Haha I see what you did there... I thought about it as soon as I read it. Well done.
Boy the future sure does look bright, especially in the QB room. This is what you call an embarrassment of riches!
Braxton Miller, I have no doubt, will see the field in some capacity. He's too good not to play. However, I think it's clear that coming off an injury to his throwing shoulder, there is no way you could say his arm talent is going to be on the level of JT Barrett or Cardale Jones. No injury? Sure I'd put him up against either of them in terms of capability to accumulate stats. Coming off of an injury and subsequent surgery, there is no way in the world you could convince me his arm (even with rehab) would be on the level of JT Barrett or Cardale Jones. With the emergance of Ezekial Elliott it's obvious that the ability of the QB to run is not going to be as prevelant as it was when Miller was under center (and we had less development at the skill positions). I say don't rock the boat, find a way to put Braxon on the field, H-back, WR, CB, return game, something, but at QB it needs to come down to Barrett or Jones and I lean heavily in the way of Jones at this point.
Just for good measure... BOOM!
The one thing that really bugs me about Notre Dame is that while recruiting this kids they tout all the "catholic school" rhetoric, and I'm sure for a large part of the student body and staff there it isn't just rhetoric, but then you get the kid in the program and who does he deal with? Old purple face Brian Kelly who screams every obscenity in the book right in the kid's faces on National TV. The irony of that just rings so loudly within me.
It's for sure a two way street, and the first thing to keep in mind is that these guys aren't going to come up against a defensive line with the kind of depth and talent that our defense has. Secondly, that backup O-line was patchwork, 5 guys who were tossed together as backups to play in a scrimmage. When those guys end up playing in games it won't be as 5, it will be one guy going in too fill in for an injured starter, and he will be playing with, and be held up by, the other starters. Putting 5 backups together as opposed to 1 back up filling in for an injured player, is a drastically different situation.
That said, as a unit yesterday, the backup O-line looked awful, however, the pocket the starters were giving Cardale was big enough to drive a mack truck through.
I thought the same, maybe just that the 2016 kids were already being recruited for a year, possibly two, and if they already had an idea of where they wanted to go the championship might not be as big a pull for them.
And the cash money if that's their thing as well.
What a great dude. 100% humble. I remember meeting him several years ago, and he was just such an awesome guy. Big ups to you Troy for being a solid human being.
It will be Raekwon McMillan showing us what it means to play ILB at Ohio state once again.
He's a goddamn dickhead!
Don't hate, the Jawas are like the velociraptor was in jurrasic park. Is it the T-rex? No but it can still ruin your day.
You beat me to it, but I'm so glad you did, this episode is amazing and deserves all kinds of recognition, def. my favorite.
i SWEAR THERE IS AN M IN THERE AT THE END.... I'LL SHORTEN IT... BOOM!
They're not bad, but I liked them better at Oklahoma State.
They should have Washington monkey roll under Bosa and have Bosa do like a silverback gorilla stance/hop over top of Washington to have them switch spots presnap. That would be bad ass.
Agreed. I think the concept of starter vs. back up kind of goes out the window this season. Technically the starters are the guys in on the first two plays, but by 3rd down LJ could be rotating in two different guys. It's going to be an exciting year.
Really surprised with his advantage just as a pure athlete that Jalyn Holmes hasn't locked up that other end position. He's a monster and a stellar athlete. Super fast for his size... It just surprises me that he hasn't made that his home yet. A lot of time left until VTech, but I'm surprised. Congrats to Tyquan Lewis though, way to step up, and I mean regardless I'm sure it's going to be a quick rotation of guys in there.
It would really bum me out, and basically make me give up on sports if I liked a team that just had absolutely nothing to be excited about. I feel like to be a terps fan you have to have gone to school there. That's sad.
I should clarify, not to say JT can't throw a deep ball at all, just saying in terms of Cardale vs. JT if you stack their assets as a QB, the "deep ball touch" category leans heavily in favor of Cardale.