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Verbals are great but we all saw George Pickens flip last year. Until I see Bigsby breaking tackles in JH, I'm not getting too excited.
Great weekend of playoff baseball. It's mid June and AU Baseball is still in the mix. Wow! Keep playing hard. WDE
TMI my friend - Paris is now scouring property records across Duval County in an attempt to triangulate your location. Keep your head on a swivel.
I disagree. Taking the Bama job is not a dip down. The pressure to win in T-town is far greater than anything he'll ever experience in Cleveland. I think Bama could easily lure him away from the NFL. If Nick likes Kitchens, he and Byrne will put together a package that will be hard to turn down. Kitchen's wife is also a Bama grad. As long as the money is right, would they rather live in Cleveland or come home to Alabama? They also have two small daughters -- there's the family thing to consider as well. If I was a Bama fan, I'd be rooting for Kitchens to win in Cleveland.
Odd photo choice for this article - isn't that from two seasons ago? And can someone get Kirby a jacket that fits ...
You're missing an obvious current NFL coach - Freddie Kitchens, former Bama QB (93-97). If he wins in Cleveland, he'd be on my short list. Just looking at his talent - Mayfield, Chubb, OBJ, Landry, Callaway - I believe the Browns will contend in AFC North and could challenge for the Conference.
I'll date myself with this reference, but I see Dabo taking the Vince Dooley path. Dooley played and coached (as an Asst) at Auburn, but once he took the HC job in Athens, he never left. Even when Shug Jordan retired in 1975 and Auburn offered the job to Dooley, he turned it down. After a highly successful 24 yr coaching career, he did another 25 yrs as AD.
Road win at Auburn was a positive sign - but Pruitt got zero traction from that. No one thinks Pruitt is ready to take the Bama job tomorrow - besides, Nick isn't leaving anytime soon. The article suggested Pruitt "looks" like a guy who might be ready in 3-5 years. Let's say Pruitt wins 8 games this year and then posts two 10 win seasons ('20 & '21) but loses to Bama & UGA both years. Would that be good enough in Tuscaloosa?
This is fake news. Kirby is a clip-on guy
don't you mean "in a bounce-around" career JUST like McCarron? No one knows Stidham's upside. He'll get snaps pre-season and have a shot to become QB2. Beyond that, we won't see him - barring injury to Brady.
The trifecta makes it an easier choice - but what if all he does is win the East once or twice, but never beats Saban in regular season and never wins the conference - is that enough?
What does Pruitt have to do in the next 5 yrs for Bama fans to say 'Yes' to the hire? Beat Bama once or twice? Win the East? Win SEC?
Willis is a huge question mark for me - his sample size is small and many of his reps were Wildcat/Trick play formations when he was expected to make a big play. I believe Willis is a capable QB but my $$ is on Gatewood at this point.
Standing by for the Herbert -vs- Fromm debate. Since we don't have any Oregon fans on SDS, maybe TruVol(Dawg) will volunteer to represent the Ducks and defend Herbert.
I like Stidham and wish him well, but he def regressed from '17 to '18. Blame Gus ... but there is plenty of game tape where his decisions were too slow or he flat out missed seeing wide open receivers. His demeanor is extremely mild mannered. I don't need a hot-head or cheerleader, but even Brady shows his emotions from time to time. Great opp to study/learn from the GOAT ... but very tough place to play. Boston's fanbase has grown accustomed to winning -- anything less will bring out the boo-birds if/when Stidham gets to play.
Darth, not taking anything away from Vols or Pruitt, but 3 easy reasons UT edged out Auburn last year. AU committed 3 turnovers; Chip Lindsey (Gus) ran a vanilla offense ; defensive secondary was out of position all day (G'tano threw for 320+ yds w/ no INTs). I'd like to see UT get some traction in the East - no clue if Pruitt is the guy to do that, but right now it looks like everyone is playing for 2nd place behind UGA.
According to McElwain's wiki page, he was college roommates with Colin Cowherd. That confirms everything for me.
Amazing accomplishment. Congrats to Magnum. Hard to believe Furniss never made it past AA ball. But that was the height of MLB's steroid era ... different game 20 yrs ago.
@LSUSMC, I'm surprised by these WR commitments - even though they're meaningless until ESD. Not that LSU isn't a solid program ... only that the QB position is unknown after this year. Brennan, Parrish, perhaps another true freshman in 2020??? Side note - ignore the troll. He thrives on your replies. Don't give him that satisfaction.
Most of these players will all be working for Vince McMahon in the near future.
I didn't see a single mock draft that had Jones earlier than 3rd round. Some projected he'd go undrafted. He certainly looks like Opie 2.0 ... for what that's worth. NYG did well with 2nd & 3rd picks - maybe it turns out to be a wash.
The halcyon days of Raider football are remembered only in grainy highlight reels narrated by Ed Sabol. Gruden is a jack-wagon IMO and his death-grip on this team will end badly. I feel sorry for every player current/future that has to endure his term as HC.
yep, so i'm the idiot who failed to fact check. My bad - I thought 2013 was the first year Louisville joined ... it was actually 2014.
MattyJ - Hello? Louisville (Bridgewater) is in the ACC. Murray, McCarron and Garappollo were all drafted in 2014. C'mon brother, check your facts before posting. You're normally on-target ... The 2014 draft is an interesting sample for QBs - go back and look at where guys were pre-draft, the order they were actually selected, and where they are today. That was my point about "crap shoot"
Let it go BT. You tried to flame me and you were dead-a$$ wrong. Good for you for admitting the error ... bad look trying to salvage it with your lame "my point still stands". Sorry pal, that's not how this works. You should get a job writing for the WaPo. They don't fact check anything either.
Yep, based on her IG, she's a very "confident" young lady. Things that make you go Hmmmmmm?
*Bortles (UCF) not a P5 product - included him because he was on the national radar that year.
^Total crap shoot. Perfect example Garoppolo (E. Illinois - 2013). Aside from football insiders who saw his talent, no one was talking about this FCS product. We were all focused on P5 QBs that year. Johnny Manziel Teddy Bridgewater Tajh Boyd Blake Bortles AJ McCarron Aaron Murray Zach Mettenberger After 4 years in NE, the Niners & Garoppolo signed the largest contract in NFL history (5 yrs @ $137.5 million). So argue all you want about Fromm - fact is none of us know his NFL potential.