I'm of the opinion the MSU should be the favorite next year in the big ten. Our offense loses as much as their defense does. And quite frankly MSU's offense is better then our defense next year on paper. With the game being on the road next year, I don't see us scraping out a win. Hopefully I'm wrong.
Awesome! I love this series Vico! Great work as always!
Dudes. The guy was raw, got injured over the summer, and was a true freshman who didn't enroll early. He had incredible measurables, but his tape was mostly him being more athletic then high school players, not making reads and being able to succeed as a D1 linebacker. If he was redshirted, it was for a reason. He has a high upside, but other then a crazy Sparq score (which technically has nothing to do with a guys ability to play football) why was he supposed to be great? He certainly has the ability to get to that level (you can't teach athleticism you know), but I liked Trey Johnson better, and IMO we should be way more excited about Raekwon, who's got the measurables and the seasoning to play Linebacker right away.
I'll be honest, I'm not sure I want a guy who's coming here as a "compromise" no matter how talented he is. Its one thing to make sure of your decision, but if you're not on board, your gonna be gone sooner or later under Urban.
Is it just me, or does he look like an african american dr. house (hugh laurie) in this picture?
Yay 11w!! Lol. Can there be a drinking game for this state of the union?
The comments on that article are hysterical. I wonder if that's what outsiders think of our message boards lol.
For the same reason football players want to come here. I think we have the best of both worlds when it comes to football and basketball, but we're a football school.
I'm almost surprised they didn't drop McMillan lol
No one is going to take a RB in the first round unless they're incredible, and Hyde is good, and will be solid pro, but I don't think he's a gamechanger at the next level (hopefully he proves me wrong and blows up at the combine lol) I picked Shazier.
Of course not. after a night's sleep I'm not disappointed either. 24-2 is a pretty good run, and we had some holes this season. Unfortunately next year the expectations are going to need to be a touch lower.
Lots of good snark in this session. Excellent work.
I don't worry about his size, I worry about his speed. He claims he runs a 4.8, but he doesn't look that fast when he runs on film. Hopefully he can continue to improve here. The guy doesn't need to be Braxton, or even Tebow, but he's got to be able to keep the defense honest, a la Alex Smith.
Kind of a silly poll, since no one has any freaking idea, but I went with bama. I hope I'm wrong, but I'm afraid Smart and the SEC lure will be too much to overcome, plus the whole tweet start date thing. Urban is awesome, but I'll never feel comfortable with our chances trying to pull a stud out of the Deep South.
That Heuerman block was terrible. If he can hold that we pick up a 1st there.
I'd vote for Williams, but this has become the "best-QB-on-the-best team" award. So Winston it is.
and there's the first.
What's the over/under on how many times we see the Woody Hayes punch televised over the next month? 40?
I've lurked at Mgoblog for a while for two reasons 1. know they enemy and 2. it was one of the best sports blogs on the internet. While Brian still writes some incredibly entertaining pieces, it seems like he is starting to get run down (how long has he been doing Mgoblog, 10 years now?), and they've lost some solid contributors to pay sites (kinda like 11w) but we've reloaded with talented writers (vito, ross, birm, etc) while it seems like Brian has to do everything there. Still a good blog, but the tone of it has changed, and its no longer a must read imo. Also don't ever look at the comments. If you think it gets bad here sometimes, yikes.
Don't forget to mention we had Vandy scheduled this year before they bailed on us. While that game wouldn't seriously upgrade our strength of schedule, its always fun to counter with a few jabs about how the SEC is scared to play us in our stadiums.
NFL 2 point conversions are completed at around a 50% success rate, I don't know the numbers for college, but assuming its a little less, and then add the fact that our D got destroyed all afternoon, and I went with 5-6. It was a coin flip, and fortunately our guys cam out on top.
He left the sideline b/c he was playing the next snap. Players know you can't throw a punch, and he lost his composure when he got thrown out. It happens. Not the proudest moment of his career.
I'm of the opinion that if you consistently reel in top 15 or so classes, you can compete for national titles. The difference between 1 and say 10 is IMO pretty negligible. However, Urban has proved he can develop championship level talent, and the jury is still out on Hoke. scUM has to have a positive season next year, or Hoke might be out of a job.
Would we take two QB's in next years class?