I think it's an upgrade from what they currently have at FSU at QB. They are certainly a talented team and with a decent QB I would say in the ACC you would call them a contender. Deshaun Watson will have to carry Clemson with all the attrition that occurred there. Clemson will be very good in 2016. Georgia Tech could be a sleeper, but IMO FSU is the most talented and deepest team top to bottom in that league. As long as Golson isn't horrendous I would say they are a contender.
and Miami went 12-1 in 2002.... we could play this game all night. More seasons than not the preseason #1 doesn't go on to win it all.
I wonder if they let him wear 5? Not a shocking move. Maguire looked pretty shaky. IMO its a good fit for both parties involved. Golson gets closer to home and gets to play on a talented team, FSU gets anyone better than Maguire or Cosentino.
How bad is Alabama's situation have to be to be actively fishing for a grad transfer QB? Jacob Coker, David Cornwell, Cooper Bateman, and now Blake Barnett.... but yea, a guy who turns the ball over every 3 possessions is a prime candidate for the job. Golson lost his job to Zaire because Malik plays within the offense and makes the right decision with the ball most of the time. I think Notre Dame actually got this right. Golson is a shorter Devin Gardner.
I wouldn't because I was always taught as a sportsbetter to never bet on who you really like because you can end up hating them. Also historically when a team is supposed to run the table in college athletics they are often upset like Kentucky hoops this past season.
So much if college football rankings is what a team returns and especially the QB. The fact that Alabama had Blake Sims who didn't exactly blow anyone away, earn and keep the starting spot says a lot about their QB situation. They have recruited a sleuth of great QB's and not one of them has been able to become the guy, or even earn Saban's trust like McCarron did as a freshman. I really thought Jacob Coker was going to come in and be the guy last season and it never happened. Alabama lost a lot of talent, yea they are stacked, but the lack experience together which is why they don't need to be a top 5 team. No reason that they can't become great again if they get the QB situation figured out.
Some friends of mine went camping recently... I'm not sure what was so exciting about it but they claimed it was fucking intense. Get it.... fucking in-tents...
they have become a huge pain in the ass for me. I moved into the country late last summer. Wife decided we needed a collie. Good dog, but he loves the high grass we don't mow. It's pretty much an evening ritual right now looking him over for ticks. We have the special shampoo for him and have done about everything we can, but they still end up on him. We have found some dead ones on him so I think the medicine is working. Really annoying, but once it gets really hot they will go away.
I don't know how to embed videos. Look up Gojira. Seriously talented French groove metal band. Probably what I listen to most now. Their first album "Terra Incognita" cannot be purchased in the U.S., but look it up on youtube. Love is an awesome track. The album "the way of all flesh" is incredible start to finish.
My Favorite songs:
the gift of guilt
the art of dying
Where dragons dwell
I highly recommend checking these guys out if you have not heard of them. The drummer Mario is so talented.
Michigan State is probably a top 10 team preseason and deservedly so. IMO the winner of our November matchup punches a ticket to Indy and most likely the playoff.
Minnesota loses RB Cobb, TE Williams, LB Wilson and S Thompson. They have some solid RB's including Berkley Edwards, They have a 6'10'' TE who may be their starter. Another Rallis kid at LB looking to step up. IMO there is no reason to think that the Gophers don't have similar success. If they beat TCU look out.
Michigan... I know many think its going to take Harbaugh a few seasons to turn things around, but I don't think it will take that long. I still think despite their deficiencies that they will be a team that improves week to week and we get a great game from them. I'm not saying they will come out and beat Utah week 1, but I don't think a 9 win season is out of reach for them as long as Morris isn't a disaster at QB.
Nebraska. Too many losses here to be a contender. Riley isn't a guy that I see taking them anywhere Pelini hasn't.
Iowa, Ferentz wins COY again with 7 wins.
Penn State. Great QB, some emerging playmakers at WR/TE, this team will be solid, but with some losses on that defense it will be interesting to see how good of a coach Franklin really is. Not a playoff contender yet, if Hackenberg returns in 2016 maybe.
