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|11 hours 52 min ago||Not that bad||
His career has turned out middle-of-the-pack as far as first overall picks go. In the last 15 yearrs, I'd say he's clearly better than Eric Fisher, Sam Bradford, JaMarcus Russell, David Carr, Courtney Brown, and Tim Couch, clearly worse than Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Matt Stafford, Eli Manning, and Carson Palmer, and probably about as valuable as Mario Williams, Jake Long, and Mike Vick. Smith might be better if he wasn't on absolutely terrible teams for the first five years of his career.
|11 hours 58 min ago||Remember the only time we did?||
1991 Gator Bowl - we won 35-3 and ran up 715 yards of offense. The entire offensive line was named player of the game.
|11 hours 59 min ago||You're right, I missed that||
You're right, I missed that one. I tried to check out all their games against northern teams to see if they were home, away, or bowl, but I forgot ND.
|12 hours 13 min ago||Almost correct||
Looking around at this page, it appears that Ole Miss has played six regular-season games north of the Mason-Dixon line in the history of their program:
So they haven't played up north in the regular season in 73 years.
|12 hours 41 min ago||Going pro||
If I were him, I would have gone pro after last season. I don't know if his stock could have improved much this season, and in a sport where your maximum career is 10-12 years - and more likely 3-5 years - every year of earning power matters.
|13 hours 13 min ago||OT: Ikea||
Did you know that Ikea uses one percent of the lumber produced in the world?
|13 hours 17 min ago||I don't think it's carte blanche||
I think the school could still kick you out if you screw up. They say the guarantee only applies if you exhaust your athletic eligibility, get injured, or leave the university in good academic standing.
|13 hours 21 min ago||Alex Smith||
Alex Smith also ran the Meyer offense, and he went #1 overall.
|17 hours 38 min ago||Yup||
We have a pretty good idea how much a running QB who's converting to WR and is taken in the 5th round will make: http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/jacksonville-jaguars/denard-robinson/
4 years, $2.4 million. Not too shabby.
In addition, I've seen Miller projected as a 3rd-6th round pick as a QB prior to his injury. For what that's worth.
|17 hours 44 min ago||Sure||
Sure. But with that rule in place, Hawaii doesn't have a problem getting home games. That's my only point.
|18 hours 16 min ago||This isn't a "daily update"||
This is just a clean-up thread because yesterday's turned into a mess. Braxton's injury is far more relevant to our coming season than news about Joe Mixon, Johnny Manziel, Doug Fister, or Hawaii football. The fact that we're eager for news about the best player in our conference doesn't mean that we're falling into Sparty-level obsession about our rivals.
|18 hours 19 min ago||Every time I see this gif I'm||
Every time I see this gif I'm shocked that Miller held onto the ball.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Pat Tillman wore #42 for ASU.||
Pat Tillman wore #42 for ASU.
|1 day 4 hours ago||They've had more home games||
They've had more home games than away games over the last five years, which is pretty good for a non-AQ team.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Who knows what their backup||
Who knows what their backup is, but their starter was a Heisman candidate.
|1 day 4 hours ago||He almost went pro before||
He almost went pro before this year. I'd be surprised if he stuck it out much longer when he has millions waiting for him.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Guiton was a senior who was||
Guiton was a senior who was pretty highly regarded in his own right. Barrett is a freshman.
|1 day 11 hours ago||The point||
The point isn't whether it's a profitable business model. The point is whether it's worth it to link to their articles. And the answer there, with few exceptions, is a resounding "no."
|1 day 11 hours ago||Stats don't back it up||
Denard fumbled 24 times in three years as a starting QB, on 716 pass attempts and 654 rushes. As a comparison to another running QB, Taylor Martinez fumbled 45 times in his three years as a starter despite a lighter workload.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Exactly the same?||
Running a 165-lb guy up the middle from the I-formation is a very different proposition than running a 165-lb guy up the middle from a spread formation while utilizing the QB as a running threat.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Weight||
It's on the lighter side, but it's not ridiculous. Lesean McCoy (208 lbs) led the NFL in touches from scrimmage last year, and Jamaal Charles (200 lbs) and Chris Johnson (195 lbs) were also in the top 5. None of those guys have had recurring injury problems, other than Charles' ACL injury a couple years ago.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Risk/reward||
Sure, that's a risk. And if redshirting him would mean that we take that sack, it would certainly suck.
But how likely is it that a tackle who is just 5% better will avoid a game-losing sack against MSU or Ohio? I'd say that's a pretty small likelihood. Meanwhile, I'd say that starting a 5th-year senior in 2018 rather than the next inexperienced young lineman coming through our system has a far greater chance to make a difference in beating MSU or Ohio then.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Shocking news||
Who knew Arizona State had a biomedical engineering program? Or grad students?
(stolen from Reddit)
|5 days 11 hours ago||Can we move past this?||
I don't really care if you are or not. But do you have to make a big announcement about it?
|5 days 11 hours ago||The other side of the fence||
This reminded me of the Always Sunny episode where they guys are trying to decide whether to join the pro-choice or pro-life protestors.
|5 days 12 hours ago||It might||
But even if only it's only one-tenth as likely that a football player is gay than a randomly selected man from the general population, that still means there are probably in the neighborhood of seven closeted gay NFL players. And I'd bet that it's way higher than that.
|5 days 12 hours ago||It's a slippery slope||
If we accept slot receivers as football players, what's next? Will they want us to accept kickers? Think about the big picture here.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Another example||
What about when Ian Johnson proposed to his girlfriend right after the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma? You think the reactions would have been different if that had been his boyfriend?
The issue isn't what is "offensive" to one group or another. The issue is that right now, we still live in a world where heterosexual relationships can be publicly displayed with essentially no negative reaction, whereas the same isn't true with homosexual relationships.
|5 days 12 hours ago||What does "best" mean?||
If Cole is 5% better than whoever his replacement would be, is that an upgrade that's worth burning an entire year of having a 5th-year senior starting at LT?
If Cole is better by leaps and bounds than whoever his replacement would be, then I say go for it. But true freshman offensive linemen are rarely great, so unless there's a true pile of suck behind him redshirting is incredibly valuable, because 5th-year senior linemen are rarely anything but great.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Dammit||
Now I'm hungry.