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.
He might be the most underrated player on the D this year. Really sad he's leaving us.
I stopped wearing jerseys my senior year of college because I started to realize I was older than some of these guys. I don't know why, but at that point they just seemed to be tacky to me. Classier, more form fitting Nike or Homage gear seems to be a better look to me nowadays.
Great player, better person.
Expecting Braxton, JT and Cardale all back next year, wouldn't a redshirt next year be just as valuable?
Burn it if you need to. Win at all costs.
DEVIN SMITH GONNA RUN REAL STRAIGHT AND REAL FAST - ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL DAY.
I hate when coaches on either side whine about lopsided games and running up the score. If either coach has a problem with it, take it up with the Athletic Directors since they scheduled the game.
You can't avoid playing the game, it's already scheduled. Go try and win by as many points as possible because that's the objective of the game.
Can't stand Herbie, but I thought his comments about FCS football were pretty accurate.
I'm not really sure that coach's backlash was justified other than him trying to stick up for his team, which I guess I can support.
I'm pretty sure I understand why he doesn't wear a headset now...
Rushing accolades aside, EzE has been most impressive as a blocker this year. He came up absolutely huge in the Penn State game protecting JT.
Love this dude.
A chance to play Bama and then Oregon/FSU is making me ridiculously giddy.
Three big games to go though, regardless of the talent level of the first two.