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Member since 03 July 2014 | Blog

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Comment 16 hours ago

In the spring game, I saw Tate running the option so very well and he runs the ball significantly better than I've seen either of them do. He is a slippery runner and has a nose for the end zone. As I said, Barrett also possesses this skill, so I don' think they use him this year. But should Barrett go down, I could see it. 

Comment 19 hours ago

I could see us using Tate in a red zone package. He has a skill that Burrow and Haskins don't have. That said, Barrett has that skill and he would be the guy to run that package this year. 

I don't think he burns the RS unless JT gets hurt. Then I see them lighting it on fire and using him in the special package

Comment 15 Aug 2017

The No. 2 quarterback this season will likely be the leader in the clubhouse to start next season, 

I don't understand why this is the prevailing thought. Coach Meyer has shown time and again that the best player will play at a position. It could be that Haskins wins the backup role this year, but Burrow beats him out next season to start. Or that Burrow wins and Martell steps up in the off season and makes his move. I would not assume anything regarding the 2018 QB situation.

I would not assume anyone makes other plans either. Once someone is labeled the 2018 starter, that could affect plans for someone, but I can't see it happening before then.

FWIW, I do expect one of the current 3 backups to finish their career elsewhere. 

Comment 14 Aug 2017

From Birm at TOS

One player has emerged to take the majority of first-team reps in practice, but Meyer declined to identify the player. The four left in the battle are Malcolm Pridgeon, Branden Bowen, Demetrius Knox and Matthew Burrell.

Pridgeon and Burrell took most first-team reps during practices that media members were allowed to observe earlier in fall camp.

Meyer said the competition could be resolved within a week.

Comment 03 Aug 2017

I really think Carman is heading to the good guys. It looks to me like he likes the attention and wants to be courted. It would be easy to just commit to the local team and have everyone else in the country forget about him. This play lets him have a little fun, see the country, and feel important for a bit. I get it. Looking forward to his commitment, though. 

Comment 25 Jul 2017

You can get the BTN channel for Roku, but you have to have a cable subscription right now to login. I'm hoping right change soon as cable is a dying game. Would pay a little extra for it's content, say $4/mo

Comment 25 Jul 2017

Just got a Roku and cut the cord. Happy with it so far. SlingTV ($45/mo for blue+orange) gives you lots of live sports. I hear that ESPN3 channel will be showing the games ABC would normally show. If someone can confirm or deny, I would be interested. Sling has local NBC affiliate channel, but that's it so far. I'm hoping the ABC affiliate jumps on. Fox is front and center on Sling, so we are set for The Game. I'm also on the West coast (San Diego), so if you wanna compare notes, let me know. Yes 9AM games felt weird at first, but you get used to starting your day with CFB and enjoying some time outside the rest of the day. 

Comment 24 Jul 2017

Sad to see you go Darius. Congrats on the Letter. Always a Buckeye! Best of luck in the future. 

Also, sad we did not take a couple of extra recruits in the 2017 cycle and knock off the Tide in the final rankings. I think that leaves us at 83 schollies if my math serves. Hopefully some well-deserving walk-ons get the recognition they deserve. 

Comment 24 Jul 2017

This didn't happen for no reason. Look whose head is at the bottom of that screen. I really though that's why Knight was there. I'm actually surprised Schiano didn't take the Oregon job. Hard to say no to Nike money. You don't want to be the guy after the guy, but Helfrich kinda already was that. Looked like the right fit, but what do I know. I get letting your kids finish high school. That's a big deal

Comment 21 Jul 2017

Here's some help for you. Keeping posting and you'll get there soon enough... :)

Comment 21 Jul 2017

Do we have a man at the airport to see if Carman is getting on a plane to SC? How about highway watchers?