Wisconsin, it doesn't matter who carries the ball in Madison. I'm sure Corey Clement will become a household name by seasons end. I don't think new HC Chryst has the defense or depth to make a run yet.
No other team in the conference deserves a breakdown and will not be a legitimate playoff contender until they hire good coaches and/or spend money on their football programs. Overall I think the conference is far better than it has been the past 5 years which is nice. I actually want to watch other conference matchups for once.
3M, I've had this happen a few times at work. I take off my hardhat, put my safety glasses on top of my head and can't seem to find them 10 minutes later. I've accused a few co-workers of messing with me... they just keep laughing pissing me off further until I realize where they are.
I think with the transfer from Stanford coming in, and Jourdan Lewis establishing himself as a solid starter, Countess was probably told he was going to be the nickel corner. So far the legacy jersey numbers aren't working to well.
A QB whom you drafted and has managed to get you into the playoff 3 times, or a guy who was bounced around the league and only has a few starts under his belt.... tough call.
J.T. Still will have 2 years to be our QB. If he is the best man for the job then he will win it. After watching what Cardale was able to do and how it scared the shit out of defenses I don't see how he comes off the field. J.T. distributed the ball well and ran the offense very well, but IMO when you have a 6'5'' 250lb guy whom hurdles defenders, freight trains D-lineman, and can throw a ball over 70 yards with ease... it terrifies defenses. Ezekiel Elliott's late surge was not by some bizarre coincidence. He benefitted greatly from Jones playing QB. When you have a QB like Cardale who can take the top off of any defense, it sort of opens up run lanes and backs off LB's. (re-watch last 3 games)
I stand by my prediction that both Jones and Miller play with Cardale being the primary starter at QB, and Miller being the man in H role. Having two of our most dynamic playmakers on the field together brings a whole different dynamic to Meyer's offense. Miller becomes the first player in history to Pass/Rush/Receive for 1,000 yards in a season and wins the Heisman trophy by a longshot.
No, I'll admit I never had the grades. Wanted badly to play college football but joined the Marine Corps instead. I just wasn't ready from a maturity and discipline standpoint for college at 18. All I cared about was playing football, girls, and partying. I still enjoyed the college party life from time to time as I visited BG and tOSU regularly. I remember always being upset while in the Marine Corps that I never tried to play football anywhere. I felt like I knew I was good enough to make a MAC team for sure. My father was actually against me going to school because he knew all I gave a crap about was playing football and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. After 9/11 I decided I needed to get out of town so I joined and it was the best decision I ever made for myself. I was humbled quickly and grew up pretty fast. Everything worked out for me without ever sitting a college class. I learned a valuable trade in the Corps and it set me up for a pretty long, stable successful career. I couldn't have asked for more. I still have some regrets, but I'm confident that I get the same feeling and chills that alumni get when in the Shoe for a game. It's as much about State and home pride as it is about the university for me. Ohio State represents the strength and resilience of the people of Ohio. I know many current students and Alumni might feel different, but the non-alumni fans are very important for college athletics.
He is dating a woman named Diamond Hurt? did I read that right?
I really hope I'm wrong. I would love for him to be a Buckeye. I'm just afraid the Catholic HS will pressure him to go to ND.
Just a bad feeling is all. I think the Ft Wayne catholic schools do a pretty good job of pushing kids to Notre Dame. I know the guy who runs AWP in Ft Wayne tries to funnel kids to Notre Dame for all sports. I hope we land him, but it's just my gut feeling he goes to ND.
I don't think we land Mack. I have a bad feeling he goes to Notre Dame to join former Luers teammate Jaylon Smith.
What's the difference between following the recruitment of 17-18 year old kids and openly rooting for them as 18-19 year old freshman and sophomores? You seem a tad salty for whatever reason. Maybe pop a Quaalude and get back with us later.
I like Bomani Jones a lot but the production on his show makes him sound like the ladies man. It's a bit over the top.