Oregon hasn't fired a coach since 1976. Really amazing isn't it?
But Helfrich seems to be overwhelmed at Oregon and may not have been ready for a HC job at such a large school.
But maybe he regroups and figures some things out. It doesn't get much better to do that than under Urban Meyer
It's coach speak. I got to imagine the locker room after the game and team meeting on Sunday was an awful place to be. Meyer I'm sure let it rip
Exactly. Edge rushers and quicker, more athletic rushers are giving him hell. They just beat him because he can't move as quickly.
Maybe Jamarco is a better fit at guard than tackle?
In the NFL, he's a guard
I disagree. Prince is a true sophomore who has been through one full offseason and has limited reps. For Jordan, Prince, and even Jamarco, it's about reps and technical refinement.
From what I saw with Prince, he's not bending enough and is playing too tall. He's giving up leverage and playing with a narrow base so he's simply getting beat many times.
I have to imagine the entire offensive staff is under heat right now. It just isn't limited to Beck and Smith.
Alford might be the one with the least amount of heat.
Sure pass protection is bad. I know.
But I think the tape will show Barrett is struggling with the football in his hands. Even when he gets time, he has struggled with accuracy. The ball is wobbly too
I'll stick with the staff but we need to acknowledge where the issues are at. Development is certainly an issue at this point. It is a young team sure, but I have a seen a team that has had fundamental breakdowns, mental errors, and overall, sloppy play.
Accountability is critical; it applies to both the players and staff.
Absolutely. Meyer knows better.
Take the timeout and regroup. Get it straight. I've seen Meyer do this a 100 times
Barrett has suffered from stagnation as a QB. His mechanics seem inconsistent, the ball doesn't come out cleanly, and he isn't making good reads. Fundamental breakdowns.
Let alone rush Durbin out there and quickly attempt a FG from the hashmarks in a tough stadium in less than ideal conditions.
Number one can be addressed with scheming and help side defense types of things. Penn State has to be able to get the ball and make plays with outstanding execution.
Additionally, outstanding pass rush and rush lane control will mitigate a lot of these issues
Yes, there were times where we got mauled, but it happens and it didn't happen consistently to the point where they dominated the line of scrimmage.
Like you said, in the 3rd quarter, it was corrected. Which makes me think it was a scheme/being in position type issue. In theory, you'd expect the defense to get worn down and beat as the game progresses well into the 2nd half. That really didn't happen until the final drive.
I think the tape would show they simply didn't just push us off the line consistently and Kyle Jones can correct me if I am wrong.
Kyle, I think part of the issue at WR is that rely on the rotation because the WRs don't have enough of a skill set to affect the game from a wide variety of routes and concepts. They rely on the WRs to only do a few concepts whereas in the past, they had Thomas and others who affected the game in a variety of concepts.
Brown is a redzone type WR, but Clark and Campbell are more effective for quick passing concepts. McLaurin looks like he separates on deep balls and is a deep threat from the scheme perspective but hasn't emerged as a true deep threat with his play.
I didn't see how Wisky just dominate the line of scrimmage and push us around upfront. We had issues of over pursuit and being of position. Which is a schematic and mental error more so than a talent issue.
Until an opposing OL just pushes our D around and mauls us, I won't be worried about our run defense. Sparty mauled our OL last year.
Run defense metrics only tell half the story whereas the tape tells another.
It just depends. I can see Conley leaving early.
But Lattimore has injury filled past and those are big red flags. He probably needs to show the nfl he can stay healthy again for another season. He has great talent but the nfl also likes to see future first round picks shadow teams' number one WR, which is something Conley does more than Lattimore
Hooked probably needs another year of seasoning as a starter. Very high upside but the nfl always likes to see players with a few years of experience too.
The depth of the DL is definitely one of the biggest surprises. They are 9 or so deep without Sprinkle. To me, that's a huge surprise and one the biggest reasons this team is 6-0.
They made life a living hell for Mayfield and Hornibrook during the biggest games
Bosa has really stepped up his game since conference play began.
I see what you did there
It is a must win game. Outside of the negative implications of a loss, giving Penn state any hope for winning the division would be awful. It could force a three way tie.
Rutgers is the worst team in the conference. I'll give them that one. Illinois is pretty bad too but that's a toss up
I'll give you Iowa State and WF as bad programs to go to but Purdue is certainly in the bottom 5 of Power 5. A 9 game conference schedule has done them no favors and they have their share of administrative issues. Outside of the recent announcement of new facilities, it seemed like Purdue wasn't that committed to football that long ago either.
Yes it hasn't been that long since Tiller left, but the game and conference has changed a lot since 2008 after Tiller left. The conference is very competitive with 14 teams, 9 game conference schedule, divisions within B1G, and overall better play.
Sure it can be done, but they need a coach who is committed to the school and also be committed to the coach.
Kansas is definitely in bad shape. That's bottom five
Purdue is arguably the biggest dead end job in the Power 5 let alone the fbs.