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BuckminsterFullback 12th Warrior

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Comment 12 hours ago

I agree that JK hasn't been a great blocker in pass protection. However, he catches the ball quite well, and he's a playmaker in space, so having him available as a safety-valve is a plus. Like just about everything in football, there's a trade-off.

Comment 08 Dec 2019

If Ole Miss and Tennessee are playing in the SEC championship, I'm not grabbing popcorn. I'm grabbing the canned goods, water, and shotgun, and heading for the ride-out-the-apocalypse bunker.

Comment 08 Dec 2019

Werner-I think he could go rounds 1-5 if he declares

I wish him the best, but I'd guess rounds 5-7; in fact, I'm not convinced he'd be drafted, period.

Not every pretty-good college football player becomes an NFL player.

Comment 05 Dec 2019

My recollection is that Brax took a sack early in the game and landed hard on his throwing shoulder. It got progressively worse as the game went on, and by the end of the game he couldn't get his hand above his shoulder.

Do they win that game if they replace Braxton with Guiton? I suspect that they do, but it would have been out of character for Meyer to remove the starting QB while his throwing arm was still attached.

Comment 27 Nov 2019

A question about what constitutes "your computer's search history": is this based on the sites found in the browser history (i.e. the local computer's hard drive) or based on some data collected by Google and stored on their servers?

If the adds are driven by history stored by Google, how do they associate it with my computer? By MAC address, IP address, or other?

It sure seems to me like I frequently see adds related to something that my wife bought or searched for on her computer. My (limited) understanding of NAT (network address translation) suggests that Google would only have the IP address of our home router, and wouldn't be able to distinguish between the myriad devices behind the router; and sometimes the ads that I see support that theory.

Comment 27 Nov 2019

favorite TTUNfan

I have no favorite TTUNfan, just as I have no favorite influenza strain. 

Comment 26 Nov 2019

Perhaps they saw something in the game film that gave them confidence that they could run the ball.

I think they realized that the OSU offensive line is much better (elite or darned close) at run blocking than pass blocking.

Comment 24 Nov 2019

I'm more willing to give more credit to LSU's athletic director, for scheduling Texas (they were supposed to be good), than to LSU for actually beating Texas (they turned out to be kind of meh).

Comment 24 Nov 2019

A win in this game clinches a spot in the B1G championship game. At some point (like after you've turned it over 3 times) a coach decides to win the surest way.

If we win the next four games by 11 points each, I'm good with that.

Comment 24 Nov 2019

Based on what I've observed from other college teams, I'd say Fields throws it pretty well. Not always perfect, but I think well above an average FBS college QB.

From a play-calling perspective, OSU doesn't give Fields a ton of easy throws, like bubble screens and slants. He has very good arm strength, and he makes a lot of sideline throws that many other QBs don't have to arm to make.

Comment 23 Nov 2019

Back in the '60's, this album came with several copies of the lyrics on loose-leaf. After Christmas dinner and presents, and a beverage or two for the adults, my whole family would sit in the living room, sharing the lyric sheets, and literally sing along with Mitch (and the Gang).

What we lacked in vocal talent, we made up for with enthusiasm and volume. Good times.

Comment 20 Nov 2019

It's certainly possible, but I don't think it's inevitable, that LSU and OSU meet in the playoffs. At my age, I've seen a lot of seemingly inevitable events fail to materialize.

If OSU does play LSU, I hope we beat them 63-28 or something like that, where Burrow plays well but his team is just over-matched. I'd call that a win-win, and I'm not opposed to getting all the wins I can get.

Comment 16 Nov 2019

The Tribe front office has shown that they are determined to "win" every trade they make; they have to, because, Lindor excepted, they have proven to be well below average at drafting / developing position players.

The may have been able to win the division in 2019 had they traded Bauer earlier, but they waited until they could maximize the return. That decision helps keep them competitive in the future, but it may have cost them a trip to playoffs in 2019.

So, I'd guess that they will hold onto Lindor until some other team offers them an absolute windfall return. It's a risky play, because the longer you wait, the less value the other team receives; but the strategy has worked for them before.

Comment 16 Nov 2019

You're both right.

The world has always been brutal, and baseball once offered fans a refuge from that. It was probably inevitable, but nonetheless lamentable, that reality has tarnished that experience.

Comment 12 Nov 2019

I think the most indispensable player for this team is Justin Fields. Chug is an OK backup but I think OSU struggles to beat LSU, Bama, Clemson, Georgia, etc with Chug at QB.

One observation about the offense: they seem to be more methodical than explosive. There have been some big plays, but it's not like we're seeing a parade of 50-yard TD plays, or 3-play, 70 yard drives. They have been very good at converting 3rd downs, especially 3rd and long, to keep drives going. I think Fields' mobility plays a huge role in that 3rd-down success; it has an impact on both defensive and offensive play calling.