Hoping he gets some solid playing time this season, but I'm going to take a "believe it when I see it" approach to him getting more carries. I think even with Samuel getting lots of snaps in the slot and at H-back he'll still be getting a large majority of the carries as the RB2.
A primetime, season opener night game in Blacksburg, when the talk all off-season is how bad Ohio State is going to give it to you in this "revenge game" and absolutely no one in the country is giving you much of a chance and calling for a blowout, etc...
I wouldn't be shocked at all with a halftime score of 14-10 or something similar, but I do think OSU's talent will eventually let them pull away a bit in the 2nd half.
Really looking forward to this game.
I've really come to hate the Sports Science segments. The earlier ones were somewhat interesting at times but as a few have already pointed out they've gotten extremely stupid.
From everything I've read Marshall isn't splitting out wide full time or really even part-time. They moved him out to WR to mainly work on his ability to get off of press coverage (but of course also make him more versatile).
It did make sense to move him out there nearly full time with H log-jammed with him, Samuel, and Wilson, but Marshall is definitely their best H-back and I think he'll see most of his time there.
Samuel will get the majority of the carries behind Elliott I'm assuming at true RB. Dunn will get 20-30 carries on the season. Weber in that same boat; maybe less.
It's weird. It's a scouting thing I guess.
They've done these kinds of things for NFL prospects and they always seem to talk like that. I cuss just as much as the next guy, but these guys always seem to unnecessarily fill these things with "shit" this and "fuck" that and it just reads horribly. It doesn't even flow well off the tongue.
"We watched Hunter in a workout, and we were like, This guy can really fucking shoot. Then you watch tape and you are like, Man, why did he take that shot? I get that the shot-clock-ending shot, you got to fucking take that one, but 10 seconds left and you are squeezing one? You are like, Hmm. You’d have to ask him and watch tape with him. Ask him what he’s doing.
I’ll never forget Ray Allen telling a story. You have no idea how hard it is to attempt 20 shots in a game. Try to get 20 quality shots? It’s impossible, no way. When you are the featured player, you are defended differently. Your goal in a game should be getting something he called “free looks” on wide-open shots, and make six of them, knowing that the other 12 are going to be contested, and they are so fucking hard to make. You might go fucking 3-for-12 or 4-for-12, but if you go 6-for-8? OK, now you are 9-for-20 or 10-for-20, and you’re whole again. So, on the night, you are 3-8 on your free looks and then 3-for-12 on your contested ones, then you have those fucking horrible shooting nights."
Pretty sure the clown show comment was referring to the 2012 receiving corp that was trying to learn the new offensive system.
The 2013 offense as a whole (RB/WR/OL/TE) was extremely talented.
Yeah, for sure. Just watched Caleb Stoneburner's film and there is no way he's anywhere close to a legit 4.49.
I think if you add around .25 seconds to these 40 times you'll get a more accurate representation.
The receiving crew of Corey Brown, Devin Smith, Jeff Heuerman, Evan Spencer, Dontre Wilson, Chris Fields, and Nick Vannett was "light years" behind last seasons?
Ironically, I'm almost positive his dad was quoted as saying that if he was eligible to leave after the 2014 season as a true sophomore they would have wanted him to declare.
There's absolutely 0% chance Joey is a Buckeye in 2016.
SMH if anyone legitimately believes he was "hacked". I've probably heard athletes use that excuse 30+ times now after they've said some dumb / offensive thing and it was maybe true one of those times? I'm not offended in the least bit by the comments but I had to bust out the facepalm when he went and claimed it wasn't him. Come on now.
No... just too many players to feed the ball to. I think he'll be in the 800-900 yard territory again.
I watched Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson 2014 highlights the other day and it's plain to see that Marshall is far and away the better H-back and the more explosive player. Marshall is a 4.60 forty guy (electronically timed), but he just plays so much faster.
Is Wilson a valuable member of this football team? Yes. He's a solid player and contributer. But I just don't think he brings anything special to the table. His stats actually surprise me, because even though they're not overwhelming... it just seems like with 2,000+ all-purpose yards the past 2 seasons there'd be more memorable "wow" plays or flashes, but besides the great catch against VT (or was it Cincy?) I honestly can't think of many.
Hoping for a big year from him this season.
Maybe on a track or running a 40, but I just haven't seen it during games and it was one of the first things I noticed when I first watched his HS highlights. His top end speed on the field gets overrated.
People never seem to mention that maybe the reason the WR unit improved so much was because of better QB play. It goes both ways. People act like 2013's WR's were terrible, when it was basically the same unit except Philly Brown (who was an extremely underrated WR) was in place of Marshall / Thomas.
Miller is more accurate throwing than Tebow.
Based on what? Tebow was a career 66.4% guy at UF, routinely playing some pretty good defenses. Was his inaccuracy exposed in the NFL? Of course. This spread offense greatly inflates QB passing stats. But I don't see how anyone can say that Braxton is a more accurate passer than Tebow, at least at the college level.
I've never really understood why OSU fans always get so upset when Percy Harvin's name is mentioned.
I'm going to go with no, but I guess there's a chance with a big time 2015 season. Traditional safeties just don't go very high in the draft any more.
Easily Andy Dalton (and I'm fairly anti-Dalton myself).
I literally came in here just to say this. Granted, most people feel like that was a fairly big reach by Carolina, but Lee is undoubtedly the better LB. If that wouldn't have happened I probably would have went with no, but only because undersized 4-3 LB usually don't go very high in the draft (unless you're a super freak named Ryan Shazier).
Geez. Just realized that 2005 OSU football team had 8 first round picks on it...
I absolutely despise that song.
And whoops... I totally thought you were referring to Joey for some dumb reason.
My comment still holds true though, but I think Nick is a little bit more of an EDGE type player than Joey. Joey's got more length to him, but I think Nick is a little bit quicker / more explosive.
A true strong-side / base 4-3 DE that can play some 3-technique DT on passing downs. Would also be a very good 3-4 DE, but I think that'd be a waste of his athletic ability. He can get it done on the edge.
I keep checking YouTube to see if anyone's uploaded one yet. Looking forward to it.
Whoops. Forgot to take out Perry.