I carry a lucky Buckeye. I throw it away after a loss. I never replaced the one that was last seen probably on the turf at Lucas Oil Stadium. I like hearing other fans' superstitious minds exposed.
Not national, Bro. They've added spring tackle football leagues for the pee wees down here in Texas, so they can play a second season a year. Of course all the HS have spring football and a spring game. The Dallas Ft worth schools have gone the route of indoor practice facilities with their money. Houston area went a different route building even bigger stadiums than the current ones. Ours is the Berry Center an $83 million dollar HS mansion of athletic facilities. Most high schools have added addition freshman team and even had to add a sophmore or additional JV to keep up with the kids coming out. Believe me, during the August 2 a days it's freaking hot down here, so these kids are not the AC video game playing type. They are investing in their youth.
I trust in Urban, though. He won a national title with Chris Leak as his trigger man and even made him the title game MVP. He won another national title with Tebow as his passer, and even created a heisman trophy winning campaign for him. So Urb, can find a way.
More worried his mechanics and accuracy aren't getting the reps he needs to progress as a passer
That's good to here. I was hoping he'd catch on with the Texans last year while with them. If nothing else, as a special teams monster. This rookie FB in Houston now out of Auburn is really banging some heads. He's a slober knocker. Best of luck to Boren, he was one of the most unselfish players I've ever watched, and I'll forever remember him standing over the crushed Devin Gardener in The 'Shoe
Gotta know where all this talent will be coming out of cuts and have thrown the ball effectively throwing them open. Ala I'll give a young QB who only had Titus Young as NFL talent and he put up passing numbers and was leaned on as a true freshman and for all for years as a passer. Crap, can't remember his name, but was a four year starter at Boise. Higher profile QBs do it to once given chance to play. Manzeil and Winston did it as red shirt freshman, but they had NFL talent around them much like Brax does now. We can't have second halves passing like the B1G champ or the last couple minutes and fourth quarter of Orange Bowl. When in must pass mode, D drops more people and ball must be perfect.
I wish we woulda used him and his skills, instead of trying to drive a round peg into a square hole. Or at least got him a QB coach
I've been to just about all the storied college football stadiums (not just for Ohio State games), except Oklahoma. I've been to Norman though, and not much being missed. I like the hospitible places with great foods, good looking ladies and incredible weather. Those 3 seem to go together.
LSU- I've never been disappointed there. They know how to throw down and have the best tailgate foods I've eaten anywhere. They won't let you not have something to eat or drink in your hands, at all times.
Stanford- I'd never considered that a storied program or stadium before, so I've never been.
Hawaii- Id make more than a long weekend out of this one. My travels to this point in life have mainly been to sporting events or sites, not that this would be different in that respect but I'd take in the islands and skip the touring of campuses and must see program relics (there probably aren't any).
Oh, maybe UNLV. An excuse for another Vegas weekend? Sign me up.
He has the best mechanics of all our QBs.
Yes, and it seems penetration or just shoving their guards into the backfield has been key in disrupting their offense. Ohio State,Stanford, Aurburn and LSU all had the horses to do this. I remember Simon rotating inside with Worthington (who had game of his life) and Heyward and they couldn't be stopped. Time of possession helped, in that they could never get any rhythm built and less oppurtunities but D was biggest factor.
I was surprised we never used the Shot Ginn, again. You could sense it in the Alamo Dome that night from the Ok St fans when he'd line up at QB, "oooooh, shit..." At the very least it could have been a formation we rush to the line with and the opposing team calls a TO before the snap.
After the Alamo Bowl, the River Walk was all Scarlet and almost zero orange (I have no idea where all those people went). Too bad that's not one of the prominent bowl hostings. That after game atmosphere was far better than any in Tempe or Pasadenea. It wasn't quite New Orleans, but it was rocking
I barely remember 2004 due to being a decade ago and the forced Jagermeiter consumption during our poor season. I kinda remember every time we turned around a DB was going down to an injury. That was the Achilles heel against spread teams. OSU traveled well to San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl, despite the season. However, I remember almost the entire River Walk being clad in orange shirts. They were a nice group of fans very interested in our history, but confident in their 11 point favorite team. I took cash off several of them, knowing, we were FINALLY healthy. It was certainly a transition year and we hadn't established a RB yet, but injuries to DBs made a transition year seem worse than it was. It also was possibly the first exposure of a Bollman line not having a top flight RB to make them look better
I think Ncaa officially took Bush's due to his parents free crib. I think there is actually no winner for that year as Vince young, stated he didn't want under those terms. Then he threw the dagger, " I won the trophy that matters anyway when we matched up."
OSU has 7
USC 7, only if you're still counting the one stripped from Reggie Bush
And Boeckman having nothing but a little DB that would have met him at or around the goal line when he was flushed on 3rd down of our second drive and he slid at the freaking 1 yardline to AVOID contact in the last and biggest game of the year. Going up 14-0 could have big, instead of settling on a chip shot FG.
My quote used above is just my paraphrased words of what I imagine was discussed . Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!
Not to take anything away from Powell but, the coaching staffs, players (including Powell should be evaluated for that 2 point conversion attempt in The Game:
•used same formation and similar play earlier in game.
•lined up in same formation, keying what was coming, prior to OSU calling time out before the play
OSU staff and players:
• was going to use time out regardless. Everything was on the line and keeping it was not gonna help a final drive, should michigan score. And if they decided to kick after TO, can't carry TO to OT.
• During TO addressed shown formation, and "if they should line up in this again, here is what we're going to do to blow up that bunch formation and not allow them to clear out." If we get pass interference, then so be it.
• other strategy is discussed, as most think michigan was just showing a false hand and would come back with speed option
•players reminded of situational roles and one last time reminded if they do show that look again, do this to blow it up. T Pow was listening.
Props to the good guys.
Agree and willingness to apply that which is between his ears.
Agree, IF he prepares like Guiton , regardless if starter or not. If he applies himself to the play book to know it as well as the coaches, like Kenny, then the sky is the limit. Same can be said about Brax.
The band's theme moving formations at halftime are becoming national phenomenons. Will they continue without him?
Sounds like some one had a personal axe to grind against Waters, and the investigator was probably reminded by this said axe grinder who is paying for the investigation.
Man, only got one week of first team snaps in preparation for a start? Step up Brax. You've gotten Four years of this opportunity to prep for starts. I think Kenny was good for Brax and hopefully Brax's still learning from him to lead position meetings, be most knowledgeable in position group, get through progressions quickly (because you know what all routes will be against given shown coverage pre snap), get team to the line and ball snapped without leaving line in set position while you differ to sideline to the coaches so they can tell you what the D is showing. Being the smartest on the field, was Kenny's biggest strength. That was from being a coaches son and knowing how to prep. Brax has chance to be smartest on the field, that's an if you want to thing, and will be the best athlete on the field every time out again this year. It's trophy time if that happens!
I'd add, Marioti has had a hand in this transition. He made our OL, like most prominent programs had already figured out, have to be athletes. The candidates that have been here a couple years, have the advantage of having another year, under Coach Mick. Go Bucks!