I understand what you already said Gene Smith, but as a leader you have a responsibility to reevaluate at any time. You know it's REALLY bad when I guy that's essentially guaranteed to be a starter (or get starter minutes) at a major university says no thank you. That's bad. That's REALLY bad....
Are you serious? A kid doesn't want to be a part of a dumpster fire and you're bashing him? How about some accountability for the $4 million a year adult?
OK this has gotten to the point of embarrassment. Does Matta have zero self awareness? Enough already. He needs to stop holding the school hostage and just retire already. He needs to leave while there's still some good will left. Otherwise, it's going to get ugly.
Can't stand this guy's attitude. Reminds me of the kids in school that rooted for Michigan just to piss everyone off. I believe he's already gone. Don't see him signing with tOSU. I think he'll sign with Clemson just to show that he can.
I'll file those 10 win seasons right next to Thad's 20
You may scoff at the notion of Bell having talent but here's a novel approach. How about Thad and the others geniuses getting overpaid actually DEVELOP a plsyer? The next one he does will be the first. I've been posting here for years that the worst part of Thad is he never develops anyone. One thing all Matta players have in common: they are exactly the same on their last day as they were on their first.
Whether they are top talent like Sully, middle of the road like Craft, or a certain nameless center, they don't change at all! Sad,really.
Shame on Matta for putting the school in this position. He's clearly like a boxer that refuses to retire. But the school will never fire him. Whether it's his health or whatever, he clearly hasn't lived up to HIS OWN LOFTY STANDARDS these last few years. He should have recognized that and moved on. Instead, the players he purportedly loves, are the ones who suffer.
I agree with JT letting it rip but I think that's a part of JT not being frozen by the moment. Either let it rip OR take off and run. I consistently saw huge lanes that he refused to take advantage of. With his running threat, ut slows down the rush, pulls the LBs up and gives his receivers a chance. JT shoulders more of the blame than Urban is willing to heap on him.
Just when I think I couldn't dislike the Browns anymore than I already do....
its like they go out of their way to piss off the fan base.
Thank God they don't show those losers down here. Just move the team to L.A. already and be done with it. What a joke.
I'd rather be an illiterate hundred millionaire than the smartest guy at the soup kitchen.
They protect both. MMA gloves hurt!
Don't take this personally, but that's one of the most ignorant posts I've ever read. Floyd is knocking out NO ONE, especially not CM.
He's taken harder shots from NMA gloves (4 oz) than Money could deliver with a baseball bat. But you think he will knock out CM with 8 oz ones????
Wanna bet on it?
btw, I think Money easily wins it. He just avoids the big shots and makes it a distance fight. CM doesn't have the cardio.
I'll take their inconsistency and NCs over Thad's consistent mediocrity.
I will add that I saw many, many times when JT had huge lanes to just take off but he refused. Don't know if this is the negative part to Urban's offense but it seems eventually they want to be pocket QBs (I.e. Next level)
I can only comment on what I saw. Most importantly I saw terrible play calling. Then I saw a definite regression of the offensive line. Can't really comment on the receiver separation because I don't have the film. But there were many times that JT held the ball a long time. Was that the receivers or him gunshy? I do know that he missed a LOT of open receivers. His accuracy was crazy bad. That has to change.
I'm always so amazed when someone "knows" something about someone they don't factually know.
Writing versus reality. Sounds like an amazing battle. But Braxton's shoulder was shot, JT coming off a broken ankle, and Cardale was exactly who we thought he was. It just so happened that when you spend every day with these guys, there aren't many of us that can justify taking the ball from an undefeated NC QB. That battle was a non-battle.
Another unique perspective, blame goes to coaching staff and not the player, is Chris Gsmble. Greatest athlete I've ever seen on a football field (Ok, maybe this side of Bo and Deon).
This may seem odd but if I define "didn't pan out" as in not living up to potential then it has to be Maurice Clarrett for me. One of the best running backs I've ever seen. Had he not gottrn mixed up in off the field crap and did that stupid challenge to leave early, he could have come back and obliterated college football. Tremendously disappointed in how that went down. The sky was truly the limit for him.
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.