I think a 1 loss B1G champ is in in most scenarios with ND having a loss. It's one of the top conferences and the winner of it will have some nice wins along the way
Why are we preparing for this? LSU still has to beat Bama @ Bama. They have lost 7 in a row to Bama and Bama's QB...he's pretty good himself.
OSU still has at least 3-4 tough games
That's probably fair. They are worse than years past, but we have seen them win games they have no business winning in the past. They also played Wisky very tough by playing a zone D and just tackling well
And I believe Mattison was the lead recruiter for Z. Harrison last season, and had the lead before Day took over. He's a good recruiter, but as said, he probably doesn't have the same energy as some of the staff to hit the road. It's a good balance we have now I would say
There was a thread a few back where it had some chatter on either a Rivals or 247 board with a member of his family saying he was taking it seriously. I hope that is the case. He is a big man with good feet. Could be a real sleeper in the class if he does in fact keep everything in line and in control
Only argument I really have is about the zone play and how better QBs will shred it. I think that's kind of the point. In 2019, you aren't going to stop all the great offenses. At times, it's about slowing them down enough to: 1. make a mistake; 2. have a great play made by an individual with a defense full of great athletes; or 3. try and hold the offense to a field goal attempt when the field shrinks inside the 20.
It's a bend but don't break style that will work on almost anyone. One of the main reasons people are getting blown out by Bama is they have WRs who take a 6 yard slant 75 yards to the house cause they beat one man. That shouldn't happen as often in zone
He is going to be viewed as a(n) USA guy
I will say again that I think his future, if he has a future beyond CFB, is if he makes the move to LB. I just think that will allow him to play at his size and be quick at the position.
I was a huge fan of his when he signed and thought he would be a difference maker at OSU. Wish him all the best.
I would say a large % of our passes in those 6-15 ranges are quick slants or out routes. That has been a favorite of this offense based on my eye test.
We tried to go right at the hash marks to Victor on that long pass that would have been a big gain that he dropped. I don't know if that would have counted as a deep middle shot or not, but it was a very well thrown ball
Ehhh I'm not sure on a lot of the rankings.
Scott and JSN can't be 5* WRs because then you'd have like 7 5* WRs, which is just unrealistic in a given year IMO.
The type of kid Urban was recruiting toward the end of his time and Day is continuing is the difference. Good people who want to be good football players and not the other way around.
I will admit based on what had been said and some of his HS film that I figured he was going to be much more of a raw product than he has been thus far. He had a great series against MSU with his sack and tackle the play after. That may be his "arrival" moment where the college light came on. Much earlier than I anticipated for sure
As said a dozen or more times, it's difficult to know because Teague has been in the game much later, when the 2nd string OL is in and 2nd string QB is in at times. Add in that he almost has no first quarter carries, and it makes it even more difficult to track.
Dobbins has been breaking a ton of tackles this year, way more than last year when he wasn't running through arm tackles. I love what Master brings to the table, and think of him as a 15-20 carry back next year, along with the young pups.
OSU players are taking the opposite approach this year, making it clear they want to be #1. They want to win the national title and are saying so to the press.
It's a new attitude and so far it seems to be working. Say it, then back it up
Kanell is an ACC guy, he brings some balance to ESPN. Usually, he likes to rile up SEC fans, saying their conference isn't everything Kentucky and South Carolina fans say it is. Here, he is riling up everyone outside the ACC
The only reason I thought we had a slow offensive start was not letting Fields keep it early; when OSU went to the Fields run game in the second quarter things took off. Is that a product of the offensive coaching staff saving him until they need it, or just a product of having 15 scripted plays to start the game on offense and they had to get through those first?
I haven't seen a lot of good angles on the play, but from what I saw it may have been knocked out, but no one picked it up (Mack just stood there next to it), and I'm not really sure the ball ever went out of bounds, so it was still live. I don't know how you would rule that if they ruled it not a TD since the play shouldn't have been blown dead at all?
I mean this is just completely false. One of their biggest plays was a 20 yard pass over the middle that Browning jumped for and didn't get, so there is no way every big play MSU had was with Borland on the field.
MSU did a better job than anyone else of getting TEs out into the middle of the field where they can hurt a zone. Sometimes you just tip your cap and move on to the next play.
It's just people only watching for Browning's good plays and Borland's bad. They are both good players, and do things well. Neither is complete yet although Borland's ceiling certainly isn't as high as Browning's, so he may be as complete as he will get.
Again, I'll say it. Borland isn't getting like 80% of the reps with Browning getting 20%. They are in a full share where neither is getting over 60% of snaps in most situations, and Browning has gotten the majority of the reps over the first half of the season. Also, with them being on the field at the same time in certain situations, it helps with depth in case anyone on the LBer crew goes out for an extended period of time. if Harrison goes out, then Browning can take his spot and we won't be as handicapped
HES NOT GETTING MOST OF THE IMPORTANT SNAPS.
i feel like a crazy person. He plays less than Browning on the most vital drives. He has less total snaps so far for the year. Why can’t we just accept a 60/40 split like we accept with our DEs. Friday isn’t as good as Young but we are fine with him getting snaps.
borland obviously can play football at a B1G level. He will he needed against NW and Wisky for sure. Browning will be needed as well going forward. Why can’t we be happy we have 2 competent MLBs
They already do...he’s not playing the majority of snaps. This is a tired narrative. Browning has played the bigger possessions all season
do you wonder why other guys get reps?
Ehhh I don’t really see the problems in the passing game yet. Fields had 2 drops from guys who have been reliable this season. He was I think 19/25 without those 2 bad drops. That almost 80%. That’s more than effective
OSU is averaging 50 points a game only playing 65% of games. They are doing their damage early in games and then cruising in second halves. It's not a knock on anyone, but we haven't seen a complete game from OSU cause they haven't played anyone who has demanded 60 minutes
haha I'm flying into Columbus today so for some reason I had assumed that must mean the game was tomorrow. Forgot I have a non-football related event tomorrow.
Regardless, I think it's a 3TD+ win Saturday
Maybe this will come back to bite me, but I think OSU could play it's C- game, worse than any other time this season, and still win by 17 tomorrow.
I just don't think MSU is very good. This isn't 2014/2015 MSU
Well you must have been really drunk then cause I was there and it certainly wasn't a drizzle in any sense of the word. Went with girl i was dating at the time and we had ponchos and the wind was going crazy and the rain was horizontal.
She made me leave in the 3rd quarter and it started pouring end of it. She was not happy with my decision to invite her
Or it could simply be a numbers game and Baron wasn't available last week, now he is, so you need to sacrifice that scholarship somewhere if you like him more. Pretty much your point but the numbers is a hard part. Better to have 5 scholarship RBs or 7 scholarship DEs (not sure that's the number but just saying)