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|2 weeks 4 hours ago||It was||
Jake Heaps was the highest-rated QB prospect and was the 63rd overall recruit on Rivals
The rest of the Rivals Top 5 QBs for 2010:
2. Phillip Sims - 67th
3. Connor Wood - 113th
4. Brett Nottingham - 122nd
5. Jesse Scroggins - 124th
Compared to 2013's QB class:
1. Max Browne - 7th
2. Christian Jackenberg - 24th
3. Troy Williams - 71st
4. Hayden Rettig - 73rd
5. Shane Morris - 81st
|4 weeks 4 days ago||During a 2001 trial...||
Charles Woodson was brought in to testify against an agent, Marion Darnell Jones, because it was believed that Jones provided Woodson with over $14,000 in "improper benefits" during the 1997 season.
The main pieces of evidences were receipts from Jones' company, "Summit Management" that showed the purchase of a $5,000+ fur coat that was gifted to Woodson's mother, a paid trip to Myrtle Beach for Woodson, and the a tuxedo bought for Woodson 2 weeks before his Heisman ceremony.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Team Up North||
Based on the schedule Urban put up in the locker room at the beginning of the season, I'm assuming it means "Team Up North."
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Not the best comparison.||
Kentucky's Class of 2012 - Rivals
Nerlens Noel (#1 C, #2 overall)
Alex Poythress (#2 PF, #8 overall)
Archie Goodwin (#5 SG, #14 overall)
Willie Cauley-Stein (#9 C, #40, overall)
While that is still an impressive recruiting class, its nothing compared to the class Calipari is bringing in this year:
Kentucky's Class of 2013 - Rivals
Julius Randle (#1 PF, #2 overall)
Aaron Harrison (#1 SG, #4 overall)
Andrew Harrison (#1 PG, #5 overall)
James Young (#2 SG, #10 overall)
Dakari Johnson (#1 C, #13 overall)
Marcus Lee (#5 PF, #18 overall)
On top of all that, UK is still in the running for the Andrew Wiggins (#1 SF, #1 overall), plus Poytress and Cauley-Stein have both announced that they're coming back for their sophomore season. On paper, this class has more talent than the Fab Five with or without Andrew Wiggins.
|18 weeks 6 hours ago||Bri'Onte Dunn||
It was a few weeks after Urban accepted the job. Meyer visited Dunn a couple days before he was scheduled to visit Michigan and basically told him that if Dunn took the visit, he would no longer hold his spot.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||I think Clarett said that he||
I think Clarett said that he acted on his own accord. At least that's what he claimed when he was in prison.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Projected first round||
Most mocks have Hankins being taken in the top 10, and the 2nd DT behind Utah's Star Lotulelei.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Bill Snyder.||
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Also rumored...||
Barry Alvarez is apparently open to coaching next season as well, or at the very least he hasn't ruled it out.
I think it a good move short-term. Paul Chryst essentially took half of the coaching staff with him to Pitt last year, so nobody on Wisconsin's current staff really has "seniority" to be named interim HC. Also, a lot of the quality HC candidates out there have already found new positions or decline to leave their current schools, so Alvarez would be hard-pressed to find a solid replacement this late in the game.
|24 weeks 18 hours ago||I've watched a few of ND's game this year.||
Whenever ND needed a stop or a big play, Te'o showed up. I've seen Te'o make a clutch interception, a bone-crushing sack, or a 4th down tackle to seal games.
I know that Te'o numbers at LB are only slightly above-average, but it is the timing of his big plays that elevates him.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Might get negged for this...||
I have an urge to defend Vrabel. Bill Belichick called Vrabel one of the smartest and the most versatile player he has ever coached. Vrabel was able to play OLB, ILB, DE, and TE for the Patriots, and is the only player in NFL history to have more than 6 receptions with a 100% TD rate (12 receptions for 12 TDs).
When they asked Belicheck what he thought about Vrabel's potential coaching career, he said that Vrabel could regurgitate defensive schemes the Patriots hadn't ran for 6 seasons. Also, that Vrabel's football knowledge was just downright impressive.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Not usually too that extent||
Sports radio talk hosts in the Chicago area were absolutely livid about it the next day. A lot of fans were calling for the Northwestern athletic department to revise their season ticket policies. When they panned over Ryan Field the only purple to be found was the Northwestern student section, and even that looked smaller than normal.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Did you see the Nebraska-Northwestern game this year?||
Ryan Field was dominated by a sea of red.
