I don't see how we can say the others are not at his level right now. I remember what he did last year and hope to see him return soon. I was abundantly impressed and satisfied with the TE production, primarily Vannett last Saturday!
Not saying it isn't true, but I will be surprised if they do this during this particular game.
It might just be my aging eyes but does Gunner Kiel not look like a younger, in shape and alive Philip Seymour Hoffman?
It's Kent State. Glad we played the way we should, so I congratulate the team on that victory. Keep it in perspective though. Still looking forward to Michigan State to see what type of team we actually have.
That's what is expected of a public figure in order to demonstrate an attempt to improve their disposition. I hope he genuinely intends to leave his recreational habits behind him.
He's not hurting me. He's hurting his teammates. Keep assuming you know me bra!
Hence why I said I hope he gets his head on straight. I am not going to sit here and feel sorry for him. Who hasn't been taught "Drugs are bad"? For his sake I'll wish him well but he turned his back on this team more than once. I don't know why I have to wish him rainbows and sunshine? It won't be a popular statement. I am well aware.
You turned your back on this team with your selfish indulgences. I can't pretend to be concerned for him. I don't know many people addicted to X. I guess a lot of folks have their vices. Hope he gets his head on straight. When he shows he cares more about the team than himself then he will have a modicrum of respect from me.
Yeah the whole Warriner/Meyer/Herman sucks has gotten out of control but what I have been reading (On here) has been mostly criticism peppered with some blind finger pointing. I am on board with accountability. I would love to hear "This is what happened and I wasn't prepared for this. It's time to go back to the drawing board and fix this." Instead, I am reading a lot of "We have to figure out what's wrong and blah blah blah. Dammit, if you dropped the ball say so. Maybe there is accountability behind closed doors, but fans feel a need to have answers even though we are not entitled to them.
I am reading you, but should we not be able to reload? Tressell more or less did with three star recruits that performed. Meyer should be able to with the four and five stars. These are his players, some with couple years of experience. I look at Bama and Oregon and a lot of other teams that are able to do this every year. Giving our recruiting you would think we could accomplish the same. I am not stating this as law but I certainly think it is sound thinking. Maybe this is Meyer's 2004 Buckeye team?
I don't know about Meyer haters. I am disgusted with the play calling that has been taking place. I don't know who to blame for that but accountability needs to be met. Be it Meyer-Herman-Fickell or Ash, they are not above criticism. That's part of the price of a 4 million dollar contract.
Exactly, we have two or three linebackers pinning their ears back rushing our QB 7-on 5 and somehow, someone believes we have enough time to run a read option with a guy that is elusive yet not a game changer on his feet.
I am not as irrational as I was Saturday night and although my demeanor has chilled I am still left thinking that our performance was one of the most miserable since Miami of 11'. Although peppered with bright spots, it was largely a giant ball of shat. Those quarterbacks have been practicing with the number one squad the entire off season. Braxton not returning may have hurt the psyche but the time to prepare was accounted for. I don't even blame Barrett. He looked a lot more crisp in the beginning of the game than at the end. I would be inaccurate too if I was finding myself on my ass every snap in the second half. I blame the offensive line for the plays that got beat on straight up. (Billy Price) I blame the players for committing stupid penalties at crucial moments of the game. (Tanner, Apple) I blame our kicker for kicking the ball out of bounds and putting a lot of pressure on the defense to maintain field position. I blame our field goal kicker for the missed points. I blame our offense as a whole for not giving the defense an opportunity to rest by sustaining drives. I blame the defense for giving the offense too much rest by allowing VT to succeed on third down. I blame Dontre Wilson for dropping the first pass thrown to him (Again) in twice as many games that would have extended the initial drive. Kid has serious butterflies early on. Fumbled punt in the all star game, 2 dropped passes in the first drive of both games, and for all of the speed he possesses his vision has been for shat. He continues to run into his own blockers and can't break an arm tackle. Corey Smith, damn. Coaches and play calling, I don't have the credentials to critique you but damn, I know enough about screens and slants and setting the slot in motion to know that to neutralize the blitz you need to give their linebackers other responsibilities. Passing to the tight end might even help a little bit, hell it might even help us in recruiting them too? Last of all, I blame myself. Half way through the game I was predicting a loss. I had no faith we would pull it out, though that doesn't mean that i stopped caring or cheering. For all the appathy I felt, the intensity was still present. So there is plenty of blame to go around. I don't want to hear that we are young. VT was younger. There are examples of Freshman succeeding all across the spectrum of college football. I want to hear less excuses and more accountability.
I think seeing Urban pissed off would make me feel better. I feel victimized by watching that sorry ass game. I will always support the team and cheer for a victory but damn, I felt like I just had my last two dollars stolen.
Its fricking, 0136 in the morning and Barrett just got sacked again when he woke to piss! I know we're young but I have seen youth on other teams excel, why not here? I simply haven't been impressed with the coaching our guys have had the last three years. I have no solution nor am I calling for heads. Ultimately the burden rests on our head coach to solve this dilemma. Recruit rankings don't mean anything when the performance on the field is so poor.
Bonus- I think he has two touchdown catches.
Just missed the final score prediction.
BUT..can we talk about the fact he wears women's underwear??
You know, living in SEC country I get tired of seeing credit given to the Mississppi teams. When have they ever done anything incredible? In my mind they are the poor man's Northwestern, minus the notable education. Always a lot of hype, rarely any demonstration of such greatness. The fact that when I argue quantity of quality teams in the Big Ten and mention Northwestern, whom beat Vanderbilt, they get discounted. I know rankings won't illustrate my point but Mich St, Wisconsin, Iowa, Northwestern, Penn St, Nebraska and the Ohio State are not just cake walks. I don't know enough about Maryland and Rutgers to discuss them.
Why did I just sit here and watch the entire alphabet?
2 The rest of our victory will be accounted for by rushing touchdowns. 38-17
Running in circles and being unable to locate the ball carrier on a long gainer tends to resonate in a fans memory for quite a while.
Unless you are the police. You can only then, tell someone to do something if they are actually victimizing someone else.
Had to stop reading after the 7th paragraph! I am now sitting in a corner, shaking grasping to hold onto reality. Actually, I am looking for fantasy right now where we have a RS-Freshman win the Heisman and hoist the Natty Trophy above his head.