I don't see how Haskins could even hope to beat out Alex Hornibrook for B1G male athlete of the year but we'll see.
Yeah, his resume should have given him a lot of leeway, but after 3 seasons, he went from 3-9 to 4-8 and his highest conference win total in a season is a whopping 2 games. That's not great. However, looking at the 2018 season, he did seem to win the games you'd think Illinois would win, so that's pretty good. They actually had a lot of tough opponents.
Unless the team improves significantly, 2019 isn't going to be much different, though. I see 3 games they should definitely win (Akron, UConn, Eastern Michigan) and another 2 that they might win (Rutgers, Minnesota). If they're content paying ~$3mil/yr for that, then he'll be fine. I do think he's building the team up and pickups like this and Brandon Peters are definitely steps forwards. It seems like it'll still be another several years before you get to "pretty good," though. When you get to year 6, year 7 with losing records, even Illinois fans get restless. Coming from a Bears fan, I think he has the ability to turn them around, but I'm concerned with whether or not he'll be around long enough to get there. I don't think you can compare him to Ferentz yet. They went 1-10 his first year, but then got to 11-2 in his fourth and made a bowl game 16 out of 20 years.
I don't think I could appreciate that punting performance as much if Tressel weren't the coach through my formative years as a buckeye fan. Man, that was beautiful.
Have you actually looked at a life cycle analysis and compared the two or are you just looking at one bad part and making up your mind? I'd actually like to know which one is worse.
Wow, big grab for Illinois. We were recruiting him pretty hard, IIRC. Lovie making some progress. No idea if he's gonna get to stay long enough to the point when all this comes together, though. I imagine his seat is pretty hot.
Hey, it's pretty good for the first 20 seconds.
Such an amazing episode lol.
Marvin Wilson hasn't done shit at FSU. He's a perpetual "Watch out for Marvin Wilson this year" story waiting to happen.
It's that dang honey fried chicken, I tell you.
It’s honestly beyond me why these big time RBs don’t want to come play for OSU... I mean FSU?? Ok dude have fun...
It's that dang honey fried chicken, I tell you.
UC fan says that playing Marshall is nothing to gain, plenty to lose. Doesn't realize that's what OSU playing UC is lol.
Oh shoot, didn't know we had a Paulie Gee's here. That's kind of random, but I'm glad. I've seen them on shows and stuff and always wanted to try. Haven't had a legit neapolitan-style pie in probably 6 years, the first time I visited NYC.
Hmm I'm not in the area often but I'll add that to the list! Thanks!
I checked out Beer Barrel over Pizza and Beer Week. Really solid, they had this chili-infused honey that they drizzled over a cured-meat pizza and it was great. Last time I had Adriatico's was in college, maybe I'll hit it up next time I'm on campus.
Never heard of Flyer's before, I'll have to give that a shot.
Jets and Dewey's are both really solid. Happy that my office is near Dewey's and we order it a lot for lunch meetings haha.
Thanks for the recs!
RIP, flying pizza. Your lunch deal was a blessing to a poor college student Byaaaahhh.
I'm just here to get cbus pizza suggestions
From Missouri? What are your thoughts on St. Louis-style pizza?
I can't imagine recruiting would cause this to happen, especially this early in the cycle. That's way too early, so I don't buy these rumors at all. While I happen to think that Franklin is insanely overrated, his record isn't bad enough for them to be like this. Yeah, the PSU fanbase is just about the most delusional out there, but he'll be there for another season and if it's that bad, his seat will get real hot. I think his employment at the moment is pretty safe, though.
Probably wouldn't be necessary if not for the hundreds of toxic fans so invested in teenagers' choices that they lose all sense of reality then proceeding to hurl all sorts of nastiness at them. I mean... it's going to happen anyways, but I'm pretty sure that's why they say it.
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I don't follow soccer much. I know Hope Solo's story, but I've never heard about trouble from Rapinoe. What's the deal there?
Holy crap, is that for real? That's real bad.
If he wins a lot of games, I'm fine whether he leaves in 3 years or 20. Doesn't matter much to me what his long-term plans are, as long as OSU football remains in capable hands. But, because I have a feeling he's going to be a winner and an elite head coach, I'll take the good news that he wants to stay.
Judging by the write-up, it looks like nobody saw this coming. Day came in the night to take your recruits.
If you don't take tacos seriously enough that you would fight over them, I don't want to have anything to do with you.
in all likelihood, had his chance at playing in the NFL snuffed out.
Honestly, that claim doesn't seem to be supported by the track record.