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LandonTruckedCollins


MEMBER SINCE   July 25, 2017

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2014, 3-game championship run
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Comment 20 Feb 2020

Not to be devils advocate, and I am certainly not a talent scout but when I watched their highlights, the only noticeable difference to me was the top end speed of Edwards. Not that Kiner isn't fast enough but his speed seems more Dobbins-ish whereas I don't think its likely that Edwards has ever been caught from behind at the high school level.

EDIT: I came away extremely impressed with both players.

Comment 14 Feb 2020

Oh ya, I thought it was relieving seeing Michigan down where they belong just outside the top 15.  I was also really surprised by how high UNC is though.

Comment 12 Feb 2020

I'm not trying to be funny here but I think you are over complicating things a little bit. They do what you said they just use a little intuition to decide if the kid is a good character fit and comes from a good home. Wint and Riep probably even passed the "test".  Its inexcusable and disgusting if true, and they deserve to be locked up for a very long time.  The action was selfish and immature, and that's not an excuse for it, that's an indictment of the young men who perpetrated the crime.  Theres no evidence to suggest at this point that blame should be pointed to their parents, mentors, or anyone but Amir and Jahsen.

Long winded of saying that I don't think there is some real test or anything.  These kids just likely came from good or decent homes and seemed to pass the character test.  They failed everyone else around them.

Comment 07 Feb 2020

Its easier now for Alabama to make it every year with one loss. Clemson, OSU, UGA all to be in the hunt with one loss.  Odds of making it to the BCS title game every year were much lower than making the CFP every year.  We are seeing a compounding recruiting effect of the same 5 or 6 teams competing for 4 spots every year lol. 8 would probably help bring parity back to conferences and send Clemson down several rungs on the ladder.

EDIT: Also a lot of this happened to coincide with Urbs and Saban turning recruiting into a nuclear arms race in the SEC and then later, on a more national scale when Urban got to OSU.

Comment 05 Feb 2020

I'm going over because (I assume) the audience on this board is growing. I agree there will be less drama but still plenty enough to get my panties in a wad.

Comment 30 Jan 2020

Well I certainly hope this is not a make or break season for him! Tyreke has only used 2 seasons of eligibility.  By that logic, Cooper is going on like his 3rd straight make or break year lol.

Comment 23 Jan 2020

Sometimes the whole right of free speech, I can share my opinion freely here thing gets overused.  I don't know if some people just forget that these are all just teenagers with parents, family members and friends.  Some of them even read these boards or have family who do. Just because you are allowed to have an opinion, doesn't mean you need to publicly post it for everyone to see, even if its right.  

Comment 22 Jan 2020

Good.  You'll start and finish your Domer career 0-1 with a 3 score L.  Seeing a 28-10 sort of game with a boring, anemic offensive display by both teams.  Toss in a couple turnovers from Notre Dame and quick strikes from Lawrence in Domer territory and that's the kind of game that will be.

Comment 20 Jan 2020

Its a band aid on the wound but it might help him field a middling Big Ten team this year.  One that still gets squashed by tOSU and PSU but can put up a bit of a fight against some of the other conference "powers" and beats a few of the bottom dwellers. 

Will be interesting to see how the Jersey/Northeast/Philly recruiting changes this upcoming cycle however. I'm sure he's going to be in the market for more transfers as well.  A lot of weakness on that team will get run off the team quick.

Comment 20 Jan 2020

Pride comes before the fall.  I'm not convinced the talent gap is as dire as some think.  Clemson and Michigan (according to 247 sports) have very comparable levels of talent on their roster. (https://247sports.com/Season/2019-Football/CollegeTeamTalentComposite/)

The difference is the coaching and the attitude/entitlement.  I'm not going to fool myself into thinking that they aren't just one Urban Meyer or Pete Carroll away from waking the sleeping giant.  Harbaugh isn't the guy to do it.  I still don't like them taking recruits we want from Ohio.

Comment 20 Jan 2020

Likely an impulse offer to try to get us off Pryor's trail.  Kirby is petty. Still think its hilarious that he so rashly took Mathis just to spite us over Fields and now his QB room is tanked.

Comment 17 Jan 2020

Upvote to counter all your downvotes for literally just stating your opinion, and admitting that you're likely wrong....

Comment 16 Jan 2020
Upvote from me but if healthy, Jonathan Cooper will play a far greater role in next years natty run than Gibbs will for sure. And that's all I'm going to give a shit about in 30 years.
Comment 16 Jan 2020
Its hindsight on Spartans behalf, sure. But he does bring up valid points and it's part of Day's job to see these points as they happen rather than hindsight in order to field the best team he can. My guess... he did consider some of these points but the issues addressed by spartan and felt by us fans likely arent as dire as how we on the outside can perceive it to be. Likely other considerations came into play. Maybe he just knows Miyan Williams is going to be a stud horse and therefore Trey Leroux might have more value than Gibbs could in that he provides depth along multiple spots on the line. Maybe Trey Leroux, while a project, ultimately has a better chance of becoming a starter than Gibbs ever would have.