Apparently a large amount of Cornhusker fans bought Northwestern season tickets at the beginning of the year. Season ticket holders get priority when purchasing general admission tickets, so one season-ticket holding Cornhusker was about to buy multiple tickets for all their friends. The Nebraska-Northwestern game was soldout before the tickets were even available to the public.
So, I think it's safe to say that Nebraska travels as well as any major program in the NCAA.
|26 weeks 15 hours ago||Yeah, those aren't real...||
If I remember correctly, someone "leaked" those pictures back in September, and like an hour later it was deemed to be faked.
This is the real uniform being modeled by ex-Buckeye RB, Raymont Harris:
I'm pretty impartial to the whole Pro-Combat trend and usually lean towards the "keeping The Game pure" side of the issue, but I actually don't mind these.
|29 weeks 18 hours ago||I don't blame Fickell for the LBs||
Fickell has been in charge of the LBs since 2004. In that time OSU has produced: A.J. Hawk, Bobby Carpenter, Anthony Schlegel, Larry Grant, James Laurinaitis, Marcus Freeman, Austin Spitler, Brian Rolle and Ross Homan.
All of which were solid contributors when they were starters. So I have no doubt in my mind that Luke Fickell can coach. Even Zach Boren who has only been at LB for 2 weeks is playing at a serviceable level. There are just some players who can't grasp the mental aspects of the game. Heck, Etienne Sabino was the #1 MLB of his class and it has taken him 4 years to grasp the playbook and finally be a starter this season. I feel like Curtis Grant is having similar struggles as Sabino.
The only thing I question about Fickell is his ability to call plays. I can see Urban giving Withers a shot at play-calling before the season ends if the defense doesn't improve drastically.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Depends on what you're looking for||
I think both guys accelerate just as fast as each other, but Denard definitely wins in the top speed category. De'Anthony Thomas is probably the only player currently that could challenge Denard for "fastest player in college football."
Braxton's running game is more heavily dependent on his elusiveness, which he has in bunches. It literally looks like a video game when he makes defenders miss. Also on Braxton's 73-yard run last night where defenders caught up to him, I think it was more because he twisted his ankle a bit on a cut. Miller pulled off the run a little gimpy and had to sit for the rest of the drive.
|34 weeks 54 min ago||At work, skimmed it||
I didn't see anything in there where he insuinated the Buckeyes were going to go 10+ wins. The general gist I got was, "The Big Ten is awful this year, so there's a good chance we come out of this season with a decent record." Pretty much what every B1G team is saying right now....
|34 weeks 6 hours ago||Agreed||
However, I think there were some fans who believed the media hype and were thinking a 10+ win season. I was trying to temper expectations by remember everyone that Urban when 9-3 his first season at Florida, and the players aren't going to magically learn the spread overnight. The poor play of the defense has been a bit of a surprise though. I would consider an 8-9 win season a success.
Although, I love Vrabel and think the guy is a Buckeye through-and-through, his very first coaching gig should not have been at OSU. Vrabel should have started at a smaller school lke Akron, or Toledo and worked his way up the ranks. Ohio State is not a place to go to brush up on your coaching chops.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Even if you extended the day||
Even if you extended the day the rankings are released, a lot of these voters have jobs (writers, commentators, coaches and etc.). I doubt they're going to have time to watch 75 hours of football every week. So unless they want to switch to a system that doesn't rely on human voters, then this is the best the rankings are going to get.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||There are...||
124 Division I football teams in the nation. Meaning there are probably anywhere from 50-62 games on any given weekend. Even if voters ONLY paid attention to Top-25 teams that can still be 13-25 games they have to watch, 36-75 hours of game film.
I don't think it's possible for voters to actually watch all the games AND still get the rankings out by Sunday.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Frank Solich||
Has certainly made them a more chippy fanbase than in recent history:
I'm interested to see if the "BCS buster" hype about them this year is legitimate.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Tyrann Mathieu?||
Why? Mathieu wasn't even the best CB on his team last year. I felt like Tyrann just benefited a ton from the whole "Honey Badger" hype, and the fact that he's a pretty eletric kick/punt returner.
If you want to point to a defensive player that should've won the Heisman recently, than I would go with Ndamukong Suh. Seriously, the fact that Suh only came in 4th in the Heisman voting is a travesty. How dominate was Suh that year?
