Meyer has always been vocal about his desire to play guys as freshman, but if there ever was a year for some young guys to step up and earn significant playing time this is the year.
It may not always be "fun", but I anticipate that it is going to be one of the most unpredictable years in recent memory. A lot of new starters, some great talent coming back, but a very difficult road schedule and not a lot of time in between big games.
I dont know the whole story, why was he being put in a headlock after being dragged out by 4 dudes?
This is an exciting hire, but it will be interesting to see how he adjust to the DC role after a couple years out of coaching.
I agree with him that Lee and Apple should come back, I don't think either are definitely going above the 3rd round. Bell wouldn't be wrong with either decision, though I think he could be a sure 1st rounder if he stays one more year, but he may be that already (why risk injury?).
Thomas probably should go, I don't see the offense changing tremendously next year (assuming Weber is in) and his stock is high right now.
Cardale definitely should transfer, this year really hurt him, and he deserves to start somewhere.
Zeke and Bosa's stock can't get any higher.
I would like an opportunity to see us wreck ND, since I also do not think we have a shot to make the CFB.
If he was the offered the job at USC, SCar and Georgia I'd be surprised if he didn't take the job with USC. Georgia would be my second choice.
Edit: I am running under the assumption that Georgia will fire Richt.
I get a kick out of the audible "Oh Sh!t" you can hear after the fumble on PSU's jet sweep. 1:02:17 mark for the interested.
I forgot about McCall in my post, if we really do keep all three on top of Weber that is a haul on par with Alabama's from a couple years ago. It is an exciting possibility, I'd love to see it happen!
Yeah but there was a lot of talk about the Hill situation that truly made it seem inevitable. I am not saying Kareem won't, but I have less a feeling that it is a certainty. Obviously it would be amazing if he signed with us, and I can't imagine how salty Wisconsin and scUM fans will be if we keep both guys. That would be a very physical and athletic tandem to have.
I'm no football genius, but in my mind we can work the ball quickly to the outside with screens, sweeps and swing passes to our backs to offset whatever interior advantage they have on our o-line. Not many people thought we could run against Bama last year, but we ended up doing okay. That being said, our offensive line has shown improvement but still has some work to do. Outside of the second half vs. Indiana and part of the VaTech game, Zeke hasn't really had a dominating performance (which is more to do with the slobs, not Zeke). But I think VaTech is a great example of how this team still has the ability to run the ball effectively against a good defensive line. If we get PSU chasing our guys, we can gas them and ease the pressure on our offensive line later in the game and let Zeke do his thing.
Only one way to find out....
I have a totally different view of ecstasy use down here in Miami. I would never expect to see someone in a gym popping molly or ecstasy before working out.
I didn't realize that. Would cocaine fall under PED use too then?
Maybe I am wrong, but Spence's suspension was for ecstasy.
I don't remember Spence's suspensions being labeled as PED use, but PED use covers a wide range of substances. I remember while working for FIU's football team strength coaches warning athletes against drinking Vitamin Water because there were ingredients that could trigger a positive drug test. Crazy.
Edit: I misread your comment.
Man that really sucks. It has to be a nightmare for the administration and ticketing departments. What do they do for the people who purchased game tickets, fans who were traveling now have worthless plane tickets, hotel accommodations, etc,. I would assume they wouldn't have to re-buy tickets, but do they refund season ticket holders who can't make the trip? Crazy situation.
For one game, I can like them.
I think a much overlooked problem with this team is the blocking from the wide receiver position, also that interior of the d-line is borderline atrocious against the run. They got gashed on many first and second down runs right up the middle. The offense will gel, I have no worries with Dolodale back there. But I am not sure we are going to find a run stopper on the defensive front to solve our issues there.
Poor El Guapo.
I wanted to say the same thing you did about that highlight video. I definitely cringed at the idea of adding that as a highlight clip.... Tasteless for sure.
I am going to be interested to see how the team responds to playing a lesser regarded opponent after playing arguably the biggest opponent (outside of MSU) of the year. I watched Hawaii against Colorado, they are not impressive in the slightest, but the guys should come out and put this away early.
I was thinking the same thing. I know people make mistakes, and God only knows how many I made in college, but it still doesn't make it sit any better. I think the worst part is that we are now without three of our receivers/H-Backs (Smith, Marshall and Wilson), we just lost Brown for the season and Braxton will be playing his first game in a new position, it is a straight kick in the 'nads. I am not worried about our defense vs their offense, but we didn't need our offense to be crippled against their defense. Oh well, thankfully we still have the slobs, EzE, and the 2 best QBs.
Might be something to do with the coaching change at Massillon?
I didn't watch the whole thing, but he looks pretty freaking good from what I watched.He would have been a great addition for this class, don't kid yourself.
Best of luck to him. On to the next one.