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Dr. Tim Whatley

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Comment 03 Aug 2017

This poll means absolutely nothing so I really couldn't care less where we are ranked in it. But that being said, it's laughable that Michigan is #9 and OSU is ahead of us. 

Comment 01 Aug 2017

It seems like a good portion of our fan base thinks Trace is what he is and what we saw last year is exactly what we will get for the next two years (at least this is what I've gathered from conversations with friends and comments like these).  I don't understand this perspective at all.  He was a sophomore last year starting for the first time. He certainly has areas where he can improve and I'm sure that has been a focus during the off season.  The O-line will be better, which can only help him.  And as this article points out, year two in Moorhead's offense will most likely result in improvement across the board.  I'm excited to see his development in year two and I'm excited that we have a really good back up that the coaching staff believes it can with with if we need him.   

Comment 24 Jul 2017

I don't really care about the margin of the blowout.  That's not really who we are and you can thoroughly dominate a team without embarrassing them to the tune of 70 points. That being said, I hope we drop 80 on Pitt. 

Comment 21 Jul 2017

You're crazy if you don't think he's a good coach after an 11-3 season, big ten title, recruiting success, and Moorhead hire. If you're saying you think there is a litte too much hype and we need to pump the brakes a bit, I hear you, but to say you're not sold that he's a good coach is crazy. He already proved he was a good coach at Vandy. 

Comment 12 Jul 2017

The value of a great punter is never appreciated enough.  It's impossible to compare his impact to guys like Barkley, McSorley, and Cabinda, but in a tight game a 55 yard punt instead of a 38 yarder could very well be the difference in the game.  Think back to 2014/2015.  We lost games because of terrible punting (Maryland, Northwestern).

Comment 11 May 2017

I agree with all except Ryan Bates.  We have a lot of depth on the OL these days.  Not saying losing him wouldn't hurt, but I just don't think he's one of the 5 most irreplaceable players.  

Comment 19 Apr 2017

Personally, I think Pitt makes perfect sense and Gameday should be here for that game.  It was a renewal of a historic rivalry last year, Pitt won in thrilling fashion, PSU looking for revenge at home this year, perceived bad blood between the coaches, real bad blood between the fan bases.  Seems like the perfect narrative for the Gameday crew.  However, I don't think ESPN views it this way and will absolutely choose Notre Dame, USC, or Ohio State instead.  

Comment 13 Mar 2017

I want to know what they are going to do about security entering the stadium next season.  I think I heard they are changing security companies?  Walking up to the stadium 45 minutes before kick off and still missing kick off is unacceptable.  

Comment 16 Feb 2017

You are absolutely right, and also JF deserves a ton of credit for the hire.  A lot of people were skeptical when they heard him talk about having his list of potential coaches ready should anyone on his staff leave.  He proved them wrong with not just this hire, but all his off-season coaching moves.   

Comment 06 Feb 2017

I don't have much confidence in him at this point, but you have to give him one more year.  It doesn't make sense to stick with him until now, just to fire him right before he gets a chance to show what he can do with his best recruiting class with a year under its belt.  Another disappointing season next year and he has to go.  

Comment 12 Jan 2017

I hear what you're saying.  There is talent to be had in NJ.  But as of now, there appears to be no loyalty to Rutgers by in-state kids.  Just look back at the some of comments/reactions some of our guys from NJ have had over the past few years.  They view Rutgers as a joke. They have a long road ahead of them to gain that loyalty.  

Comment 11 Jan 2017

I can get on board with Maryland, but I just don't see any way Rutgers was a good addition.  We all know the conference's motivation was to capture the NYC market.  I would love to see an analysis to determine if adding Rutgers actually increased B1G games on TV in that market or increased ratings.  I suspect the answer is no to both questions.  I also think they are generally not worthy of being in the big ten.  On the field, they are a historically bad program.  Off the field, they are a trashy fan base that gives the B1G a bad name.

"Repeal and Replace" is a popular phrase in the news these days.  I say we repeal Rutger's admission in the conference and replace with someone better!