I think this is your starting five if you're talking best players. I'm not sure it wouldn't be beaten by a team starting Diebler over Turner. Evan Turner was amazing, but he needed the ball in his hands. Diebler was just so damn efficient, he gave everyone else more room to work.
We have had the most likable guys in quarterback room the last few years. Love it, and we're in good hands no matter who wins the starting job.
He sometimes goes by Cordale. There's a long story involving another player at his high school who was named Cordale and some teenage trolling.
It all depends on what the coaches told him.
Guys get new jobs all the time. It's just disappointment and bad timing if that's *all* that happened.
But if Drayton knew he was going to get that job, or there was a good chance of it, it's shady as hell if he didn't tell Weber about it.
Dallas Lauderdale actually show some pretty real growth in his junior and senior seasons. He just had to fight for playing time with a guy who should have been a top 10 draft pick.
That is exactly what Big Ten coaches have been working with for the last decade.
*Most of the time*, oversigning doesn't kick anyone else. It's that kind of insurance. You know some guys are going to leave, or not qualify.
The question is, how far do you push it relative to that line, and how do you treat people when you misjudge.
I think they're going to give him every chance at quarterback, but always keep that "or you could play WR if you want to see the field" option open.
Give the staff here a couple days to see how it plays out before we start crowing about hypocrisy.
IF Urban Meyer is actually recruiting and cutting players as we accuse LSU and others of doing, that's a big issue, and we *should* care about it. I'm not sure we're there yet, though.
I am a bit concerned about that. I assume Meyer knows something we don't, but I'll be really, really pissed if he pulls from LSU-esque shenanigans to get under 85.
I hope we aren't overlooking NIU too much. They're a legit team. I'd put them on a similar level to Minnesota this year. We haven't lost to a MAC school in a century, but if a team's going to do it... I'd put money on them over VT at a neutral site.
For me, the most important part is to serve them *cold*. If the peanut butter starts to melt they are much worse.
Still feel like Urban occasionally gives off more of a cutthroat vibe than I'd like in my head coach. And sometimes what he says comes off as "fake open" as opposed to Tressel who was very obviously just not going to tell you anything.
I'm also less than excited about some of bigger decisions recently surrounding OSU - the ticket prices, the music, the whole band fiasco.
But I *love* *love* *love* this team and these players. This season has been the most amazing one I was witnessed since 2002, even ignoring the championship. So I put slightly lower... I'm not as full on obsessed as I was, but definitely still enjoying the ride.
I think the best quote I read from the championship game was "Why don't they make the entire plane out of OSU's third down defense?"
Watching the last two games of the season, you think that was a point of emphasis for our defensive staff? ;-)
I have a feeling that if Urban Meyer was coaching the team, the Slobs were blocking, EZ was running the ball, and 12-Gauge was taking snaps from behind center... we'd still be a top 10 offense running a pro-style attack.
The big reason for the spread in college is twofold. 1) College defenses suck at tackling. 2) It's easier to find a running back who can kind of throw the ball than a pro-style quarterback.
Yes... I'm apparently failing to say that I'm also talking about admissions...
It sounds as though the issue was that Wisconsin didn't recognize some of the online classes guys were taking to make up their grades/high school requirements.
Funny thing about the Tresselball narrative... our defense gave up 42 points in the first NC loss, 38 points in the second.. Those point totals would have made it a tight game for our current high-flying offense in both the Sugar Bowl and the National Championship. When one team takes the strength of your team and completely outplays it (see Oregon vs the Ohio State defense) you're going to lose the game.
Defense still matters.
Oddly enough, Tresselball seemed to work just fine in bowl games his last two years. And should have beaten Texas, too, if Beanie didn't get concussed.
The specific issue he cited was 17 high school classes, compared to OSU's 16. Maybe credits was the wrong word.
Which is something that anyone who even vaguely tried in high school should have.
Regarding the specific standard Anderson was complaining about... they require 17 credits, we require 16. It's not a huge gap.
Liberty actually had the best mailer I got when I was looking at colleges. it was just a straight chart of ACT/SAT score to the scholarship aid you would receive. Really nice seeing that up front.
I never, ever would have considered going there, but I still remember their mailer, unlike every other one I received :)
That Miami team had more NFL talent than most NFL teams. Count the pro bowlers on that 2-deep.
So it goes.
Don't see the big deal. You don't go to a school like Liberty because it's the best football fit for you. You go because you've got strong religious/cultural beliefs that match what they're preaching.
What does Nate Solder have to do with Tressel? He played at Colorado?
He should go to Arizona to play for Arians. Dude knows how to develop a quarterback with a big arm.