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|49 weeks 1 day ago||Sugar Bowl and the '99-'00||
Sugar Bowl and the '99-'00 Orange Bowl (Hail Brady!). So there's two off the top of my head...
|51 weeks 16 hours ago||Being a true freshman QB is a||
Being a true freshman QB is a lot less of aproblem when you are A.) An elite talent, B.) throwing to an elite WR, and C.) Facing a team with no pass rush. Right now that's check, check and check. Which in not to say that we WILL need him at PSU, but on the road, in a very hostile environment, we may. But your statement was broader than that, and if you don't think we'll need him against MSU, or maybe even to generate some pass rush against pass-happy Indiana, I don't know what to say.
|51 weeks 16 hours ago||That's, like, your opinion,||
That's, like, your opinion, man.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||It's purely anecdotal, so||
It's purely anecdotal, so take it for what it's worth, but in a similar situation I've seen a similar move produce positive results. In Wannestedt's last year, the O-Line was thin, the center an undersized JUCO. The Panther's got off to a woeful start, couldn't move the ball against lowly New Hampshire, got trampled and embarassed on national TV by Miami. They reshufled the O-Line and had a substantial increase in tehri play. They wound up with a respectable(ish) 8-5 record, which they likely would not have had if they stuck to the original configuration for consistency sake. As I said, it's anecdotal, but it impressed upon me that O-Line, like everything else, must be subject to change, and that change may potentially yield positive results.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Welcome to the family. You||
Welcome to the family. You will not regret your choice.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||It's actually a surprisingly||
It's actually a surprisingly well written story. Now, the key is it may not be a very entertaining story. But the underlying metaphor is very well crafted. In an age of movies without any form of plot or structure, I appreciate the competence of the storytelling as much as the homesickness inducing tour of A2.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Surely you can't be serious?||
Surely you can't be serious?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||That's what I figure. Depth||
That's what I figure. Depth chart going forward has to look mighty appetizing to players who want playing time, on top of the usual assets PSU has. Silver linings.
I'd also say, it's reasonably encouraging to see so many NJ and MD athletes scatering across the Big Ten. To the degree that we expanded to improve our footprint in recruiting areas, that seems to be paying off some returns.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Also forgot G: "Bunk"||
Also forgot G: "Bunk" Westmoreland: Built low to the ground, good with leverage. His motto is "to protect and serve" his QB. Possible drinking problem.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I've always thought of||
I've always thought of Barksdale as a Pro-style QB: real gunslinger, prefers to stay in pocket. But I hear he might have a real challenge this season holding of unheralded recruit, Marlow Stanfield.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Please believe me when I tell||
Please believe me when I tell you, just because an academic institution is accredited, that doesn't make it a fully functional academic institution. LOTS of schools in LOTS of fields have been accredited contrary to the common good of all mankind.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||You know, to the downvoters:||
You know, to the downvoters: that was a legitimate comment. If his offer holds true, with Watson's committment, this could be his last chance to commit, if he's worried about another DB taking his place. So...in the same manner as O-Linemen dropping earlier than they expected because their potential places started filling up: maybe it's Westphal.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Maybe Westphal?||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||It is indeed great to be a||
It is indeed great to be a Michigan Wolverine.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Spurs. Liked them since David||
Spurs. Liked them since David Robinson. And they're not the Pistons.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Oregon and Nike have had a||
Oregon and Nike have had a quid-pro-quo relationship for years. Orgegon gets all the trashy uniforms they want, and Nike gets a professional football team.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Is that....is the bear?...is||
Is that....is the bear?...is the guy?...seems like more of a game warden thing, to me...
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Well then I hope you have a||
Well then I hope you have a flexible definition of "soon."
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Grimm committed to Pitt about||
Grimm committed to Pitt about aweek ago.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Largely well said. This is||
Largely well said. This is essentially the same schedule that got us to the Sugar Bowl, but with what seems to be a more talented team. To me, 8-4 would be a pretty substantial let down. I would imagine we split the ND and OSU games, and likely a split on the MSU and Northwestern road games. The possibility of a loss to one of Nebraska or Penn State is real enough as well. But generally, I think the firepower is there to win 9 or 10 games, barring unforseen exigency.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||WOOOOOOO!||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||You snooze, you lose Runyan!||
You snooze, you lose Runyan!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||It's not really fair to cast||
It's not really fair to cast it as "underperforming." He's only going to be a true sophmore, and the common assumption going in was that he would need a redshirt year to work on technique, if not size (which as it turned out, he needed as well). I think the fact that you hear so much about Bolden and Ross is because of their talent (especially with Ross) and depth issues.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I think we could well use||
I think we could well use another WILL. Some think Gedeon will wind up at MIKE, which, if true, doesn't really leave that much behind Ross, who may well be a three year man based on his potential. RJS is his backup now, and Gedeon could be a WILL, but if you remove Gedeon it gets thin fast.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||We're also keeping a close||
We're also keeping a close eye on Dru Tranquill, for what it's worth. Hasn't been offered yet, but has exploded in camps and may well get one.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I truly am weary beyond||
I truly am weary beyond imagining of the "They Have Hotter Women" meme that seems to come up whenever we're talking about schools from the SEC. Honestly, I suppose now that Mizzou is part of the SEC, their women have been promoted to goddess status as well. In my years at Michigan, I never once thought to myself "Why, why oh Lord, why did I go to a school populated by a race of savage turtle-women?" You know what I remember? Attractive women. And I wasn't even a football star. Then someone will bring up parkas, as if UofM girls walk around completely obscured like Kenny from South Park; as if they wore parkas in class and in the bedroom; as if it doesn't get cold in Lexington KY (it does). Honestly. Women don't become more attractive because they live south of the Mason Dixon Line.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I don't mind that the players||
I don't mind that the players are, in essence, not Scott and Westphal...I refuse to second guess the coaches on talent. The nature of the school worries me more than a little...normally I assume the coaches would be on top o ofttha sort of thing, but IO have no idea how it works when the offer comes abruptly at camp like this.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Well, that sounds unsavory...||
Well, that sounds unsavory...
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Justim HILard yesterday, 2014||
Justim HILard yesterday, 2014 WR Freddy Canteen today, along with a CB teammate of Canteen (also today).
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Oh, no doubt! (Actually- a||
Oh, no doubt! (Actually- a fop. Dandyism was a later fashion wave created by Beau Brummel which was meant to get the effeminiate nature of fop-ism at a distance that men could still be fashionable). BUT- either way, I wouldn't care how much many pinches snuff my QB wanted to snort, how perfumed his handkerchief was, or how high pitched his laugh is....if he could summarily murder a guy with a few whispy waves of his sword. At least, I wouldn't laugh too loud.