If you hit the QB after he pitches it forward, does that qualify as "roughing the passer"?
Seemed to me that Reynolds was a little less effective after the "Lee decleater".
Also, I think that "Lee DeCleater" would make an awesome name for a movie character. I think I'm going to start using that name when I make restaurant reservations.
getting my pregame dump now
As you're typing?
I would wager that OSU had free student tickets in the 60's and 70's maybe even in the 80's for a bit. I could be wrong though
I don't know about the 60's and 70's, but you'd lose that wager in the 80's.
That's what she said.
2010: Le'veon Bell (2*) MSU
Here's his bio.
Johnson's philosophy, of rotating players on the D-Line, should help in this regard.
Well, he did say "almost"...
I think his issues are/were more mental than physical
His delivery had a lot of extraneous motion; it can't be easy to maintain command with that many moving parts...
To me, the most impressive aspect of Hyde's performance was the 7.3 yards per carry, combined with the fact that he had only 1 or 2 carries for negative yards all season.
My impression is that most guys with a high average per carry are the high-risk, high-reward guys, who frequently reverse direction, looking for the big breakaway. They hit some big gainers, but they also turn a lot of 1st and 10's into 2nd and 15's.
Hyde, in contrast, ran more north-and-south. His breakaways came because he was just too damn hard to tackle.
I am confident that the "next man up", whether it's Elliott, Smith, or Dunn, will be productive, and maybe even occasionally spectacular. But if they match Hyde's performance, running behind an inexperienced OL, I'll consider it a pleasant surprise.
Pure badassery... I know that's not a real word
Well, ... it is now.
He fed off their tears and broken souls.
11W: you'll come for the news, you'll stay for the poetry.
“A slow decline in numbers recently is due to the combination of a few reasons, including the elimination of some freshman teams due to budget cuts, the trend of sport specialization by kids, and also higher pay-to-participate fees that cause some kids to drop the sports in which they are not a varsity contributor,”
Yes, those are all legitimate factors; I would also add:
- An increase in the popularity of lacrosse. Coupled with the sport specialization phenomenon, lacrosse has siphoned some athletes away from football.
- Greater awareness of concussion dangers. Some parents steer their boys away from football because of the threat of concussion, and athletes who do suffer a concussion are more likely to quit the sport than risk repeated brain injury.
I'm curious who will be viable red zone targets outside of Heuerman.
I think that Greene and Thomas have the size and athleticism to create match-up problems in the red zone.
I wonder if we'll see both Heuerman and Vannett in some formations inside the 5-yd line; in this case, the extra TE isn't essentially an offensive tackle, but rather a big receiving target who can also block.
I would also like to see Fowler win even though he has a mustache out of a 70s porn movie
I would like to see Fowler win precisely because he has a mustache out of a 70s porn movie.
I love baby seals.
They taste just like chicken.
My initial reaction to the question was "Jim Lachey", but, according to the OSU media guide, Lachey had only 4 starts prior to his senior year. It's interesting that, although he was 6'6", he played guard at OSU. He went on to become one of the best pass-blocking LT of all time in the NFL.
The media guide notes that Lachey was "Blessed with unusual speed and strength for a man his size". A friend of mine, who attended a high school in the same league as St. Henry, told me that Lachey ran the 100-yd dash in high school, and was pretty decent.
Sabino didn't really produce until he was a senior, when he had a solid, if unspectacular, season. So it's not too late for Grant to step forward.
Bruce deserves some credit; he and his staff did a great job leading the 79 team to the Rose Bowl; they were within seconds of an undefeated season and a national championship. That first season set expectations that they were unable to meet in subsequent years.
When Earle was fired, the team was 5-4-1 and had just lost 3 straight. His recent recruiting classes weren't highly regarded, and 8 Buckeyes were taken in the '88 NFL draft. Recall that, prior to John Cooper's first season, he said that some of his Tulsa teams had more talent than OSU; that's probably an exaggeration, but the overall talent level was down. There were also rumors that he and his staff had alienated many of the high school coaches in the state, so future recruiting, in state, was likely to be difficult. Had Bruce been retained, I doubt he would have been able to get them back to 9-3 anytime soon.
Nice write-up, as always.
I think Jake Ballard would have done very nicely in this system. Unfortunately, while he was here, most of his routes went over the middle, where it seems Pryor was reluctant to throw the ball.
Up until now, my impression of Mark Richt was (unfavorably) defined by the intentional excessive celebration penalties vs. Florida.
I suppose there's a lesson there... we form opinions about players and coaches, but we see only small glimpses of the total picture.