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|1 week 2 days 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 weeks 8 hours ago||For a moment, I rejoiced rapturously||
Because I thought you were referring to Mike Valenti. But both teams you refer to are enjoyable.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||It was coming...||
but that doesn't make it any easier. The guy was an inspiration to any lover of movies.
|9 weeks 3 days 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?)
|10 weeks 3 days 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.
|10 weeks 3 days 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.
|15 weeks 6 days 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.
|17 weeks 6 days 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.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Blaming Nebraska on Borges is like||
blaming Stan Marsh for not beating the Red Wings (South Park, anyone?)
|19 weeks 2 days 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.).
|19 weeks 3 days 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.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Im hoping for||
Bane to blow up the Stadium
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Just to add to UA news||
the word on Rivals about Kugler is that he's dominated. Tim Sullivan (YTTS) talks about that he's only been beaten in one on ones once or twice. I wish he was enrolling early to get some strength to find rotation time next year.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Best of luck||
to Bell. He's a special player. It's better for him, too. He can't afford another 400 carries to hinder a future in the pros.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Wow, we can say Steve Threet||
was better than Chad Henne at something. Rushing Yards. Double Threet!!
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Losses like Sims||
and potentially Bell will start to show how far MSU recruiting has fallen since Hoke started. Especially offensively. Marky Mark needs to expand recruiting past the international or universal into another dimension
|20 weeks 14 min ago||They were supposed to be awful this year||
and Bill O'Brien did well. They actually don't lose much on offense outside McGloin (who is surely replaceable). The return a 1,000 yard receiver, two good backs, and 3/5 of their line. Defense loses a lot (Mauti, Hill, Hodges), but they've recruited well enough in the past to suggest their defense won't be awful (when's the last time Penn State had a bad defense). Years 3 and 4 are where you start to see the attrition affect things, but O'Brien is a good enough coach to hold together a respectable team.
|20 weeks 20 min ago||It's not only how well the line meshes||
But if any of the line can effectively play center. Jack Miller and Graham Glasgow were the back ups this year, so we'll see if they're ready. However, Molk was never effectively replaced by Mealer, who was fine (definitely not stellar). I agree the skill positions will be fine, maybe even more than fine, and the guard play should improve as the year goes forward with big guys like Kalis, Bryant, and Braden, but the biggest need is better center play.
|20 weeks 2 hours ago||I see 11-1 going into the BIG Ten Champiosnhip||
These probably require more explanation, but snap thoughts.
Central- Should be a decent MAC team, good RB in Zurlon Tipton, but it's a win.
Notre Dame- This Notre Dame resurgence this year was truly shocking when you think about it. They're defense was good last year, but they lost most of their secondary and one of their future studs in Aaron Lynch. Yet they produced an elite defense. So betting on their demise is probably foolish. However, they lose three big receivers (Eifert, Jones, and Toma) and 4 linemen. They'll be able to replace Wood/Riddick with Atkinson, and Golson should be more comfortable, but they're defense won't reach this year's level, and the o won't improve drastically. Plus, Michigan shut them down this year, and should play better O at home. Win.
Akron- Bad Mac Team, next
@Uconn- 5-7 Big East team, so you would guess that we're better. Plus, I've actually had the misfortune of attending a game in Storrs, and that stadium is not intimidating. I saw Navy pummel them there 41-17. Not loud, not big, football team is eh. Win
Minny- Jerry Kill will have Minnesota at Northwestern-esque levels soon. 7-9 wins every year. The way they were able to hang with a more talented Texas Tech team really impressed me, and the fact they were in a bowl is impressive considering they were a tire fire last year. Still, Brady Hoke at home versus an team this caliber is a W.
@PSU-Here's where I see our loss. They don't lose much on offense, and if Bill O'Brien can turn McGloin around, then he should turn better recruits into better QB's. Lastly, I haven't seen Brady Hoke win a big road game yet. Against an offense I expect to be good, like PSU, this is a tough road game. L
Indiana- Good offense, awful defense, we should win at home. W
@MSU- First big road win here for Hoke. They're going to lose Bell, and they still have huge issues at QB. Year after year we here about how the line there is going to finally step up, and each year it underwhelms. I see a similarly defensive game, because they play like al-Qaeda against us, but we're better equipped to take on a D like that with Gardner (they let up huge passing plays, not huge runs).
