Just trying to say that Fields needs the seniors to be good. Obviously, it's given that Hill will indeed be good but less certain that Mack and Victor will be. I could've worded it better though, to your point.
Totally agree. I mentioned it but didn't focus too much because while I think Michigan is in much better place than OSU when Thad left, jury is still out a little bit.
Wanted to capture their passion.
Yep. I had the chart correct but written summary reversed the conf tourney crown totals. Thanks for politely pointing that out.
I didn't fail to mention Thad was much higher on the likeability index. Even if Thad was more likeable, it's not like Beilein was some ogre.
Somewhat to your point, Ohio State ranked a very respectable 15th in the country with a 32.7% third down conversion rate.
I obviously agree Jordan was out of position and I know Pridgeon came in as a tackle but generally speaking, guard is the easier position and Pridgeon was just average in that spot. I think he would've been overwhelmed by rush ends if forced to play tackle. Just my thought. For this year, I do agree the talent is there but it needs to come together quickly. Replacing three starters - even with elite but somewhat unproven talent - will be a chore.
I agree that was an issue with Dobbins specifically.Sometimes he appeared to get caught looking for big gainers instead of taking what was there. I think some of that goes back to his first season when he was often able to hit the second-level unimpeded versus having to work for yards almost right from the handoff in many cases. So much chicken/egg in why yards per carry suffered overall but if I put one thing at the top of the list, it was the line simply not being as physically dominant as we've become accustomed to under Meyer.
Fields can definitely be more of a threat than Haskins with his legs but will be interesting to see how many times Day wants him running the ball knowing the QB depth is nil.