What % of the total 4-5 Stars do the perennial top-10 schools get out every year (say over the last 15 years)? Does anyone have this stat and how strong is the correlation between this and winning it all or at least top-10 ranking wise?
You have (i) a good point, (ii) it doesn't need to be "right" or (iii) you're "dead wrong". extremism is the root of all evils and what keeps a good man down. don't fall prey.
splitting carries between 2 good RBs generally is a good idea. less wear and tear, and it's more on the individual (factoring defensive schemes you're going up against, and how you line up, and your blocking scheme, etc...) to outperform. it's always tough to be the coach when you have 2 good players, and they both obviously want to play. To paraphrase you, make a decision and stick with it. There'll always be pundits and critics. no matter what you do. but you gotta "just do it."
f you think about it, the real reason why teams don't use more than 1 QB is in a way to stockpile talent and keep them with the team. The transfer portal essentially is eroding this tactic. kinda cynical, but there's some truth to this.
I beg to disagree....writing about nothing is not easy. That's why those Seinfeld writers are freakin' geniuses. Every single episode was literally about "General Studies", i.e. nothing. but they were all damn clever and funny as hell.
Maybe we're over-magnifying the term "compete", "commitment" and emotionally placing these unfair expectations on these kids.
Making an emotional and subjective accusation such as "these kids are afraid to compete" has no basis in reality. surely, they've proven themselves to be elite competitors to be given a scholarship to a university and football program such as the Buckeyes.
the shelf-life of an athlete is limited. that's the reality. Are we saying that Justin Fields is "not a competitor" because he bailed on Georgia to come to Ohio State? Or that he doesn't understand the meaning of "commitment"? Maybe he realizes that if he stayed at Georgia, he will probably be a back-up for another 1-2 years, risks injuries, and other incoming younger players overtaking him. And he's only got 3 years. And only 1 QB gets to be on the field at any given time.
It's a bit unfair to project ourselves into the shoes of these guys and make proclamations such as "if it was me, I would honor my commitment!" well, as someone on this site wrote eloquently awhile back, IF my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle.
and it's the last game, so the team would've had an entire season to mature, gain experience, and prepare. it's gonna be a high-scoring affair given the offensive weapons on both sides, but the Bucks do have Dobbins at RB (+1); on the defensive front, if the LBs can improve just 20% over last season (not asking much), the Bucks should also have the edge.
for the millennials, they never not sucked.
Agreed. at this level, most of these guys are close to being elite athletes. as such, if it's an athletic endeavour, logic would dictate that these guys can be taught. obviously, not everyone can be AB or OBJ or Randy Moss or Michael Thomas, but you don't have to be these guys to be considered elite and get paid. there are 32 teams and each of them need about 4-6 WRs, so if you're in the top 20% (app. top 40 or so), which PC seems to have the tools to be, then he's gonna be alright.
At least the defense can't get any worse than last year....That's a positive. It has a chance to be dominant, given all the returning starters and what's on the cupboard.
adding Campbell in an H-back / hybrid role would add to an already highly-productive offense!
Congrats Mr Dixon for overcoming your own doubts and finding the strength to persevere. and for all those who played a positive role in helping you get to this point. Good luck and thanks for all your efforts as a Buckeye.
how does a kid jump 107 spots? that's like unranked SEC teams beating ranked SEC teams who were highly ranked in the pre-season and then all of sudden they're all in the top-10...bunch of lazy lemmings (recruiting services, that is).
The kid is good...and actually has a physical semblance to the character.
Feel bad for a lot of these kids who were 4-5 stars coming out of high school. Going to a top-10 programs is a double edged sword. you get buried under the depth chart and after 4 years, you've got not much to show for it. Strategically, a lot of these highly touted kids should go to "lesser" programs so that they can actually play. Playing in real games is the only way to really get better and have a crack at the next level, which is the ultimate objective of most of these 4-5 star kids. This way, at least you have a body of work to show to potential NFL teams.
YES. The programs and the fans will always say, "play for and against the best! that's what real winners do! ARRRGGGHHHH!!!!" Obviously, the ultimate objectives are quite different for programs / fans / athletes.
Ohio State's acceptance rate is app. 48%, according to USNews & World Report. at the other extreme, the Ivy League accepts app. 10% of its applicants. Your niece is not telling you the whole story.
good point on the self-driving cars....all hype and zero reality. The entire autonomous vehicles segment was hyped up by Uber going into the foray. UBER. a company that's never make a single cent of profit in its existence, but somehow it's worth over USD50billion. a company that made an app...yes, an app! what intellectual property does such a company have that says it will somehow transform the automotive, AI, cognitive science, etc..industry?!
I have a family member that works for the largest auto insurance company in America. He says the car insurance industry estimate self-driving cars might be a reality in 50 years. the key word is "might".
I hope Fields balls out, but having a 0.9998 rating and you can't beat out Jake Fromm (no slouch himself) brings with it a small asterisk....
compared to last season, this is a worryingly thin QB depth chart. One injury and the team's in a deep hole. The gulf between Haskins/Burrow/Martell vs Fields/Baldwin/Chugunov/Vanatsky is scary to think about. Let's say Fields = Haskins (heck it, let's give Fields a slight advantage); but after that, there's really no comparison.
The fairest way to compensate someone is by using free market forces / basic supply and demand. Pay for Performance solves most of the problems/issues. All incoming athletes get a scholarship. Those who become all-conference or all-Americans should get more, because they help generate more revenues. Then those who are the Joey Bosas of the game, well, they should get paid even more. Leave it to the market to decide the value. Companies aren't going to blindly start paying freshmen millions just because they were a highly touted recruit. maybe a handful. everyone else will have to prove themselves.
Not that difficult to figure this stuff out. Just that universities never had to consider it before. it was a rigged system that can easily be fixed. Universities aren't giving out "free" scholarships to average joes. These kids had to earn one to start with.
Feel bad for the kid. But he's demonstrated that he's willing to do whatever asked of him, and good things come to those who wait and put in the effort. Good luck this coming season, young man.
Agreed. I mean, JTB was 38-6 in his Buckeye career. What a total loser! Who would lose 6 games in a 5 year period? Anything more than 1 loss in that span of time means you’re crap and you deserve to burn in hell....