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BuckIhateTTUN


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Comment 27 Mar 2020

Then again another old saying if it's not broke why fix it.

Amen. When the power run game and receivers are performing to the level of last year, it's tough to justify distributing the ball elsewhere. I thought tOSU used the TEs extremely effectively as outlets last year, giving Fields an big target when the defense had the receivers locked down (which wasn't often). Where I would like to see more TE use is in the Red Zone where size/height can create more of a matchup problem than speed.

Comment 08 Mar 2020

You do realize you're advocating for firing the very guy who coached Zeke, JK, and Weber to their success. So he missed on one recruiting cycle. From the looks of it, his backup option--Williams--is coming in with an attitude, work ethic, and physicality to be a good one.  Alford's track record so far is way too good to be calling for his ouster.

Comment 07 Mar 2020

I can't stand Clemson, but having spent 15 years in SC, I'll give credit where it's due.  Dabo has done a great job building Clemson into a top-tier program. He hires good assistants and--for the most part--lets them run their own show. Facilities and academics are top notch and the local area (community and weather) is beautiful--way better than Tallahassee or that dumpster fire, Miami. 

Bottomline: Clemson is a great sell for recruits which is why they've been doing so well. We'll be going head-to-head with them on the field and off as long as Dabo's there.  

Comment 19 Feb 2020

Preach, McGrind! Chambers didn't enroll early, yet still earned playing time and definitely made the most of it. He's 6'1" and listed at 215 this year. By the time the season starts, I'll be shocked if he isn't at least 225. Size and stride remind of this one guy who played RB at tOSU in the 90s. I think his name was Eddie something-or-other...he didn't do half bad.

Comment 07 Feb 2020

Good evidence of that was Dobbins' sophomore season. He was impatient and often tried to improvise before the blocking scheme had time to execute. Alford and Day emphasized patience and scheme during the offseason and his junior year was killer. 

If Teague sees a similar improvement in his ability to understand the scheme and where the holes will develop as Dobbins did between his sophomore and junior seasons, we'll be a very happy fanbase. 

Comment 09 Jan 2020

Not to mention what a certain Shelley Meyer might have to say about his return to coaching. I'm with you FZ420, unless he receives a miracle cure for that cyst, I think his coaching days are done.

Comment 09 Jan 2020

Couldn't agree more. Eleven minutes. That's it. Add up all the time in which a play is actually being run and there are only eleven minutes of play in a football game. The remaining three hours is jammed with commercials and horrendous commentary from the likes of Booger McFarland.  I love American football. I was raised a Buckeye and stay glued to the college game, but an Aussie buddy of mine got me into Australian rules football. Much more entertaining from a fan perspective. Almost non-stop action, continuous clock, no pads, and VERY few commercial breaks.

Comment 22 Dec 2019

It may sound like it, but trust me...it's not.  Unless you mean "cool" as it relates to temperature. Then, yes. It's cool--very cool. Of course, that's from your neck down because there's very little air circulation and the heat rises to the top of the cargo bay. It's 98 degrees from the neck up and sub-zero below. On the plus side, your sodas stay nice and cold:)

Comment 14 Dec 2019

There would definitely be some benefits to that from a program stability perspective. That said, I think one gets the most out of this world by helping others to achieve their goals.  

College head coaching opportunities emerge so unpredictably, it'd be tough to deny the right opportunity to someone you care about when it presented itself. Day, Addazio, and Hafley are well acquainted with each other, so no doubt, they saw this as a great opportunity for Jeff's head coaching debut.

I hate to see a coach of Hafley's talent move on after one year, but I also understand the need to "strike while the iron's hot" when a great opportunity comes along. A contractual barrier to do that might actually deter assistants with head coaching aspirations from coming to tOSU. It'll be interesting to see how the difference in policy plays out over Day's tenure.
 

Comment 12 Dec 2019

Tough to take (more) time away from K.J. this year. The guy is just flat out money and he earned enough playing time to break Boston's record. But next year, Gill is going to shine. His tangibles are just too good and he's had two years to hone his route running behind Parris and K.J.  Hartline will have him ready to go in 2020 and I can't wait to see it.

Comment 10 Dec 2019

Dude. Sorry you interpreted this story so negatively. Look, if there's one thing that helps with recruiting, it's consistency and--as evidenced by Stoops to Riley and Meyer to Day--a solid succession plan goes a loooong way to ensuring recruits know the PROGRAM to which they are committing is consistent and stable. 

I, for one, think this is brilliant. LJ is your current legendary position coach, but we all know he's approaching retirement. So, for all you potential recruits, allow us to introduce the guy we're grooming as the next elite coach who will be developing you as a player and man. And, oh by the way, here are a few NFL players--including a couple first round picks--who swear by his coaching.

Loved this article. Well done 11W. I'm fired up after watching his video!