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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Anchoring my high school's 200 medley relay that made the state championship meet my senior year.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Shaky Smithson (Utah), Ryan Shazier, Brad Roby, Braxton Miller
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Slam Thompson, Laquinton Ross
  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Utah Jazz
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees

Recent Activity

Comment 8 hours ago

Yeah, does anyone here happen to work for a website that could use someone who's knowledgable about college football recruiting like Gene is?

Comment 9 hours ago

Who has the best COLLEGE quarterback out of Alabama, FSU, Oregon, Oklahoma, Auburn, OSU, and UCLA?

I'd say FSU, Oregon, Ohio State, and UCLA.

I agree, but Nick Marshall and Trevor Knight are both very good players in their own regard. Alabama is the only team on there that has a huge question mark at quarterback. I think Coker will be fine, though.

Personally, I feel the 'Noles lost way too many studs, so I don't have them repeating.

Keep in mind that, before last year's title run, they lost 11 players to the NFL draft, including three first-rounders and two second-rounders. They lost 7 guys to the draft last year, and they return a lot of great talent. The defense still has studs, but I agree, they lost just enough talent to probably not be the favorites. 

Ohio State... we have some major questions at OL (as a group), RB, WR, and the Secondary (as a group). For me, simply too many questions.

I agree, but I'm optimistic. If we're going to be skeptical about Alabama's QB situation because of inexperience, we should also be skeptical about our running backs, receivers, OL and secondary. I think this team will be very strong overall, with a few huge standout areas, but I think we'll develop one glaring weakness. Except I think this year, we overcome it.

UCLA... I'm not sold on their TEAM.

Same, but they have a stud at quarterback and a two-way Heisman contender in Miles Jack. Granted that they also lost some great talent (Anthony Barr, etc.). To me, they're a bit overrated, like Oklahoma. Good team, probably will end up in a BCS bowl, but they're not the world-beaters that people seem to think they are.

So... for me... the VALUE is easily Oregon.  They have a very good COLLEGE quarterback... they have a nice team... they have some playmakers in some key positions (Mariota @ QB, Tyner @ RB, senior-laden OL, Ekpre-Olomu @ CB)... I think the Ducks can (and will) make some noise this year.  Why not take the value ?

Agree 100%. They have the best quarterback, the most experienced team, and an insane offense. They have better weapons on offense than we do, by far. Tyner, Marshall, Freeman, Addison, Mundt, Allen, etc., they're loaded.

If I was a betting man, I'd bet on my Buckeyes, but if I wasn't a homer, I'd throw a few down on the Ducks.

Comment 22 Jul 2014

In the "bold predictions" thread I said Dontre would be the top receiver followed by Corey Smith. I stand by that, and I think Devin Smith will be third.

Comment 21 Jul 2014

Yup, he was going to enroll but decided that a scholly at BGSU was a better option.

I know a guy who went to high school with him. Wasn't a fan. But I won't pretend to know the kid or anything about the situation. If true, this is a shame for everyone involved, especially the alleged victim. This is something that's all-too prevalent.

Comment 21 Jul 2014
  • Backup QB (although I think we could see some nice option play with Cardale)
  • Linebackers (could turn into a strength)
  • Offensive line/pass protection
  • Kicker
Comment 19 Jul 2014
  1. He's a shockingly good recruiter (beat us for Clark, Peppers, Ferns, Winovich, and a few others)
  2. He won a BCS bowl in his first year at their program.
  3. Michigan fans, for the most part, don't like him, and they want Les Miles or Harbaugh.
  4. Yes, he barely beat a bad OSU team in 2011. We barely beat an arguably worse Michigan team, by the narrowest of margins this past year. Anything can happen in The Game.

On a side note, in the three OSU/UM games he's coached, the overall score is tied at 102-102. That's a hell of a lot better than the Rich Rod years. No, he's nowhere near the caliber of coach that Urban is. He went from very overrated to somewhat underrated. 

Comment 19 Jul 2014

No pics as of right now but I could get some tomorrow or Monday, seeing as my summer class is right by the Shoe. Just from what I've seen though, the seats they're adding look to be coming along well, and they've already installed most if not all of the permanent lights. The lights look badass. 

Comment 18 Jul 2014

To add to this:

Raising Cane's is the classic one. Same with Buckeye Donuts (great gyros and donuts), Apollo's (amazing gyros), and if you feel like driving, check out Piada or Tai's Asian Bistro. And if you're looking for something a bit nicer and right off campus, Eddie George's is good. Also, there's Plaza right across the street (construction on the front right now, but it's open) has incredible burritos.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

That's some "Most Interesting Recruit in the World" shit right there.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

Personally we shouldve offered CJ Conrad, he looked incredible at the opening and will be another big loss from Ohio. 

Hindsight is 20/20. He didn't have any major offers and refused to come camp.

Comment 16 Jul 2014

Yankee fan here, Swish is one of my favorite players of all-time. So much fun to watch.

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Yeah, that was my boldest prediction.

I like Tyvis Powell a lot. Erick Smith will play in some capacity. I think Armani starts at corner opposite of Grant, then slides inside to play nickel on passing downs, with Conley/Apple/Webb/Lattimore getting the other outside corner spot. Just what I've been hearing.

Erick Smith, to me, is probably the best recruit we brought in this year, with the exception of McMillan. As I said, I'm a huge fan of Tyvis, he's played really well. He's got great size and good instincts, I just think that Smith is more explosive, more athletic, and has instincts that are at least on par with Tyvis's.

Smith is immediately in the two-deep. The other safety spot is a battle between Bell and Burrows. Smith will get a lot of reps in fall camp, and if he gets the defense down quick enough, I think he's got a good shot at making a run to start. Keep in mind that the cover 4 is a lot simpler of a scheme than last year's ridiculously stupid cover 3 shell.

Comment 14 Jul 2014

I'm not the only person who thinks so. And Percy Harvin's stats at Florida back it up. He led the Gators in receiving during his sophomore year, and was second on the team rushing behind Tebow.  

Dontre's a different player, and he'll be utilized more in the receiving game than in the rushing game. He'll be utilized a lot on swing passes, bubbles, hitches, slants, crossing routes, wheel routes out of the backfield, and probably on some seam routes as well. 

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Not sure about Uber, but with Lyft, you get your first 5 rides for free as long as they're not super long.

Comment 13 Jul 2014

 Extremely unlikely

I'd say so, considering that he's been enrolled in classes at UM since January...

Comment 12 Jul 2014

It's not that you're dogging someone younger than you, it's that you're making bullshit assumptions about a kid who you don't know. You said Urban "knew that Baker didn't have what it takes" which is an absolutely stupid thing to say, considering that Baker is a top 50 player nationally and that Urban tried very hard to get Baker into the fold.

DJ Durkin is a great coach, and despite their record last year, UF consistently puts defensive players into the NFL. The weather is awesome and it's a great football program historically. Baker made a good choice. I'd argue that it's not his best choice, but he has time to change his mind.

The whole "Oh a player picked another school, he was obviously not good enough to go here" is a really petty, immature defense mechanism that makes the rest of us look really bitchy.

What you said was ridiculous, and would still be ridiculous if someone who is 40 years old said it. Not to mention that you started an entire thread because you got downvoted. 

Comment 11 Jul 2014

It's also the reason why Vonn Bell switched from 7 to 11 last year, so he and Hall could be on kick coverage. Additionally, during Wisconsin's onside kick attempt this year, they gave Shazier a jersey with a different number and a blank nameplate so he could be on the hands team with Philly.