let's ignore the pedigree of the schools for a second. look at the qb stable that urban has built here, versus what they have in baton rouge. literally impossible to win with what they have down there, and between JT, burrow, haskins, martell, and e jones, he has 5 QBs that can potentially win you a title either here or coming in the next two years.
Outside of Scott and Clement there is no skill in this game. If we hold up up front and actually let our skill players play, neither of these teams can hang.
make jackson beat you deep. play press man with a constrained pass rush to keep him in the pocket. we saw against oregon two years ago how bad florida state is at doing that. lousville looked great against FSU but i still think clemson will get them next week on the strength of their defense.
it's no accident they've never come close to winning a super bowl. hopefully JB can put in his time, play his best, and go to a non-dysfunctional organization after his contract is up.
the fact that none of them play every down is exactly why they've been so effective thus far. by the 4th quarter, playing all the reps vs playing half the reps makes a huge difference, especially along the lines.
it's why I don't bike. Way too easy to Bangkok
he has literally no reason to admit it even if this is true
i could see a regular season matchup being close, but given it would be a playoff, it would have the bucks' full attention. herman's smarts and local knowledge would keep it close early, but the sheer size of OSU would win out. i'd see it playing out a lot like a game when classic oregon would play a top-notch opponent.
rooting for wisky in this is a no brainer. we need teams in our division to have B1G losses. we are the best team in the conference, but man our schedule is a gauntlet. i'd love sparty and scum to have 2 Ls each when we play them, just so there's room for one error in the schedule.
against which good players, exactly?
i think he'd be our 2nd safety across from hooker if he could improve his tackling (seemed like every time someone missed a tackle in the game last year it was him). he would NOT be playing offense, linebacker, corner, or returning kicks.
yeah. it's sad for booker, but i think he's been wally pipp'd.
i agree with many of the sentiments above. it's a necessary evil for our offense to succeed against talent that is close to ours. against crap teams, keep the QB runs to a minimum (if possible - much of the reason our offense sucked early last year was because of the lack of the read option).
and, please, don't just revert to running JT all three downs when the going gets tough. it almost cost houston against cincy on thursday and DID cost us against MSU last year. the way the coaches handled it saturday was perfect.
hahah gotta take advantage of no voting on live threads eh :D
playcalling is far better on this drive
that too. ward is balling out tonight. throwing and plowing with a bum shoulder is no joke.
i love that these guys love and trust their qbs so much...but it's caused 50% of urban's losses in S&G. and going into the 4th here, it may cause herman's 2nd at UH.
NOTE TO URBAN: PLEASE WATCH THIS GAME AND DO NOT CONTINUE TO JUST RUN JT WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH K THANKS
altogether possible. it's just tough when we've played a combined total of four games, only one against decent competition. i do think tulsa's offense is good though, which is why i have a bit of faith in our defense.
oklahoma only scored what, 23 points against houston's D? so, worst case IMO is they score 24 on us. mayfield is good for at least one bad pick, so there's 7 points for us right off the bat. you think their D holds our O to 17 points? even if we are god awful, not happening.
i feel like twitter was created with harambe in mind
wouldn't be surprised to see him magically appear as a GA for urban next season. coaching is just as lucrative and a whole lot less dangerous than playing as a low to mid level pro. i think urban has said many times how great of a coach he'd be.