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Comment 19 Apr 2019

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.

Comment 14 Apr 2019

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.

Comment 29 Mar 2019

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.

Comment 25 Mar 2019

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.

Comment 25 Mar 2019

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.

Comment 24 Mar 2019

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.

Comment 23 Mar 2019

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. 

Comment 23 Mar 2019

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.

Comment 20 Mar 2019

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.