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Comment 09 Jan 2017

I think there is quite a bit of worry wrt maturity, attitude, etc. for nothing. Tate has shown nothing but class throughout this process, and this class. His example on the field is of a total winner with utmost determination to succeed. He immediately took the mantel of a recruiting class leader upon committing. The one area I've seen him like this is with a&m. Obviously some residual stench still lingers. I don't knock him; I have some areas in my life I still hold some active animosity also. He'll be fine...so let's stop with all the Dr Phil diagnosis.

Comment 07 Jan 2017

Assumption: Using the above numbers (91- Austin Mack was listed twice; and Haubeil not counting toward 2017), with the addition of 5 more recruits, for a total of 22 in Class of 17. That would make 96; meaning 11 'reductions'. I will not put any names of who they are, but will list position groups / numbers they could come from. [I took the numbers as they stood above, knowing that some players may still declare and would then be part of the reduction]

1. If final 5 recruits are 2 x DB, 1 x OL, 1 x WR, 1x DT; then - QBs: 1; WRs: 2; OL: 3; DE: 1; DT: 2; DBs: 2 

2. If final 5 recruits are 2 x DB, 1 x OL, 1 x WR, 1x RB; then - QBs: 1; WRs: 3; OL: 3; DE: 1; DT: 1; DBs: 2

3. If final 5 recruits are 2 x DB, 1 x OL, 1 x RB, 1x DL; then - QBs: 1; WRs: 3; OL: 3; DE: 1; DT: 1; DBs: 2

Depending if 22 is the actual 'limit', further 'attrition' could come from OL (1), WR (1), TE (1), DB (1). Not a pleasant topic, and while I didn't put names here, it still felt a bit unpleasant. I tried to apply what we did in the military, when budgets get cut, and each unit / section was given a percentage  they would have to reduce their budget by. Anyway, just my take.

Comment 05 Jan 2017

I can see how that may seem logical. However, though his physical measurables aren't what most would want out of a QB, Martell should not be overlooked. He is a winner. He has always won. He has an attitude that cannot be coached. Look past him if you will, but in my opinion, he'll have a big say on who's starting behind center in the very near future.

Comment 05 Jan 2017

I'm not a big advocate calling for someone's job, but my perspective on this (which is most relevant only to me) is this:  OC- there should be only one, and if the unofficial reports are true that Wilson is it, then that is that (no honorary titles to ease someone's ego); OL- keep Stud; he is a better recruiter (which Warinner is not). The OL play was not great, or even very good this year; that not only reflects on Stud, but moreso on Warinner, as there are many upper class lineman who have not seen the field, and probably won't- which goes back to Warinner's ability to identify talent. If EW is put into some 'quality control' position fine, but let's not muddy the water just to appease an ego.  As for QBs, hopefully there is an open competition (a real one), and whoever emerges, I'm behind them (not in the Clemson sense). WR coach....hmmm

Comment 02 Nov 2016

Absolute horse crap! Maybe they're trying for an overall ratings decline like the NFL...

Comment 09 Oct 2016

I am currently out of town, working in/around New Castle, PA. My home is over in Hoke County. My wife and kids are riding it out, currently no power since early yesterday evening (but have water, and our stove is gas). Unknown number of roads under water or washed out. This on top of the heavy rainfall from just over a week ago. But, everyone is safe. Hang in there.

Comment 08 Sep 2016

If that were the case, it would have read 'Ryan Lochte doing Solo'...

Comment 25 Aug 2016

I think this whole statue thing is way out of hand. I don't get the point, especially while individuals  (coaches / players) are still active, or too recently retired. Of those mentioned above, Woody fits, as does Chic Harley. As for Tress or Urban...way too soon to start sculpting.

Comment 04 May 2016
  • Elvis Presley (Any list without him on it isn't serious)
  • Chuck Berry
  • Buddy Holly
  • Janis Joplin
Comment 28 Apr 2016

Vonn Bell got hijacked from me...had to scramble.

Comment 28 Apr 2016

The Panthers pick is in below...not Nkemdiche...

Comment 28 Apr 2016

With the 30th pick in the 2016 Eleven Warriors Mock NFL DRAFT, the Carolina Panther select EMMANUEL OGBAH, DE from Oklahoma State. As the highest rated DE left, at a position of need for the Panthers, we felt duty bound to get a player from a university with the initials O. S. U.