I think people's eyes are starting to open regarding Smith's coaching ability. I agree, lots of talent on the roster and lack of results.
I am glad people are finally opening their eyes to the lack of execution in the basic fundamentals of playing WR on this team. This is 75% on coaches for not making the corrections.
Agreed, I was simply saying that we would throw if we could, it's not that Urban and co are against throwing the damn ball.
Not true, in 2014 JT trw for almost 3k yards, Urban has said he wants a "balanced" attack.
How many years does it take to learn how to separate from the DB, or run crisp routes?
BINGO, my thought exactly...
If he's such a great recruiter make him "head recruiter" and get somebody in the role that can actually develop talent. He didn't develop Devin Smith, Devin is just a speed freak and had great hands. I doubt he had much to do with Michael Thomas either as he was Keyshon's. nephew.
I'm not buying "it's not Zach Smith's fault". I agree he has been given "athletes" and not wide receivers, these athletes are extremely fast (or we were led to believe this fact). Running routes is a fundamental of the wr position, plain and simple, the fact that we're 1/2 through the season and they can't run a clean route and gain separation is on the coaching. What are the working on during the week, expanding the playbook? Pound the fundamentals until they are sound and if this group isn't there, next man up. We were stacked with talent last year and didn't even make the playoffs due to "coaching/play calling" the same thing is happening this season. It is good to see that @CoachZachSmith hasn't been active in the twitterverse in a few days, hopefully he's building a plan for performance improvement.
Gentlemen/ladies, this "elite" window is only open for so long, if bama can be there year in and year out, why can't we? We need to get ours while we can.
If we could only get zach smith off twitter...
Correct me if I'm wrong but both teams had to deal with the weather, right?
Do they play D in the Big XII?
Is this Larry Johnson?
You guys can go cheer for Purdue, I'm sitting that one out
Can't we all just get along?
Gibson was a QB until now, is he really going to be the difference maker? Same could be said about Corey Smith.
I thought we were playing with house money all season...
He holds the ball too long
You remember the QB competition that lasted all last season, that was Urban's pride not wanting to admit he picked the wrong guy. I wouldn't want anybody else as the head coach of tOSU but Urban seems to have an issue admitting when he's not right.
In all honesty, Beck sucked at Nebraska and has sucked since he arrived here, I (as many others have said) agree that it's time for him to be shown the door.
Thanks again FatPants/Hove and all other mods for pulling this together.
#struggled was trending tonight on 11W and Twitter
With the exception of Ginn, I don't think any of those guys were 4 or 5 star receivers. I have always said stars mean nothing on the field, my point is the team needs a true wr coach and not a Twitter professional. Urban went on and on in the pre season about how good the receivers were, I haven't seen anything that leads me to believe that yet.
You're not going to get actual answers from Meyer, he's as good as dancing around the subject as tressel was, he'll give all the credit to PSU and go on and on about how good of a team that is, how well coached they are.
Same thing happened with Zeke vs MSU last year, completely forgotten about...