A killer offensive line with a great running back and skilled WR/TE, couple that with a scheme meant to attack defenses both horizontally and vertically (although i suppose all systems could say the same), yeah i would say it is QB friendly. But all that said if the player with the ball in his hands isn't doing the right thing at the right time then the system ain't going to work. The ability of the coaching staff to call plays that can take advantage of the 3 QB we have had starting for us this year cannot be under estimated either, as they all are different from one another but all have had the success (as the op alluded to) but it is a combination of coaching, recruiting, preparation and game management that makes the system work.
How can we have the best coaching staff, didn't Jerry Kill win the Coach of the Year?
Bosa was the focus of Bama's offensive line. It was pretty apparent from the get go that they weren't going to let him beat them and Bama's line isn't a bunch of chumps. To say that he was "nowhere" is so far out of bounds I can't even wrap my head around it. Oregon's line is much improved but it has been a patch work of players for much of the year, I would certainly rate Bama's line above their's and that is not an insult to Oregon but more a function of overall health.
Sit out? Well that would show all the NFL GM's that he is the ultimate team player then. Players play, that's what they do, risks are always part of the equation and injuries do happen but I would be hard pressed to believe Joey would sit out a year and leave his team mates high and dry.
Totally agree, I live north of Findlay and the ttun are so full of themselves right now it's not even funny. There is no worse fan then one from Ohio that roots for ttun and i work with a lot of them, now let me be clear here, this isn't a traitor remark or a "your from Ohio you should root for the Buckeyes" comment. They can root for whom ever they want but they will spout about the high academic standards and the whole "most wins" thing at the mere mention of any accomplishment by any other B1G team, and can tell you why your team will fail. My response is always the same "in the last 3 years how many ranked teams have you beat?", "what signature wins do you have in the last 5 years?" and "how many B1G championships have you won in the last 10 years?". This will sound cliche but every spring i can go to my local Walmart and see the corn and blue out in force but come November that changes and all i have heard recently is how "Ohio" isn't even our biggest rival and the game only matters to "Ohio" fans.
I'm don't know that Harbaugh is a "rock star" to the high school kids, he is certainly a name brand coach and has won everywhere he has gone but he has more of a Brian Kelly appeal, to me anyways. And there will always be kids who want to play for ttun, but he has to start assembling a staff, evaluating talent, strike up a relationship with the recruits and convince them to (in some cases flip) come to ttun all before signing day, that is a tall order indeed. I realize that the class was going to be a small one to begin with but as of now they have 6 commits and not a lot of time, plus he has to evaluate what talent is on the current roster and who is going to transfer. I don't know Hoke or Harbaugh but from everything I have every read the 2 couldn't be more different in the personality department and that might not be everyone's cup of tea, transfers always happen. You are of course right that Urban did throw down the gauntlet and challenge the rest of the B1G, with this hire they raised the bar and competition is always a good thing.
One of my favorite games of recent memory. Remember the lead up to the game and everyone thought we would get run out of the stadium, most underrated D-line we had, they were really good.
A good leader will seek out quality people who he feels share his values. It's not an accident that winning coaches continue to win no matter where they go, hiring quality people and letting do what they do but also coaching the coaches is what make a great leader. It's a mindset that few can master, a constant pursuit of excellence that many talk about but few can attain. In the end a great head coach is a must because he will hire great people to coach.
Great game, great overall performance on every level. The o-line needs to get some love, Zeke had 220 on the ground and Cardale had all kinds of time to throw the deep ball. All that against the number 2 defense in the land, hats off to them, they balled out!!
Surprised no one has figured this out..Pac12..hot coaching prospect...runs the spread offense. Has to be Rich Rod!!
Urban took a 6 and 7 squad and went undefeated with roughly the same talent the very next year and has never looked back. If that is not the definition of coaching up I don't know what is, and when you say that we are starting our 3rd string QB and still in the hunt for a national title doesn't that kind of reinforce the coaching up thing? You are right, nobody else in the B1G could lose their starting QB a week before the season begins and be in as good as shape as we are but it also shows that there might be some coaching going on. People seem to think that just collecting 4 and 5 star kids will make you an automatic winner and all you have to do is show up on Saturday, it just doesn't work like that.
Have to agree, I deal with them year round. The worst ones are the ones that just wanted to be "different" and not root for the Buckeyes because everyone else does. Yes cupcake you are unique just like the 100 others I have met that felt the same way. Stay special.
2 wins in 2 years of SEC play i think we need to see a little more from old "Bert" to be convinced of his coaching genius. Yes the 2010 game was terrible, but he also managed to lose to the worst Buckeye team in 100 years in 2011, and to be fair it wasn't really his system in Wisky, he was just keeping things going. Could Bert do the same for ttun? Possible but lets get him out from the shadow of Barry and see how he does.
Was thinking of posting the same thing, great movie.
Let's see, JT, JT and JT. But really some of our young guys are showing flashes on defense, Bosa, Bennet, Washington and Miller despite playing the entire game looked good. Marshall's TD catch and run was poetic, offensive line looked like champs (again). Coming off a physical game against a very good MSU team at their house and then going on the road to face an another physical team in the freezing cold, yeah take the win and move on!
I'm thinking everyone that shows up will get a free Coke and a ticket to the next home game.
No way this is true, I don't for one minute believe he was on campus during the week in the middle of the day!
There is a lot that goes into making a championship team, not the least of which is having the right personnel in the right position with the right amount of experience. We have a rookie QB, with a new offensive line and a new defensive scheme. That is a ton on new, people can say that we should be able to just plug in new people and not miss a beat, that is just not going to happen.
Was the play calling great on offense last night...no. But I don't pretend to know what the game plan was before, maybe the thought was that our receivers need to beat one on one coverage and by putting them in that situation it would be a sink or swim for them. Don't know, can only guess but this fire this guy and fire that guy is getting a little played out. We as fans are entitled to our opinions and this is a great place to voice them, but I would urge all to use a more measured response.
It takes time (actual game time) to develop good offensive line play, you have to get used to what the guy next is going to do. They say there should be an improvement from game 1 to game 2 and I am interested to see if that holds true but it will be a work in progress for the early part of the season.
Well the series is even now!