Penn State. What is right with their fan base?
Wilson got $542,000 buyout from Indiana and Schiano's buyout from TB came to an end at the end of the 2016 season.
I love Thad and he is a great guy and a great coach.
However, he looks drained, depleted, and frankly, worn out. He seems to have less energy and his intensity is seemingly lower. The program, like stated in the podcast, is stuck in neutral. And I think neutral might be even describing it at best.
Maybe being a perennial top 5, top 10 team is a bit too much to expect but the expectations of being a perennial tournament team and even a top 25-40 team is extremely fair.
Freeman might be a HC one day. He is already a DC and he is like 30. Definitely could be a an opportunity for him to come back to OSU at some point.
Agreed. Wilson should be able to address this issue and Day should help JT improve his mechanics to get the ball out quickly.
Yes, but the goal is to reduce the number of carries on Barrett and Samuel wasn't a true between the tackles runner. McCall could be headed to HB or share reps there too. I know those guys are all/were in the mix for touches but we lacked a "true," big bodied back like Weber as a backup.
Price is moving to center so we need to replace one starter and it looks like RG. Pridgeon might be the first lineman to get a crack at the spot. It is also possible Jones or Prince slide inside to guard and possibly allow Pridgeon to play tackle.
Knox, Burrell, Taylor, Cupp Bowen, Gerald, and others all will get a chance at it too.
RB depth is another question to me. Weber played hurt most of the year and we did not have a true backup RB to take a 5-10 snaps a game to spell Weber. I think the lack of depth could have played a role into Weber not getting touches or being heavily involved in the game plan at times.
Having arguably the deepest and most talented defensive line in the country will definitely help our young defensive backs.
We definitely need improved route running from our receivers to create separation. Mack and Victor have great size for the position.
Last kick return TD was when Jordan Hall ran one back against Michigan in 2010. Last punt return TD was when Jalin Marhall ran it back against Indiana in 2014.
Ryan Crow? He is supposed to be the assistant LBs coach. That would make it 10 coaches.
RB (2): Zeke and Hyde
WR (4): Thomas, Sanzenbacher, Smith, and Pryor because he is simply too good
TE: Jeff Heuerman
LT: Jack Mewhort
LG: Andrew Norwell
C: Corey Linsley
RG: Pat Elflein
RT: Taylor Decker
DEs: Bosa and Vernon Gholston...Forget what happened in the NFL...he owns OSU's single season sack record.
DTs: Cameron Heyward and Johnathan Hankins
OLB: Shazier and Lee
CBs: Jenkins, Lattimore, and Roby (Chekwa isn't far behind either)
S: Hooker and Coleman
I guess that is what they refer to as "Southern Hospitality"
Playoffs? We are talking about playoffs
Under their logic, what is the point of the regular season? Shouldn't the preseason number one team just win the championship?
Michigan State at 5 seems generous. QB play needs to drastically improve but I am not sure that they have the QB play to be contenders in the East.
We are probably looking at 3 more commitments?
There a few graduate transfers that are certainly possibilities. We might see a player or two transfer to UC to join Fickell.
Right. They could get away with it when they play LSU, Florida, and Auburn, etc. But when it is playoff time, Alabama needs all three phases to win.
Freshman QB? Bo got hurt? Officiating on pass interference calls? They just got a new OC?
They got beat because their defense collapsed in the 4th quarter.