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Comment 21 Oct 2018

Agree.  Pretty soon the national attraction will wear off.

i don’t think Urban is a sustainer, like someone else said, he can rebuild but gets results quick and not lasting.  That’s not to say we won’t win 10 games a yr most years  and 11 in some years but I don’t think we will go toe to toe with Bama, Clemson, Ga  unless there are enormous improvements in culture and attitudes 

Comment 21 Oct 2018

No. I don’t bet on things I can’t control

My only point in this comment is that I didn’t like this matchup from beginning, never felt any confidence the Bucks would turn things around. The only win I hoped for was an ugly, lucky one.   

Comment 21 Oct 2018

I got news for you...... we are not a half step above Georgia!   They will replace Bama soon as the SEC juggernaut 

They have always recruited well, look at NFL rosters closely, they just needed the right coach and I think they got him.......... from Saban

Urban has always been a little overrated I think.  He is Woody or Tressel from the shotgun.  He is an amazing recruiter and he has been able to out talent most people but he is stubborn on his offensive approach and is NOT innovative and creative as he was sometimes believed to be. I’ve loved his time here , this season being an exception, and will forever be grateful to see the 2014 run but I think his magic is done

I hate feeling this way cuz I didn’t think it would end without another good shot at Natty but I just don’t see him restoring what he had

Comment 14 Oct 2018

I know Purdue does not have numbers that jump off page but they are way different week 8 than week 1.  They came out slow, surprisingly after last years turnaround, but seem to be rounding into form mid season.  We are catching them at absolutely the worst time I fear.  

My problem with this team is I see little ability to just control people.  Given time Haskins is deadly and our receivers have really stepped up from the last couple years but I think Purdue is well coached  and will find a way to make Haskins play their way not his way.

They will be a confident and fired up bunch.

ill probably tape it and only watch if we win

Comment 14 Oct 2018

I know Purdue does not have numbers that jump off page but they are way different week 8 than week 1.  They came out slow, surprisingly after last years turnaround, but seem to be rounding into form mid season.  We are catching them at absolutely the worst time I fear.  

My problem with this team is I see little ability to just control people.  Given time Haskins is deadly and our receivers have really stepped up from the last couple years but I think Purdue is well coached  and will find a way to make Haskins play their way not his way.

They will be a confident and fired up bunch.

ill probably tape it and only watch if we win

Comment 14 Oct 2018

I’m going to go ahead and call it now, 31-26 Purdue.  This team has nothing outside of Haskins arm to give me confidence.  Purdue will give up some yds but we will have to settle for too many FGs as we suffer drops and missed OL assignments in red zone.

Hate to be a downer so early but this team has looked like an accident waiting to happen for a while.

Comment 08 Nov 2016

Bama D Line does scare me, I gotta admit.  Jonathan Allen against either one of our young tackles could be ugly.  We would definitely have to add TE help in many passing situations which would mean fewer receivers in the pattern and tighter windows.  Not that JT wouldn't be up to it but Im just saying'.     

Alabama is definitely a different animal on offense with Hurts at QB as well.  

Last time we played them, they blitzed very infrequently. This time...... I think they would come from everywhere and dare JT to beat them deep. We would have to develop a variety of screens and draws to keep them form pinning their ears back I think, which is something we dont see much of from Urbans offense. Its kind of out of character.

I hope we get to see that game and NOT in the semifinal.

Comment 06 Nov 2016

Yes, I left Jalin out of my mention.  He certainly gave us breath holding moments, as well as breath taking!

Comment 06 Nov 2016

Since I first saw McCall I pegged him as "kick returner". He has great hips and can break tackles too.

Comment 06 Nov 2016

Agreed that its not JUST the Texas aspect, but do you think being an out of state 5* recruit has any bearing?  I suspect that it might.  I know here at UGA some have talked about how Georgia kids get treated a little differently than some OOS recruits (differently as in worse according to some)  IDK any specific stories  Ive just heard some Ga fans through the years make comments suggesting an in state vs OOS standard.

