Yeah, that's what kinda bothers me still about either of these guys when I think about it all. I understand, both of them are very deserving. And I admit, there's really no real good time to lose key team personnel, but, jeesh, just before you're entering the playoffs, which, I'm presuming--maybe incorrectly, these days is the point of working so dmd hard in the first place. And I think this team, this year, deserves a little more consideration.
I recognize the Shakespeare reference, but is this a Priest reference, too?
The Armani Reeves injury, is anyone clear on that yet? It would be great to have him back solid ... and focused, literally or figuratively.
He's obviously got the physical qualities and skills-set to play like another Shazier. But, the instinct-aggressiveness thing has got to be even better, especially now at this point in his age/development. For that, I'd credit his experience having played qb. Lee's come a l-o-n-g way since the start of the season learning the discipline required for his position. So much talk about Raekwon--deservedly so--but Lee really surprises with his speed, power, maturity, and sound tackling form. The guy's got to be a riot to coach. He's outstanding now, but he's going to be really really good, one day.
I agree. I do like awards for players and I think the coaches like seeing them awarded to their players, too, and take pride in it. As for the B1G coy award, it would be rather embarrassing to receive it if it's been defined in effect by the criterion how-the-hc-has-done/measured-against-the-traditionally-dominant-program. You wonder whether they've even realized they've ruined the award by doing so. Btw, I grew up in a time when the conference was referred to by the media as the big two, little eight.
This season is exactly why I'm a not a totally reason-driven fan and never will be. Why should I be? The game isn't played entirely reasonably and the Buckeyes rarely disappoint (I ignore a certain series in the '90s.)
We really don't disagree, but I wouldn't dismiss consideration of the quality and professionalism of the abc affiliate article, nor would I say such considerations are a separate issue. The 11W piece, imo, was model.
No evidence, and just some ears as a witness. And the abc affiliate's article really needs copy editing--rather embarrassing really. I understand the urgent interest of the story, but such high stakes for those involved require commensurate care by the media, as well.
I worry about this one, but I worry more about the next one, too. The playoff psychology has got to feel new to this level of football, although a lot of these guys have had the experience in high school. But, this game, imo, in particular is just as dangerous won as it is fatal if lost.
ND was an early media favorite and they did win for a while before totally collapsing and almost did most everyone the favor we'd been asking for, so I can't blame them. I don't think their staff and recent staffs have been good, obviously. I had a graduate scholarship there and I can tell you the faculty think very well of the B1G, including Ohio State. But, alums I've known tend to be similar to your experience. In a lot of ways, they remind me of umich.
You know, people grow up in college. I did, and I couldn't be any happier for this guy. Really, really proud of him.
I watched the game again (and I'll be watching it yet again soon, too) and the defense really stands out. In real time I was floored by the points and yardage within the first 20+ mins. But, this second time around, Johnston's punting and the defensive shutdowns of their offense were, to use Meyer's word, phenomenal.
I wonder what Spielman said about them. Just awesome--and I rarely use that word.
There's no justification for pushing that conference up over the B1G unless it's in your own material interest to do so, and that's exactly what we get with some on DIS' espn--no matter what they've said about how it's in their interest to see a dominant B1G.
To Taylor Decker, I'd say 'baylor at morgantown.' That loss was bad, just ohso bad.
Just gotta add too, I can't stand espn jesse palmer p*mpin' b12 and baylor post the cfp's selection.
Nine unit strong last night--wow, just like the heavens opened up. What character, talent, what a team.
Hahaha, well, the game was in Indy--there's your problem.
It was over when ...
they put on the uniforms.
Those are my favorite uniforms, and I never doubted that guy from Glenville.
This is excellent ... then I read this "since the turn of the century." For me, that's a mortifying phrase. No, really the chart is an excellent time study of the two averages and the actual outcomes. And I suppose, if you focused on one outcome/average, say, passing, and let it be y, the x axis could be the the years as a series. Do another graph for rushing, too. You could then see how the teams' individual outcomes for each year changed over the entire span of years.
After this season, I'm almost serious saying it's now hard to imagine a Meyer offense utilizing just one type or style of QB during any one season. But, I think, when it comes down to it, it should be a question of whether or not to play for Meyer and Ohio State. That's what I think is built into Gibson and Burrows' decisions one way or another, and it really says something about both players' character--and they've obviously chosen well.
I really appreciate you asking that. I thought that I was posting here among a lot of programmers and, hah, I wasn't about to ask.
I cannot remember when I ever had the opportunity to be a fan of three QBs all on the same team.
Count those late preseason days, I cannot remember when Ohio State had three QBs good-to-go in the same season. Not to mention Jalin.
This is a new era, for sure.
"For real though, Braxton is playing next game and they're making a Disney movie [espn] about this season right?"
That's probably my favorite response--call it something like Long Road to NC.
I confess, after that THE game last season, I kinda liked Gardner. I always measure wins against the quality of the adversity and the opponents. To me, beating this team is always a quality win and players like Gardner contribute regardless of their individual statistics. It's the big reason the B1G will always be the best conference, imo.
Eliminate those turnovers and the past two games would have different complexions--we might even be complacently overlooking the breakdowns that led to the big individual bursts from Coleman and Cobb. It could've been fatal in one or more of the remaining games.