I think Mark May should retire. He is probably horrible with his money and will wind up living under a bridge, but I think he should retire.
The offensive line did not play that well against Missouri also. Kiffin was not that confident in his O-line after the LSU game. He likes screen passes to slow down the pass rush also
I don't think we can put an extra safety in the box like we did against Wisconsin. Stacking the box mean Sims will throw either a screen, in a dive/screen read, or he will throw deep. Those are Sims's two strengths as a passer, IMO, and they are easy reads for the QB. The D-Line and LB play is critical. The D-Line getting to Sims will reduce the amount of deep throw attempts.
Penetration more important than number of guys in the box
IMO, Cook will have a longer NFL career than Sims, but Sims, in this Alabama offense, is harder to stop. Sims will stare down his primary receiver hard.....maybe look at a secondary receiver and then take off. Stopping it is way easier said than done, b/c Cooper and White are excellent receivers and the O-Line gives them even more time to get open, plus, Sims is an excellent athlete.
One example of Sims staring down a receiver
Alabama's offensive line dominated every game except Arkansas and LSU. I think it is an off year for Alabama's offensive line, but they are still really good. They are probably better at pass blocking than run blocking
Probably. Bears=Jay Cutler mess, Jets=mess all over the place. The Raiders have Carr and some young talent. You could turn that team around in a short period of time.
Hairball could go to TTUN for a year or two until a better NFL job comes around
I think that we will probably run more inverted veer and a little less dive read with Jones in there instead of Barrett. Jones running the inverted veer with Elliot and Wilson has more potential than a dive read with Barrett and the running backs. Jones has more size in between the tackles than anyone including RB's and out RBs have more speed to take it outside than Barrett
Now, Barrett was extremely good with reads
Jay Prosch was a fullback in a spread offense, but he played more of a H-back/TE/FB hybrid role. I think, if you can recruit a guy like Prosch, you figure out a way to utilize him. Most spread teams are lining the TE behind the LOS and using him as the lead blocker.
The Redskins lined up in the I formation and ran a fullback dive last Saturday. I swear it looked like a trick play. The Eagles had no idea what happened
Ohio St can have the best of both worlds on offense. Pay Warinner. Meyer and Warinner at co-coordinator can be a stabilizing force then bring in a young QB/Co-coordinator for some fresh ideas
The only thing I disagree with in your two post is the blitz heavy thing. Sure, bring the heat every now and then to throw off Sims timing but you can't do it all of the time b/c Cooper and White catching slants is pretty scary too.
Ole Miss, LSU, and Arkansas got pressure with four. They did blitz more than that sometimes , but you have to be able to get heat on the QB with four.
Yes, this is what I have seen. Alabama is still an old school, pro-style, power run game complimented by a vertical passing game team. Lane Kiffin mixes in some spread concepts to give the defense more things to worry about but they have a power run game/ vertical passing philosophy. Kiffin likes to throw some screen passes to slow down the pass rush--one of the things he did after LSU's pass rush disrupted a lot of things Bama wanted to do
They move Cooper around a little bit.
DBs need to keep Cooper in front of them and the D-Line can't give Sims time in the pocket. Sims throws a damn good deep ball and nobody can cover Cooper for an extended amount of time. Ole Miss, LSU, and Arkansas did not bring the house and rarely had more than four guys rushing the QB, but they did get pressure with their D-Line
Hate to hear this
There will plenty of QB coach/Coordinators that will want to come to Columbus. There is no need to fret about it or take a huge reach like Whitfield.
Nothing will help Houston's recruiting more than if Herman is the guy that coached up a 3rd stringer to win a NC.
Is Hairball the best coach in pro football? No. Why should he be paid more than anyone in the NFL? Pete Carroll is one of those that can coach college and the NFL, but many cannot.
I talked to a 49ers fan over the weekend. Most 49ers fans believe the JH is just a college coach. His style does not work in the NFL. JH had some success b/c he had Colin Kapernick and pro D-coordinators were still trying to figure out the spread option. JH's get-in-your-face, rah-rah style doesn't last long in the NFL either
I think, if Herman stays through the playoffs and we win a Natty, it would improve Houston's ability to recruit tremendously. What QB would not be at least a little bit interested in playing for the guy that coached a 3rd stringer to a Natty
I'll just re-post this. It would be smart for him to stick around for the next game especially if he has aspirations higher than Houston. I mean you can't blame him for taking the Houston job, but being a OC on a Nat Champ team is nice on a resume. It show you know what it takes to get to that level.
Can you imaging how fast he will be once he gets into the SEC
If Ohio St wins, it would be smart for him to stick around for the next game especially if he has aspirations higher than Houston. I mean you can't blame him for taking the Houston job, but being a OC on a Nat Champ team is nice on a resume. It show you know what it takes to get to that level.
When the game is close and/or they are playing stiffer competition, they will call QB designed runs.