I wouldn't necessarily say he was simply running briles system, Briles incorporates a lot of down field passing off of play action. Briles' teams generally run a decent amount of option, even if they're much more dependent on throwing than say an Urban Meyer offense. Sumlin runs more of an air raid style, with 5 wr sets and a lot of crossing routes/screens. If you look at the run pass percentages, they basically flip flopped once Sumlin became coach at Houston. I'm sure he learned a lot from him, but I think KS deserves some credit for how successful his offensive systems have been.
"African-americans are more likely better football players than the rest of the population as proven by the fact they make up 60% of the total NFL and much higher % of skill positions. An African-American kid is 10x more likely to play D1 college football than all other races combined. That isn't because African-Americans get preferential treatment. :P"
Be careful about saying all other races. Polynesians have a way, way higher percentage of nfl players per capita. Blacks(if you're going to complain about something else being PC, then why use a term we do not use for whites? I'm not going to call a white person European-American or Caucasian) are naturally more athletic in some ways than Whites, just like Whites will probably always dominate winter sports because whites were naturally adapted for the conditions over 1000s of years. Still though, average economic worth plays a very significant role in the situation, as does culture.
The black players definitely deserve to be where they are, you're right it isn't special treatment BUT, I do think it is a bit ridiculous what we're seeing with black coaches. Psuedo scientists publishing studies that more diversity is needed at head coaching positions, despite the fact that Black population percentage is already represented. That annoys me on two levels, the fact that Black people suddenly represent all Minorities(never hear them talking about the need for Asian coaches and Latin coaches), and the fact that they would NEVER endorse something like this to happen in sports(unless it is blacks in the MLB lol). I don't care that much, because I realize I am in a much better situation than the average minority, but there is definitely a solid presence of reverse racism in their reasoning. I'm going to laugh when enough illegal immigrants come over from Mexico that they are the most significant minority, and it suddenly all switches around because the leaders(politicians, businessmen, etc.) want to save their asses. Then suddenly Latinos will represent all minorities.
Anyways since this is a sports site and I don't want to increase my already high chances of getting banned for this post, since these topics are so sensitive to so many; I'll leave off on this. Urban Meyer is one of the best recruiters in the country, he can pull players from anywhere in the country, and tOSU will match all the speed of southern teams. As a Midwest team I also hope we retain power, but given how much success he had with Hyde this season I'm sure that is in his plans.
Not necessarily true. I remember hearing the Braxton's correct read percentage was much higher for triple option, it isn't exactly as direct of a translation as you think, they are two different types of plays. The read option requires quick recognition of the end and good quick decision making. The triple option is often much slower developing.
Big difference between representing a team and being a fighter out there for yourself. You still see some great quotes in fighting sports(Chael Sonnen).
This one is not bad either - `I'm not god but I am something similar'
I know, Tressel was genius coach who conquered all of our most talented foes, bow down to the unimaginable scope of his football brilliance.
Emotional and Reasonless. Urban's record is far superior to Tressel's. Tressel was a great coach but he never had a truly dominate team. Imagine how many chance scenarios had to go right in 2002, even with a team that had excellent talent. The last years of his career were spent getting clobbered in the national championship twice then never reaching that stage again. Go watch another team.
Lets see what you're saying when Barnett gets rocked 15+ times in one game, if he ever starts.
No Bullshit, I never said the offensive play calling didn't have a part in it, especially at the end. You're blaming it on the offense when the quarterback was injured all fourth quarter, and the defense rarely could make a stop all game against what amounted to a series of screens for the most part. Miller could barely throw at the end of the game, you try taking 19 hits and while still throwing on target. Meyer has called many brilliant offensive game plans, we lost two games that could have gone either way against top teams. You have to understand that when one side of the ball isn't even average, the team is going to be forced in to uncomfortable scenarios where play calling becomes incredibly difficult.
Definitely cost the game, all he had to do was fair catch the damn ball. I was screaming at that for about 10 minutes.
Yeah Weak teams like Alabama, one of the best scoring offenses ever in 08 Oklahoma, and the best Cincy team in the last 20 years. Bottom line, if this defense was slightly competent, they win tonight. Offensive line struggled and Braxton was injured for the much of the game, still put up 35 points. Stop crying pro offense at two close losses against top ten teams. Same thing happened for Bollman against Wisconsin, Florida, USC, Texas,.....etc. Although they actually had a top 15 defense during those years.
Offensive play calling has been weak at times, but you can't blame it all on the coaches.
No consideration for the fact that he got blown up like 19 times by the Clemson defensive line and most likely came in injured(saw he constantly shifting his shoulder, even earlier in the game)?
Tough game, Clemson matched up perfectly to destroy OSU's defense already mired with injuries and flu. Terrible play calling on defense for much of the night, no coverage in the flats. Didn't like the offensive play calling at the end with Braxton brutally beaten up either. I'd like to see some changes made in the defensive coaching staff, the play calling has been brutal the last 3 games against teams that ran screens over and over......and over. Confident in Meyer and the correction of their problems for a run at a championship next year....have to make some adjustments with the staff in order to get some chemistry on the defensive side of the ball though for that to happen. Anything can happen in one game though, even Bama got destroyed by a Oklahoma team that looked awful earlier in the year.
This post doesn't have much of a point in my opinion. Urban is a pioneer of the spread option/spread to run offense. His offense is not predicated on have passers making reads in the pocket on multiple receiver sets with people all across the field. His offense is predicated on capable athletic QBs who can read the option and rip huge gains on it, as well as efficient decision making/accuracy to keep the passing game enough of a threat to open up the running game even more or profit on over commitment to it. Sure, this passing game can definitely improve, but Urban's teams have never been passing teams, common misconception with all spread teams.
Look at Urban's best teams...Alex Smith....Tebow....Braxton. Even Alex Smith, the best passer of the 3, is more of an accurate efficient passer with good athleticism, not some gunslinger who creates offense through the pocket. Star ratings are irrelevant, we need the best QB that fits this offense. I trust Urban's judgment given that he has produced 3 Elite college level QBs; one of which is up there with the best QBs ever and another that could be depending on how his career finishes. Remember there are guys like Russell Wilson. He was only a two star player, now he is running some spread option plays in the NFL for maybe the best team in the league.
Danny Clark is the only pro type QB Urban has recruited so far, and Clark is only 14 so he still has time to mature physically. Hard to tell how he will end up, but even if he fulfills all the hype by the time he is playing, I doubt O-State will suddenly become a aerial attack.