Wow. What I see on film here could translate into playing right away on special teams and maybe getting some experience next year at LB. He comes at you with bad intentions.
Good point. Guess he's a freak of nature, with his memory skills. Can remember plays and the time he called them in games from seasons ago.
My friend is a coach at Saguaro HS in Scottsdale and said that C. Dennis was on campus yesterday checking up on their players.
He just has terrible pass blocking techniques, that goes downhill at a fast rate of speed, when he misses a block. When he's on, he looks like a Ohio State OT, but when he loses his mind, it's over. He starts reaching, which causes him to bend at the waist. Then his weight shifts to the front of his feet, not the heels, which you desire on pass blocking. It's easy to see what he is doing wrong on TV. My thoughts are why is he a starter for a championship level team? I am not trying to bash.....actually feel empathy for him out there sometimes. I guess nobody is pushing him at practice, which is another mystery.
I long for the days of not caring at all who the assistant coaches were. They were usually quiet and just did their job.
More of their players are coming to meetings late, not turning off their cellphones, getting B's instead of A's. They digressed from a great team to an average team. Far from elite. Thought Franklin was going to go full "psychopath" to make them elite?
He's a total wack job. Glad to see him lose.
That being said, if he was playing for Ohio State, I would like him. We need some players that play with an attitude. However, since he plays for them, I want him to have the worst game of his life in a few more weeks.
Great block, but I also enjoy watching JT run through #3 there. Haskins is going to have to man up against Michigan, when plays break down. That being said, I watched a lot of Michigan this year and if Haskins is on and the o-line gives him time, damage can be done to their DB's through the air. They have not faced a team with our speed at WR. Will be interesting.
It's not like the staff ignored him, didn't roll out the red carpet or treated him like crap on his visits. If I remember, they kind of had an open door policy for him and he came to a lot of practices. I can't blame the staff on this one. Sometimes a kid just wants to do something different than what was expected.
It was something he was warned about, from what I was told, and he continued to do it. Was caught with it, once at their camp and then later on in the season, on campus. In some states, it's legal, but not in Arizona, on high school premises or with the AIA (governing body of Arizona High School sports).
Agreed. It's not like we are crushing teams lately with these 4/5 star players that we spent so much time worrying about as they were going through their recruiting process a year or two years ago. I just want players who play hard and want to win Big Ten championships. I don't want players who in high school are already thinking NFL draft in 3 years or are 5 star players who can't even make it through a high school season without getting kicked off their respective teams. Case in point. Rattler and Ringo here in AZ.
As a former offensive linemen, I can't even imagine how hard it must be to not know whether you're pass or run blocking on a particular play. You lose focus, aggressiveness and there will be hesitation, which will get you killed. It might work with a more talented group of linemen, but with the exception of Prince, most of the line is new or playing a new position. Not good thinking by the coaches.
Kind of has a little Chris Cornell sound to it. I'm not saying he's as talented as Cornell, but it's not bad.
"Look, it's a tool playing with a tool."
I am now doubting the Mensa thing. He clearly underestimated (like he underestimates Maryland) the weight of the sledgehammer. A great analytical mind would have already figured that out so he would not have stepped on the other hammer, almost braking an ankle.
I don't know who to blame anymore. The freshmen for not being ready to play or the coaches unwilling to give them a chance. Even when nobody in front of them is playing like world beaters. To me the only people safe from losing their jobs should be the Haskins, Dobbins, Hill, McLaurin, D Jones and Cooper. Maybe Jordan, if he would be shifted back to guard. That's about it.
I played and coached football for a long time. Never liked the hand holding and arms interlocked thing. They should be fined for even doing it, in the first place. Also, the Bush kid from Michigan looked like an idiot. Bad look for both teams. Just play football.
“That's just what's out there. And then we get ready to play Ohio State and I start watching the tape, I watch every single game, and I go in and tell our guys. I’m like, 'Boys, these guys are in trouble.' I mean, I've watched the whole league. I've gone through the whole league both sides. These guys are in trouble. And that's exactly what happened. Again, that’s a credit to our league.” - Dabo Swinney
Those are the words of the Clemson coach after they beat Ohio State 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl a few years ago and they apply to last years team and this years too. Under Urban, we have become a soft team that nobody really fears. There is no fire, no emotion and not a lot of players out there showing any type of leadership. We have a coach on the sidelines who looks miserable and not confident. We have players, who I think, use the 2-3 years of playing time they have here as a stepping stone to the NFL. We have players who make the same mistakes over and over, season after season. Glaring, game changing mistakes too. We have coaches calling plays that don't fit the players skill sets or putting them in the wrong schemes. Hopefully they will use the week off to get things corrected, but I doubt it. If we continue to play this badly, I don't see the Buckeye's winning against both Michigan's.
There you go. The pass rush was non-existent in the first half. I thought the d-line played worse than the db's during that time frame. Very low energy. No enthusiasm. They couldn't get off any linemen's block. Then suddenly, after probably getting their ass chewed out, they came to life in the second half. Football is all motivation and energy, with some talent thrown in there too. We had very little of the first two things today in the first half.
I would have to take a look at myself, if I was a 4 Star, healthy and practicing, and walk on's were getting their stripe removed before me.
Best comment of the day. You're exactly right. Be like Saban. He never really has had a great reputation, from his Florida days, regardless of his motive of trying to help the troubled kids, and the interview this morning won't change those peoples opinions, anyway. Move on and coach. Who cares about ESPN and the press.
Yes, "yips" is a good word for what happen to Mack last night and I believe Jordan at center, with the low snaps. Once it happens during a game, it will more than likely happen again. Then the weird thing about it, the next game or practice, things will be fine. As a former center, I know that for a fact, with shot gun snaps and XP/FG snaps. Plays with your head, a bit. I referee football now and witnessed one kid having to benched, because his shotgun snaps started hitting his butt and rolling away. That's how bad it got. Hopefully Mack puts this behind him. It's a new week.
Yes, it was in Tucson, during the John Cooper years. I was at that game. Buckeyes started out real slow, but then our talent and depth wore them out in the second half. Was very hot, but I believe the game even started earlier than last nights game. Around 5:00 AZ time, if I remember correctly.
I was thinking the same thing last night as I was watching it. Both teams were extremely average, but it was kind of an interesting game. I think if Haskins had a N'Keal Harry type of WR it would be almost unfair to anyone playing us.
ESPN will report that Zach Smith forced Herman to go to the strip club with him, at gunpoint, ordered by Urban, back in Columbus.
Please save some of the anger for Penn State. Dislike them very, very much.
Like the Tupac hologram at Coachella. He just appears before us.