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Comment 18 hours ago

The offensive scheme is a check, last year's offense was one of the best in recent history and was being held back by awful defense. Meyer had Florida as one of the best offensive teams in the nation, and easily the best offense on average over the years he had Tebow there. He was ripping defenses apart in the conference where the best defensive talent is, all his teams have been reliant on the run and so have many others(10'Auburn, 07'WVU, 10'Oregon, 13'Auburn, etc.) that have succeeded at elite levels. You watched his run at Florida did you not? He has two national championships and has gone 24-2 at OSU, with even an average defense probably getting them in the championship game. I realize everyone has high expectations but elite coaches still aren't perfect, look at what happened to Saban and Bama against Oklahoma.

I'm not saying this team is a lock by any means, because it isn't and it has flaws. However, Meyer's scheme isn't the problem. The problem is how the defense performs and whether the offense can improve without Hyde's monstrous production coupled with the fact that injuries could always strike. BTW - Hyde averaged 5 more carries per game than Miller and that is including the fact that whenever a QB in college is sack or scrambles(undesigned) it is considered a carry.

Comment 18 hours ago

I totally disagree with the guy insinuating that PSU could fall off the map. Franklin is a proven coach and good recruiter, the program pedigree is slowly recovering from the Sandusky situation(O'Brien did so well), and they are pulling in the best recruits other than OSU. I think as the lack of depth due to the penalty ends, we'll see PSU rise to become a top 30 team annually.

Comment 18 hours ago

Hard to say given the nature of how the CF landscape looks, but I do think Wisconsin with a win over LSU and one loss or less would make it in. They have produced a proven track record of high level success, even if their run isn't up to the level of others in the conference.

Comment 18 hours ago

I think Meyer could have recruited a championship quality team here regardless of Tressel coming before him, and I think his track record of success speaks to that. Tressel was a top tier coach, but while it seems he is a bit more consistent over time than Meyer(though it is hard to say given his tendency to move), Meyer also clearly produces the better teams during his best seasons coaching. I think they're both elite level coaches, but I would take Meyer over Tressel.

Comment 21 hours ago

I'm glad to see OSU is getting good competition on the schedule, last year was disappointing and even though they can't see everything ahead of time it was still an underwhelming lineup of games. It is almost always good to get stiff competition early, even if the team loses it prepares them for the Big Ten. Memphis will almost certainly be around the top 25 that year.   

Comment 20 Jul 2014

Yes, a guy who has started two games in the AFL is much better than a guy who has led the bengals to the playoffs multiple times and thrown for 60 TDs over the last two seasons. I like KG as well but this site goes a little overboard with their pipedreams about him. If he does eventually make the NFL, his max potential is probably as a journeyman backup QB who is always prepared to start if needed, which is something he would get paid well for, and is always needed to ensure a team doesn't collapse because of injuries. That or perhaps a career as a package player. He is a talented QB and probably could start on a very talented team without hampering them too much due to his limitations, but he isn't going to develop in to this career long starter and could very easily not make the league at all in any significant capacity.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Oh come on. He doesn't have much around him and they were good enough to get there last season, but were crippled by injuries and lack of depth(caused them to blow leads) in a vicious western conference.  Kahn was an awful GM, but I don't see how that can be blamed on Love. Put Wiggins on Love's teams for his first six seasons in the brutal west, do you really think they would make the playoffs?

Love does so much for them with his time on the floor.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

There is no way they are doing the deal if Love doesn't sign an extension before it, so I wouldn't worry about that.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

hahahahaha, this is getting ridiculous. Love averaged 26 fucking points, 12 rebounds, 4.5 assists  PER GAME(only 25). He is a top 10, arguably top 5 player in the league right now, and the best PF in the league with only the trio in the west coming close. I'm sure with LBJ mentoring Wiggins will be an all-star eventually, but there is no way his ceiling is twice as high as that, Love is an ELITE player not some low level star. Wiggins has a slightly higher ceiling, but there is no guarantee he will reach it. There is no way this team wouldn't significantly improve(championship favorite) in the short term if Love is here and Wiggins is in Minnesota. I get the reasoning behind why one would want Wiggins over Love long term, and totally agree with the wait and see plan given that the Cavs have leverage which may allow them to keep Wiggins and get Love, but people need to do some research before they open their mouths.

By the way, why would it be relevant at all that a wing is 4 times faster than a PF who can play at C? Love is a 4 times better rebounder, 4 times better scorer, etc. That is such a ridiculous point to try to make.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Nor is Kevin Love really as much of a "no defense" player as people think, even if he is only average on that side of the ball. Besides the fact that they would rarely come in contact with PFs that are hard to defend in the east. He is also a much better shooter with much better range than Wiggins right now and most likely for their careers, so that is an advantage. He is one of the best rebounders in the league, the top PF in the league with only the trio in the west even close to him, and he is great at outlet passing with would be devastating with LeBron. He is an elite player right now, Wiggins is a potential star in the future. Now I'd love to see Wiggins with the advantages that he brings(Athleticism, fast break, defense, etc.), but you can't deny that the Cavs are a MUCH better team right now with Love than with Wiggins.

