Most underappreciated player on this year's team, and most underappreciated player on your national championship team.
If by "suit up" you mean put on an old t-shirt and spend a few hours on the couch on a Saturday afternoon, then yes.
Rank these players in order of the number of meaningful, non-ST snaps during the season (that is, snaps before a game is out of hand and there subs across the board): Mitchell, Browning, Proctor, Pryor, Harrison, Friday, Vincent, Togiai, Wilson, Saunders, Gill, McCall, Ruckert.
If he ends up at Texas Friday I personally will feel scorned.
Really, you're going to take this personally? I mean, I'll be bummed and all, but given that Bijan has no idea who I am, I'm not going to take a long look in the mirror over it.
I have no idea how it's going to play out for Browning, but I do think fans need to get their heads around the possibility that he's not the best option. His 5-star status in high school is not relevant, and it sure seems like it's Harrison and either Borland or Mitchell as the two every-down LBs, with Werner rotating with the Bullet position. I'm sure Browning is at least a backup somewhere, but if it doesn't happen (and the opportunities have been there), there's a reason.
I agree - I like Meyer's team overall, but I'd give the nod to Tressel's linebackers. It's at least a push.
Is Melton a take if Simon is in? I'd gotten the impression somewhere along the line that once the staff realized that Simon wasn't a given to ND, he bumped Melton and there was only room for Simon and Kourt, assuming they both join.
I get it. Lincoln Riley has created an all-world offense and demonstrated that he's a scheme and QB guru, but he hasn't shown the ability to field a competent defense. Consider whether Oklahoma would be better off with a different head coach who completely handed the keys of the offense to Riley. The offense should be the same, and the defense could only be better.
Ryan Day is currently in the same vein. He's an offensive genius. He made Haskins a Heisman finalist and a top 10 pick in one season. I have no doubt that Fields (or even Baldwin) will put up huge numbers this year.
But in his pressers, he rattles off offensive players and talks at a high level about the defense. He is going to call plays on game day, which means he can't talk to the defense when they're on the sideline. He has joked that he has to remind himself to go over and watch the defense during practice. He's nailing down spectacular offensive recruits, but the defensive recruits are lagging (I realize the defensive staff turnover is playing a role in that, so that's not entirely on him). He sought out an innovator to replace him on offense (Yurcich), and a caretaker to be a DC (Mattison). Bottom line, he still seems like someone who is primarily concerned with the offense.
That sounds a lot like Riley to me. And I'm hopeful that Day's ceiling is higher than Riley because the defense shouldn't be so pathetic. So a comparison to Riley is a backhanded compliment - he's an offensive genius, but the defense is forgotten.
Reminder, scholarship limitations means recruiting is a zero sum game. In other words, there's actually a really good reason you can't have both.
We're getting better, but we need to keep improving, we have some young guys who need to step up, we need our veterans to play like veterans, working on fundamentals, haven't been hitting much, some guys need to get healthy, etc.
I don't expect much from Harrison in year one. I actually think a redshirt is more likely than a major impact. This says nothing about his long-term potential, of course. But I think those that expect him to be a Bosa from day 1 will be disappointed.
I'd add Josh Proctor. Sounds like he was really coming on at the end of last year, and with the possibility of Brendan White becoming more of a hybrid, he could easily jump Pryor and Wint.
Wake grad here. Hate to have to root against Gattis...but I will make it happen.
So are we supposed to hold our breath until every draft-eligible player announces his return? Come on, Gavin Cupp...
Urban brought a swagger to the program that isn't going away with his retirement. Tressel was awesome, but his old-school style (from sweater vests to I-formation) and big-stage losses (e.g., back-to-back championship games, USC home-and-home) had OSU trending toward a punchline. Urban made OSU cool among recruits and fans. And that gave the players a belief that there were almost the best team on the field. The team doesn't win many of the biggest games of the Urban era without that. Ohio State is a cool program now, and that isn't going away anytime soon.
"I am very shocked about it, but I wish Coach Meyer everlasting success cause he’s a GOAT," Cavazos said.
Query: can one be "a GOAT," or only "the GOAT"?
Dude, you haven't lived if you haven't got some Old Bay seasoning. Famous for using with seafood (I boil shrimp and crab with it), but I throw it on eggs and many other things too.
Toughness. This team has been pushed around on both sides of the ball, relying on a finesse passing game to get by for basically the whole season. This was the first game that it felt like the team played tougher than their opponent. Considering that toughness is the key ingredient in Dantonio's teams over the years, this was especially notable. Adding toughness to talent, which has always been there, would go a long way toward a strong finish to the season.
His mileage reimbursement is a month behind. Come on, Payroll, get it together.