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Comment 28 Jan 2020

Cardale went into this a bit on Beanie & Boom's podcast. He said he hadn't shown the growth the Chargers needed to trust him as a number 2, so they went out an invested in a veteran QB. Then he came out and lit up the preseason, but the economics just didn't make sense to keep him.

He had a lot of phone calls about trying out for other teams, but life is hard as a guy on the edge of a practice squad - no job security, moving from one side of the country to the other at the drop of a hat. So playing in the XFL gives him a steady paycheck and a chance to actually play, with the idea being that he'll get a team to actually commit to him as a QB, even if as a QB 2, next season.

Was a really interesting look into the personal costs and challenges of being on the tail end of an NFL roster.

Comment 10 Jan 2020

I see a few reasons for skepticism...

1) QB coach at OSU is a huge jump to go direct from Grad Assistant. We've seen this before with Nick Siciliano. Not even saying he's bad, but that OSU isn't really a "first job" kind of place.

2) Urban-related nepotism has not worked out well for us in the past (Zach Smith, Bill Davis)

That said, the votes of confidence from Haskins, Burrow and Chugs have me cautiously optimistic. I feel like I remember several of the OSU quarterbacks mentioning Corey un-prompted before as well, when being interviewed on "how Ryan Day teaches quarterbacks." Hopefully we've got another rising star on our hands in the vein of Hartline.

Comment 08 Sep 2017

So looks as though they'd have:

2014

A playoff caliber center, an oft-injured but near-pro-bowl-when-healthy ILB, a starting quality running back, and a super bowl winning CB

2015

A  bunch of injuries.

2016

Defensive Player of the Year, best rookie WR, and a solid DT. 

So it reads to me as though 2014 would be way ahead, 2015 would be behind, and 2016 would be *light years* ahead of what they actually got. I'll reserve judgment on 2017, but... man.

Comment 28 May 2017

Agreed. Penn State was quality most years, Iowa had some good ones, Michigan was a real blue blood, Wisconsin had a couple beastly years...

Comment 28 May 2017

Tressel took us to 3 national championship shots, won 1, lost 1, got blown out 1.

Urban has taken us to 2 playoff shots, won 1, got blown out 1.

Comment 19 Apr 2017

Don't have to insinuate what I think you are to come up with reasons to dislike Gene Smith.

I love that Gene Smith has hired winning coaches in a *ton* of sports. I hate that he has doubled down on the corporatization of college football, that he doesn't like the Band, that he loves the soulless Schottenstein and wants to tear down St. John's, that he will sell out to absolutely anyone who gives the university money up to and including wanting to move The Game and allowing custom uniforms in The Game if it pays enough.

But, as I said at the start -- he's hired a ton of winning coaches. So I can respect the dude for that.

Comment 07 Mar 2017

When I got into lifting it was tempting as hell. It's much safer than people think as long as it's done carefully/not to excess, and the gains to your progress are literally huge. Literally double my progress to looking like a greek god instead of a geek? What's not to like?

If I could just go to my doctor and say "I want a clean plan for cycling through my next 6 months of workouts" and do the whole thing legally and safely I'd be on it in a heartbeat.