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|1 week 5 days ago||Unless Wilton flames out,||
Unless Wilton flames out, there is little likelihood that Peters starts in his place. All Wilton will be asked to do is be a sound game manager, avoid bad pics (yes, I know...), and be efficient in the red zone. All we saw was one practice on Saturday, whereas the coaches saw all spring. Wilton will spend the summer getting in synch with the younger receivers, his game plans will prime him to avoid throwing pics, and he will be our starting QB this year.
As for '18, that's another matter.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||The answer is by having a||
The answer is by having a quarterback who is more experienced so that he doesn't melt down under pressure. If Wilton is better under pressure and on the road this year, then that alone will make us at least as good of a team. With the coaching he gets, you have to think this is extremely possible.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||I admit that I just want||
I admit that I just want Higdon to be better than Weber before their careers are over.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed. Much as we really||
Agreed. Much as we really liked Darboh and Chesson, they were not elite receivers. Out of our present crew, there are elite receivers, possibly among the sophomores. I think we will be pleasantly surprised by the up-tick in the passing game when our WR's hit the field this year.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||All true, but he was a freak||
All true, but he was a freak in his time. The comment thread wasn't about who is a good human being but who was a freak NFL athlete. We can give OJ that much credit out of sheer honesty, even if that is all.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||O J Simpson||
SInce Bo Jackson is already taken, let's not forget the Juice. Those of us old enough to have watched football in the 70s remember what a freak of nature he was. OJ was incredible. (Of course, I hated him for being from USC).
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Great call. One of my first||
Great call. One of my first sports memories is watching Deacon Jones destroy people in the late sixties.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I see from the article that||
I see from the article that ESPN is assuming that DJ is going pro. That would account for the #22 ranking. Sure hope they are wrong.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Not So Fast||
Take this year's team and do the following: 1) remove Walton / Irving; 2) bring back DJ and Wagner as more seasoned dominators; 3) add Charles Matthews from UK; and 4) Hand over the point to Simpson. While the graduated seniors will be hugely missed, that does not look like a worse team than the one that made the end-of-season run. Before the Sweet Sixteen, we were re-seeded at #5. All that does not add up to #22 to me. But that's good -- let it give the guys a chip on their shoulder.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||Players like Sammy Watkins||
Players like Sammy Watkins and Laquon Treadwell dominated as true freshmen. Watch for DPJ to do the same.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Now that is some pretty hot||
Now that is some pretty hot shooting.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Walton! DJ! Zach! RAAK! What||
Walton! DJ! Zach! RAAK! What an offensive performance!
|6 weeks 1 day ago||We were fortunate to escape||
We were fortunate to escape that one. At one point we were shooting, what, 70% from the 3 in the second half? We sure needed it. This team is playing with offensive confidence.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I'm getting pretty excited||
I'm getting pretty excited for spring football practice to start and news to filter out about the young dudes. The guys on the podcast are certainly right that there are issues to address -- O line and secondary most of all. But this is what top coaching is all about. I think we will look back and say that this year's team was when the Harbaugh-Brown express really got rolling, when the team was flush with top young and hungry talent to be molded and stacked in the two-deep. This group of young players -- sophomores and freshmen -- Gary, Evans, McDoom, Crawford, Peters, Peoples-Jones, Solomon, Hill, Thomas, et al -- will win a B1G title and maybe a national championship. I can't wait to see it unfold!
|7 weeks 3 days ago||We're back in front!||
We're back in front!
|7 weeks 3 days ago||As for all these other||
As for all these other coaches and administrators, we need to see exactly what the evidence is. I have friends who practice law in family court, and they tell me that there are now so many allegations of sexual assault (they are now standard in divorce cases, whether there is evidence or not) that it is sometimes hard to get the authorities to investigate. Some years ago, I learned of a sexual assault by a man on his adolescent children. While we succeeded in getting a restraining order against him, I don't think we ever got childhood services to investigate. They seemed inundated and skeptical of the allegations. So something like this may have been possible with regard to the named coaches and administrators. I have not information about their actions, but it is good to reserve condemnation until the specifics are told.
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||What our three losses showed||
What our three losses showed was the paramount importance of quarterback play. Wilton was terrible vs. Iowa and OSU (when he was injured). I think that with a lesser overall team we may perform better this coming year if Wilton takes a major step up.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Actually, it's four. Please||
Actually, it's four. Please don't forget about Mattison or Zordich!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||South Carolina it is.||
South Carolina it is.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Ok. I checked it earlier||
Ok. I checked it earlier today (before the Martin announcement) and we were #3, so perhaps Scout jumped the gun. Still good stuff.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I'm pretty sure Scout already||
I'm pretty sure Scout already had us at #3. Obviously, they are the most accurate recruiting service!
|12 weeks 6 days ago||This is my reply to the idea||
This is my reply to the idea that Gay is the most critical player left on our board. Defensive line is dominant in college football. As we have seen, you can have a great defense without great linebackers. But you have to have a great defensive line (or two). And we do have excellent LB recruits already. We really need Solomon to join Luigi.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Yes||
"I prefer a few of the backs on our current roster anyways."
Thanks for saying this. I thought this all season. At the time, I was bumbed that we lost Weber over some guy named Higdon. Now I think Higdon is more explosive than Weber.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed, although Solomon is||
Agreed, although Solomon is the #1 priority, not another WR. Defensive line dominates college football and we always need another elite DT.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||That's fair enough. Can't||
That's fair enough. Can't complain about that decision because it is true. Looking forward to seeing our backs turn it up.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||That would seem to be a very||
That would seem to be a very effective approach to improving our O Line.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||This provides more evidence||
This provides more evidence that Harbaugh is a clear thinker who is willing to act decisively. I think a pretty good case could be made that OL has been the chief weakness of our offense in recent years. While Drevno has a superb reputation as an OL coach, the fact is that he doubles as OC. Bringing in an outstanding OL coach to bring fresh impetus to this problem area seems to be a skillful move by the head coach, if this is indeed what JH will do. Whatever happens, you have to love Harbaugh's objectivity in assessing the coaching staff and his willingness to address problems.
|15 weeks 16 hours ago||How are you so wise in the||
How are you so wise in the ways of science?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||2018 QB. #1 recruit in his||
2018 QB. #1 recruit in his class. Recently committed to Clemson.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Since you mention Aaron||
Since you mention Aaron Rodgers, that final TD pass against the Lions reminded me an awful lot of Wilton, with his escapability in the pocket.