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|10 weeks 4 days ago||Although signing day 2014 is||
Although signing day 2014 is pretty far off, and none of these guys are committed yet, it is not that far fetched to think that our receiving corps could include WRs Drake Harris and Corey Holmes and TE Daniel Helm. I'm sure we can come up with some terrible/great Triple H puns here.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||True. But to be fair, you||
True. But to be fair, you probably wouldn't see that headline on ESPN for an athlete at any school either.
|27 weeks 13 hours ago||Does anyone else have a hard||
Does anyone else have a hard time putting the Carr era and RR experiment in the same category? One of those resulted in a national championship and perennial bowl game appearances and winning records... the other one, not so much.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Browns C Alex Mack made the||
Browns C Alex Mack made the pro bowl in his second season in the league. He was also ranked the 42nd best player in the NFL last year by Bleacher report. That is better than G Steve Hutchinson (47th) and another very good center, Maurkice Pouncey (53rd). Joe Thomas was the 2nd best OL in the NFL though (18th ovl) behind Jake Long (4th ovl).
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Coming...||
Can you hold on for another year? Looks like it is in the works:
|51 weeks 6 days ago||I think you are probably||
I think you are probably right. I am reading The Finishing School (an excellent book about SEAL training by Dick Couch, sort of a part II to his first book The Warrior Elite) and it takes roughly 12 months to even qualify as a SEAL, which is followed by another 18 months before being certified for deployment. So maybe they got to run the O-course a couple times, but they probably didn't finish (or even start) SEAL training.
Also, Couch mentions that the body-builder type athletes, like football players, tend to drop out of training at a higher rate than the endurance type athletes. It seems there is sort of a different physical skill set needed between football players and SEALs.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||And don't forget we still||
And don't forget we still have CB Richardson and FS Wilson from just 1 year before. It will be nice having depth at DB for the first time in a while.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Perhaps they are just fans of||
Perhaps they are just fans of small market teams and hate seeing all their star players poached by the big city teams creating a complete lack of parity. Either that or white, racist, 40+ year old hockey fans.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||My 2 cents: If Denard is||
My 2 cents: If Denard is injured, start Gardner, otherwise it's Denard all the way.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Both Beyer and Morgan have||
Both Beyer and Morgan have played this year, so unless you are hoping for an injury, the redshirt isn't happening for them.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Not on Rivals or Scout, but...||
I agree Heminway wasn't close to a 5* on either of the major recruiting sites (Rivals and Scout) but he was ranked the 19th overall player in the country by ESPN, which would qualify as a 5* recruit under their modern star rankings (ESPN did not give stars back in 2007). So while I do consider ESPN the least reliable of the 3 sites, the poster is only partially incorrect in calling Hemingway a 5*.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I think part of the||
I think part of the speculation that Stonum's potential 5th year will change recruiting is based on numbers. We were counting on his scholarship opening up to get us up to the 26 we are looking for. Assuming Talbott's career is over (which I have not heard definitively - does anyone know?) then we are currently at 22 for next year. If Stonum comes back, that puts us down to 21 available for next year, meaning we still need 5 more to open up to get to the magical 26 number that we are all planning on right now.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||A little better than generic 3*||
He was actually a 4* on both Scout and ESPN (albeit not a very high 4*) and he was a 5.7, on Rivals which is the highest of their 3* range (5.5-5.7), so he was still a pretty decent prospect coming out of HS according to the recruiting sights, although admittedly not as high as we had initially hoped/thought.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I think the problem with||
I think the problem with Chinese gymnastics is that those girls are taken from their families and forced to train specifically for gymnastics. If a Chinese girl who happens to be a year or two younger than her American counterpart is actually a better gymnast, why deny her the recognition based solely on her age. Her young age at competition is not the issue (and who knows if these girls even truly know their own age), the issue here is that she was taken from her family and forced to do this.
This kid probably has had much more freedom in his choice to practice soccer (sure his parents may have strongly encouraged it, but how is that different from American parents?). I don't think that the "tragedy" here is the same as that in China.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||In a completely unrelated||
In a completely unrelated story about the US's credit rating at cnn.com, Woodley managed to sneak into the picture as well (well at least news of his deal did).
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I think they are at 18 before||
I think they are at 18 before accounting for K. Jones, Pace, T. Jones, and Talbott. I think we reached 85 on signing day, will lose 15 seniors after next season, and had Vinopal, C. Christian, and Williamson leave putting us at 18. The loss of these 4 (of which we seem more certain of the first two) would put us at 22 I think. Was there one other guy that I missed that bumps the number up to 23?
