No, I'm suggesting playing Burrow or Haskins for limited reps in situations when the game's outcome is still reasonably in question. Against OU? No. Against PSU with the game hanging in the balance? Nope. Against Maryland, Army, UNLV, Rutgers, or the like? Yes. Get one of them in the game, let him play when it still matters to some degree and gain some meaningful experience and valuable reps. Let him play in front of 100,000+ with the game still within reach. Not in practice or the spring game, but a real game with something on the line.
Ok, thank you. I thought it was a four game suspension for DV... plus two that were added for Elliott's other 'extracurricular activities'. Thanks for the clarification.
Six games is an arbitrary and far too harsh number that Goodell pulled out of his ass. In addition, any suspension whatsoever is punishment for Elliott's cumulative and continual bone-headed blunders more than the alleged domestic violence issue. The evidence, whatever evidence exists that isn't being questioned as to its validity or easily refuted, is weak. Zeke Elliott is an immature goofball who isn't the brightest bulb in the batch to begin with, and the NFL is going to try to kill two birds with one stone with his suspension... reign in one of its premier players and save him from himself before he really screws up, AND give the illusion that the league takes very seriously any domestic violence issues. At the end of the day, I believe the suspension will be four games, and hopefully, Zeke Elliott grows up in the process.
While it’s uncertain whether Burrow or Haskins will play any meaningful snaps in 2017...
I think it would be a disservice to the program if Burrow and/or Haskins didn't get to play some meaningful snaps this season. Barrett is gone, no matter what, after this year. One of these two (or Tate Martell) WILL be the starter in 18. Get that guy some meaningful playing time this year. Let him get his feet wet...
Dan Dakich will be the analyst for Indiana...
What? A former IU basketball player and current ESPN basketball analyst is the color man for a college football game? What am I missing here? Has to be something obvious...
I'm not sure how he's still alive. Dilaudid is often times a second or third line ER pain management drug given after Vicodin, Percocet, or even Fentanyl, aren't effective. Xanax is a highly addictive sedative, with Ambien being an even heavier sedative. I get the pain drugs; Vicodin and Dilaudid, but Xanax and Ambien? Prescribing those, in addition to the opiates used to control his chronic pain, is just begging for trouble. If you need Ambien to sleep or Xanax to ease anxiety while you're taking Dilaudid, Vicodin and smoking marijuana, well, you've got a HUGE problem. A Vicodin, Dilaudid, Xanax and Ambien cocktail is enough to overdose many people... add all of that to smoking pot and I'm not sure how he didn't kill himself, or FAR worse, kill someone else. His pain is absolutely legitimate. I have herniated lumbar disks and multiple cervical and lumbar disk bulges. Nerve pain is no joke... but this is one psychologically, physically and emotionally screwed up person.
Ironic, of those classes, all of which are outstanding, 2015 was the least elite.... which is kinda like being the smallest guy at the Mr. Olympia competition.
Worley's size concerns me. McMillan, a guy I thought played solidly but far from spectacularly, had legs like tree trunks and a naturally thick torso. He was built for the MLB spot. Worley is a guy with athletic ability and football IQ... but he simply doesn't have the natural size that you like to see in the middle. Hopefully, his athleticism makes up for his lack of girth.
If you're absolutely bored to tears and have nothing else to do today then I suggest you go back through my commenting history where you'll see exactly how wrong you are relative to me putting any stock whatsoever into anything Kirk Herbstreit says. I'm not a fan, so you're way off base there. I'm not at all dismissing what Logan said, I'm simply saying that if I had Jim Harbaugh's football resume I wouldn't concern myself with the opinions of people who haven't achieved to my level... and that includes Mike Leach (who I personally like and respect very much, by the way).
Well, it's not gonna be that easy at the next level. Something about this kid that just bothers me. Lots of shoving and strutting and stepping over players MUCH smaller than him. The things he says and the way he plays... I don't know.
Let me preface here by saying that I'm a pessimist by nature. My glass is never half full. Having said that, I'm unusually encouraged by the additions to the staff this off season, most specifically Kevin Wilson. My only fear is that Meyer won't allow Wilson to operate unencumbered. Meyer, as great a CEO as he is, which is the one quality you want in your head coach above all else, has not been the aggressive, balls-out play caller he once was. There are some reminders every once in a while of Meyer's once assertive offensive style, but those reminders were few and far between last season. Let Wilson do what he does, don't harness him, and Meyer will then be free to do what he does... run the entire show like no one else in college football not named Nick Saban.
Is this the same Steve Logan who now coaches QBs for the 49ers? I agree with 100% of what he said relative to Jim Harbaugh's whining and blaming, and I hate *ichigan like poison (I hope they lose every game every season ALMOST as much as I hope Ohio State wins every game of every season)... but if I'm Harbaugh and I heard this I'd think, "Let's see, I played quarterback at *ichigan, followed by 15 years as a quarterback in the NFL, I've taken three programs from absolute shit to relevance almost immediately, and I've coached a team to an NFC championship and a Super Bowl appearance... and some guy who coached a directional school in the Carolinas is calling me out on radio?"
Clay Helton = a bad USC hire... again. This guy had done absolutely zero to merit the head coaching job at one of the five most storied and tradition laden programs in college football history.
