Which game was it where we lost because of a blocked FG which the Illini returned for a TD despite the fact that he threw a forward lateral FROM HIS KNEES... oh, and the ball went forward FIVE YARDS! Worst blown call I've ever seen. In days before reviews. I don't recall which year it was...
I bet coaches who do their film work (like you) will see that and test Tyvis again.
Great work with the film. But, given the two touchdown lead, I think Tyvis should have suspected a double move ... Bama needed a quick TD there. I think Tyvis should have been more conservative, IMHO.
Yes, I was alluding to that too... Tyvis tried to jump the route "to get the glory of the kill". And then a few minutes later after he makes the winning interception in the end zone, Tyvis runs it out of the end zone, knowing that downing the ball ends the game. Again, was he focusing on personal glory? I see a pattern forming here with Tyvis. Thoughts?
Thanks, Jonathan. Check out that Oregon/OSU play... it is a carbon copy of routes and coverage... and sadly the result. :) I think Powell tries to jump passes to aggressively.
Sorry, I must disagree on the analysis of the TD that opened the scoring in the Maryland game. I think that they were in Cover 4, not 3. I just can't imagine Bell setting up OUTSIDE the hash mark if he has the deep middle third.
Second, Ash said that it was POWELL that was "out of position." What actually happened is that Powell had the deep quarter or half on that side but bit on the crossing route which left the deep post behind him. Powell did EXACTLY the same thing against exactly the same routes with the same coverage when Oregon hit its long TD pass last January. In both instances, you see after the play Bell angrily pointing at some one... probably Tyvis P.
At the stadium it appeared to me that Vonn Bell screwed up on the long pass TD that started the scoring yesterday by Maryland. But UPON FURTHER REVIEW… Tyvis Powell and Vonn B. were the two safeties in what was probably a four-deep zone (or quarter/quarter/half). Bell was OUTSIDE the hash mark on his side, so he certainly did not think he was covering the entire middle of the field. (It was not a two-deep man under… the LB’s were clearly dropping in their zones) So it was zone.
But Powell appears to have tried to stay close to the end on the left side doing a crossing route instead of dropping to cover the post route, which was his responsibility (deeper than the deepest).
For those who have seen the Oregon game multiple times (raises hand), it was the same routes and coverage that resulted in the long TD pass that Oregon made in the NC game. Virtually identical. In that play, Powell also did the same thing!
You saw Powell appear to point at the end of the play. I think he was trying to tell the world “It wasn’t me.” And it wasn’t.
He has kept the ball under his right arm even when going left this season... not sure why. However, against Indiana, going left, he transferred the ball to under his left arm and gave a stiff arm. I'd like to see more stiff arms from him too at times.
I saw Brimstone and Treacle back around 1983... Denholm Elliott. Sting plays this creepy guy caring for Elliott's comatose daughter, as I recall. Sting's a good actor. I think he started as a teacher, then an actor, then, oila.
Thanks sooo much for this link!! I just played it during my lunch hour. Brought back old college memories. Sigh. :)
That was actually taken from something Genghis Khan said... there was additional verbiage about riding their horses and "holding your enemies' wives and daughters to your bosom." Ol' Genghis liked to run up the score.
"disinterested" is DEFINITELY not the right word, since that word means "not have an interest, stake, or bias in the outcome". You mean "uninterested", i.e., bored.
well, "most of Buckeye nation" can't be wrong. Wake up Urb! Conduct polling of Buckeye Nation to make the decisions for you.
The offensive line is underperforming and they are presumably getting the normal number of game week reps. If they are not practicing well, it might be poor preparation for the 3-4 defense and the blitzes that they are seeing... they all need to be coached up better in that regard... give it a couple of more weeks of practice/playing before we push the panic button.
Let's keep the mocking of Bielema and Arkansas to a minimum, OK? And by "minimum", I mean no more than 50% of the posts this week should reference them. (And no less than, say, 40%)
You're right. the edge blocking cause a few outside run plays to be snuffed out. Evan Spencer and Noah Brown were sure blockers. They need Paris Campbell and the others to be as good. (Mike Thomas is big and physical like Noah Brown; he should be good. Any observations about him, guys?)
Lot of pressure on him now with Smith, Spencer, Brown not here this year. I think he will be a lynchpin.
"... I'm rollin' ... they hatin'..." (Is that a cat in a raccoon disguise?)
"You can't talk to me like that... I'm a lawyer... I go to court. I use big words."
If Brax was THAT accurate, he'd be our starting QB. :)
Two of the best TE's in the country. Urb has more toys than any of the other kids.
AWESOME!! Yakov Smirnoff would be proud!
In this offense... all 3 are unstoppable.
He has a lot to work on: footwork, ball handling, and the read option ... but I think with experience he will improve those things to combine with his excellent accuracy and truck-like power.