Is this Troy Polamalu's little brother?!
Marcus Baugh TE 6-4 233 .960 4 Riverside, CA
1 Rec. 2 Yards
Indefinite Suspension for Underage Drinking Jan. 2014
Suspended for the Buffalo Game in 2013 for Underage Drinking
What is the official word on this guy? Is he going to finally be in the 2 deep, splitting time with Vannett?
Agree wholeheartedly with you. Obviously, for the most part, star ranking does have quite a lot of significance, however, it is amazing how we don't have quite the star power as a school such as Bama and are able to accomplish such feats as we have. That squarely falls on the shoulders of the excellent coaches that we have from Fickell to Warriner and everyone in between. The level of coaching prowess the these ones have displayed is second to none in my opinion. These guys are finding talented, less starred (I know that's not a word), young men that are willing to both buy in to the program and accept valuable coaching and turning them into household names, superstars!
Excellent write-up. Heuerman and Vannett have been a very formidable 1-2 punch from the Tight End position. I'm wondering if the Vannett-Baugh will have anywhere near the productivity that the current duo has. I have heard absolutely nothing about Baugh this year (except almost getting kicked off the team) and wonder what his progress as a tight end has been.
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I've mentioned this before when discussing Coach Mick's value -- why couldn't we have a competent strength and conditioning coach before? It's not like these coaches are doing their thing in secret. We as fans see what the result of these good coaches in the SEC are producing, why didn't the previous coaches? You have to adapt to change if you want to succeed.
Winning cures all. Whether it be adversity, previous losing seasons, getting rid of a negative stigma -- winning cures all.
Completely understand your point, to the fact that the majority of people living down in the South HAVE to cling to thier college team because of lack of a professional team. I live here in LA (Lower Alabama) and see the love of conference first hand. When I got to work Friday morning after the game, NOBODY here at the office was happy. Where I have to disagree with you, though, is our love for Buckeye football. True, I sure (although I don't live there) that people actually living in Columbus, OH have a special affinity for the Buckeyes, however, I have never once heard a Buckeye fan yell "B-1-G!, B-1-G!" after a win, against anyone! People down here in SEC country seem to think that football was invented FOR Southern atheletes and that football is beyond comprehension to people north of the Mason/Dixon line.
I totally agree. We have a complete TEAM, not just 1 or 2 playmakers on offense. It seems that none of the "experts" haven't watched the 2nd half of our season and have seen all the weapons we have. Literally EVEREYONE is saying how we are going to get our head smashed in and that we only made it to the final 4 because of Meyer and our brand. We got in because of how good we have been playing and how we look unstoppable on offense!
I understand where you're coming from with your doubts, saying that his head may not fully be in the game because of his departure. I totally think it will have the opposite effect though. I think that he'll be totally into the game because he has gotten his departure out of the way. Of course he'll still be thinking about forming a staff and all that, but he'll have plenty of time to do that starting Jan 13, in just a few weeks. Right now, he's gotten the hard part out of the way -- deciding if he even WANTS to pursue another job, worrying about the interview, accepting the job if he gets it, negotiating a contract, telling the players and fellow coaches that he's gone. Now, he can fully be focused on the task at hand and call the game of his life. He doesn't have to worry about the bearing any of his play calling is going to have on his futrue with the team because KNOWS he's not going to be with the team. He can now call a game like The Waterboy's coach after he got his mojo back with no fear of repercussions.
For future references, (because I know I can't make this one) is there a way to reserve tickets to these playoff games? I know the BCG has a way to reserve tickets for your team before the season starts with minimal loss of finances if your team doesn't actually make it. Do the playoff games and championship game offer the same avenue to reserve tickets?
I get that ESPN has, we'll say, a conflict of interest when it comes to sports and sports reporting. And I agree, it really sucks when they blow out of proportion a couple of football players getting tattoos for memorabilia that THEY EARNED like they had taken money from boosters, and barely covering issues such as at North Carolina or Miami. However, ESPN covers sports -- that's it. ESPN is not a news channel like CNN or FOX News and we shouldn't look at them as such. They are in the business to make money, bottom line; and we as sports enthusiasts need to treat it as such. Of course they are going to cover stories that glorify the SEC -- it'll help their bottom dollar. I'm not going to quit watching ESPN because they glorify one conference over another. ESPN covers my Cavs and my Browns too. When they say something bad about, or neglect to mention, my beloved Buckeyes, I take it with a grain of salt -- they are not the news. I don't expect them to be "fair and unbiased".
Obviously, I hope I win, but I wouldn't be too mad if I lost because Jones DOUBLED my prediction!
Jones has had a long road to get where he is today. I have complete confidence that he'll handle his business against Wisky and later on in bowl season. He made the leap from almost being gone, to being one of the most praised men on the team for his maturation growth. Meyer has faith in him -- I have faith in him
I know winning this is a HUGE accomplishment for any assistant coach AND could quite possibly help out with recruiting, but the selfishness in me really doesn't want him to win it. Seems that any accolades received along with the resume' he's building will only add to his attractiveness to schools with head coaching vacancies.
From what we have been told at the end of spring practice earlier this year, Jones was barely beat out by Barrett to be the starter. He has a rocket launcher for an arm and is a load to bring down. If we can have a decent running game with Elliott and can manage to make a few stops against MG III, we have more than a good chance to win this game. With all the weapons surrounding Jones, I tend to beleive Meyer when he says that Barrett was a product of the people around him (I know that probably had some "coach talk" intertwined in there too though) and that Jones should be just fine after this week of practice.
Last year's Iron Bowl was probably the game of the year in college football with the play of the year in college football. This year's Iron Bowl doesn't seem to be as hyped up as last year"s. Maybe it's because it's not "winner goes to the championship" this time. I live down here in Dothan, Al where there are Auburn and Bama fans right here in the office together, wearing their gear-- nobody's talking about it. Actually, they're talking about how Meyer issued a warning about fighting and how they've never seen something like what happened at The Game last year ever happen in an Iron Bowl.