I hate this idea. Absolutely hate it to the moon and back. I've been very lucky in that I've gone to countless OSU games, home and away, national title games and Rose Bowls since I was six years old, but there are MANY Ohioans who would love to go to a game, A single game, just once, and simply cannot afford the experience. How 'bout working on making some of these less attractive games, i.e., Army and UNLV this particular season, affordable for families to attend rather than taking the Buckeyes across the pond for Europeans to show disinterest in. I could not possibly care less about growing American football into a world game. It's an American sport, and it's the most popular sport in the US by a wide margin. Concentrate on giving back to the community that supports Ohio State football in the form of affordable opportunities to see their beloved Buckeyes, and don't worry about taking the 'brand' global.
I'm aware of which office passes on pursuing prosecutions. I'm also aware that it's a team effort (police and city atty / prosecutors offices) in prosecuting alleged crimes. The NFL simply ignored evidence calling into question the credibility of the complainant and the validity of the evidence she/her side presented. We agree that Elliott is at least headed toward being out of control in his personal life, but we'll have to agree to disagree specific to the 'facts' of this particular case.
That's obviously a big chunk of paycheck, but Elliott should slow his roll as he's lucky the Franklin County prosecutor didn't press charges
I agree that Elliott should "slow his roll"... but how do you know he's lucky not to have been charged by the county prosecutor? It sounds to me like the NFL is making an example of Elliott because of its own recent blundering of other domestic violence investigations. Elliott needs to grow the fuck up, of that, there is absolutely zero doubt, but being handed a 1.5 million dollar, six game punishment by the NFL for something CPD and the Columbus city attorney's office declined to pursue due to lack of evidence and conflicting and inconsistent information smells funny. Either CPD and the Columbus Attorney's office are bumbling and crooked, or the NFL is screwing Elliott and using him to set a precedent that should have been established long ago. While there are absolutely a few bad apples within CPD, like there are in any organization, there are 100 times as many great, competent, and honest people there, and there is no way, especially in today's climate, that these guys are going to shame the brotherhood, not to mention risking their own pensions, by giving Elliott a pass if he goes around beating up girls. The NFL is out of line here, imo, and it's all at Zeke Elliott's expense.
Doug Fieger and Bruce Kulick (KISS) from Kulick's BK3 solo project. Very rock/pop... just like The Knack.
...if he committed the DV and there is evidence this is well deserved.
I agree in totality, T99... however, if by DV you're referring to the incident alleged to have happened in Columbus, then that was already investigated and determined to be without merit, at least specific to charging Elliott. A professional police force in one of the country's 14 largest cities, along with the city prosecutor's office, investigated the event and declined to charge Elliott. The City Attorney's office cited 'conflicting and inconsistent' information, and voiced "significant concern" regarding the evidence. It seems that the NFL, after bumbling through a few other high profile DV cases, is bound and determined to make an example of Zeke Elliott. Now, I personally believe that Elliott needs to be reined in, generally speaking, and must mature well beyond where he is intellectually and emotionally right now... but this smells like a witch hunt, and feels like the NFL is simply trying to save some face after botching previous cases. To be crystal clear, I DETEST bullies, and if Elliott is guilty of what he's been accused of specific to the Columbus event in question then I hope the NFL drops an even bigger hammer on him... but at this point it sure seems that either the NFL or the Columbus DA's office/CPD is crooked, and I'd much prefer the NFL to be compromised than I would CPD and/or the Columbus City Attorney's office.
In watching Kizer play, not only last night but at Notre Dame too, his arm strength is so impressive it's almost unbelievable when you're watching it unfold. There cannot be two bigger arms in the NFL right now than Kizer and Cardale. Maybe Jay Cutler is in their league, but it's rarified air Kizer is in. Unfortunately for Browns fans, super human arm strength is usually not what separates great quarterbacks from average ones. There have been several huge arms in the past (Dieter Brock, David Klingler, Jeff George, etc) who weren't great quarterbacks, but it certainly gives you a chance to be great if you have an arm like Kizer.
Tough break for McMillan... and the Dolphins are taking an absolute beating with injuries.
No, that is not what I believe this is about. I was simply commenting on Feed Zeke's post. As for "professional" women's football, well, you/they/whoever can call it whatever you like, the point is that there isn't women's football played on national television in front of millions of people or in packed arenas like there is for female MMA and/or Olympic women's hockey. There isn't women's football of any kind being viewed by anyone, generally speaking, other than the participant's family and/or friends, I'd be willing to bet. Anyway, we could not be further apart on this subject, so I'll just say thanks for the interaction and be on my way...
While I like the Buckeye leaves on the ball, I agree with you, osuguy. After Oregon (everybody's after Oregon), Ohio State is leading the way in the over commercialization of 'stuff'.
Do you see professional women's football? What about college women's football? No, you don't, but you do see women fighting in the MMA, and playing college and Olympic hockey. Football, as Feed The Zeke says, is the very last thing that is purely male... today's society cannot stand that, and I can't stand today's society.
That's horrible. Cichy, imo, was the best player on the field last year Vs Ohio State... and that's really saying something.