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GlueFingers Lavelli


Spencerville, IN (via Antwerp, OH)

Member since 30 October 2011 | Blog

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Former Marine. Current Steelworker. Born and raised in Ohio, married an Indiana woman so I live 10 minutes from the Ohio border now.

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Comment 3 hours ago

I suspect we are fine. We have Bosa and Diesel back.

DT: Hale, Schutt, Munger, Sprinkle, Thompson and Hill. Add freshman Hamilton, Alabi, and Landers.  I have a hard time believing we won't have depth here. I think Sprinkle surprises people in this group.

DE: Holmes, Hubbard, Lewis, Slade, and Cornell. Jones is out. A little concern here with depth, I think all 5 have to play and there isn't room for injury here. I suspect Sprinkle is rotated in at end from time to time in short yardage situations.

Comment 02 Jul 2015

The look on his face during the last question was priceless. Say what you will about his social skillset, the guy can coach. I think he's hilarious at times. Just a guy who wants to coach football and not talk to people about it.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Imagine how nice it would be if we could have delayed the additions of Maryland and Rutgers. Maybe got Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas... possibly Notre Dame. How I'd have it:

East

Ohio State, Michigan, MSU, Penn State, Purdue, Indiana, Notre Dame, Northwestern

West

Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Notre Dame would be a home run and make the east division an absolute monster in football. There would never be a bad week in conference play.

Kansas would be huge for basketball

As for the Big12 leftovers Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Baylor, TCU, West Virginia, Kansas State and Iowa State could all find new homes between the other P5. Just looking at those two divisions above I would say we would have one of the most tradition filled and dominant conferences in all sports.

SEC East

Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Auburn

SEC West

Ole Miss, Miss State, Arkansas, LSU, Texas A&M, Missouri, Oklahoma State, TCU

ACC Atlantic

Florida State, Clemson, NC State, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Virginia, Duke, Georgia Tech

ACC Coastal

Virginia Tech, Miami, Louisville, Boston College, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Maryland, West Virginia

Pac-16 West

USC, UCLA, California, Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State

Pac-16 East

Arizona State, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Texas Tech, Baylor, Kansas State, BYU

I would relegate Rutgers into the American conference. Iowa State to the mountain west. There you have 4 power conferences with only a few teams getting screwed. All conferences have 16 members, make 9 conference games required for each team. Rivalries out of conference can still be maintained. Notre Dame- usc/navy and a bunch of traditional rivalries can be brought back like OU-Nebraska, Virginia Tech-West Virginia, Notre Dame-mich/msu/purdue. I would think that bringing back rivalries to open the season out of conference would truly make the first 3 weeks of the season more fun. Penn State-Pitt, Texas-Texas A&M, Georgia-GT, FSU-Florida and so on could all be preserved. 

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Not too bad. Wondering when Michigan will get the rights to Maize back.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

Hazell hasn't had much time and I anticipate improvement this season. I don't think canning a guy after 2 seasons is fair when he was handed a shit sandwich from Danny Hope. Hope set that program back years.  Edsall is solid, but I'm sorry... an 8-4 BCS berth by default of a bad conference doesn't warrant a ton of respect all the sudden. They lost to Temple that season and the Sooners destroyed them in what was one of the worst BCS games I've ever tried to watch. I agree that this season is likely Beckman's last unless they win 7 games, but Illinois isn't getting a big time coach anytime soon, so I think they would settle for a Glen Mason type team that squirms into a bowl each season.

Extending Edsall before his 2 years is basically a white flag. To me it says, hey this guys is average, we might win 5-7 games a year but will be securely buried in the East division and will focus on Basketball. There is a ton of talent in MD, but Edsall is an average coach. They are still paying for firing Ralph, and imo they will never have that type of success again. Maryland would compete in the ACC, but not in the B1G eastern division which will quickly become one of the toughest in college football. To me this extension was a complacent statement. I will be surprised if they make a bowl game this season.

Comment 01 Jul 2015

more like the Browns, they used to be great but no one remembers.

