Guys, let's keep Religion off the site
Guys, let's keep Religion off the site
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I think at times this year (maybe a lot of the year) he was not able to dominate like he did the year before. It is at this point when a real test of character and drive come out for all to see. He could of either busted his butt to figure ways to be more effective, or just went with the flow and complained. I would say he did more of the later and that is a big red flag to me
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Just to be as clear as I can be. I don't know. Certainly not intentionally. There are so many complexities to the WR position I am sure that I am not aware of. It could be perfectly reasonable that Thomas just couldn't do it, or not as well as the people he is lambasting. I don't know. My comments were not meant to offend or to be THAT conspiracy guy. Not my style. But, if Thomas has a fantastic year this year, wouldn't surprise me at all. leave it at that
Not meant to be a conspiracy theory. Your points are well made, especially regarding Bosa. Again, I admit to not knowing the innerworkings of these decisions and whether it is up to the position coach to make that call. If that was the case, there could be some differences in opinion within the position coaches. Who knows. We will find out this year about the receivers one way or the other. Should be interesting.
This is my point and quite frankly something i don't know the answer to. If Mike started last year and peformed like Devin or Evan then I think you have a very valid point. Great in Spring and totally disappeared for the season, particularly in the big games. But that is not what happened to Mike. The coaches chose to redshirt him. Was it because of inferior skills? If he was given a chance (a'la Bell) would he have performed? I don't know. We shall see when he gets in a game.
Remember Hyde's frustration riding behind whoever during the 2011 season? To me, he was the most talented RB that year. He just wasn't given the opportunity. When his talent was recognized he played nearly every down and produced. He did not suddenly get better - it was always there. Play these guys!
Couldn't agree with May's assessment more. Those games were a golden opportunity for highly ranked but young players to get exposure. I hope this changes in the coming year. I think there is also a bias towards playing the players that are upper classman despite their shortcomings. So, even though the coaches may be faulted for not "coaching up" the younger players, I believe the younger player would have to be at least 20% better than the upper classman to start. If it is even close to 50/50, the younger player will not play.
Good article and I hope mike breaks out as well. But when you stated that he was "beat out by the people he lambasted" I hope that is true, but I have a feeling it is not entirely correct. I wish it was true that the best 11 start, but I find that very difficult to believe. Was PItt Brown better then Bell? Wasn't there somebody better than Reeves? There are countless cases where a player is held back and then gets his shot and does very well. Did he all of a sudden "get it" or would he have done the same thing earlier? I don't know. But, if Mike does have a breakout year this year, I don't believe it will be because he all of a sudden got a lot better.
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Very interesting article. I certainly did not know how well Kentucky was doing in recruiting. Part of me gets a little ticked off over the draw to a mediocre (using my best Sherman voice) SEC team over some very good B10 teams. I take solace in the fact that this too shall blow over and the pendulum will eventually swing away from the SEC. Whether this results from NC teams from the B10 (tOSU), a generally more competitive B10 in the new playoff system, the return to dominance of USC and the West, or just Saban retiring.
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Serious question on Jersey numbers: Curtis Samuel wore 4 in HS. Just got done watching his highlights again. He looks amazing, blazing fast with great moves. Not taking anything away from Dontre, but I can really see Samuel excelling in that same role. Does he get the # 1 jersey if he wants it? How does that work in college? I do know there was a lot of switching between some players last year, but just curious.
Unfortunately, apparently in basketball -only
Welcome aboard Brady. Something tells me he will be a solid player.
Had not seen this. Thanks for sharing. What a great kid.
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Interesting article. Makes you really understand why a good AD is so important. I realize Franklin's teams did fairly well in the SEC, but I will take a wait and see approach. Definitely not sold on his talk. I wouldn't be surprised to see their team drop off a bit next year.