CFB Week 14 open thread

December 1st, 2012 | Written by Rob Staton

Whatever game you’re watching today, talk about it here.

40 Responses to “CFB Week 14 open thread”

  1. MJ says:

    Tavon Austin is just cartoon fast/agile. Would be perfect for Atlanta or GB.

    Keep an eye on Lache Seastrunk. Was a huge recruit that signed with Oregon, but is now at Baylor as a RS Sophomore. Not that he will declare, but he’s actually got nice size and is a total game changer speed/agility wise at RB. Wouldn’t be shocked to see him come out. PC recruited him heavily at SC as his next Reggie Bush. The kid is unreal and could be a guy who gets drafted much lower than his talent suggests.

  2. MJ says:

    Rob, what are your thoughts on Stephen Tuitt? Not eligible this year, but quite possibly the most perfect Red Bryant upgrade. Unreal size but can flat out get after the QB. Probably a top 10 pick, but one can dream, right?

    • Rob Staton says:

      Incredible potential. He and Nix the nose tackle are very underrated, in part due to the attention Manti Te’o receives n that defense. Tuitt could be a top ten pick in 2014.

  3. MJ says:

    And now I am taking over this thread…

    Sanders Cummings looks like a future Seahawk. Big corner. Runs well for his size.

    • Michael says:

      looks like he’s got some hands too… first that catch on the fake punt and now a pick in the endzone

      • MJ says:

        Pretty fluid for a huge corner. Seriously a guy to watch. Mid round CB that turns into a starter in a press scheme.

  4. Michael says:

    What are the chances Rambo is available in the 3rd round?

    • Rob Staton says:

      It’s not impossible due to some lingering character concerns. However – he is such a talented player. If I needed a safety I’d consider taking him in R2/3. Very good player. A playmaker, great range and he has a sparky attitude.

  5. MJ says:

    Ogletree is putting on a show. Wow, what a perfect LB prospect.

    • Michael says:

      I loved that hit on McCarron too, even though he got flagged for it. Plus he made up for the penalty by making that great hit at the goal line.

      • NMD says:

        Way to get out in front on the lead horse of the Ogletree bandwagon Rob. He really is all you hyped him up to be. I scour the internet for draft prospect opinion and projection and no one I read was nearly as high as early on Ogletree as you.

    • Phil says:

      The game is over, so my comments are admittedly after the fact, but isn’t it amazing that people are raving about what a perfect LB prospect Ogletree would be in a game where he played as MLB and HIS TEAM GAVE UP 350 YARDS ON THE GROUND?

      He’s an amazing physical specimen and he has flashes of brilliance, but what happened? We can all focus on the stunning hits he laid on the RB on some plays, but what happened? Did Alabama gain all of that yardage when he wasn’t on the field?

      • Rob Staton says:

        1. It was Alabama. 2. He wasn’t the issue with Alabama making so much yardage. They dominated – just as they always do – at the LOS. Ogletree isn’t a run stopping MLB, he’s a rangy, athletic speed merchant who covers ground. And he actually had a positive impact on many running plays. He was barely responsible.

  6. Michael says:

    These announcers are idiots… How are you gonna flag a guy for a good block? I am rooting for UGA, but I am so glad there was not a penalty on that play. Murray is not defenseless in that situation, he deserves whatever hit he takes.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I thought it was a cheap shot personally.

      • Michael says:

        I just think that players have to have some responsibility for their own well being. Had it happened after the whistle I would want that guy thrown out of the game, but the ball was still very much in play.

        It just seems like everyone wants someone else to look for them when they should be looking out for themselves.

  7. JC says:

    Okay, Ogeltree is sexy.

  8. Michael says:

    Gonna be fun watching Yeldon and Gurley square off for the next couple years. Reminds me of when A.J. Green and Julio Jones were freshman, and you could just tell they were both gonna be stars.

  9. Darin says:

    Rob, please use any means you can to get word Schneider and Carroll they need to use everything they can to move up to get Ogletree. Looks like the perfect addition to the Hawks D.

  10. Michael says:

    Better name: Barkevious Mingo or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix?

  11. Michael says:

    Wow… Why the hell did he catch that ball? Why the hell did they throw that ball? Why the hell didn’t they spike that ball? That was ridiculous…

  12. MJ says:

    Wow, Aaron Murray with an epic failure there. Why wouldn’t he spike the ball andntake 3 clean shots into the end zone?

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think he wanted to spike it. He motioned the spike to the sideline and next thing we see he’s calling a play. I think the coaches wanted to take a play, perhaps thinking they could catch Bama off guard. Bad decision. Needed to clock it.

      • MJ says:

        Good point. Whoever “made the decision,” terrible idea. 15 seconds is not long enough for 4 plays. Why not settle for 3 plays in 14 seconds with some time to make a quality play call?

        Sold on Ogletree, Mosley, Milliner, and Lacy btw. Would love any of those guys on the Hawks.

  13. Michael says:

    When it’s all said and done we may have just watched a game with as many as 12 different 1st/2nd round picks in the 2013 NFL draft.

    • MJ says:

      Crazy, but I agree. I’ve been all over Eddie Lacy, and if LaMichael James can go round 2, Lacy should be a shoe in. Honestly looks lie a Marshawn clone, with better wiggle IMO.

  14. SteilacoomSteve says:

    I am going to the Sun Bowl on New Year’s Eve, if USC ends up here, aside from Woods who are some potential ‘Hawk draftees to watch for?

  15. Kenny Sloth says:

    I know that spike was dumb, but Aaron Murray looks great.
    He’s my second rated QB with Smith ahead of him and Barkley on his tail.
    Could be a steal in the mid second.

  16. seattlesetters says:

    Aaron Murray had trouble making throws where he needed to showcase a strong arm. Re-watch the tape … underthoros on deep balls and underthrows when throwing on the run. He’ll be an INT machine in the NFL.

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      I saw those as him taking advantage of the back shoulder throw. Of course, that’s what everyone says about Aaron Murray. “Weak Arm”. While he hasn’t shown elite arm strength, he has shown. In my eyes. That he can make every throw at the next level.