Its pretty lame that we keep just reusing the same alternate uniforms. For a few years there we were getting new ones each year but now we just use the same ones over and over.
Those chrome ones are fine and all but they're not really that special. They're basically just different enough to be called alternates but don't really bring anything new or different to the table. Casual viewers probably won't even notice them.
You would think we could get Nike to design some new and different ones by now.
We didn't drop because of the navy game. We dropped because Braxton Miller is out for the season. If that that had been known before the first poll we probably would have started out somehwere around 12
However the schedule listed at the bottom here doesn't seem to have the Buckeye game so perhaps that wont work.
Heres one possible thing to check out. CBSSports.com has a service called ULive that streams college sports live. It costs 17.95 a month but theres an offer there for one week free so perhaps you can take advantage of that just to watch the OSU/Navy game.
I don't mean to be a downer but Eli Apple is not our top cornerback right now. He's more like #4 - behind Doran Grant, Armani Reeves, and Gareon Conley. If Apple can rise up past those guys on the depth chart then more power to him, but he's not there yet.
I don't think Heuerman really has a shot at the first round. He's an NFL guy for sure but he's not really the type of super athletic receiving TE that usually goes in the first round.
Michael Bennett has a good shot if he has a good year. With a strong year at nose tackle this year he'll have proven himself at 3 positions along the line, and NFL teams love that kind of versatility
Braxton of course will be heavily debated and needs a to take some big strides. He has the talent, but it's so hard to tell what QBs will go where - especially this far out from the draft.
Spence and Decker would be the juniors most likely to make the jump and both of them play positions that have a lot of value in the first round. If you're a top 5 OT or pass rusher you've got a great shot at going in the first round.
Other guys who could step up to first round level with huge years are Devin Smith and Dorian Grant - They both have all the physical tools that NFL teams look for and they play positions with a lot of draft value. They've both shown flashes of greatness, especially Smith, but they need to be much more consistent. If one of them puts it all together and has a huge year he could see himself shooting up draft boards before next spring.