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Comment 29 Sep 2015

Heading into the Wisconsin game last year, we were supposedly very vulnerable against an elite power run game. Ask Wisconsin how that turned out. It's easy to look soft in the middle against a spread offense that you are trying to attack on the perimeter. 

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Cardale Jones played in three huge games, won them all, and played very impressively.  I'd like to know how you think he can't beat out Barrett (Jones is a better passer and runs well) and Miller (coming off a severe injury, injury-prone, not a good passer to begin with).  I honestly have no idea who would win that QB battle.

Comment 01 Dec 2014

Agree with the positive thoughts on Cardale. His skillset is very impressive and his supporting cast will make this much easier.  He truly does have a cannon for an arm, which I think is very exciting in this offense and probably very worrisome for the badgers dcs.  I hope Herman doesn't keep him on a short leash for long. I would anticipate a v tech like scheme early on to force Herman to truly give Cardale the keys to the offense. 

Comment 30 Nov 2014

I agree. That was bad football.  Anyone who is calling that an impressive win didn't watch the game. Texas is terrible and tcu was only slightly better. 

Comment 22 Nov 2014

They should. Ugly wins should be a factor as well. That's all Fsu has been getting lately. 

Comment 22 Nov 2014

Joe burrow threw a touchdown pass to himself tonight in his team' trouncing of desales in the regional final, 52-20. Threw a pass and then caught it for a 12 yard touchdown. Pretty sweet 

Comment 20 Nov 2014

It is a big game but not for that reason.  One could argue that the reason we jumped ahead of Baylor is not simply a perception shift among the panel, but rather, when you get right down to it,  it is because Baylor has the worse loss.  Baylor lost to WVU, who has not beaten a single team in the top 25 besides Baylor.  Virginia Tech, on the other hand, beat both Ohio State and Duke.  West Virginia beating a decently ranked Kansas State team will mitigate some of Baylor's loss, which could turn around and bite Ohio State.  We have to root for Kansas State to win against WVU and then to also beat Baylor.         

Comment 21 Oct 2014

You make some good points, but explain how Guiton was able to distribute the ball to multiple receivers, vertically and horizontally, even though he was working with a group of underachieving wide receivers.

Comment 21 Oct 2014

He is a good fit for what we are doing this year but Braxton would be too. It's amazing how anti-Braxton some people are.

A good fit for what we are doing this year?  This is how the spread offense is designed to work.  Equal threat of run and pass, challenging the defense both horizontally and vertically.   This is not just a phase we are going through because Braxton Miller is hurt.  This is how the offense is meant to operate.  If Braxton could have made the right reads on the defense and executed on the short and mid-range passes, this is what we would have seen last year and the year before that.  The offense was modified to meet Braxton's skill set.  The people you call anti-Braxton have nothing against Braxton Miller; it's the type of offense that his skill set forced onto the coaches, which was heavy on the run and playaction deep pass.  It was an offense that was very successful but ultimately vulnerable to 1) good run defenses and 2) injuring key players (Braxton Miller).  I think we are in a much better position to win those elite games with a well-balanced offense that we have seen over the past couple of weeks.   

Comment 06 Feb 2014

Spielman and Laurenaitis started as freshman at LB (althouigh I think Laurenaitis' only start was the bowl game because Carpenter was hurt).  What he should have written was that Katzenmoyer was the first true freshman to open up the season as a starting LB. 

Comment 07 Jan 2014

Mich st gets the win but ohio state, after an early season of easy games, got to see that  they are for real. They played a TERRIBLE game and almost won on the road against a decent MSU team. Hate to lose but let's face it, in basketball it doesn't matter till March. Hopefully the guys who brought them back get some confidence and hopefully Ross gets the wake up call he dearly needs. 

Comment 06 Jan 2014

Agreed. It's weird that the passing game can breakdown for a lot of different reasons, and probably the most unlikely of those is what people tend to believe. Do we have great receivers?  Not especially. But they were all big time recruits, they are all fast (some actual track stars), and they have all gone through two years of coaching from a coach we all have a lot of faith in. And yet people still believe that our passing woes are on the WRs.   On most pass plays we have 3 - 5 guys running routes. You can believe on the one hand that all 3 - 5 receivers are not able to run a route where sufficient space is created between the receiver and the defender for a pass to be completed.  And remember also what many football experts say: covering a receiver is the hardest thing to do in football because the QB and receivers have already preplanned the route. And on the other hand you have the possibility that the QB is not able to effectively read the defenses quick enough or to deliver the football into the Windows created.  

Comment 24 Apr 2013

He's almost a carbon copy of Miller except that he is somewhat stouter than Miller.  I saw them close up going through drills at the Spring game.  What was more interesting to me is how well he threw the ball.  Cardale is by far the best throwing QB on the roster but Barrett is not far behind.  Looked to have good spin and good touch on his throws.