UVA just won a championship with 5 redshirted players on their team, one of them was their best player and leading scorer in the championship game, Hunter. It has to be the right program, coach and player. It definitely can be done but its not nearly as common as other sports.
I think that 1st is pretty high too and would love him to go in the second to the colts. They'll probably go with another defensive player in the first depending on who is available.
I am really pulling for him to win that RT spot, have a great year and go pro. NPF can then take over RT his JR year and slide to LT after Munford goes pro after his Jr. year. Ideal situation but would love so see Bowen bounce back after two tough injuries.
Damn if you weren’t spot on with the prediction Beserkr. Great win going into conference play
Yea if they beat Indiana and MSU I think they're in. That would get them to the 20 win mark and a few more quality wins.
I just want to say that the SEC is not necessarily the best example to look at for everything. Even if it works it might not be the best way to go about doing things. I think Delany definitely had his moments but for the most part the conference is in a much better position as a whole than anybody else. Outside of football, this might be the most well rounded conference as a whole and the B1G Network has had a large part in that.
Just did a quick search and it looks like based on the job posting a lot of what they do is film breakdown of opponents, the team as well as recruits. Also helping put together playbooks and charting performance in practice and games. I wonder if my arm chair coaching counts as "extensive knowledge of the sport of football." Might have to throw the old hat into the ring.
I would second this notion, what do these guys actually do? I thought they helped break down film, come up with tendencies, help research things for the coaches, maybe even help with the logistics of practice but to be honest I have no real idea. Anybody have a good grasp of what they do?
Yea definitely agree, great article. Really liked hearing the perspective of all of the different people that he interacted with over the years. Seems like he made a really favorable impression on everyone that he interacted with. From his bosses, the players, and HS coaches at schools he was recruiting, sounds like we got lucky again with another unknown guy.
I think that most of what Cardale was referring to was Warriner and how he was playcalling/scheming. I could have to go back and listen to it again but that was my initial impression. Regardless, it was definitely quite the revealing interview and makes me think Beck didnt get a fair shake here and might have something to do with Texas's resurgence alongside Herman.
There are some serious impact players in this class. Guys like Wilson, Miller, Harrison, Williams are all potential super stars. Even a guy like Young, he could be a Darron Lee style athlete if thats where he ends up. 6'4", 200 and runs a 10.7 100. He just needs to find a position to put those physical tools to work.
I think the idea, at least with Jones, is that he has the potential to absolutely be an OSU type of guy. If he has the footwork and agility to be a top level basketball recruit and can shed some weight, touch up on technique, by the time he is a fourth year junior (assuming a redshirt year) he could easily be a starter. He wont be an instant impact guy but if the coaches think he could be a starter in his junior or senior year, its worth it.
Didn’t he enroll early too? So that would make 7 semesters on campus this may if you include summer terms. Definitely doable depending on what his major is and what he came in with
I know there are other coaches on their staff and it was only one game but we were all mocking their defense a month and a half ago when we put up 62 points on them and now everybody is psyched to have two of their coaches. I am going to trust Day, the AD and staff on this and hope it all turns out well but I am slightly underwhelmed by these hires, particularly Mattison. I really hope I am proved wrong though
Right so why is he now taking a role in which he is having to go back to spending more time away from them when he is 4 years older.
I think this is one of the issues MJ had at center. He was just too tall to consistently get that low for snaps and protect against a NG. Price and Eiflein were both *only* 6'4" which doesnt sound like a huge difference from jordan at 6'-7" but I think it ended up being pretty significant
As a Giants fan this is my ideal scenario. Take Haskins in the 1st and then an OL in the 2nd and maybe 3rd. Need a lot of Oline help. I think that Eli has another year if they improve the protection and would give Haskins a year to learn.
I dont think he was cherry picking just taking the number of player that we had in our class. If we had 17 he would have used 17 etc. And yes some of those players will get weeded out just like some of the 4 and 5 stars get weeded out or transfer. But they also might find some diamond in the rough type 3 stars in that group. I'm saying all this as a big fan of this class. If we can hold onto Nester and get a transfer QB, its a great class. I love a lot of these players and I think there is some serious star potential and multi year starters My point is that there is always a spin that can be put on these things and no one right way of looking at it. I guarantee if our class had 25 commits and was top 5 and TTUN only had 15 and was out of the top 10 the conversations on this board would be very different.
This seems like a serious impulse decision. Hope it works out for the kid.
This is what I have always wanted. Going to University of Richmond this is more in line with what the FCS has and it is a lot of fun. The home playoff games were awesome to go to. Plus I would love for an SEC school to have to go play in Ohio in December.
Yea caveat or stipulation would have been much more appropriate
I think Fickel would be the guy in a few years if Day doesn’t work out, not Vrabel
I think hes getting paid pretty well at Purdue, like close to 4MM a year so Louisville probably didnt want to have to buyout his current contract and go way over 4MM. I think they are still paying a ton of money with the Pitino buyout and now adding to it the buyout for Petrino, thats a lot of money paid to coaches for a middle of the road athletic department. On top of all that I think that Brohm at Purdue has a legit shot at winning the West next year. If Northwestern can win it, Purdue definitely can.
This. It would eliminate a lot of the complaining from all the conferences left out and in years like this and last could offer UCF an opportunity to prove it on the field.
The NFL does it and nobody bitches. I dont understand why people hate the idea of conference champions getting in. Think of each conference as a division in the NFL. Its essentially the same concept.