I heard Mark Helfrich was looking for a job... Might not be too late to give him a go at our OC position.
This x1,000,000. Helfrich and Wilson are available for OC. Beck can be demoted to TE and Warriner can stay at OL.
Bringing in Tim Beck was the biggest mistake ever. We should have thrown the bank at Lincoln Riley or Mike Sanford. Ed Warriner is an incredible position coach but an awful play-caller. Tim Beck... I have no idea what he does for a living. I think a demotion is in order this offseason :/
Fire everyone associated with this offense. Fire everyone associated with the special teams.
I do feel bad for Strong given how he had to clean up Mack Brown's mess of entitlement at the end of that era. And let's not forget that Strong had a great run to end his Louisville days--he went 11-2 and 12-1 his final two years, took home the conference championship the last three years, and won a BCS bowl against an SEC team (in spectacular fashion too, might I add).
He'll be fine. I'm sure a mid-major (Houston?) will definitely be willing to make a run on him. Alternately, he could always come back and coach defense on a winning team (tOSU) for a year before dipping his feet back into the head coaching ranks!
We deserved to lose. Passing game was awful, O-line couldn't pass protect against a four-man rush to save their lives, and special teams was straight up putrid. I hope this will be a 2015 MSU type game where we go back and look long and hard about ourselves and how we're playing before making some huge wholesale changes.
Road to the B1G championship and possibly the CFP still runs through scUM, so it's not all over yet, but the margin is now razor thin.
We deserve to lose this one... Special teams, passing game, O-line play. Everyone sucked.
Bill, I heard that Nebraska was missing their old conference, but last time I checked, they were too busy wiping their tears away with fat wads of B1G TV cash.
Fire Beck. Demote Warriner. At least as OL coach, our line actually got some push. Never seen such a talented team squander such opportunity. I'm personally glad that we won't be out there getting humiliated by Bama in the CFP.
The coaching staff needs to take a long hard look at itself and figure out what it's doing before the Michigan game next week. We were outplayed, outperformed, outcoached, and outschemed by MSU in all phases.
621 good guys
98 yards -- Go Silver Bullets!!
I actually think these uniforms are pretty awesome.
Best player on the field, huh? Hope we run into them at some point so Joey Bosa, Darron Lee, or Vonn Bell can put that to the test.
To be fair, the reason we did so well this year is because the defense made huge strides forward. We had just as explosive an offense last year, but the trainwreck that was our secondary cost us the two biggest games of the season (MSU, Clemson) and almost blew The Game. I'm in agreement with Johnny that the general trend in CFB is away from under-center run-first clock-suffocating Tresselball (RIP Senator) as even evidenced in Tuscaloosa. As such, these offenses have been putting their counterpart defenses in tougher positions (the hurry-up means that the D sees the field longer, as drives no longer kill clock as before, the proliferation of larger holes in spread-out formations increase the chances of explosive plays and cutback lanes, bigger point leads mean teams will pass with impunity as the game goes on, etc etc).
In response, defenses have adapted to increasing takeaways, bending-not-breaking, and limiting big plays, rather than shutting down opponents completely (apologies to Wisconsin). That mentality shift means that the definition of a good defense has changed as well, given the limitations they have to work with. When statistically measured against their comparison cohorts from yesteryear, it may appear that this version of the Silver Bullets has been hemorrhaging yards, but with what they've had to work with, they've been simply outstanding. Though they gave up 465 total yards to the Ducks, along with 4 turnovers gifted by the O, holding Oregon to only 20 points is a minor miracle in my eyes and worthy of standing among some of the great historic Buckeye defenses.
I agree. Don't know if it's because Oregon's new to winning, but most UO fans I know are actually quite mild-mannered. They don't take winning as a given, aren't particularly obnoxious after victories, and take friendly ribbing well.
Case is an excellent program, and their ties to Cleveland Clinic make them pretty well-respected in the medicine and BME field. That said, Oregon is an entire academic tier below OSU in pretty much every program across the board. Hell, they don't have a medical school, and their engineering dept was pretty much outsourced to Oregon State!