Thanks Remy - Love me some V Bell... keep them bells ringin'~!
Bravo Mr. Jervey, Bravo for this breakdown. Can we name these breakdowns?
Also per your statement:
Alabama had (and will continue to have) peerless offensive line talent, and their offensive line was better at avoiding false starts than The Slobs were. Adjusting for tempo, though, the Crimson Tide averaged a penalty every 59.88 plays, worse than Ohio State's mark.
I think Bama's offensive line adjusting for tempo is precisely why they had more penalties per play, since they are more inclined to be pro-style and not so much on the tempo side - not to suggest that Kiffin didn't run a hurry-up with them, but numbers aside, as a homer, I think we had the best damn line last year - PERIOD. Glad to see the that there are numbers to give credence to my homerism.
I'm just waiting for Earle and Unky to hijack this thread...
I'm addicted to you, so no, I'm not tired of you. But on a less creepy note, I don't know what you sound like anyway, so I'll reserve judgement. =)
Reminds me a lot of Mr. Curtis Samuel
Heh - I log onto 11W to revel in those sweet victories together every day my friend, every day!
Thank you 11W for keeping us alive while we wait for the football news to start repopulating this wonderful site. The best thing about going 1-0 in a playoff championship? We get to go for 2-0~!
I ain't too proud to say that I teared up seeing it from that angle. Goin' to miss that beast.. goin' to miss him a lot.
I believe in miracles, too, and no offense, but that wasn't a miracle. That was manhandling the former #1 heavyweight champion of the world even with mistakes.
Like Tyvis said, and I'm paraphrasing, 'I didn't talk to ONE person who thought we could win this game except for those of us in the locker room. They would say, yea, but you know... it's Alabama'...
But I know what you mean - the magnitude of the win certainly felt like a miracle, because we won the way we needed to and got that stupid SEC monkey off our d*ck.
Thanks Birm! So are you going to get another understudy or help anytime soon?
For those asking why Delaney would go out of his way to tease something of this magnitude to the public, it is very much a PR tactic that shows up any conferences/institutions/individuals who are not included in the list of conferences who were considering it... can you say slap in the face of the SEC? The timing of this could have been better, so a part of me thinks that he got an inbox full of hate and had his PR director work on an official statement... Thad Matta himself was not pleased about the ineligibility statement going public without more dialogue, so in the end Delaney is still a tool, but at least he recovered to make the SEC look bad...
Ask and you shall receive~ [edit: Hov, if I get banned for the jiggly parts, it's your fault!]
E Glover Lang W has that manly square jaw and looks like he someone you wouldn't want to mess with - kinda like the hard look that Doran Grant has. Damon Webb, it's time to shine young fella... let's see those stats translate onto the field~ (I see him in the Armani Reeves role).
You're not getting too old. Change is great once in awhile, but the only thing that needs to change are the results on the field.
You know it's bad when everyone talks NFL at the beginning of the season, and as soon as you mention that you're a Browns fan, they look at you for a sec, and then continue on with their conversation as if you weren't even there. Living in NYC, I have always counted this as Giants or Jets bias, but I noticed that they actually engage in conversation even if it's about Tampa Bay... sad sad world.
Fair points being made above, but I, too, am curious to see how Ed and Tim will run Urbz' offense. We had a solid balanced attack throughout last season, and showed great ability to both run and pass in the playoffs, so I'm really curious to see if the coaching staff will fire up game plans that make this offense look as unstoppable as it was after the VT debacle.
Look... NO F'IN WAY IN HELL (even though it seems like it's freezing over right now)... JUST NO! Do me a favor and ask Nancy Reagan what she would say before the drugs part... "JUST SAY NO..."
Did I mention that I said, "NO!"
For all of you 80s fans...
LOVE, EXCITING AND NEW, COME ABOARD, WE'VE BEEN EXPECTING YOU~~~~
I love me some D. Grant. He's a beast in the making - can't wait to see him tear it up in the NFL
Looks like Burton likes to lay the wood on people... he's my R. Lott choice and type for a safety. His tape shows good closing speed and good leverage on tackling through his target. Interested to see how he fares against the college talent, and even moreso against tOSU offense in practice.
DJ, you are amazing to be the weekend editor and crisis management leader all-in-one. I tip my hat to you good sir.
618 if you are seeing this brother, I hope you had a change of heart or that you are looking for some answers rather than letting your circumstances win. We are still waiting to hear from you, bro.
EDIT: Just saw that he is ok over here, whew, and BOOOOOOOOMMMMM~!!