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I don't think that site is||
I don't think that site is very up to date. It still lists Bell on the roster for one thing. He was supposedly transferring to Pitt after being suspended for all of next year. Remember we have people on this board who still think we will get up to a class of 25 by signing day meaning 7 more leave on top of the 3 that have already left. OSU will have some attrition too. They will have more than 16 available spots on signing day, probably around 20 not counting any sanctions, which as the OP mentions, may not take effect until the next signing class anyways.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I only take offense to the||
Regarding the OP's choice of images, I only take offense to the image showing the Indians have lost 4 out of the last 5. Despite that we are still best in the AL and almost best in all of baseball, which just shows how killer awsome our season has been if we hit a cold streak and are still one of the best.
But I fully support the Tressel/OSU football bashing. Now when is this article coming out? My F5 would appreciate it being soon.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||To be honest, the Cavs are||
To be honest, the Cavs are just going to buy Hamilton out if they get him. They are just trying to use the trade exception they got in the Lebron James deal and get a pick out of it (which I am sure everyone has heard by now they intend to package with the 4th pick in exchange for the 2nd). You guys can still resign Hamilton after that if you want, at a much cheaper price. Although, I have heard on the news here in Cleveland that the Pistons are asking for players in the deal too. I haven't heard any names yet though and don't know if it will happen.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Stonum, Moore, O'Neill||
Stonum, Moore, O'Neill (gone), and Barnum all played in the inaugural game in 2008. Christian Wilson also played in that game but decommitted from us and committed to UNC before signing day. Washington and Roh also played in 2009 in addition to those mentioned above. I think I remember Roh playing pretty well. I think he chased Russell Shepard down a couple times. I think Marvin Robinson was named to the UA game but was hurt or something and didn't play.
I'm not really sure who we have the better track record with. I am tempted to say Army, but like Magnus said, it has been around longer. I still prefer it since it is the original and not just some ESPN imitation. And despite past whiffs, I still want to see a lot of our guys in these games, so needless to say, I am quite happy for Royce.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Bell was Under Armour, but||
Bell was Under Armour, but you are right about Christian. Boren, Mallet, B. Smith, Turner and Lalota were also Army. (I guess Mallet turned out to be a very good QB, just not for us.)
On the bright side Graham, Schilling, Mouton and Warren were all Army All Americans too.
The jury is still out on Stokes and Gallon who were also Army. I am hoping Stokes can flourish under Hoke. He's not too small at 6'0 and his mgoblue bio lists a 4.38 40. He might be starting opposite of Roundtree in 2012.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I like Neil's thought, and||
I like Neil's thought, and another way to spin this is that if we have a good portion of our class set by the fall, the coaches can concentrate on coaching the current players. We are going through a coaching change after all, so extra time spent with the current players might be more important now than it will be several years down the road once the system has been in place for a while.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||There are not 13 spots||
There are not 13 spots available. There are 6 spots available plus whatever attrition we have. To say that there are 13 spots available means that 7 guys currently on the roster must leave. That is not a small number. Didn't Hoke say they expect about 22 spots in all? That means they expect roughly 4 more guys to leave, not twice that many.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I'm in EGD's camp. Kovacs||
I'm in EGD's camp. Kovacs could realistically be our best safety for the next 2 years. He has to be one of our most important redshirt Juniors next year along with the likes of Omameh, Roundtree and Demens.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I think in our case the 85||
I think in our case the 85 player limit is really the issue, not the 25/28. As our roster stands right now, we only have 18 spots for next year's class before we go over the 85. While more attrition might be expected, I doubt that we will reach the 25/28 player limit.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Of the current commits, two.||
Currently RJS in the Army game and Richardson in the Under Armour game. I imagine Ross is the next most likely to make an all star game roster. I am not sure if any of our other commits would make one though. Probably Bolden, then Funchess in terms of next most likely after Ross.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||I can't wait until we are||
I can't wait until we are beating them on the field so that we don't need the threat of sanctions to help us in recruiting.
|2 years 9 hours ago||Actually the airline industry||
Actually the airline industry has one of the best safety records of any industry. You are much safer in an airplane than a car. As for the other professions, I mostly defer to the comments above, but would like to add that for the most part those professions are much more important than professional football.
|2 years 19 hours ago||It looks like Scout was also||
It looks like Scout was also changing the position listing for some players. Ojemudia has been moved from DT to DE and Godin from DE to DT. No change in star rankings for either of them. Ojemudia is however now listed on the ESPN150 watch list.
The Scout top 300 has changed a little bit. The only decent sized move for any Michigan commit was Bolden going from 252 up to 237. Not bad.
|2 years 1 day ago||Looks like Jaleel Johnson got||
Looks like Jaleel Johnson got his 4th star on scout too.