I would think before and after pictures of our players has to be an effective recruiting tool. "Yes, son, you are in excellent shape. But, after training under Mickey Marotti for a few years, this is the physique you could have." I mean, if you were to tell me you were going to pay for my education, I can play for a title every single year, be coached by a legend, fully develop my talents by proven experts in their respective coaching fields, PLUS have more abdominal muscles than cards in a full deck...I couldn't turn it down. I'm surprised Mickey doesn't have celebrity clients. Dude is second to none. If you buy in to his program, you'll be able to rip a phonebook in half with 10% power. Jesus, Perry is ripped. He was ripped to begin with, now he looks like something a cartoonist would draw for a superhero.
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Think of it like this, positionally:
Kareem Walker - Ezekiel Elliott
George Hill- Curtis Samuel
Demario McCall- Dontre Wilson
Power, change of pace, H-back.
Please, correct me if I'm wrong but that is my general understanding of the matter.
I absolutely agree with absolutely everything in this comment, but the Jerry Sandusky reference was unnecessary. Society as a whole needs to stop referencing him and let his legacy die. That way when he finally kicks the bucket, we'll never remember him. For someone who spent a ton of time on winning teams, guy is a loser.
Any team at any time. Respect your opponent.
I think Nick Saban sees the crimson and white and has Vietnam-style flashback to the Sugar Bowl shellacking he took at the hands of Eze and allows Clements to net 200+ yards rushing. Wisconsin by a field goal, 27-24.
Wisconsin will upset Alabama. You heard it here first, folks. (I didn't read any of the other comments, someone else may have said it first, but I was adding unnecessary dramatic effect).
SL, you are probably my favorite member in terms of I enjoy your comments more than most others and your comment on Eli Apple furthers my belief that you're my favorite. I know we haven't had much interaction, but I can't think of any comments you've posted that I vehemently disagree with.
That aside, Eli Apple is a great kid with an inhuman amount of talent and I have been singing his praises to friends/coworkers/family this off season and I think he has a year that gets its own page in the record books. Once again, you are spot on in your assessment. Cheers to you, good sir!
Well put, Blackhawk. Parris Campbell should be insanely fun to watch, also. I wont lie, I had "forgotten" about him (not truly, he was just on the backburner of my mind and I feel somewhat guilty for not having him on my list of potential breakout stars) but, after seeing him play live at SVSM when he ran the ball like 4 times for around 200 yards and I believe 4 TDs (90% sure he scored all 4 times he touched the ball), this youngster is one to look out for. He reminds me of a football version of Kyrie Irving. He can break your ankles with ease, and when he hits full speed, no one is going to catch him. Think Dontre Wilson with a little more shiftiness and the ability to run through arm tackles. At least at the high school level, stopping him was near impossible.
Please, someone post a GIF as to what "clam morning" would actually look like. Not to poke fun, but that is an awesome auto-correct from "clamoring"
My take on Danny Clark is simple: He wants it more. He wants to be an Ohio State quarterback more than anything in the world, you can tell. I was always raised believing that if you want something badly enough and you're willing to put in the work required to achieve said goals, then you can do it. He could flame out and be a Steve Bellisari, easily. He just has a passion and motor that most 16 year old kids cant even fathom, let alone possess. And, admittedly, I am a homer. Anyone who is willing to commit 4 years in advance and then tattoo his commitment on his body is worth believing in (in my book, at least). He's putting in amazing work on the recruiting trail now too. Granted, his stats weren't great. But, how many freshmen get to start at powerhouse programs, especially at QB? He is special, you'll see.
Every single school in the country has a less proven depth chart at QB. I mean, our 2nd and 3rd string QBs are top 5 Heisman candidates and 1st round picks. No other school can say that. Ever.
In all honesty, I prefer Wallace. And, I'm not just saying that because of your comment. I preferred Haskins over Guarantano. Now, if Urban says Guarantano is our guy and the best for us, I trust him. But, when it comes to MY eye test (and my opinion is only slightly above worthless), Wallace gets the nudge solely based on being a Texas baller. HS football in Texas comes second only to church in terms of importance. The fact that he is succeeding in a state that football is considered the 3rd "F" on the list of the Big 3 "F's" is the deciding nudge. In Texas, it goes Faith, Family, Football. New Jersey is no slouch when it comes to football talent, but Texas is second to none. Mark my words: Where ever Tristen Wallace ends up (hopefully tOSU), he will be a Heisman Trophy contender. He has that "it" factor that so few kids have. I have him as my top-rated dual-threat QB and think he is JT Barrett with better moves. A little bit of development, and I think this kid makes some huge waves. He could throw for 3500+ and run for 1200+ in our offense. That being said, the point is moot when Danny Clark arrives. I think D. Clark goes down as the greatest Buckeye QB to ever put on the colors when all is said and done. That's my two cents (given the length, maybe more like 4 cents)
Didn't anyone ever tell you its not good to hold it in? When its there, you have to let it flow.
This might be my favorite gif ever.
I was about to throw my hat in for bass, drums, guitar, or vocals. Thought we could take modern pop songs and turn them in to Buckeye fight songs. My hopes were shattered when I found out that it was a simple case of homonym confusion between "band" and "banned".
My dad would've whooped my ass. And, I would've deserved it, so I wouldn't go telling the teacher that my daddy beat me. Velt to the ass.
Maybe he has a couch he needs to dispose of? (on phone, cant use italics)
I have had those thoughts as well, but unfortunately, it wouldn't be too effective. What they need to do is bring in a heroin addict (in recovery, not a current user) into high school health classes. I would be willing to do it, no problem. Telling me it was bad had no effect on deterring me from using. Showing me how my life would fall apart with a first-hand account may have helped a little more. Had I known jail cells, hospitals, rehabs, guns, and unspeakable acts would be a common occurrence in my everyday life, I may have had a different answer when I was first asked to try it.
I hit 2 years on December 27th. Heroin as well. I am SO proud of you, man. Sincerely. One day at a time. Your first birthday is always the best.
Thank you, sir. Threw one your way as well.
I see no malice in your kind words, my friend. In fact, I see a tremendous amount of respect, and is greatly appreciated. I knew the risk involved with sharing some of those personal details, but when it comes to helping someone in need, I will always put that aside to extend my hand to help a fellow human up. This is an amazing community to be a part of, and your comment only proves that point.
There's no magical cure but I can safely promise that it will be better. I am a heroin addict that just celebrated 2 years clean in December. I'm a man in love with another man, so I deal with animosity for my choice in love on a daily basis, and being a diagnosed manic depressive, suicide has crossed my mind many times. I got myself to an AA meeting (and I would recommend it even for pot) and found a great deal of support in the program. Every day is a new day and I remind myself of that every morning. When Im struggling, I call my sponsor. Now, I'm 26 years old, make 6 figures working 100 hour weeks, have a wonderful partner, have amazing friends, and am looking to adopt a child. I owe my success to the people in the program who have always been willing to just sit and listen when I needed to talk. I know this, for certain, I am always willing to help you in any way I can. Just let me know and we will figure out a way to communicate privately. The first step is admitting you need help, then take it one day at a time. We can get you through this, my friend. You are not alone. I thought I would be dead by now, but I'm so glad I never gave up. Tell me what I can do to help.
College Basketball needs a Chris Spielman equivalent. He is so informative and shows such an amazing understanding for the game.
All is forgiven, my friend.