Pretty sure I read where Anunike acknowledged rumors that one day he might take over for LJ. I wouldn't be surprised if this move was encouraged by Day/LJ to cut his teeth by having his own unit. Ohio State DL coach is one of the best gigs in the country and Anunike needs to bolster his resume. I think we will see him again one day.
I feel like they have gone from self-hatred to acceptance. Read their comments and many posters are basically saying that they aren't going to beat us and that they shouldn't expect to any more. They are starting to accept that they are a tier below when it comes to both talent and coaching. It has taken 20 years to get to this point, but I think they are finally broken. The 2018 beatdown might have really been the final nail in the coffin.
Mookie reminds me more of Curtis Samuel than Dontre Wilson. He already looks stronger than Wilson ever was. We have had some great playmakers come through Ohio State but Samuel’s final year was vastly underrated. He put up better numbers than Percy Harvin ever did that year and carried the team. Hoping Mookie can bring the same game breaking speed and grit.
Belichick spies. Tom deflates. Bob Kraft is a piece of scum that uses his money to frequent day spas that are involved in human trafficking. We are all better off without the Pats!
That was delicious! Tom may be done and Belichick just got schooled by one of his own players!
I know we are supposed to root for the Titans to lose so we can make Coombs official, but I want the Pats to get run out on a rail! I’m ready for it all to end! I’ve been suffering the Pats and Tom for close to twenty years. It is time for the dynasty to end. And I want a Buckeye (Vrabel) to end it! Go Titans!!!!
Agreed. Most importantly, he is just a completely different style of runner than any of the other backs we have. Teague and Crowley are equally different as well. I think he would see significant time his freshman year and potentially breakout due to the big play ability. Teague will be just fine against the majority of opponents, but you need a game breaker like Gibbs against the Clemsons of the world.
He will be your backup right tackle and play a lot in 2nd half. I think they will groom Paris Johnson as backup to Munford with the expectation that he starts in 2021. Who knows, maybe Dawand will take a leap forward and overtake NPF. Stranger things have happened.
It won’t be as good but the talent is stacked where it matters most: D-line. The defensive end rotation will be deep and talented. I think defensive tackle could be just as good if Vincent is healthy and shows his 5 star potential.
I think the back seven takes a step back but not to a level that will sink us. Thinking we drop from #2 to maybe somewhere in the 20s. Our backups aren’t scrubs and our pass rush is going to be lethal.
All I know is that CJ Stroud will have the greatest arsenal of receivers ever assembled in 2021-2022. Garret Wilson, Jameson Williams, Julian Fleming, Jaxon Smith Njigba, Gee Scott, Mookie Cooper, Marvin Harrison Jr, and Jayden Ballard. He is my pick.
2019: we were the better team. They say these games don’t affect recruiting much but another blowout to Clemson makes us look a tier below like Oklahoma. A close loss shows we are right there with the elite.
Anybody else really like Coach Ed? I can’t understand what he is saying half the time but seems like a genuine dude. Hope he blows the doors off used car salesman Dabo.
I think Kerry would make an awesome secondary coach, but who make the play calls? Has Kerry ever done it at the college level? Some coaches are excellent instructors but simply don’t have the mind for play calling. Let’s be honest, it’s a rare skill. I would be elated to have Kerry Coombs on board, but just wonder about the play calling. He is a slam dunk otherwise.
The obvious answer may be find a D coordinator, but I’m going in a different direction. I will say sign Gibbs. Master Teague is a bruising back but doesn’t offer the big play ability that Dobbins did. Not sure what Crowley or Chambers bring to the table yet. Gibbs is perfect for this offense and should be ranked much higher by recruiting services, but was a late bloomer as most know. Teague will start out as the lead back but a homerun hitter like Gibbs will carve out a significant role. Really hope Day can pull a last minute surprise and sign him.
Your 2nd point is interesting. It would have been awfully bold to go for it when a FG wins it for Clemson. This being said, I didn’t like the idea of putting it in Lawrence’s hand to win. He delivered.
Up in air: Wade
Gone: Young, Okudah, Dobbins
Stay: All eligible guys on O-line, Browning, Werner
I could see that. I could also see Miller sliding over to guard for one season and then taking over center for his junior year. Either way, that is some serious muscle inside. Brains too.
I hope you are right. I’m just going off their after the play extra curriculars the last time we played them.
Damn. O-line better step up if Fields has limited mobility. You know Dabo is telling his troops to go low with every shot they get on Fields.
The only thing that would crush me is a blowout. Mainly because this is as talented and complete a team as we have ever had. Urban killed it in recruiting a few years ago and we are loaded at every position. The proposition of getting blown out by Clemson scares me because I wouldn’t have any answers. We may one day be as talented but I’m not sure we will ever be more talented. We go into this game with equal talent to Clemson so there is no reason for us get stomped. I could accept losing by a FG but getting blown out by 21+ would be a hard pill to swallow. Beat Clemson and I feel like we can handle LSU. They have an incredible team but I still feel that Clemson is a notch above.
Yep I was one of the doubters as well. I’m going to enjoy watching him shred the Pats in the playoffs. It also brings me joy knowing Jim is probably jealous beyond words.
Conversation at Harbaugh dinner table this Christmas:
Jack Harbaugh: Let’s all go around the table and talk about what we were proud to accomplish in 2019. I’ll open. I rebuilt the deck and volunteered over 1,000 hours at habitat for humanity.
John: My team humiliated the Patriots en route to the #1 seed in the AFC. We also have the NFL MVP.
Jim: I...... umm....... yeah.....
Didn’t see this one coming. I know LSU is processing some kids to make room for other recruits, but I can’t imagine he was one of them. Bold move considering Locksley may soon be on hot seat if things don’t improve.
They got the hardest draw of all the non- playoff teams. Bama isn’t elite without Tua but still a powerful team. This will deny Harbaugh momentum going into offseason.