Still easier than trying to power rush a 310 lb OT or try to cut around him with an injured ankle. Tua might not be able to run the ball well or throw deep but he could definitely return faster from that type of injury than a DL. Also, Cooper was held out longer to allow him to heal as completely as possible since he wasn’t really needed early on.
$eriuo$ly, it is probably the weather.
The main reason I believe that we lost Styles was he wants to play receiver and Ohio State was recruiting him on defense, IIRC. It had nothing to do with a crowded WR room at Ohio State.
That would make for an interesting morning.
Tua can return quicker from the injury than Cooper. A DE has to change direction more quickly than a QB. Tua won’t be 100% mobile in three weeks but Saban can’t afford to sit him against LSU.
Game Day won’t be coming here, IIRC, because the game is on Fox and at noon.
Must be a typo that LSU was rated #6 last week and moved to #3 in the Coaches poll.
It was more of a ploy to keep Fields working hard and the other QBs engaged. Day could say anything he wished but nobody was buying that Fields wasn’t going to be the starter.
Why do you say that? Dan used Fitzpatrick as a comparison to Wade in his example and said that he still plays slot corner, which he doesn’t.
The only positive for the high school games is that the Buckeyes are playing on the road. It could be a lot worse if it was a home game.
Will likely be below 5.
Sounds like you forgot to add in the members of the CFP committee who will also be watching...
Fitzpatrick demanded his trade from the Dolphins because they played him at slot corner and he wanted to play safety. Not sure where the Steelers play him but if it is anything but safety he may not be happy there for long.
You are aware that the scout team is usually made up of a lot of walk-ons, right?
No, it's called other schools offering money/early playing time. Those 2 RBs were committed to Ohio State and then pulled out at the moment the silent commits were going to be announced publicly. Alford, nor any of the other OSU coaches, had any idea the two were going to decommit. And since Hartline was one of the lead recruiters of Knighton...are you going to call him out also?
There are still a lot of kids out there who are under 12...
I would still take the “under” on Regular Season Andy...
I was worried that “Free the GOAT” meant he was entering the transfer portal. Hopefully it means on kickoff returns for the Buckeyes!
Not sure that Alford flopped exactly. He had two really good RBs who were silent commits to Ohio State. Robinson’s grandparents wanted him to stay close to home and it seemed like FSU promised Knighton something that Ohio State wasn’t willing to offer. After they pulled that switcheroo, the Buckeyes had to basically start over this year in its search for 2020 RBs.
We want the four best teams in the playoff regardless of conference.
Only problem with that is there is way too much human bias to deal with. The SEC is overvalued every year. You would have back door deals to get at least 3 SEC teams in the CFP every year because the "powers-that-be" in college football believe that SEC teams walk on water. Strength of schedule means nothing to humans who are constantly picking the SEC. Weak scheduling is a way of life for most SEC teams. Not to mention chicken-s**t Saturday. Extremely hard to get any SEC team to schedule a home-and-home against a team in the North (and don't even try to get a SEC team to come North in November).
The only way to set up a playoff is go with 6 teams. The 5 champions from the Power 5 conferences and the top Group of 5 team. The top 2 ranked teams get a bye the first round and the two top-ranked teams of the other 4 get to host a game on its campus. And before anyone says "We want the 4 best teams regardless of conference", If you don't win your conference (which means you possibly didn't even win your own division in your conference) you have no business playing for a national championship in college football.
You sometimes have to look at the "lead expert" in each profile % ranking. If the only crystal ball ranking is from a homer from another school (Loy of ND, Trieu of TTUN) then this early in a player's recruitment the percentages are greatly skewed.
The thing that amazes me is the difference between Jordan and Meyers in the snapping of the ball. Meyers has really been steady this year and, as we know, last year's snaps could get rather interesting and inconsistent.
Surprised that Josh Meyers isn't mentioned at all.
My only quarrel with the CFP committee in regard to the Purdue loss was they stated it would be treated “as any other loss would be treated” the week after the game. Then they changed course and a few weeks later said it did matter. I wouldn’t have had a problem with the CFP committee if they had originally said “Yes, the Purdue loss by a large margin will have a negative effect on how Ohio State is viewed”. Instead, the CFP committee lied and said it was a non-factor to keep OSU viewers engaged in the process.
Think about how neutral the algorithm would be if written by someone who has no dog in the fight. Put in all the information and let the computer do the rest.