 I don't think the reasoning as to why they won't trade him has anything to do with what you tried to argue, it has to do with the fact that Minnesota has no leverage unless another team provides them with it. Cavs can wait them out and by all means should. The only reason for the Cavs to give in would be another team putting together a serious deal and that is somewhat unlikely. I don't think Minnesota is stubborn enough to shoot themselves in the foot by letting him leave for nothing.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Yeah, people trying to use them as an example just aren't very knowledgeable. I hated the heat for every minute of those 4 years but it doesn't change the fact that 4 finals in a row and 2 championships is a prolific run. Only one other team has had more than 4 in a row, and that was at a time when there was no balance in the NBA at all.

Love(25) + Kyrie(22) + LBJ(29) isn't really comparable anyway considering they would be much younger with a younger surrounding cast. Probably wouldn't produce AS immediately due to youth, but would have way higher potential over time.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

In that draft? No we didn't. The only guys producing from that draft are Oladipo and Carter-Williams; neither of them fit on the roster at all so that wasn't an option. Otto Porter, the only other guy capable of playing the position we needed most then(SF), has been an even bigger bust than Bennett so far. Olynyk and Plumlee are the only big men producing but for obvious reasons there is no way they would have been considered by any team that high up. So the only realistic option other than Bennett that can be argued to be better for the Cavs is Noel, but who knows whether he ever gets healthy or develop skill on offense.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Let's be honest, there is pretty much no scenario where getting Kevin Love for Wiggins is going to be a "bad move"(unless they package every youth along with Wiggins, which isn't going to happen). Love is too dominant and too good of a fit with LeBron for that to be the case, he is one of the most underrated players in the league. The guy averaged 26 points, 12 rebounds, and 4.4 assists last season, he was legitimately a top 5 guy in the league production wise, and he is only 25 years old so he should continue to produce at an elite level for quite a while. People act like he is just a very good big man, when really he is the best PF in the league right now, and the only ones even close to him(off the top of my head) are Griffin, Davis, and Aldridge(all in west). He will be a significant mismatch vs. almost any PF in the East.  

However, there is a situation where this isn't a good move. That is if there was a good chance at waiting them out with the leverage, and only reacting if another team begins to seriously offer Minnesota. In my opinion that is the move to make, especially with all the picks and young talent this team has. I don't think Minnesota is stubborn enough to allow Love to walk for nothing.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

IMO the best two service providers are U-verse and Directtv. Satellite is a bit crisper picture, but U-verse is more reliable if you live in a stormy area, the area where I live in OH it is so infrequent that it isn't a problem. TWC is overpriced, they lie with their presentation of charges, and their equipment isn't very good. They're only a good option if you have gotten the promotions at the other big providers or you need only internet.

Really what you have to do to keep the price down over time is move back and forth between them, or threaten it. It Is kinda a pain in the ass to do, but if you are willing to wait them out in phone conversations you will typically get your way. My friend recently got two updated boxes and an internet upgrade by doing that with U-verse.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

That is unfortunate, my street has a lot of trees as well but there was plenty of clear path for the satellite to receive the signal. I like it a lot, the picture is incredibly crisp, the pricing is better than the big provider(directv vs. TWC), and they give you premium channels free for 3 months + NFL sunday ticket 1 season free which is really nice. The only disadvantage(I've had both boxes and satellites), is it is more reactive to storms than the box. However in the area of OH that I live in, it happens so infrequently it doesn't really matter.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

Reality is, if you compare it to elite dual threat/slot guys like Austin, Harvin, etc., it becomes obvious that he is very much in that league as a freshman. People need to be a little patient, he has all the talent to produce prolifically.

Comment 17 Jul 2014

Have no problem at all with someone choosing instant play time over program quality. If you aren't absolutely sure you can secure the starting role and you aren't going there because it is you dream/goal, then it is obvious why a recruit would want to go to a team where they still have upside and he has a much better shot at contributing immediately and being an important player during his college career. I know if I thought I could start somewhere in the FBS, and I wasn't an important player off the bench, I would transfer/choose another college as well.

Comment 13 Jul 2014

The team in 2002 that won the championship was neither dominant overall or a very good offense. They had a dominant defense, a great workhorse RB, and a lot of "clutch" production from the offense when they absolutely needed it. Pure talent wise(at least for the college game) they probably aren't as good as the team on the field in 2014, but they came up big when it was important. They trailed or were tied in the 4th quarter in nearly half of their wins. They were conservative and played a lot of close games, but it always allowed them to stay in it long enough to cash in on the right opportunity to win.

Let's hope 2014-15 OSU can get some of that clutch play the 2002 had, they should be dominate this year, they just need to be able to finish the job. Their offense will still be among the best. Their defense is insanely talented and will improve tremendously from last year's horrendous showing.

Comment 13 Jul 2014

If Cleveland plays this right and LeBron stays true to his commitment to "finish his career in Cleveland", then the Cavs are looking at possibly being one of the most successful teams in the league for the next 10 years. In 4-5 years LeBron will be starting to slow down most likely(in comparison to previous dominance), but the Cavs are such a young team their development could make up for it.

Raptors with their young, deep team will be solid in the east. Should be at least in the playoffs in the recent future, and with the imbalance of power(West vs. East), they could always sneak in to a deeper advancement than they did last season, although it is true that I don't expect them to ever get through the conference finals. Combination of Cleveland, Bulls, and Indiana are just too much for that, as well as the many promising teams that could jump to elite status eventually.

Comment 13 Jul 2014

15-0 with a Heisman still wouldn't put him even close to LeBron James. Maybe DURING the run while Cleveland isn't playing, but the reality is LeBron has one of the largest followings of all the top American athletes.

Comment 11 Jul 2014

His stats went up later in the year after recovering from the injury and that draft was crap.