poor squirrels-acrons sound terrible.
There are cuts at every other level of sports other than college, because of the education aspect and the associated costs. The Power 5 should look at adding a certain # of non-athletic scholarships, say 10, that a team gets to use for players who are essentially cut from the team, so they don't have to leave school. Then, you get more competition for roster spots, and actually have a small pool of players still available to help cover the normal attrition (injuries, transfers, etc.). I know walk-ons are already there, but a lot of these kids can't afford to attend major universities, especially out of state. Those 10 players would be able to work out on their own, and try out again with the other 85 in the spring/summer to get back on the team, as long as they have eligibility left.
Isn't it weird how facts always seem to do that?
Their RBs need to worry about getting through Raekwon, Perry and Lee before they think about trucking someone in the secondary.
Completely agree about everything starting with the O-line, and it always does. But Bamas lines got all of the publicity, and rightfully so-didn't they have 3 or 4 1st rounders off of that 2012 team? Barrett Jones was an All-American at 2 or 3 different positions. It just seems the Buckeyes skill players get the publicity more than the O-Line. It's not that way on this site, because we all know the offense goes as far as the Slobs take it. I'm not down playing Bamas skill players (you left out Julio Jones who was unstoppable), it just feels like the conversation was different when talking about pro talent with them versus the current Buckeyes offense. They are/were both loaded, end of story.
That's actually decent timing. Reason I say that is my son was born in July this past summer. So he wasn't yet sleeping all the way through the night when the Championship/Bowl games came around. I was already up so we got to hang out and watch the games while I fed him. You all can thank me for bringing a good luck charm to the table.
Invest in Swaddle blankets if you haven't already. They have Velcro tabs, and closed at the bottom, so you can wrap them up super tight like a glow worm and they can't wiggle out. They love being wrapped tight. Will help her sleep longer.
Anyways-congrats on the little girl. My first was a girl, boy second. Nothing like a daughter stealing a daddys heart.
It seems though since they are a pro-style offense, they were built from the offensive line out to the skill positions. Not saying the Buckeyes aren't built that way, but those O-Lines Bama trotted out, specifically in 2012 I think it was were absolutely ridiculous. I think more of the focus was there than at the skill positions, even though you can go down the list with them and they've had some real studs.
So would it be a series of statues, like a flip book?
Who's Bud Adams?
I like JT if you are backed up, because normally, you aren't throwing bombs out of the endzone because you can't risk a safety (remember the Sugar Bowl). His mobility and accuracy on slants and swing passes would be key. I like Cardale around mid-field because of the play action deep ball (think B1G Championship), and Braxton in the Red Zone.
I wouldn't either. Urban isn't going to accept a commit from a kid just to fill a roster spot. Obviously he wasn't a first choice, and no one knew Cardale would become the player he is, unless Collier might have not been brought in. However, if I remember correctly (which isn't likely), wasn't Collier offered right after Urban saw him throw in person? Just because he was a 3-star guy doesn't mean he can't play. Hopefully he gets some garbage time this year so we can all see him play. I mean, when this team has to call off the dogs, who are they going to put in that won't continue to generate TDs?
Yea-things are really getting interesting, and I can't imagine how things will heat up if/when the team does what many expect this fall and blow the doors off of anyone. I'm talking Miami '01 dominant.
That'd be a secondary class worth it's own nickname, outside of the group as a whole.
Until recently, not many people did watch. There are some other Lions fans on here-maybe they'll see the comment and weigh in.
Tate has really become a good WR. I watched him a lot at ND because wife is a ND fan. The Lions leaned on him big time this year when Megatron was out.
Winner-take a bow
bathe yourselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka
no bogies in his final round was amazing. He was just as pumped about saving par on a hole in that final round as winning the whole thing.
Forget Pumping the brakes-run his ass over.
Jalin-5'11", 205; Golden-5'10", 195. I know that's just the size, but Jalins play down the stretch catching passes down the middle and on the outside looked really similar to Tate this year with the Lions.
Jalin reminds me a lot of Golden Tate. I know he was a Golden Domer, but he's been a very good pro so far, and as a Lions fan, I got to see more of him this year than ever before. Shorter receiver who is more of a RB with the ball in his hands than a WR, and catches everything near him.
Speaking of wrassling, this guy won quite a few in a row...
Zekes Sugar Bowl, Zekes NC, Tiger at the Masters and Pebble Beach
Anything with Sour Cream is good in my book. Underrated condiment.