Ozzie82

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  1. I don't believe he's need a medical redshirt as he hasn't used his regular redshirt yet.
  2. I'd hate to speculate but I'm prepared for the worst.
  3. Unfortunately it's not a rumor.
  4. Championship teams adjust when a major injury happens to one of the team's top players. We may have the depth to deal with it thanks improved recruiting over the last few years.
  5. Thanks again for all of your help UofUUtes! I'm excited to see SLC again - I haven't been there in 25 years. Plane tickets purchased, hotel reserved, game tickets procured... let's go!!
  6. Thank your for this great thread and all of the contributions. Is there a must try food or restaurant? Something unique to Salt Lake City?
  7. Per NCAA they have to pay room and board. Many of them stay with current players and pay rent.
  8. Can't there be a section for reserved spots and a section next to it with first come/first served spots?
  9. I'm not sure where to put this so I'll leave it here. It's another reminder that recruits and their parents read this board. Braden Lenzy was a WR commit apparently back in February to Notre Dame. He just dropped ND and switched to Oregon.Tom Loy the ND 247 writer says that ND had no idea it was coming. Posters then start going off on the kid. They even say that Dad must of gotten a raise from Nike. Here' is dad's reply: http://notredame.247sports.com/Board/87/Contents/Braden-Lenzy-de-commits-from-Notre-Dame-commits-to-Oregon-53177779?Page=3ohdime said... (original post)At the end of the day, this decision was based solely on the ability to run outdoor track. As Braden continued to have discussions with Coach Kelly and with Troy Pride he became increasingly aware that the staff felt that Braden running track would be more focused on indoor track as a training mechanism for football. Braden treats track like many treat Baseball as an everyday player not a pitcher or Lacrosse players as their second sport. The demands and requirements for ND football players in the spring were not going to allow him to run track and focus in during track season at a level that addressed his personal goals.The Spring Game visit was in fact so my son Max could meet the DB coach. These thoughts did not happen until after his track season and Braden informed the ND staff that he was considering not enrolling early because he wanted to return for his Senior track season. Again, this conversations raised some additional concern based on the response he received from the staff. In the end, the discussion he had with Oregon this Sunday outlined a partnership between the track program and football program that allows him to dedicate himself in the spring to the track program during track season (spring football time) and with the football team during the football season.Braden LOVED ND. In the end, his personal goals of doing his best and performing at a high level in both sports. Oregon became the better fit. For all the people shitting on him for investigating and making the right decision for himself...shame on you. How many times are we as adults not as diligent in our decision making at 30,40 and 50 years old. He is 17 years old and his verbal commitment fortunately or unfortunately is not a binding one.He gave his commitment in February because it was the best for him...at that time. Better for him to find out now vs finding out 1/2 through his freshman year at ND that he really wouldn't have the time nor be given the opportunity to compete at the level he was wanting to.PS,I can assure you Uncle Phil did not give me a raise for Braden's decision
  10. I see what you did there!
  11. He likely does.
  12. Well it was the right info at the time!! Grady did originally want to go to Minot - that's what his tweet was about - but an obstacle emerged. Great job Gundy! Super pumped that Grady is back!
  13. To the best of my knowledge.
  14. He was injured for the majority of the season. Shoulder and lower body injuries. He barely practiced during the season because of it. He gutted it out and IMO played well considering how injured he was.
  15. I'm cautiously optimistic about the OL based on their experience and depth. I expect they will be better in 2017. The guys over on SFI do an outstanding job, but in this instance I think they do the OL somewhat of a disservice by being dramatic. I agree with gundy, it's all about perspective. Does the OL need to improve from last year? For sure they do. No question about it. But you could say that about all of the returning starters, too. Is the OL ready to play Utah today? Absolutely not, but the D is always ahead of the O in spring ball, especially against this defensive line. So by that metric SFI is correct that the OL has a "ways to go." As the OL goes so will the team - so all eyes will be on them - but as AJS said they were a pretty solid unit by the end of the year and all but one player returns. Seven of eight guys who played enough to letter are back. That experience will most likely pay off. And if it doesn't there is enough depth - both old and young - to be there to pick up the slack. The depth is the best it's been in Bubba's tenure. I think the three freshmen OLs mentioned most often have excellent potential, but because of how prominently SFI has mentioned them in numerous articles one might guess that it is likely that they'll be starting vs. Utah. Anything can happen, but barring something unforeseen they won't - and we probably don't want them to. As mentioned in the comment section of the "what we learned" piece that SFI did playing OL is difficult in UND's system and it takes a while to catch on to line calls and responsibilities (I would have preferred that observation be in the original article where more people would have seen it). OL is a tough position to play as a young player. There are always exceptions of course but I'm sure the staff would prefer to start guys with experience because they finally have a stable of guys who have played - and at times played well. The new guys may play (and be really good) this year but they are not ready yet based on what I've seen. I also don't agree that all five jobs are open. AJ and Demon aren't going anywhere. In all likelihood LG will be Aplin or Bell, center will be Rooney or Aplin, and RT will be Blair or Cox (Mortel is a wild card here). I'm not saying there is nothing to worry about but there is experience, depth, and good coaching and I expect an improved OL in 2017.