Hey 11W Staff, i read this site a lot and one thing about the formatting of your mailbag/roundtables is driving me crazy: The questions are difficult to distinguish from the answers, particularly when the questions and answers are long, or when you have multiple answers (like a roundtable). I can't be the only one that has this problem.
Could you please put the questions in italics or something so that they can be distinguished from answers at a glance?
Anyone else a little bothered by Martell's throwing motion? His back foot leaves the ground on every throw. I can't think of many examples where a QB significantly improves throwing motion after high school.
Maybe its the green and gold unis, but Rourke most reminds me of Brett Favre. I wonder if Southern Miss needs a QB.
The ironic thing is that a public tongue lashing is all Washington really wanted.
Some may not like this comparison, but he reminds me of Mike Hart.
The back of this helmet looks like it was mushroom stamped by an amorous god.
The Where's Harbaugh is probably fine under copyright law; you don't need a license for parody, which is what this is.
I've often wondered, at what point can a coach be considered a part of a tree? For instance, I noticed that Everett Withers was not included in the coaching tree, is that because he was only there a year?
If Luke Fickell leaves for a head coaching gig is he part of Meyer's tree or Tressel's tree?
Does it only count if the assistant coach becomes a head coach directly after leaving the tree? For example, if Vrable becomes a head coach one day is he part of Meyer's tree or someone else's?
Every year I think the Buckeyes are going to wipe the floor with TTUN, and ever year I'm shitting bricks at the end of the third quarter because the game is close. The year before last the Buckeyes barely avoided losing at the last second, and last year the game was much closer than it should have been. You ask can mock Harbaugh all you want, but he's an exponentially better coach than Hoke. I, for one, will be very nervous about that game, and I expect it to be close.
As for their season, I think they'll lose to us, one of the Utah teams, and either Minnesota or Penn State. I think they'll beat Sparty.
If you read the article you'll see that there are two charts, and Wisconsin takes the to spot when the results are tabulated for the past five years. Michigan still sucks though.
I'm obviously not an expert, but Porter Gustin looks more like a prototypical Viper to me rather than a SDE like Bosa. In my mind he compares to Terrell Suggs, who was a college DE but moved to OLB for the Ravens.
Also, doesn't Ray Guy even sound like an Australian name??
EDIT: Sorry, meant to also include Willie McGinest as a player to compare Porter Gustin to; McGinest also played WDE in college and transitioned to OLB in pros.
Seal, Kiss from a Rose.
No other song is quite as likely to make me close my eyes while singing the lyrics - not something I usually wanna do around others.
McCall looks like he's playing high school football with the cheat codes on. His upright running style along with his insane acceleration remind me a little bit of Adrian Peterson, but Peterson is obviously a much bigger back. It doesn't look like McCall wants to put his head down to get an extra two yards, but he obviously never needs to at this level. That may limit him somewhat at RB. He's looks like a great option at H back because he can catch the ball, or get a handoff on a sweep, and instantly turn on the burners for an explosive play.
Am I the only one who thought Cardale actually underthrew number of deep balls against Alabama?
Sad to read about Thompson. Hate to see recurring injury issues with young players.
Does anyone know why he would think the reinjury was inevitable? Does that mean another injury to his knee is also likely?
Uh, no. Oregon is a legit great team. If the Buckeyes win the dogfight against Bama they will have their hands full against the Ducks. Still, I'd rather them play Oregon - it would be a more fun game and I wouldn't want that Seminole slime rubbing off on our players.
The kick sets up the "flip" - a pretty classic kung fu movie set up. Normal people that get into an impromptu fight don't usually do kicks and flips. There's maybe two or three punches and then they clinch up and start wrestling.
I think he got in Ferguson's dog house and couldn't find a way out. Fletcher was the golden boy for a while and that's who Pogba would have stolen time from.
Having a dad and an uncle that played in the pros makes it more likely that he'll go early. They would have taught him to get the money while he can.
Definitely rehearsed. The girl in grey pulled her punch, but I think it's way more fun that they choreographed this than if it's a real fight.
It seems like people are running the girlfriend down because they don't want Barrett to be guilty. We don't know the facts, but taken at face value the situation is very concerning. Let's put it this way, if he weren't an OSU
athlete, how many of us would give him the benefit of the doubt? At any rate, we shouldn't blame the alleged victim or vilify her before the matter is resolved, and if you think the matter is resolved you're just kidding yourself.
Let's not be FSUTwitter, this fan base is better than that.
So disappointing. I really hope this works out for the best for all concerned. At any rate, if another tOSU athlete is reading this (or really anyone whose professional life can be ruined by even a suspicion of domestic violence), don't try to take away someone's phone; you have no right to the phone and your attempt will only lead to a physical confrontation.
TTUN is still one of the best 10 head coaching jobs in the country, even if they didn't respect themselves enough to hire someone better than Hoke the last time around.
Herman would have to be delighted to go from being an assistant to being a head coach at a place like that. TTUN always recruits well when they have someone halfway competent in change, I don't think Herman would be worried about that.
But I don't see them hiring Herman, more like Freeze, Richt, Bob Stoops, Gary Patterson, etc
Birm, is Marcus Mariota a fair comparison for Guarantano?
Great thread, a few books and authors not mentioned:
Bleeding Edge, by Thomas Pynchon
Black Light, by Elizabeth Hand
The Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler
All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren
Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy, by John le Carre
Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog), by Jerome K. Jerome
Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
Paladin of Souls, by Lois McMaster Bujold
Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
Zone One, by Colson Whitehead
Assassin's Apprentice, by Robin Hobb
The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan
The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami
The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
The Faded Sun trilogy, by CJ Cherryh (see also Cyteen and Merchanter's Luck)
A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge