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I agree. I'm much more worried about winning our last two games than being shut out of the playoffs with one loss.
If not more
Fair enough, I suppose "lost cause" was too strong. Here's hoping!
Birm said he's going to Kentucky, so I think this one is a lost cause.
I agree with some of the other posters that, regardless of how this week's poll shakes out, we're in good shape to make the final four. I don't think any of the other fringe playoff teams has a materially better resume than us, and the tie will go to the team with the history that will generate $$$. We just need to make sure we keep winning. Rivalry games can be weird even when one team is obviously better -- we almost lost to a crappy Michigan team last year, albeit on the road -- and Wisconsin can definitely beat us. So frankly, I'm more concerned about winning out than missing the playoff as a one-loss team. (And, if we somehow got passed over as a one-loss team, imagine the chip on their shoulder the squad would have next year!)
You guys are absolutely crushing it -- thanks.
I wonder: JT's success seems to be making WRs more interested in coming here. Will it have the opposite effect on QBs? Gibson, for instance, could have to wait a long time to play.
Edit: I suppose this shouldn't be much of an issue for 2016 kids, maybe just Gibson.
That makes sense. Thanks to you both for your thoughts.
So if JT plays all year, and Braxton gets a redshirt, where would that leave us in 2015? Seems potentially really awkward.
Somewhat OT, but it sounds like Kwon & Dixon are ALWAYS working out!
It's always great to see local kids come here -- welcome!!
I think my favorite was the one with Kobe.
"Snakes don't get nervous."
That's interesting that this happened so quickly.
Who knew Iowa State was such a coaching hot bed...
Whoa, Thamel is just killing it with these scoops. Also, lol Bert!
Now I just need someone to tell me if this guy is any good :)
That's a good point re: Braxton.
I hope I didn't celebrate too early!
As of earlier this morning, high-level OSU source told me Larry Johnson acquisition still classified a maybe, not final.— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) January 14, 2014
The staff here has definitely said that OSU stopped recruiting Holley. However, I've never seen an explanation for why that happened. I wonder whether LJ coming here changes that calculation.
Thanks for the response. I'll keep an eye out for your future posts.
As for Chavis, has anyone explained why he would want to leave LSU?
SEC, I remember that last year you called Clark, Wilson, and Bell, so if you have any future predictions, I'm all ears!
Jeremy, I noticed you didn't mention the 2014 DL guys we've been in on (Thomas & McDowell). Do you think Vrabel's leaving is fatal to our chances with those guys, or could a good new hire keep us alive?
This is a really helpful article. I sort of wish though for each possibility there was a section titled something like, "why he's a possibility" or something. For instance, I don't know anything about Vance Joseph beyond what I've read on this site. From what I can tell, he's been in the NFL for the last ten years. In those circumstances, it would seem to me like a return to college would be a longshot. Likewise, it's not clear to me why John Chavis would leave LSU. There might be good answers to these questions! I'd just love to see someone address that angle for each prospect.
That was my question too. Does he have any ties to the area that would make him want to come here? Or is the idea that we'd just offer him a boatload of money?