No way this is true, I don't for one minute believe he was on campus during the week in the middle of the day!
There is a lot that goes into making a championship team, not the least of which is having the right personnel in the right position with the right amount of experience. We have a rookie QB, with a new offensive line and a new defensive scheme. That is a ton on new, people can say that we should be able to just plug in new people and not miss a beat, that is just not going to happen.
Was the play calling great on offense last night...no. But I don't pretend to know what the game plan was before, maybe the thought was that our receivers need to beat one on one coverage and by putting them in that situation it would be a sink or swim for them. Don't know, can only guess but this fire this guy and fire that guy is getting a little played out. We as fans are entitled to our opinions and this is a great place to voice them, but I would urge all to use a more measured response.
It takes time (actual game time) to develop good offensive line play, you have to get used to what the guy next is going to do. They say there should be an improvement from game 1 to game 2 and I am interested to see if that holds true but it will be a work in progress for the early part of the season.
Well the series is even now!
You don’t come to tOSU to sit the bench, you are there to fight for a spot to play, Brax is down, that is the hand we have been dealt (still pending word from Urb of course) do we fold and just give up? Did the rest of the team stop caring about the season? Was J.T. recruited and never expected to play? Hell No!
We have no idea what the season will bring, this will not be the last injury this team faces, but when I hear people say they are crying over this and our season is lost it really pisses me off, these guys are busting their asses on a day to day basis and are they throwing the towel in? With the players we have on offense who’s to say that we are done? I’m not saying it’s going to be smooth or easy but looking at the last 2 seasons I have seen RS Freshman walk away with the Heisman and one of them won the NC. Again not saying it happens hear but I can guarantee you that J.T. didn’t come to tOSU to hold a clip board, if it can happen at other places with solid coaching staffs why can’t it happen here with a great coaching staff?”
Ultimately, yes, it risked nuclear war and global annihilation. But you can't tell me that a Glasnost Bowl wouldn't have kicked some ass.
I think the same could be said about watching Indiana and Purdue play (except the kick ass part). Great read, really good and I have to agree time to take some chances! Bowl game in Alaska?
The real shame here (besides him not choosing the good guys) is that he is leaving the B1G footprint and heading south. I'm not saying I would like to see us playing against him but it is to bad that no other B1G program was able to convince him to hang around as playing time for some of these programs would have been a given for an athlete of his caliber.
Does anyone else feel that rwith his recent how shall we say "lapses of judgement" that it might sway voters to not give him the Heisman? Tebow was always a threat but I have always maintained that the player must exceed by large number what was done the previous year, which is extremely hard to do, or the voters will fail to be impressed.
Speed, height, weight are very measurable but this is pretty good gauge of one of the most undervalued metrics...heart. He seems to have it!
I must disagree, the thing about the Masters is that it is the same course every year and has to a degree become it's own star. I am going to watch no matter what, I would be shocked to say the least if Tiger's not playing has a impact on the ratings. Depending on where the Opens are played I may or may not watch and I don't watch the players championship but again the Masters is a different animal.
Maybe they just let Herbie go and bring in Mark May and Lou Holtz, that seems like it would be good!
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I started to read the article but got hungry and ordered a pizza online instead.
I've had this discussion many times about many players. Members of my family who shall remain nameless are always quick to say "why isn't this guy starting" or "so and so was ranked as a 5 star why is not in?" Football I.Q. is a vastly underrated when people start about star rankings (IMO) and it's one of those things that is hard to judge which is why it's easy to overlook. The prevailing wisdom is I'm sure that if the recruit has all the measurable that he can be coached up on the I.Q. part, which doesn't always work or takes a little longer than most of us would like to see. I really hope that Grant blows up this year as it sure seems like he has put the work in and wants to succeed as much we here want him to.
That's a tall order, I remember watching Pace play. He was just so athletic for a guy his size and did so many things that you just can't coach. I'm sure he has picked up a lot of experience and technique but often times great players make bad coaches (and yes I realize there are exceptions) because they just do stuff that others can't. Keep in mind Pace is one of my all time favorites and I would love to see him come back in some capacity.
No doubt the D-line was impressive at times, I'm actually shocked that the numbers where as high as they were considering everyone from Oct on was throwing flanker screens and quick release passes against us. The offense putting 40 per game may also played a factor as often times we were ahead in games and teams had to throw the ball and abandon the run.
Great stuff, the build up to singing day should be interesting.
This is why the internet was created!
All I think really needs to be looked at is where is the offense is ranked and where the defense is ranked (rankings in B1G, nationally what have you). You can make the argument that the offense feasted on a weak schedule but that would make the defensive short comings that much more apparent as they should have reflected the same benefit of a weak schedule. Instead it was a steady stream of the opposing QB's having career day after career day. The WR screen has been there all year and we have yet to stop it, at some point "we do need to get better".
I know a lot of the B1G isn't going to be recruiting 5 stars and teams like Wisk and Sparty are always recruiting to their system (with great results) but it is disappointing to hear about the decommits from other schools.
OMG, luv the avatar. Being so close to Christmas it brings back many a happy memory! Sorry just had to comment.
I can't claim credit for this because i'm sure i have heard somewhere before but it seems like every class is broken into 3rds. 1/3 become major players, 1/3 become solid players and the final 1/3 you never see on the field (for the various reasons stated above). Now i haven't run the numbers on all the previous classes and every new class seems like it's full of "can't miss all stars" but it just never works out like that. Always fun to take a look back and will be fun to look back again in another 2 years.
Im going to say Wisky, they have a formula and stick to it. The can always run the ball and play good defense, which means they can win on the road as well as at home. For some reason they always have a guy or two that just blow up (think JJ Watt). Penn State with O'Brien as coach and Hackenberg at QB (and getting back some schollies) could be a threat, Hack looks like the real deal and will only get better. I'm not going to comment on Michigan, that's just how I roll.