Kelly is 20-6 with a playoff appearance his past three seasons. He would need a couple years in a row of a serious dip to get canned. Maybe that would be the perfect storm where Urban would want to jump back into coaching in 2022 or 2023 but I don't see it happening.
Makes sense. He was a pretty big LB coming out of HS. At 6'4-6'5 he should be able to bulk up to 255-265lbs like Hubbard eventually did.
2018 OSU gave up 500 yards three times plus 492 to PSU and 450 to Nebraska. At least the LSU D held Bama and Ole Miss to low totals in the first half so their offense could build a big lead. Our defense last year was complete trash. We gave up 400+ total yards regularly.
I've loved this season. OSU looks great, LSU and Burrow took down Bama, Baylor is currently fighting to take down Oklahoma, UGA lost to SC in OT. Only downside is I wish PSU had stayed undefeated going into next week and that Clemson actually had to play a couple good football teams.
I would say more like 2017 Oklahoma. The LSU defense isn't very good but it also hasn't completely imploded like the 2018 OSU D did at times. Like 2017 OU, LSU is good enough to win it all but their D may fail them enough that they end up just falling short to a school like OSU or Clemson that can put forward a stronger D unit.
Herman probably has one more year there to have an 11-3 or better type season. If they go 8-5 or worse next season it could be over for him.
Maryland leaving the ACC never made any sense to me - although I'm sure this was all mostly financially motivated. I always enjoyed the regional conferences. Would love to swap Maryland for Pitt as well as seeing Texas A&M back in the Big 12. Rutgers really could be Big 10 or ACC so they are fine as a doormat for the conference.
I would be shocked if Bama had any interest in Drennen. They always offer some Ohio kids each year, if they visit, to mess with OSU and many of them are never committable offers.
I agree. I don't think a February signing would be good because then OSU has to make a decision if they want to take Miyan (assuming he's signing in December) and if they do, that likely closes the door on Gibbs. Better to be able to recruit them at the same time and not have to say no to Gibbs because the staff feels they need a RB in the class and don't want to put all their chips on Gibbs.
It doesn't matter if he's going to be an early enrollee. Is he going to sign early in December or in February? Those are two separate things. The first doesn't affect anything except when he steps foot on campus. The second can affect his recruitment.
OSU beating LSU and Clemson in whichever order in the playoff would be the 10 out of 10 result. Would love to exact revenge on Clemson and beat LSU (maybe even with Burrow having an admirable showing in defeat). That would be a dream season.
I think its either going to work out this way or LSU goes undefeated and Oregon gets in. Your order seems very possible. Even if Oklahoma goes 12-1 they may finish 7th unless they win their final 4 games in convincing fashion.
Maybe. I don't care who is out for them, the loss last week was inexcusable. It's not really about Muschamp being bad, its more about these programs don't have much patience and always think they can do better. If he has a couple .500 type seasons after this season (which is what I think that program generally is) they may move on. Either way, I'm surprised Lloyd doesn't want to be with a bigger program.
MarShawn Lloyd has been the guy I am surprised a bigger school hasn't been able to detach from SC. SC's season has been a disaster outside of the huge win against UGA. I'd be less surprised if Lloyd were a South Carolina kid but he's a Maryland kid out of DeMatha HS. I know SC offered him early and obviously built a great relationship with him, but there's a good chance he will be playing for a new coach in a couple years.
My guess is the staff is not sold on Smith. It has never felt like they've really made a big push to get him in the class.
I'd put money on Robinson still being the staff's first choice but no positive news has arisen on that matter outside of the possibility he decommits from Texas. I don't know what it is this cycle, nothing seems to be falling in place at RB even while our current RB group is killing it. Just how things be sometimes. Robinson and Gibbs both make a lot of sense but are two recruits who have seemed hesitant to venture far from home in the end.
Alabama should be #4 right now. However, if you look at what teams have left, it's very unlikely they make the playoff field. LSU is virtually guaranteed a spot, even if they lose in the SEC championship. The Big 10 will get a team (likely OSU) and Clemson probably won't lose and will get in. Bama will need a bunch of other things to go right for them to grab the 4th spot.
Tua has 25 yards rushing this year. He is hardly a dual-threat QB. He can get some yards with his feet if needed but he's about as dual-threat as Haskins was.
Breaking news: Gibbs is planning on attending a university in 2020.
Georgia could beat them (although LSU should and will be favored) but given the nature of their offense, I highly doubt LSU gets whipped. Also, a close UGA win over LSU gives the SEC a very good chance at two teams in the playoff.
I don't think Cooper's redshirted yet and he's only played 2 games this season so I'm pretty sure if he only plays 2 more he could just take a regular RS. If Cooper plays against PSU, UM, BIG 10 Title game, and playoffs he will end up playing 6-7 games so I highly doubt he would get a medical RS based on that.
Bama is on life support but not fully out. They would need quite a few things to happen at this point to get in. Both Pac 12 teams in the hunt would have to drop another game. Oklahoma would probably have to drop another game. LSU would have to beat Georgia (if thats the matchup) in the SEC championship game. Those are just a few things I can think of for Bama to have a chance.
The Big 10 blowing up and OSU losing a couple games would help their cause as well. These scenarios appear unlikely. Georgia has a better chance to get in since they could run the table and beat LSU in the SEC championship game theoretically. Let's remember the only reason Bama got in as a 2nd SEC team that didn't win a title was because they had 1 loss and the next contender (OSU) had 2, including a memorably bad loss to Iowa. The landscape appears much different this season barring those unlikely circumstances.
I'm saying I think LSU and OSU both have claims to #1 and I don't really care because I think either team could beat the other on a neutral field. As for Bama, they are still Bama. Sure, they have played a weak schedule but they still took care of business this season until now and they are still one of the top 5 teams in college football. Doesn't appear to be their best team but I wouldn't take 5 other teams over them. It's pretty simple why the committee would give brownie points to beating Alabama on the road.
LSU beat a far better team than any team OSU has beat thus far this season. They also did so on the road. I think that's a fair reason to jump them, although the Buckeyes certainly have a claim for #1 as well. If they do, OSU could jump them back if they beat PSU and Michigan.
Obviously busting balls about him being a former Buckeye giving intel to his new team.