This makes a lot of sense for both parties. High profile backup at your home school, Bucks get a QB that is halfway decent and experienced. Very least he should be able to manage the offense.
Still think Harris joins the rotation before Wilson does. Harris was a big reason why Hartline said he was comfortable moving Mack to Z. Hartline's actions and words seems to back that up.
Personally, I think Olave is our best outside receiver so I would like to see him on the field the majority of the time. Keep the X rotation with Mack & Victor.
He is already a long-term project. If he pushes that time horizon out any further then I think his other options should be encouraged.
The one thing he can control right now is his body, very discouraging he isn't even maintaining it let alone improving.
Agreed. I'd take the (likely) three years of Milton for the marginal drop-off going from a senior Dobbins to a one year more mature Teague, Crowley, McCall, and Chambers.
I wouldn't be so dismissive of what he could do in the slot. Think he is a perfect piece to bring in, see how the rest of the class develops, and insert him where the need is at. If he starts on D it would be at safety which is interesting given his stature: https://lettermenrow.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/ohio-state-buckeyes-recruiting-jaheim-thomas-offer/
But wow can he accelerate quickly, would be a lot to handle in the slot.
Well he is certainly confident in himself.
Honestly if he goes to Tennessee I wouldn’t even be mad, just would be a very misguided decision.
It was a 4.66 if I remember correctly at only 173 pounds. Hafley’s the pro, but I don’t understand how a CB that slow can be so high on the board.
Hafley has done everything right since he’s been hired, but all I’m saying is CBs with 40s time like that don’t pan out a lot more often than they do.
At only 173 pounds too. Think this warrants a move down the board, with measurable like that I think he should be more of a Plan B guy.
Myers seems penciled in at Center. Day said he was going to play there even if Jordan came back and coaches have been on record about his improvement.
Not to diminish the commitment because worst case this is very capable depth, but I don't think it's a foregone conclusion Jackson starts. It basically comes down to Bowen and Jackson at LG and its worth considering that Bowen beat out Knox originally, granted before he had two leg surgeries. Alabi looked very capable in the Rose Bowl and NPF is a former 5-Star who just needed to get bigger, so not worried much at at all about RT.
Think the battles end up being Jackson/Bowen at LG and Alabi/NFP at RT.
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i think a big reason for the focus on Ohio is the staff probably knows they can’t be as National because a lot of those kids came here specifically for Urban.
Take the bigger/stronger/faster player 9 times out of 10, all else equal is when you take the Ohio kid.
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Move Landers to 3 technique- fits his size and quickness better than the 1. He’s disruptive, use him like it.
Plus, it opens to door for Tommy T and Hamilton. Related, Hamilton is going to be this team’s best DT, he was great last year and more snaps will allow that to become more visible.
No disagreements to your rational, all definitely contributing factors.
The biggest reason to me was Schiano’s scheme, which basically relies on NFL talent to win matchups. First year in a while didn’t have anyone elite in the secondary and we saw the results.
Another reason is talent identification. I have a hard time believing Okudah and Wade were or 3rd and 4th best corners last year. Also, the White situation speaks for itself. Makes you wonder about the linebackers waiting in the wings.
Lastly, partially related to scheme, was refusal to adapt. Linebackers close to the line, slanting the defensive line, overloading the field allowing us to get gashed to the boundary, blitzing Werner off the edge, etc...
I’m interested to see how the more matchup zone concept coming in will fair. Leaves a lot on the linebackers, which could be an tremulous recipe, especially early on.
I wonder how the new scheme is going to impact DT responsibilities? Apparently Mattsion relies a lot on LBs to clean up the mess with the DL absorbing blocks. This could be a benefit to have a bigger 3-tech to accomplish said goal.
Landers, Hamilton (greatly underrated), Vincent, Garrett, and Tommy T is going to be a fantastic rotation.
The O-lines pass blocking this year was probably the most underappreciated quality of the team.
Being a fan of an NFL franchise makes it hard for me to root for another, but all else equal I’ll pull for the Saints considering their Buckeye presence.
Its moreso rooting for individual success as opposed to a team’s success. If Zeke has 200 yards but the Cowboys lose, I could care less about the latter.
You might have answered your question with that last sentence.
If I recall correctly, even Brown was ahead of him before he got hurt.
These seem true, but Carton is in a better tier athletically while not being as skilled, especially shooting the ball.
I always thought Weber was the better back in general.
The recruiting criticism is warranted, he hasn’t been good but I wouldn’t call him useless either. Nester willing to sign if Stud stays says something at least.
Biggest thing though, I think his coaching is a little under appreciated. The most overlooked positive about the team last year was our pass blocking- it allowed Haskins to be great because he wasn’t when under pressure.
Point being is, I’m sure upgrades are out there but I wouldn’t be upset to see him retained either.
Agree with the logic on 2, but I think Banks and Brown are ahead of Johnson right now. Banks was spoken highly of during bowl practice and I believe both Brown and Banks saw more snaps than Johnson this year.
Think this is a good year to simplify the rotation- the group has clear leaders at each position making even reps harder to justify.
Mack and Victor would be like a 60/40 split at X with Olave and Hill getting 80%+ of snaps at their spots. Then just be quicker to pull them during blowouts if you want to build depth.