I’m not sure whether it’s better for a coach to stick up for players in front of media and get after them in private or whether it’s better to throw them under the bus in public. Some may feel the latter is the only way to motivate but in my many years of teaching I’ve found students/trainees will work harder for you if they love you (or at least feel respected for their effort) so I am with Day and I go with the first approach.
It’s fun to see guys like him grow on and off the field.
The thing I hate about these unequal matchups is the amount of injuries. I always feel awful with a final score of 50+ to 0 and 5 guys carted off on stretchers.
Tough decision. I guess Georgia because the SEC eventually has to cannibalize each other and so the more they stack them up above us perhaps the higher we move up when they start to move down. ND, if successful, can compete for a bid in the playoff without a conference championship if they beat Georgia and Georgia sweeps the SEC, so I see them as a bigger threat to our path to final 4 because the committee will be under a lot of pressure to take two SEC teams so only 2 spots open for the rest of us.
I think the committee punishes us indefinitely for scoring zero points against Clemson until we right that ship. New coach, new players - doesn’t seem to matter because B1G is just not respected. We will have to win them all and win big and then we better put up more than zero points.
This team has the attitude to make it the long haul. They know when they are good and have a healthy amount of swagger but they are also humble and honest about where to improve and hard workers. They all seem like very good students of the game. We must have very good team captains this year as well as good hungry coaches.
I think Justin is doing great and exceeds my expectations for this point in the season. I am just grateful AF that he’s here. We could have had Tathan as QB1 - just ponder that. My only real concern is our backup because no way can we run this offense with them at the same level - Justin is a freak athlete.
Money changes people but I get the sense that both Gene and Urban are satisfied with what they have. After all studies show more money does not actually lead to more happiness. Why leave for USC when you can stay at Ohio State near beloved family and become an absolute legend in all aspects of your profession? Also LA is not what it used to be and I'll leave it at that.
Not going to lie - in my undergrad years I sold many of my tickets to pay for my textbooks. Those were Cooper years and I know you all will understand. One Michigan ticket could set me up for a whole quarters worth of overpriced books and materials. I also worked 2-3 jobs. Graduated twice and still had minimal debt. Maximal exhaustion though...! It would have been nice to enjoy those years, go to those games, and have more fun vs work. Selling student tickets helped give me a small break and at least tailgating is free!
Anxiety and excitement do not alter blood levels of medications. Large changes in hydration maaaaaybe? But I would assume he is well hydrated before every practice and game so that shouldn’t be a huge issue either because coaching staff are so careful about these things and he would cycle through the same issue every game and he’s not having seizures during every game or practice.
No one can really predict exactly what may precipitate a seizure in epileptic patients and that’s really between this player and his neurologist.
Fields backups each got to play today so there is that. He for sure would have had some playing time.
We fume when we win by < 40 points!
Don’t look now but Tathans team is barely beating UNC and I don’t see him in the box score as QB1 or 2 or receiver 1-10....
Today has been an interesting day.
UC has some really nice players - their QB handled the pressure well and completed a lot of nice throws despite the pressure. I was impressed with how well they stayed cool and hung in when they were obviously overmatched. Feel bad about all the injuries they had as well as the player who seized. Hard emotional game for them.
So wait - is Dobbins back on the September Heisman ballot now?
His first year he had a 5th year senior QB and last year and this year he has first year starters. Perhaps that relationship has made a difference.
Could it be because line has first year starters and JK is a junior? I know I expect more from more experienced students than newbies. Perhaps he’s hoping an elite back can compensate for some Oline short comings.
So does this mean JK isn’t getting the September Heisman after all?
Hopefully it holds out and we’re never giving away free tickets with cokes!
Was the DJ like...a real DJ or was he basically a wedding DJ? If he’s just serving a wedding DJ role - just babbling with a microphone and playing bad unmixed music - then pass for me. That’s the worst part of weddings is listening to those douchebags all night. We already had that it’s called the announcer and booth/piped in music.
If it’s a real DJ and he’s setting the Shoe on fire...then I don’t think the older fans will be down with that and maybe the DJ should just be reserved for night games when there are less older alum bc it’s past their bedtime and truthfully not what that sector of the fan base enjoys/is looking for at a game.
Is it true attendance is down - way down - at games? That makes me sad. It used to be such an exciting experience for so many reasons. I guess times change though but it’s hard not feel some of the loss in this new screen driven indoors future.
Well they’ve got our guy as offensive coordinator now and we’ve got their guys defensive coaching. Things are going to get weirder this season!
Sadly the expectation for a large chunk of our fanbase is pretty much a 40+ blowout every game. So we have a lot of disappointed folks every Saturday! I prefer Ryan Days expectation. He wanted to go 1-0 and so we are. Go Bucks!
I think he will. He's young and has a lot to prove as does our team since we've been left off of the playoffs for a few years now. I think Day doesn't have relationships etc. that preclude him from burying other teams yet. He's a nice guy but he's thirsty.
Oooo I love a September Heisman candidate nomination!! We can’t let TTUN have all the fun!!