I read a lot of things all around the league especially from teams I feel will be in the fight. Right now from what I read Wisconsin looks to be even better than last year and they could win it all. I always read things from UM and PSU because they will always be a problem. I tried to remember where I read it but I do remember it was based on three reporters opinions like they do at 11W. One had JT second, one added the UM QB and the other also put the NW QB ahead. I didn't know any of these guys and really don't care to. I actually want JT to succeed and ONE of the reasons is it helps our Texas recruiting.
Hornets make a nest that looks like an worn out old fashion deflated basketball. I was bush hogging around my cornfield years ago and was too lazy to remove the front loader of my Massie Ferguson before hand and it cost me. I got a little too close to the tree line and clipped a tree and shook off one of those bags full off pissed off hornets. I wish I had a picture of my face when that nest fell right into my lap. I must have ruined an acre of corn driving wildly as fast as that tractor would go.
We all know you are the great JT defender and no matter what the backups do it doesn't count as anything. I'm sorry you don't get around the web enough to see other opinions but that's only your problem. Just this morning I read JT was ranked 9th best in the country and on here it was reported in another he was 49th. Big 10 article said it was likely he was the 3rd on the team. The article I read a couple of months ago said McSorely, UM QB and the NW QB were better. While it's possible bias was a factor or not wasn't what I was saying. It was the image that JT is not what he once was that had to be fixed in order to win the Heisman by correcting problems. Whether I agree or disagree with them is irrelevant.
Dude, are you going to be an ass again? I've read things over the months. It's not a secret that JT has problems throwing the ball. I wasn't running I'm down. I've read in places where they think he's our 3rd best QB. Not that I agree. The nation saw the game against Clemson and as unfair as it is the QB takes the hits. They wanted to know what we thought his chances are and I gave my opinion on what he needs to do.
You know that's not really her, right?
The voters seen that Clemson game (whether it was his fault or not)so he will start in a hole as far as winning the voters over. Read a lot of speculation about JT outside OSU bias and many feel he is not the best option on his own team and about the 4th best QB in the BIG let alone the country. I'm not a big Heisman person because they rarely get the best football player in and it's a distraction for the team. JT will have to be more than better than last year to the point of near perfect to pull it off. He has had receivers open but missed them or threw it badly and that has to stop.
PSU, UM and Wisc will be tough games but we handle them. Nebraska is the one that might sneak up on OSU and that 62-3 will motivate them.
Just coaching JT to throw the ball away on breakdowns or great coverage will help things considerably. 3rd and five is easier than 3rd and 13. I know he can and has made plays but many drives were stopped by 3rd and long.
M.e.n.s.a. My ego needs special attention. It was more about OSU. I like Tom but I feel he will fall off the like list before long.
The guy on the other thread said that means table smart. M.e.n.s.a.
Better not be PSU for they would make the playoffs over us. Need that one for sure.
It's as wide as it is long. Every time he throws a bad pass it will be everyone else's fault over the one that threw it. Bad coaching, play calling or the receivers not giving him the confidence. Either way Ugh.
I think we lose one during the season and one in the playoffs. It's just so damn hard to go undefeated. Successful season!
I don't like guys who come off like they have more inside knowledge about recruits intentions than they do themselves. Passing on info is one thing but to have a secret weapon for the inside track is sad. I think JT is as responsible for making coaches looking bad as the coaches making him. I also think our receivers are and have been good but JT wasn't looking, didn't pull the trigger or threw it bad. I think it's ridiculous to think Wilson will wave his magic wand and everything will be fixed. I find it funny that most think Wilson will pass like crazy when he is a run first coach. I also find it funny of all the comments about Wilson's years at Indiana was so wonderful on offense when he only averaged 3 more points a game the same amount of years before him while the defense was worse about the same. I think JT will lose us one to two games with bad passing and I'd rather we lose that using backups for next year but I will back him and root for him because I believe in Urban. If a couple of people want to debate it out while staying on topic and not get too offensive, let them do it.
Why not? Likeness would make corps millions so why not bid for the best prospects. Nike has already done it at Oregon and it would just come down to giving some of it to the athlete in a bidding war for each school and Corp.
Because the most money wins and if corporations get involved promising money then it won't be about the best program or education but the most money. These are student athletes and going to class would be practically gone. I agree they should not sell their images though.
OSU won't pay players period. They have said it and I believe them. Players would have agents to get them the best deals and what a mess that would be. The BIG is a research conference first and by far foremost and won't be a part of a business for athletes so I believe they just go back to what they were.
The dude threw millions at Oregon already because it's his team. Would it be worth the risk any way.
And who do you think will be paying for images? Corporation who will sell it to the fan bases. The bigger the fan base the more money goes out. Then we get Corps recruiting players to schools instead of coaches. Oregon with Nike would probably be a NC contender year in and year out. The schools in the BIG have already said they WILL NOT participate and will drop divisions and I believe them.
They are not in a OSU uniform to get it.
It's the same thing as memorabilia. You would have agents to get you the most money from fans and corporations willing to shell it out to bring the best recruits to your school. I would imagine Oregon with the Nike backing would win the NC every year. It goes completely against amateurism.
You can't allow money off of images because fan bases will promise visiting recruits millions to sign with their team. It would come down to bidding on players and who has the best deal. What a mess. Many schools will not participate and will drop down division before they will do such a thing. OSU has already said without a doubt they are one of them.
Because recruits will be bought by fan bases promising more likeness money than the next school. It also contradicts the agreements for student athletes tax exemptions for four years.
Then we have fan bases with most money buying players. We will buy your image for 2mil. This is not the deal with the IRS for thousands and thousands of kids to get their education as tax exempt for scholarships.
That's why their parents have to sign schollies.