I briefly glanced the play and that is why I asked. Harrison can't take that kind of angle.
Did Borland just lose contain on that QB run?
Let's get a few things straight:
1. EE has to mature. He puts himself in terrible spots and seems to attract trouble. Much like a running back who fumbles and has defensive players swarming for the next fumble, every type of character swarms around Zeke hoping to get $$$ because of his reputation. He has to change where he hangs out and with whom.
2. That 6 game suspension by the NFL was a joke. The NFL investigator recommended no suspension because it was obvious that the complainant was lying. Zeke was suspended because Goodell doesn't like Jerry Jones and because he has to get every off the field issue wrong. Look at the lack of punishment for players that have done far worse with much more evidence.
3. EE is not just a runner, he is a pass catcher and an excellent blocker and blitz picker upper. Those last 2 areas are where the Cowboys will miss him most.
4. The current CBA screwed running backs picked in the first round. Teams now destroy those backs, pick up their option and franchise them, squeezing every drop of blood from them and then cut them. The Players Association sacrificed those 1st round RBs for the betterment of older players.
5. This is the last year EE has leverage. This is the year the Cowboys have money and can make it to a Super Bowl. Next year, they will have had to pay Dak (who I believe is overrated along with their Oline that is getting older and has dealt with injury) and Amari and Zeke will have another year of 300+ carries and 400+ touches on his resume. If he wants to get paid, this is the year.
I loved the first trilogy--A New Hope (always simply Star Wars to me), Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi were all good movies, with a solid plot, great "good guys" and "bad guys".
The second trilogy had some incredible fight scenes and some great characters (Qui-Gon Jinn, Darth Maul, Count Douku, General Grievous) but destroyed the idea that the Jedi were these amazing masters. None could see the Sith Lord right in front of them, Yoda couldn't beat anyone in a fight, and Anakin character was too young and poorly acted/directed. At the end of Revenge of the Sith all I could think was the Jedi deserved their fate because the Sith were better. Also, Anakin should have been made the son of Palpatine as it would have completed the circle from the original trilogy.
The third trilogy has simply been awful IMO. TFA was a complete ripoff of the first trilogy. Suddenly anyone could pick up a light saber and battle experienced fighters. Kylo Ren was as bratty as Anakin in the second trilogy. But there were hints the series could pick up in the 2nd movie. Then TLJ came along and completely destroyed the entire universe, killing off beloved characters and needed bad guys without any thought given to the consequences to the plot.
The only good things to come out were the Rogue One and Han Solo but The Last Jedi may have destroyed the entire franchise. In a generation, kids will know Star Wars more for the Disney World Park than the movies.
The Cam Newton ruling was the jumping the shark moment for the NCAA. It allowed a player whose talents had been bid out by a family member to play and stay eligible because he was a Heisman candidate and a part of the potential National Championship team. I think the UNC issue gets overblown mainly by fans of other schools that know they have their own transgressions. There is major cheating going on at every university--academic, improper benefits, you name it. I remember when many sports reporters were calling for us to get the death penalty because of the tattoo scandal. There are far worse things going on than what happened here and at UNC and the NCAA which was created mainly as a marketing tool to protect college football is not equipped to handle enforcement.
Before his injury, Keith Byars would have been the ultimate can't miss. He was strong, fast, a great blocker, a great pass catcher, and even a good passer when called upon to use that skill.
I have missed only 1 Super Bowl since 1975. I didn't watch a minute of this game.
Goodell has botched every single controversial issue during his tenure. The only reason he is around is that he has made money for all of the owners and players via TV contracts. Once the TV money dries up, Goodell will be gone.
Eagles/Saints is an exact copy of Patriots/Chargers. Saints are completely out of sync.
I have never seen a defense more ill-prepared for what the Patriots do than the Chargers. On top of that, the middle of LA's defense is collapsing on the run, no pressure up the middle on defense, and Bosa keeps going wide on pass rushes.
My sense is that our offensive gameplan has changed since we recruited Tate. It might be that Day and Wilson believe that Fields (and Baldwin) are better suited for the offense that Martell. Tate saw the handwriting on the wall and knew he needed to find a school that allowed him to utilize his strengths. The irony is that if Tate was older and in place when Braxton Miller first got hurt, I believe he would have beaten out JT as he is probably a better fit for Urban's old offense than Barrett. I wish him nothing but success as he gave his all for this program.
The College Football Playoff Committee following the lead of ESPN and other media outlets have made college football a South and Southeastern dominated sport . They have pushed the SEC as THE dominant conference so that every team starts higher and gets the benefit of the doubt during the season. The Big12 has been praised for their offensive output but not dinged for the defensive weakness. The ACC outside of Clemson has become as weak as any conference (including Conference USA). The Big10 and Pac10, by contast, receive just the doubt of almost all of the committee and media. The result is no one outside of the South and Southeast have a vested interested. Who is New York cares about Clemson-Alabama? Who in Chicago, LA, San Fran, Denver? By excluding the Big10 and Pac10 for most of the years, they are losing a large majority of the country. That is why an 8 Team playoff is desperately needed, ASAP.
This makes absolutely no sense. I could see Schiano not returning based on results from last year but bringing in an almost 70 year old to handle the defense (and recruit) is the exact opposite of what Coach Day is doing from an offensive perspective (bringing in younger, creative coaches).
Coach Meyer saved this program during a very tumultuous time and gave his all, surviving unrealistic expectations and intense media scrutiny. He brought out the best in this program and I have thoroughly enjoy it all. I hope that best for him and his family moving forward.
The hatred of the SEC and willingness to root for Penn St is all about the media wildly praising the SEC in every victory and ignoring when the SEC loses (they will be crickets about the Iowa victory today).
It is interesting that Wisconsin's blowout of Miami was barely discussed but any big victory for the SEC is hailed.
Southern teams want no part of playing in the cold.
Wisconsin's victory over Miami reminded me again that no Southern team wants anything to do with cold weather football. I would love to see an 8 team playoff with the first round done at home stadiums. The potential of teams like Florida, Alabama, Clemson, LSU coming to Columbus, South Bend, or Madison to play in December would be very interesting.
These kids have a right to review their decisions. I hope the best for all of them. This is probably not the last de-commitment as I expect 4 or 5 total. I believe our recruiting will suffer a couple of years until kids see the results Coach Day achieves on the field.
I remember when Washington played for the Buckeyes. I hope we get Harrison but it feels like a done deal to Michigan.
Nobody is all in until August in my opinion. All of our recruits are being bombarded right now by other coaches who will tell those recruits anything to get them to switch. I would expect some losses even from those who are affirming their commitments now.
Maybe there isn't a conspiracy but I thought it was interesting to note that Northwestern dropped 3 spots right before the BIG10 championship even though they won(though small against an inferior Illinois team). I have never seen that happen before. This week, Iowa St moved up after a small win over an inferior Drake team. There are just too many inconsistencies to say that bias isn't hurting us right now.
Let's acknowledge the real elephant in the room. Some women have a major problem with most if not all men right now. Coach Meyer leaving would only make them turn their rage toward another powerful male.