MSU had the benefit of returning a lot of good players last year. They still have LJ Scott, who could be the best RB in the B1G, but their defense will not be nearly as stout at least from what Im seeing right now. Im buying stock in Minnesota right now. I think they win the West. I also think Rutgers and Maryland will surprise some people and one of them will finish 4th in the division behind Michigan, OSU, and Michigan State. Although, I wouldn't be shocked to see Penn State finish 3rd if their running attack can take over enough games and pull out an upset against MSU, Michigan, or even OSU. Nebraska should be better, but I've been saying that for a few years now with nothing to show for it.
The ole "100%"...sounds like Pryor actually means it, which is nice compared to others who have not been as genuine with it.
I will not drink the SEC kool-aid. ESPN's college football TV coverage shoves enough of it in my face, I can't handle more of it on the radio.
If the rumor is true that the girl let him take a photo of her then how is this a violation of rules? Now, if he is going around sharing the photo and in effect shaming the girl then sure I get it, but if he isn't then this shouldn't be a punishable offense. I agree with Urban, if, of course, the rumor of it being a permissible photo is true.
I think if it were an academic thing it would have been announced that he was academically ineligible. As it was stated it was a violation of the student conduct code, the reason could be one of many as to why he is suspended including academically-related behavior.
was thinking the same thing. Its from the University so its got to be a pretty big deal (e.g., academic misconduct).
Texas has a lot of injuries already. The Big 12 is more down than usual w/ TCU replacing talent, Baylor sexually assaulting everyone, and the likes of WVU being that "almost there" type of team still. That may open the door for Texas to get some Ws and at least make it look like OU isn't just running away with the conference title, but I dont see it. They have talent but severely lack decent QB play. Their defense should be better and they have a nice running game but with the banged up OL, it could be a 6-6 or worse type of year for the Horns. If thats the case, Strong is more than gone by the end of November. The question then is does Herman get the gig? If so, Id not only look at losing out on either of these LBs but also potentially losing Dobbins to the Horns, which is a possibility even with Strong as their HC. Its almost better if Strong goes 7-5 or even 8-4 just so Texas Tom stays at Houston (if, of course, some other big job like A&M doesnt snag him).
Excited to see Jordan. He will have some growing pains but to see the type of talent he has now and what he will be down the line will be enjoyable to watch this season. Love me some hungry young OL that are ready to beat the other team into submission.
All are incredibly talented but Ramzy's writing really drew me to the site. It was a very 'common man w/ wit' perspective that reminded me about a lot of conversations I had/still have with friends about OSU sports and sport in general. One element of the site that is quite unique in my opinion is that there seems to be very little divide between site staff and readers. Its very much a family type environment on the site where, even in heated whiskey-fueled arguments, respect is given across the board. Its one of the only, if not the only site for fans by fans. Very much a, as Ray Zalinsky once said, "I make car parts for the American working man, because thats who I am and thats who I care about" type of vibe when visiting the site.
Was very impressed with Martell from what I saw. Would have liked to see a bit more accuracy but he has all the tools to be dominant at OSU, especially behind the OL and with the WRs Meyer is assembling for him.
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Big fan of Boston College because I went to a game there as a kid and really like the city of Boston (but the Red Sox can do one). Also a fan of USC before and after Pete Carroll. Not a fan of him, I think he's a bit of a slime ball.
So theres a potential for OSU's historic class to take a dip w/ a pair flipping to Bama, which would probably then give Bama another "recruiting national title"? OSU's class will still be epic but man, those potential flips are annoying to think about.
They need to do an evaluation of each program by decade then synthesize the results into an analysis for overall program ranking. To give certain programs credit for achievements that occurred exclusively before the 1960s or any other date manipulates the results. OSU is one of the few programs to have sustained success in nearly every decade going back to the formation of major college football. Other programs, even Alabama, haven't had that type of consistency.
Sweet jesus he can cut...what I also like is he doesnt dance for the sake of dancing around. He eludes the defender and then immediately cuts it up field.
it says no other program, including bama, has more than 2 5 stars but you've listed them with 3.
he has sooooo many elite weapons around him that can handle USC. Im not sure how he will work out long-term throughout the season, but they will beat USC with him or any other QB on their roster starting.
did Wilson not try to field punts in the past or was he strictly kickoff?
I think its supposed to be "How? She gone. Eat!"
watch his film. You'll soon forget about his height. His intangibles as well are very strong. OSU likes their QBs mobile. Size does help but decision making is by far the most important, and Tate is elite at that.
I still have no clue what MJ's relationship with Michigan or Harbaugh is.
in recruiting, there is no such thing as loyalty sadly.
one camp does that? I knew recruiting rankings were stupid but this is just horrendously dumb.
Dunno if I could handle another loss to Michigan State in football