They have two weeks to heal up and work on weaknesses. If the same product shows up we are not done losing.
When they call his name early in the first round is when he will completely sure he made the right call. He wasn't going to contribute this year anyway. Time to make sure he's right for the next step. Butthurt fans are going to be more critical after the ass whooping we got last week and are looking for anything and everything to blame it on. Coaches are making business decisions all the time and it's about time these kids can also. He's already had two bad injuries. The team isn't his family and isn't going to take care of his future. If you don't think nearly everyone on the TEAM wish they had his future and would make the same call then you are delusional. The rest of his life and his future family is set by this decision. College football is a sport and a stepping stone to these young men's future. Right call.
At this point a win over UM is my biggest want. Past that is extra. To spoil their hopes and dreams which is sky high right now would be so satisfying.
Saban puts ability above friendship.
I think the the O-line is the biggest problem. I think the defense lost it's edge because the situation on offense was bleak.
At this point I just want a win over UM. Anything else is icing.
Urban does the same thing with players as he does with coaches. He has favorites and is loyal to a fault with them. I admire that quality but it's bad business when it comes to this. Saban would throw his wife under the bus if it meant winning. I don't admire that quality but it wins. One has to decide for themselves how much winning means to them. I for one like much more loyalty than Saban and a little less than Urban. We won't see changes. It is what it is until next year. Martell is more of the kind of QB Urban dreams of. He just saw the record for passing get broken and we struggled putting it in the end zone. We replaced really top notch coaches with really average friends the last few years and it shows. These young men deserve better. It's time to call Coombs and pay him enough to come back.
I predicted 48-20 because of the wind but more if it was calm. I hope you're right but over here they are saying big wind until after midnight central time. We are actually under advisory.
I don't care about so called experts because if you don't think a win over OSU wouldn't make their season then you know less about football than I already think you do. Right now I'm concern about the weather. It's blowing harder over here than forecasted gusting over 50 MPH and is not expected to stop until after the game.
Deflecting. I'm not falling for you changing the subject after you make a stupid statement. The argument is that YOU SAID Purdue has nothing to play for. I responded to the other guy who had solid points that they had and you addressed me and since have been trying to change the argument with PSU and Urban stuff. Man up and quit trying to deflect. If you can't then don't but don't deflect.
None of this as usual has anything to do with you saying stupid things. Deflecting again because you have no answer.
WOW, just when I think you can't get worse you make the next step. Don't you read what you posted. I didn't say only Purdue is motivated. That's another thing you make up in your own little mind. Nutinpa rightfully question that ridiculous statement that Purdue didn't have to play for which you posted. Make something else up because it right up above for everyone to see.
Don't waste your time Nutinpa, the dude is crazy and annoying. He has to get the last word in and will start harassing and bulling you because you have a different opinion.
Maybe you should start thinking for yourself once in a while. If anybody doesn't think a win over OSU(2nd rank team in the country) in prime time wouldn't give them a tremendous boost in recruiting and interest in their program along with a better bowl game option, then they are idiots. The second part of your point doesn't make sense. I never once say anything negative about Haskins and I said PSU would lose 2-3 games so stop making things up.
They would have to do it in the first half. Our defense shuts things down after that.
Good point. Purdue is playing for a bowl game and we are their Super Bowl. Some can't see that.
To be clear I'm not saying he be given drives like he did early on but there are situations like 3rd or 4th and short and along with inside the 10 where his talent can be utilized. He throws well enough to be a threat and his quickness keeps defenses from over playing our RBs.
He's having the same problem he had two years ago at PSU. He has terrible technique. Granted he looks good against average DEs but against better ones he looks like a freshman. My point was that there are more than just freshman with good ratings coming out of HS and there are little option which in itself seems something is wrong with development. Are you also siding with coaches not making adjustments to help with the problem area during the game?
Being involved means living the ups and downs. If you're not you might as well be a robot. I guess there are those who root for everyone to get a participation a medal but as buckeye fans we expect to be in the running for a NC every year and when we see that some years there are too many flaws it's easy to point out the flaws. Last year I accepted that we were not going to be in the running with JT as QB (since we were ask to be honest)before the season started and had a better time during the season accepting the losses. I see nothing wrong being somewhat upset when things go sideways as long as it does rule. I shake my head as much at those who like to point others during the heat of the moment as I do those that cross the line a little.
It's just hard to believe that we get less with better ranked players on the o-line and there are no adjustments made when our right tackle is getting schooled. Instead of reacting Urban makes the excuse that he was up against a great player who suddenly was unstoppable.
I agree 28. There was a lot of promises and statements reported on here about Tate too good not to see the field. As I recall there was going to be packages in certain situations. We have heard these things before. It appears the same is happening here even though we struggle in short yardage situations and are looking for answers. Like I said before, It's not hard to imagine that Tate is unhappy about just watching. Whether he sits here or out a year would make no difference.
I think we have a few takeaways
20-17 OSU at the half that ends up 48-20 OSU.