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|25 min 23 sec ago||Does Cal still have their||
Does Cal still have their starting pitcher in?
|27 min 21 sec ago||Awesome, thanks! Top of the||
Awesome, thanks! Top of the sixth?
|49 min 11 sec ago||Thanks for the updates||
Thanks for the updates everyone. I can't watch today and my phone won't do watch ESPN because of my provider. So keep the updates coming.
|4 hours 10 min ago||Thanks Tim, but I make like||
Thanks Tim, but I make like triple that without even leaving my bed, if you know what I mean.
|15 hours 23 min ago||Don't get me wrong, I'm||
Don't get me wrong, I'm totally on board with it, but I feel like balls-to-the-walls is not an oft used adjective for Scotch. But perhaps it should be.
|23 hours 51 min ago||I did not know about this||
I did not know about this holiday. But I have a bottle of 12 year Macallan at home that should do. Any excuse is a good excuse I suppose.
|1 day 50 min ago||They haven't given up an out?||
They haven't given up an out? Whoa. DOMINATE.
|1 day 53 min ago||Michigan wins 5-0. Go Blue.||
Michigan wins 5-0. Go Blue.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Still 4-0 through 5,||
Still 4-0 through 5, Driesenga is nearing 100 pitches.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Best line from the||
Best line from the OSU-Cornell halftime analysis: "Andy Bernard is a happy man right now."
|1 day 1 hour ago||OK, that's another thing||
OK, that's another thing altogether, and certainly more important.
My point wasn't necessarily about Jones specifically, just the overall point. It seems like OL height for recruits (and college players) is similar 40 times for other guys. It seems that every OT at a major college is 6'6" or above, yet so many of the NFL guys are below that. And it's not that the NFL wants shorter guys, it's just that a lot of those guys who are 6'6" as recruits and college players are actually 6'4.5" or so, and are listed as such on their NFL rosters.
So just how we shouldn't get upset when one of our CB recruits doesn't run a 4.5 when he's timed electronically, we should react similarly when an OL recruit comes up an inch or so shorter when measured at a camp.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Yes, they've all been 6'6" or||
Yes, they've all been 6'6" or above according to M's roster, but as you've pointed out yourself, those are usually exaggerated by an inch or more (as evidenced by the heights our guys are measured at for the draft and so on).
So Jamarco Jones being measured at a legit 6'4" at a camp probably means he's actually as tall as the guys listed at 6'5" or 6'6" on our roster.
That said, although wingspan is usually correlated to height, it can vary a ton. It's very realistic that one guy could be two inches shorter than another, but have a wingspan that is two inches longer, or more.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Do people really call him||
Do people really call him MavRob?
Ferris State might be sick this year.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I thought your post was||
I thought your post was perfect.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Yeah I've heard similar||
Yeah I've heard similar things, but he's still a true freshman, and small for an OL. Once he adds 20 more pounds and spends another year taking reps, he'll be a lot different. He has all the tools and the frame, he just needs to add the bulk and the technique.
|1 day 18 hours ago||True, but it's not like this||
True, but it's not like this was a controversial call that he wanted to clear up. If this had been a debate ever since and he came out and said he was wrong, that would be big of him. It's not that impressive to admit to something everyone already knows.
|1 day 18 hours ago||So he went his own path by||
So he went his own path by playing where his dad played?
|1 day 18 hours ago||I was thinking the same||
I was thinking the same thing. You sometimes here people say that if they get a terrible disease that they just want to be put out of their misery. And some poeple just go ahead and do it.
My grandfather died of Parkinson's, but before he died, he spent about 10 shitty years alive. Hard on him, maybe harder on my grandmother. Had he known what he was really in for, I wouldn't be surprised if he had done the same.
|1 day 18 hours ago||In most things in life, it's||
In most things in life, it's best not to go about it the Maradona way.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Yes - it was a perfect game||
Yes - it was a perfect game before that hit. Only one baserunner so far for Valpo.
|1 day 18 hours ago||The announcer just jinxed it!||
The announcer just jinxed it! Damn you announcer guy!
|1 day 18 hours ago||If he were on MGoBlog I would||
If he were on MGoBlog I would neg bang him right in the mouth.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Kyron Watson.||
|1 day 19 hours ago||Yeah, I agree. If I'm a||
Yeah, I agree. If I'm a reporter of any kind, I'm making money off of the subjects I write about without paying them anything. How is the guy who reports on HS sports for the local newspaper any different from the guys at Rivals?
|1 day 19 hours ago||Not really. Different kids'||
Not really. Different kids' hightlight videos emphasize different things. Shane didn't show off "inhuman" accuracy in his highlights, but instead showed off his arm strength. It's not like he had four minutes of hitting guys in stride.
Speight had lots and lots of throws where he fits a ball in perfectly. Most QBs don't have highlight videos like that because they'd have to show the same 7 perfect throws over and over again.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Yeah, I disagree with that as||
Yeah, I disagree with that as well. Not every OT is 6'6" (in fact most aren't) and he's a great OL prospect. We have a lot of guys right now who could play OT or OG, and though Jones might end up a guard, his height will not keep him from playing tackle.
People put way too much emphasis on height for these guys, especially since (like 40 times) most of them are exaggerated by an inch or two. Plus, not every 6'7" guy has longer arms than every 6'4" guy, and that's the important part anyway.
|1 day 20 hours ago||I know the excitement dropped||
I know the excitement dropped a lot on LTT because of his weight or how raw he is, but there's a reason every major program in the country offered him (Alabama, FSU, OSU, ND, USC to name a few). He has the frame to get there. He needs to put in a lot of work, but his attitude and the fact that he was able to drop so much weight before coming to campus, and the fact that he enrolled early suggests he could get there.
That said, no one should sleep on Magnuson either. Between those two, I think we should be at least solid at LT for a while (and we'll be much better than that at every other OL spot).
|1 day 20 hours ago||Roderick Johnson would be a||
Roderick Johnson would be a great pick up. He looks really good.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Exactly. I bet every one of||
Exactly. I bet every one of those guys was listed at 6'6" or taller as a recruit.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Oops, sorry. He might also||
Oops, sorry. He might also play kitchen sink.