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Urban Meyer Back at it Again

6 Mar

Ohio State new head football coach is back to what he loves best, recruiting. He has his eyes on the quick, speedy wide receiver LaQuon Treadwell from Crete, Illinois. Treadwell is a 6`3, 185 pound wide receiver that runs a 4.40 40-yard dash.

Treadwell is a prospect in the 2013 class.

Last season, he totaled 75 receptions for 1,400 yards and 18 touchdowns. He is clearly a complete mold of Meyer’s ideal wide receiver.

He has offers from Arkansas, Alabama, Michigan State, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Minnesota, Notre Dame, USC, Illinois, and Oklahoma State.

Urban Meyer To Make $4,000,000 a Year

29 Nov

Urban Meyer new coach of Ohio State University will be paid for $4 million a year. However, this may end up being a profitable investment on the field, off I’m not so sure.

Urban Meyer’s University of Florida teams weren’t the best behaved group of kids. Thus, for a university that has problems with discipline to hire a guy with questionable player character issues isn’t a good choice. Nevertheless, if we look a pure football performance, it’s hard to question Meyer and his ability to develop and recruit players into great teams.

With an overall coaching record of 104-23 over 10 seasons is good enough for Ohio State. Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith said Meyer was an “outstanding recruiter who can attract some of the best home state players to Columbus”

Ohio State Head Coach Jim Tressel Resigns

30 May

The Columbus Dispatch reportedly obtained a memo from Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee that states Jim Tressel has announced his letter of resignation.

The memo was sent to Ohio State University trustee Monday morning states:

“I write to let you know that later this morning we will be announcing the resignation of Jim Tressel as head coach of the University’s football program. As you all know, I appointed a special committee to analyze and provide advice to me regarding issues attendant to our football program. In consultation with the senior leadership of the University and the senior leadership of the Board, I have been actively reviewing the matter and have accepted Coach Tressel’s resignation.

Assistant Coach Luke Fickell will serve as interim coach all of next season

This news isn’t quite shocking because of the allegations the football program has been under in recent months. However, Tressel made a pact with his star players accused to committed wrongdoings to stay at the program and serve a five game suspension. He was also planned to serve said suspension and return to coach the team afterward.

Below is a video from ESPN looking at the legacy of Tressel coaching career at OSU.

Ohio State releases Dept. of Justice letter

28 Apr

On December 7th Ohio State University received a letter from the United States Justice Department about Ohio State memorabilia that was seized from a tattoo parlor owner in Columbus Ohio. The letter triggered investigations from the University and the NCAA. Today they decicied to release the letter.

Click to view the letter http://media.cleveland.com/osu_impact/other/OhioStateDOJletter.pdf

They began looking into the violations by six members of the Ohio State football team for exchanging memorabilia for tattoos.

