Gotta love walk-on's... They truly embody the commitment to hard work and never giving up on your dream. From my own experiences as an athlete with rugby in college you hear plenty of student athletes complaining about the work load their schedule brings without taking into consideration the even high load these walk-on's have. Sports, School, AND Work!
Joe Burrow - all the way. This is a guy Urban himself said could be the next Alex Smith.
May the Force be with You.
Not going to lie - I am elated but also surprised that we were able to steal him from Wisconsin seeing as they are a prominent team in TE development and use. Usually considered them and Iowa as TE U. What an amazing grab!
THE LAST KINGDOM!!!!
I actually prefer this to Vikings as it is more "realistic". Great series and show!
Watching The Citadel beat Carolina is my favorite tradition in college football. FIRE THOSE CANNONS!!!
Couple of our players went Pro this year on that team, notably Tyler Renew #36. The head coach went on to James Madison the following year and won the National Title. 1:29.38 for the death sentence.
Played 7's and 15's in college as well. Did the same exact thing before each game! Got hammered the night before, drank a couple of Guinness' before the game to keep the hangover away and the body numb, then smashed everything in sight while not feeling a thing! Think "The Legend of Drunken Master" but with Rugby!
That along with the continued pushing of "progressive" ideals down viewer's throats. Everything from their television programs to online articles has an angle to it. What happened to showing us sports and highlights?
Can't fill all of the time slots? Then show us replays of games that people might not have caught. Seriously.... there are several baseball, college football, and NFL games on at the same time in each time slot that people can't watch!
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I don't know about that now. Some of us had game in our prime. Being a combat vet at a Military College, in the South, down the street from a college with 10:1 girl to guy ratio works miracles!
Tom Bra-... I mean Alex Smi-... I mean Joe Burrow!
Simple answer? We had Devin Smith in 2014 who was a deep threat with Cardale's cannon. All he had to do was start sprinting and Cardale would hit him 50 yards down the field. It kept defenses honest and made them play deeper to accommodate thus no safety or corner blitz. This in turn opened up the box and allowed larger gaps for Zeke to exploit.
After Smith left we were never able to replace the void he left in the deep threat game and removed Cardale's biggest asset which is his arm strength. Another thing I believe that happened to Cardale was all of the pro talk after the Natty. It got to his head. Watch him in the three games (Wisc/Bama/Ore) and see how he is willing to take a hit or lower the shoulder when running and knock a guy down. Fast forward to 2015 and it looks like he is scared to get hit!
At the same time Burrow would not have been "sacked" had the Freshman Running Back not blown his blocking assignment. He is supposed to pick up the blitz but instead double teamed a DE.
I believe all of the components needed to obtain a perfect season are there. The key cogs to the machine running at full capacity based on this offseason are:
1) A complete offensive look that was not present the past two years. Many claim that when Tom Herman departed us for Houston along with him went our offensive balance. While play calling was lacking I believe that is an unfair observation as we also lost our deep ball threat with Smith declaring for the draft. The ability to stretch the field and go over the top is what kept defenses honest and gave the backfield the ability to exploit gaps with the read option. Kevin Wilson's restructuring of the offense should help towards building that explosiveness especially given his ability to do a lot with a little (Indiana). If the offense starts clicking and we are able to establish the run game (Weber is a hammer) with a respectable deep ball threat we will be fine.
2) Secondary reloads. The vaunted Silver Bullets had another series of veterans depart for the draft. However, the name Silver Bullets does not simply refer to the starters of the team but to the entire unit; and not just for a season's worth of dominance. Silver Bullets comes the ability of this unit to reload time and time again, maintaining a level of superior talent and performance each season without much drop off. If this next set of talent is able to pick up the torch where it was left off (they will no doubt) then this defense could be one of the most talent stacked units in college football for a long time.
3) The Slobs!!!! It was no mystery how people felt about Slobs in the trench last year. Lackluster is a term that could be used to describe their pass blocking efficiency while steamroller is prescribed for the run block. If they are able to put the full package together this year then the ball will move more efficiently. Tempo is key to Ohio State and that will not change this year. In order to establish tempo you need to be able to move the ball around in a variety of ways but always forward.
4) J.T. and the Passing Game. This is the year J.T. wins the Heisman and the people that doubted him in the bad times will look dumb for it. In order for this to happen Zone 6 needs to earn the name and do what needs to be done. Catching difficult passes, creating space and getting open, blocking, and making deep plays are what is expected. There is no lack of talent at Ohio State and the receiving corps needs to live to expectations. If Ohio State has even a single 1,000 yd pass catcher in the season they will win the Natty.
The beaches around Charleston and the mountains around Greenville on top of the true Southern Hospitality give me no reason to ever leave the state.
This is the first year in a while that I won't be doing the Bridge Run. Going to be great weather this weekend!
Double secret probation, sir?
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Lowcountry Boil (Frogmore Stew).... Always better at home especially after a long day of shrimping and shucking... If any of ya'll find yourselves down in Charleston, SC instead of Myrtle Beach, order that! Best enjoyed with a Blue Moon or Landshark!
I think Adam Silver is a great commissioner. It is a shame the NFL doesn't have an equivalent.
Well shiiiiiiiiiit. Would have been nice to have two 1,000 yd receivers....