<<<< True dat!
We were all hoping for something special to happen. Although, I think we all knew this season was a long shot without el Guapo and Braxton going down. Three issues that must be fixed to make this a building season for next:
1) Barrett needs to gain experience with the offense and decision making. Don't get me wrong, loved his poise, in general. But he's young and making mistakes.
2) The O-line does not appear to know what to do. I saw flat-footed big guys (won't name names) and getting blown by over and over again. This group needs to find some fire and want to kick some a$$.
3) The secondary is another disappointment. Eli Apple had a great pick and pass break-up, but we are not covering downfield. The zone is too soft, and the TEs are being left wide open.
A glimmer of hope... tackling looks better.
He had a couple of questionable screen passes that, frankly, he's fortunate did not end up pick 6's. He did well, but needs to improve. I like his attitude... he's not trying to be Braxton. Need for the line to gel for him quickly.
Game on! Hit me!
Sooo... Doughnuts were Hoke's idea?
Doesn't Johnson have the all-time OSU TD record? I can't believe he's not a first teamer.
UD fans have a huge case of Napolean complex. I can't stand to hear them go on and on about how they should beat UC or Xavier each year, and then... don't. The guy is clearly a douche in the gif, but unfortunately, I know many other like it. I've turned my phone off.
Interesting new hires. Not overly surprised with Johnson. A bit more with Ash. Any thoughts on how this shapes up to improve the secondary play?
Have you been speaking with my wife?
True on, Philly. The muff is the defining moment of the game, but I was in amazement on his contribution the rest of the game. He had separation and the winning TD if Miller puts some air under the ball on that last INT. Let's not forget, there were a multitude of other breakdowns and TOs by others. This was a team effort. Thanks for the note on Philly -- other than the muff, he did have a gem of a game.
And an offensive line that did not do it's job. I'm pretty sure Beasley still does not know Jack's name.
Yes, they did. A lot more than i have seen up to this point. Clemson's WRs (Watkins and Bryant) are NFLers. When they weren't making absolutely spectacular catches, we were beat on screen plays and loss of containment.
Hmm... Defense did about what I expected. Offensive line let us down. Clemson came ready to fight.
Gawd!!! I hope we paste these guys, if not just to shut up the talking heads (Pollack, Palmer, Griese...)
That! And playing positions and wrapping up.
Doesn't Dabo look like that guy from 30-Rock?
Don't worry. Briles just said no interest.
Woody: "How's the world treating you today, Mr. Peterson?"
Norm: "Like a baby's diaper."
I'll second that. There's a ton this guy can offer and pay forward. Hope he keeps a positive outlook. Would love to see him on Meyer's staff.
^^^ This, plus wrap and tackle.
I haven't gotten the 'prima donna' vibe from Roby (at least no stronger than any other highly talented athlete). However, I do feel Roby goes out to put on a 'show' and tries to create highlight moments. His tackling (and really the rest of the secondary) is completely atrocious. He launches his body in the effort to make a dramatic hit -- if it doesn't knock the ball carrier down, there's guaranteed more yardage gained. I won't touch on the pass coverage issues, which started with Wicsonsin (Abrederis). I've told my junior high son (plays CB) to not watch him because his fundamentals are not model. I think it is time for him to go because the bad habits need to be broken and this silver bullet defense needs to return to form.
Just sharing observations.
Fundamental defense is just down all around. I have never seen so many break downs and just plain, poor tackling. D is what the B1G has been predicated on. Need to get back to that form.