickell clothesline, a Larry Johnson leg drop, and a Kerry Coombs stare-at-your-face-until-it-melts-like-microwaved-butter.
Couldn't agree more with Ben Axelrod going "Full Bayless" this offseason. I recall some false martyrdom as he defended himself from the twitter backlash following his "Braxton not speaking to the media speaks volumes" BS. The fact that Braxton himself was part of that twitter backlash spoke volumes.
RB screens like the Andy Reid west coast offense are more designed to punish teams that sell out for the pass rush. Basically the DL needs to be overaggressive getting upfield. Against our offense teams are staying at home and worried about containing the RB already so it isn't really a counter to what the defense is giving us.
Spike Albrecht 2.0
He's going to be an above-the-rim Greg Paulus...
Is .577 a bad winning % in a pro league? He would have a ring if not for
Joe Crawford Dwyane Wade and his 21 free throws in a game.
His win % in Dallas was like 75%. He made a bad decision to join the Prokhorov Nets in retrospect.
3 years... and that is debatable since Ravenel gave a lot more fire. But Amir rightfully rode the pine his freshman year behind Sully/Ravenel.
Probably won't happen with him, but this was a factor in guys like Sully and Harrison Barnes prior to the last lockout.
You are right that there's other elements of the equation besides money. But the money is pretty overwhelming and ultimately why I think he will go.
For Sully, he fell partly because of waiting and going into a much stronger draft class and partly because of a medical issue with his back which may have come up anyway. But it would have been a huge upset if he wasn't a top 10 pick in the prior draft just because there was no depth in that draft class.
If he leaves this year he will be a top 3-5 pick. Increasing his draft stock has almost no financial benefit to him (look up the NBA rookie salary scale) and any such benefit is lost by waiting a year for free agency and potentially chopping a year off of his total NBA career. It is very risky to come back. Sullinger lost millions doing it and he's battled through back injuries (unclear how his college career exacerbated those) that might hamper his ability to get a big payday down the road.
It's also an incorrect angle. The rookie scale won't follow the rise in the cap:
Probably won't see any meaningful change in the scale until a new CBA possibly in 2017.
Also, if he enters the draft this year, he will be a free agent a year sooner, making it not only more likely that he cashes in big with 1 less year of potential injury but also there's the time value of money. He'll likely be a strong rookie of the year candidate and outplay much of his draft class early in his career, making it likely he locks in a big extension a year earlier (like Kyrie Irving just did last summer).
Not involved in the voting, but it is ridiculous to criticize a guy for leaving early, especially after his 3rd year (and it was what 16 years ago?).
And D'Angelo is arguably outshining Conley's 1 and done season on a far worse team.
In terms of best college players, Turner and Jackson had higher peaks than Redd despite his great play. I have no frame of reference on comparing Havlicek and Lucas to others but often the NBA careers spoil the comparisons.
We are a bubble team in RPI (but on the very likely to be in side). But in logic/eyes/advanced stats we are nowhere near a bubble team. At some point RPI needs to get thrown in the trash.
We have been really unlucky with injuries imo. We should've been an even deeper team with the way we've recruited. Hopefully Clark/Dixon etc can stay healthy.
I also think Vannett will be even more critical if Cardale wins the job.