I thought practices were closed to the media.
Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
I thought practices were closed to the media.
I'm betting some guys were allowed to field questions after practice.
That makes sense. It seems like Hoke had a presser and some players were interviewed. I don't have a sub to scout, but if you do there are player interview videos.
It seems like the only access the media is going to practice is when the BTN comes in. The media will not even be allowed to watch the stretching like they were able to last year.
Roundtree on Darboh: "He's big, I was like man you've got the size of Ricardo Miller. But he's really fast and he's strong."
Edit: From Chantell Jennings.
One hell of a backhanded insult towards Ricky Ricardo Miller by Tree.
I wonder if Heiko was able to be there for the pressers after practice.
Programming note: Hoke transcript will be available shortly after I eat.
Starting to feel a bit more comfortable with wide receiver position. I know it's early but the size of Darboh and Gardners athleticism it is looking promising.
Still won't know for certain until they put the pads on, but IWR is dropping down in my list of concerns for Team 133 as well. Interior OL and DL is the primary concern for me now.
Im with you on this one. The good thing about a "question mark" is it's not necessarily bad. Hopefully worrying for no reason.
Why are you worrying about ANYTHING regarding this or any football team?
Taking things a bit to literal. Just don't know how good they will be because some good players were lost to graduation. Guys were moved around. Soooo uncertainty takes place.
They're words on a screen. I can do nothing but take them literally.
The uncertainty is in fact exciting. It'll be fun to see who takes a step forward.
So I guess you don't notice sarcasm either? But agree exciting is what it is.
If Darboh and Gardner have draft worthy size and speed, that would go a long way against Alabama. Hard to spread them out and open up running lanes if the WRs aren't any threat.
You're also forgetting about the potential of state track champion Jehu Chesson, and program veteran Jerald Robinson. There are plenty of lottery tickets on the team. Don't worry about WR.
Worry?!?! Why would you worry about something related to football ever?
I wouldn't! I have no control over Team 133.
So you've never worried about something you have no control over? Never worried it might rain on the day you planned your beach day? Never worried your 401k might lose money? Never worried that car coming up fast behind you might not be able to stop in time?
Lots of people worry about their football team. Stop trying to make it seem weird to do so.
I worry about irony. Rain on my wedding day. Winning the lottery and dying the next day. I'd give you good advice, but you might not take it. MGoBlog gives us all a free ride (but I've already paid).
I'll worry in 30 years about my 401K losing money. Right now I hope it does because then I up my contributions and watch the shares rebound.
Nerd talk aside, it IS weird for people to worry about college football teams/games/recruiting/etc.
It's just a game. It's fun to watch, but when it's done, it's done. No amount of worrying done by anyone here will change anything on that field.
I love the dichotomy between "people attach too much importance to sports" and "come on these are sports we should be worrying / concerned about these things." If you're not on the team, why you'd worry about that team makes absolutely no sense to me.
You have it backwards.
People tend to worry less about things they have more control over. Anxiety stems from uncertainty regarding outcomes we care about, especially when those outcomes are unpredictable.
Sports is the perfect recipe for anxiety: people care about the outcome, but they can't control it. That's why superstitions are so common in sports (and gambling); they are essentially attempts to feel in control.
And this is a beautiful post
It's not much, but I will take anything right now. Just when I thought we were moving past the PSU mess, rogue PSU trustees pull me back in.
Denard, on Thomas Rawls: "When you see him coming, you better get out the way."
This makes me think of ludacris song 'Move Bitch'.
I think you just gave Rawls his theme song for the next 3 years...there's also a nickname in there somewhere, I just can't find it right now
I'm really excited for Rawls. He didn't do as much last year because he just didn't have a good enough handle on what he was doing. Now that he has a full season and a full spring under his belt, I think we could see big things out of him.
I thought the real reason he didn't play much last year was because he got hurt. That's been mentioned by the team / coaches.
Denard, on Will Campbell's weight loss: "I think he's showing off his stomach more than me." Claims he still has the better abs
IM SO EXCITED (pointer sisters voices)
I'm. So. Scared!!!!!!!
I could see an argument for letting them practice with the scout team or some similar demotion but not letting them play. That way you can at least keep them engaged with the team and keep an eye on them until things get sorted out.
But its pretty hard to quibble with most of Hoke's decisions at this point.
Until proven otherwise, I will assume Hoke knows what he is doing. He knows his players well, I bet he is trying to stir the fire within, when they are back they will play with even more hunger.
I need to hear good things about the defensive line. I think WR is secondary to our D-line. Anyone know what Black, and Roh are up to now from the Weight Update thins morning??
Roh is 281 and Black is 279. This is now updated on mgoblue.com.
18-minute direct quote is up:
Wish I knew how to upvote... #bodogblog...great timing sir
Don't worry we will let you know how to upvote right about when you get your 100th point ;)
I'm confident we'll beat Bama now. After the first practice it's been determined that freshman WR darboh is a beast, Will Campbell is all of a sudden playing like a five star stud, and The Alabama defense will move out of Thomas Rawls way. Easy Captain!
Getting really excited for this season. So funny denard untied the shoelaces. Gonna miss that kid! This team is huuungry can't wait to watch them eat!
Anything about Chesson?
No and his career will now be a failure because of his lackluster performance in his first practice ever.
Really interested to see how Darboh performs this year.