they were all clean hits also. great technique!
when a safety is the leading tackler that's rarely a good thing. navy option may have impacted this but im guessing shazier would've had about 20 tackles if he was out there. lee showed some explosive potential at olb. for me, that's what really stuck out in this game.
hard to tell. he didn't really have to do much except hit the hole and follow some good blocking. he does have a hyde style to him tho
hes bama bound imo anyway
hard to make sense of a guy leaving when the position he plays isn't or shouldn't be seen as locked down after last years performance. it could mean other guys are stepping up, but potential doesn't mean deep.
now the attention being given to Deondre francois makes a lot more sense. this is now my guess for the qb recruit in this class.
u made my point exactly while trying to refute it. tressel had te's good enough to have long productive nfl careers but not good enough to be a consistent threat in the passing game at osu? head scratcher to say the least. this needs fixed bcuz its still happening under meyer and the recruits see that.
osu has to get the "don't use the tight end enough" monkey off their back. we had it under tressel and haven't done anything under meyer to change it. making the tight end a bigger part of the offense has to be a priority this season.
good stuff kyle. especially mentioning how missed tackles and just not making the play is the biggest thing that needs fixed. getting off blocks and making a tackle completely changes the Clemson outcome imo.
and remember that ash's way is supposedly a more simple concept than most. maybe now some of you can appreciate how easy it is for a player to be out of position during a full speed game.......
the problem with the diamond formation in 2013 was we only had 2 guys touching the ball 90% of the time in miller/hyde. the defense reads those 2 no matter what formation they're in. diamond needs 4 capable guys including receivers downfield to be more effective.
communication and play diagnosis are the keys to success in all schemes. one guy out of position can make the difference. offenses aren't dumb either. so they attack with blocking, misdirection, double moves, crossing patterns, etc. the players make or break a scheme. end of story.....
the credit should go to the PLAYERS. as should the majority of the blame when big plays are given up. many different coaches win and lose with many different schemes. in the end, its upto the players to make plays.
it'll be interesting to watch and see if lee has an a.j. hawk type of rise up the depth chart or if maybe this is one of those times when a coach puts a guy in the starting spot early to give him some confidence. while at the same time, motivating another player to step up his game (trey Johnson?).
today's "new" offenses like urban, chip and malzahn run are basically offenses that were ran when football was in its early stages. the passing game took over for a long time and now these run based offenses are seen as new. the triple option of ga. tech is an old school offense but its extremely similar to what malzahn runs. the only difference is that he stole it from a book called I believe the Delaware wing-T and still gets credit for being an offensive guru.
well said tussey.....well said indeed
while the 40 isn't practical for every position such as o-line. de/olb'ers have been greatly effected by what their 40 time is. rb/fb's have been effected as well. so its not going away anytime soon. other positions are effected as well. it makes a lot of guys a lot of money.
if this happened to bama, saban would throw the biggest temper tantrum cfb has ever seen.
I think we'll be fine tho.
bama's season is in the hands of coker or as i call him, mettenberger jr. i dont see it going real well for bama unless they run the crap out of the ball like they should've done this year but didnt.
theres no denying bama's stats as far as wins, etc. so u can put them up there each time and pretty much not say anything else and u would look right on the money. however, i lean more towards the idea of how did they get them wins and nc's etc. not just the end result and done. take out games against lsu alone and the wins and even an NC drops significantly. if they played lsu last game of season like we do scUM and it would be a lil different. texas/oklahoma's rivalry is lessened for the same reason in my mind. i know that bama and lsu isnt the same kind of rivalry but the schedule makers dont seem to be in a hurry to make that game later in the season for some reason when the stakes could be even higher.
if you take away the star designation of recruits, fans would have very little choice but to trust that the coaches know what they're doing. so how about we just do that anyway?
jpfbuck, jm curious about how many of bama's "big" games were against a top 10 ranked sec team EARLY in the season who ended up ranked well below the top 10 at the end of the season? my reasoning is based on how they line up early season conference games knowing that the winner will get a big ranking boost and the loser has time to work their way back up later on. everything the sec does has a plan behind it. its not coincidental. not saying its illegal or anything. its actually very good thinking and the big10 should follow suit but we cant because on average, 6 of the top 10 teams are sec. that's pretty convenient huh?
u bring in the amount u can fit. a couple over is a calculated risk. 5 or more is a PLAN.
there are lots of 4/5 star players that are given that designation due to their potential not their readiness to help right away. thats a much forgotten factoid.
you got rid of possibly 5 players thru "possible" graduation (like they just decided to graduate and walk away from football on their own). qb transfer(maybe has to do with bringing in so many it pushes 1 or 2 out). one has been at odds with saban so he might leave(which means he's mad at saban for pushing him out the door). you then write them off like they were never there and say bama is only over the limit by 2! i predict some very hard conditioning tests for those 2 in the near future.....