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themostbrian


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Comment 23 Jan 2015

Very possibly you're correct.

But, from what I gather, other folks are talking about it too (the group I mentioned in my update to the original post) so that's why I posted it here asking for corroboration from others - if others are talking about it then it shouldn't be only me who is hearing it.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

My source, for the record, is a close friend of an assistant coach on the team and has been invited to watch closed practices. That's all I can say. And, no, that doesn't mean that this information is true/valid - it just means it's coming from someone who is a lot more likely to know than other people.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

Could be you're right. Thus, my question to others about whether this is legit.

My source, for the record, is a close friend of an assistant coach on the team and has been invited to watch closed practices. That's all I can say. And, no, that doesn't mean that this information is true/valid - it just means it's coming from someone who is a lot more likely to know than other people.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

Invited to practices sometimes and have a reasonably close friendship (do dinners together) with one assistant on the coaching staff who I won't name.

Comment 10 Jan 2015

Many will not appreciate how massive it is to have Washington for one more year.

Here is an exhaustive list of our returning scholarship players on the interior of the defensive line without Washington:

Tommy Schutt, Michael Hill, Donovan Munger.

Yikes.

Comment 24 Dec 2014

JT.

Simple reason why is because Alabama's defensive strength is in the front 7 and that means it is likely that they either take away or slow down our inside zone read. If this happens, the QB best equipped to throw well enough to open up the run game is JT. Braxton could not make this happen against MSU in the 2013 B1G Championship game and the failure of the passing game is a significant part of why we lost that game.

JT is by far the best of the three QBs at pass accuracy and going through his progressions.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

Tended to underperform a bit against weaker opponents but played extremely well in important games down the stretch. Extremely impressive when you consider that (1) both speed rushers from last year were missing (Noah Spence, Jamal Marcus), (2) we just changed defensive line coaches during this offeason, (3) we really were never able to find a dependable speed edge rusher (Bosa/Steve Miller are more big/strength guys), and (4) the depth (particularly on the interior) never really showed up.

Considering those constraints, I'd say this has been a fantastic year for the defensive line.

Comment 11 Dec 2014

Vegas odds absolutely represent a 'price point' at the exact middle of public opinion but there is no distinction between the price point and 'what Vegas thinks will happen' - those are one and the same. Vegas does not have an opinion that is separated from the exact middle of public opinion.

In other words, Vegas wasn't wrong about Wisconsin being a 4 point favorite in the B1G championship game. Public opinion, backed by millions and millions of dollars, was wrong. Vegas has no opinion on the actual result of games - they only care about finding the true center of public opinion, such that they're making money either way.

This article is suggesting that 'Vegas disagrees with the playoff' but that's wrong - all (one) Vegas (person) is doing is suggesting that their approximation of the exact middle of public opinion would be that OSU (as currently formed) would be an underdog to either TCU or Baylor. Aggregate public opinion would then decide if that approximation was right based on money flowing in and changing that line.

Comment 04 Dec 2014

If Florida State farts out a win against Georgia Tech and gets bumped from the final playoff rankings altogether, Tallahassee would burn and I would enjoy watching it.

Co-sign.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

Really impressed with this team thus far. Seems like we've never had true bench depth AND a bunch of sharpshooters on the same team. Kudos to Coach Matta for shaping the offense (running, track meet, pushing the ball) and the defense (3/4 court pressure, long, active zone) based on the personnel.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

Unfortunately, that VT loss is a huge anchor around our necks. And if it was TCU who had that loss instead of us I think we would be screaming bloody murder if they were ahead of us. Things are likely to sort themselves out as long as we win out and do so convincingly.

Comment 26 Nov 2014

I'd pick Meyer to coach the regular season until the Michigan game and then the bowl/playoff game(s). But you're damn right I'd pull in Tress for Michigan week.