Three times in the Indiana game we lost between 1 and two yards spotting the ball. A few weeks back it happened all game long. Once in the red zone we went out at the 2 and they spotted it on the 4. We were taught never to block a player when you see the number on his back. Time after time we have players on punt returns hitting them in the back.
I predicted Herman to Texas about a month ago when some were saying the next OSU coach. The fit does seem perfect but I would not want that nightmare for him. There alumni get involved with recruiting by pressing for certain recruits. They screamed for Swoops after the bashing of Mack Brown for missing on Robert III, Manziel and Luck. That didn't pan out. Then they bashed again when Jamies Winston lied and said he would be going playing at Texas right then but they were not interested. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians there.
The team around them in those two games is not in the same ball park. Besides Cardale does have a year on JT. I don't like these kind of comparisons from one year to another because there are too many variables.
I like that prediction. I've always been one to be more cautious of predicting big scores but I feel 13 is the limit for Maryland and we start moving FWD on offense in terms of turnovers and mental mistakes on offense. Maybe even 47-13
Just curious. Does he still have his black stripe? I might have missed it with all the QB melt downs.
Why would they fear the deep pass at the 7 yard line which is where most of that was run in the red zone? I still have the Mich st replay where we ran it several times.
And yet the only time they have faced a good(not great) offensive and defensive lines that didn't have to over commit, they lost. BYU had latterly no rushing attack to keep them honest while their receivers were being man handled by MI DBs and BYU's freshman QB panicked. Michigan's passing attack is the product of poor defenses having to over commit to stop the run leaving good one on one match ups for receivers. Things will change when they face MInn and PSU defenses. I don't think N Western is physical enough to deal with them.
We had a lot of success last year when the tight end lined up behind the tackle and JT running in behind it in the red zone and short yardage situations. At least this way we are going towards the goal line instead of backwards. We don't have to like it but embrace Urban's decisions.
They are a threat to every opponent they play. Somebody will over look them and pay.
My wife ( who is into this every bit as much as me) made a deal a few weeks back that when we finally lose( this year, next year or when ever),we will celebrate the accomplishment of the win streak and not focus on the loss. We don't want to lose track of the success we have blessed with that other fans only dream of. Enjoy the journey.
Glad for this thread. Some players who were somewhat wrote off or were struggling in the past are playing well. Dontre Wilson is one of those and our little punter is booming. Washington wasn't playing bad but he is now a force.
Yea, I thought Lewis(59) played a very good game at DE.
It's not just that Jack. I haven't yet re-watched the game but off the top of my head, Bell lets a ball slip threw his fingers on a punt at the goal line, Powell(I'm guessing here) has an interception at the goal line hit in the gut and drops it, I have no idea what Powell was thinking on his pursuit of the QB when he slowed so much he couldn't cut off the edge on the TD run, A mental error in coverage leaves a receiver wide open. I'm sure you can think of a few. I know there were a few possible ints missed but right off hand I can't remember. Later I'm going to watch again and make a list. This things turn a good win into a close game.
Read my comment again. I did not say Cardale was not a leader but wasn't the leader JT is and Urban made that clear. I was responding to a comment about things not being Cardale's fault and I was pointing out that a few things were, not that I don't back Cardale. Please don't twist things I say into something negative.
When does the first playoff poll come out? I doubt we would be #1 with body of work.
Urban said it. Don't you read Urban' comments. He said that JT was a natural leader and that is why he is the first voted soph captain. He went on to say they have to work it out of Cardale. Maybe you should get your ducks in a row before you criticize.
Would like see JT start a game instead of coming in to a game already screwed up with the other team inspired by our bad play.
You can turn that around. There is a lot of talk about what Cardale did last year. All we can see is the product on the field and it's not pretty. He locks in on one receiver and telegraphs it. I can't help to think JT legs would be a factor. JT did have some bad games last year but not every week. If you are right then we are in trouble because eventually we lose with this set up. But if we lose, we lose, not the end of the world because we had a hell of a run and I for one appreciate it.
I don't know about anybody else but my heart hurts. Can't take a whole lot of that. 5-0
The play calling shows how little confidence they have in Jones.
You know Hove, I for one thought it was a mistake not going with JT because of leadership and his running ability but what I don't understand how can we come out trying to establish the run wit 8-9 in the box with our throwing QB.
I can't blame Marshall, that ball was thrown hard on his finger tips.
But those missed TD throws are his. He is not a leader like JT is. Some of those yards were against a prevent.
If you are going to play conservative then go with JT to utilize his legs. If you are going to have a gun slinger QB then throw the ball.
But get near the goal line he is. I miss what JT could do with his legs.