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buck-I.8 12th Warrior

Columbus, OH (via Akron, OH)

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Comment 28 Jul 2017

My favorite part was when they had a normal week of practice leading into a game with a triple-option team and then he blamed the defense for failing to stop an offense that they hadn't prepared for and who is built to score because he can't admit that he's not a great leader.  

The guy can't take any criticism, he's got such a bruised self-esteem. He's like a little kid who just wants to be told how great he is and doesn't want to deal with failure. I couldn't help but compare him to Urban and other championship coaches throughout the season, and the big difference is that when guys like Urban lose they think "how can I do a better job"" and when coaches like Stephens lose they think "how can the team be better for me?" 

Comment 25 Jul 2017

I thought it was amusing and a little sad that Buddy makes this big deal about not liking how he came off after the first season and then he proceeds to be way worse in the second season. 

Comment 25 Jul 2017

How can you say his case "can't be any different?" How do you know that? You've only lived as you and nobody else. If everyone tried to understand that no two people experience the same things alike or even experience the same things in general, the world would be a lot better. I'm not belittling your story or your accomplishments, but that's just short sighted. Have a little compassion. 

Comment 14 Jul 2017

I spent a week in the neuro ICU late last year and the staff that cared for me and the rest of the patients on the floor were superheroes. I have so much respect for anyone that deals with brain injuries and trauma after that stretch. Prayers to you and yours, OB

Comment 12 Jan 2017

Seems like the staff could make a late run at Darnell Ewell. We were favorites to land his signature before we apparently cooled due to other options at the position, but he fits the 3-tech mold (6-4, 300ish lbs), went to high school with Wayne Davis and (maybe?) Jalyn Holmes, and is a Notre Dame commit which means he should pretty easy to pry away. Plus our DL coach is pretty great at recruiting the DMV area and this is a guy with whom he has a prior relationship. 

Comment 30 Nov 2016

I'd say more like 3rd-5th, there are definitely teams that look beyond raw production. If he stays another year, he needs the promise of more targets. Maybe that's working on getting more separation from DBs or being a bit more sophisticated with his route running. 

Comment 30 Nov 2016

Here's an interesting article about differences in different spread teams' spread concepts

Not that I don't think Helfrich could adapt, it's just that OSU plays plenty of looks that Oregon isn't used to seeing, as evidenced by our domination in the CFP Final in 2014. 

Comment 29 Nov 2016

In Kansas City earlier this year, three white males were arrested for plotting to bomb a housing complex, with a highly Somali tenant population. It was domestic terrorism, but no one used those words. Yes, Somalians are majority Sunni Muslims, who are the population that are most susceptible to ISIS recruiting, but the anecdotes you mentioned are a tiny fraction of the total Somali population in the U.S. 

Comment 28 Nov 2016

From what I saw, it wasn't just his mobility, which is admittedly below average; he also seemed unable or unwilling to engage rushers, he was sort of throwing his body at them, which against guys that rely on their speed and length (like Charlton) is ill-advised. 

Comment 11 Oct 2016

If we're voting today, I'm sending Curtis Samuel to NY over JT Barrett. JT is good at what he does, and he makes the right reads, and he's an above average athlete that's deadly running the read option, but at the end of the day he's a product of the Urban Meyer offense and Samuel, while to a degree a beneficiary of the same thing, has the potential to put up ridiculous numbers this year.

Comment 11 Oct 2016

I'm gonna play Devil's advocate (you're the devil in this case, since most people are apt to disagree with you) and say that Michigan has played 1.5 teams with a pulse and he disappeared against the only ranked team (unless Colorado maintained their ranking after losing to an average USC squad) they've played all season. Let's review his key stats against Wisconsin:

2 punt returns, averaging less than 10 yards per return, and one kickoff return for 14 yards. In other words, not great, Bob.

0 rushing attempts, and a big fat zero in terms of offensive involvement.

2 solo tackles, and 1 assisted, so 3 total tackles.

Sacks, TFLs, QB hurries, Pass break-ups, passes defended: all 0.

Bonus points for not blocking Penn State's fat kicker, presumably out of fear. Defensive guys rarely get the Heisman, and he only played defense/ST in their biggest game this season. Much like last November in Ann Arbor, he essentially disappeared when it mattered most.

Comment 11 Oct 2016

I think we have an advantage unless Wilton Speight becomes more consistent making big throws. Michigan seems to get most of their points and years via the i-formation, run it down your throat offense with a few crossing routes and slants mixed in that Speight hits at a low percentage. I just don't know if that's going to cut it against what is arguably (one of) the best rushing defense(s) in the country. Maybe they pick up big chunks with sweeps to Peppers and Chesson, but our LBs are quick enough sideline to sideline that they can snuff out many of those, and the Michigan O-line has been nothing to write home about. They're near the bottom of the conference in TFLs allowed and they're picking up injuries as the season goes on.

They just haven't been as effective offensively as they might've hoped before the season started and I think if the game becomes a head-to-head matchup of rushing attacks against some of the strongest rushing defenses in the league, we have the advantage with the option attack and sweeps and screens to Samuel and the other HBs.