From Portage Northern.
Does anyone have a definitive answer to what the B1G bowl tie-ins are this year?
They have changed drastically. Affiliations that rotate yearly with new slotting as well.
The only thing I think I know is that if the B1G Champion isn't in the playoff, they WON'T go to the Rose Bowl.
I guess the fact that the BWW ACROSS THE STREET from Sun Devil Stadium chose to air some UFC event over the game was pretty much the final straw.
Jesus Wilson has been suspended from the Florida State football team for stealing a motor scooter.
While this isn't much news in and of itself, It is important to note that a player with the same initials was suspended for 3 baseball games and NO football games for stealing him some crab legs. I know that Winston enjoys playing baseball but really? Jimbo Fisher is running a nice, clean program down there.
Yet another watch list as football season slowly creeps closer. This time it is the Bronco Nagurski Award for the nation's most outstanding defensive player.
Countess included with Clark and Ryan this time.
The link includes all of the watchlists that have been released so far.
A couple of vids from The Opening. I love Matthew Burrell's punch and Iman Marshall looks dirty.
I don't know how to imbed, I will try to figure it out. But until then here are the links.
Edit: As it would turn out imbedding is extremely hard, however, embedding turned out to be pretty simple.
All the usual caveats apply - it is one guy's opinion, yada yada Baltimore defense won him a Super Bowl, yada yada what does he know, yada yada loud mouth, yada yada it's from an evil newspaper so don't click on the link then complain.
That said, I was unaware how into baseball young Malzone is and Dilfer seems to think he has not been able to put as much time into football due to the baseball; and the throwing motion of baseball is a bit of an issue for throwing a football.
Again, see all caveats:
- “He’s a hypercompetitive kid, a great learner, tough kid mentally and a guy that really has some unique leadership qualities,” said Trent Dilfer, the ESPN pro football analyst and Elite 11 leader. “He’s such a good baseball player that he’s played a lot of baseball, so he’s behind a little bit in the quarterback training. ...
- “When you put him in an environment like this where it’s really fast and great athletes around you and every little microsecond of timing matters, there’s been some inconsistencies. His good is extremely good. His bad has been bad at times, and he’ll be the first to tell you that.”
- One challenge for Malzone, who will be a senior this fall, is to rid himself of some baseball throwing habits. “It’s just an adjustment,” Dilfer said. “They’re both rotational movements. Obviously, the football throwing motion is much more compact than the baseball throwing motion. ... In baseball you have more time, so those long moving parts create more speed, which is good. In football, you want less moving parts — limited movements is the term we use — and with limited movements, you’ll find more consistency.”