This was all in the context of freshman playing and not redshirting, i admitted zach was an anomaly, not to mention the fact he was a senior at this point. There's no way of really knowing if a player is going to be who you think they are when you recruit them though. Curtis Grant was a 5 star who never really got it until his senior year. Steve Miller was a highly rated DE who was a back up for most of his career until his senior year when spence officially got kicked off the team. Darron Lee was the lowest rated player in the class and came in as a safety, they didn't know he'd be an effective replacement to shazier when they got him in the class. Brionte Dunn was a highly rated RB who still hasn't lived up to his potential, i'm sure they thought he could potentially be 3 and done when he first got here. Its not an exact science to know when someone will realize their potential, so if you can potentially get another year out of someone, you go for it to build depth and stability
lol nice to bring your wife in here. Players screwing up plays happens more than you think. In fact evan spencers block to spring Elliots 85 yard run against Bama shouldn't have happened, he was lined up wrong, but went in there and blew up a lb despite being out of position. The game that you describe sounds like they were playing out of necessity, not because the coaches decided they should get PT and not redshirt, which is my point! Ash not using schemes is different because he completely revamped the defense and you have to ingrain different philosophies until they become second nature. Zach Boren moving to LB is an anomaly and was more of a product of who he was playing over, Curtis Grant was playing THAT poorly.
You do understand that my whole point is not to just play freshman so they dont redshirt right? Not that this NEVER happens, but more that if they dont need to, they wont throw someone out there who they aren't comfortable with in nearly every situation. This all started because someone said we shouldn't redshirt period
Where's this smoke that Bruce might be willing to come up here? someone needs to puff and pass, Victor is the more realistic option
yes i do watch football, and no it doesn't happen all the time. The coaches will condense the playbook to play to the backups strengths, not because they dont know the playbook. Gibson also got injured, so off the field issues weren't the only reason. Trying to compare high school teams to Ohio State means literally nothing.
You need to come to Cbus rantgate this year
if no one sees you cry... does it still count?
there's my favorite firefighter, what's up bro?
It doesn't make sense for them to burn a redshirt for a player who can run 3 plays of the playbook really well and then get lost the rest of the time, even if they take him out at that point. They want to put guys out there who can perform every function of their job, otherwise they are a liability. I understand and agree with the point of garbage time, but once again there are only so many people you can put on the field at a time. Should you put in your second team on one play, your third team on another, and then your fourth team after that? Or should your second team get as much experience as possible in case someone from the first team goes down? Same thing with STs, if you are one of the 10 best at getting downfield to either block or cover a kick then good we want you out there, but i dont want to put you on the field if someone is better than you, just so you dont have to redshirt, that's a liability to the team.
why? because you can only have 11 people on the field at one time and why wouldn't you play your best players over those who aren't ready? Just because you might be physically ready doesn't mean you are mentally ready. We got 3 years out of Michael Thomas, 4 years of Vannett, 4 years of Chase Farris, 3 years of Tyvis Powell, 3 years of Cardale, 3 years of bradley roby, gonna get 3 years of Marcus Baugh, 4 years of Brionte Dunn, i could go on forever. Not everyone is a 3 and done type player and you dont know who is when they show up for their first camp. Torrance Gibson has never played WR in a real game before, do you trust him to run the right route to the T so that there isn't miscommunication between him and barrett? You want an OL out there who isn't used to complex zone blitzes? You want a DL in there who has limited moves to combat a seasoned OL? how about a LB who's never had to cover a TE or slot receiver that's bigger than he is? Your theory has huge flaws
wonder why no other site has him as playing a single game, including OSU's own site?
you're probably thinking of cam burrows who played in 2013, lee never played a down
also luke del rio is the heir apparent to take over this year after sitting out this season
We have less AIDS, we win. i feel obliged to retort since i graduated a rocket
Bar 145 for the burger, you will not be disappointed
seeing brax make the move is gonna make it easier for him to transition to that role to help his draft stock. He could be a star at WR