Gerald McCoy was considered the 2nd best DT that season. Over a 3-year career at Oklahoma, McCoy compiled: 83 tlks, 33 TFLs, and 14.5 sacks
Ndamukong Suh had: 85 tlks, 24 TFLs, and 12 sacks... IN ONE SEASON.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||I think...||
BoFlex is saying that Newton was going to be a starter after Tebow, but instead of waiting Newton burned a year of eligibility at Blinn College.
|36 weeks 2 hours ago||Don't forget...||
Warren Ball just recieved season-ending surgery. I don't know how many snaps he would've gotten this year, but it wouldn't have surprised me to see him jump Rod Smith on the depth chart.
What looked like a stable of running backs in the preseason has turned very modest, very quickly :(
|36 weeks 2 hours ago||On a Harvin-type player||
The plan was to have Jordan Hall fulfill that role, but he stepped on some glass during the offseason and cut a tendon in his foot. Urban said Hall will most likely he back this week on a limited basis. In Hall's place, Corey "Philly" Brown has been trying to the multi-faceted threat and so far Urban doesn't hate it, he probably doesn't prefer it, but it's serviceable for right now. The hope for the future lies in Jalin Marshall, who plays a very Harvin-sque style over in Middletown.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Correct.||
OSU's coverage has definitely left a lot to be desired and it definitely needs to be resolved. I will say that Travis Howard has gotten 3 INTs in the first 2 games and is finally making plays like a senior CB is expected too.
Pass rush-wise OSU hasn't been stellar either, but two of their top 3 DEs are still injured. Michael Bennett has been out the last two weeks due to a groin injury, and Nate Williams is coming back from microfracture surgery and is on a permanant week-to-week basis (Williams played a few snaps in week 1 and was held out in week 2 due to soreness). So OSU has had to depend mostly true freshmen and sophomores to fill their absence, leaving John Simon to face mostly double-teams both weeks. Hopefully, all this gets resolved when Bennett comes back.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Too early to tell.||
Looking at it game-by-game, I don't think the B1G did that poorly.
MSU - Yes, their offense looked atrocious in the first half, but I think they adjusted rather well in the 2nd. Maxwell's confidence looked a little shaken after taking his first sack, and throwing those picks (even though two of those weren't really his fault). Their defense looked solid to me.
Northwestern - When have they ever been known to field a dominant defense? It's usually a high scoring affair regarding them more often than not.
Penn State - Ohio U. is coming off a 10-win season and returns a roster full of juniors and seniors. OU is the favorite to win the MAC this year, and there's a chance they'll finish with 11+ wins. Penn State just got unlucky drawing them as the first game for breaking in a new system/coach.
Nebraska - Their defense looked a little rusty, but Pelini will pull that together soon. How about that Taylor Martinez?
Iowa - Northern Illinois is coming off consecutive 11-win seasons, a MAC Championship, and a bowl win last year. They're not a slouch of a MAC team either.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Chris Petersen||
I think you're serioulsy undervaluing Chris Petersen coaching ability. In 6 seasons that man has amassed an outrageous 73-6 record with the same 2-3* player you're talking about.
Doug Martin was a 2-star recruit in high school, and now he's the starting RB for Tampa Bay. The Lions have both Kellen Moore and Titus Young, both of whom were 3 stars that Petersen coached into the NFL.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not discounting any theories||
Really almost any scenario is possible right now since the full court transcript hasn't been released. Nor do I know if they will be.
The rumor I'm hearing as to why the charges were dismissed is partly because Storm actually called the cops beforehand and asked for advice on how to legally remove his girlfriend without getting in trouble. I have no idea if that is true, but if it is then it certainly wouldn't hurt Klein's claim to innocence.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Context.||
In case anyone is interested.
All charges have been dropped, except for disorderly conduct.
The victim, the mother of Storm Klein's baby, has actually recanted her story and said he never actually hit her. Storm Klein own account was that he placed her in a "bear-like hug" to prevent her from breaking things in his apartment, and during the struggle she received some minor injuries.
Urban has spoken to both families involved and both requested that the situation be re-evaluated and to consider letting him back on the team.
Storm Klein has already missed a large portion of both the offseason conditioning and fall practice, so chances that he'll even be the first LB off the bench are slim. If anything Klein will most likely be serving on the kickoff coverage team. Klein will also be suspended at minimum two games, possibly three.