Agree for the most part, however Wisky didn't have WRs so it made it really easy for us on defense. Our safeties won't be able to play 5 yards from the line of scrimmage against Bama. That being said it's a winner take all. If we did get up we might get WAY up because you tend to see teams fold/shut down in one/done playoffs at all levels of all sports.
Doesn't feel like Miami to me ( at least in talking with Bama fans and what a lot of media people are saying). Everyone thought Miami would just flat out throttle us the way Miami did the year before to Nebraska 37-14. Most of the Bama fans I talk with say this is one of their weaker teams in the Saban era and they expect the game to be hard fought and end up around the spread ( currently 9 points 33-24 bama win range).
What has to happen imo. Win the coin toss. Defer. Hold them to a punt at some point in their first series and Cardale HAS to hit a few early passes. EVERYTHING went right in B10 Championship game. No telling how it would have ended up if he had missed 6 of his first 7 passes or something along those lines. Just needs to continue same rhythm and confidence we had in the B10 Championship Game and I think it will be a great game with THE Ohio State University hanging on for a victory and a trip to Dallas.
Go Bucks! Happy Holidays!
Don't personally think the NHL has it in for the CBJ but it's another example of Toronto needing to say "we ruled it this because of this video clip." Watched on TV and they didn't show one clip that was indisputable. Doesn't mean they didn't have a different look in Toronto but everything they showed on TV was either interference or own goal off Connauton imo. When Toronto ruled it was a distinct kicking motion but Smith goal happened after kick they just lost me. His body was in the crease and skates across the goal line. How that's not interference is beyond me and how a distinct kicking motion in the crease can result in an assist boggles the mind. NFL and NCAA do a much better job of call on the field stands unless it's indisputable.
indisputable : unable to be challenged or denied.
They asked in 2010 and he said no. Plenty of people since then have suggested they didn't do enough. You can argue both sides of that for sure. You know, if you have to beg someone over and over what does that say about your program? Fast forward to this week and I'd imagine most of the bending over is so that when he says no again ( or perhaps already did say no ) their fanbase knows once and for all they lobbed every thing they could at him and he still didn't want the gig. Going above and beyond in the bendover category ends the debate once and for all. He's either in or he's not...forever..
Zero problem with this. Not one ex Buckeye can tell these kids what it's like to lose to a Saban led Alabama football team with it all on the line and how crushing that can be to you on and off the field. He's going to give them a first hand account of that 2009 SEC Championship game and I'd guess it's going to really resonate with this team. Go Bucks!
Don't understand leaking the dollar amount. Turning down the gig again is heartbreaking for them. Turning down the highest paid gig in college football is just embarrassing.
Have had season tickets since early 90s and this was the first time I couldn't get a Bowl ticket ( struck out in the lottery). I expect it to be PACKED with Buckeye fans.
Giving that we've had very little pop in the kick-off return game wouldn't surprise me to see someone back there a bit unexpected.
Hmmmm... wonder if he'll regret that. Lose two starting WRs in Humphrey's and Lippett. They lose their best two DBs as well and Langford hasn't said if he's returning. You lose both Langford and Lippett and that's a lot to overcome.
Two reasons I'd be against that. He wants to be a Head Coach. Do we really want to go through this again next year? Give JT and our QBs three OCs in three years? and two he didn't run this offense in the past. As OC at Kansas they passed 7 days a week and twice on Sundays. Urban wants a guy who knows how to call a balanced game.
Having said that. Fully expect a nice raise for Ed.. He's earned it.
I'd like to place a vote for Brian Johnson.
1: Played for Urban...Check 2: Knows this offense and has run this offense as a QB..... check 3. Married.... Check.... 4: Young... Check 5: QB Coaching and OC experience.. Check.... 6 : Beat the team up north on the field.... check... 7: Texan.... Check 8 : Young enough not to be looking for a new gig bringing stability to our young QBs... check.. 9: Knows the SEC..... Check
Prefer not to have Warinner as the OC for two reasons. At Kansas he was Pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass. And two if it's not some point this year probably next year he's gone to a HC gig. We don't need guys like JT, Collier, Jones and Gibson going trough a revolving door of OCs. Find someone young who you know will be here three years.
