With the longer season (the bucks will be playing in three postseason games this coming season after all) having the luxury to cut back on the wear and tear at any position even QB is a huge advantage IMHO. In Brax's junior year he seems to get a little tired by the end of the season. I think most QB's who start every game and play most of the game do. This topic will continue all summer, not just on 11W, the rest of the country is also (grudgingly) fascinated by one of the most unusual quandaries in the history of CFB.
Look out Russell Wilson, your legacy is at stake now!
Which reminds me, I will never forget the look on Russell, Bielema and the rest of the Wisconsin sideline when Brax made that deep pass on the run and gave them their only loss in the regular season.
Sounds like lyrics from a Rage Against the Machine song ...
I am being crazy, right? D'Angelo Russell is not returning, right?
Check and check DJ.
So did JT get his calf back yet?
Interesting article about the Russian troll bloggers, now I have greater insight into mgoblog.
It's the reason places like Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and others are annually in the discussion for a national title.
In the case of Oregon, it's discussion only.
I would vote to go the opposite direction, allow any athlete immediate eligibility if they decide to transfer to another institution. We do live in a free market country right ... oh wait ... if you are a college athlete you are an indentured servant.
Thank you Mr. Decker
- A greatful Buckeye Nation
Izzo is a darn good coach. Ryan is also. I (the old while guy) texted the African-American trainer I used to work with (fitness and basketball) that Wisconsin has a team on the floor with four white guys, that is pretty unusual. His response was "I've never known Wisconsin not to have four white guys out on the floor" lol. Yeah, I'm not a conference homer, but I think sports fans across the country are having to grudgingly give the B1G some props.
The linebackers are back jack!
President Mark Emmert, for example, makes a cool $1.7 million for his efforts in actively preventing college kids from making similar amounts of money.
Hilarious! This is in the top ten 11W writers one-liners of the month ... if not the top.
I'm a 61 year old 140 pound guy who was going to pick a fight with one of the buckeye linebackers to prove to the world how tough I am, but now that they're wearing those honkers of a ring ...
Brax Brax Brax ... *sigh*
Sir yes sir!
Sure they're all friends right NOW ...
Three class guys and amazing athletes. Man, what a situation that the CFB talking heads will rehash over and over and over in the weeks and months to come.
The Russell video was very entertaining. Man, the kid is a baller. I think his biggest hurdle will be getting used to the speed of the NBA (and of course the grueling schedule in terms of total number of games played). His shooting can be a bit streaky at times, but when he is on, man oh man, and yes he is silky smooth. Re: Jack Nicklaus ... the greatest golfer who ever lived, one of the all time buckeye greats to say the least. I have read that he is not exactly the nicest person out there in terms of personality.
Bell gets my ringing endorsement! (pun intended)
I'd say the only kicker that impressed me more than Johnson was the kid from Bama (the "tall drink of water") he was like a robo kicker and was the main reason the game was close (in terms of the score, not statistically). Great article, had never thought about the formations and what goes into special teams, just thought the ball was kicked as far as possible and everyone sprints down as fast as they can to tackle the receiver lol.
So basketball players are not allowed to be in an official extensive training program like football players are? Someone correct me on that, it seems if we had the BB version of Coach Marotti the bucks could be the strongest, best conditioned athletes out there. The skills of course have to be at least partially developed and God-given before coming in, but attitude and endurance can definitely improve under the right conditions. BTW, I'm a Matta fan, just wondering what the difference in the two sports might be in terms of allowed training time.
Loved watching the kid, think he got a little tired as the season went on, a lot to ask of a freshman to shoulder such a big load. His stock is pretty hot right now, gotta strike while the iron is hot. Great kid wish him all the best. If he DID come back, wow, that would be epic for sure.
Tupa played QB AND was the punter one year right?
The choice is EZE ... waa waa waaaaaa ...
I posted a couple of days ago that next season will probably be a rebuilding year but with the kids we have returning and the class coming in, the season AFTER next the bucks should be pretty darn competitive.