They're at the point where they've just stockpiled talent so much that 5-stars are languishing on the bench, which is not something these kids are fans of
I think this article was a little harsh on Grant. He was our best corner for most of the year and would probably get a "B" grade for the entire season. I still have a soft spot for him from the time he jumped an out route and got an interception that ended up being the difference in the game against NW.
I like this move. I think Johnson's experience and maturity as a coach will help this relatively young staff a lot.
Amen. He's got size and power with good speed and he seems like a violent runner. I mean just look at this run.
Pendergast doesn't do recruiting from what I understand, which I'm guessing would disqualify him pretty quickly for Urban
I seriously doubt it. It wouldn't even be a lateral move, it'd downwards one (assuming we're not stripping Fickell of his co-DC title). I guess maybe the asst. head coach title could make up for that, but I doubt it.
From what I understand, they're suing over X being considered a PED. If it was classified as a street drug, the way it is by the NCAA, he'd just have to attend some classes and be on some sort of probation, not miss any playing time.
Listening to Spielman in the filmroom broadcast (ESPN classic) makes me wish he could be on our coaching staff so much
Considering that they play different positions and played most of the Orange Bowl snaps together, yes, they can.
You should be asking if Spence and Marcus can play at the same time
I was talking about Coombs with a few Cinci fans over on r/cfb and the soft zone we run (and the habit of getting torched against any decent passing offense) was a trademark of his time at UC.
I guess it's just that we never expected the defense to win this game for us, so the burden falls on the O
I think it all comes from the coaches just based on the attitude that the players play with. We aren't an attacking defense anymore like we were under Heacock. We play to contain, not dominate. How often in the last two seasons have you seen a buckeye defender wait for the ball carrier to come to them instead of attacking and going after the guy. This attitude is a byproduct of this set of defensive coaches' mentality/philsophy.
We need to be dominant on both sides of the ball to be a championship team. We can't have a defense that plays not to lose, especially in big games.
But then people will just be chirping about Mizzou into the title game ahead of us, and outside of the win against Bama, they probably have a better case than Auburn (won every game but 1 by two touchdowns, only loss came in 2OTs against SCAR on a cross-bar deflection, who's better ranked than LSU)
Word over on MGo is that Hand wanted to major in engineering, but Hoke wouldn't let him at Michigan b/c it's so time intensive. Bama, on the other hand, was fine with him majoring in whatever he wanted.
Probably trying to get him some playing time with the younger guys to prep for next year
This feels more like last year's Nebraska win (except with better defense)
Can you imagine, on 3rd and long, having the front four of Spence, Bennett, Washington and Bosa to rush the passer. We wouldn't even need a secondary
Let's hope he keeps the heyward thing going and adds to the long tradition of freshman OSU DEs destroying "elite" ttun tackles
It really seems to me that these issues come down to defensive coaching. Whether it's the scheme (12 yard cushions against teams that love the short pass) or how the players execute (or don't, at least when it comes to tackling), it comes back to coaches like Fickell, Withers and Coombs (Vrabel is exempt because he's done fantastic things with the Dline). They need to reexamine how they're coaching this team and find a way to get the D playing fast, aggressive and punishing.
Maybe I'm being a bit too much of a homer here, but it seems to me that pushing away someone who just punched you (even if they are a woman) is a very reasonable self defense measure. Of course, it would depend on how violent the push is, but does something like that really constitute disrespect for women?
It seems like we've been the leader for McMillian forever, when do we expect him to commit (barring anything unforeseen)? Could we officially pick him up this weekend?
Cal might be dangerous, but is important to note that their system plays into the strengths of our defense, namely the DBs. We got more experience in the secondary than anywhere else on the Defensive side of the ball, so at least at he start of season I'm more comfortable facing a passing attack than a rushing one, what with the inexperienced DLine and LBs.
Maybe Marotti can bulk him up and we can have another converted white LB to keep Shazier company
Have there been any other major college ADs or coaches to come out in support of it?
NC is a very quickly growing state and UNC would give us a media foothold there. Charlotte is the 24th largest media market in the US and Raleigh-Durham is 28th. Not crazy big or anything, but it's a growing area and UNC has a national basketball fan base