I feel like Gibson needs to play this year. He's too tall, fast and athletic to keep on the bench. He's also a body type that we do not have. Parris Campbell disappeared after that drop against VT, no knock on him, but I hope that drop didn't wreck his confidence. I was really excited about Parris and Clark when they signed, but I don't know what to expect at this point after not seeing much after 2-3 years. With C. Smith, Noah Brown, D. Wilson and Curtis Samuel back, I think only two other guys will see significant time. I hope one of those is Gibson, because the guy made the switch to receiver when others would have transferred. If Mack is ready to see some reps then more power to him, but I think we will see more Campbell.
Trichel strikes again.
Our video department is unreal kudos to Trichel, and Sammy Silverman with the graphic art is ridiculous as well. All aspects of this program are top notch, give all the credit in the world to Urbz and his attention to detail. He knows what it takes to get a recruit's attention and to motivate a group of 18-20 year olds.
This season is going to have it's ups and downs, and JT Barrett is going to be responsible for a lot of the ups. If he stays healthy, we got a shot to beat anyone.
I get a feeling Sumlin's seat is going to get hot soon. So it will be interesting to see what happens over the course of the season.
Because he is on vacation, dude. He probably was just planning to visit his family and take a break from the recruiting thing. I'm sure these guys get tired of being constantly recruited, it has to feel like a job to them at times. The guys who commit early probably do so because they are tired of the process of being recruited and want to end it. The fact the he is visiting says a lot, but if he didn't visit this week he still had 10+ months to do so.
From a talent standpoint he looks like a Johnny Manziel 2.0. His arm is live, and he looks really quick. I like him a bit more than the PA QB that's coming to visit.
Yeah, I don't think this is going to help them with their ratings issues. Not that I care about their lightened pockets.
Smith was a guy Meyer talked a lot about last year if I am not mistaken. I would think he is definitely in a position to get an early look with the holes we have in the secondary. I think we are going to see a lot of different combinations of guys throughout the spring.
I don't think Weber or Williams are as shifty as Dobbins. To me he looks like a bigger Dontre.
I'm not sure, but I think when he had Tebow at Florida they called plays in the huddle.
Our offense has been a lot of fun to watch (minus parts of last year) since Urban brought his system to C-Bus, I remember he was not always a fan of the no-huddle, uptempo offense because he preferred to let his QB be the leader in the huddle. With the success we have had running the no-huddle, I'm happy he changed his tune.
Meyer has always been vocal about his desire to play guys as freshman, but if there ever was a year for some young guys to step up and earn significant playing time this is the year.
It may not always be "fun", but I anticipate that it is going to be one of the most unpredictable years in recent memory. A lot of new starters, some great talent coming back, but a very difficult road schedule and not a lot of time in between big games.
I dont know the whole story, why was he being put in a headlock after being dragged out by 4 dudes?
This is an exciting hire, but it will be interesting to see how he adjust to the DC role after a couple years out of coaching.
I agree with him that Lee and Apple should come back, I don't think either are definitely going above the 3rd round. Bell wouldn't be wrong with either decision, though I think he could be a sure 1st rounder if he stays one more year, but he may be that already (why risk injury?).
Thomas probably should go, I don't see the offense changing tremendously next year (assuming Weber is in) and his stock is high right now.
Cardale definitely should transfer, this year really hurt him, and he deserves to start somewhere.
Zeke and Bosa's stock can't get any higher.
I would like an opportunity to see us wreck ND, since I also do not think we have a shot to make the CFB.
If he was the offered the job at USC, SCar and Georgia I'd be surprised if he didn't take the job with USC. Georgia would be my second choice.
Edit: I am running under the assumption that Georgia will fire Richt.
I get a kick out of the audible "Oh Sh!t" you can hear after the fumble on PSU's jet sweep. 1:02:17 mark for the interested.
I forgot about McCall in my post, if we really do keep all three on top of Weber that is a haul on par with Alabama's from a couple years ago. It is an exciting possibility, I'd love to see it happen!
Yeah but there was a lot of talk about the Hill situation that truly made it seem inevitable. I am not saying Kareem won't, but I have less a feeling that it is a certainty. Obviously it would be amazing if he signed with us, and I can't imagine how salty Wisconsin and scUM fans will be if we keep both guys. That would be a very physical and athletic tandem to have.
I'm no football genius, but in my mind we can work the ball quickly to the outside with screens, sweeps and swing passes to our backs to offset whatever interior advantage they have on our o-line. Not many people thought we could run against Bama last year, but we ended up doing okay. That being said, our offensive line has shown improvement but still has some work to do. Outside of the second half vs. Indiana and part of the VaTech game, Zeke hasn't really had a dominating performance (which is more to do with the slobs, not Zeke). But I think VaTech is a great example of how this team still has the ability to run the ball effectively against a good defensive line. If we get PSU chasing our guys, we can gas them and ease the pressure on our offensive line later in the game and let Zeke do his thing.
Only one way to find out....