I used to play some pickup games at Jesse Owens South. Remember playing against a walk-on Basketball player for OSU (can't recall the name). Thought I was going to school him and show him I deserved a walk-on spot as well. The reason I thought this, watched him play some mop up time during season and remembered how awful he looked out there on the floor. I learned something that day...scholarship athletes are phenomenal athletes on a completely different level. This walk-on destroyed me and my buddies by himself. I got a new respect that day for not only the scholarship players, but the guys that make it as walk-ons...Oh! and I enjoyed one Huge piece of humble pie that day as well.
When I first glanced the headline...nearly fell out of my chair. Only a tease...I thought he pulled the trigger.
This is going to be huge
if when he picks the good guys.
I think the new RS rule will be a huge boost in that department.
You sir hit the nail on the head. The new RS rule allows coaches an opportunity to evaluate a Freshman on the playing field without losing a year of eligibility if they do not show out as
they we (fans) expect.
So many factors play into this, but the key to the future of Ryan Day's success is his staff. His job evaluation is going to be based on recruiting (and keeping) the best coaches, recruiters and support team around him as well as managing said group to remain one cohesive unit that works well together for the common good of the team.
That is awesome!
Our o line recruiting may be the weakest of our position groups.
I really don't see that, as illustrated by a few others prior to my comment. I see a bunch of studs in this position group, yet young and inexperienced. Every year the OLine is restocked with a few studs. I see this group being a strength for the foreseeable years due to the high level of recruits coming in. Some extremely high profile guys with the addition of some lower rated players that surprise (Munford) everyone.
When I think of Keith Byars, this run is what I see. I was heart broken he was injured prior to his senior season.
I agree with you Berg '19 Defense will be special. New defensive coaches along with the depths of talent at the ready...teams are not going to have film on them and not know how to attack early in the year and as the year goes, the confidence will grow within these young Bullets. I am excited for this defense. I believe our weakness over the past couple of years, becomes one of our strengths.
The Flood gates are now open...Mr Harrison Jr. come on in.
I believe Bama will crack the #1 with Tua next year.
I believe we need more Cowbell.
Get this young man to commit. Open the flood gates.
I remember the first time I saw Alonzo Spellman on campus, glad I never had to line up in front of him.
All of the above looked great and I am excited to see them get their time on the field and prove themselves however, I am going to pick my breakout defensive player of the year.
Super Soph Teradja Mitchell is going to take over the Mike and renew LBU.
I asked Mrs. Afonzai if she would have preferred something like that for my proposal. She said no as she laughed, "I enjoyed the smell of the skunk" that was hiding nearby, she couldn't have gotten in the Shoe. Yeah that wasn't in the plans.
I'm ready to start this weekend off with BOOM!
Make it multiple BOOMS!
Let's do this boys! Commit to the good guys! No need to wait until 6:00pm.
Fields - Under
He gets pulled early and often because we smoke some teams and get Baldwin some PT. Throws for about an average of 230yds/gm and runs for an average of 60 yds/gm.
Dobbins - Over
He is a beast this year, only thing to stop him from the Over is Fields or emergence of 2nd running back that is too good to keep on the sidelines.
Hill - Under
Too many threats, too much talent. Spread the ball around. He will lead in receptions, but won't reach 1000 yds.
Not that it changes your thoughts on travel, Maui takes place around Thanksgiving.