Haha. I had to read this twice.
I agree with everyone that he has done enough for us and I will have no hard feelings for him. He has a young daughter and has to put her before anyone. I seriously hope he shows up at the combine throws it 80 yards in front of scouts, runs a 4.5, and flies up the boards and makes a ton of money.
I would be extremely excited if he stayed too.
I hope Urban goes for the onside kick after every score.
I watched the game with friends at my house and my body feels this morning like I played middle LB for Oregon last night. I taste beer every time I breathe. My stomach is just a mess from booze, junk food, and no sleep. I swear I have already nodded out 2-3 times at my desk this morning and I have been at work for 25 minutes.
And I am the happiest person in the world right now. It's hard to imagine any future Championships feeling as sweet as that one did. Considering everything this team has gone through and the fact that we steam rolled the best of the SEC to get there. Wow.
Alabama didn't have an LB under 250. I like Eze's chances against anyone right now.
Awesome. I am adding taking a selfie from the bathroom, after a dump, in a Jim Tressel sweater Vest to the bucket list.
I truly believe Cardale could think about turning pro if he plays great the next two games and would lead us to an NC. I would say he has the best NFL tools of the 3, and he also has his age working against him if he plays two more years.
I am not saying that it would be the right or wrong choice on his part. I just think 2 more victories would make that a real possibility because he has the potential to be a great project pick. Maybe he ends up being Jamarcus Russell without the Purple Drank.
FSU my god. I would f'n puke if I saw Braxton Miller wearing a #5 Florida State jersey next year.
Did you specify on what hat he would be wearing Friday?
I don't care if they rise Vince Lombardi from the dead to be their coach. They are not winning any games with SugarShane Morris as their QB.
How funny would it be if Hoke gets hired as a Head Coach in the next couple of years and goes on to win games like RichRod?
Good thing that big ass patch will be on Cardale's left shoulder.
I can't stop thinking about the fact that Nick Marshall threw for 456 yards on Saban's secondary. Marshall picked up 20% of his passing yards on the season @ Alabama.
Let it flyCardale.
I love how committed she was here. She is also the smartest person in Alabama. If you look closely its actually a really well-executed play. She gets the defense to relax by faking the return back to her seat, but does a hesitation move and blows by the guy who was holding her back.
How many 5-star recruits would have bounced back after the first two years Grant had? This team has an amazing group of seniors in The Grants, Spencer, Heuerman, Bennett, and Smith. We have so much talent coming back next year, but there is a ton of leadership roles leaving.
Hopefully, whatever happens is the best thing for Braxton and the University. I am always going to have a soft spot for Braxton because he made me forget about all that was going on with the scandal and gave us excitement for the future.
He turned that Stanford program around for sure. I think what this year has proven about Meyer is what separates him and Saban from the rest of the field. Urban was able to insert two new QB's in his system and still make the College Football Playoffs.
Harbaugh was winning at San Diego with Josh Johnson who put up really good numbers there and went on to the NFL. He was also having his best years at Stanford when Andrew Luck became their starting QB. I still think Harbaugh is a great coach and the best possible scenario for Michigan. I just think he has some more to prove before he starts getting mentioned with Nick Saban and Urban Meyer.
I completely agree that the Luke Fickell hate is way overblown. I just don't feel that you can compare those OSU teams to the North Carolina teams. First, Fickell had a lot of help in those years from a guy in Heacock who has been apart of some of the greatest defenses in college football history.
I also think Urban brought Withers in more for his recruiting in that area than anything. Withers had some amazing talent that wasn't always on the field because of all the trouble they were in. That defense was crazy talented with Robert Quinn, Marvin Austin, Quintin Coples, Zach Brown, Bruce Carter, Quan Sturdivant, Cam Thomas, Da Norris Searcy, and Deunta Williams. That secondary picked off 20 passes in 2008 and he also had plenty of NFL exp. I will say I was not impressed with the defense's performance while he was here, but I don't think it was a bad hire at the time. WIthers did well when he had talent and OSU has much more on a consistent basis. We scrapped the entire plan in the Secondary after his last season. So I don't think we can place all the blame from that year on one guy, or praise any one guy from the jump in rankings this year.
Interesting to hear CC say so confidently that Braxton will be the guy and they will be the #1 team.
We won the challenge, but the top of our conference could have played a lot better. Wisconsin will still be a top team through the end of the season and I think we are going to get better and better as the season goes along.
I am really excited about our team for the future. I think it's becoming clearer that Russell will probably end up an one and done, but we still have plenty of talent in this class and the incoming class next year.
They don't need to just load up the box to stop the run, but they do need to stay disciplined. That is one of the weak points in our defense and that comes with the youth. Melvin Gordon loves to cut back and out run the defense to the end zone. Everyone must stay disciplined to keep from taking themselves out of the play.