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Florida (via Hubbard)

MEMBER SINCE   January 08, 2018


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 Fiesta Bowl, upper deck on the goal line, scoreboard end. My eyes were glued to Gamble from the moment they broke the huddle and he split wide right in iso.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Arch on offense, Spielman on defense
  • NHL TEAM: Tampa Bay Lightning
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Oct 2019

The exact times escape me, but as a junior, running track for the sole reason that his buddies were on the team, he ran a 22.65 (I think) 200 meters, wearing flat shoes because Nike/Adidas/etc., didn't make size 1 spikes.

For reference, Jackie Joyner Kersee's personal best (during gold-medal heptathalon events) is 22.30, and her sister-in-law FloJo holds the women's world record at 21.34 - - since 1988.

Think what he could do id he worked at it.

Comment 06 Oct 2019

I don't think the ball crossed the plane in his possession, but also never touched the ground out of bounds. It looked like a fumble into the end zone and both Mack and (I think) Josiah Scott stood there and looked at it rolling around, no whistle blown. BV eventually went over and picked it up just as the side judge raised his arms.

The zebras didn't have a distinguished game last night, even as they avoided controversy.

Comment 05 Oct 2019

Maybe I'm dreaming big here, but the more direct comparison could be to Woody. Both got the job at young ages (38  and 39), played for fairly obscure small colleges (Denison and NH) but immediately embraced OSU after relatively little HC experience (4 seasons and 3 games).. Woody built the basic culture that Day is consumed at upholding. Given certain circumstances, I think Day's tenure could come to resemble Hayes' 28 years than Urban's 7. Gene Smith isn't going to let anyone recruit Day away, and Urban, Day and now Holtman will have major input on Smith's replacement. If he can recruit both players and assistants at the same clip he's done in his first 9 months and deliver on team preparation and execution, some of you pups may reach middle age complacency with this guy still at the helm.

Comment 24 Sep 2019

Ryan Day's performance as HC is the biggest impediment to any future Meyer gig. No big change in recruiting success, in fact the 2020 class may be better than any Meyer-centric effort. His discretion in retaining Smith, Schiano, Davis, etc., has been exposed as massive mistakes, emphasis on plural; multiple individuals, multiple years.

I know if I was a big-time AD looking to pump up a lagging traditional power (looking at you, ND, USC, UCLA, Miami, etc.), I'd be chasing Day as a first choice, Meyer second at best. Meyer could even poach some of the "premier" underlings and they'd be replaced in an instant. Anybody doubt that Marotti couldn't be supplanted by Matt Wilhelm?

Comment 23 Sep 2019

Neither one can really spin a ball into a tight window. Fortunately, there are multiple options at WR who can either create separation (Olave is really good at that, KJ also) or just go up and compete for 50-50 throws that, given size, athleticism and ball skills, become more like 80-20s.

Fields has a more complete understanding of the offense, better pre-snap reads and, as long as he's healthy, the benefit of more reps with the WRs.

Comment 09 Sep 2019

It's probably just a matter of adjusting to game speed, but it seemed the biggest errors he made was staying in the pocket a half-tick too long on those passes that ended up thrown away.  I thought he either ran out of running room or had passing lanes closed down by just moving his feet a tad too late. Good decision to unload it but more options available if he were more decisive.

Still, the accuracy is more than impressive, especially on the run, and it's hard to imagine what the ceiling might be once he's allowed to take a few more risks.