All it says is staff position in the OP, you are the only one saying analyst. Sarkisian was an analyst at Bama, OSU has had a few go on to be coaches which goes to say you still want a quality staff. Wether you call him an analyst or a coach. I believe the point still stood that they are trading a spot on the staff, for a recruit. I really don't care if he wants to hire a journeyman coach 6yrs away from major football.
I don't know much about his history, but I know a lot of those teams on the list were bad and he didn't last long except for Atlanta in which they rode Vick's athleticism at QB. I'm sure he knows fundamentals through his many years of playing and coaching to be a competent position coach. However, the previous post alluded that Harbaugh may be sacrificing some quality in coaching for a coveted recruit.
I'm interested to see if Hooker will slide to 12 with his injury
I'm more interested in what they do in F/A right now. If they make some solid signings it can change the landscape of what they need to draft and perhaps make this trade worthwhile.
leaving the country is probably a good thing with all those starters they lost.
There was no debate that Winston was the best QB prospect in the draft that year. They have Watson as the 3rd best, he'd have more to benefit from the senior bowl in draft stock
Lamar Jackson had to do a lot as well and he had half the turnovers in the same division. He wasn't playing a brutal schedule and quite a few of the INTs were bad throws rather than a DB making a great play.
I don't have a problem with it. He had a great game against Bama however, 17ints is an insane amount of turnovers in college for a QB that was supposedly one of the top QB prospects before the season started.
Nice to see a slant and screen make its way into the playbook
Did you also bother to look at how many left from his 1st class of players of which half he didn't recruit? He lost half off those and 11 seniors or early enrollees in 2012 alone. Saying they recruited more but leaving out heavy losses due to players not fitting the system when he arrived is not accurately telling the story on your end.
Ok guy, you pulled out Lisle and Collier as your example of OSU over signing. Both players have been with OSU for over 3 years and graduated. My point was it seems like OSU invests more than 1 year in player development before they come to the agreement that transferring might be in their best interest to play in college. Bama and OSU lose about the same amount of players to the NFL & graduation. Yet Bama seems to always sign 3-4 more players than OSU each class. Now before you make another snarky reply. To me that looks like Bama is pushing more players out than OSU a year. So do they both oversign? Yes. However, one seems to do it more egregiously than the other and would almost seem that if there is no marked improvement they are gone in two years or less at Bama.
IMO, I think there is a difference between the way OSU and Bama does it. I expect 2-3 people to transfer from any school. Seems like Bama has about twice the amount of transfers as the next school. Lisle and Collier both graduated, I can always make the case that unless there are disciplinary issues you see an OSU player usually around for at least 2-3 years before they transfer. Does OSU invest more in their players than Bama before they leave? I think that is the real question
Apparently it doesn't take much to impress Acho and Banner, which is probably why they aren't in the league anymore that and they sucked horribly
Swartz got burned when he didn't take the original Browns offer, Mack was never coming back and Gabriel is what he is because of Matt Ryan. Gipson is the only player you can really say is a big loss. But then again you're talking about players that even with them they won 3 games
Not that I wouldn't want Zeke, but the Browns were not in the position that they needed a RB. A great OL can make your RB and QB play a lot better. The Cowboys were not going years w/out a 1,000yd rusher, I believe they have been leading the league in rushing for 2 or 3yrs prior to Zeke. That's not taking anything away from Zeke, because he's amazing for other things that he does. If the Browns had the consistency with their OL that Dallas has, I'm pretty sure Crowell could be around the 1400yd 10td mark. The Browns could have won 5 or 6 more games if they had a good defense, IMO always playing catch on offense tends to have teams abandon the run game. Browns need to work on DL, OL and Secondary on the offseason.
The only change I see, is the committee will be reluctant to pick another non conference winner for the playoffs.
Why does an offense with Zeke give him the ball only 11 times against MSU? I think the answer is the staff has no clue what they are doing. This is not the first time this has happened, we abandoned what's worked and go with QB runs over handing the ball off to our RBs. Let's make no mistake about it, we are a rushing team and that's what the stats say. It makes zero sense to abandon what works in favor of your weakness. We had over a month to game plan for Clemson and this was the best we came up with. More than enough time to find a suitable replacement for Webber if there was seriously an issue of trust with him. At the end of the day your best RB's had 11 carries.... You took the ball out of your most reliable offensive production, and forced a passing game that has underperformed and was inconsistent at best.
He didn't fumble until the second half, so the no trust in his ability is a bit of a stretch because he only had one carry in the 1st half. He's been in the system and if he's not: big, strong or fast enough he wouldn't be a starting RB at a MAC school. You don't gain over 1000yds because you lack those qualities. Clemson has a good D, but not great any competent D can recognize that a Jet Sweep is coming or we are going to run JT up the middle and as the passing in the 3 previous games suggested, we are not going to go down field.
Poor pass protection can also be a result of the QB not making quick decisions or reading the defense correctly which should fall under the QB coach for preparing them. A lot off passes were to the wrong shoulder, under thrown or over thrown. You can say the WRs need to run better routes etc... The biggest highlight was Noah Brown catching a horribly underthrown ball against OU. The facts are the QB was not making the easy throws, rarely made connections on the passes over 15yds and I can't remember a well thrown deep ball. All this QB development falls on the QB coach.
If he's the QB Coach and didn't call plays, why are we associating the #1 rush offense with him? What I do see, pass efficiency getting worse each season. I'm sure he's capable of calling the plays Herman gives him.
The assumption is that people leaving, handle themselves as professionals. Some leave before bowls begin others stay. Day was still with SF so he was not coming early.
We get it, bad things happen in piles, but this wasn't a pile and was clearly intentional. People are still pretty outraged about Robert Reynolds choking Jim Sorgi. What Wilkins did was over the top dirty like Reynolds, I don't think any OSU fan was ok with what Reynolds did.
As far a Deja Vu, hopefully this is like the last time we lost to Clemson. Addressing the weakness with hiring new coordinators and winning the championship the next season. It appears step 1 is taking place.
Maybe having a good QB coach and OC will improve the WR corps. We didn't seem to have WR problems until Herman left. QBs should just get back to throwing WRs open and stop waiting for it to happen
No, I never thought this team was unbeatable like the 2006 team was. I knew that if we had the same game plan we did against PSU, MSU and Michigan we would get beaten.