Agree totally. Breaking LJ "out" of State Penn was absolutely huge, DibDab. Not only a great position coach and recruiter, but he's a great role model for these young 'uns. The video of him handing out championship swag to "his" guys gave me goose bumps - kids will run through two brick walls for that dude!
So, a total of 10 stars for both Urbs and Har-har-harbaugh... The synchronicity is amazing, Buckeye Phi!
That first gif may become my new screen saver, JB322!
Great quotations inspire as well as inform - as far as I'm concerned, you never have to apologize for using them on here. Plus, it'll help keep the joint classy, unlike some blogs published by our rivals (and some wanna-be rivals)!
Obviously we have to wait to see how these kids perform on the field, but the 2017 recruiting class could be the best ever assembled at tOSU! Meanwhile, up at AACC, excitement is growing over the thought of snatching a 2* linebacker, an equipment manager, and someone to keep Jay Harbaugh's crayons sharpened out of Nick Saban's backyard!
Probably not too many Warriors remember "Every Which Way But Loose", BeatTTUN!
Your "Instant Karma" reference reminded me of another song that was written "around the last time ttun was good at football" - "The End" from The Doors. Famously used in "Apocalypse Now". I could actually see Jimmy Hairbrain doing something like this^
I ran a 10.85 100 once... What's that? Oh, Hill ran 100 meters! I thought it was 100 feet!
Well, now I feel a little foolish...
We've been hearing since 2006 about how horrible the B1G is - some of the criticism was deserved; some was the sporting journalists' junior-high-school-girl-like crush for that certain conference down South.
Sparty is getting good recruits and good results. If they continue to be a top 10 team - and if we continue to beat them on a regular basis (which I believe we will) - it can only increase our value to the committee members that choose the 4 CFP teams. And, as much as I like and respect Dantonio for helping us win the '02 NC, as well as for what he's accomplished at MSU, we are one of only a handful of elite programs in the nation - the Green and White are merely very, very good. After watching the B1G Championship and the CFP bowl games, there is no doubt in my mind that tOSU's talent level is on par with any in the country; add training and development, guys drafted by and playing in the NFL, depth at almost every position, relentless and effective recruiting, and the players getting to experience the reality of Urban's philosophy (rather than just hearing about the theory), the high character, big-time blue chippers are going to want to play here.
Urban is still better than Mark D, IMO: A better coach, better recruiter, better motivator, better visionary, innovator, talent evaluator and developer (I'm sure I'm leaving a ton out)!
I love it!
Notre Dame fans: call us when you're relevant again - cuz you haven't been for over 20 years! (Yeah, I know, you went to the NC in the 2012 season - and got your ass handed to you by 'Bama; and the bad news for you Domers is, the final score, 42-14, didn't even come close to showing the total dominance of Alabama!)
Here's another idea: join the B1G so you can run roughshod over the rest of the conference, sort of like State Penn has done since they joined. Wait ... what's that? Oh, PeeSU hasn't been the overlords of B1G football (or basketball, or baseball, or even bowling) since they came in?
That's why I hate Domers and State Penn fans only marginally less than scUM!
An important life lesson: you are never too important to mow your mother's lawn
Another incontrovertible fact: Mom will always win that argument!
Spot on, TB. We had tons of skill players in 2006, including a special athlete at QB that happened to win the Heisman - the athletic D-line of Urban's Gators totally stuffed them.
Congratulations to Denzel; it was hard to tell from the video, but it looked like he was pulling away from the rest of the field.
From the picture on the victory stand, it appears he could easily put on another 15 lbs of "Marotti muscle" once he gets to the WHAC.
Gotta love Natalie Collier! A mom-bein'-a-mom! (Also her Twitter handle: "BossLadyN" -- I bet that is the God's-honest-truth, too!)
Well, Louisville is close to "the Bourbon Trail" in Kentucky - your son would enjoy the science behind the process of water, corn mash and yeast turning into beautiful, amber-colored alcohol.
And whatever you do, do not leave DC without visiting Arlington National Cemetery. Life changing experience.
Great advice, NavyBuckeye91! Also, visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (try and watch the changing of the guard if possible), and the Viet Nam Memorial Wall - my wife was in tears, I was in tears, even my boys (about 11 and 9 at the time) were deeply moved.
Then make sure you throw a match on the gasoline - that'll take care of the weeds!
I give TG major props for accepting the challenge to come and compete at a program loaded with talent (and experience) at the position he wants to play. It sounds like the trip to Oregon opened his eyes to the fact that God-given ability and talent alone can only get a player so far - what will separate him (and others) from the plethora of total washouts that had tons of talent but never realized their potential is work, study, work, work, more study, and more work. (And, of course, Torrance has the Master Motivator as his Head Coach, which won't hurt one bit!)
Great article about LeCharles and his dojo for offensive linemen in Chandler, AZ. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Urban and Ed Warriner have his number on speed dial. (In my imagination, LeCharles Bentley and Warriner talking O-line training and techniques would be like sitting in with Stephen Hawking and Einstein discussing physics!)
Remember you're speaking to Goiter fans - logic, facts & historical data don't mean too much!
I kind of enjoyed reading the clinical studies of Kinsey...
That is some amazing stuff from a HS freshman! Keep working hard, young man - perhaps you can be another in the long line of great receivers from tWRU (the Wide Receiver University - along with the LB University; DB University; RB University; OL University; DL University; QB University...!).
Not a bad pass from the QB, either! Is his name Lincoln Flood?
This is certainly the greatest year for Buckeye sports' teams in my lifetime of being a fan (50+ years); I don't know if there has been a better year ever in Buckeye sports history.
Now LeBron and the Cavs could win the NBA Championship - see what the football team started?!?!