Ain't that the Damn Truth!!!
I agree 1000%!!!
What seems to have been overlooked is if you watch the interview in its entirety, he also said that we'd see a different team this week. That doesn't sound like someone who's checked out on his team. Scouts look at talent first and character is a lot further down the list, the NFL landscape is littered with tales of talented individuals with a raft of problems, Lawrence Phillips and Aaron Hernandez come immediately to mind. Zeke will be fine.
I remember there were more than a few of those threads after the loss to VaTech last year. Tim Beck is a different situation entirely, the QB play has regressed this season and the play-calling has been horrendous all season long. With Ed Warriner's promotion to co-OC, the line play suffered as well. We tend to give UFM the benefit of the doubt as well we should, but the hiring of Beck to this point seems to have been a mistake.
Why? Our D isn't good enough to stop a back-up QB running the option with 4 guys who don't have a 1000 yards between them and you want Baylor, please!
That is such pollyana bullshit, the Buckeyes have been shit offensively all year and it finally caught up with them. The play-calling was horrendous and the 'Silver Bullets' turned out to be duds. Sparty is going to beat the brakes off of PSU, because James Franklin is a great recruiter and good interview, but a horrible Football Coach. I just hope we can bounce back against TTUN, is time to see McLaurin, James Clark and some of the young WR's, if Tim Beck and Ed Warriner can find a way to get them ball.
Oh well that makes it all okay because you don't buy it, that team had 10 other players drafted, including Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush. Leinhart was the #1 ranked QB his Jr. year according to Phil Steele and ProDraft.com, he didn't go to the combine at all. As I stated there was no rookie wage scale, Mario Williams the #1 pick signed a 6-year $54 million deal, with #26.5 million guaranteed. Matt Leinhart's deal was 6-year, $50.8 with $14 million guaranteed. Alex Smith the #1 pick in the 2005 draft signed a 6-year, $49.5 million deal, with $24 million guaranteed. Eli Manning, who went #1 in 2003 signed a 4-year, $84 million deal, with a $31 million signing bonus and $65 million in guaranteed money. As I said Leinhart cost himself millions, by staying an extra year.
Leinhart was taken 10th in the 2006 Draft by Arizona, he was projected to be the #1 after his Jr, year and Heisman Trophy win. The financial difference was significant then as there was no Rookie Wage scale. He cost himself millions of dollars by staying, but he said many times that money wasn't important to him and wasn't the motivating factor for him playing Football, his professional career reflected that.
With all that being said, Joey Bosa ranks between #1 and #5 from high to low in every draft analysis that you see. He has a Natty and will set the school record for sacks. If all that isn't enough he was suspended for the first game of this season due to academic issues and he watched up close and personal teammate Cardale Jones lose millions of dollars by coming back. John Bosa is wise enough to know that there is no reason for Joey to come back for his Senior season unless he absolutely wants to, ala Matt Leinhart at USC, it cost him millions as well.
They're gonna get absolutely smoked tonite, but I love the moxie Coach McGuff and the Lady Bucks are showing. No fear in taking onthe nation's best and a loss at this juncture means nothing. They have an opportunity to see how high the bar really is. UConn is absolute poetry on the B'Ball Court, they do everything right and well. They defend you and you can't defend them, they shoot well, they are the best passing team in country, they shoot free throws, they defend w/o fouling, they're just a pleasure to watch. But our Ladies will battle them. Go Bucks!!
It won't be as many as Bama had for the LSU Game. They had 13 5-star recruits and 40 more of the top 200 recruits in the country for 2016 and 2017. That's some recruiting juice!!
I've been beating this drum ever since the announcement was made, I was a huge fan of Lincoln Riley. He's the next Tom Herman and Oklahoma's offense this year is proof of that. Baker Mayfield couldn't get a scholarship a Texas Tech and now he's a legit Heisman candidate, Kevin Shepard is the 2nd best WR in the Big 12 and Oklahoma has had 5 consecutive games of 500 yards of total offense and have scored at least 50 points in 4 of their last 5 games. tOSU's offense and QB's have regressed, they haven't approached the numbers of last season and the O-Line has been negatively affected by Ed Warriner's promotion to O/C.
The offense has regressed this year and the loss of Devin Smith isn't the reason. But if you're a Beck fan, good luck with that. I know what my eyes see.
Maybe you've forgotten the B1G Championship Game, The Sugar Bowl, and the CFP National Game, from last season. I don't recall Cardale being a square peg in those games and if he was Tom Herman made him fit quite nicely. Ed Warriner coaches the O-Line and his additional duties have obviously affected that. The play-calling has been no better in the second half than it was in the first, J.T. just brings the read-option element which Cardale doesn't, but Herman compensated.
