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.
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!