"Rodrick Williams Jr.'s 10-month old, 2-foot-long savannah monitor named "Kill" gets the RB some strange looks when they go for walks together."
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|2 weeks 4 days ago||Johnny V's||
Come on down on September 3rd. There's a large NROTC contingent that serves in the SD area, and they all go to Johnny V's (now that PB B&G is gone).
|12 weeks 21 hours ago||I'm down in Jacksonville||
Enjoying some local Cigar City New Belgium. Jacksonville is underrated as far as craft beers go.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||I can speak to the Hogwarts thing||
Avon Old Farms cafeteria is a mix between Hogwarts and The Shire. I wrestled against them when I went to Phillips Academy. Actually got to see Mike Cox wrestle, too.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||I get the feeling||
That they'll take a small step back before breaking through in two years. They lose Cobb and Maxxxxxx Williams, who was all of their offense. They even lose their back up RB in Kirkwood, so they'll be breaking in someone completely new. Plus, the interior of the line loses their two studs. Below average offense with solid defense makes me think 6-6.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Stanford||
was also pretty young, if I recall. They ended the year on a roll by denying Cal a bowl bid, UCLA a conference championship bid, and thrashing Maryland. Defense was top ten, and offense was young. They'll be good.
Edit: They lose a lot from that defense. Eight starters. Definitely not top ten, but top 25.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||MacIntyre is a David Cutcliffe disciple||
and has them on a Duke trajectory. They were 4-8 and 5-7 early on, but then had two 3-9 years. Fifth year had them going 6-7, and then they broke through in year six. With the lack of AD support Colorado has, and the mess he inherited, MacIntyre has to be given time. Next year will be slight improvement at 4-8/5-7. They almost beat Oregon St., Cal, UCLA, and Utah, plus had competitive games with ASU and Washington. They'll get a few of those next year.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||As a point of comparison,||
Initial Harbaugh OL recruits at Stanford include David DeCastro and Jonathan Martin, both in the 6'5, 280-285 lb. range. After seeing how Chris Fox "developed," I'm anxious for kids that big coming out of high school.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Greg Robinson||
has turned things around defensively at Texas. While only one of those games was against an impressive offense (OU), their defense is more than competent. We'll see how they fare against the likes of Baylor and Okie St, but I have more confidence in Greg Robinson RIGHT NOW than I do in Al Borges. That's how bad he's been.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I'm sure everyone knows the stat, but...||
(If TL:DR, I say 21-17)
...In the last 43 years of the rivalry, the team that runs the ball better has won 40 times. With that said, Michigan has found ways to run the ball on good rushing defenses, like Notre Dame, to a respectable level. On the other side, MSU has quietly produced their best rushing offense in years, ranking in the top 40. Both rush defenses are in the top ten, but MSU's is on another level there. The strategy has to be to set up the run with middle of the field passing. Force the LB's to respect the middle of the field, thus having them on their heels a bit, and Michigan can carve out some ground yardage. On defense, it should be noted that Greg Mattison has had an extra week to draw up something for a pretty pedestrian MSU offense. One more week to draw up blitzes and incorporate Jake Ryan into the fray. I suspect Michigan manufactures enough points and shuts them down, mostly.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||No shit||
|1 year 49 weeks ago||28-0 BAMA at Halftime||
|1 year 52 weeks ago||First||
Play action out to Gallon for 9.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||God, Derrick Green||
What a fatty! Gorgeous Borges, on the other hand...
|2 years 5 weeks ago||An entire team of Tim Howards||
God's will be done.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Utter||
|2 years 5 weeks ago||We do have||
lots of backups in right now. What's exciting is there is a lot of room to improve, when the Clint Dempseys and Tim Howards return.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||If the team wins the Big Ten, they'll say...||
THIS ONE'S FOR JON!!!
a la Broncos owner to John Elway
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Looks like they recruited||
play by play guys from pro league teams to bolster their announcing crews. Chris Denari is a Pacer's play by play guy, and Matt Devlin does the Raptors. Paul Burmeister does AFL games, too. The Big Ten Network football announcers have been, unfortunately and in my opinion, pretty poor in the past, so hopefully these new guys can elevate the quality.
The poor announcers do not include Wayne Larrivee, who I miss greatly.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||He stated...||
that his ankle wasn't 100% on Rivals. Plus, he beat sevral top tackles, just not the top ones like Prince. He's a 3/5 tech for sure.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I saw both of them enter the South Quad's||
Student Conflict Resolution center at different times this past term. Each time with some type of parental figure. I would've guessed it was them based on that, but I didn't want to throw random speculation out there.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||For a moment, I rejoiced rapturously||
Because I thought you were referring to Mike Valenti. But both teams you refer to are enjoyable.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||It was coming...||
but that doesn't make it any easier. The guy was an inspiration to any lover of movies.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Hmm...||
1) Fiction (Drake Johnson buzz sounds a lot like Rawls buzz)
2) Fact (Kind of by default, as Jeremy Jackson and Joe Reynolds are two guys that don't seem on the verge of breaking out)
3) Fact (Braden and Kalis)
4) Fiction (Borges has talked about it, but it will only be sprinkled in)
5) Fiction (Defensive switch was an emergency one, not permanent)
6) Fiction (D Line is Clark, Washington, Pipkins and Heitzman, but Wormley will be key rotational guy)
7) Fiction (Morgan and Ross are a good rotation, depending on defensive scheme, like speed offense versus power)
9) False (Countess, Taylor, Avery, but one might get into dime packages)
10) Fiction (Jarrod Wilson?)
|2 years 24 weeks ago||That's why...||
I qualified my statement by saying I'm not sure I believe it. Of course you always take local word of mouth with a grain of salt, in the same way we take the local coach's praise with a grain of salt. It's a little opinion by people closer to the program to tide us over until we see him scouted better.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||FWIW||
My family has friends who've lived in Richmond for awhile, and the locals say he might be better than Russell Wilson (played at Collegiate). I'm not saying I believe it, but it's always nice to hear your under the radar QB commit might be NFL quality one day.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||With a weight limit...||
comes stories of players cutting weight in an unhealthy way (a la wrestling). Media sources like ESPN will always find something to make a big stink about. I say we switch to Sarcastiball.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||There's a chance Gruden...||
who coached with Trestman in 2001, was approached by the Bears. In turn, Gruden might have recommended him. I think he's a solid, if not great, hire.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Blaming Nebraska on Borges is like||
blaming Stan Marsh for not beating the Red Wings (South Park, anyone?)
|2 years 33 weeks ago||It's amazing to see||
how many freshmen played in this game. Bolden, Ross, Richardson, Houma, Ojemudia, Pipkins, and I'm sure they're are others. And all except maybe Richardson made key plays in the game (Bolden TFL on the screen, Ojemudia forced fumble, Houma key blocks for Denard, etc.).
|2 years 33 weeks ago||This Iowa team took Indiana to the wire||
Should we expect to beat Indiana?
Caveats about transitive property and the difference between home and road games in the Big Ten apply.