It's possible if Schiano becomes available & Rutgers feels they can make a run at him. I doubt they'd try with Chris Ash still employed. I don't exactly disagree with what you said, but Rutgers seems to be the new conference doormat. Schiano going back to Rutgers would be a very similar situation to Mike Riley: Head coach at Oregon State, left to be an NFL coach for a few years, then returned to Oregon State. It's been done before.
I think it's more likely that next year we're letting go of Zach Smith & trying to poach Darrell Hazel from the Minnesota Vikings as our new receivers coach. We'll probably be looking to replace Schiano too, I think he ironically ends up at Rutgers after they have another craptastic year & Chris Ash ends up back with us.
14-1, we go undefeated the whole year until playing Alabama in the title game. This team will make enough improvements that will allow it to beat the same OU team it beat last year minus 2 NFL running backs, we score enough points & don't miss our field goals against Penn State, Iowa's lack of overall speed & athleticism outside of Akrum Wadley proves to be their undoing, we win handily against a down & out MSU team for the first time in awhile, and we win our closest game of the year against a better than expected Michigan team.
Wisconsin comes out as champions of the west, we win thanks to our ability to hone in on their running game & pressure their game managing QB's into bad throws.
The top 4 teams in the CFP are: 1) Alabama, 2) Ohio State, 3) Oklahoma State, 4) Washington.
Alabama handily beats Washington. We give up between 10-14 points to Oklahoma State, but still win by 20 as Mason Rudolth fares even worse against non Big 12 defenses than Baker Mayfield despite James Washington putting up 100 receiving yards.
We come into the game against Bama with a good shot to win the game, but lose a close one. Jalen Hurts running ability combined with the tandem of Bo Scarbourough & Damien Harris opens up the play action passing game for Bama, allowing them to outscore us as their defense brings too much pressure for our downfield passing game to properly develop. Creative play calling, improved play from the O-line, and a strong running game keep us in the hunt, but Bama just returns too much talent.
All in all, we lose the big one, but prove to be a drastically improved team.
We should start a go fund me page to make sure you're at every game with that record. I'm 1-0. (62-3 over Nebraska)
I agree about the fanbase thing, we're lucky to be filtered from the majority of that here. But I don't think it's a Buckeye specific thing, Cleveland fans are the same way sometimes (lots of times..). It's just something about the breed of fan/passion we produce around here. I've always said a native Ohioan/Clevelander rooting for Michigan or Pittsburgh is the most annoying thing of all time, because they're just as annoying as our fans, but they're rooting for the other side.
Jim Harbaugh was my favorite coach in the NFL. Most of my favorite college football players from the late 2000's came from Florida (Joe Haden, Jeff Demps, Chris Rainey). My 2 favorite colors are Carolina Blue & Texas Burnt Orange.
Better yet, just comment "LOL" and watch the world burn..
I feel like my roster is pretty good, I've been working on it during some of my free time for a month or so now. I'm actually OCD as heck so I've gone pretty in depth with mine, even though they're not done yet. A few things about how I came up with mine:
1) I had an idea as I was finishing a season in franchise, I decided to chart the maximum amount a player at each position could improve in each individual attribute during the offseason. I then did another franchise where I simulated the season without playing any games so my individual performance wouldn't affect anything. I use these metrics to try and keep my updates more realistic, helps make sure I'm working within established confines as apposed to getting carried away. Although sometimes exceptions are made.
2) I can't cite my source unfortunately, but I found somewhere on the web that a freshmen's overall rating is in direct correlation to their 247 composite rating as a recruit. I checked and it's true but all for a handful of offensive linemen. Between this, and comparing players measurables off ESPN's testing section and occasionally the O-zone, I feel like certain things are accurate. I also like to use the better know a buckeye scouting report section, helps me hone in on some little things.
