Hahaha what is this from?
If true, this is incredibly good news!
I'd like to see the defense be aggressive, but not predictably aggressive.
I agree, I just hope the defense is not dialing up a lot of run blitzes. When that happens, we are essentially guessing (hoping) where they are going to run the ball and the long TD runs will be coming if we guess wrong. Rather, I hope everyone on defense plays within themselves at their position. No over-pursing, being out of place, or being a superhero by trying to win the game all by one's self.
I think a good game plan is bringing in an extra interior D-lineman (Schutt/Munger?) to take up space and to take on blocks, which our linebackers have had trouble doing at times this year. This also puts less pressure on Michael Bennett who has been lined up as a NT all year but does not have the size to be a true space-eating NT. Ideally, using a more 5-3-1 defensive scheme would lead our linebackers to make plays at or around the LOS. It also dares their offense to pass, which increases the likelihood of getting a turnover for the defense leading the B1G in turnovers.
I would say this is even more applicable:
Well I'm excited.
Your exactly right. In rugby, if you don't wrap and just throw your body at a player, you will probably be penalized.
Dated April 1st... Better not have been an April fools joke...
I would argue that Smith's two primary (and some might say "only") attributes are spot-up three-point shooting and defensive rebounding.
I would like to add his ability to get offensive rebounds and put-backs. Though a lot of those put-backs were his own...
Despite his deficiencies this season, I still feel that he does a lot of dirty work and is a gritty player that helps this team win.
Great write up! This essentially backs up the point that OSU should have Craft, Scott, Thompson, and Deshuan on the court as much as possible. That fifth playing spot should be determined by the type of team OSU is playing. As of late, I like LQ to fill into that last spot and go with a small lineup (despite this lineup's average height being 6'5) because of all the firepower.
My personal nickname for him is "soft hands". Its amazing when he strings together competent plays at the ball like that one defensive possession when he blocked like 3 players shots.
Yep I got the same Final Four as well haha.