I'm just happy Fields can run. Haskins run for a yard or whatever it was vs Maryland (or whomever it was against) was horrible. I personally don't think he was trying to save himself. He just was not the runner we saw in that late in that game off the bench vs TTUN. Fields, on the other hand, will create plays when they breakdown. That I am very excited to see.
It sure would have helped in landing this guy if OSU would have beaten Clemson when it mattered. I don't blame him at all for choosing a team that owned OSU the last time they played on the biggest stage in CFP.
On another important note, OSU's D looked like crap last year while Clemson's D helped won a national title in grand fashion over the best team in CFP. I think he made a good choice, even though I don't particularly like Clemson. But who can blame the kid?
It is what it is. Clemson is the ACC's FSU of the 90s. Let 'em live (for now...) See ya in 2020...I seriously hope it happens.
Is it just me or did anyone else watch Austin Mack's video a second time? I lost track of thought for some reason...
Perhaps it was someone to his right that kept distracted me ;)
I'll believe it when I see it in action (playing faster, that is). If you were to ask me, here's what the starting LBs should look like.
OLB-Harrison (back up Pete W.) Mike-Trejada Mitchell (back up Borland) OLB-Browning (back up Gant)
I'm not sure why Al or Greg would even think of putting #20 or #32 in ever again (unless this playing faster concept comes to fruition)! The back end has A LOT to prove. When I was sitting in row 32A for the Oregon State game, I knew right then and there that OSU's D (especially LBs and Safeties) were atrocious. It persisted (as we all witnessed) all freaking year. Even against NW but thankfully not as much against Washington... The proof is in the pudding...guess we'll see in September.
PSU's wrestling team has been unreal over the last 8 years. I'd be extremely surprised if OSU can vest them next year. OSU will have to send at least half the team to the finals, as PSU does on a yearly basis (which is crazy). As a former HS wrestler, my lil DIII team was lucky to send 3 to state, let alone 5 or more as PSU does seemingly every year!
Schedule: As mentioned before the non-conference is a miss year for us not having a big marquee opponent due to the TCU series being nixed.
After the last three years with Bama and Clemson's schedule, I have ZERO concern with OSU's strength of schedule. As far as I'm concerned, just win and OSU is in this year. The distractions kept OSU out of the big four. That and losing to Purdue and Iowa the way OSU did, two years in a row. Just win baby...just win!
You said it for me and a ton of others who don't want to admit that Davis was a factor (which in turn means UFM was to a fault). +1 for you, sir!
This sucks! IMHO he was by far better than Borland and Werner. Still wondering why he was regulated to only special teams. Jones was better than both those guys...
Good luck KJ! Sad to see you go.
I wouldn't expect Meyer to go to USC, but I would most definitely not be surprised if he were roaming the sidelines in 2021 or 2022 in South Bend. Seriously folks...don't be surprised!