What are Franklins options? He is trying to not get his stud QB killed. When Rutgers ran the ball, down 28-7, I honestly thought he was trying to take time off the clock. Unfortunately, they ran it very well. If PSU is able to run the ball like Rutgers, I think Franklin would be thrilled.
Two deep is suspect, unless they moved personnel around since Rutgers. Devin Smith took the 1st snap against Rutgers and Gareon Conley took most of the snaps in the second half for Doran Grant and in my opinion played very well.
Sorry, but PSU is already one dimensional. I would expect them to try to establish the run early to have any chance. When ever an opponent has an excellent QB, Gunner Kiel e.g. , they scare me.
Naw. My guess it has more to do with some cute co-ed.
I agree with his down field blocking. When the ball is not to him he seems to show up time after time. Tells me he is not a spectator but a playmaker. I also like is attitude about receiving and returning "catch the ball, plant a foot and go" his words not mine. Go Jalin.
Nasty environment, young team. JT will have to take his signal calling up a notch. Look at all the false starts we get at home. I hope we have a silent snap count.
He is as quick as his highlight film looked. My prediction, he will be the first back to take a long one all the way.
Ya, well he can think about this, no jet sweeps against Rutgers. None! There had to be a reason for that. Every defense has it's weaknesses. Narduzzi's game plan was pretty simple last year. Good luck this year.
Ditto! Also, remember when you could call the play a fair % of the time? I don't even bother trying any more.
Notre Dame ran a similar bunch play and got penalized for blocking more than one yard past the line of scrimmage. I know it was an illegal pick play and Thomas was not even in the play but he was blocking 3 yards down the field on a pass play? I am wondering if he really thought it was a run play, as the lead back blocked also?
Every week I hear the lamenting of the VA Tech loss. To play Devils advocate, let's say we beat Va Tech 31-28 in overtime. That moves us up to what, eighth in the Polls and probably drops MSU TO 12th?
What would they be saying? Well we all know what that would be. Ohio State does not play anybody. Look at their nonconference schedule, they had to go to overtime to Beat Virginia Tech, Ohio State stinks.
It all comes down to Michigan State game either way I look at it.
I agree with you Rob. Some kids just have the IT factor. Maurice Clarett always seemed to find away to make the first guy miss, Beanie Wells was a master at bouncing it outside, Braxton Miller... voodoo, here I am, know I am not. The other thing they seem to have? They run with the belief that it will be there when they get there.
Kudos to Jalin who sealed last guy who had a shot to stop JT.
Bucknuts4' well said.
I Have been pulling for Rod for 4 years now to get it going and I thought he ran without hesitation in the Cinci game. But after the Maryland game I think you are going to see more of Samuels. He has home run potential. I think he will be the first back to pop a big one.
Zeke has been running great and it would be nice to give him some help.
The thing I notice about JT's runs, I don't see them coming. All of a sudden he takes off and he has the first down. He doesn't wait forever. He seems to go through his progressions, sees the whole field, including where to run. Should enhance the running game as well as the intermediate passing game because the linebackers can't drop as deep in coverage.
Mort, I thought last years team was trending down as the year went along and I mean the Offense. IMO we got more one dimensional as well as predictable in the last half which didn't work against really good competition.
This year it is just the opposite. This team is improving every game. And it is so young, whew, the upside appears to be off the charts.
To be fair, soccer kickers rarely get free kicks, kick with both feet while handling the ball on the run. I think it has more to do with the aforementioned "small" window, a high hang time kick, and extremely high winds. As for the second one I would guess he peeked.
IMO if you take his whole body of work, Clinton's foot has been an integral part of Kickoff team's success.
It did not go unnoticed. Why do I feel like Corey is going to break a tackle and takeoff with it. I like our receiving crew. A lot!
Like Curtis Grant...
OhioBob, I don't have film to watch so I am basing this on perception. Raekwon seems to always be there, doesn't he? I don't have to watch replays to look for him. Talk about just the tip of the iceberg!
To all prospective recruits: "If you are good enough to play as a freshman, you will play." Urban F Meyer
How else can they justify their BIAS?
This 4 team playoff format isn't going to hold up well. The polsters have 3 pf the 4 spots going to the SEC.
Suggestion: split up the power 5 conferences. Let the SEC play for their National Championship and ESPN and SEC Cable can cover it; let the rest of the Power 5 and the rest of College football play for another National Championship covered by the rest of the networks. Then we can argue all winter who was best. Just sayin...
Fatpants, I was thinking about the jealous hordes this past week. They are starting to crawl back under their rocks, aren't they? They put a smile on my face everytime one of them chirps in.
If our young Bucks can take care of business til the week of Nov 8th we probably won't here much from the haters til then. Then their hopes go up and they can do what they do, HATE.
Whether or not it is JT's style, he is the straw that stirs the drink!
Thank you for bringing that up. How would you like those guys for teammates. One loss and their throwing everyone under the bus.
WOW one game, even the TTUN faithful waited 3 years to reach that point with Brady Hoke.
are were definitely off the National radar. The coaching staff is doing a nice job of bringing our young team up to speed getting them ready for November football. Where 5 and 0 means the most.
Also, every week we are seeing another player or two emerge from the depth chart. This week I nominate Corey Smith. He had 4 nice receptions. Amazing what young people can do given enough opportunities.