His successor should have a PR campaign about how terrible it's been under Brandon and what they are going to do better (like the current domino's campaign).
Lol, if you are going to look at a one game sample size where Wisconsin gave LSU everything they could handle in a semi-road game with a backup QB then maybe you should write off OSU too.
Needs more 40+ yard runs. I think we are due for one of those.
Yea, they were running a fake pitch to the weak side several times but never actually pitched it to Zeke.
Hopefully all of them can rival the Hawk/Carpenter class.
The reason for reps for Marshall is we can put him at QB without subbing so we can move to it out of uptempo and then run a mix of speed option, QB outside zone and sprinkle in some passes (perhaps the pop pass is in order off of that look).
I would guess if he got on the field that he isn't going to be running jet sweeps but would only be in there as a slot WR and blocker.
Meyer confirmed Brionte is still hurt. He and Ball would probably be a toss-up for the 3rd RB garbage time / emergency role. Bust may still be premature as he has 2.5 years of eligibility left and at this point in Carlos Hyde's eligibility he was pouting on twitter about losing carries to Boom Herron and Jordan Hall.
Bosa's been getting all the love but he's often lined up right next to another man-beast.
The shark was jumped in 2011 when Alabama got their re-match with LSU when there were other accomplished candidates who won their conference.
I think the optimistic POV is Barrett will learn from this experience and how to handle that type of stress.
I think if we had been down instead of leading in the 4th then we might've put some drives together. We punted on 4th and 1 near midfield at least 2 if not 3 times that I noticed. We also had the wildcat play on 3rd and 5 that was basically a surrender/setup the punt play.
The adjustments were made in the running game and Ross outlined them really well but the passing game was floundering even when Barrett was staring at an open receiver in the flat. At that point he had bunker mentality and we needed to settle him down. Maybe without the sprained knee we would've gone to more sprint-out passes.
"don't need" is different than "don't want". At QB you ideally want 1 guy to rise to the top and be a 3-4 year starter and elite player. That means several other guys that hold clipboards though so you want to have several guys competing.
Running QB lead zone instead of Hyde up the gut or play action was actually somewhat creative. I didn't like the 3rd down call but I also don't like to nitpick one play call when it is part of an overall strategy. VT game we just did not have bullets in the holster to adjust mid-game. We have the bullets now for that type of defense. PSU we were hugely ineffective with our passing game when we did throw so I'm not sure why everyone wanted to throw more. The big plays that were there were missed pretty poorly by JT and then you had the 2 picks and some perimeter stuff that did ok but was pretty well defended and wasn't some easy answer. They have a pretty good defense and our QB had a bad night.
Technically it is a top 10 defense and we did nothing to disprove that statistic.
It is not the predictability of the inside zone play, it is the inability to prevent penetration by the D line. That is mostly technique. It's not like the other team is jumping into certain gaps.
It really is this simple: the pick six changed the game. There isn't a coach in football that doesn't button it up if an inexperienced QB in the first true hostile road game of his career throws a pick six while protecting a lead.
They didn't get flagged because the players have adjusted and stopped leading with the crown of their helmet. Those were textbook hits under the new rules. Unless there's some lawsuit around bruised ribs causing heart/lung problems later in life then I think we'll continue to see those types of hits.
Do we really need to bash secretaries? They aren't exactly over-appreciated in general. She probably does way more work than Brandon.
So did we not out-coach O'Brien last year? Or do you give the players the credit and the coaches the blame without recourse?
Yep, and Urban and Tressel's national titles in 2002 and 2007 obviously had a lot of close games against worse teams. Not that I think we are poised for playoff competition but we can and will improve and learn from games like this.
Is it? Last year's MSU D was probably better than this year's PSU D but maybe not by as much as you think. I think PSU this year is better up front than MSU last year but MSU's secondary was dominant. We'll see in East Lansing but I am not going to immediately say we are going to struggle because I think we can run the ball on them and I am getting more faith every week in our D.
A lot to respond to but the simplest thing to say is the 2 losses last year had a TON more to do with defense than offense. That offense scored points on good defenses and bad defenses because of the ability to make things happen in adverse situations and the amazing running game. If you didn't expect some significant struggles with JT and 4 new linemen then you had some scarlet colored glasses on. If anything I am pleased with the progress on defense and happy with the way the offense came along against the bad defenses which shows growth in the long run. But I didn't expect to coast to a conference title and the playoff this year after Braxton went down. But I think all the people clamoring for JT over Braxton already were so hyped that now that they were proven wrong they are grasping at straws and blaming Herman.
Billy Price is a guy who could've played either way and they decided to play him at OL. Hale isn't starting so you are misinformed that there are 2 converted DL starting. The tackles are not the problem so not sure why you are calling for Dodson. The problem is more experience and cohesion inside than the individual players we are choosing to play. It will get better.