Nebraska- They return an O we shut down for the most part. They lose 8 guys from a bad defense that could only stop the Bellomy's of the world. We shut them down and torch them like in 2011.
@NW-Lots of people see a loss here. I don't, because of how Greg Mattison responds to bad defensive performances. This year, the D responded to bad performances against ND and OSU from 2011 and kept the team in the game. Next year, he'll draw up a plan to neutralize NW unlike this year. It'll probably involve our improvement on the D-Line with Pipkins and another year of Q Wash coupled with better LB speed from Bolden and Ross. Offense should score like always.
@Iowa-They should improve, they always seem to under Ferentz when nobody likes them, but the talent gap was clear this year. They don't have the guys waiting in the wings at QB and RB (lol) to fuel a huge offensive resurgence. Sloppy, but good win.
OSU-After the way the D contained Braxton this year, and the O showed flashes before going into a shell (and the offensive creativity against South Carolina), the potential is there to correct the past game's wrongs. I see this rivalry as a back and forth affair until Urban's gone, and the game shifts to Michigan. W
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I love||
that two of the "project" recruits (Taco and LTT) are EE. Get them in the weightroom and with the coaches as soon as possible.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Too upset after Nebraska||
That call to take back the Penn St. touchdown was atrocious. I'm trying to judge as objectively as I can, and that ball was over the plain of the goal line. Maybe Nebraska still wins, but that call was awful.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Play by the play is good||
Color is clearly nervous.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||82-46||
In an effort just to be helpful, game is on BTN.com and is being done by BigTenStudentU. I didn't say on MGoBlue, so I figured I'd share that, since I'd heard some confusion.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I have a love hate relationship||
with our misdirection running game. Against MSU, where these plays take a lot of time to develop, there's too many defenders around the ball before the runner gets going. I love the big play potential against teams that don't fanatically blitz like MSU, but watching the video, I'm screaming for more of the quick hitter plays to Fitz or by Denard. It seems to me that too many of the plays took too long to get going before the backfield was swarmed.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Size isn't as important||
For their o-line. They cut block like crazy, which all academy teams do with smaller linemen. Seeing teams like Air Force and Navy have success against the likes of TCU recently (400 plus yards) and Ohio St. In 2009 (31-27) have me worried about our shoddy tackling D.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Picks are In:||
USC: I could see them losing one game they shouldn't (a la Oregon State or Cal when Carroll was there), but I see LSU and Alabama losing at least once each as well. USC has a better chance at going undefeated in the PAC 12 than they do.
South Carolina (the other USC)- They quietly put together a pretty solid season last year. I think a lot of people are sleeping on them. That defense can stick with anyone in the SEC, and I think they finally found balance with Lattimore and Connor Shaw, who makes fewer mistakes (on and off the field) than Stephen Garcia.
Clemson- This was a tough one, as I think they aren't the best team on this list. West Virginia is clearly better (70-33, am i right?), and MSU could probably shut them down, too. This was a more, "Clemson has the easier schedule," pick than anything else. Also, am I the only one who thinks Wisconsin is massively overrated? Defense collapsed at the end of the year (twice against MSU, once against Ohio, not the best offenses, for sure), and Russel Wilson bailed them out in a way Danny O'Brien will not.
TCU-I think they're on par with Oklahoma State, but I give them a slight edge, because of quarterback continuity. Also, they might have the best defense in the Big 12 other than Texas.
Boise St.- They're beating MSU. And everyone else. And will still get snubbed from the title game.
Virginia-Another one of those teams that quietly snuck through the cracks to have a solid season. Mike London notched a couple top 25 wins for them last year, and though they return only 11 starters, I think they can sneak up on some teams still.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||I wouldn't sleep on Boise||
They went through similar turnover when Kellen Moore got there, and his record was okay (50-3). With the amount of high draft picks they're producing, and the fact they've beaten Oregon twice, VT once, and Georgia once (by more than State did last year), I'd say MSU is going to have their hands full.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Thoughts and Prayers||
I wonder if this might pull back the physicality of practice. In general, I bet it's hard for Hoke to balance a physical camp with looking out for the safety of his players.
|40 weeks 9 hours ago||I'm so shamefully sorry...||
I saw what I wanted to see.
|40 weeks 9 hours ago||This just reminds me||
that MSU has a player on their baseball team named Trey Poop. I bet he had a hand in this...