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Sterling


Jacksonville, Florida

Member since 14 August 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The horseshoe, with my grandfather. Each time.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Oden
  • NFL TEAM: Are there any OSU players on the roster?
  • NHL TEAM: Tennis > hockey
  • NBA TEAM: Miami Heat. Yeah, i said it.
  • MLB TEAM: Tennis > baseball
  • SOCCER TEAM: Do they have instant replay yet?

Recent Activity

Comment 20 Dec 2012

I just knew I'd see Cardale in there on the list of best tweets.  Sigh.  *gentleheaddesk*

Comment 29 Oct 2012

That is exactly the play I was thinking of. I used to hold my breath when he ran it because I was waiting for a drop. Now I hold my breath because I'm waiting for him to bust one. Gotta love his determination to stick around and succeed. 

Comment 29 Oct 2012

So excited to see Rod Smith running like a 28 Days Later Zombie but with a better grip on the ball. The only thing better than having one stud bruiser to share the load with Brax is having two. 

Comment 29 Oct 2012

"I'm sorry, are you addressing me? Because your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass."

Comment 29 Oct 2012

Ha, thanks - there is no wrong time to watch that movie.  Although don't forget - the men's BBall team has an exhibition game tomorrow night.  I'm interested to see how the Amir Williamses and LaQuinton Rosses of the world are coming along.  

 

does anyone else hear "LaQuinta!" in their head every time they see LaQuinton Ross?  no?  just me?  nevermind...

Comment 29 Oct 2012

Coach Warriner as Dr. Fronk-en-steen.  Because he took a dead O-line and made them dance.

It's alive!

"Puttin' on da reeeeetz!"

Comment 15 Oct 2012

Yes. This. I'd be much more sanguine about our LB struggles if we were at least seeing progress with the young guns.  I love Urban's clarity during these pressers but I've yet to [definitively] hear whether we're struggling because (a) the position has evolved to where it is nearly impossible to play a freshman because they need at least a year to understand what they're doing, (b) it would be possible to play more freshmen but our staff isn't getting the job done in terms of development or (c) these guys simply aren't as elite as we expected them to be when we recruited them.

My [wholly uneducated and puerile] hunch is a mixture of a+b, where Urban is too proud to use (a) as an excuse and too classy to throw out (b) in public.

Comment 12 Sep 2012

Not bad, except that you'd get approximately the same result from a 3-and-out (with sack) as you would from a 3-and-pick.  This undervalues the average field position and momentum gains that usually occur as a result of a turnover.  

I just remember our saying that the back seven would benefit tremendously from a dominant D-line...and that's what I've seen in the past two weeks (excepting the occasional breakdown on big plays, of course).  So it's left me more sanguine about the performance of our front 4 so far.

Comment 12 Sep 2012

With regard to the D-line "woes", shouldn't we be evaluating some formula that includes interceptions with sacks?  (My vote is to set the derivative at 0 to find the maxium parabolic pressure to...nevermind.) Secondaries often receive credit, and rightfully so, for sacks that occur when the QB has nowhere to throw the ball.  Therefore, I posit that we ought to [partially] credit the D-line for an interception that occurs when a QB should take a sack (or chuck the ball OB) but forces a bad throw instead due to pressure.  

I'd much rather have a zero-sack, 3-int game because we were all up in some QB's kitchen than a 3-sack, 0-int game where we were all up in some QB's kitchen.

Comment 12 Sep 2012

No, all NCAA athletes have a cap maximum of mandatory practice time.  I played NCAA tennis (DIII, no scholie for me, but NCAA rules mostly transcend division).  Our typical schedule was Mon-Thurs hard practice, Fri light practice and strategy, Saturday travel and match, Sunday rest.  There is no specified mandatory day off.

 

Comment 31 Aug 2012

I don't know where you get your service from, but i have Comcast here and all of the B1G games are being replayed on Sunday.  OSU at 5pm EST.  I don't know if BTN keeps their schedule the same across different providers.  Hope that helps-

Comment 15 Aug 2012

Also, Stoneburner is literally uncoverable in NCAA football on the ol' Xbox.  So he's got that going for him, which is nice...