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Comment 21 Feb 2017

What you want to see is a highlight reel of our great backs.  This man is certainly among the best ever to play here (and anywhere else and should've at least had a certain invitation), but I've seen some very great backs come through this program--and always keep in mind it's hard to separate out the back from his O-line....  I think also, Zeke would've been just as a great of a teammate--and that's just as important, too, as his accomplishments.

Comment 18 Feb 2017

I never had the impression that they did this stuff forever, or even as routine.  This anniversary tradition stuff builds a team and personal character that has distinguished them from most of their opponents every season--especially from those dum@sses up north.  I also think you haven't looked at enough S&C before-after photos of our freshmen, nor do I think you have a firm grasp of their development trajectories over the past several years.

Comment 17 Feb 2017

I expect even better results overall, though it will look differently, especially the punting--we're going to have a qb back there, right?  There's then going to be more potential for that legendary Meyer 4th-down aggressiveness--maybe surprisingly when things look as if there going to be contrary and venerably Tressel-like. I expect that Nuernberger will have his form under control.

Comment 15 Feb 2017

Schiano vs Army (triple option):

He has a plan.

Comment 14 Feb 2017

I was amused reading the president's statement.  I wonder what kind of coach he'd had if he played the game.  The game in those days, especially the practices, was definitely not the same as today.  I think the issue was the same thing we saw unfortunately later on with JT, that you cannot publicly place your employer in such an awkward position.  It just compels action. 

I especially remember him for his commencement speech.  Just so much larger than life. 

Comment 13 Feb 2017

Brendon White's multi-position experience has got to be a significant advantage for getting onto the field early, especially after he's done S&C this winter/spring, and even if the staff's got him figured for a particular defensive position.  His dad's smart, he's smart--he's going to be very impressive early on. 

Comment 09 Feb 2017

absolutely earned the right to have one more season to turn things around

Just a homer alum with a shallow understanding of the game, but I like this guy a lot and his legacy deserves a better ending ... than yet another season with some two game rolls that likely put a fork in his career.  I'm thinking (hoping, actually) the good coach makes a decision based on a realistic assessment for next season.  It's a hard job and, when someone's done so much good, I like to see him bow out because of choice, not because of cause. 

Comment 08 Feb 2017

^^^^Beat me to it 'by that much.'  Rich article.  I bookmarked it.  Thanks, Eric.

*I'd say Meyer's still relatively early in developng into the kind of head coach he next wants to be.  Considerations of 'workplace environment' aside, I'd say he probably wants this program for some time to come.  WWH and Cooper teams sometimes possessed massive levels of talent across the board, but in my lifetime I've not seen such potential as Meyer teams, players and staff together.  Meyer's certain to get where he wants to be as a head coach.