Skull Session is a must do. I was there in 2017 before the Penn State game. Coach Johnson gave a fiery speech that got everyone fired up.
Note that the guy who wrote that piece---Zach Barnett---is the same guy who connected Urban to the Florida State job, citing "sources."
Agreed. The notion that he'd coach one of the Gators' biggest rivals---Free Shoes University---is absurd.
I think Burrow would have been the starter in 2017 if J.T. had left after his redshirt junior year. At the time, J.T. admitted he wasn't sure he was going to come back and he suggested that Burrow---although they were good friends---was somewhat disappointed that he did come back, knowing that J.T. would remain the starter for another year. (As a reminder, the debacle loss to Clemson is what convinced J.T. to come back for another year.)
What Burrow could not have anticipated at that time, of course, was that he would severely injure his hand during the following training camp, which made Haskins the unquestioned backup.
Haskins's fantastic performance against TTUN at the end of the 2017 season cinched it for him for the next year. I heard a recent interview with Burrow's dad where he indicated that Haskins's win over TTUN, not surprisingly, likely caused the coaches to side with Haskins over Burrow in 2018.
Obviously Haskins proved to be a superstar and Fields is looking like he will be one, too. I'm glad Burrow has gotten the opportunity to be a superstar, too. It's too bad that all three couldn't have started for the good guys.
Oh my, that last entry was laugh-out-loud hilarious. Bravo!
1. Ohio State
7-10. Wisconsin, Penn State, Texas, Auburn
1. Ohio State
7-10. Wisconsin, Penn State, Texas, Auburn
It looked to me--and most others---like they're sticking their fingers up their butts. https://www.reddit.com/r/CFB/comments/5m6lyo/another_video_of_a_clemson_player_going_for/
Regardless of whether the Clemson players were sticking fingers up their butts or grabbing their genitals, it's grotesque and it's criminal. It has no place in a football game or anywhere else. For the Clemson players to have been doing it all season says to me their pious coach was just fine with it.
Swinney is a hypocrite. No different than any number of hucksters that came before him.
With all the absurd media frenzy that went on with "Tat-gate" and "Zach-gate," it's amazing the media left alone the PED scandal from this summer. I guess it doesn't hurt when you offer walk-on spots to the twin sons of the biggest college-football media voice in the country.
And who can forget the serial sodomizing that Clemson's defensive players engaged in against OSU players in the Fiesta Bowl. Their starting LB freely admitted it, stating that they had all engaged in sodomizing as a team tactic. https://www.rollbamaroll.com/2017/1/4/14173488/cam-robinson-has-a-message-for-clemsons-serial-molesters-christian-wilkins-boulware
No question that Swinney can win him some football games. As for me, I would not want him, Art Briles, or other lowlifes coaching Ohio State.
What's up with the people downvoting those who who say they like Joe Burrow and hope LSU has a good year? Ironically, I suspect they're often found elsewhere complaining about "thought police."
To them I say, Go Bucks! and Geaux Tigas! (I welcome the downvotes from the college-football thought police...)
Joe has made the most of his opportunity at LSU. His teammates and the fans seem to love him, and he seems to appreciate the moment.
My unexpected turn as an LSU fan will last one more year before I cease to care at all about them.
Easily 2014 for me. I've been a fan since the 1980s but that season was extra special. I watched the Michigan State game back home with my brother just days after my mom died. We watched the CFP selection show in her house as we boxed her stuff. The joy that came from the Michigan, Wisconsin, and --especially-- the Alabama game blew away a lot of gloom. Plus, I knew my mom would have loved it, too.
The suggestion is that the payment was made to the father of another player, not LJJR. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2832730-witness-louis-martin-blazer-says-he-paid-10k-to-keep-aaron-maybin-at-penn-state
I find it hard to believe, personally. And the witness making the assertion has pleaded guilty to lying under oath, fraud, and identity theft. So, . . . there you go.
The game was broadcast on the SEC Network with announcers. It was the week before ours.
Miller generally doesn't have WRs going very high this year. Parris is about the 6th WR to come off his board, which is about where draft analysts seems to be placing him. For example, Bucky Brooks (who seems to love the Buckeyes) has him ranked as #5 WR.
We should also remember that McLaurin probably only got a Senior Bowl invite because Campbell declined. He's had a lot of love recently, but it appears the vast majority of scouts didn't think he was all that while he was actually playing college football.
Going in the 4th or 5th round would still be higher than it seems most people expected he would go before last season ended.
I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned more. You can only play 11 players at a time, and four of them are on the line (LJ will try to protect his guys, but maybe Browning joins the rotation at Edge?). So if we're moving a safety closer to the line but keeping four players back, that eliminates a LB slot. That's tough to do when there's a full LB room, three returning starters, and a lot of talent that hasn't played. I expect we will see at least one LB seek to transfer after spring is over.
I agree he won't run 4.37. I'd take the over on Murray, the under on McSorley (4.65?; dude is an athlete), and wouldn't touch the Haskins number.
Who downvoted this? Herbie? I mean, c'mon, Dabo's a smart guy.
That part of the interview was hilarious. He tells a good story.
For me, Marty Brennaman = summertime in the 70s and 80s.
Reds fans were fortunate he decided to spend his career in Cincinnati, as I'm sure he had opportunities to go national or to a bigger market, like his predecessor Al Michaels.
I can safely say that I have fonder thoughts about him than I do about the Reds!