Well, he didn't really lose his job to a hyped-up younger player, so he doesn't really count. However, I did once write a piece comparing him to another No. 16 who happens to be white!
You don’t think last year’s offense was tailored towards the guy that broke multiple school records playing in it? Or that the No. 6 offense in the country the year before wasn’t tailored to J.T. Barrett – a guy with a totally different skill set?
It’s a shot at humor they didn’t land, clearly. I was just (probably lazily) drawing physical comparisons between Boeckman and Bauserman (hence, the high teens number thing, which is just as irrelevant as race), I’m not trying to shape a narrative. Apologies.
Ah, I got my info from Ramzy. Blame him.
Nah, Cardale wasn't told he was the starter until he ran out on the field against Virginia Tech.
Yeah, I acknowledge that for sure. The thought behind that is even though he played plenty of snaps, he really didn’t have a super defined and consistent role from start to finish like I expect him to have this year.
It absolutely was. Deep Throat is a fairly famous individual.
I agree that Zach Harrison will be great and is a freak athlete, but I – along with pretty much everyone else – thinks he's still a year or so away. He's a physical freak with absurd potential, but I'd be a bit surprised if this was his breakout year instead of next year. Love to be wrong though!
I initially had him on the list, but removed him after some discussion internally. It's hard to argue someone hasn't broken out when draft analysts are projecting them as a top-five pick.
I agree! I just think he's a year away, and I think everyone knew that before he even signed.
I'm not necessarily limiting this to sophomores or younger, but if you've been starting or regularly contributing for an entire season or longer, I don't think you really qualify for this list (Shaun Wade is even a stretch by this definition, but I'm rolling with him). And yeah, I agree that Olave looked good at the end of last season, but I'm talking about a breakout season where he's consistently productive, not a breakout game. And even in that Michigan game he only had two catches. Two big catches, but still just two catches. In my opinion, he showed off his potential, but that wasn't a break-out season.
I was thinking more along the lines of an accidental immaculate conception. I do not believe I have those powers, but we can never be 100 percent certain.
Lol. Ginn is my favorite.
Ah, wading into internet conspiracies on this fine Tuesday, I see?