In terms of eye-hand coordination an excellent punter can be one of the best athletes on the team. I had to leave the center position, a position I loved, but learned to pk from a Buckeye family--I owe them tremendously for the entire blast I had as a kicker. One of them, one of Woody's legends--when the guy punted, you would hear the ball and laces spin just like an artillery shell. Great punting is a phenomenal part of the game--so long as 3 or 6 aren't in the bag.
Nice summary reviews of the key areas for concern. Appreciate it. And I agree with others' concern about the interior DL, especially about filling LJ's requirement for rotation. So much weight then shifts to the Buckeye OL and, imo, the tandem outputs from rushing and the deep threat.... I really want to see one of those two backs utterly dominate the field (and asap).
The roster says Rod Smith, the one and only.
He motored and slapped him down with one paw, just like a bear.
Hah, that brings back memories. What a game. I didn't recall Coach's remarks at the close--that last second.... 8:17, helmets and pure heart, man.
I was an op clinician a while ago and admire/d people such as you.
I like the points you're making. Just want to add that it's not just game changes that might be implemented, but long-term 'after-care' sorts of services and monitoring. And just to be clear, doing what we can so that the game isn't a 'death sport' shouldn't be regraded by anyone as pussification of the game.
We are just not doing enough of what we should be doing for this particular class of athlete and any other individual athlete who records head injury related to their sport.
Yeah, this is sad news.
Good article. These two coaches make for an excellent series, which is scripted as if one will win the game because the other errs. The year before, you could fault Dantonio's overconfidence.
I didn't care for dayne's visit to Columbus in 1999.
A great coach and a player's coach. The kind I think that gets you to find more and more in yourself no matter what the pain, and have fun doing it. An essence of the game.
That's excellent. My hs football coach was the algebra teacher and had the very same rep, the very same. When the guy started riffing, you could hear him all the way down the halls, must've been hundreds of yards We won championship after championship after championship. I still hated algebra, but I'm not too bad at math.
I've lived for 20 years where you see the lone star decal on so many windows and quite a few talented Bucks have played wearing them, but I cannot bring myself to 'like' the team, simply because of the @ss-owner. I'll bond with them over brisket, though, and talk about a certain player's glorious contributions to his school. Otherwise, I'm overwhelmed by flatulence.
All good. '53' best of the bunch, prime de le prime.
A 10pm bedtime? Older fans scoring afterwards, you mean?
That's the the realpolitik of cfb very well laid out and concisely, too. I'm not sure I'd lay it all on Meyer and exclude JT, though. I just think it's been the way things developing and Meyer's had the vision before his peers, and that man has few peers.
(forehead hits the desk)
Yeah, I agree and I hang with nerds. He just needed to grow up, and he did, fast and impressively, but didn't lose his sense of fun. You want someone like that on your team--leading your team.
It's a hangover from the 12 gauge effect.
Yes, one of the great ones of CFB. And for us, the man reversed and set a trend from which the other team is still desperately trying to recover.
Thank you, Mr Zeke. Just what I needed after a bizarre tragic past several days.
I was surprised by the "clear second" assessment. Both are smart and I was expecting competition to be breakeven or just slight advantage given to one more athletic/mobile. Very interested in this spring game.
I'll believe that particular program is developing more of what it takes to win THE GAME when I actually see it. First thing they gotta change are the intangibles and the intangibles are near impossible to change when the program remains so pleased with itself right up to the point it gets knocked down flat and can't get it up, yet again. I think that they're kinda getting to be like another psu--if not already so. All fine by me.
... and whom the money benefits, which includes particular constituent members.
I will see the movie, thank you.