- Member for
- 4 years 51 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|2 days 21 hours ago||Levert is with the Nets||
A rookie, obviously, but don't forget about him!
|4 days 19 hours ago||Not remotely concerned||
Now we have a second path to the B1G title game and playoff. If OSU loses to Nebraska in two weeks, we could still lose to Ohio and make the conference championship game. And beating Nebraska in said game should get us to the playoffs with one loss.
First goal is beat Ohio. But now there's a conceivable back-up plan.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Yeah, other teams would have to lose||
Colorado beating UW in the conference championship game would help a lot, for instance.
|6 days 14 hours ago||That would make the sentence redundant then||
Hurdles even if he qualified sound like more than academics -- qualifying is a hurdle, but then there's more. At least that's how I read the sentence.
|6 days 17 hours ago||59-6||
Doctors Without Borders (or Médicins Sans Frontières if you like French.)
|1 week 17 hours ago||Ohio has more blue chips||
And only one viable school for them to go to in state.
I'm more surprised at Kentucky's position.
|1 week 3 days ago||You're right but for the wrong reason||
The late signs by other schools helped them pass us (although we were always still very high in the final rankings). But it wasn't because the kids were taken too early, generally. It's because the other school's rankings were artificially low by not having got the kids committed until the last second. When you're adding a top-100 recruit and replacing either an empty spot or a generic 3-star, your rankings are going to change a lot more than what happens if your top-100 recruit becomes a top 200 recruit.
Besides, Kugler, who this discussion largely jumped off of, was a 5-star in Scout's final rankings.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Double post||
I appreciate the talent Hoke left us, but not two posts worth!
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Yes, but||
Is there anyone on our starting defense who wasn't a Hoke recruit? It literally could be the best defense in the modern era. Part of that is coaching, sure, but the defensive cupboard was left very, very full.
And Hoke got Peppers. Which probably helped get us Gary. He hit some big time homeruns to go with his strikeouts.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||I don't think it's that high a bar||
Certainly there have been countless examples of players who are healthy enough by the time a bowl game rolls around who are held out to preserve a medical redshirt. I bet it's just a trainer who has a to say a player was unable to fully participate.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||So you negged him||
For a different reason than miserable jealousy?
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||It's a mixed bag||
Certainly there are kids who know where they want to go, period, and still can get harassed by recruiters for several months after they make up their minds. It's good for those kids, and those schools which can now devote more time to other recruits. It's bad that there's no out for a coaching change. If the head coach leaves either voluntarily or involuntarily, the commitment should no longer be enforced.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Just during the season||
I'm fairly sure the practice squad doesn't exist during the offseason. But there are training camp stipends for guys on the preseason rosters.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Why no gameday visitor commits?||
In prior years, it seemed that gameday visits usually produced a commit or two, especially for big games. We've only had one such commit (and from a 2018 kid at that) through 5 games, and our best home opponents have already come and gone. Should I be worried?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||He is||
But he's really good at getting attention.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I'd suggest Colorado, for one||
One more win, best win is of similar quality (at Oregon, at Notre Dame), and their one loss was on the road, with a closer margin, and against a higher-ranked team.
Edit: rcowing beat me to it.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||But they'll still finish 8-4 at worst||
Their schedule is really light. 9-3 wouldn't be remotely surprising, so Ferentz will still look good.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I disagree||
I think Colorado will prove to be a good team when the season has finished. Maybe not a conference title game contender, but 6-3 or 7-2. They were dominant over their first two games, and even the first quarter of our game. I know their competition in those games was as poor as ours, but mediocre teams do not start out a season beating opponents by a combined score of 100-14. Their warts show.
Now, if Liufau is out for any extended time, I take back what I said above, because it's still a team lacking quality depth. But it's a team with some decent talent and good coaching.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Unlikely but not impossible||
If he were only on for three plays, but caught a TD, ran for a TD, and threw for a TD, he might get it just due to the novelty of that accomplishment.
But he'd have to be about perfect in his limited number of snaps. It would certainly require multiple scores.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, he definitely pinched his ulnar nerve||
It can be tough to grip a ball with that. Normally that's something that clears up in hours or days, but sometimes it can take a lot longer, require surgery, or maybe never totally fix itself (Denard and me.) But I'd bet he'll show up Saturday and look like nothing was wrong.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Vs. the Lions?||
I'd probably take Sharpe.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||But Titans are playing the Lions||
Shouldn't that open the Tennessee passing game quite a bit?
I'm still leaning towards Hilton, but the Denver secondary is frightnening.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Can Hilton be my 4th WR vs. Denver?||
Or should I switch out in my deep PPR league? Other options are Jeremy Kerley, Rashard Matthews, and Sammie Coates.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Your tickets were trying to do you a favor||
They must have known what was coming.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Ugh Mitch||
As a reminder, the NBA doesn't suspend for pot until 3 failed tests. They give you time to practice not getting caught, and practice going through the treatment program, before it counts.
He has a $2.4 million option for next season that the Thunder would need to act on by the end of October. There's no way that's happening now.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think you understand the defintion||
Of "without consequence".
|6 weeks 3 days ago||If OSU fumbled||
Presumably Central Michigan would have a chance to recover a live ball and have a miracle happen. It's not the same thing.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly this||
The refs got the spirit of the rule correct. The team committing the loss of down penalty isn't supposed to be advantaged by the penalty. Since it was fourth-down and the ball would have been Central Michigan's on downs, OSU was gaining the advantage. They committed the penalty because they were trying to run extra time off the clock since a kneel-down wouldn't have killed the clock enough.
The rule needs to be changed to how the refs called it. The point of the loss of down penalty is to not give a team who commits the penalty on offense a second-chance as a result of their rule-breaking, should the penalty be committed on downs 1-3. It's not supposed to guarantee victory to the team committing the infraction.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I'd go with Riddick||
Assuming it's a PPR league.
Meanwhile, my similar question is Yeldon vs. Ivory.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||You win||
That's now the best thing I've seen.