Really going to miss him. I was concerned after we lost Shazier (still one of my favorite LB's ever) to the NFL, but man did Lee step up and make losing Shazier much easier. Now the question is, who's gong to replace Lee?
I lived in Ann Arbor when he was hired, I thought it was a great hire. Most people (including almost every UM fan) seem to forget that offense wasn't the problem during his tenure, it was the woeful lack of any defense. I don't have the numbers, but I would be shocked if the RR teams didn't average over 30 points a game. But that doesn't mean anything when your D gives up 40 a game.
Damn it Dale, stop interrupting!!!
Totally agree. I think RB is a lot like QB in that when you don't know when your next touch is going to come, you try to force things and try to do too much. Fumbles, negative carries, injuries.. All are more likely when you're not taking what your O-line or the defense if giving you.
I do not, always use a CC. I emailed the staff with a link to this post hoping they may be able to help out. I would think an officially licensed 11W banner would be even better, I have to believe it would make national sports headlines.
Seems like we have the support, it's just a matter of putting the funds together do we can book it.
Alright all, I just spoke to a very nice woman named Catherine at:
Phone number to reach her: 888-645-3442, ext. 118
Details: $1500.00 for 20-25 minutes of flight time, that includes the cost of the sign, taxes, flight, pilot, etc. I used "Go Buckeyes", but that can obviously be changed. She mentioned that often times there are flight restrictions around games, events, etc., so it might be better to fly it a half hour before the start of UM's practice, as they may not be able to fly over the stadium during practice. They do accept Paypal, or all major credit cards. We need to pay up front, then we will be provided with a detailed drawing of the sign, flight itinerary, etc.
Can someone (staff?!?) help set up a Paypal account or something we can all contribute to?
Relevant details: IMG's football address is 5691 Bollettieri Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34210
UM practice on Friday will begin at 5pm, so probably best to slot in for that 4:30-5pm time slot.
This seems like a fairly obvious opportunity for 11W to extend its influence, or at the very least facilitate the 11W membership to exert their Buckeye influence. Give us a date and monetary requirement, then let the fans take care of the rest...
Closest I could find is:
If someone can set up a Paypal and an itinerary, I would be more than obliged to donate. F*%+ UM.
Edit: or crowd source money...I'm not terribly familiar with this new format but it seems like a pretty fairway to do things.
Thank you GB.. It's often said but seldom thought about: these KIDS are making an incredibly difficult decision that will literally affect the rest of their lives. Also... Imagine being a *gasp* Northwestern, Purdue, etc. fan that has to deal with a great school and shit athletic department..we are truly spoiled.
But I would still fire Beck, he's getting my wrath for wasted 2015 talent.
Agree 100%, most gifs are just irritating, and gifs in response to gifs is often downright stupid.
Full Disclaimer: the statement above does not apply to jiggly gifs, jiggly gifs are fully encouraged and appreciated. Just remember to enjoy your time in 11W jail for posting said jiggly gifs.
I started out searching for strange aircraft sightings over Southern Illinois, which led me to the long rumored "Aurora" project. That in turn then led to another rumored project I was not aware of, the TR-3B. That in turn brought me to Wikipedia under "Black Triangle UFO", and the following excerpt:
Southern Illinois incident Edit
The "St. Clair Triangle", "UFO Over Illinois", "Southern Illinois UFO", or "Highland, Illinois UFO" sighting occurred on January 5, 2000 over the towns of Highland, Dupo, Lebanon, Shiloh, Summerfield, Millstadt, and O'Fallon, Illinois, beginning shortly after 4:00 am. Five on-duty police officers around these locales, along with various other eyewitnesses, sighted and reported a massive, silent, triangular craft operating at an unusual treetop level altitude and speeds. The incident was examined in various television shows including the ABC special Seeing is Believing with Peter Jennings, an hour-long Discovery Channel special UFOs Over Illinois, an episode of the Syfy series Proof Positive and a half-hour-long independent documentary titled The Edge of Reality: Illinois UFO, January 5, 2000 by Darryl Barker Productions.
Sufjan Stevens sang about this incident in the song "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois" on his 2005 album Illinois.
So that pretty much conclusively means you have secret government aircraft testing going on in your backyard, right?
