Two players I could see as realistic options would be Jalen Tate (for family ties and hometown appeal/dreams) and Devin Gage (from DePaul, would be more like a Andrew Dackich type player, averaged 4.5 points and 1.7 assists per game last year. He’s down to three schools, us, Pacific and Fresno St.).
Last years team only had one true center in Wesson and was one of the better rebounding teams in the nation (top 30-35 if I remember right). It definitely helps, but there’s a lot more than height to rebounding. Length and boxing out go a long ways.
Respectfully disagree. Mack Brown had Texas humming for more than a few years. Towards the end he lost control of the program a bit, but they were dangerous for awhile. Now North Carolina is not Texas and they’re not prove , but sometimes a change in scenery can reignite success.
See to me, 2018 doesn’t make the list. I can’t stand the fact that we gave up 39 points to them f**kers
True, but I think we had the better claim (although I’m not sure where PSU lost that season). Our only loss would be on the road to a top ranked team. We would have wins over a highly ranked Texas team and several other ranked teams (TTUN among I believe Iowa and others).
Great post OP. Lots of good ideas that were well put together. And really, I can’t disagree with you on any of it. I have long believed that Schiano unfairly received more than his fair share of blame for 2018.
I’m a huge Reds fan. I’m desperate to get baseball back, and back soon. That being said, this is dumb, and I hope they don’t do it.
I was watching the 2005 Championship game between Texas and USC and all I could think is damn, we really should’ve beat that team.... And the fact of the matter is, if we do, there’s a good chance we’re playing for the national title.
This is a big get for us. He’s not a game changer per say, but he can run an offense well, and is dependable with leadership. Exactly what we will need after CJ Walker leaves.
Agreed, this usually gets us a good out of conference game each year. And I believe we would play North Carolina next.
Schiano is turning Rutgers around. This is his first true recruiting class. Once they go out and win more than 2 games this fall, the recruiting will improve. I expect them to become a decent team. Not someone who will compete for Big Ten titles outsides of an occasional fluke year, but not a 8-4, 7-5 team you can’t overlook like years past.
I don’t care if we hold the commencement in August, us seniors deserve an actual graduation.
For what? Like one or two games? And while spending a lot of time playing the four instead of going against a bigger center. I love Liddell and think he has a lot of potential, but Wesson was clearly the much better and much more important player all year. If you have to cherry pick one or two games all season where you can say he was better, then he clearly overall was not better.
Well almost 10 times out of 10 this year Kaleb Wesson was a much better and more important player than Ej Liddell this year.
I tend to usually agree, but Kaleb doesn’t have anymore huge strides he’s going to make in his game. He does have things that he needs to improve on, but I don’t think those will bump his draft stock much. I can definitely understand why he would want to go now.
Kaleb coming back is key for next years team. That being said, I think he’s gone and I don’t really blame him. If he is, Diallo has to be ready to give us 15-20 quality minutes each night. Doesn’t have to score much, just defense and rebound.
Last years team was also a bit undersized, but still rebounded and defended the paint at one of the better rates in the country. Next years team might not have a true center outside of Diallo, but the 3 and 4 spots have plenty of length. As long as they box out they’ll be fine rebounding. Diallo being able to defend against some of the bigger centers of the Big Ten will be key.
Picking up a transfer guard means Kaleb is likely gone, or there’s an unforeseen transfer. Either way, I’m not sure it’s the best option for the upcoming year
And if I remember right, Shazier was a true freshmen at the time. So yes, he was obviously very talented, but probably very raw and not ready for significant playing time.
I kept waiting for his name to at least pop in the article. Gardener to some degree as well. I’m not saying either of them will be game breakers. But I expect them to make contributions, and I’d be shocked if all four freshmen pass them.
Everyone’s on equal footing here. No sense to delay it just to get back lost spring practices
This is ridiculous. If you comment anything except about how bad the virus is, you just get DV’s and removed comments.
Let’s not kid ourselves. China lied about most things concerning the virus, I have zero faith their reported numbers are accurate either.
I meant to add this above but it also makes the defense unsure of formations just based on personal. 2 tight end could be be 11 personal or it could be a two TE run formation. They won’t know exactly how to counteract it until we line up.
I think they need to work on utilizing Ruckert a little more. Have him come in for two tight end formations like usual, but occasionally split him out wide or in the slot. He’s a matchup nightmare against a smaller corner or a slow linebacker. It also gives the defense one more thing to worry about.