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ToetotheFace


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Comment 03 Aug 2017

Yep, it is too bad only one guy can play at a time(in most cases, though Urban has had success with red zone formations). Burrows is likely gone if he doesn't win the starting job next season. I don't blame him either, if you feel you have the talent (and it seems pretty obvious Burrows does) it makes sense to transfer somewhere to go show it. We just have so much talent at the position that not everyone is going to get a chance with a bunch of guys who have potential to be successful starters.

Comment 03 Aug 2017

Urban is a brilliant QB recruiter/developer, and is usually excellent at catering his system around them to achieve success on offense. Tebow, Netwon, and J.T. were all recruited by Urban. Smith(#1 pick), Miller, Leak, Cardale, Guiton, and Harris(BG Falcons) were all guys who had their first quality success/production in Urban's system. Only issue is it sometimes creates situations where talented guys transfer out(like Newton) or don't get the playing time they would have elsewhere(Cardale/Guiton).

I suspect that with tOSU becoming the longest tenure in his coaching career with last season being the first completely Urban recruited QB depth chart, we will see some transfers. IDK if there is enough time available with 3 guys who look to have starting potential, and highly regarded prospect Emory Jones waiting in the wings.  

Comment 06 Jul 2017

In a way this works but IMO if we truly wanted to test the accuracy of a scouting service we would have to use a more sophisticated method. NFL /= College and some all time great players in college are average or worse in the NFL. Tebow for example is probably one of the greatest QBs of all-time at the college level. He wasn't a horrible pro, but obviously wasn't fit to be a consistent starter. Patrick White is another good example of a super accomplished college player who led a program to new heights that didn't have a place in the NFL.  

Comment 04 Jul 2017

Yep, it is still very small in popularity but it has picked up a little there at university level. The big sports there are baseball, sumo, and karate/judo/mma competitions. It is cooling seeing football start to go a little more global. In Mexico they actually have a college all-star game against D-III American players!

Comment 30 May 2017

Not that it's saying much, but Richt is far superior as a recruiter and a coach to Hoke. He had nine 10 win seasons at Georgia, which while a good program, is not elite and their last legit claim at championship is 1980. He was competing in a really tough conference with guys like Urban and primarily Saban dominating. I think the best argument for his firing was that he peaked early on and got worse with time, but I still think he could be a good fit for Miami.
 

Comment 03 Feb 2017

Lol dude stop trying to troll, even if your alma mater really does do something for students who get scholarships there is no way in hell they're giving everyone anything close to the level of attention the average top 150 recruit gets. Most highschools have an award show for a select number of kids who are getting specific merit scholarships that the school offers. I myself got one, but all you do is go up on stage in a ~200 person auditorium with some cheers and walk back down after 5 seconds of shaking hands. The scholarship that actually made a big difference(the one I talked about before was for 500$, which isn't complete chump change at least for someone who isn't from a money bags community like me, but not a whole lot either) was offered by my university online and didn't come with any fan fair other than a lot of competition online from other universities. Don't try to pretend that is similar to NSD.

Comment 03 Feb 2017

You'd be surprised how many people make bad decisions to go to big name colleges and end up with a ton of debt. Most of the time the differences in an undergrad degree aren't going to be that great anyway, and if you have confidence in your own ability then you should be able to compete with others with the same degree from self-learning, even if your professors weren't quite as good. Especially when there are actually a lot of public universities that are way more affordable with good academic ratings.
 

Comment 12 Jan 2017

Good article, but listing Vrabel alongside Withers is a little misleading. Withers left because the secondary was awful, and the cause of tOSU's defensive woes that were limiting success against elite teams. Vrabel left because he did a great job with the D-line and got offered a job in the NFL. He was offered a position as a NFL D-coordinator but turned it down because he is likely to get a head coaching or more prestigious D-coordinator position soon. He left very willingly from OSU, and is a rising star in the coaching world.

Comment 10 Jan 2017

Yep, Minnesota is definitely a step up from WMU talent wise. Yes he had an NFL WR but that was one player on a big football team and that player was developed in house. Minnesota has actually been pretty decent since Kill started coaching there, and with the addition of a sought after coach, I think they will pull solid recruits.

Comment 18 Dec 2016

Yep, Ball and Leaf are legit top ten selections in the next draft IMO. They have several other players who were big time recruits too and Alford is one of the better SR shooters. They are absolutely loaded and a 13 point loss actually isn't that bad in that context.

Comment 11 Dec 2016

Wow never knew Fickell was such a legend as a highschool wrestler. Seems like he had Olympic level natural talent as a wrestler, crazy that it wasn’t even his favorite sport.   

Comment 01 Dec 2016

Now obviously I never want to see a win slip from the grasp, but If it told you Kam Williams wasn't going to hit a shot, KBD wasn't going to play, and Lyle was going to have 8 TOs you would probably tell me Virginia wins in a blowout. Not only did we prove we can compete with legit basketball teams, but we have shown that we still have a ton of room for improvement. We played far from our best game, yet we still were in the game to the final possession on the road versus the number 6 team.