Not a problem, I was confused sometimes too, because just looking at Bennett and Diesel you would have thought Bennett was the clogger, but for whatever reason that set up just didn't work well
Well Indiana was the SEC East champion...
If I recall correctly, it was Diesel playing the 1-technique (lane clogger) last year because our run defense was horrible when Bennett was playing it, so Bennett switched to the 3-technique and the run D improved somewhat. Now that Diesel is back where he belongs at the 3-technique, I think the biggest question mark by far is Schutt or someone else stepping up and being effective there. Still remember way too many yards being given up on the ground last year to EVERYONE except Melvin Gordon
Going into last season, I don't think many people would have had a major issue with that. Had a rough first portion of the season, because imo he was too set on their old offense. Towards the end of the season they modified it and Hogan and the rest of the team really took off.
Personally, outside of the Michigan 4th and 1 call, I thought the best play was our run game strategy in the National Championship game against Oregon. Everything we did in the first half set them up to make their corrections at the half. Here comes Zeke, though, with the counter that had not been shown all game and Oregon simply COULD NOT stop the remainder of the game. Trophies for all.
1. Ohio State (obviously)
2. Clemson (assuming a healthy DeShaun Watson, who was excellent last season when healthy)
3. Stanford (at the end of last season, Shaw modernized the offense; Hogan looked much better and playmakers made plays. Watch Christian McCaffery this season)
4. Auburn (obligatory SEC team, don't know who will come out of the pack, only LSU leaps off the page if they can get competent qb play)
Ohio State over Auburn
Clemson over Stanford
Ohio State shows Deshaun Watson where he should have gone to school
B10 Championship: Ohio State 52, Nebraska 10 (62)
or if Buford had passed it to the trailing Diebler, who was wide open as Buford was, I believe, being quadruple teamed. But having one guy who hasn't been performing well in that specific game dribble wildly up court and heaving up an ugly shot seems to be Matta's end of game strategy now, so who knows.
Maybe it's just me, but I wasn't impressed by most of those Maryland players when we played them last year, especially Melo Trimble. Keep him out of the driving lane and make him shoot, he's not a big threat.
13 is our next star qb, 4th string Stephen Collier
Totally agree with you, although it is probably mostly due to his Buckeye roots. I thought they showed a good amount of improvement this year, although there wasn't anywhere else to go but up from where Danny Hope left their program talent-wise.
I was going to comment this as well, I feel like every time he makes this signal, he is replaced by the backup either that play or the next play. I'm not positive that this is actually the reason, I just notice it because it means I get to look forward to some Rod Smith (or Jones) action!
The only thing that really surprises me with this depth chart is Billy Price getting the start again. If I recall correctly, Hale came in for much of the second half and that is when the offensive line (and as a result the offense as a whole) performed much better.
Honestly, I would have to say Braxton's passing late in the year is what I believe our biggest weakness will be. I was having this discussion yesterday and brought up how badly I remember his passing having regressed in the latter part of last season. He didn't believe me, so I went and looked it up, and in 3 of the last 4 B10 games, his completion percentage was woeful (below 50%). I don't claim to know the cause of this, if for example Herman's overreliance on the run crippled his passing rhythm, but I know for a fact that we cannot have these passing performances happen again this season in order for it to turn out as successfully as we all want.
great article off a dominating performance, although Mr. Scott's double-double was with assists and not rebounds, which may have been even more impressive