One more example of him being old school. That's what my high school teams did in 88, 89, and 90. It sucked. But it forced us to be together. Physiologically, it's probably worthless. Mentally and from a team perspective, it's a good thing.
Don't the leagues and TV people understand that nobody watches the commercials? I ALWAYS...pause the game at the beginning and get about 15 minutes behind so I can fast forward through all the BS commercial breaks. This is especially true with NFL games. There are so many breaks in NFL games I can't watch it live. I just get pissed off and bored if I don't watch from behind. Anyone else do the same thing?
Michigan has looked worse than they really were for so long because of turnovers. Their QB's haven't taken care of the football since Chad Henne was there. Now that they aren't turning it over, they're winning. It'll be a GAME for sure Thanksgiving weekend.
JH based this year's uni on 1972. He dresses like it's 1956. He's gonna be ok with something that actually looks 2015? Doubt it.
The odd front they faced against NIU completely screwed them up. They weren't ready for it. With Warriner on the sideline trying to coach up the OL and figure out adjustments...I think it was too much. Factor in awful execution by all position groups and you have a mess. It's a fixable mess, the sky is not falling, and they will get it figured it out.
I think this will be closer than people expect. If NI commits turnovers, it could get out of hand. BUT, NI doesn't have to play the perfect game to keep it within 3 scores.
I look for the Bucks to get back to coming out cast and scoring on their 1st 2-3 possession. I could see a 21-7 at the end of the 1st and then a 24 to 14 halftime. In the 2nd half, that's when TO's could cause it to go either way...NI turns it over and the Bucks get close to covering. OSU turns it over and they won't get close.
Two games in a row where the center was covered up by an odd front. It's a lot harder to do your job (snap, call the front, etc.) when there is a 300 pound dude looking to blow you up every snap. I give Boren a pass because of that. Wait until the Bucks get back to facing an even front and they can go to work against what their comfortable with. The rushing totals will start to be ridiculous.
While Braxton was amazing on that TD run...look at Zeke take out two defenders and Chase Faris sprint down the field and almost - for a second - catch up to Braxton!! Great effort by more than just Brax!!
Feel terrible for Brown. However, between the TE's, Elliott, Braxton, Thomas, Samual, McLaurin, Campbell, Clark and Gibson...I'm not worried. Elliott, Samual, Braxton, and the QB are all run threats - esp with a TE on the field with them. That same package can be explosive in the pass game as well...especially the quick game and screen game.
At the 1:18 mark of the video, looks like Braxton taking an underneath handout from Barrett. He is either lining up as the tailback on that or they are empty right. motioning and handing it to him. The left slot comes into the frame and blocks down, the LT and LG double the DE. Regardless, that's Braxton in the run game. My oh my...what are they cooking up for Braxton!?!?!
Mark May just made history. Went wire to wire and won a championship without anyone coming close!! He's just a consistently dominant ass-hat!!
Supposably, Malik is confident.
That's awesome advice.
That dude looks like he's gained 50 lbs since he was at Wiscy. He's a Big Mac away from a coronary.
With Marshal and Miller, along with Wilson and Samuals, I'm thinking there might be some Run n Shoot concepts in the mix.
In my opinion, regardless of how tremendous an athlete Braxton is, I can't see him beating out guys who have been playing WR (Thomas, etc.) and H (Marshall, etc.) without ever having taken a rep at the spot. Those guys have been coached and coached and coached at those spots. The kids have repped and repped and repped. That makes a huge difference in regard to comfort level.
I think the staff will devise special concepts for Braxton and add to it as the season goes on based on his improvement and how well it works within the overall scheme and philosophy of the offense. I think Braxton will have a big role but not in a traditional X, Z, H position. Guys at those positions get lost in games based on what D's are doing, situations, etc. Braxton shouldn't get lost. However, he shouldn't become the focal point either. There's a fine line in how and how much they use him. The staff is going to have to be very smart about it.
I can't believe that wasn't an article topic on this site.
Has it been discussed that Herman was flown into Alabama by Saban to meet with the Bama staff and discuss how the Buckeyes game planned for the Tide?
Oregon is a team you want to play at the end of the season when they are tired, run down and injury depleted. At the start of the season, when they are fresh and healthy, they are a different animal.
When a team goes at a balls to the wall tempo like Oregon goes, they run out of gas as the season goes on. They just can't sustain that pace. Nobody can sprint a marathon and that's what a college football season is.
Exactly. It's just plain "spin" to paint the OSU program like a sunken ship prior to Meyer taking over. Everything was in place. The one thing that needed sharpened was the level of intensity. I remember talking endlessly over on Bucknuts, starting around the time of the loss to Texas in the Fiesta Bowl, about the lack of intensity at bowl practices I had attended. Meyer certainly got that turned around nad he deserves credit. But this was still a top tier program, not that team up north or PSU.
Those in favor of a noon kick off, please give 5 rock solid reasons why noon is best.
Thank you for writing this. You saved me the time it would've taken!
Dr. Earl is one funny dude! We need more interviews with him so he can share more witty responses! Crackin
me up! Great addition!
Why does Harbaugh have to wear his grandpa sideline gear EVERYWHERE he goes? Looks like an IDIOT.
Who is Urban sitting next to behind the Cav's bench? I swear its Gov. Chris Christie.