Dixon looks solid already!!
I think KJ will have a great season!! He'll get some quality time vs VT and will make a great impression!!
Just an FYI in case you missed it, Meyer said yesterday that Parris will play a lot on Monday. The wording of your title made it seem like you were unsure how much he'd play on Monday.
Guys like Evan Spencer and Jeff Heuerman were brought up and how well they blocked on the edge last year, and all Meyer said was "The best." He added that Parris Campbell has done a really great job recently with edge blocking and "will play a lot Monday."
I think the stadium will be loader than you think. I believe the stadium is situated in a valley so the noise echos. Also, it sits at an altitude of 2,057 feet above sea level — making it the highest stadium in the Eastern United States. Not saying this will have a profound impact on our boys, but it could make the 4th qtr harder... if its even close by then!
No, its a fake question
Yeah, I was a receiver too and rain sucked. You knew they would go more to a ground game and it made catching/throwing the ball harder. I was fun playing in the mud and sliding 5 yards after being tackled!!
Maybe Beamer will be chugging a big bottle of water as he sits in front of the misting machine while yelling, "Water don't phase me brah!!"
If we are talking High School, then it would have to be Ryan Brewer from Troy, OH!! Before he destroyed Ohio State when we played South Carolina in 2000, he was a one man show for Troy HS. I played for Grove City and we were loaded and ranked pretty high in 1998. Our coaches warned us about this player that did everything (RB, LB, Punt, Kicked Off, FG Kicker). He was an athletic big guy too, about 230lbs but fast. We won the game, something like 43-45 but not for lack of trying. I know his stats for the game, but I bet he had 4-5 TD's himself, 250-300 yards rushing, another 100 yds receiving and a couple FG's too. I've never seen a guy in person take-over a game like that. Fortunately, the rest of his defense couldn't stop our passing attack and we won. He went on to win Mr. Football Ohio in 1998.
You are exactly right, Teddy and Braxton have to be 1a and 1b. I would give Teddy the edge b/c he had less touches, but made the most of his touches. When he got the ball (reception or punt) you actually stood up and started cheering b/c you knew he was going to make a play or take it to the house. Whenever he reversed field you could almost always just add another "6" to the scoreboard!!
I think Braxton will have that same ability... now! He always got the ball and either went up the middle (and got beat up) to get by everyone or he had to get the edge and shake people. Unfortunately, when he gets the edge from a QB standpoint, he already has everybody from the opposite side in persuit and taking angles on him. Now that he will likely get the ball on the outside or have a running start (option or tip pass), I think he will have more big plays (can you imagine that).
Also, I'd have to give some love to the defense. I loved watching the likes of Winfield, Doss, Springs, Whitner, Hawk, Lil Animal, Bosa, Gholston, etc... destroy people. My favorite though, was Andy "Big Cat" Katzenmoyer!! He was out to kill people!!
Like the NC State game back in the early 2000's!! We had a tropical storm come through then and it was crazy!
The best turf is still harder on the body than grass. I've played on a lot of turf fields and while they are great to play on, you will get messed up eventually when you hit the ground (It will take a couple layers of skin off). That aside, they have come a long way since the Astroturf days (basically concrete, little padding and carpet). I hate the smell and how heat radiates off of the turf fields. I loved playing on a perfect grass field! Of course, you can't control all of the variables/wear and tear regarding the grass and most likely it will be worn out by the end of the season (see our 2006 season).
You're right, what was I thinking. Same can be said for our Defense as rain doesn't effect SILVER BULLETS!!
As they say, wet conditions benefit the offense the most as they know when/where they are cutting. I hate to say it, but I think wet/sloppy conditions will help VT as our skill players will be slower in and out of their breaks. It takes me back to Minny in the bad weather and how it effected our players. This is different scenario, but still sloppy conditions just the same. I'm not concerned, but just hoping we will be at maximum efficiency for the game.
I agree 100%. I loved playing in the rain, once in awhile. It made for a sloppy game, but still fun. As a spectator, it SUCKS!! Hope its a beautiful weekend, a massive Buckeye beat down and nobody gets hurt!
Unless you have 2 QB's sharing time and therefore no 1 QB gets too much publicity!! With that being said... I do think that a Buckeye will win the Heisman this year and JT will win it before he's done playing at OSU (just maybe not this year).
Before hearing Braxton on the TV last night, I did think we'd have a 2 QB system with him.
I thought we'd get used to seeing him next to whoever the QB is, especially since we heard about it earlier in camp. It wouldn't be 100% of the time, but rather a package. You can use the jet sweet/option with Braxton and the QB. You could direct snap to Braxton for a package. Doesn't seem like he's comfortable passing just yet, but when he is I would expect to see this package.
I'm sure Braxton can attempt a Tebow jump pass!!
Move JT/Cardale to a WR position while Braxton takes a couple snaps/runs. Do this a couple times throughout the season to get teams used to it. Then, when we play TTUN, have Braxton fake the run, toss it to JT/Cardale for the double pass to Thomas 70 yards down field!! TOUCHDOWN BUCKEYES!!!
So far, the Hokie fan base has reminded me a lot of the Texas fan base (met some amazing TX fans in Austin when we played there 10 years ago). The Hokie fans tend to be pretty knowledgeable, considerate and for the most part friendly. I know all groups have their 10%, but I hope this continues.
You are right, this year would be his normal redshirt year as he hasn't done that yet. If got hurt again, he could apply for a medical redshirt year after he exhausted his eligibility (4 years). He would then have to get approved by the NCAA for the medical redshirt as well.
Healed and walking is not the same as healed and ready for football. I broke my foot, had surgery and was told 6-8 weeks. I started running at 6 weeks and played at 7 weeks. I felt fine for the first half, but hurt it again when I cut the wrong way. You may be healed, but you are still very fragile. I'd expect him to sit out the year unless we absolutely needed him (others couldn't play).
Not if we are great but lose "The Game" every year!! That's like the 90's!!
Alabama has no part in this "Ashley Madison" scandal... They don't need a special website to remain anonymous.. they just wait until the rest of the family is at Bingo and they go down the hallway!! As they say, "Its not cheating when its your sister!!"
I thought the same thing. I seriously doubt that Cardale would've sent this Tweet the night before his first start in the B1G Championship game! Also, I'm sure if he did send that tweet at that date/time, it would've been ALL over the news and internet!!
With that being said, maybe Cardale would've tweeted... "...I'm about to get all up in this D tomorrow", then it would've been more believable considering the slaughter we put on Wisconsin!!