Urban, Chip, and Tom were talking for a while... I wonder if Urban said thanks to Chip for leaving or the NFL and opening the door for Dontre Wilson.
In reference to leaders emerging, was there anyone else who stepped up beside the offensive linemen? Any WRs?
Count me salty on this. Not because of the they beat us, but because that grave yard next to their stadium, Death Valley, is for victories that come from within that stadium. Props to them for the victory, but it didn't happen at Death Valley, therefore, I don't think a head stone should go into the graveyard.
Lock, while not really a run threat, is a great scrambler. It was apparent from the constant roll-outs and that he was constantly avoiding pressure that his o-line was not fantastic but he did an exceptional job of extending plays and keeping his eyes down field to find open receivers.
I'm shocked about apple still having his black stripe, especially since some of the staffers think he might be one of the starters come the fall. I mean it still could happen, but it seems all the more unlikely now.
Kyle, are you sure we are watching the same player in Armani Reeves? I understand that you have more opportunity to watch the team more than I do, but this came as a surprise to me, especially when you said "sure-fire" to start. What is it in his improvements and play that makes you confident in saying that he will start in the fall?
You make some good points but Grant was not the reason why we didn't play man or when we did, he played 10 yds off the ball. Corey Brown was why we couldn't play man. In man he would be matched up with the slot receiver and we saw how that played out (See B1G Championship game) Also, in man coverage the linebacker are matched up with the RB. Not sure you want Curtis Grant trying to cover a running back out of the backfield. There is more to man coverage than just CBs covering WRs.
I can't stop watching it
With the general lack of emotion/effort shown by Amir, I'm not all that surprised that he didn't swing back...
Sweet, this is great news
I have been fortunate to participate in a Dance Marathon for all four of my years at Hope College and each one was one of the greatest memories during my time in college. It is truly remarkable what the students are doing for these kids that have fought so hard and are continuing to fight each day. I commend all who were involved with the event from the dancers to the moralers to executive committee that did all the planning and behind the scenes work. You all are amazing.
this is just great. also how in the world did you come across this?
I disagree. Laurinaitis was/is a form tackler with very good technique. Shazier was a good tackler, but his technique was not at the same level as Laurinaitis, which led to missed tackles by him. Both were great Buckeyes, but after watching this kids film I would say he is more like Shazier, but bigger (at least he looked pretty big on film).
he's good but he can use some improvement on his tackling technique. His head is constantly on the wrong side of the ball carrier and he is not always driving through the ball carrier. It seemed to me he was swinging around the them often, which leads to missed tackles in the B10. Can it be fixed, absolutely. Technique is everything, especially when you are playing against people that are just as athletic as you are. (See all the missed tackles over the past two years)
Man, I thought for sure Rob Rose was going to be #1
well this was a nice surprise! The mystery flip/commit has now been revealed!
I was thinking the same thing and you beat me too it
I think tonight is when we find out how much Amir has actually improved since last year.
Here's the deal, most of Clemson's offense is predicated on the quick pass out to the flats. You can coach a kid until you are blue in the face, but at the end of the day the players have to execute. We couldn't get off any blocks on the outside, which set them up favorably the for 2nd and 3rd down. When we won first down, it seemed like we were going to have a pretty good chance holding them on third.
There is no way it's the norovirus, way more people would be sick especially since the teams spends so much time together. There was a norovirus outbreak while I was in college. It was nasty. Basically if you lived with anyone who had it, you were going to get it too.
Great stuff, thanks Ross. What a great early Christmas present.
As far as controlling the clock is concerned you are absolutely right. I have have been able to watch Clemson a few times this year and they are fueled by their offense. In the BC game they struggled because they couldn't get BC off the field. Then in the FSU game they kept on going 3 and out while FSU kept scoring and creating an insurmountable lead. The key for the buckeyes in this game is to have some sustained drives, to keep their offense off the field and to keep them off rhythm, if possible.
My thoughts exactly. I was watching with a buddy and when Roby got injured and Reeves came in he was like "ugh, he is awful" to which I replied I have faith in him that he can get it done, trying to be optimistic but fully aware of his play throughout the season. So we watched him the next play. Afterwards he was like "see what I mean?"
I think Pryor's development was hurt most by Nick Siciliano...
I died when I saw Titus/Cook was an option