Glad to see Kwon do well. Considering that Curtis lost his father early in his career here, there's no telling how that experience may have impacted his development as a player. What's obvious is he is developing as a person. It's highly possible that Fickell's support and encouragement kept him going through it all. Being on the outside, we'll never truly know. Rooting for all of these guys.
Needed good news. Congrats AJ.
Time to grow up, Noah. You can do it.
I hear ya, but also didn't see any 2 tight end sets or use of a fullback to get that push.
Seems like the bigger issue is that defenses have evolved in the past 10+ years. Against elite defenses, we are not able to create a numbers advantage for the offense which is what the spread is predicated upon. So should we just keep running it and struggle against every elite team? No, we have to have a component of power running to mix in which will help open things up for receivers. The term "smashmouth spread" was thrown around last year. We have Smith, Dunn, and Ball. Wouldn't our young line be a little better driving off the ball instead of dropping into coverage anyway?
I guess I don't for certain, but I sure see a lot of signs that the guy can be a big force during games. You've known running backs like this, they get stronger the more they touch it. Look at that little run against Navy when he hurdled the tackler for a first down. He was juiced to go then was taken out. Sadly that's about all we've seen so far despite the great work that Urban said he was doing during camp (and that famous 11 second block). We all saw glimpses of it in the pump-up videos the team was kicking out during camp. Plus, look at the psychology of the situation. This is it for him. He's hungry. He saw kind of season Carlos had, he knows it's his last shot to show the NFL what he can do. So give him a couple series and try some power running. We might see more of this:
I'm with you. Some guys show up well in practice, they give their all and all that. Other guys are GAMERS. Rod Smith is a gamer. He might not bring it in practice consistently, but he runs during games with bad intentions. And I like Curtis Grant and all he has been through, but get Raekwon on the field.
Screen passes against aggressive D. Run power with Rod Smith and 2 tight ends. Dontre is too small to run as tail back.
Oh well, when Brax went down, I figured it would be tough for us to make playoffs. Michigan sucks, it's official.
Word. Why he is playing tailback I don't get. C'mon Tom Herman. Where was Rod Smith. Keep Dontre on the edge.
Those guys look so damn fast at field level. Can't wait!
DJ, you're missing the point of #69050. It's just for market research to assess demand for the next great corporate sponsorship in the shoe: "Sitting-only seating section." With an accurate assessment of demand for sitting-only seats, they university can approach a local corporate sponsor--most likely a furniture maker, like Value City--who supports Ohio State and the BTN and wants to display their logo prominently on the underside of the school's biggest and most docile supporters. Hey, it worked for the Schottenstein Center.
I don't know what Bragg's style of play means. I do get that Thad's offensive style of play is not as well defined as some elite programs. I think it's because he has not had the consistent talent base to plug in year to year. Instead he's tried to adapt his offenses to the players on that squad. We can debate the merits of that approach, but there have been some years when the talent was depleted because of players jumping to nba. Which brings me to the point that Thad has really only been recruiting for elite players for about 10 years. At Xavier, it was more of a regional recruiting approach. With some of the misses he's had on the recruiting front here (Noopy, etc.), I think he now has a much better sense of the kind of person and player he is looking for. Either way, I love Esa's work ethic and I do expect Thad to prevail and win a national championship in the next 5 to 7 years.
Thanks for posting. It's such a simple alignment but seems like the perfect counter to today's offenses. Will be interesting to see what kind of wrinkles Oregon has for them.
I needed a good laugh.
Mark May remembers all too well.
I appreciate Rebecca and all of the other current and alumni band members for working to set the record straight. If Drake doesn't respond to her letter, I'd suggest the band takes the form of Godzilla like they did in last year's halftime show and follow him around campus breathing fire.
Needed some good news. Congrats Carlton!
Reminds me of Braxton in terms of his cuts and acceleration. Could be a very special player. Hope he works hard and stays humble.
Josh has been doin' work. Can't wait to see him lay some people out!
Bennett giving a shout out to Donovan Munger has me pumped. A lot of that credit obviously goes to Donovan for staying involved, but I'm sure Coach Johnson has been a source of great motivation for our younger players. Fresh legs in the 4th quarter, here we come.
Way to go Josh! So excited to see what time and change will surely show for you young man.
Great night, congrats Josh. Go Bucks!
I expected to see U of M's trophy room in the decaying Cold War pics.
I was there, too, with my dad in the closed end of the shoe. Byars finished that shoeless touchdown run right in front of us. I knew at that moment I was a Buckeye for life.