We definitely need bigs....never have enough in the tough Big 10 season. Not to mention the chance that some of these guys are here and gone in 1-2 seasons.
There is something very disturbing about that picture of Choke......
So does Jameis become the next version of the Scum kicker......after he uses his eligibility the federal statue kicks in and they bounce him from school?
Bollman vs Pace----ROFLMAO. Bollman versus all the 4 and 5 stars that he screwed up over a decade.
Love the fire from Eze and Kwon.......bring that on the field in September. Minus the punch-lol.
Two of my all-time favorite Buckeyes. I have to go with the Big Kat though. He was massive in size and strength and that wins out in this drill. Spiels had the heart of a warrior that made him special. Big Kat by a nose.
In today's world of digital photography, wouldn't you have asked for a mulligan and do over if you saw this? LOL
If you read the article it states he would have to transfer and sit out a year at a FBS school......only way he plays in 2014 is to go to DII school as he is not 3 years out of High School and not draft eligible this year in supplemental. Guess that rules out any BiGTen school.......well except Illinois or Purdue-----LOL!
Good call....I was thinking the same thing. That the Police Sketch artist was going to be put out of work as Georgia was taking care of the images ahead of time.
Great April Fool's Day prank by Peterson......Love the reactions of the players when they saw the uniforms. At least 5 guys pulled hammy's thinking that might keep them in street clothes and out of those units. LOL
So what is the consistent factor of the two teams in the Final Four so far. Many analysts considered these guys 2nd tier players. But they excel in the system they are in, play as a team and have all hung around 3-4 years in their programs. Not many early NBA entry guys.
I believe it will be Braxton as he is still going to run and will do so on broken plays. I think we see a running back by committee until the middle of the B1G 10 season as no one is jumping off the reports at this point. Ezekiel, Dunn and Smith will all get a shot through the non-conference games.
Not sure about championship contention as this will be a young team next year....most of those coming back are bench players in reality....excited with the incoming talent and Lee should give Matta some athletic options up front. The key is to harness the talent into a team to put together a decent record to set the stage for the 2015 class.....but if we can grab Turner.......contention is possible.
Now that was the Siebert I remember from his time with the Bucks. He barely looked at the rim in the second half of game. Interesting how Florida's teamwork carried them through....and that was the comments of the players interviewed. Not to mention starting 4 seniors.....model for the future. 7-10 guys that fit your system, play as a team, athletic and stick around for 4-5 years.
Dunn is a model of Hyde at the same point in their OSU careers. By the time he is a senior, he will be bulked up to 230-235 and at absolute beast. Sounds as if Dunn is coming on strong, Elliott is stagnant and Rod Smith again has disappeared. Ball remains the unknown wildcard.
Jim Otis and John Brockington? You are pulling out the way-back machine. Do we have any highlights on 16mm film---lol?
Close call with Beanie and Hyde......I just looked at Hyde junior and senior years and felt he had the edge. Remember, Hyde rushed for like 1600 yards and missed 3.5 games. That is absolutely beast-like. He carried us on his back over the last half of the season....stopped once all year for a loss, and didn't put the ball on the ground.
1. Archie Griffin
2. Eddie George
3. Carlos Hyde
Consistency and duplication has to account for something......hence no MoClar as it was 1 spectacular season. It was hard to leave Keith Byars off the list from my time there though.
Its all cool because come the end of the week.....the will be sitting with 66 other NCAA teams. Home watching the Finals. It was a good run, handle it with class like you have been there before.
Great, accurate article. I said it from Day 1 that this team was not as good as that 15-0 start. There was absolutely no consistent scoring threat, and the offense tended to pass the ball around the perimeter for 30 seconds on each possession with 60-80% of the team never looking at the basket. The achieved what they did solely based on defense, but even that will fall apart with no true rim protector. This group achieved greatness in the past due to that one or two go to scorers (Thomas, Sully) that were missing this season.
My fear is as I previous expressed it, this team will struggle to get over the NCAA hump until we have an athletic big man that protects the rim, rebounds and has a hint of scoring ability. It has been void over the last several years (Sully being the exception). Next year's projected line-up has 1 player over 6-6 in the starting lineup. We project a 4 guard line-up.
Great Adam Sandler, Big Daddy reference!
One of the great perks of a home office during March Madness......my family did come up to my office twice though to see what all the yelling and screaming was about.
If so, the Thad should confiscate all his underwear until April!
While I am not pro or con when it comes to Luke Fickell the coach........I think his comments reflect some concern that others have mentioned about seniority vs. talent. While I think tenure and dedication is an invaluable asset in the work outside the athletic field.....at the end of the day, it must come down to the best talent if we want to be in the Top 4 for both Championship series and Recruiting. This may have been what lead to several redshirts last year (not bad if they stay---Mitchell), but probably far worse when you burn a year with talent (Bell) that barely got on the field outside of blowouts or mop up duty.
He may be staying in Arkansas for a long-time, but it won't be in Arkansas University...maybe a good community college program. SEC will continue to destroy this caveman's small thinking.