Comment 30 Jun 2015

I'll be honest I'm not a Blue Jackets fan even though I should be. I've always supported the Maple Leafs, but this is making me think about it...   I love watching the NHL, and Saad has caught my eye for a while. I have friends whom are huge Chicago fans, and they are pretty bummed. Saad has been one of my favorite players to watch over the past few seasons and this is a huge pickup for Columbus.

Comment 30 Jun 2015

The coaching will become crazy competitive over the next few seasons between Meyer/Dino/Harbaugh/Franklin pushing the rest of the conference. Also when BTN signs a mega TV deal or gets bought by a major network soon, the money will flow in like crazy and the universities will have immense pressure put on them to tow their own weight. I wouldn't quit on Hazell or Beckman just yet. Flood is solid as long as he has Ralph Friedgen running the offense. As for Edsall I agree. Why an extension? Put the pressure on him by letting it ride out and see what happens in 2 years. My guess is they don't sniff a bowl game this season and being in the East division is going to make life difficult. They can't all be winners. IU, Maryland and Rutgers have a huge hill to climb.

Comment 29 Jun 2015

I just like having conversation and projecting outcomes of the upcoming season. We could have a nationwide thread where we just talk about what we think is going to happen and I can talk about it all day. It's just good fun man. I actually think this season the SEC may get left at home. No dominant teams could mean a league of 2 and 3 loss teams heading into Atlanta. I predict tOSU, FSU, Oklahoma, and USC in the final 4.

Comment 29 Jun 2015

Arkansas will be a legit contender. They open conference play at Jerry's world v.s. Texas A&M. The biggest problem the Hogs face is road contests against Tennessee and Bama in consecutive weeks, then later on Ole Miss and LSU in consecutive weeks as well. I really think they do surprise people though. Between Brandon Allen being a seasoned QB, with the two headed monster on Jonathan Williams(1,222 yds 12 td's) and Alex Collins (1,165 yds, 12 td's) behind 4 returning starters on the line, Arkansas should be able to establish the run and keep that defense rested.

Comment 29 Jun 2015

I've gotta disagree. Georgia breaks in a new QB, but between Brice Ramsey, and UVA grad transfer Grayson Lambert, they should be fine. They have one of the deepest stables of RB's in the nation, 4 returning starters on the OL, Malcolm Mitchell, Justin Scott-Wesley(injured last year), and Jeb Blazevich all return. Georgia has an excellent kicker and punter, there are some questions on defense but I would be surprised if Georgia doesn't take the East.  Mizzou is a year away, Florida is rebuilding, South Carolina will struggle. Georgia does travel to Knoxville, but the Dawgs get Alabama at home the prior week. I think win or lose against Bama, Georgia is a better team heading into Knoxville that next week, and they will have an easier time against a weaker Tennessee line compared to Alabama on both sides of the ball

Comment 29 Jun 2015

I think if he were in Joe Dirt in place of Kid Rock that movie could have been one of the best comedies ever. Great movie,  but its depressing knowing that was Chris's part. Also, anyone else ever notice how many movies Farley drove a Trans Am in? I know of Coneheads, and Dirty Work he did, I found it ironic that Kid Rock drove one in Joe Dirt.

Comment 29 Jun 2015

If Chad Kelly doesn't completely suck Ole Miss will be a contender. They return nearly everyone besides Cody Prewitt and Bo Wallace. I don't think Alabama loses less than 2 games. They lose too many starters and have Lane Kiffin. I think Arkansas will surprise people.

Comment 29 Jun 2015

I'd trade Maryland for either Kansas, Notre Dame, or Mizzou. Kansas would be sweet for hoops. Notre Dame would be great for all the rivalries and the fact they would lose a steady 5 games a season in the B1G. Mizzou should have been in the mix with Nebraska. I don't care for either Rutgers or Maryland, but a least Rutgers wasn't on the brink of financial collapse in athletics. The east division is set for football, so I would have went with any of those 3, and bump Purdue back into the eastern division.

Comment 28 Jun 2015

Hard not to root for guys like Farris and Baldwin. Naturally you want a guy like Jamarco to get on the field, but it says a lot about how hard Farris has worked to earn the job. I really hope he has similar success to Baldwin. I know after this season the slobs will be missed. Billy Price will have to be the leader.