Can't really be upset with West Chester University. The contract clearly states the rules and the University is correct, there insurer will not pay since the half court shot was on the second attempt. Sucks for everyone involved.
Still feel like Norwell was snubbed. Hopefully he uses it as motivation.
I had thought about basketball, but the powers that be at the NBA would never allow players to skip a few weeks in the middle of the season to play in the Olympics. Wrestling does not have the same issues in switching as basketball and the NBA.
Yeah, I understand that when you are that level of competition a sport is not longer really "seasonal" and becomes an all year process. I would think that more exposure and increased popularity for the sport would be more important to the wrestlers than a fun location.
Fair point regarding mingling with the beach volleyball players, but have you seen some of the skiers and snowboarders from nordic countries and the women's curlers? They give the beach volleyball girls a run for their money.
Also, I don't think building a separate facility for wrestling would be too costly. Or maybe they could repurpose one of the ice rinks once skating is finished.
Thanks Curt, I always enjoy hearing a little about the wrestling bucks. Also, a somewhat random question, but what are your thoughts on moving wrestling from the summer to the winter Olympics? There are significantly fewer events in the winter Olympics and wrestling is a winter sport. I could see the switch helping wrestling gain more exposure.
All the JO's still exist.
I would say as long as its blueberry. I thoroughly enjoy a good rhubarb pie a la mode.
I bet you wouldn't say that to Ryan Shazier's face.
FormerBuck, could you shed some light on why it is an ego hit? Redshirting says nothing about your abilities or potential.
What I do not understand is why players become so upset when they are redshirted? I get the "competitive spirit" and wanting to play as soon as possible, but who cares if you redshirt? If anything it gives you a competitive advantage, you are one year stronger, one year wiser, and understand the defense/offense much better. If I am a player, I am thankful that coaches did not burn my redshirt so that I could pick up garbage time or get in occasionally. Give me a full year to acclimate and then let me hit the ground running.
I also don't believe any players were promised anything, the consistent theme I have heard in interviews from entering freshman is that the coaches tell them that there are several things that must happen for them to receive playing time (hard work, good attitude, go to class, injury-free, understand scheme, enrolling early helps, etc.). Hell, Raekwon McMillan said it in his recent interviews.
Lastly, where did you hear that Dontre considers himself decoy player of the year and that Elliot turned out to be decoy?
You know what really grinds my gears...?
"When I think of Fickell I think of poorly coached positional players..."
In my opinion, you lost all credibility with this statement. It has been rehashed ad nauseam, there may be questions about Fickell as a defensive coordinator and a head coach, but there is absolutely no question that he is one of the best position coaches and recruiters in the nation. Hawk, Carpenter, Spitler, Rolle, Lauranitis, Homan, Sabino, Sweat, Shazier, and Boren all seem to contradict your statement about his abilities as a position coach.
I am nitpicking, but that was at Wisconsin.
Can't read the article but I don't think this statement means anything other than that Ash will be responsible for both position groups. Did Gene state this in response to the question "what will be Chris Ash's responsibilities, will he coach the corners and Safeties?" If he was responding to a question similar to that, I don't see how this is a big deal. Maybe Urban told Gene that these will be Ash's duties and Gene is just forwarding that information along because Urban has been unavailable.
In my opinion, this seems much more likely than "there is executive overstepping and Gene is interfering with Urban Meyer's decision making."
Basil could, but Urban wanted them kicked just outside the endzone. The average starting field position of opposing teams ended up being lower than had he just let Basil kick it out of the end zone.
I see Grant in the middle with Mitchell and Johnson on the outside. Grant knows this defense and played well this year when he wasn't injured. It is extremely rare for a true freshman to start ahead of a guy like Grant, so I don't see Kwon jumping him. I liked Perry, but I believe the younger players are more athletic and can cover sideline to sideline better than Perry. Also, the lack of experience from the younger LB's can be offset by the experience of Grant. He can help them be in the right position to make plays.
Interesting take, but wrong IMO. I have read that Fickell wanted to leave for a HC position and Urban asked him to stay. I think Urban truly wants Fickell around and believes in his coaching abilities, but knew that Withers and Fickell did not mesh well. Urban asked Withers to leave to find a replacement whose philosophies gel better with Fickell.
Regardless, we are all just speculating and very few people really know what happens behind closed doors at the WHAC.
Truer words could not be spoken. It was painfully obvious, painful to watch, and painful to remember. These may be two games that haunt me for a long time.
I think the issue here is, a lot of people were not just dissecting the decisions after the fact. Personally, I was dissecting the decisions during the game, before a play even occurred. I would think "please give the ball to Hyde", but Herman would call something different and it usually went poorly. The right answers were obvious in this instance, it was obvious during the Clemson and MSU games, not just after.
This is as much on the offense as the defense.
I am going to vomit.
I really hope for the best for Pryor. He shows glimpses of how good he could be, hopefully he is picked up by a solid organization that fits his style. Two teams that come to mind are the Eagles because I think TP could run that offense better than just about anyone in the league, and the Vikings because anything is better than their current QB situation and TP + AP in the backfield could be very dangerous.
A lot of really talented players go nowhere because they are not with the right organization and their careers sputter and die. I hope that isn't the case for Pryor.
I liked seeing that Braxton wears a helmet cam. Gives coaches a real look at what he is seeing and whether he is making appropriate reads.
I think it is a jab at the co-coordinator roles that Fickell and Withers had. From what I have gathered on 11W, I believe Fickell calls the base D and Withers calls the coverage. If that is the case I think that may be a large contributing factor in why our pass defense has been awful.
Good luck to coach Withers.
Taver Johnson is a name that comes to mind as a replacement.