2011 NFL Mock Draft

29 Mar
  1. Carolina Panthers – Blaine Gabbert (QB) Missouri
  2. Denver Broncos – Marcell Dareus (DT) Alabama
  3. Buffalo Bills – Von Miller (OLB) Texas A&M
  4. Cincinnati Bengals – Cam Newton (QB) Auburn
  5. Arizona Cardinals – Patrick Peterson (CB) LSU
  6. Cleveland Browns – Da’Quan Bowers (DE) Clemson
  7. San Francisco 49ers – Prince Amukamara (CB) Nebraska
  8. Tennessee Titans – Nick Fairley (DT) Auburn
  9. Dallas Cowboys – J.J. Watt (DE) Wisconsin
  10. Washington Redskins – A.J. Green (WR) Georgia
  11. Houston Texans – Aldon Smith (OLB) Missouri
  12. Minnesota Vikings – Robert Quinn (DE) North Carolina
  13. Detroit Lions – Tyron Smith (OT) USC
  14. St. Louis Rams – Julio Jones (WR) Alabama
  15. Miami Dolphins – Mark Ingram (RB) Alabama
  16. Jacksonville Jaguars – Ryan Kerrigan (DE) Purdue
  17. New England Patriots – Mike Pouncey (OG/C) Flordia
  18. San Diego Chargers – Cameron Jordan (DE) Cal
  19. New York Giants – Anthony Castonzo (OT) Boston College
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Adrian Clayborn (DE) Iowa
  21. Kansas City Chiefs – Nate Solder (OT) Colorado
  22. Indianapolis Colts – Gabe Carimi (OT) Wisconsin
  23. Philadelphia Eagles – Jimmy Smith (CB) Colorado
  24. New Orleans Saints – Cameron Heyward (DE) Ohio State
  25. Seattle Seahawks – Jake Locker (QB) Washington
  26. Baltimore Ravens – Brandon Harris (CB) Miami
  27. Atlanta Falcons – Justin Houston (DE) Georgia
  28. New England Patriots – Muhammad Wilkerson (DE) Temple
  29. Chicago Bears – Corey Liuget (DT) Illinois
  30. New York Jets – Stephen Paea (DT) Oregon State
  31. Pittsburgh Steelers – Aaron Williams (CB) Texas
  32. Green Bay Packers – Akeem Ayers (OLB) UCLA

2011 Mock Draft by Coach Kennedy

The Carolina Panthers are being tight lipped about their decision for the number one pick. It’s a good strategy because it gives them the latitude to make a multitude of moves to better their draft picks in the 2011 draft or drive up interest for the top pick for teams that need a quarterback. However, I think they will keep the number one pick and select Gabbert to be their franchise QB.

 

The Buffalo Bills are the start of the turmoil for many teams. I happen to think the bills will take a hard look at Cam Newton.  However, they will go with a pass rusher. Last season they took a chance on Shawne Merriman and it’s too early to judge. Bills fans know that they need to have a great defense to keep up with the teams in their division. Thus, Miller would be a good fit.

 

Bengal fans are in the middle of a QB vs Owner war. If the owner feels that his starting QB won’t return then I think the Bengals would pick a QB at this spot. Cam Newton is still on the board and has a lot of talent.

 

The Cardinals draft room will be upset with Cam Netwon being off the board. They will execute plan B and either wait for a QB in later rounds or get a worthy veteran to take over the position. Their selection will likely be a CB to step into their secondary with Rodgers-Cromartie.

 

This pick for the Browns is interesting. Most would probably pick a WR with this pick but the Browns need a good outside pass rusher. With Von Miller gone they will take a chance on Bowers.

 

Cowboy fans like to get flashy players in the first round. But they have a ton of needs on the defensive side of the ball. I think they will fill one with J.J. Watt. Though, not flashy, he would be productive in Ryan’s defense.

 

The Cowboys division rival picks at the tenth spot. The Redskins would be overwhelmed with AJ Green still being on the board. And they won’t waste any time turning in the pick.

 

With Wade Phillips taking over as defensive coordinator, the Texans will need to work on filling needs through the draft. I think they want to address the secondary first; however, a quality CB at this point isn’t available. So they will address their pass rush and select Missouri’s Aldon Smith.

 

Sam Bradford would love to see Julio Jones being left on the board at 14. He needs a true number one receiver to began building off the success of last season.

 

I think the Patriots will have the best draft in 2011. And to start off they will select an offensive lineman. Either they will address tackle or guard. I feel they will take Florida’s Mike Pouncey to work opposite of Logan Mankins.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs is in need of a quality right tackle. They will take one at this pick.

 

Seattle Seahawks fans would love to see Washington’s Jake Locker become their franchise QB. It’s a bit of a leap to reach for him this early but I think they would pull the trigger. It is a good pick and would help with public relations and franchise appeal. Besides Locker’s college coach is one of Pete Carroll’s former assistants at USC.

