Bert no do offense does he?? Its to fast says he!!
Well, as a fan this sucks to hear about. However, not the end of the world. Or, his season. Plus, now the Bucks can get Burrows that much more reps at a new position. Also, MCL is easier to come back from than an ACL. So, Bell watching more film with Ash, and learning his keys as a safety is just as good. Prayers for a speedy recovery!
If Dixon is able to run fast crisp routes he could see the field right away. Getting off jams will be the key. I think defenses are going to stack the box and force the receivers to get off jams. Could be a lot of fun to watch
I think he's a sleeper recruit! Has a great first step off the line. Great motor! Seems to have decent instincts as he was smart enough to realize the O-line wasn't blocking him and read screen. Pad level gets high, however Coach J will fix that. Like this pick up by the bucks!
Was able to watch Smith and Lattimore in the D2 State game. Both can run and hit. Played both ways and were back for punt and KO returns. Neither were afraid to put there noses in and make hits.
Can we skip ahead to NSD? Will be surprised if the Bucks keep it under 15. The team lacks any enthusiasm to truly compete. I hope the Bucks pay attention to the Badgers play and take some notes. Bo Ryan doesn't always get top talent, but they are motivated, play hard, and show emotion!
At some point, a players pride should take over. It's their season and their legacy. Matta will have more great years and will always be a great coach. However, this season is a wash. I have nothing against Penn St. or Nebraska. Nevertheless, that should be 2 - 4 wins every year. Instead, the bucks are 1 - 3. As a coach its sitting time. If you're not performing, take a seat. The freshman shooter on the bench red-shirting is playing the rest of the way. And if Craft can't get along with the guys... Boo hoo! Grow a set and be a leader. The rosy cheeks aren't saving your season. Everyone knows you're an energy guy. It's not impressing anyone anymore! Do something different, like score. Or, slap around Williams once in awhile. Smith needs a few as well.
Anyway, could we get a gray box or something positive??
I would be worried if they get an 8 or 9 seed. Those are usually very competitive games and OSU could easily bow out in the first round.
However, a good run to finish the season and a decent run in the tourney will get them a 5 - 7. Have a lot of work to do before tourney time.
hey!! We got one, its a good day!!
What division does Bishop Ready play in?
Where did Taylor play high school football? Its just personal opinion, but I think some players get over looked do to lack of attention. They may have played at high schools that aren't considered big time schools. I have no idea where the 3 star players mentioned above played their high school ball, but I think many of them have "5 star syndrome". They were over looked, or under valued and played with a chip on their shoulder. I enjoyed and enjoy watching these guys become studs. If Taylor jumps on board, I will look forward to seeing him mature and hopefully dominate in the near future!
I believe James Laurinaitis was a 3 star, M. Jenkins as well.
Just curious to know how many spots the Bucks have left to fill. Are they looking to try and land 3 - 5 more recruits?
I agree. The db's look lost most of the time. They do not play man coverage well. The Bucks have recruited very well in the secondary, however I think coaching and play calling is holding them back
Well, that's two defensive coaches out the door. I hope the best to both of them! It will be interesting to see if any others are 'poached' and who Meyer is looking at to fill in the positions.
Wouldn't it be fun to ponder what Hyde would have done with another 3 games! Due to an unfortunate event before the season started, Meyer's hand was forced. Even though Hyde was cleared, if Meyer doesn't suspend him it looks horrible. 1500 yards later and 15 Td's, add in the 3 games he didn't play, Hyde's pushing 2000 yards and 20 td's! To me, there is no question who the offensive player of the year is for OSU. What bothers me, and it seems everyone else, is why wasn't he getting more carries? He should have easily averaged 25 touches/game! He was 7 carries a game short. His average of 7 yards a carry, and that's 49 yards more a game. almost 5 first downs a game. That changes a lot for the offense and especially the defense. In my opinion Hyde carried OSU this year, Miller was along for the ride. IMHO, Miller will never be a better than average passer. His ability to understand when to make a certain throw is well below average. Until he learns how to be a passer, he'll just be a great athlete playing QB.
