I don't think we could have asked for a better draw. I think this team needs to get a win or two before heading to the NCAA tourney, so not having a buy may actually be in their favor. Rolling Purdue and getting Brasky in round two may be a God-send. And the best part is we should completely avoid those damned Nittany Lions...
He is what we would call "A physical specimen"
Thanks, great info
Wait, since when do MCL "sprains" require surgery? I know MCL tears that guys just braced up and played with. I didn't think an MCL ever required surgery unless it was a complete tear, or it was pulled clean from the bone. If I am wrong, someone please enlighten me.
Wow I haven't even seen Miss America contestant's answer questions that chaotically... I believe "huh?" is the appropriate response.
The Baylor uni's are visual diarrhea, but I actually like the Indiana ones a lot.
Since this is most ideal and not most realistic, I'll go with:
Sign Ben Tate at RB
Sign Edelman for the slot (I liked that)
Teddy Bridgewater at #4
Kelvin Benjamin at #25
obviously Gordan and Cameron are at WR anf TE respectively
And I know its not offence... but Shazier falls to #35 and we land him
I'll see your Stump and raise you a Ridley... but either way OSU is certainly living the life!
I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you, but it seems the gray box has gone the way of the Dodo... We already had the site when Ben Edwards committed and, sadly, there was no gray box to be found. Its like drinking a glass of orange juice and realizing you accidentally poured yourself sunny D... its still refreshing, but you wish you just had your good old OJ back.
This is an exciting piece, but I want to take a minute to have everyone rein in their emotions a little bit. Every year I see people on here talking about how "this year will be a dream class". I can already see it happening again, and I urge for people to have patience. Its not that I dont think we'll have a top class (I fully expect us to be in the top 3 again), its just that this year, even more so than others, I believe will be very short on star power for a good long while. Most of the top guys on the board have come out saying that they will wait until after the season, or at an all star game to announce, and that might mean we get into mid summer with only local boys and kilby-lane or someone else already in the fold. I just want everyone to remember that Urban always wins... so when the time comes, we need to keep the chicken little crap to a minimum, step back from the ledge, and remember that we had all the same hype - then all the same "this class is not what we expected" posts - then all the "i knew we'd be top 3" posts, last year. Recruiting is a hell of a ride and it wont happen on our (the fans) timetable, but we'll get what we need in the end. So enjoy topics like this (I love the piece Birm) but dont start going crazy 3 weeks from now when we still dont have guys like Gibson and Harris committed.
Fair enough, I agree that Kenny and Brax was probably not the best choice. I was simple alluding to the idea that "the most popular player on any football team is the backup QB". I could have went with any number of Browns controversies, but the clowns make me sad so I went with the OSU one that was freshest in everyone's mind. And while Kenny G could most certainly start for a lot of teams, Brax does some things with the ball in his hands that no one else in the country can do, so I still think the people calling for a change were a bit out there. Thanks for the input though. I would +1 you if I could.
Well to put this into perspective, last year 7 teams made it. This included a 23-13 Illinois team (8-10 in conference) and a 21-13 Minn team (8-10 in conference). Looking at that, I dont think there is any way we get left out.
*As a side note, Iowa did get left out at 9-9 in conference, with a better record than either of the above teams, but I do not believe they had any quality wins on their resume that could help them.
I know a .500 record sounds bad, especially with what we've come from expecting over the last few years from a Matta led crew. But it is still a .500 record in the best conference in college basketball. I'm not trying to excuse 2 loses to Penn St - thats inexcusable - but .500 in the B1G is .700 - .750 in another conference and the committee recognizes that. We won't be a high seed, but an 8, 9, or 12 would still be a very real possibility. As bad as we've been this year, we still have quality wins, so I don't think you need to be concerned. This is not a bubble team.
If you put it in bold, your sarcasm font would be thicker... although I hear its not the thickness that matters, its how you use it...
Sometimes people just have no concept. Its like the folks who thought Kenny G should be playing over Braxton. Some fans have to think coaches like Matta and Meyer are just standing in a corner, repetitively poking themselves in eyes 3 stooges style... As a coach, I relate fans like this to the ignorant parents who always assume their kid is an all star. They don't see the practices, so they don't get to see their kid getting handled every day by the exact person they say isn't good enough to start over their son/daughter. If Amir wasn't better than Trey, he wouldn't be getting the start. Guys like Thad don't get where they are by ignoring talent or playing favorites.
As I've (posted?) this exact thing b4. There is absolutely no reason to
... make another thread about it.
Awesome bit about the kid from BC. I can't even imagine making a sacrifice of that magnitude. Guys like him or Pat Tilmen exemplify what it means to be a hero and I could not be more honored to live in a country where men like that are defending my freedom. #'Merica
Wait, so you're trying to tell us that its important to get the ball in the hoop during the game of basketball? Someone must inform Matta of this at once! I believe he thought he was out recruiting brick layers for a construction company. This astute observation will revolutionize the sport, I say! I haven't seen anything so brilliant since Joe Bausermen was told he needed to throw to the players wearing the same color jersey as himself.
I'm always a fan of alt jerseys... that being said, I think these are terrible. The designer is trying to do way too much. Any jersey that replaces the front number looks ridiculous in my mind, especially when its replaced with a green leaf and a brown buckeye that shouldn't be anywhere near a black uniform. The shoulder number also is poorly done, but I suppose that had to cram a number on there somewhere. The one aspect I do like is the buckeye sticker shoulder design. If there ever was a black uni, that looks pretty slick. Losing the helmet strip is another huge no-no in my book. Looking at that uniform I feel no real connection with OSU... and thats a problem.
They need to keep it simple. replace the block O with gray numbers outlined in red, make the shoulders mirror images, and slap a glossy red and gray helmet strip and I may be sold.
Seafus, you forgot your sarcasm font...