Great video editing, but I personally thought the music was terrible... All way too upbeat for my tastes and nothing that really insinuated that those boys were on a mission. I'd rather the creator to have chosen more aggressive rock and hip-hop selections like we get from the actual OSU Football video department.
UA already has surpassed Adidas as of last year, they're officially #2 behind Nike.
Welp somebody called this on the site like 2-3 days ago I believe...said they were failed drug tests.
And now it's breaking news on ESPN....
To be fair, Jon Waters was the one who was REMOVING parts of the band culture like this as supported by current and former band members...also Nebraska joined the B1G in 2011, Waters didn't become full-time director until October of 2012. He also said to the WSJ:
Waters said he was unaware of the Holocaust song and had never seen the 2012 version of the book. “If something like that exists, that’s disgusting,” he said. “I never saw anything like that.”
LOL, don't sound so jealous of the fact that his talent and skillset demands his market value for his contracted services.
I didn't say, (and neither did he) that he deserved sympathy, all he said is it's going to take some adjustments. It's not like he pulled a Latrell Sprewell and said that it "wasn't enough to feed his family".
Hahaha, lighten up Slum.
Depends on what happens with Jackson...if we land Jackson, then definitely Jones and Little.
Pryor is projected to play OLB at the next level, so think of him more in the Darren Lee mold of player.
I think detractors are taking things out of context. Sure it's a crazy amount of money he's made in his career, but this is a guy who is going from making near $15M/yr to making $1.5M/yr and the Pistons only have to pay a portion of his former contract over the next 5 years I believe.
So yea, relocating your entire family after budgeting your lifestyle after making tens of millions IS an adjustment that would be difficult. I mean his life expenses just so happen to be much more expensive and the like...just like anyone of us here making between $40K-$80K and suddenly we're making $20K-$40K then yea that's definitely a budget adjustment.
He's NOT complaining FYI, just stating an actual truth.
I could definitely see a scenario where Nebraska and Texas A&M go back to the Big XII and to be perfectly honest I would support the move for both schools if the money is right for them. Nebraska needs to be a part of that Texas-Oklahoma-Nebraska rivalry, and it would be cool see them play Iowa and Wisconsin on occasion.
TA&M meanwhile getting the SEC exposure could be a part of the battle between Texas, TCU, and Tech with being in the SEC spreading their recruiting footprint.
Of course if this happened, I'd fully expect Jim Delany to have Notre Dame join the B1G and send Indiana to the West with Notre Dame in the East. Imagine, ND with regular marquee matchups with OSU, Michigan, MSU, & Penn State, while retaining the east coast/DMV exposure with Maryland & Rutgers.... it's a win-win if that happens.
Check it out right here buddy :)
(Editor’s Note: Meyer later compared Barrett’s injury to the broken ankle Evan Spencer suffered in last season’s Orange Bowl and pointed out that Spencer has been fine all season. Meyer expects Barrett to be 100 percent for the start of preseason camp in 2015, if not earlier than that.)
Well they said Evan Spencer had the exact same injury and he suffered that during the Clemson game last season and we all know how he turned out ;-)
The funny thing is that I was thinking the same thing, but I grew up in the Ohio Valley, so I grew up a Steeler.
"And with the 32nd pick of the 1st Round, the Pittsburgh Steelers select; Braxton Miller, WR, The Ohio State University."
That's insane that they had near identical completions and attempts. And to add, Troy had 204yds rushing in comparison to 938yds for Barrett...(not that Troy couldn't run - 611yds 11 TDs the previous season, but only 2282yds and 16TDs passing).
JT is definitely the guy, IMO.
#Zone6 was already a problem...now they're just going to be a damn epidemic for defenses to contain...
Amazing...and some of us believed it would happen this way...and to be perfectly honest we all knew deep down that this was best for his potential at the next level. Braxton is going to be explosive in the position the same way that other kid in Florida was.
Wow, so Thomas, Marshall & Braxton on the field with Zeke...and this only further's my belief that J.T. beats Cardale out for the QB position...I mean, maybe I'm reading into too much, but Cardale seemed to acquiesce to the idea that J.T. could be named the starter despite him being a more popular figure at the moment. J.T. is also Gold ranked and a proven leader of this team.
I digress though, Defensive Coordinators across the country all just got the chills and the runs at the same damn time!
XBrax in space with only a DB to beat for daylight? Yessir!!!
It's hard to say really. I mean obviously the southern states maintain a football advantage having it year around essentially.
I believe in some cases you could make an argument for the Pac-12 being right there with them and playing them fairly even, but a win is a win and the SEC, despite being greatly overrated on the whole by the media has had some of the better top tier teams, but the drop off after them, (essentially Bama, Auburn, & LSU) has been fairly even with everyone else's tiers of similar comparison.
We're not talking about pre-FSU though, we're talking about NOW and IMO, the SEC is just like everyone else right now, especially after the West division got exposed last year.
Erm...NBC, CBS, & Fox have all created sports networks in the last few years and it IS hurting ESPN...
No, because all the QBs do NOT have command of the offense. Only one J.T. Barrett had true command of the offense and for my money is the best prospect because of his approach to the game. Of the three QBs he's the only one that doesn't struggle in ANY facet of Urban's offense.
He's powerful & dynamic enough a runner that he can run through arm tackles and still break runs 80+ yards. He's easily the BEST of the three running the read-option (I don't think I've seen the cameraman get lost on the ballcarrier more), He spreads the ball around to all the weapons, and keeps the entire offense involved, he's the only QB I've seen regularly & actively use pre-snap reads and audibles to burn teams when he recognized fronts or formations. He's clutch running & passing on 3rd and 6+ averaging 8.4ypc and passing 65% 10.15ypa, and a 183.3 QBR.
I know ALL three QBs are talented as football players, but it's really not even close as far as who the best QB is.
I know because I'm a Graphic Designer, but this is just simply to erase any doubt...the girl is FYNE. (And a hell of ball player and student. She was offered by Stanford too!)
Yesssss.... check out her HS statline... "averaged 35.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 2.5 assists as a senior" and she still has all 4 years of eligibility left too having torn her ACL in the preseason.
I agree with these sentiments. I kinda picked up on that too when reading the Braxton interview. He plainly said he's the best ATHLETE in college football and that even if his future wasn't at QB he was gonna make plays because that's what he does. I mean, I honestly believe that a starting rotation of Thomas, Marshall, & Braxton at the H-Back would be better than Thomas, Smith, & Marshall at the H-Back. (I think Marshall is better than Smith all-around)
Having Braxton's playmaking ability with his feet in open space is what sets him apart and I think it would be better to just get the ball in his hands and have him go rather than have him make the decision to read-pass-option and go, plus it'll likely reduce the chance of his shoulder getting injured by any type of strip sacks.
The thing I like most about the video is how consistent that rugby-style tackling form they used is. Let's just be optimistic that our boys can build off the momentum they had last year and throw up some shutouts this year!
It has been AV! Switched shifts and all that and it really killed my time on here unfortunately. Hopefully that will all be changing soon!
The moment ESPN (or sports in general really) comes out with an app that isn't dependent on a cable package or is watchable through Hulu or Amazon is the moment I drop my cable for good.