Did ryan get beetlejuiced or is that just an odd angle?
Point taken but if you're going to mention the timing, then you got to get on the refs as well. There are a lot more blatant fouls that don't get called in the waning seconds of a game b/c most refs, and rightly by the way, hesitate to blow the whistle as not wanting to decide a game that way. But again, refs have no accountability so what's the point.
It's only perfect if someone remembers to bring a bowling pin.
I agree. I understand wanting to get Braxton game speed experience, but when you have someone who is a bit injury prone, you may want to err on the side of caution.
The NCAA's reasoning ... They're the NCAA
ummmm ... doesn't elevenwarriors dole out autographs as prizes?
I don't follow ... are you saying that if it turns out Hyde did nothing wrong, that Meyer is going to get a hard time for too severe a punishment?
If that's your concern, let me ease your worries. Never going to happen.
didn't Stoneburner and Mewhort run from the police too?
Not that it's the best thing to gain recognition for but without some more information, let's not impose johnny f's lightweight status onto Mr. Baugh.
About time. Dude could guard anyone on the court in college ... obviously the NBA is a different monster but still, there has to be a role for that skill set. Best of luck to him.
I agree ... d!ck move DJ.
Tyquan is the one I'm routing for the most out of this bunch of recruits. I do admit to an NC bias, but aside from that, they had a piece on the local news after he committed and he just seemed like a solid stand up kid.
On top of that, I dig his technique. Not sure what benefit it provides, but when he's lining up, he keeps his hand in this mantis-style position ... don't know if it helps but I'd be scared sh!tless if I was on the other side not knowing if he was going to speed rush me or sweep the leg.
To be fair, I think the big ten needs to win some national championships (in the last decade at least) before you can say that.
Tyquan Lewis ... mark it dude
Teddy Bridgewater is making a pretty strong case for him right now ... kid can throw!
I wonder if with how decimated the special teams unit is, if Urban gives any thought to letting Basil unload on kickoffs. I realize the advantage it gives us at times, pinning the opposition inside the 15/20, but when balanced against playing backups who may be ripe to giving up big plays and what seems to be a play with a propensity for causing furhter injuries, it would make you at think for a moment whether it is worth it. I defer to those with more knowledge than me (e.g. the coaches) but it may be worth a consideration, at least until some of those dinged up are back and running.
Thats my recollection too Stu. It was the one during the UCF game and there was only one he was involved with during that game so I guess it was credited to him (if my memory serves me right). I didn't think the UCF one was his fault, but the one @ IU seemed to be, I think one of the announcers mentioned it looked like he was trying to move it and secure it in his right hand.
Was a real bummer b/c I'm a big fan of his and I believe Urban mentioned when praising his progress the week before, that it would only take one bad play to move him back down. Hopefully he can imake up some of that ground in practice over the next few weeks.
I don't think MSU is really an appropriate comparison. The type of O they run plays right into our strengths .... Meyer came right out in the press conference and said that spreads expose our weakness. Thats not to say we didn't play better all things conisdered, but I believe the offensive set up has a lot to do with it.
One thing I think most people need to open up to is it is highly doubtful that we will ever truly match the statistical success we on D that we saw in the Tressel years. I think it is near impossible, even with the same level of play, to do so when you are scoring or 3 and outing so quickly as to give the opponents so many more possessions. And I'm not simply talking time of possession, more number of possessions. As last night showed us, in an offense that goes even faster than us, we can dominate TOP, but thats not the only factor in ball control. It doesn't mean we can't be overall as effective, just likely not statistically so. That's my take at least.
Maybe this has something to do with the Boren at LB talk as well (aside from the play of the other LB's). Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Williams play some LB the last couple games as well?
As much as I'm hoping Smith gets 5-7 carries to show his stuff as a RB, I'm even more excited to hopefully see him on KR duty again too. You don't usually see guys that big back there returning kicks, but something tells me he's going to a break a big one if given a couple chances.
I voted for Braxton ... but I'm REALLY hoping AGL and BuckeyeJason are on to something.
I'm with you SECBuck (except for the fact I didn't see Eddie on your list). Not to say that I'm some great pronosticator in the likes of Puncsatony Phil, but I just believe in him. Maybe its pulling for the underdog when so many have dumped on him, or more likely the comparisons we heard in the past to my all time fave Eddie ... regardless, I'm hoping you are right. And the passion we saw out of him last week was a great start. Here's to building on to that.
Your statement that fans accepting mediocrity led to worshiping Tressel seems to insinuate that Tressel delivered mediocrity. If I'm reading that wrong, then my apology. If not, that is just a very uninformed claim. We all know the resume so i'm not going to post it, but what were your expectations at that point? perfect seasons and NC's every year?