Guys like Herman want to end up head coaches at schools like The Ohio State University. All the OC money in the world doesn't get you head coaching experience. Not about the money imo.
The guy at the top is saying his source is saying Brandstatter ( UM Play by Play guy) is telling everyone Harbaugh to *ichigan is a done deal.
and then the denial of the tweet at the top that started it all...
Just to be clear, I am NOT anyone's source in M coach search, & I am NOT telling anyone Harbaugh is the guy. Rumors to contrary are false.— Jim Brandstatter (@brandymancan) December 16, 2014
Sure money as a last resort. But they will try to trade him. Something they can't do until February and something they can't even discuss until the other team interviews one minority coach first ( Rooney rule). *ichigan and Harbaugh would be the two sides in a rush to get this done. Zero rush for the 49ers. And at the end of the day we're still talking about a billionaire owner with no love for the current coach. Hard to imagine they'll just accept a check for $5M and send Harbaugh on his way.
Still think if you're *ichigan and you are ALL IN on Harbaugh you tell Hoke he's still the coach until 49ers/Harbaugh thing plays out. if for whatever reason you can't get Harbaugh this year but can next season you let Hoke play out 2015. Now they're stuck. If Harbaugh can't come this year for some reason what do they do?
Piggybacking this. Also being reported that that conversation most likely included a conversation about the teams Harbaugh would be willing to be traded to next season. And as you said. He can't do anything until the NFL season is over in February anyway.
NCAA has nothing to do with this. They own Jim for next season and are free to do whatever they want with his rights. At least a half dozen teams are going to make a pitch for him to be their new NFL coach and the 49ers will listen to every deal. They do not like Harbaugh internally at the niners. Have a hard time believing they are just going to let him go to Ann Arbor without a LONG fight. And that's if he even wants to go there. Plenty of rumors saying the Raiders are willing to offer him gm/coach gig and HUGE $$$$.
Cash buyout from Michigan offers no upside for the 49ers. They'll either want to add players/picks or move players/picks as part of a deal to new NFL team.
They own his rights for next season. They can trade him anywhere they want and get picks/players in return. Why would they just let him walk? He can't just quit and head to Ann Arbor. He has to let the 49ers attempt to trade him and that can't happen until after the Super Bowl. Bigger problem for him is most of his staff is signed on for another year as well. And if Harbaugh doesn't want to coach in the NFL next season they can drag it out FOREVER to pressure him into not screwing over his coaches.
Still don't see the upside for the 49ers. Until someone explains that won't believe he's heading to Ann Arbor.
Could be special when it's all said and done. As he learns the position should only get better. Key will be playing at the same speed after they pack on weight for next season. They need him to be closer to 230 then 215ish he's playing at now.
Two things. He's said countless times he grew up loving Ohio State and unless he's like 4 years old Herman had nothing to do with his love for the school. Plus, this kids top 5 has been a revolving door. He had Rutgers, Tennessee, Notre Dame and Wake Forrest on his top list not too long ago.... At this point next man up imo. Wish him the best wherever he decides to play football.
The problem was though they don't believe in Hoyer long term and that 7-6 is misleading. Only beat two teams with a winning record ( Pitt and Cincy) and probably really should have been 6-7 if Mike Smith hadn't fugged up the end of Atlanta game. Hoyer beat a bunch of bad teams.. Oakland, Tampa Bay, Tenn, New Orleans and Atlanta. Those five teams are 17-53. You're positive Hoyer isn't your guy next year and have no idea what you have in Manziel. Much rather lose the last three and end the Manziel thing this year then play Hoyer the rest of the year and miss the playoffs and have to suffer through Manziel all of next year.