Ever since Bill Davis and Zach Smith, I'm skeptical of our head coach hiring/promoting friends/family members/et al....HOWEVER, it sounds like he has his stuff together and this wasn't just a "Do-Urban-A-Favor" hiring....the QB room will be full of talent next year, so let's see what he can do!!!
Young and Okudah were two of the key cogs in this year's unit, but let's not forget about Fuller. I don't recall seeing him out of position or missing many tackles this year. He'll be a tough one to replace.
Let's hope in 2030 we are considering Justin Fields, Shaun Wade, Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, and Zach Harrison for the All-2020s Team!!!
*ahem*, Urbs was only a Top-46 coach of all time according to (the self-proclaimed) "Worldwide Leader In Sports".... ;)
FWIW I totally agree with you.....and, as per usual, totally disagree with our friends at ESPN
Olave & Wilson, plus Williams & Gill (oozing with potential), PLUS this crop of incoming Freshman (also oozing with potential...)...the future is bright for the OSU passing attack!!! Let's hope the O-line continues to improve, and Fields gets healthy and a little more comfortable in the pocket! Go Bucks!
1) Here's hoping for a CFP rematch next year...IMO, the better team did not win this year's game. But games like that happen...can't leave points on the field and make crucial mistakes that lead to Clemson TDs...just not a recipe for success against an equally-talented team.
2) Here's hoping LSU dominates the championship game. If Clemson wins the natty, it'll just be salt in the wound knowing that could've been us.
Loved this season...hated how it ended. Go Bucks.
Good! Not having Wade seemed to really impact the scheme and execution of the defense last week (until halftime adjustments were made, anyway). Hopefully won't matter a whole lot this weekend, but let's hope the secondary (and a certain QB for that matter....) are healthy come CFP time.
"BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED".....will forever be music to my ears. Poor Jimmy :)
There are literally rules in place stating that you can't hit the quarterback after he's thrown the ball, so spare me the FOOTBALL IS FOR TOUGH GUYS argument.
Garrett's hit was dirty. Rudolph kicking him in the junk and grabbing his helmet was bush league. Garrett then literally trying to decapitate him was the worst offense in the whole clown show.
Also, for what it's worth, I'm a fan of the stupid Bengals, so I hate the Browns and Steelers equally.
He got planted like a lawn dart long after the play (and game) was over......it wasn't quite a normal "tackle in a football game"
Could not have asked for more from this young man. I hope we see a Fields/Burrow matchup in the CFP!
The National Collegiate Players Association said in a statement that it believes the NCAA's definition of benefits will not include direct compensation for players.
This, in my opinion, is a good thing. If you open the floodgates and start directly compensating players (or allowing Boosters/Alums/Corporations to start compensating players), all of the top recruits will just become involved in bidding wars and will attend the school with the most potential for "Booster Money". Amateurism will die, and as a result, smaller sports that only exist because of the larger programs will die along with it.
That said, I do think if a school is making money off of selling thousands of "#1" jerseys, Fields (or Okudah???) should see some kind of kickback. I also think if a Soccer or Baseball player wants to run a summer camp in their hometown and charge $50 per kid, they should be able to do so....
This is a lot more complicated than a lot of people understand, but I for one am glad the NCAA is (apparently) trying to change for the better....will be an interesting couple of years for sure.
Hurt! My! FEELINGS!!!
Leadership comes in many forms, and one certainly doesn't have to be outspoken to be a good leader. I feel like I know next to nothing about JK Dobbins' leadership potential. Hopefully he can step into some sort of leadership role, assuming he is a true RB1 and not part of a 50/50 rotation this season. I have high hopes (and expectations) for him, KJ Hill, and (to a lesser extent) Mack this season.