3) Watch the film. (obviously)
With that said, here's a couple of players that I've finished so far for Ohio State, keep in mind the ratings can be conservative:
(JT Barrett) 94Ovrl: 85speed, 70strength, 84agility, 88acceleration, 90awareness, 75elusiveness, 86ThrowPower, 89accuracy
(Mike Weber) 87Ovrl: 88speed, 73strength, 86agility, 93acceleration, 74awareness, 85BreakTackle, 80truck, 75elusiveness, 85vision, 77StiffArm, 66SpinMove, 78juke, 84carrying
(Parris Campbell) 88Ovrl: 94speed, 65strength, 87agility, 95acceleration, 74awareness, 83vison, 81carry, 81catch, 79SpectacularCatch, 79CatchInTraffic, 83route, 82release, 93return
(Jamarco Jones) 93Ovrl: 65speed, 90strength, 73agility, 90acceleration, 92awareness, 95PassBlock, 88RunBlock, 85ImpactBlock
(Billy Price) 95Ovrl: 67Speed, 97strength, 70agility, 92acceleration, 93awareness, 87PassBlock, 91RunBlock, 85ImpactBlock
(Sam Hubbard) 90Ovrl: 85speed, 82strength, 82agility, 88acceleration, 75awareness, 77tackle, 83HitPower, 84PowerMoves, 85Finesse, 86BlockShed, 85 Pursuit, 86PlayRecognition
(Nick Bosa) 88Ovrl: 78speed, 85strength, 81agility, 87acceleration, 73awareness, 82tackle, 80HitPower, 85PowerMove, 85Finesse, 84BlockShed, 77Pursuit, 80PlayRecognition
(Tyquan Lewis): 91Ovrl: 81speed, 85strength, 79agility, 83acceleration, 85awareness, 84tackle, 83HitPower, 85PowerMove, 83finesse, 85BlockShed, 83pursuit, 87PlayRecognition
(Dremont Jones) 90Ovrl: 77speed, 88strength, 77agility, 86acceleration, 72awareness, 82tackle, 83HitPower, 86PowerMove, 79finesse, 81BlockShed, 83pursuit, 82PlayRecognition
(Jerome Baker) 89Ovrl: 87speed, 76strength, 81agility, 88acceleration, 83awareness, 86tackle, 82HitPower, 75PowerMove, 75Finesse, 79BlockShed, 86pursuit, 85PlayRecognition, 75ManCover, 83ZoneCover, 70Press
(Denzel Ward) 88Ovrl: 97speed, 56strength, 91agility, 93acceleration, 80awarness, 87jumping, 76tackle, 75HitPower, 87Pursuit, 83PlayRecognition, 94ManCover, 86ZoneCover, 83Press
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I think he went to the perfect place to eventually make an impact. Really happy right now.
It's hard to give up on the Browns, but I have a difficult time watching them at all. I might've caught two games all of last season. I love the David Njoku pick & I can't be mad at Myles Garrett. But passing Malik for Peppers? And the rest of the draft man. At this point, I'm still with the Browns from a distance, but also pulling for the Cowboys thanks to Zeke.
I can't believe the Browns passed him. It's so impossibly hard to be a Browns fan I swear. Chuck Pagano marks the 2nd guy that worked closely with Ed Reed to swear Malik is the next in line. Just C'mon man. Jabrill Peppers.. why.
I heard about this earlier. I watched the games he started on Youtube, he doesn't look bad to me. But we'd be giving up a first round pick, so I would rather avoid it.
I'm not saying he isn't an outstanding athlete, but he did have the deepest receiving corps in the nation & a decent running game to fall back on. Mike Williams looks like a can't miss WR prospect, and Jordan Leggett doesn't get enough credit for his receiving ability. That may have bolstered his stats & effectiveness considerably.
Seriously though. I think he won the Sparq ratings title at the Opening also, so we technically landed the best pure athlete in the nation.
I love this guy. He reminds me so much of Saquon Barkley: very speedy, makes guys miss in small spaces, can go north/south or out to the edge, has some power. They're the same player, I swear. I honestly don't know why we pursued any other RB, this guy is a big play waiting to happen.