This is a very interesting article. Good thought to actually reach out to the AP voters and get the insights into their thought processes.
One thing I think we will be seeing more of this year is three DE's in on passing downs. With the ridiculous speed they have the opposing OC's will have to pick their poison on who to double and who gets a single blocker.
I also expect more stunts with that package and Micah flying through the openings.
Not surprising about Dantonio: "while stressing the importance of scholarship, leadership, and integrity". Fails the eye test by far.
My too far out standings.
1. Penn State, defense wins games and we have the best in the B1G
2. Ohio State, will dick trip on another game, but still beat Harbaugh
3. Michigan, still not even a division championship, seat getting hot
4. Michigan State, Franklin figures Dantonio out this year
1. Iowa, toss of the coin with Wiscy
2. Wisconsin, toss of the coin with Iowa
3. Northwestern, Patty has more championships than Harbaugh
4. Purdue, dangerous, but not there yet
5. Nebraska, still overrated, defense wins games in B1G, not like Big 12
What does everyone else think?
I think Saquon is now the face of the Giants and he has become that by being himself. Something we all knew, but now the rest of the country is finding out. And...
Saquon is a miracle worker in more ways than one. He has converted my wife's Penn State HATING cousin into a "Penn State is his team" too, since Saquon joined his beloved Giants.
The house is not the media, that is why there is no love for the "seemingly unending love from the media for a 4-8 Nebraska squad."
I think Tyler is the first Spartan since Geno Capone to be offered. Solid coal cracker LB and always great to have a smart Mike backer to make the calls.
I'm not surprised he decided not to come NORTH where it actually gets cold during football season. Playing in sunny Florida just doesn't compare to the frozen tundra of Big Ten November games.
And thinking along those lines, I am wondering how Justin Fields will acclimate to the cold.
This team looks like it should be in the tourney with Lamar back in the fold. I am happy he took to heart the recommendations of the coaches he worked out for during his checking out his draft potential. If his off-season effort improves his weaknesses we could be looking at a 20-10 season for him which will definitely put him in the POY conversation.
No, you are right about them not stop coming, but the amount of bitching and moaning will be astronomical.
I'm glad CJF is rewarding the hard work put in by these gentlemen. See there is some good coming out of the portal.
And I am going to have to check to see if Issac is a cousin. Dem Dutchie Lutz' are all over the place and I can't keep track of them all.
O/U 9.5 Starts for Tommy Stevens - Over because I don't expect to see him playing the human battering ram as much.
O/U 1.5 Return Touchdowns - Over, KJ & Journey on kick-offs, KJ for punts. I wouldn't be surprised to see three.
O/U 750 Receiving Yards for Justin Shorter - Under because there is only one ball in play and so many mouths to feed.
O/U 110 tackles for Micah Parsons - Over, best of LBU, 'nuff said!
O/U 70 carries for the No. 2 Running Back - Over, more 2 back sets battling to be No. 1 with Journey bearing the brunt of 3rd down blocking.
O/U 10.5 Touchdowns for Pat Freiermuth - Under
O/U 5.5 True Freshmen To Play Right Away - Under
O/U 20.5 TFL for Yetur Gross-Matos - Over and I thought I was crazy thinking 24-25 until I saw Nick's 28.
O/U 42.5 Team Sacks - Over and I think an unexpected amount coming from the middle of the line as many of the opposing OC's will be worried about how to double the DE's allowing good pushes up the middle for the DT's and LB's.