Do we have any highly ranked DTs on the list? Big Uns like our 315 pound graduating senior?
Going to miss Hamilton's size, 315+) and strength in the middle of our defense. Big Un that could move. Was a DT in HS and recruited as a DT. Hankinsnish.
I wonder if they lift during the season?? So little time. As much as 20% of strength can be lost during that time frame without lifting. Does anybody know if they do?
Pay him more than he wants so he never leaves.
People who love dogs are special. That is my conclusion after 75 years on this earth. Day is special but we all knew that.
Gill hardly gets mentioned. He is dynamic. Portal???
Really was envious of NFL type DTs LSU had. We recruited a few of them. Hamilton was a God send. Agree CB number 1 need on D, would say DTs #2.
IF Fields could have planted and cut we would have won despite all that. Killed us in the Red Zone.
More to his upbringing and environment and drugs. In 1962 in my first college scrimmage I split my helmet in half. Down and out.(Great FB play though). That was a morning scrimmage. Practiced in the afternoon with a headache and a new and better helmet. Have fallen on the ice 2x since and hit my head and went to emergency room after losing consciousness. Really, really loved putting on a helmet...a great feeling. Got very emotional the last time I took one off. Pretty soon FB will be pass and tap. Part of the Pu--ification of America.
Daughter played Big Ten soccer and had 4 concussions...neither of us has killed anybody.
Will miss size of Hamilton. 315+ does not = 290.
Gill's upside is phenom like IMHO. I don't get it.
Pay Day and our assistant coaches so it HURTS to leave.
What a heart rendering story. I may be looking through Scarlet colored glasses but this is why OSU is truly a special place. Thank you for bringing this to light.
Said this before, planting and cutting wasn't there nor was his straight line speed. Red zone was the difference in that final game. Clemson knew he wasn't going to run with the football and didn't care if he did. Even with SEC refs we win that game if he was close to being normal. Agree completely Brandon...had 2 knee surgeries also, one on each. Hoping he can return to normal. Some never do. God screwed up when he made the knee ...Without Dobbins it is even more important that he be able to run the ball and also move with confidence outside the pocket. Huuuuuge difference!
DT concerns me....loss of Hamilton's 315 Lbs. in middle of defense gonna hurt with only 6 total in that spot and Vincent an injury returnee and no big uns coming in.. One injury away from 5 and Cage a Question mark.
Totally agree with your #2. Biggest factor was the loss of mobility of Fields. How man times did he hurt defenses in the Red Zone this year with his legs or especially the THREAT of his planting and cutting?? A good number. Clemson knew that threat did not exist as I believe LSU would have known and planned for same. A 100% knee we beat both Clemson and LSU despite the refs.
"Happy Valey" is a far cry from Columbus when it comes to uncovering "bad" behavior at PSU. Columbus press digs, H.V. buries, ignores, obscures.. Very isolated and contained place.
The greatest college football player in history, Jim Brown, destroyed the Syracuse(his alma mater) football program by criticizing his school in the national media, so it can happen but I wouldn't QUITE put Herbie in that class but he hasn't helped.
Not with a bad knee and those refs.....
He HAD to say something nice about the whole state of La.....It's SUC territory.
All in on Herbie = douche. Want to turn off sound as he goes on and on about Sec and how Clem.had great comeback vs. OSU without mentioning TD getting called back. A-hole.
When Brax was a freshman there were so many, many Buckeye fans who wanted the "other" qb to start and he did....now you won't find any. One of worst decisions in OSU history!! We were lucky Brax didn't leave. The talent level was so, so obvious.
Wish we could land one or two more Jonathan Hankins type DTs. Loved to watch him dominate inside...just commanded double teams and changed offensive game plans like Chase but in a different format. No running the ball inside!!
Still say pay them so much it hurts to leave.
Partridge, the HS coach who "brought" the highest ranked DL "with him" to scUM?? Oh that guy.