 

The New York Jets need to address the defensive tackle position. Yes, Jenkins is a great DT. However, he has a tendency to get injured. They will take a DT and probably Paea from Oregon State.

 

 

Michigan RB Coach Wants MSU, OSU

14 Mar

Michigan football over the past few years hasn’t lived up to its storied history as a football powerhouse. Their down fall started under the direction of Lloyd Carr and continued under Rich Rodriguez. This season they are hoping to begin their turn around under new head coach Brady Hoke.

When Hoke was hired, he spoke about bring the tradition back to Michigan Football. Part of that tradition is winning and beating their hated rivals. However, recently many football rivalries were dwindled because of the lack of production of the wolverines. This doesn’t sit well with the new coaching staff. New running backs coach Fred Jackson reflected on losing three games to Michigan State and Ohio State over the last three years.

He said “We’ve got to get back at them.” Though he realizes the past is hard to stomach, he also knows it’s important for future success. Jackson said, “People think we’re knocked down. I’m excited about the attitude and the approach to it. If you walk every day of your life and take certain stuff, you’ve got to get back.”

Recruiting Spotlight: Jacob Williams

25 Feb

The great Vince Lombardi once said, “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” Well Jacob Williams doesn’t have to worry about that. This 5`8, 155 pound football player is a pure explosive playmaker. He reminds me of players like DeSean Jackson, Percy Harvin, Nnamdi Asomugha, and one of his sports heroes Champ Bailey with his great ball skills and speed.

Williams plays cornerback on the defensive side of the ball and wide receiver in the team’s pistol offense. He also handles the punt and kick return duties for St. Francis. In the 40 yard dash he runs a 4.65. Check out this exceptional player for yourself. Jersey Number: #10

He has received several honors for his play and leadership. He has 3 MVP awards, an Inspirational Player award, and Defensive Back award. Not only is he a great football player, he is a great student as well. Williams has a 3.2 GPA. These accolades haven’t gone unnoticed. Schools like Alberta, Bishop’s, Mount Allison, Waterloo, British Columbia, STFX, York, Western, Toronto, Wilfred Laurier, and Windsor has all shown interest in Williams.

St. Francis High School (Calgary, AB, Canada)
Class of 2011
Contact Information

(403) 210-0558
jw010@live.com

Bowl Schedule & Preview

7 Dec

The full bowl schedule is out and most of the games seem to be great matchups. However, some of the bowl names are a little outrageous. Nevertheless, we will all enjoy the games. BCS games listed last. The complete list of the games are pictured below

Fiesta Bowl Preview

Holiday Bowl Preview

Outback Bowl Preview

Music City Bowl Preview

Insight Bowl Preview

Hyundai Sun Bowl Preview

Rose Bowl Preview

Alamo Bowl Preview

Capital One Bowl Preview

BCS Bowl Predictions

30 Nov

Ok I think its time to update my BCS Bowl predictions. After sitting watching football all weekend I think I may have a little bit more of a hunch of who will be where. Even though, I do have doubts if TCU should play in either the Fiesta or Rose Bowl.

Leave your comments below

Last Week Picks

Fiesta Bowl- Nebraska vs. WVU
Rose Bowl- Ohio State vs. Stanford
Orange Bowl- Wisconsin vs. Virginia Tech
Sugar Bowl- LSU vs. TCU
National Championship- Boise State vs. Oregon

Current Picks

Fiesta Bowl- Oklahoma vs. TCU
Rose Bowl- Wisconsin vs. Stanford
Orange Bowl- WVU vs. Virginia Tech
Sugar Bowl- Ohio State vs. Arkansas
National Championship- Auburn vs. Oregon

College Football Preview

25 Nov

As we reach nearer to the end of the college football season, we must first play conference rivalry games. This week we have some of the best games of the year. Along with the importance of the games as it relates to records, many of these weekend games are some of the schools most envied opponents. So as sit and enjoy this great holiday…enjoy some great football.