Seems that the Core philosophy is 5-7 Base Run Plays that are the same for the front 7 and then +9000 formations to confuse the hell out of LBs and DBs and their assignments
Oh you mean the 6 Penalties against MSU DBs on 3rd or 4th down to extend ND drives?? MSU needed to point points on the board but ND definitely got bailed out several times
It's too bad LA doesn't have their new NFL stadium built. I would be fine playing an East coast (ACC or SEC) out west where it truly would be neutral
However, my favorite campus
Fixed it for you. Open 24 hours, it is always Gyro Time at Buckeye Donuts!!!
If this was started this year, I would absolutely put Toledo in ahead of Xavier. Toledo could be the best team in Ohio this year. Last year they lost in the MAC finals and were denied an at large birth due to a weak schedule. This would be a great way to raise the strength of schedule for all teams involved.
but yet, Fox had time for a birthday shout out that was meaningful for maybe 3 people
Disappointing there was no tribute at all to former HoF's Tony Gwynn and Don Zimmerman who passed away this year
But lets not forget, Bama has only 3 division titles (08,09,12) and only won the SEC in 09 and 12. I think its Auburn's to lose but clearly Nick Marshall is all for blowing the opportunity before stepping on the grass of Jordan O'Hare this year.
Volleyball is good and all especially when it is the defending National Champion. I just never thought I would see the day when an Ohio State football was not the main attraction to a sports trip We went last year to the Minn when it was 1vs5 nationally and it was a heck of a match.
Thanks for the link APACK. My girlfriend is trying to convince me to spend my birthday weekend in State College to watch volleyball Friday and Saturday afternoon with the catch that we can go the football game that evening. Definitely will help my decision making.
Ouch! that's certain a difficult schedule to contend with as it appears on paper today. That Braves series is going to be a monster with potentially the Reds and Braves going at it for the last WC. I see Nats firmly entrenched as the NL East champion if Gonzalez and Strasburg come back strong. If the Reds make the playoffs, they will have certainly earned it. Good Luck
Devin hasn't proven much outside of his ability to run in a straight line really, really fast.
Kudos to you for the fair assessment of Devin Smith. Honestly in terms of being a complete WR last year he was 3. Below average blocker, below average route runner >15 yards. Watch some of his crossing routes and see him float into other guys' areas. I hope he makes the leap too but I'm not holding my breath after the last two years of him running sprints on the sideline in hopes of a Homerun
Brewers have also scored about 70 more runs than Cardinals and Reds but their differential is only +17 as they have given up 406 runs. Can their hitting continue to cover for their average pitching? Also how does the rest of the schedule play out for the Reds? More home or away games? More divisional opponets or cross overs against winning teams?
Asdrubal Cabrera for Ryan Ludwick??
I know Cabrera doesn't have the numbers for the whole season but recently has been much better. It would be an offensive upgrade over Cozart. Ludwick could be a beneficial plattoon player in RF against Lefties for the Tribe.
Serious question, how can the Reds make a run to climb the NL Central? Or is the focus on the WIld Card because both teams will be coming out of the Central? I am sorry but I don't see the Cardinals falling off the current pace in the division. Who is more likely to stumble Pitt, Mil, or Cinn?
Uh Oh! Sounds like Brandon has been hanging around the Dolans too much in believing that fireworks and dollar hot dogs will bring the casual fan to the experience and has no correlation to the product on the field.
Preseason Rankings should be banned. No team should be ranked until the last week of October when they have played a couple of conference games along with their cupcakes. These preseason rankings inflate strength of schedule so that inflates games. Let me remind everyone that Georgia and Florida both started the year in the Top10 and went on to produce records of 8-5 UGA and 4-8 UF. Clemson rode the back of that win in week one to the BCS yet at the end of the year UGA was an average team. I did not hear anyone banging the drum for our win over Wisconsin who preformed similarly to UGA (9-4) This is why I detest preseason rankings
Pretty sure the WHAC has a gated, key card access lot for the football players to park in
Not excited about having this game first. As all of camp, this will be the focus of an offense we will see one time. I'm just worried that the assignments each player will have from this game will carry over into other games the rest of the season (DE taking the pitch and what not)
Also I expect our DBs to be in a lot of man to man to commit enough defenders in the box. Just worries me that young DBs will have their eyes in the backfield and fall for the PA giving up big plays like last year's group.
Meh, Mick Cronin has hit his ceiling in my opinion. He fields a poor man version of Thad's squads built on defense and one exceptional scorer. There is a reason why Harvard was favored by Vegas as soon as the brackets were announced. Until CIn trounces UL at every meeting or they move to the Big 12 I will not be impressed by any regular season record Cronin achieves
You should see the dumbfounded looks I get in the student section when I have the 90's radio headset on my ears. People cant believe that one would like to lwatch and listen to the same game.
Great. We open the season against a team built on neutralizing more talented D line, our strength and makes the weakest unit we have, linebackers play in space. I for one will be glad when this one is over and not a minute sooner
Disappointed Shane Falco didnt make this list
Good for Synchro!! While it is an underrated sport these ladies ramped up their training in the last month to 6-11 AM for 6 days a week. Not to mention they have been practicing all year their routine and conditioning.
Jeremy Schaap recently wrote a book called Triumph focusing on the complexities and misconceptions Owens. Definitely worth a read