I do hope Reeves and Grant have learned to turn their heads and look for the ball while it is in flight. I don't understand what the DB coach is teaching them to do while in man coverage. But, running down the field with your hands in the air is not proper man coverage technique. A proper back pedal would be a good start. Turning your hips towards the receiver would be a nice way to follow. Then watching the receivers head/eyes looking for the ball, then the DB following suit and making a play on the ball. I would like to see that happen.
Playing man coverage against Watkins worries me. I do not believe Reeves or Grant has the speed to keep up with Watkins. Playing zone opens up to many holes in the defense allowing Boyd to carve up the D.
I believe there are positives. Lots of reps, healing time, and adjustments have been made. They've had 4 weeks to figure this out. Losing Spence sucks. However, there is a reason Meyer recruits the way he does on the D-line. For situations like this. Hopefully Washington, Bennet, and Bosa can get solid pressure on Boyd. I think you spy Boyd with either Shazier, or you send heavy pressure up the middle and keep contain with the D-ends. Allowing Boyd to break contain will kill the Bucks.
Offensively, Hyde needs more than 18 carries... Miller will have to prove he can throw the ball. I am hoping he is given the run/pass option. Not the "wing it 40 yards down field" passing option. Read the D, if they're crashing the box, throw it to the receiver that stayed on the line, allowing him to make a defender miss and getting 6 - 8 yards. I remember seeing the Bucks do this a lot during the season. Allowing Miller to get in a groove. It should be used this evening. Oh, and the Bucks should use Wilson much more on O. Game changing speed should always be utilized. Oh, tight ends would also be a welcome change.
In the end, I am very skeptical. I am hoping for a really good game. I choose not to make a guess at what the score will be. I am hoping the defense shows up and plays a respectable game. I hope to watch Hyde get 25+ carries, and hope Miller is not allowed to throw it anymore than 20 yards down field.
I'm not overly concerned about a lackluster performance this early in the season. It is hard to keep 18 - 20 year old kids full attention 100% of the time. Matta will have them ready for Notre Dame. I'm sure attention to detail and effort will increase, especially since they're playing at MSG!
Christmas is a week away and I'm sure kids are looking forward to family time. And no, the Bucks may not be the number 2 team in the country. However, its December... Who cares!
great speed and ball awareness. Does a great job adjusting to the ball and then high pointing it. Punt return ability gives him an edge to see early playing time. Was good to see some physicality from him. Wasn't afraid to make contact
I don't like how we match up with any of these teams. By no means do I think we would get destroyed. However, the inability of OSU's defense to play disciplined assignment football is going to hurt us eventually. I believe Roby is overrated. That may be blasphemous to say on here, however I have yet to watch a game where he has been a shut down corner. All 3 receiving corps have a guy that would work over Roby. (By the way, don't think he should have been ejected)
We might get a decent pass rush against Oregon, however, there quick passing game will nullify that. FSU's o-line looks very stout! Alabama's will be just as good!
The bucks are a much improved team. However, I believe that this is not the year. The polls don't like them, and they haven't done anything to change that perception. 19 game win streak against mediocre opponents doesn't mean a whole lot.
Did not see the right hand slap to the guys face. However, doesn't merit a kick to the jaw.
What I would like to know is why Harbaugh was getting in Boone's face. I did not see the play. Did Boone miss his block?Harbaugh is a no non-sense coach, seems weird to bitch out Boone when he seems to be the innocent one.
I would like to see if Amir's post game has improved. I hope he is able to catch the ball and finish with out fouling. It would be nice to see him get more than two minutes into a game.
Craft working on his shot is encouraging! Ross gaining 10 pounds is very encouraging.
Hopefully the team runs more press D. Easy points off of turnovers!