I love seeing that our coaches have so much confidence in Ward and Arnette, and they're proving that the confidence is merited.
You're right, Beavis, and I was thinking the same as Johnny. However, no need to be so snarky. We're all friends on here.
There are 59 reasons why I totally agree with you.
If Tyvis Powell had stayed, he and Hooker would be our starting safeties. If Marshall had stayed, he'd be starting at the Y receiver position, and still returning punts.
It just makes no sense to me that Marshall or Powell would think they'd have a better chance beating out better competition in the NFL than staying and holding on to their starting spots. I really think they both left because they were ready, and many of their teammates were moving on, as well. And the fact that they both made NFL rosters bears that out.
While I understand the gist of what you're speculating, I really do not think any player has this mentality. When a player declares for the NFL, they have the mindset that they're ready and capable of competing with the best. No one would leave their college program to try and compete with some of the best athletes in the world because they thought they wouldn't even be one of the best on their current team. It just doesn't compute.
He's a guy whose one strength is recruiting. You absolutely can fault him for that, especially since they were back to full scholly levels in this last class. He should have at least 8 scholarship LBs on his roster this season, but after his starters went down, he's playing walk-ons?
You can fault Franklin for not having any depth at LB.
MSU at least has a good win on their resume'. GA has nothing. They had nothing when they were ranked #12, too.
College football is fun. But college football punditry is moronic.
I'm pretty sure we have the exact same # of first place votes.
Just checked, we do have the same # we had the week prior.
I believe you're referring to "Bull Durham".
Wow, you don't know how right you are! That asshole who finally got me to go to a Dead show? A UT grad.
Au contraire, mon frere. Back in the day, I ran into my share of assholes at shows. In fact, the guy who finally got me to go to a Dead show, in '91 (yes, I was very late to the party) was a huge asshole. I would've taken the bait much sooner, but I couldn't stand the thought of hanging out with him for an entire road trip.
Glad I finally did, tho.
I watched that Bama game, too, and actually got the pleasure of watching him shank one. I think it went for about 20 yds. Even the best have their moments of D'OH!
There are asshole fans everywhere, for every team. Even the Dead.
Well, maybe "afraid" isn't the correct word, but for whatever reason, Cooper was unwilling to simply go with the younger, better quarterback. But you're right about Jackson being an interesting fit for an offense more like Urban's. The big unknown there, tho, is whether Jackson could consistently make good reads in the read option.
For Cooper's offense, Germaine was definitely the better fit.
This is college football, not basketball. Having one great player doesn't allow you to overcome all of your other deficiencies. (See LSU)
Apologies if this was sarcasm...
I think it was a textbook case of wanting to know what's up with KJ Hill. Nothing more, nothing less.
I think it's way too early to speculate, either way. We still have a whole season of football left.
Jackson did some good things, but he was way too inconsistent. On any given play, he was just as likely to do something risky and awful as he was something spectacular. At the time, it was understandable that Coop couldn't pick one QB and go with him, but looking back now with the benefit of hindsight, it's clear that Germaine was better and far more consistent.
Samuel has been developing into the perfect H-back. Spent freshman year learning how to be a college RB. Spent last year learning how to be a WR. He now has the perfect blend of both skills.
I like that one a LOT. +1
This is going to be pretty bad ass!
I think you're spot on a possible defensive slug fest. Bucky Badger has 3 of their 4 RBs injured and questionable for the game, and now they're not settled with Houston at QB. It will be either a low scoring affair or they could get beat pretty convincingly. Winning the game looks very unlikely, unless their D plays lights out.