Phi, I wholeheartedly agree with you, and I couldn't have said it better myself. I would consider Baker our "nickle LB", he gets the nod in passing downs and against for or five WR sets. Booker is our "run stuffer LB" and gets the nod for I-formations or two TE sets.
HAHAHAhahaaaaa!! I am sorry, man. I should have been more specific!! ;)
I do feel the biggest area that needs work in the Rutgers game is the reduction of penalties. It will be tough to win at Wisconsin, Penn State, and MSU if we take that many penalties. MUST GET THIS IRONED OUT...
I can't stand ANY byes. ;)
Den - back in the day, the Cowboys were my team. I was THE BIGGEST Staubach fan, but when the organization fired Tom Laundry the way they did, I became the BIGGEST Cowboy hater. Now that DAK and Zeke are there, I could become a Cowboys fan again, even though Jerry Jones is the owner.
I know he's not my son, but I can't help feeling like a proud father. I LOVE that young man!
Personally, I cannot understand the false starts. This is simply a mental breakdown. Players either know the snap count, or simply watch the football, in the case of a silent count. These are the penalties that drive me crazy, and are the easiest to correct.
Git 'er done, Stud!
This is starting to happen quite a bit. I think it would be wise to teach the special players to watch the ball all the way, and if it looks like the ball carrier drops the ball - dive on it, just in case.
But - I hope we don't have to worry about this ever again this season.
Amen to that. I will never forget a quote I saw on our high school weight room wall. It said "Complacency is the first sign of a loser"
Will never forget that addage.
JT and Pat Elflein give great responses to questions, and their thoughts of this team. You can see Meyer has these young men believing what he is selling. The basic thought is " We are good, but we can get be much better. We need to keep working to achieve greatness. We are not there yet."
If all of these young men buy into this, they WILL become GREAT.
I had a feeling NDSU might just beat Iowa. They are a very good team, regardless of the lesser division and let's face it, Iowa is NOT an elite level major college program. Iowa was foolish for scheduling this game, they have everything to lose and not a damn thing to gain with a game like this. They win, and they get the "sure they won, it's an FCS school" response. You lose, and you become the national laughing stock.
I hope the B1G STOPS scheduling FCS schools, it doesn't help the SOS if they want to compete for a playoff spot.
I am so happy for Noah Brown and his success. After the year he had last year, to do the work like he has done, and come back to become possibly our best WR on the team this year. Well done, Mr. Brown, and I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!
He deserves a big year!
You know, I agree, it's a basic defense. Basically bad-ass!
I bet Kendall is thanking the Good Lord that he didn't get his number called last night. The WR that got lit up twice learned about our defense the hard way, and I am sure Kendall was hearing all the talk from his offensive teammates.
Great play by a "basic" defense - THAT HAS SPEED TO BURN.
My only problem with last night is our offensive play calling. Way too many times we were snapping the ball with under 5 seconds on the play clock. This is WITHOUT huddling! We aren't playing tempo by just standing around waiting for a play call. Coaches MUST clean this up before we play UW, MSU, and TSUN.
Lattimore had a coming out party last night. We lost Conley and Marshon stepped up in a huge way.
Hell, so did Ward, he stepped in for Conley and we barely lost a beat. This team is FLAT OUT LOADED with talent.
Hahaha, I am guessing no...
I don't think OU will get a serious pass rush unless they send two more players, a combination of LBs, a corner, or safety. I like our chances to beat the Sooner pass defense early and often in this matchup.
I love that saying, LEAL!! It's worth much more than the 1 upvote I can give. It's a nice new spin on the old addage I heard growing up of "don't bite off more than you can chew".
It's a TRAP!!!
My advice to this backup QB: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, young man.
Harley, I was wondering about the game next year, I know it's early.
Anyone - will OU be ranked as high next year as they were this season? I think we all know how well our beloved Buckeyes will be ranked. ;)
ANY Ohio State televised tail-gate party is better than NO televised OSU party - unless you happen to BE THERE!!
Young Nick Bosa seems to always find his way to the ball when he has been on the field, in limited snaps. I am hoping that Bosa will get many more reps in this game, and he and Hubbard can wreck havoc on the line and make like very uncomfortable for Mayfield.
This game has the chance to be a big "Coming Out Party" for any D-linemen that wants it.
I agree, keep The Chef at home and "spy" him from his area. Attack in your rush lanes and don't let the pocket fall apart, keep bodies in the middle of the pocket. Mayfield is dangerous when the pocket collapses and he can take off - DO NOT give him any lanes up front.