The scary thing is that when Joe Nuxhall began using his signature signoff line, "This is the old lefthander rounding third and heading for home," he was not yet 40.
The unit needs to thrive as a unit. Let the offense pick its poison deciding who to given help on. If they triple team Young so that he gets no stats but everyone else is picking up sacks and TFLs, then he has had a successful season.
One man's opinion:
1) Should Fields have been immediately eligible under current rules? No
2) As a Buckeye fan, am I glad that he was deemed immediately eligible? Yes
3) Am I happy that (at least some) Michigan fans are upset that he received immediate eligibility? Hell yes!
4) Should the rules be changed to make it easier for a player to transfer without having to sit out? Yes
If I were a betting man, that's where I'd put my money. The timeline sounds about right at both ends (Dantonio retiring and Fickell moving on), and MSU needs Ohio talent to be reasonable competitive in the Big Ten (not to mention that MSU has had some success on the Ohio State to Cincinnati to MSU highway).
Not a bad take. Just from one game in the Buckeyes' most recent title run (against 'Bama) I can think of a few examples - Evan Spencer and Michael Thomas creating a TD out of a trick play that didn't fool anyone; Darron Lee singlehandedly blowing up screen pass; Evan Spencer making the greatest catch of his career, in traffic, recovering a perfect onside kick by the Tide; Evan Spencer taking out two linebackers and Ezekiel Elliot outrunning the defense on a jaunt through the south. (is there any coincidence that three of these four were not possible without the efforts of the team's MVP?)
Compare that to what Michigan has had to offer in recent years - Rashan Gary disappearing; Chase Winowich being launched by Billy Price; Jabrill Peppers either being blown up or outrun; Karan Higdon disappearing in a "guaranteed victory;" Shea Patterson throwing a timely interception; or even Blake O'Neall fumbling against MSU.
Great job by Zach. Even if we get only a taste this coming fall, by 2020 I'm expecting a monster.
And what about the hit on Brutus by David Perkins?
... and you know that HOW?
I don't expect him to come ask my advice, but in that scenario would be that, unless he's really needed cash right now, to get his degree and THEN head overseas. Unlike the NBA, the money isn't so good there that you don't need to worry about risking your only shot at getting some.