With the lack of experienced players at the Z position for Va Tech, I could see OSU using a lot of two TE formations with Thomas at the X and Braxton/Samuel at the H. Vannett was especailly effective blocking from the TE/H position during our playoff run. If the Hokies run the Bear D and play man on the outside, a steady diet of jet sweeps by Samuel and Braxton should be effective along with the outside zone.
Bo, Woodson, Biakabatuka, Harbaugh.
What a tough issue for fans and athletes alike. Football is a barbaric sport and let's face it, that's why we like it. The more that they remove the barbarism from the sport, the less I like it. Tackling a QB in the pocket may as well be 2 hand touch the way they've changed the rules, WRs have little fear of going across the middle, a RB can lower his head and shoulder pads and not worry about a helmet to helmet collision. There's a really fine line here and I'm not sure where it is. Why don't we have two full units of offense and defense and the whole unit comes off the field every play and every player gets checked before they go back in. A bit tongue in cheek there, but the question remains, how far is too far to change the game in the name of safety. We all want the players' safety to come first, but if we're really fanatic about it, why don't we just do away with football all together?
The biggest problem is the warrior mentality of the athletes, you're trying to change a culture that has glorified being tough and dealing with pain. The very thing that you're telling them to do goes against everything that has made them successful at football. How are you going to get someone to change that when it is what go them there in the first place?
The second runner should have run right over top of the catcher or "accidentally" hit her with a backswing after you swing and miss or just plan flat get off the ground and kick her ass or have your pitcher drill her in the middle of the back her next at bat etc. etc. There are several ways for the other team to take care of the situation themselves.
Didn't think of Carol Burnett till you mentioned it, but it was hilarious.
+1 for Rockford Files
I always admired players who handled being in the spotlight with grace. Chris Spielman and Aaron Craft are two of my favorites, but Archie will always be my hero.
Post college issues aside, for those of us old enough to remember, he was probably the best QB to ever play at OSU. His numbers aren't that astounding, but considering he played in fewer games per season and in the "3 yards and a cloud of dust" era, they are exemplary. Don't let the train wreck his life has become make you overlook how great he was as a Buckeye.
I'm surprised how undervalued Kelvin Ransey is on these kinds of lists. He is 5th in career scoring AND 3rd in career assists.
Starters: Conley, Jackson, Kellogg, Lucas, Oden
Bench: Ransey, Craft, Sullinger, Russell, H. Williams, Havlicek, Hopson
McMillan reminds me a lot of Steve Tovar.
I think it would be great for kids who don't like all the attention and want to put an end to still being recruited even though they've verbally committed to a school. It would be a surefire way to identify who is into playing games and who isn't.
The girl that asked Sam Hubbard to the Prom is hotter.
I hate that we criticize these kids for changing their minds. I know that some kids like playing the game, but my guess is that most of them don't.
I'm not saying that something shady couldn't have happened, but I think we all underestimate the pressure put on these kids by recruiters and coaching staffs to sign "now", especially on a visit. Some kids like it, some kids tolerate it, some kids hate it. Then on top of it, recruiting has gotten to the point where everything they say is under a microscope from the perspective fan bases.
I can certainly see situations where kids are persuaded to sign on a visit before they're ready and then changing their minds later. I wish they would either make it so that once they sign, it is permanent or that no one can sign until National Signing Day.
Damon Webb would be my pick.
Spot on observations.
Smith is a great deep threat, but might not be consistent enough on shorter routes to play in the league consistently. I think his performance on special teams this last year will help him.
I'm stunned that more people aren't high on Grant. He quietly did an outstanding job this last year.
Agreed, but they wear less clothes in Gainesville for more of the year!
Is that because of Jones? Or did the playcalling changer?
I'm not sure I agree, but there's a problem with just moving Braxton. Do you put him at RB and take snaps from Elliott? Do you put him at Hybrid and take snaps from Wilson/Marshall? Do we try him at HBack/TE?
I'm not sure it is as easy as just saying it.
SMU hired Chad Morris from Clemson
Houston hired Tom Herman
Both of them make sense if the Big 12 is looking to expand
Pollack keeps flip-flopping because he's still stunned there isn't and SEC team in there.
A nice Kelly gif would make me feel better.
I'd say Grant out, Lee and Perry at LBs and Reeves or Burrows in at Star.
So much this...............
I was yelling about this when it happened. I couldn't believe my eyes.
Also agree with the OP about Alabama running the ball. We couldn't stop it and it was like they refused to keep running left.
Really thought Saban/Kiffin/Smart had major brainfarts last night.
LOL'd at work. Love it!