I read somewhere Jamarco, down the stretch, last 4 games, missed a grand total of 2 assignments...Grading out very high.
That was one of them. Getting faked out of his shoes by JT in '15 was another. The block by Zeke - I think in '15 was yet another. And the tackle by Perry after a 2 yard gain where he buried him in the turf and Peppers popped up like a jack-in-the-box and that was the last we heard of him for that day.
I don't hope for anyone to fail. He is an above average college player, not so much for his skill but for his potential and athletic ability. I think Hoke and Harbaugh both did him a disservice by letting him play 10 positions and never really get very good at one of them.
He has to be one of the most overhyped players of all-time based on results on the field. He accumulated the majority of his sacks, tackles for loss, and tackles in the first three games last year.
I have a feeling that with Wilson as OC, the D will get some relief this year - they will just need to old the opposition under 50!
With Wilson as the OC, the D will get a bit of a breather to start the season and given time to round into shape.
Remember just a few years ago when we were playing 10 yards off the line of scrimmage and giving up a ton of yardage every game.
My earliest memory of an OSU game is Jack Tatum laying out Leroy Keyes.
He was a BAD MAN!
Game length in and of itself is not an issue - what is an issue is what causes the length.
The sometimes long and odd placement of commercials not only lengthens the game but at times, both for and against OSU, disrupts the momentum of the team with it. In addition, while I like replay, on probably 75% of the calls, the replay is very obvious but it takes forever to get a decision.
A 4:20 minute football game to me with reasonable breaks is fine.
A 3:45 game with multiple long breaks for commercials, and dragging out obvious replay calls, does bother me.
1. Can the OLine jell quickly and be very good.
2. Can we develop some decent receivers.
3. Can JT take advantage of 1 and 2 under the tutelage and play calling of Kevin Wilson.
4. How quickly with the defensive backs jell under Schiano.
5. If we take care of 1-4, we won't need a kicker.
Can't wait until he spits on the Steeler logo or punches a Ravens fan.
He may have been great against Rutgers and Maryland, but against anyone with a heartbeat, he was mediocre at best.
I can think of at least a dozen plays vs OSU where he was made to look awful.
This is huge!
He could coach the OLine. We would not have won the NC in 2014 if not for him.
Perhaps it is just recent, but OSU seems to recruit as well as anyone, including AL, but we are seemingly having more success in the NFL.
There was an article somewhere also showing the OSU players that were drafted last year and the unprecedented spectacular output that they generated as rookies in the NFL. That helps recruiting, but if I am a player that was playing with say Eli Apple two years ago and think I am close to as good as he is and he is succeeding - why not go.
I think this is a great problem to have. We are recruiting so well and the players are doing so well that the NFL keeps drafting them!
Absolutely LCT. When you recruit this well, you can't expect people to stay 4-5 years. I just read somewhere that Jamarco, over the last 4 games, had two missed assignments total - I'm sure his draft stock has gone up.
This is also one of the reasons that we have done so well in recruiting. The excellent chance if you come to OSU, your chances to get to the NFL increase.
Can't blame any of these guys for leaving. That is the double edged sword of recruiting so well. Just read somewhere that Jamarco, over the last 4 games had a total of two missed blocks.. I'm sure his draft stock has risen.
Did I just see that Noah Brown declared for the NFL Draft?
Yep - just saw the video too. It does say "Darnay DO NOT SHOW"
After a few years have gone by and the debacle that was Nebraska for Bauserman, I hope he has capitalized on his infamy. His name will live long in the annals of OSU lore!
You guys are too much! I wasn't ready to work today anyway!
And bringing Brady with him who apparently where the NCAA has discovered that he still has a year of eligibility remaining.
Interesting article and interview from a Texas story. Beck did not call plays in 2016 and the play calling kept switching back and forth in 2015. Hermann apparently made the offer to Beck weeks ago with Meyers knowledge but kept is quiet until after the Bucks season. Made reference to Beck making himself available after the Clemson game and no one else.
Watching the Rose Bowl - who is Penn States offensive coordinator? We should get him. Perhaps we should grab there receiver and QB coach too.
Sorry - but look at JT in 2014 vs now. Big difference.
If Brady retires, lets get him as our OC.
2013 is deceiving. The only two teams we played with a pulse were Clemson and MSU. We ran wild over the rest and our passing game was not great - nor was our playcalling. Hermann didn't become Hermann until BT beat us in 2014. Then it was like the pressure was off, we became aggressive and coupled our excellent running game with a good downfield passing game. JT looked like Dan Marino vs. MSU. However, I think the main reason we won the NC is because of Cardale, and that is not taking anything away from JT. Cardale hit that first couple of short passes and then the long TD , followed by the 80 yard run by Zeke and the pressure was off - Cardale was throwing the ball all over the place. Once the long passing game was an option, that opened up everything. Zeke rushes for 700 yards in the last 3 games, Cardale is throwing bombs. Seems like a great recipe for success going forward. So what has changed.
We have outstanding recruits at every position yet we can't block, throw, catch, or get open. Plus our play calling is horrible.
The only time in the UFM era that our playcalling hasn't stunk was 2014 after VT. (I know there were some other games like um in 2015 and ND where we beat the crap out of them, but we didn't need a big passing game, and as usual, those two occurred after a loss.
I have been on the bad play calling bandwagon consistently since 2013 and was happy to see us change in 2014. I thought we had learned a lesson.
2013 - lost to the two highest ranked teams we played - MSU #3 and Clemson #7 (beat WI #22)
2014 - beat all 4 ranked teams we played. (Or #2, AL #4, MSU #5, WI #13)
2015 - lost to the highest ranked team we played MSU #6 (beat um #11, ND #12)
2016 - lost to the two highest ranked teams we played - Clemson #1/2 and PSU #5 (beat um #6, OK #7, WI #8)
The difference in 2014 was playcalling with the long pass a real option.