I really can't describe how much I love this video.
Just win, dammit.
I would love to see that exact block O added to the jerseys in some creative way (besides the occasional appearance on the pants). Perhaps on the shoulder pads or something?
Also, I think this block O helmet would look better if it were actually the normal "shiny" silver helmet that they where, rather than this plain, dull gray.
The most frustrating thing about Amir is that he doesn't hustle and looks like he just doesn't give a shit. Sam Thompson just never developed any skills besides jumping and Shannon Scott is just a mediocre version of Aaron Craft without the leadership ability.
I'm starting to wonder about how much of this is on Matta. With the way he is so hands-off with his teams and lack of playing his bench, it seems the only teams he has that succeed is where he dominates the recruiting game on players that don't really need much development. If they do require development, his teams just seem to be stagnant and never really live up to expectations/improve.
Craft, Lighty, Diebler, Deshaun, Lauderdale as your backups?
I love Devin and what he did for us this year (and the past few years); however, I just don't see him being all that successful in the NFL. While a deep threat is crucial for an NFL passing game, you really have to be able to run every route and I honestly can't remember him catching anything other than a deep ball. Also, for an extensive amount of time during the middle of this year, he seemed to disappear completely when we focused on the run game and the short to intermediate passing game.
Hopefully I'm wrong, but I just think taking him with a 1st round pick is absolutely insane.
This guy (or gal) covered it best. Go with one of these.
Super stoked about the Alford hire and my excitement continues to grow every time I hear something new about him. I had no idea he started at Mount Union and welcome him to Buckeye Nation with open arms.
Also, I couldn't be happier than Urban has started to offer bigger and rangier WR. I always get jealous when I see other teams with giant, athletic freaks for WR and I'm happy our team is starting to float towards that a la Michael Thomas.
Someone reported that the interview took place this morning.
1) Unlikely, but perhaps he didn't know he'd get the interview until earlier today.
2) He knew he was interviewing today, but that doesn't guarantee he was going to get the job.
3) It sucks for the kid and I feel bad, but they should be selling the University and Urban Meyer's program, which will include a great staff, regardless if it is the one that recruited the players originally.
Gotta love threads about arguing over the 5th and 6th string quarterbacks.
I just assume the remainder of guys were picked up because current players have stated interest in transferring; however, it hasn't been public yet. MAYBE because they want to finish out the school year to not set their academic progress back.
That is usually the case and has happened to several players before (including LB Scott McVey, etc.). I say usually only because I'm not 100% it happens always, even though I believe that is the case.
You're so correct, which is hilarious because people really can't make up their minds.
Football leagues everywhere used to look the other way on injuries (mostly concussions) for years, so we put further protocol in order to protect the players. Now, people are realizing these injuries aren't worth the post-career affects and kids are intelligent enough to agree with that and everyone thinks the team is booting them out the door.
Marcus Mariotta doesn't have an NFL arm and will be a bust.
He sounds like a wonderful pick for my Brownies to waste (a minimum of) two 1st round picks on.
Lots of familiar names... It's almost like they were on a very successful team we're fond of.
Wow, I cannot wait for Spring ball.
In my opinion, save some games when the athletes are young and still trying to learn the game (i.e. 100-0 6th grade girls games), I do not ever see a problem with running the score up on the other team. The object of the game is to score points on the other team and their job is to stop it. If they cannot stop it, they deserve to lose by as many points as they give up.
However, I do not even see this as a situation of running the score up. I was not going to feel at ease until the clock hit zero against this offense, as Oregon freaking scored in 6 seconds on their last touchdown. Down 15 points with 1-2 minutes remaining would be an improbable comeback, but certainly not impossible for this Oregon offense.
I never thought I'd say this, but I really think Cardale should leave for the NFL. While he probably won't get drafted until the 4th or 5th round, this is a weak draft class and anything can happen. His stock is way higher than we ever imagined right now and he possibly may never start another game at OSU (I think he should start next year, but that's my opinion). An NFL team will take him as a project and realize he will probably have to sit 3 to 5 years. He would be able to finish his degree by then, which he has stated is his #1 priority currently, he would be able to have an income to support his daughter, and he would not have to worry about potentially losing all chances at the NFL via draft ($$$).
I would love to have him back, but I believe he should do what's best for him. He has nothing left to prove to the fans, scouts or coaches in terms of winning.
I absolutely agree, but Oregon/Mariota is also the type of offense that somehow gets ridiculous backbreaking 3rd down conversions (not matter the distance), which cannot happen.
Limit turnovers and force them to punt often by dominating third down, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease.
Anyone who thinks Braxton is going to transfer severely underestimates 1) the guarantee he can throw the ball effectively after two major shoulder surgeries and 2) learning a completely new system with new coaches and teammates starting in July/August, which will be when he is able to throw again.
End of discussion.