I thought the second half was very good. The first half was shaky but honestly, it takes a lot of getting used to playing together and passing off blocks, etc. I'm not worried, they're talented and need time to adjust to each other.
This picture should end up in recruiting materials.
I really hope this was a caller. If a sports writer is actually suggesting this he needs to be fired. I hate to advocate for someone losing their job, but damn man.
They also need to make the most on offense. If they can get ahead early and force Navy into long down and distance, they'll be hard pressed to move the ball effectively.
Agreed, that was sort of my point. I feel that if they felt it would be better to have another player, then Braxton would be at home on the couch. Or probably at the WHAC. It's nicer than my house. Or most houses I've been to.
Is having 69 players that can play on the roster rather than 70 going to make a huge difference? We carried Cardale to all the games last year and I don't think he played on the road. What's the difference? If we've lost that many players we'll have bigger problems in a game. He'll be helpful to the other QB's and he is their leader. Having him there will help.
True though that's not quite the same thing. Wasn't Braxton also a captain?
I jumped off my couch and scared the crap out of my girlfriend.
I doubt that Winston will win it. I don't think that they want to give it to someone twice.
Best of luck, Frank! On the plus side, this opens up a scholarship.
Rather surprising really. All the talk on him was that he wasn't going to play this year. Maybe this changes that. Either way. Congrats to him!
I'm not sure it is. He was a very talented punt returner and its hard to simulate punt returns in practice (you shouldn't be trying to kill your own player). He just liked to gamble. However, I will say, that Coombs should have made it clear that he should be very defensive on it, given the situation.
I feel bad the Philly is going to be remembered in part by that muff. He played so well for us and that play just went poorly. He always did that, where he tried to make something out of nothing on a punt return. I get the idea, but you have to know the situation.
Assuming Dontre is still back there, yes. This is the reason that Rod Smith and Jordan Hall switched up last year.
Being on the opposite side of the pundits is fine with me. Less pressure and more satisfaction when you win.
Well written. I'm ready for football to finally be here. Stop teasing me Urban, just let me have it! I need the wins!
I'm also not sure how much practice reps would help him at this point. He needs game reps. JT and Cardale could always use the practice reps though.
Also, they need to come down with the ball. I felt like there were a lot of key drops. Looking at you Evan Spencer and Devin Smith. Seriously, if Evan can pull down that Third Down pass in the Big Ten Championship game...SMH.
Point taken, though I think Hernandez is the exception rather than the rule. He also was not asked to block that much, or at least that's my recollection. I didn't watch much of the Patriots or Florida.
It's easy for all of to say that have an opinion on this, but I'm going to go with the coaches. Urban and Co. haven't been the type to just tell everyone it's going to be great when it won't. I think losing Shazier will suck, but I tend to believe the coaches when they feel the rest of the unit slacked off because Shazier would make up for them. I also am excited to see what the freshmen will be able to do.
This tested my "Don't tweet at recruits rule." But I'll just comment here instead.
He can still commit to OSU. We can forgive this oversight.
I think what he meant to say is, "It'll be nice to be seeing Justin Hilliard and Raekwon before they lay my ass out and send us home crying." That seems more accurate. But hey, he and Malzone can dream before they start getting smacked around.
1. I didn't know they lost the trademark to Maize. That just makes me soooo happy.
2. I know that recruits like the cool jerseys and stuff, but someone should tell them that they like the jerseys to not look so.....terrible.
They do that on their own. They almost to Akron. Also, they have a new found rivalry with the Ohio Bobcats. I really feel this is more on their level. Maybe a move to the MAC, where they could really be competitive is in the works. Never know what Dave Brandon will do.