Every QB at TT lights it up, it's Kingsbury's offense, Mayfield is better because of Riley and so is Kevin Shepard. Nebraska's offense was deficient last year. I don't give two shits about the Big 12, I just know Oklahoma is significantly better on offense than they were last season and they're significantly better on offense than tOSU, East Carolina, where Riley coached last season is significantly worse.
Hey Tim Beck, Lincoln Riley's offense just put up its 5 consecutive 500+ yard T/O game and just missed its 5th consecutive 50 point game. He's turned his QB in to a Heisman contender and his WR is unguardable. He didn't inherit anywhere near the talent on offense that you did, but he's lighting it up. Maybe every decision UFM makes isn't a good one.
Call it what you will, in March when it actually counts, no one will remember, much less care who won or lost games in November. But you are entitled to your opinion.
I draw your attention to last season, the 2nd game of the season in Palo Alto, CA. #6 Stanford beat #1 UConn in an overtime game in which Stanford's guard's dominated the Huskies. They called it a statement win for Stanford. What happened the rest of the way? USC won the PAC-12 Championship and UConn didn't lose another game enroute to it's 3rd consecutive Natty and 10th overall. So much for early season statement games.
This isn't a statement game or some type of watershed moment. It's just the first game of the season for both teams, South Carolina will probably win and they should. They're the better team and they're at home. The Lady Bucks have 3 players in Waterman, CMitch, and Holland who have yet to play their first college game and Kalpana Beach hasn't played a game in almost a year. No excuses just facts, I'm more interested in when they play South Carolina again in March and believe me they will in Indy on the final weekend of the season.
Who really gives a shit about a 10-year-old DUI Jim Harbaugh got when he was in San Diego, or one somebody on their staff got last week, last month, or last year? What does that have to do with now? J.T. knows he messed up, he'll take responsiblity and move on from this. He's not the first young person to make a mistake, nor will he be the last. Trying to conflate this incident to something Jim Harbaugh did 10 years ago is Michiganesque in its stupidity. It doesn't matter what anyone else did or when, this time it's our guy. Drinking and driving is stupid, dangerous, and illegal J.T. did it and now he has to answer for it. That has absolutely nothing to do with Jim Harbaugh or TTUN Fans. There's no excuse, explanation or justification our guy got caught wrong this time we need to just own it and move forward...
Why is this even a point of discussion? If I'm correct the Poster claims it came from a TTUN Blog or Fan Site, why is anyone giving any credence to any information coming from them? I would be circumspect about any information coming from a rival blog. We can all rest assured that the NCAA will thoroughly investigate this matter, as it does with any potential infraction involving tOSU.
This Kareem Walker Recruitment looks just like KLove's first year with the Cleveland Cavaliers. From the day the Love trade was announced, there were those omniscient media types and their ubiquitous, clandestine sources that claimed KLove was a one-and-done with the Cavs, there's no way he'll stay in CLE. Love meanwhile said he was committed to the Cavaliers and that he would stay. Throughout the season, ESPiN, TNT, NBA TV, and every print outlet had one story or another about KLove leaving at season's end, all while KLove steadfastly maintained he would stay. In the end KLove signed his Max Deal at Midnight on the first day of Free Agency. Kareem Walker has maintained since his commitment, at halftime of the National Championship Game that he is committed to tOSU. He has reaffirmed his commitment several times and despite that rumors persist that he won't be a Buckeye on NLOI Day. Why can't we just him the benefit of the doubt until he either decommits or signs? This is the major reason that I don't follow recruiting!!
Thanks Birm, I don't really follow recruiting for some of the reasons you cited. It's 40-year-old men getting angry because 17 and 18-year-old men don't pick the school they want them to, it's a pathetic actually. I read your stuff every couple of weeks to stay a little current but the only day that really matters is NLOI Day( Vonn Bell and Isaiah Prince are two very recent examples)it's like the Walker situation, you've been saying since he committed in January that you don't expect him to end up at tOSU, so why are people shocked when it trends that way? I'm focused on the season in progress and I'll worry about recruits on NLOI Day. Once again thanks for the great work that you do, I appreciate it and I know many others do as well, you're the best in the biz!!
I guess now will get the opportunity to see if Dante Booker, Jerome Baker, and Justin Hilliard are as good as advertised....
Or the #1 Defensive Tackle,,,
So I guess winning the games you play no longer matters, you have to score 60 points every game. "Just win Baby."