Classic conflict. Unfortunately it usually seems like more of a lose-lose scenario than a win-win
Being the eternal Mr. Brightside that I am, I'm hopeful that all this extra option practice will pay dividends down the line with any team brave enough to try and option our D-line this season.
I see what you did there.
Obviously different situations here, but sort of reminds me of when Jason White tore both ACLs in consecutive seasons and came back again only to win the Heisman in 2003. Not trying to project, but a year to sit, study, and think sure did wonders for 'ol Jason.
Schedule schedule schedule
Hurt is hurt?? Huh? Of coarse it matters.
I'm so ready.
I'd be interested to hear how receptive Bama locals are in football conversations with a Midwesterner. I've visited my fair share of taverns in various college ftball rich areas (South Bend, Norman, Baton Rouge, ect) and found almost universally that the respect given is reflected back by the locals, and often-especially the further away from Ohio you get-they're eager to get outside perspective on different teams, coaches, and conferences. However, judging from message boards and various radio clips I've heard, Alabama seems to be in their own little world-separated by arrogance and rational thought. Have fun and good luck down there!
Good luck finishing up the last of the moving process DJ. I too am proud to announce that after four years of moving all across this great country of ours, I am finally moving back to the promise land known as Columbus today! That is, once I finish my 11W reading, of course...
Great stuff! Thanks Storm
Why thank you sir! I made my first trip back in 4 years a few weeks ago to interview; I have to say I'm supremely excited to delve into all the new hot spots! I don't know of I've ever seen a city that continues to grow and improve as fast as good ol' Columbus town!
This was the PERFECT article to read before finally moving back to Columbus today! I absolutely cherished my time there during my college days, but it wasn't until I left for life in other big cities that I truly came to appreciate just how special Columbus is. The music scene, festivals and city events, all the districts so closely knit together, and above all else; there's a sense of community that unites every single person associated with this great city! Columbus here I come!
Love seeing Hilliard doubling as a walking Buckeye billboard. Bring 'em in son!
Thanks DJ for the Wallace interview WMD. Just started Infinite Jest a few weeks ago, 350 pages in so far, but yeesh... Such a challenge, but so good!
You see their new "Bring the Wood" uni's?
*Edit: Sorry, didn't see the WMD link to it the first time through. At any rate, here's one of them.
If Marcus Vick was still playing for them, then I'd be concerned... For our D's safety
I still think Craft would be a great fit playing for Tom Thibodeau in Chicago. Aaron seems like the prototypical Thibodeau player; hard ass worker, defensive genius, modest, and has heart for days. Of course I realize I'm spouting from inside a double fandom bubble here
Those are the longest arms I've ever seen.. The possibilities are endless!!!
That 2002 class would have to rank as one of the very best classes signed by any school in the past 15 years!
Exactly. Anyone know how hard it is to even be tabbed as a 3 star prospect? I played football in high school with a kid who played like a man amongst boys (which I suppose was actually pretty true most of the time) and eventually went on to be a solid DE at MSU, and he was a low 2 star. I remember thinking back then that you must be some sort of superhuman freak to garner anything higher than that. Patience, work ethic, and character have a lot more to do with a young prospect's future potential than star ratings do.
(Great article by the way, love these hypothetical historical debates to start getting sharp for the season!)
Maybe you're just complimenting Tressel's talent evaluation skills for finding the 'diamonds in the rough' but I mean, 6 of our current 9 recruits in Urban's class this year so far are 3 stars or less (ratings by Rivals.com). I don't mean to rip your comment (and of course Hawk & Animal speak for themselves), but I don't think signing 3 star prospects is quite the reach you're making it out to be.