Buckeye. Navy Buckeye.
I hope Coach Day logged that contact with the Compliance Office.
It takes a cunning linguist to say silveriest of tongues.
One of those two should win the West. Then it comes down to a one game season.
I didn't look at the writers, but I'm guessing one is in Omaha/Lincoln and the other is in Chicago.
It's still a gamble. That 7-figure salary isn't guaranteed. You can get injured, traded, or cut. Most players don't last more than 4 years. Then what? You aren't taking care of your family for a lifetime when that happens.
I'm not arguing that the player should stay in school, or play in the Poulan Weedeater Carquest.com Magnolia Bowl on Dec 17th. Or that every player should stay through their senior season. Some shouldn't. But the people advising these athletes need to be honest with them. Yes, they could make millions. But, they might only make that much for 3-4 years. You need to have an exit plan before you ever get started.
Because pulling a girl's top down to reveal her tits in public on a float is generally considered smart by today's standards? That had to be the stupidest, most immature act he's done yet.
All that money spent on fancy cameras, so they could take photos and videos in a hangar right here at Wright Patterson.
Amen, Iowa. Completed my fiftieth trip around the sun this summer. I don't want to wish away a single day. Come at me, Offseason. Give me your worst.
Allow me to retort.
I think you’ve conflated the two players in question. Higdon was asked by a reporter if Michigan was going to win. He said “yes.” That had nothing to do with the revenge tour or PSU and Wisconsin. And it hardly makes him an asshole. If any OSU player was asked the same question, we would expect him to answer “yes” as well. Merely playing for the other team doesn’t make someone an asshole.
I did read it. You used seven (not six) very specific data points as evidence that the defense was bad. Two long runs against Ore State, two long runs against Maryland, long runs against TCU and Northwestern, and Michigan’s 39 points scored. You even went so far as to give the exact yardage of the runs.
I’d call that “data”: (noun) facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis.
According to the official stats from last season, Werner was third on the team in solo tackles behind Fuller and Harrison, and he was fourth in total tackles behind Fuller, Harrison and Borland. Not to mention 7.5 TFL, 3 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.
Yeah, he missed a few tackles, but he was outperforming many of the other players on the field.
There was more than one occasion that I saw DEs run right past the QB and RB, getting too far into the backfield and hanging the LBs out to dry.
You’re correct in saying that the issues are specific to each play, and all the blame shouldn’t be placed only on the LBs.
The fact that you used roughly seven data points to prove that data points aren’t necessary to explain something is rather amusing.
Phi, I’ve heard more than one football coach say the LB problems last year were more about scheme than personnel. Hopefully we see marked improvement this year.
Aren’t they getting something on the order of $55M per year just in BTN revenue? Not to mention the ESPN contract with the B1G for TV rights to the other half of their games.
The bills are paid. The home game revenue is just gravy.
Some times a little too much. Just ask JT Barrett.
Next you’ll be telling us that the Earth’s orbit isn’t exactly 365 days, and that we have to add an extra day in the calendar every four years. Heathen.
This is the direct result of the Wedding Planner Lobby trying to squeeze in an extra weekend of fall weddings.
Agreeing to disagree is avoiding discourse. Political correctness is about using different terms to avoid offending certain groups. As a senior administrator at a flagship university, calling a student athlete at another flagship university an "asshole", in the context of respecting a rivalry is pretty ironic. In general, I don't refer to people I respect as assholes. Player to player, coach to coach, coach to his/her own player? I've got no issue with talking straight to someone and telling them acting stupid. Coach of one team to player of another? Nope.
Higdon's comments were an answer to a direct question by a sports reporter. Should he have said it? Probably not. Does it make him an asshole? No more than Coach Meyer's misspoken response to a reporter at B1G media days makes him a supporter of domestic abuse.
I'd bet a paycheck that Coach Meyer regrets that he said that, and that it got put in print. But that's just me.
I'll see your HS football practices and raise you one Plebe Year at the Naval Academy, flight training in Pensacola, and SERE school (Survival, Evasion, Resitance, Escape - aka POW training). Hazing and physical abuse were professional sports. Ever been hit so hard across the back of the head that you saw stars, while you were trying to fly an airplane for only the fifth or sixth time.
There is a time and place pushing someone physically, mentally and emotionally. Absolutely. When you are coaching a player, that's your time and place. But talking about a player behind his back, and disparaging him to your own team is more than a little ironic given the context. Meyer's was putting him down for talking trash...by talking trash.
I've had the honor of serving with some great military leaders, guys and gals with constellations on their collars. And the best of them found more creative, and far more clever ways to cut someone off at the knees using the English language than just calling them "asshole." As the leader, you set the bar for everyone else. They might not surpass it, but you hope they'll try.
Clearly there were reporters in the room, otherwise we wouldn't be reading a verbatim quote of the speech.
Zwei bier und frauleine. That's about all you need.
Gonna take a long time build a house trying to drive nails with nails.
Ich bin eigentlich Deutsch. Gott sei Dank für Google Translate.
Sad news indeed. It sounds like his issues with weight might have done some significant damage to his body. Way too young. I just turned 50, and 38 seems like a long time ago.