I can actually understand it to a degree.   Its not unlike when I coached my son in little league, I was harder on him so as NOT to be perceived as giving special treatment.  I told him that was going to happen too.  Just part of our human social makeup I think.

Comment 02 Nov 2016

"Despite the Cavs win can't help but have that old CLE sports feeling of here we go again as the proverbial other shoe drops or at least that is definitely how last nights game felt"

Same here!   But if the Tribe loses I wont see it as a choke.  The Cubs won 100+ games for a reason and our starters are being held together with bailing wire (outside Kluber).  The Cubs are clearly better top to bottom. If we played them 100 times they would win 60+

The Indians have played way over their heads I think and Im happy with their season already.  Certainly will sting to see them lose but they have showed them selves well.     

A healthy Danny Salazar................?

Comment 02 Nov 2016

I feel the exact same way Brutus.  No way will I watch game 7.   

The Cubs are better first off.  They won 100+ games for a reason.  It was just a matter of time before they got things rolling.  BTW, Im not writing off Kluber, he's been nails, but third time seeing him..... on 3 days rest.   It will be a monumental performance if Kluber pulls this off.

 I will never refer to this as a choke either.  The Indians were totally game this series.  Played their hearts out.  The Cubs are just better (even if they lose a game 7).... they are young, powerful and have a deep pitching staff.

Ill wake up and watch some of the replay if I discover that they won and will shed a small tear if they lose.  They represented well regardless of outcome

Comment 01 Nov 2016

I really think we are sweating the deep passing game waaaaay too much.   We need to be  more effective taking what we are given by the defense which means running better routes and making a few more good throws but to try and force deep passes is just a waste.  

The 2006 Florida team that cleaned our clock was not a deep passing team. They got a consistent 6-8 yards at will and were deadly in the red zone.  There is certainly work to be done but some of these calls for vertical passes are misguided I think.  

I think we need a wider repertoire of plays to attack the 3 deep teams have decided to play against us.   The 3 deep is this years "Bear Front"

Comment 09 Oct 2016

Seems to me that JT struggles with wind.  I know all QBs struggle some but I think he struggles a little more.  My sense is that if he cant throw a couple of good deep balls early he gets thrown off his rhythm and he often misses early with wind.  His first deep ball was badly underthrown and it didn't seem like he held on too long (IU got away with PI on it as well) so I think the wind affected it.   For all his assets, I see the one liability of JT is that he doesn't have the type of arm that can deliver a ball on windy days.  He's also the type of guy that will find another way to win, which is why I love him.

Comment 15 Sep 2016

This is a hard one to pick.  I feel like this team may not be ready for this stage yet.  No doubt our recruiting the last five years has surpassed OUs and every OU fan would switch rosters with us (prob coaches too!) but the Sooners are no slouch talent wise and they are loaded with Jrs and Srs.  That can make a difference in a game like this.

   I kinda see this playing out a little like the 2014 PSU game where we really need JT step up and carry us in the end.  I see him getting way more carries than most OSU fans will like to see simply because we struggle a little early throwing the ball and Meyer takes us in a shell somewhat. Im gonna say we win what most people will see as a game that where were outplayed (we get less than 300 yds total offense)   but JT just refused to lose. I'll say  23-21 but we fall in the polls.

I wont be surprised if JT has to leave the game for a while due to us over relying on him.

Comment 26 Aug 2016

I married a Bulldog too.  Gonna be harder pulling for them with Kirby Smart though

Comment 26 Aug 2016

Yeah its quite sad that the Buffs have become a laughingstock the last 12 years.  They had a great thing going with McCartney, Neuheisel and Barnett.  I think they are just the right coach away form being good again (maybe the current guy is the right guy... it took McCartney a few years). Its easy to like Boulder. A lot of kids want to go there if they are good.  

Ralph is THE best mascot for sure.  Only the Bengal Tiger compares....... but the Buffalo is American, Tigers aint even from around here!!

Comment 25 Aug 2016

Colorado Buffs since Im an alum.  The only time I would pull for CU to beat the Bucks is if they were playing in the CFP title game and OSU had already won three in a row. I'd love to see the Buffs get back to their mid 90's to early 2000s vintage.