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Kurt


Brooklyn, NY

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Comment 22 May 2015

The closest thing Tress had to do with defense was punting.

While I'm somewhat fond of Heacock, he was not as good as Fickell is now. 

Comment 21 May 2015

Auburn is in the greatest position to usurp Alabama's SEC West dominance.  This will Gus' 3rd year as HC, they're upgrading at QB this season, and defense was weakest link last 2 seasons and should be improved with firing of DC Ellis Johnson.

Comment 20 May 2015

It's a tricky question.  Talent-wise, the 2005 and 2006 teams stand out and were probably better than 2014.  But the it's Urban Meyer's offense and aggressive philosophy that makes the difference on the field.

Comment 19 May 2015

Now that just sounds like they never left the state for 18+ years in an automobile.

Comment 13 May 2015

I went to an Italian Serie A Basketball Game last October when I was in Italy.  A (host) family friend is the general manager for Olimpia Milano so we went to their season opener (they won last season's Scudetto so they had a banner hanging ceremony at which team owner Giorgio Armani spoke to the audience). 

Apart from being a really cool experience it was funny to read the lineups and see so many Americans and look at where all they were from or where they played college ball.  Unfortunately no Buckeyes were playing for either team that night.  My girlfriend also overheard some players' wives sitting near us and they seemed to be really enjoying their time in Italy and were talking about family coming to visit them and touring around the country to see the sites.  I hope LQ is enjoying his time there, it's not the NBA by any stretch, but still a pretty good life experience.

Comment 06 May 2015

At least Tebow and Pryor's talents are relatively similar and are far more suitable for his offense than Bradford, Sanchez, and Barkley's.  The lesson of the Ohio State 3-headed QB monster is being lost here: build a roster with similarly and/or complimentarily talented QB's that fit the offense.  I don't think Kelly is crazy to give Tebow a shot, but I think he's unwise in not stocking up with more mobile QB's that would better fit his offense.  Pryor would be a very smart - and cheap - acquisition for him. 

Comment 06 May 2015

I thought Chips Kelly would be the buy to bring the spread-to-run/power spread to the NFL but if he's really going forward with Sam Bradford, Matt Barkley, etc, then he's not who we thought he was after all.  Pryor in Kelly's (more Oregon-like) offense in the NFL would work.  At this point though I don't think Kelly really believes it or has the intestinal fortitude to see the experiment through.

Comment 04 May 2015

NYC is expensive, but it comes down to supply and demand, DJ.  Tell me about the demand to live in Marion... :-)

Also agree that Jeter was overrated on the field.  If he had played for almost any other team he'd have received golf claps for loyalty, solid play, and occasional brilliance ala Cal Ripken.

Comment 01 May 2015

The backstory is lovely and heartwarming.  That doesn't mean he couldn't have just kept them in the deep-freezer last night and had them another day, and not post a pic.

Comment 29 Apr 2015

Every QB is a scheme QB?!  

It's just that in the NFL for a long time every scheme has been the same. 

Comment 25 Apr 2015

Thank you Michael.  I agree 100%.  The WR issue is one that rarely gets mentioned.  The 2014 WR's were a huge improvement.  I also think the offense was tweaked ever so slightly following the consecutive losses to MSU and Clemson.  Urban was extremely run heavy in the first two years.  He made a comment last spring (maybe it was last year's spring game) that they would need to open up more downfield passing.  Had Braxton been QB instead of JT (or ultimately Cardale) I'm sure we would've seen the same results.  Actually, just without the loss to VT.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

Gladly.  College Park is a suburban mess which is clearly evident from a quick glance at Google Maps/Earth:

The campus is isolated from its surroundings - it was a serious hike to get from campus/stadium to anywhere worth being.  The downtown we found was very very small, and only really had one bar that we could quickly and easily find.   Baltimore Ave (UM's High Street equivalent, I suppose) as a whole is pretty awful and can be pretty fairly summed up with this Streetview image (it took us a good 5+ minutes to wait our turn to cross the street here).  Or this one which shows some new development on one side (making an effort), but absolutely nothing good on the other side of the street (long way to go).  And that was about it...the redeeming element that College Park has is that the DC Metro is a 10 minute walk (from the town...so a solid 20 minutes from anywhere on campus) from the small downtown and can get you to DC in less than 30 minutes.

I wish I had good things to report, but this is the reality I found.  Campus-wise, Maryland is the polar opposite of a Wisconsin-Madison, which is #1 on this for good reason.

Comment 22 Apr 2015

I haven't been to all of them (yet).  But I can attest that College Park is awful, and I would think deserves to be at the bottom.  College Park is the antithesis of Madison.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Right, not many coaches would turn down that talent.  The rule simply has to be revised or abolished though.