Yeah, the AA type counseling can be a good thing for those that need it, but the 3-day vacation I attended had speakers/counselors who were a bit heavy on citing statistics to support the notion that 75% of the people there were addicts that would be repeat offenders. I don't know, I guess they just assumed their words were so golden that we'd be the ones falling into that 25%, otherwise they were wasting their breath on most of us. I tried to point out to them why their statistics might be a bit biased, and might give those with a defeatist attitude more ammunition to defeat themselves, but they weren't having any of it. Maybe they were trolling for clients or something, or more likely just coming from an environment of dealing with addictive behaviour everyday. To a person with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
I just resented what appeared to be an attempt to lead me down the AA path, the first step of which is "I'm an alcoholic." I knew damn well I wasn't, just a person who did something stupid. And most of the people I talked to there seemed to fall into the same category. I suspect the real hardcore alcoholics chose jail, and saved that hotel/counseling money for more booze. LOL.
He's just being mathematically precise, invoking the calculus of infitesimal caring. He cares very little, but he could in fact still care less. :)
When I got an OVI many, many years ago the arresting officer was actually a pretty good dude who was tired of seeing people waste a couple of grand on lawyers that weren't going to make the slightest bit of difference in the outcome in the typical case. He explained the ins and outs of how most cases go, including when a lawyer might be appropriate. I did a bit of research myself and discovered, though I never really doubted it, that he had in fact given me the unbiased facts.
Almost everything causes cancer in California...
So really, your best anti-cancer strategy is to just stay the hell away from that state...
Pure speculation here, but I wonder if Michigan's bought influence in New Jersey (the Paramus coach they hired as an assistant) is what influenced Walker to visit them, and that in turn soured the OSU coaches on him a bit and caused them to go after Williams. Seems like the attitude may have been, "So that's part of who he is. His commitment is clearly weakened by outside influences. Well, lets just tell him what he wants to hear and if we keep him, great. If not, no big loss."
Dunn will for sure be back. He's the main guy that Weber will have to beat out, and that is by no means the given some are making it out to be. Dunn will be a very hungry 5th year senior next year, and by all accounts has worked extremely hard the last two years. People forget that Dunn was just as highly rated as Weber coming out of High School.
People also forget that the player ahead of Dunn at tailback, and the reason he hasn't gotten more carries, is EZEKIEL FREAKING ELLIOTT. Dunn has looked exceptional in the few carries he's gotten this year and last. It's possible he really is an exceptional back but just not ZEKE level exceptional.
Weber is definitely going to have to earn the position. It wouldn't surprise me if he doesn't quite yet, and Dunn becomes another thousand yard rusher for Meyer.
Only one I can think of is Louis Irizary (or something like that), a top 100 type recruit from Youngstown way back about 2003. I believe he decommitted from OSU, committed to Miami, decommitted again and re-committed to Ohio State. Turns out he should have stuck with Miami. Never dented the depth chart before he and another thug player I can't remember were dismissed after robbing and beating up a pizza delivery guy. I think he later was convicted of an even more violent crime.
Man, that's got to be strictly straight line speed, meaning "yeah, if you give him an unimpeded start, he could do a 4.7". But that just doesn't happen on a football field. Dude just has no quickness at all.
Hell, Todd Boeckman could reportedly run in the 4.6-4.7 range, and yet he was one of the easiest sack targets we've ever started at QB. (But he deserved much better than the Bollman OLs that caused him to be benched as a senior to be replaced by Terrelle Pryor, who was in no way a better QB at that point.)
My understanding, and I'm not saying this is fact, is that Braxton can throw the ball pretty well still. The impetus for switching to WR was that Dr. Andrews told him the shoulder wouldn't hold up well with the amount of throwing required daily to excel at QB.
But I would bet he can handle the red zone offense with about a 50/50 run pass mix. That might be better than the JT red zone offense.
Exciting to contemplate whipping that out in Ann Arbor and destroying the skunk weasels will to live. LOL