No worries. It's an abundance of riches. Easy to miss people. Not like Chase and Nick are stiffs.
Jonathon Cooper would like to have a word with you.
What is the point of cumulative rankings? They are completely misleading. Is there any coach on the planet that would take Michigan's class over tOSU's? Seven five stars versus one and the only three star is the number one ranked kicker. There needs to be a better way to measure teams than simply awarding "best" based on total. Otherwise this list is useless.
How many points did Nebraska score on us again???
Embarrassed by the team's performance? No. Shit happens. Clemson is legit and motivated, just like tOSU versus ND last year.
Embarrassed by fans' reaction to the game? Very much so.
You need to do a bit more thinking before you post such a monstrosity.
Since a star receiver in the NFL catches about 100 passes over a 16-game season, or an average of 6 a game, and teams average about 65-70 plays per game, you are talking about 8% of their time spent actually catching the ball. Clearly they spend far more time doing things other than actually catching passes, blocking being a huge one.
This falls completely at the feet of Urban. He's so consumed with recruiting that he clearly forgets that coaches need to be able to COACH. Beck was a mediocre OC at Nebraska and clearly hasn't changed. On top of that, Urban's attempted on-the-job training for Warinner. That's completely ridiculous at a school like tOSU. Urban is a great coach, but enough already. This has to end now. Beck needs to move to strictly a qb coach and Warinner needs to move back to offensive line. If they balk then say goodbye. There are a ton of offensive coaches out there (Big 12, Mike Leach tree, etc). I can't believe we can't pick up one of the air raid coaches out there. We have failed in back to back years because of the OC. It has to end.
What the hell is that supposed to mean? Character issues? You mean like going to a place where you get discounted tattoos or free rides?
That's the most ridiculous thing I've heard. My daughter went to FSU. It's a great school that requires a 4.0 GPA. Your mischaracterization is absurd. You would likely have a fit if someone judged tOSU by Clarrett or Pryor.
With all due respect, and I say this as someone that has posted things about the team out of frustration, we are in no position to laugh. The things I saw posted on here about our own team during the game was embarrassing. I was just as frustrated but thought better of posting.
Just like email. Type it up and walk away.
Hyperbole much? When did I say that they aren't supposed to complete a pass? My point was there was under a minute to play in half and we were playing man coverage. Is that the defense you endorse? Those so called "prayers" that you call them are answered when a cornerback is put on an island. I don't blame the CB, I blame whoever made that defensive call. It was just plain dumb.
I stand by my assessment, horrendous. You can disagree and I understand what you are saying, but it's the coaches job, especially with a young team, to put them in a position to be successful. I don't feel that they did it. No different than running Dontre up the middle. Just plain stupid.
This defense has some major issues that hadn't been exposed until recently. For me, it all starts with the defensive line, particularly the tackles. The aren't doing a very good job, either stuffing the run or preventing the qb from stepping up when passing. I think we are seeing the results of recent misses in recruiting. Because our front 4 don't get enough pressure/stop the run, it puts pressure on everyone else. Guys like Webb, Arnette, and Worley are getting exposed because plays are lasting way too long.
Even if they don't get sacks, pressure (as we saw with Joey Bosa) can get qbs taking their eyes off of downfield, forces them into making mistakes, etc.
I also think the defensive coaching has been horrendous. Against Penn St, we gave up a TD at the end of the first half because we were playing man coverage. Who plays man with under a minute left in the half? That was inexcusable. How many times today did you watch the same two types of plays: wide receiver out, TE crossing. They did it play after play after play. This coaching staff, on both sides of the ball, do the players no favors.
Fire the piece of shit play caller. If Urban does his coach-speak bullshit after this game then he deserves to go down with th GD ship.
And replace this shitty line while you're at it!
JT has regressed. He needs to be benched.
Whoever is calling the plays needs to be FIRED! What a joke. Better athletes, huge gains on the outside, let's run twice up the middle.
My apologies. Didn't mean for it to be snarky. Text doesn't always convey intent. Wasn't aimed at you specifically. Just pointing out to everyone who thinks that it's easy to replace a punt returner that it's a really hard job. Expectation should be that he can field a fair catch, but it's definitely not an easy job.
Both are true. I don't see anything wrong with it. It's very difficult but at this level there should be zero tolerance on fumbling fair catches. What don't you understand?
Fielding punts is an extremely difficult task. Ever done it?
Completely agree. Dontre, unfortunately, scares the bejeezus outta me when he fields punts. Muffed punts are complete disasters because they are on your side of the field and either end up in scores or a short field for a score. Most dangerous part of the game, IMO. I would much rather see Demario McCall, if he is able. What most people don't understand is that fielding punts is a skill; not everyone can do it.
JT also failed to keep them honest when he had some HUGE running lanes. There is plenty of blame to go around, unfortunately.
Couldn't have said it better myself. The average fan has completely lost touch with playing a sport and how difficult it is. Having both played and coached, I can say coaching was by far the hardest part. There are SO many variables and moving parts. Playing, you just have to focus on doing your job. Coaching, you have to HOPE that everyone does. It's incredibly frustrating.
Fans nowadays act like their playing Madden on their Playstation.
JT is equally to blame. He had HUGE lanes to run but instead held onto the ball. If those pass rushers had to contend more with his running then they would have had to slow the rush, add a spy, etc. He's a dual threat qb that played pocket passer when his receivers weren't getting open.
That rests SQUARELY on JT.
There should be ZERO tolerance on a punt returner that habitually fumbles fair catches.
Who the hell is making the calls on this team??? Do they have co-coordinators so no one knows who they blame? The play calling on offense was an absolute joke only surpassed by the ineptitude of the defensive coordinators putting the cornerbacks on islands with less than a minute left. I mean, who does that!!?? Total joke!
now PSU has all the momentum!
I really wish everyone would stop printing stories about Wade. I really don't want to read it anymore.
I get the kid has to do what's best for him. Fine. But the fact that he's getting his cake and eating it too really rubs me the wrong way. Obviously the team wants him and is OK with what he's doing but I just don't want to hear about him anymore.
I'm honestly not a big fan.
Did tOSU ever say why he wasn't cleared? For all we know they could have said the other knee was a timebomb and it was only a matter of time. I have no opinion on his future. It's his life. Sucks for him though. Wish him the best.