All three are going to go down in OSU history as being parts of one of the best, if not the best, D-lines in school history.
I think the biggest thing is making sure the young WRs with little to no experience (Dixon, McLaurin, Clark, etc.) are ready to handle the hostile environment. Lane Stadium, at night, on the season opener, against us (the unanimous #1 whom VT beat last year), is sure to be a hell of a environment. No doubt these guys have the talent, just gotta make sure they are ready to and able to deal with the elements as well.
I agree, we will be just fine. Maybe a couple silly mistakes from these guys early, but once they settle in...we'll be good.
Sam Hubbard will let the nation know who he is on Sept 7th, I think Holmes has a big game as well.
Watched this yesterday, it really is a very well done video.
Sooo...we are planning a black out for The Shoe against PSU I'm assuming? I will oblige in more ways than one.
Coach Mick has been my favorite coach (next to Urban, obviously) ever since the Training Days aired on ESPN.
My money is still on Lattimore to win the job (given the rumors that he was ahead of Apple to start opposite Grant last off-seaso,n before his injury). That said, I like all three players "in the hunt" of Lattimore, Webb, and Conley. The great thing about this position battle in the upcoming practices, not unlike that at the QB position, is that we can all be confident the coaches will pick the best player for the position and that player will perform admirably. Having three guys that can legitimately be considered to win the starting position should put everyone as ease...at least one of them will rise to the occasion and have a breakout year.
Conley played HS ball for my parents alma matter (and a team I hated growing up, going to a nearby school), but I won't hold that against him :) Always good to see a hometown guy getting a chance to show out on Saturday's in The Shoe.
My 3 breakout players this year: Dixon, Lattimore, Hubbard
Last I heard was he was physically cleared but not mentally cleared.
Lattimore was going to start over Apple, opposite Doran Grant, last year before his injury...it's not a stretch to think that if he is 100% healthy he beats out Webb and Conley.
Wait...you think Zeke is going to take snaps at H?
One pretty easy way would be if they attend the school to have an outstanding degree upon graduation, and they convert over time...Ross is a top B-school, after all.
I keep envisioning Conley ending up like Armani Reeves. Always really close, just never quite getting there. Probably getting some reps in Dime packages.
I hope that's not the case and he shows out...I don't really care who starts, as long as they do their job well.
I like yours, except:
Braxton starts at H (I could see your "OR" appearing on the chart, though)
Smith is the starting Nickel (this one I am 100% firm on, they will have Smith on the field as often as possible)
edit: I also think Noah Brown starts and Dixon is the #2. I think Brown starts in Spencer's old spot, I can't remember how that was listed on the depth chart last year. In summary, if there are 2 WR on the field, I think they are named Michael Thomas and Noah Brown. If 3, those two plus Dixon.
2 - They'll get close but not eclipse 100
I think we score between 70-80 in a game...maybe against Wisconsin in the B1G Championship game, just to one-up last years ass kicking.
OP, thanks for your service. The country appreciates you and those like you.
Question for you: Have you ever made a mistake? Ever made a judgment call in the moment that you looked back on and thought "Man that was stupid?! Luckily that didn't (kill me, hurt me, come back to bite me in the ass, etc.)"? Ever done anything you knew wasn't "right"?
I'm sure you answered "yes" to at least one of those, every living being would answer yes to one of those questions. The difference here is, they got busted and paid for it...maybe you didn't. If you had been caught, would you have wanted that to significantly screw your life up? Or do you feel that just maturing as you got older was enough to learn the lesson? Maybe you feel that a small punishment and some shaming would've been sufficient to learn your lesson? I think these kids will learn their lesson, no need to hang them out to dry on their first slip up. If it happens again, then I think it warrants a more severe punishment.
Nailed it, thank god you posted this because I was trying to find the words to express my opinion back...but I wouldn't have done it as well as you did here. +1
...you are aware you're on a message board right now, right?
Urban just said it was his call. He said instead of making it a 30 day story, he wanted to make it a 1 day story...cover it here and then be done with it. He said the team has known and been preparing the replacements for over two months now.
A lot of taller guys have this type of build, myself included (not claiming I am anywhere near Joey's size, but speaking relative to proportions). Actually, I'm not certain it's isolated to taller guys....but I see it much more often than in shorter males. Ultimately, it all comes down to genetic predispositions...but for me (and apparently Joey, on a much larger scale) my arms, delts, traps grow very fast and hold a lot a size, and my pecs lag behind by a mile no matter what I try to work around it.
I would assume loyalty is shown to previous ticket holders and this presale, and the general public offerings will just be whatever isn't spoken for when Saturday rolls around...but it's hard to say for certain.
I feel like I'm going to kick my own ass for not just taking the 2 in Section 221 for $98/seat when I had the option...but maybe I will luck out down the road somehow.
I passed on a pair at 221 and it looks like I'm going to be playing the long game this year myself. Is there a general time period where it's best to look for deals like you got last year?
I kept refreshing, Section 221 was the best I could get, now I'm locked out for refreshing too many times. FML.
Okay seats, I guess...was looking for something without such a weird angle.
haha yes, that is one case, definitely the most notable. He's done it a few times where I just think "What the hell was going through his head there?" As you said, he definitely has plenty of good to go with the occasional bad...plus he seems like a great kid.
Remove all seats, cut the price in half, and sell twice as many standing room only tickets.
My best friend just finished up business school at Duke, I went down to visit him last winter and we went to Cameron Indoor to see a Duke bball game (I'm not a Duke fan, but going to Cameron Indoor is an obvious bucket list item). That is exactly how the student sections behind the hoops are...free student tickets, first come first serve seating, no seats at all just extra wide concrete steps and you are forced by the ushers to cram 2/3 people deep per step. I was wedged in so close that I could even lift my arms up from my sides to clap. The girl beside me actually fainted during the game.