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RunEddieRun1983


MEMBER SINCE   April 14, 2012

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Running on the field after TOSU beat Iowa to win the B1G title!
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
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Comment 2 hours ago

I anticipate they come out swinging through the first 3 games. I anticipate a hard fought and probably high scoring victory against Nebraska. I think we roll up until Northwestern and fight a team that throws everything at us they can think of and we escape with a win while catching our breath.

Wisconsin will be down (Taylor doesn't worry me), Maryland and Rutgers will be walks, then we play Penn State and Michigan. 

Penn State is a W, I think they will have to find a new identity this year.

I feel good about beating Michigan, I am not impressed by Patterson like the analysts seem to be.

I think winning the East at 12-0 is very doable this year. 

Comment 6 hours ago

I think it's okay to buy in at this point until we're proven that the defense isn't any better. There's nothing wrong with hindsight in cases like this, meaning "yes, before the season started I had high hopes for the defense," and if the defense doesn't deliver it's okay to be disappointed, but out of the gate, may be better to be cautiously optimistic.

I'm honestly a little more concerned about White and his development. I normally am not a fan of "tweener" positions, like this LB/S sort of spot. I know he's physically suited for it but he was still developing as a safety last year, I'd hate for this to be a move from a solid starting spot to becoming a guy with no defined position. 

Comment 7 hours ago

A few things I thought:

1. I don't know if Notre Dame is necessarily "overrated," that's a talented roster, but looking at their schedule, no way they finish with less than 3 losses. They won't be top 10 by the end of the year.

2. Georgia is a PS top 3 for me, but there's no way they're there in the end. The East is going to be pretty decent this year, I think Florida gives them a ton of trouble, Auburn will be a tough test. I think they could smoke ND, but that remains to be seen as well.

3. LSU is going to start the season 4-0 and probably leap frog Ohio State and Oklahoma. They'll beat Texas (more on them later) and that will help them to "arrive" in the national scene (as if they needed to anymore) and their defense is going to be NASTY.

4. Texas is not a top 10 team. They've got a nice offense, not great, and they have an awful defense. I think they were 110th in the country last year in pass defense? Please... Spare me. I don't care how good they are on offense, their secondary is a leaky faucet that can't stop anyone.

5. Michigan is overrated, period.

That's all I have off the top of my head, but I think at least 1 of Clemson or Bama are there in the end. If i had to put money on it I would say Clemson since their schedule is so easy.

Comment 7 hours ago

Agreed, I kind of feel the same way about White moving to "bullet," my main concern being you take a guy who is a very high level safety, move him to this safety/LB position, do you make him a man without a position at that point?

Probably overthinking on my part, but I love what I saw from White at safety last year. My ideal secondary is: Okudah/Fuller/White/Wade and Arnette and Banks swapping rotation at the nickel, but I'm not paid hundreds of thousands to decide who plays where, why, and what.

Comment 23 hours ago

For me, the trend has been early on to watch a decent amount of football early in the season, but once the pretenders have shook loose I typically just focus on Ohio State.

Honestly, I have two kids, so once the Ohio State game is done I'm usually up doing stuff with them. My wholesale interest in college football has for sure decreased as I've gotten older, but I haven't missed a Buckeye game in a loooooong time.

Comment 20 Aug 2019

I think we'll know pretty early what we have in Ryan Day. Obviously the schedule is going to allow both Day and Fields to get their feet wet before the competition ramps up.

Comment 19 Aug 2019

I mean had he made that flip to WR as a freshman or sophomore it's probably a different story.

Kind of surprised he wasn't getting looks as a running back and return specialist.