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Comment 01 Sep 2015

Miami, Florida, Florida State are a long way from PA, NJ, NY, and Maryland.  There is a significant population in the Northeast.  I didn't think I needed to qualify my comment because PSU is nowhere close to Florida. Recruits who want to stay relatively close to home will consider PSU over Rutgers, Maryland, Virginia, etc

Comment 01 Sep 2015

That is definitely a straw man argument there.  Present the weakest case and then destroy it.  He is also selling the best night game atmosphere in the nation.  PSU is the only team near the east coast to have won a national title in the last 30 years. PA plays good high school football, and there are a lot of players who dream about playing in Happy Valley.  Urban lost Gesicki  to PSU and will lose Ferns most likely to PSU.  Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Comment 01 Sep 2015

6. I would guess you viewed it a half dozen times. 

Comment 29 Aug 2015

The player has to be "put up" for stripe removal by their mentor who is an upperclassman.  In that sense, they could keep there freshman striped up until next year.  Eli Apple had his stripe removed in the spring of his freshman season, because his mentor wouldn't allow him to come up. 

Comment 29 Aug 2015

I get what you are saying Navy, but I just get tired of people recycling the same old narrative.  If enough people say it it becomes true.  Cardale was money on third down.  He made big time throws, yet everyone says that JT is the better passer.  On third down that is not true, which is one reason that the offense stalled the entire second half at Penn State until they ran the Zone read the entire overtime.  I understand that the team is different at the end of the year than the beginning, but Cardale is a really good player.  He passes the ball well, and he keeps the offense moving, by passing and running on third down.

Comment 26 Aug 2015

No actually "on the bubble" is being kind to him.  With the bodies stacked up at H (Brax, Marshall, Wilson, Samuel) Would you take all four of them off the field so you could put a second TE in the game?  He will have to be a playmaker extraordinaire to get snaps over all four of the previously mentioned guys or he will need to steal snaps from Vannett.  Maybe goal line snaps if he can block a bit.  I think "bubble" is very accurate for Baugh. 

Comment 07 Aug 2015

I am so glad they have Harbaugh.  I can't imagine a better coach at TTUN.  He is odd but he will win enough to stay for a while and there will be great stories of him doing crazy things. 

Comment 29 Jul 2015

I think Urb tries to take one of every position, 11 offense and 11 defense.  Then he gets three gravy guys that are too good to pass up. The reason LBs are at one this year is because they took 4 last year.  Since they took a bunch and they really only play 2 LBs at times you see them cut back.  Similar situation with Oline.  In this year's class they will take two safeties and two corners.  Same next year unless a gravy guy is in the defensive backfield.

Comment 28 Jul 2015

They are doing that by moving Jalin to wide receiver. If you wanted to flop Jalin and xBrax you could do that on a play by play basis, so that Jalin could get a few carries.  You don't add an h and remove a z, instead you move an h to a z position.

Comment 27 Jul 2015

I love your enthusiasm, however, I doubt this will be the number one rated class.  It may be the best class in the nation but it won't be ranked that way.  Even with Jackson, Pryts, Hamlin, Victor, Rene, and a Super star like Gary or Little, that still only gets OSU to around 300pts. Winners of "#1 rated class" have been 311, 319, 319, 310 for the past four years.  Last year 300 points would have been third.

I'm ok with this being the number non-one rated class because I believe that brings more motivation to urbs toolbox of motivational tricks.  I also think there are some biases in the rankings metrics, and those who are not as highly rated will turn out to be better players than some at other schools.  i.e defensive backs this year.

Comment 14 Jul 2015

There is a difference between the stopwatch and the laser.  Usually people say it is .1 difference between the two.

The average DE heading to the NFL this past year weighed 267.66lbs and ran a 4.83 the DTs weighed 306.2lbs and ran a 5.11.  These are averages.  Cooper will likely add 15 lbs and run an average DE time in the low 4.8s  I bet his 10yard split will be above average though.  4.7 at 315 is so far into outlier territory that you likely would have been drafted without much game tape at all. This past year at the combine only two guys over 300lbs broke 5.0 in the 40.  Leonard Williams at 302 ran a 4.97 and Derrick Lott ran a 4.99 at 314.  These are the freakishly athletic of all the draftable guys this year.

Comment 09 Jul 2015

I like your enthusiasm but "at least once a game"  will never happen.  He would have 15 to 20 punt returns for TDs in a single season.  One every 4 games would be considered wildly successful.  One every 3 games would be historic.  Teddy Ginn only had 6 his entire time at OSU he had 64 punt returns.  He averaged roughly one TD every 10 returns, which doesn't include fair catches.  He had 25 returns and 24 returns in his Jr. and Sr. Seasons meaning he really only got 2 opportunites per game.

Comment 09 Jul 2015

No sample data.  The pic above says that the athletes can go to nikefootball dot com and get a comparison by class and by position.  That would really be interesting.  I would be a lot like mockdraftable dot com.  I tried it but I couldn't find the data.  Maybe they don't have it up yet, or maybe I don't have access to it b/c I'm not a high school student.