From a logical standpoint, I don’t understand what Baldwin is thinking, unless there’s something going on behind the scenes. And if that were going on, why go through spring ball? This looks like a simple case of a kid wanting playing time, but aside from an FCS school, where does he think he can play this year? He has a great arm, but he needs a lot of refinement. Add to that that Fields has accomplished absolutely nothing yet, and Baldwin’s the clear backup, and he could certainly still be the starter this year. He has the right to make this decision, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good one.
Hyatt’s video is very impressive. I’d be thrilled with him.
I was also impressed with what I saw from Teague, Crowley, and Potter. Teague is ready to be the hammer we’re looking for and the young guys look like future studs. The DE position is insanely good for years to come.
Johnny Come Lately Wiltfong.
My interest in the League has dropped considerably over the years, but I’ve rooted for the Broncos since I was a kid. If they’d drafted Faker, I’d have written them off too.
That’s the point. How’s any self respecting Buckeye fan going to just forgive and forget because your team drafted him? If he were on any other team, would you be so forgiving? You guys are sellouts.
You Browns fans are so easy. Anyone that pulls a punkass stunt like that to my team, is an enemy for life. You didn’t see any of our guys acting like that when we beat them the year before. I don’t care about the Browns, but if I were a fan, I couldn’t root for him.
Wiltfong said today that Gee Scott was so jacked that if you put him with the Browns WRs you wouldn’t be able to tell who the HS kid was.
Impact of Ledee’s transfer: it opens up a scholarship.
That argument was completely manufactured.
No it wouldn’t. If they weren’t sold on the kid, they didn’t just change their minds and panic offer him today. We were being told the staff wasn’t sold on his ability or position by someone we thought was in the know. Many on here ran with that and assumed he wasn’t worthy.
I would submit to you that our uncertainty about Thomas, is a result of some irresponsible reporting we heard on this site that the staff wasn’t sold on Thomas.
I could live with that.
He’s in a great position this year. Not only should Oregon be favored in the conference, the continued struggles of the LA schools opens the door to the top players in California. And while some will go east, many will want to stay out west.
I like him a lot as a big WR with speed. His HL tape is mostly of him playing WR and he looks real good there. With the attrition we’re seeing at the position, I’d start Young out as a WR. He has a steep learning curve as a LBer.
PSU will be the favorite again next year. Cassar will very likely get a 6th year, and they’re deeper than anyone else. The following year it will get interesting between us. We bring in a terrific recruiting class and we have some very good RS guys like Sasso, Hoffman, Kinner, and Mattox. I believe that the current group of PSU superstars are generational talents and they won’t replace them with guys who are as good. They may bring in good replacements for Nolf and Nickal, but those guys won’t be as dominant. There’s a big difference between guys who win and place. The future is bright.
I agree Thomas is hard to figure out. He doesn’t look like a 4-3 LBer, and I’m not sure he can add the weight to play DE, though I do like his frame. If he were 230 by this summer I’d feel good about him as a DE. Otherwise he should go play in a 3-4.
What type of hoops, Andrew? Is this a matter of perceived ability level not being good enough or something else?
That would be quite nice indeed. One of my favorite OTs.
It is what we are, and that needs to change. We won’t beat PSU like this.
It’s frustrating watching our guys in top position. They seem to have no idea how to hold guys down, much less work tilts. Logan was elite at it, but we haven’t been very good at it since. And of course watching them try to get up from bottom is painful. It’s like we are a FS team.
Ryan is Urban 2.0. An elite recruiter who needs to address the areas of his team that are weak. I’ve yet to see that. Next year will be more of the same with PSU on top. Cassar and Rasheed are both likely to get a 6th year, and they would be favored even without them. The following year, when all PSU’s current stars are gone is when we can make another good run. We bring in several studs like Kharchla, Kerkvliet, and Decatur, and hopefully Amos next year who will all be contenders out of the gate. Sasso, Hoffman, Kinner and maybe Mattox should all be very good as well.
Ordinarily I’m pretty tough on Ryan’s coaching. But aside from Miles, the tournament has gone well thus far. I’m surprised that Campbell and Smith won the matches they did, and am happy Pletcher made the semis. MyMar was less aggressive than usual and should’ve made a better effort to hold Dean down. I know his game is catch and release, but if you can’t catch him very well, you better not release. It’s hard for me to understand how both NaTo and MyMar can win as freshmen, and never win again. We absolutely need to improve our mat wrestling. We’re far behind PSU there.
This guy is clueless. He claims USC is the biggest threat to Utah in the PAC 12 south. That alone is a glaring misjudgment. He also thinks Wisconsin is much better this year. Wisconsin took a hit defensively by losing all those great LBers, and they still have no QB.
As a Reds fan that watches every game, Votto isn’t anywhere near the player Trout is and never was. He can’t run and is a defensive liability in addition to not being as good a hitter. Trout is elite in every respect.