Nike's not perfect either. My wife ordered some Nike's with "Buckeyes" on the side and when they came, the shoes said "Buckeyec". That sounds like some kind of Russian fish.
I love this defense. Even when they are getting beat it's because they are not giving away anything easy and taking risks.
They only thing I haven't liked with the DB's is their tendency to watch the player on deep routes/throws instead of the ball. But DBs everywhere do that. Hopefully the extra coaching over the next few weeks will pay off in the bowl season and next year!
If it were me I would plan to score more points than Alabama. I would tell my offense to score a lot of touchdowns and then my defense has to keep Alabama from scoring touchdowns. -John Madden
Yeah, the last two wins have been agonizing. It's a blessing to win, but man I want to see the Bucks blow the doors off of UM. The last two years have left me as satisfied as half of the Kit Kat bar.
Remember that more than anything, the CFP is designed to make money. The key is geography. They want people to buy tickets and they want people to see full stadiums on TV.
My guess is the committee is banking that Alabama wins and keeps them at #1. So, their opponent will be #4. Well, who would sell more tickets to the Sugar Bowl? FSU or TCU? It's a no brainer. I think that's why FSU is 4 right now.
You best believe Wisky will be telling their option guys to hit the running back because they want Cardale running the ball instead. That makes me nervous because to preserve the QB Herman will tell the QB to give the ball no matter what a la Braxton at times last year.
Agree Wisconsin will blitz a lot on first down. Third and longs they will most likely try to confuse Cardale with zone blitzes. Get the ball out wide quick and let the playmakers work in space. Don't close the playbook if Cardale misses a throw or two. And please don't try to "impose your will" on offense with the tight zone over and over. They want to go head to head up the gut.
On defense I would roll a safety into the box and teach the edge players to keep the corner sealed. Don't rush the pass at all. Play run defense every play and watch for screens and play action on third and long. The Badgers will NOT stop running even if they are down late, so do NOT play prevent defense.
I can't lie, I would love to see an OSU/Oregon Rose Bowl. And watching Alabama/FSU would be like watching the Nazi's fight Darth Vader and the Empire. Great TV!
Love the idea. Don't change the whole defense. Just change the goals of the current defense.
They are either using reverse psychology or reverse-reverse psychology. Either way, I don't like it.
Wow that's amazing to see them switch assignments so easily without any verbal communication. Means they must be practicing that play well.
I hate Bert, but that OL and running game is nasty. I guess I have to shift expectations from enjoying his winless SEC streak to rooting for his team to be .500 and enjoying Arkansas ruin other SEC teams' title dreams.
Hey Kyle, any idea why Vannett and Elliot switched blocking roles between the two plays. Is that part of the initial play call from the coaches or is it something they do depending on the formation they see from the defense?
Loved how he attacked the route on a 3rd and medium throw at Minnesota. Knew the guy was gonna sit down at the sticks. Drove out of his backpedal and slapped the ball away. Perfect.
I don't want to see anything coming out of the Woody.
Only want him back on the team if his personal issues (any addictions or whatever) are resolved. The kid and his education should be the first priority. The game will be there once he gets that squared away. Hope to see him in S&G again.
Yeah awkward situation where Baylor has the better loss, but it happens to be against the team they are being compared with. So if it were me and both teams had an even record at the end of the year, Id flip em.
Yeah, I think MSU is an overrated 4 and FSU is an overrated 3 (but I can't argue with undefeated, so they deserve to be there right now. I jsut think they are vulnerable). I think Oregon is a solid 2, but they somehow always manage to blow it and play worse than they are at crunch time. Would love to see them play Bama. I can't really buy in to any of the Big 12 teams.
I'm with you man. But I think that if neither team loses again, Baylor may get flipped with TCU if TCU keeps winning close like against Kansas and Baylor keeps blowing the doors off people.
Glad you pointed out how close the two out routes were together. Terrible spacing by the two receivers created that INT.
It looked like the receiver was open for a split second between the two safeties, but most college QBs don't have the ability to anticipate and by the time they throw to what they see, the picture has already changed. That's what happened to Leidner.
Yeah, replacing OL is like teaching Euchre. I can teach one new guy if the other three players know what they're doing. But teaching 2 or more at once? Forget about it! It takes time to learn and gel and man is it beautiful when everything comes together!
"I don't really know what I need to work on," McCall said laughing. "I don't think right now I have many weaknesses on the football field. I need to talk to my coach and find out what he thinks I need to focus on."
If it were me, I would ask the top flight college coaches who are recruiting me what they think I should be working on.
That's what I did when I wanted to up my posting skillz on 11W.
Moved the pocket side to side. Designed quick passes. Didnt try to force the run like the past.
Loved that JT didnt hesitate with his throws. And how bout the O Line?!
Protect the ball on offense. Hit screens and swing passes. Don't underthrow your deep balls (JT can't hesitate on his deep throws).
On defense, stay disciplined in the pass rush lanes. DB's don't blow your assignments and DON'T DROP any INT'S!!