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Comment 18 Apr 2019

I guess it's good news for Dobbins on touches (you've got to believe they'll severely limit Fields from any running).  We can only hope it's not bad news for the offense that an athletic QB may be prevented from using his legs due to fear over lack of depth.

Comment 14 Apr 2019

That's true. 

On the other hand, Tua was 19/23, Hurts was 11/14 and ND's kid was 16/21.  Lawrence was only 19/34 at Clemson, which is in-line with Baldwin's pct., but played against starters for the most part and he's earned a Mulligan for them.  So, unless our Def. is looking better than Bama, Okie, ND and Clemson's (which I'm not sure I'd believe)...we've apparently got some real polishing to do.

Comment 16 Mar 2019

The guy has a very fair take.  He didn't need to go into the 2010 stuff, because it is irrelevant to 2019, but I understand he gets paid to will column space and that was a fairly easy write-up.

Truth is that "turnover" is the key.  Unproven HC with no prior experience, new staff on both sides of the ball, new and thin OL, new QB and losses to the draft.  Those are all very valid reasons to doubt we repeat in the East.

I'm not saying we don't repeat, but those are all huge concerns about our team this year...making his point valid.

Comment 13 Mar 2019

Yes, coaches should be the final judge...they are choosing/coaching for their jobs after all.  However, isn't it odd how the 5-star and 4-star almost always get the offers and recruiting effort earlier than the 3-star and 2-star.  That must mean that coaches agree there is some decent merit in the general rankings.  The other thing to consider is that people (especially growing kids) change over time.  So kids that look sure-fire may never develop more, while a marginal kid may hit his growth stride over the course of 2 damn years.

Anyway, until coaches start fighting to offer 2-stars in their sophomore year, I'm going to be more excited about 5-star commits than 3-star commits.  After they show up on campus, I'll be excited about them all...who knows how they develop over the 4 years after that.

Comment 10 Mar 2019

9.5 > 11....hmm, I think you're math is questionable.  Did you take a bite of the sammich the crowd was passing around?

Comment 09 Mar 2019

Drafting a short, light QB (Heisman or not) is a risk from jump street. 

On top of this, best case, there will be a noticeable difference in the speed of opposing rush ends versus what he saw in college.  So his amazing speed is a somewhat diminished asset.  If the guy also has questionable XandO capability and/or questionable leadership, it would take a real riverboat gambler to risk their career (GM and Kingsbury) on that kid.

That said, I find it hard to believe the 49ers or Jets are behind the info, because they both need defensive help (Bosa).  The only end-game I can imagine is that the Jets think they can make Murray seems risky-enough that they'd be willing to trade the pick...giving the Jets a chance to jump the 49ers to get in a position to take Bosa before the niners have a chance. 

They should all take a lesson from Matt Millan...always take the best WR available.  lol

Comment 08 Mar 2019

With the transfer portal and NCAAs seeming rubber-stamp on immediate eligibility, pretty much anyone who loses a position battle has at least some risk to transfer.  The grass is greener on the other side of the fence when you're sitting on the bench.

I don't necessarily see this as a bad thing.  I think the kids should have at least as much flexibility as coaches.  However, it is going to become more of an issue.  When Trevor Lawrence went down the week after Bryant left to transfer or if Fromm goes down at UGa or if Tua goes down at Bama...it will become more of a discussion.  However, I don't think we should be locking in kids when coaches can leave or be fired. 

It is what it is.

Comment 01 Mar 2019

It doesn't seem so hard to me.

Everyone is entitled to pick their own company and have their own opinions about people.  You can't change that. So...

1) Call or email
" Hey, someone told me you don't feel safe around me. I don't know what I might have done, but I'd like to set things right if possible. At the same time, I don't want to put you on the spot.  So, just think about it and If you'd like to talk about it sometime, you pick the place and other audience that would make you comfortable. Otherwise, I'll try to respect what I understand to be your feelings and try to give you space."

2) Wait and/or move on.

Comment 21 Feb 2019

I think it's a great idea for his team, as long as he gets some alumni to foot the bill.  My question is how the hell it does not qualify as an extra benefit provided to football team members (not available to other students) and does not cause a stink related to Title IX since other sports (especially female ones) don't get that sort of benefit.

Of course, it doesn't help them play better if they don't practice, but the experience is great for the kids and teambuilding is always good.

Comment 16 Feb 2019

Agreed, reasonable people can have differing opinions.  However, I stand by my thoughts.  I do have one quick quibble...

Clemson came out of nowhere and won with Dabo early in his career where he had no experience.

Dabo took over mid-season (going 4-3 the rest of the way).  He then lost 16 games over the next 3 full years as HC.  They didn't play in the CFP until his 7th full year as HC (wall it 7.5 if you want to be technical).  Soo...not so much on your statement about Dabo/Clemson.

Comment 15 Feb 2019

I'm much more cautious.  To me, it is not a reasonable take (as you laid it out) to think we'll win one of the next two nattys.

- Day is an unproven commodity as an HC. 

- The staff is more-or-less completely new (new OC, entire Def staff is new except LJ)...and staff's take time to gel. 

- Fields has all the talent in the world, but...he hasn't won the job yet, let alone proven he can be a star at the elite CFB level.  (Sure he should light up Rutgers, but how will he do against Bama or Clemson?)

- "Chip on the shoulder" would seem to be a hard sell for more than about a week.  They're already ranked #5 in the crazy Jan/Feb Wild-Ass Guesses.  They should be ranked as the top B1G team pretty much all season and a top-10 team to boot. Even if all 100 kids bought the line that they were being " underrated and disrespected" in August...it would be like selling ice to Eskimos to get them to still have a chip on their shoulder if they are still near the top of the rankings when the game comes around...let alone if they win the B1G and are selected for the playoffs.

If it's going to be a reasonable take, I think you need to at least include why you think Bama, Clemson, UGa, etc. will not reasonably be expected to be as good as they've been. (Saban wins another and retires?  Dabo moves on to Bama, Venables stays in Clemson and both have to rebuild their staff/team in the image they want? Bama will lose their star QB after this year?  etc.  Those would help make a take more reasonable...but not necessarily likely.)

My 2 cents.

Comment 12 Feb 2019


Prior to your 247 internship, did you follow football recruiting?  I mean, IU isn't a football school and never signs top recruits...let alone have top classes.  So, I wonder how much everyday students, or specifically you, would have followed recruiting. 

Just curious.