Mark me down in the F-35B, possible AV-8B Harrier.. Either would explain the hovering effect you see, as well as the LOUD noise that accompanies it.
I agree with you, I don't think Jalin is quite at a starting NFL receiver level yet, but I do wish him the best now that he has decided to move on. I think had the offense been setting records and scoring points like everyone thought it would, we could have shrugged off guys who were disgruntled with the amount of usage they were getting. But it's telling that even with the insane amount of talent it had, the offense still woefully underperformed. I guess even knowing he would be a main player on O next year, he still decided it was best to move on.
Logged in to say the same thing. Reading between the lines, it sounds like he was dissatisfied enough with his utilization that he was willing to risk coming out early. Yet another strike against the play calling last year...
FA is a great military and foreign policy site, thanks to the OP for posting it. It's absolutely loaded with current information as well as great individual stories from various military branches... I highly recommend it to anyone with interest in any of the world's militaries.
My favorite random article ( SR-71 related):
Bronco CB Bradley Roby finished the game with two tackles, including a big third-down pass breakup late in the fourth quarter against Ted Ginn to stall a Denver drive deep in Panther territory that kept the Broncos to three points and Carolina's lead at six.
Exactly how much Four Loko have you consumed tonight my good sir?
Full disclosure: I did it for the flask.
Also... upvotes for everyone!!
Agreed. The offense was a train wreck 3/4 of the year.... And I am still so bitter about it. The most talented OSU team in 20+ years and they don't even win their own division, let alone the conference or compete for a NC. The coaches (Urban included) let these players down. I just hope I never hear the phrase "he deserves more touches" again... Because the offensive staff was clearly more interested in spreading the ball around to all the "playmakers" than they were with actually taking whatever the defense was giving them. Braxton would have been far better utilized as a true receiver instead of the stupid direct snaps and pop passes. #firebeck
Can't we just say we're happy with the backs we have and leave it at that? Enjoy your schadenfreude at TTUN's expense, or better yet, one of their delusional fans... Not a teenage athlete whom we were once very happy to have in OSU's class.
I think you hit the nail on the head right there... You can be a dominate high school player just on talent and physicality alone. In the college game everyone is talented, so you start to see the separation between players that are willing to put in the work and those that don't. Best of luck to him wherever he lands.
Recruits aren't stupid, they saw the same anemic offense we did for 3/4 of the season (with possibly the most talented team in 20+ years). I don't see this as a "blaming Beck" move, I see this as a "Beck is clearly not the future, here is what we're doing about it" move.
I'm really not trying to be a jerk, but doesn't the poor O-line play from the 1st half of this year (after returning 4 starters) give you some pause in your faith hat the O-line will be ready to go out of the gate? I'm assuming Coach Ed is going to have some sort of expanded role in the O-Coordinator role as well given Beck's lackluster performance, so how much time is he going to be able to devote to the new slobs?
I too thought about Tmeyer ( I might steal that from you) when the matchup was announced. We know Urban has a special place in his heart for ND, so taking his foot off the pedal is a real possibility if OSU gets up by a couple scores.
Maybe prime time on New Year's Day is an early afternoon time slot? Most people are either recovering from their prior evening parties or having a lazy day anyway, so perhaps viewership is higher mid day?
Either way, I was pretty disappointed about missing the playoff, but I find myself becoming more pumped about playing ND daily. I hope we beat the tar out of them.
The offensive powers have completely wasted a lot more than just Braxton this year. I'm afraid in 40 years I'll be telling my grand children about the best OSU team ever that didn't even win its own division, let alone the conference or a NC. It still pisses me off just thinking about the underperformance of the offense all year (minus a couple good games).
Tim Beck is the easy target because of the MSU game, and it's complete lack of any strategy or intelligent thought to win the game. It gets worse when you remember that for most of the year, the offense looked and played like shit. A little more interaction from Meyer, Warriner up in the box, and suddenly we have a rolling offense that is taking what the D gives them and scoring tons of points. I'll give the weather 25% of the credit for MSU's win, MSU another 25% for effort and showing up, and OSU's coaching (specifically the offensive side) the remaing 50% percent for handing them the game. I can take losing to a better team, MSU is far from that. Tim beck and the O coaches blew the season, plain and simple.