It costs less to pay Ferentz his annual salary than it does to buy him out.
The big question I think is more about the defensive improvements rather than will J.T. Barrett play okay.
The D getting off the field on 3rd down will instantly make the offense better.
I was skeptical they would make it with Braxton, given the proclivities and histories of the playoff committee members.
I doubt Alabama message boards are any better for recruits to read.
Nah. Georgia is Michigan.
We do not have a Sammy Watkins. Tajh Boyd is also superior to Braxton when it comes to the passing game.
I don't know how to fix the defense. But I'm not sure Fickell/Whithers know how, either.
Cumulative effect of 2 years of poor defensive play. Can't change the players (other than new recruits), so you have to change the coaching to change the outcome.
"DID WE WIN? DID WE WIN?!?!?!?"
Braxton rushed for 30 yards, Roman-style.
One. Little. Slant.
How would you defend that play? I'm being serious. I'm trying to see if you play up does Watkins blow by the CB on a double-move and go all the way, or do you play it like they have and try to keep the ball and player in front of you?
I don't honestly think the DBs are good enough right now to play up on those calls, especially with extra blockers.
At least it wasn't the Game or a National Championship. No one really remembers Orange Bowl losses that much in the long run.
Do you think Kansas State fans are still bummed about the 2004 Fiesta Bowl?
Remember when Devin Smith caught passes?
This is a nitpick, but I don't understand not using the timeouts on defense earlier. Here's why:
Opposing offense owns the tempo of the game. You can't play hurry-up defense. Can't spike the ball on defense. Can't get out of bounds on defense.
On your own possession, you can play hurry up, call multiple plays going into a drive, and spike the ball. On offense, the more time you have, the more time you have to develop plays and manage the rest of the clock.
Again, doesn't matter with the game-ending INT, but still.
Run a damn slant for crying out loud.
If Braxton decides to go pro, I'm sure he'll have a nice season on the Oakland Raiders practice squad.
Not impressed at all with Dontre Wilson. Dances all over and makes no one miss.
I hate to say it, but he looked lost tonight when the camera panned to him.
That's just his head coach look.
I cannot believe how far Devin Smith has regressed in 2 seasons. He's become useless.
George Zimmer was fired by his own company. He's no longer part of Men's Wearhouse.
where Punting is Optional
Jim Tressel just died a little inside.
I agree. I think CBs and safeties should be under the same tutelage.
FSU's defense will prevail.