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|10 hours 50 min ago||No matter the level of competition,||
this trip allows them to get a lot of extra practice. NCCA allows 10 days of practice before the trip, plus more in Italy.For a team playing so many freshmen, this trip is a godsend.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Thanks, I forgot about that one.||
I was there too.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Donnal had 3 ORebs, Doyle had none.||
Do you think he may have gotten the names reversed?
|1 day 19 hours ago||I know we don't like the schedule,||
but of all the criticisms made of Brandon, this is possibly the worst.
Delaney doesn't rule by fiat. The schedules are approved by a vote of the ADs. If Brandon says we will not play at MSU twice in a row no matter what, what does he have to back that statement up? It's obviously an empty threat. In all likelihood, doing that and running to the media would have just made him and Michigan look foolish.
As someone with experience drawing up schedules, I expect they agreed on a formula that prioritized different variables. Changing the divisions was naturally going to cause some scheduling problems. Having every team play 3 home and 3 away within their division was deemed more important than avoiding consecutive home or away games. Once they've agreed on a formula and a process for generating the schedule, they're not likely to change the results to suit the loudest voice in the room. Indiana might not be happy about coming here twice in a row either. We're far from the only team having to do this.
|1 day 21 hours ago||I can see why he'd want to go in the next draft,||
but I don't see how he can refine the skills at a new position before then. I think he'd be smart to keep his options open. Coming back next year to play RB or WR could be a good move depending on his draft stock.
|1 day 21 hours ago||When's the last time Ole Miss came up north?||
If I had to guess, I'd say in the 1930s.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Henson got $17 million to pursue||
the sport he loved most. The worst case scenario basically happened. Instead he might have made more in the NFL. The only risks were injury before the draft, his stock falling, non-guaranteed contracts, taking way too many hits, etc. Maybe those risks are justifiable if he loved football more, but I don't think there is any question that he made a smart decision.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Of course it does,||
but they have 4 games to break in new starters before conference play. They still have an awful lot of talent, just more question marks than usual. Writing them off is way premature and I'm staying off the MSU bandwagon. They might be really good again, but I don't see how they're any different than the team that flopped in 2012.
|2 days 12 hours ago||OSU is not going to be a cakewalk for anyone.||
Hell, they might still be the favorites. Having to play a highly ranked RS FR at QB is not the end of the world. It's not like they're going to be trotting out Joe Bauserman.
|2 days 15 hours ago||That quote was in reference to Graham Glasgow,||
|2 days 15 hours ago||I'm sure Hoke isn't proud of this at all.||
In fact, I'd bet he feels a lot worse about the situation than we do. That shouldn't prevent us from being pleased with how he has handled it.
|2 days 17 hours ago||I was just asking you a question.||
I've no idea why you think I need to calm down.
|2 days 20 hours ago||What could be done to increase parity?||
I have a hard time thinking of anything practical. Salary caps and drafts are the primary tools of the pro leagues. The NCAA could move to smaller scholarship limits or not allow teams to reuse the scholarships of players who leave early. There's good reason not to like those ideas.
|2 days 20 hours ago||We're playing real games in less than two weeks||
and you think a scrimmage is what is going to influence recruits' perception of our program?
|2 days 20 hours ago||Negative team rushing yards||
are probably botched snaps.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I'm most excited to see what Mattison can do||
with a defense strong in every position group. He knows a lot of ways to create havoc, but has been limited until now. I'm not even worried about the SS. I expect to see a lot of blitzing from there.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Part of the scrimmage was trying to run it in||
from the 1 yard line. While it's fair to say the rushing game wasn't very effective, I'll agree with Sten that the statistics from a scrimmage don't mean much.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Good one!||
|3 days 13 hours ago||Thanks, Don!||
|3 days 14 hours ago||Kalis might even be back before the first game.||
I think where Glasgow ends up will be determined by how everyone else looks while he and possibly Kalis, are out. If Cole grades out well, I'd be very surprised to see him give up his spot. Hopefully, we're not going to have any obvious holes to fill.
|3 days 15 hours ago||I think he's only visible on the mobile app,||
because you're right.
|3 days 21 hours ago||At one point the score was 80-30.||
They really took their feet off the gas.
|4 days 3 hours ago||I didn't hear Hoke say it,||
but Lewis is clearly the other starter. Countess may not be 100% yet.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Hoke said tonight that Peppers is starting at CB.||
When they're in nickel, he'll slide over and Taylor will come in.
|4 days 15 hours ago||No reason to write that off.||
I have friends who transferred in for summer classes after a year. They had no chance of getting in straight out of high school.
|5 days 19 hours ago||"plagiarized"||
mentioned only since it was about academics
|5 days 21 hours ago||I think it was a slip.||
I bet one of the Willie Henry mentions was supposed to be Pipkins. It'd be nice to know which one.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Since Cole is slated to start the first game,||
the redshirt part of your first scenario doesn't apply. I think the safest assumption to make is performance while Kalis is out will go a long ways to determining the lineup when he comes back. That's assuming that he has to miss some games, perhaps not a certainty.
|6 days 16 hours ago||back injuries||
notoriously difficult to predict a recovery time
|6 days 17 hours ago||Can't agree with that reasoning.||
If the line is better with Cole starting this year, then you play him. If we're just talking about needing a sub for a few snaps, that's another story. I can think of several possible downsides and the only realistic potential benefit comes in 2018.
If Cole gets injured down the road, it's certainly better if he hasn't already taken a RS.
This line can stay pretty much intact for several years. They're going to develop chemistry as a unit as well as indivdually. Those returning starters are going to be tough for anyone to unseat. Moving Magnuson to guard down the road would be far from ideal. In two seasons only Glasgow will have moved on. Kugler stepping in would be the obvious move. Things should be wide open in 2017 and Cole is looking like a two year starter. If he's already one of the top five, it's best for him and the team to let him have the job he's earned.
If he's really good, he'll be a candidate to forego that final season anyway.