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Lookin' California, Feelin' Midwestern

MEMBER SINCE   August 30, 2010


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1/3/2003

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Comment 19 Apr 2019

I wouldn't say this isn't happening elsewhere.  Look at Texas A&M, they lost a LOT of good QBs over the past few years (including Kyler Murray).  This seems to be a growing trend across college football.  The uptick in its occurrence at Ohio State is certainly worrying, but I think it's more a reflection of the trend in general rather than something specific to Ohio State.  

The question still remains what is the best approach/strategy going forward, it's just that this is a question a lot of schools will have to wrestle with.

Comment 08 May 2018

I believe others have already speculated that a rushmen package would feature Boss, Jones, Cornell, and Young.  Both Jones and Cornell are hybrid guys that have the size to play inside and the speed to play outside.  While Togiai likely has big things in his future, I don't know that he has the pure pass rushing speed that makes the rushmen package scary for opposing O-lines. 

Though with the talent on the D-line this year it really doesn't matter what personnel group is selected, they're going to cause problems.

Comment 13 Mar 2018

I agree.  I get that people are super impressed by the kid's skill set, but in this offense being a TE means you NEED to be able to block.  A true freshman without the benefit of spring practices will not be physical enough to surpass the kids in front of him (who were both well regarded out of HS, not as highly regarded but they were still 4 star recruits).

Comment 01 Dec 2017

As mentioned by someone else in another thread, if ball security isn't an issue, then why not Denzel Ward?  That kid is the fastest player on the team and has consistently shown that speed all throughout the year.

Obviously if he never had any reps during practice then don't just throw him out there, but when Parris was injured Ward would have been on my short list to get some reps in practice.  If he's even remotely as good at returning kicks as he is at playing cornerback, then hot damn do we have a dangerous threat back receiving kicks.  But that's just my #HotTaek.

Comment 26 Sep 2017

Sometimes it's not about the physical recovery, but the mental recovery needed to trust you are completely recovered.  It's one thing to say you're 100%, it's another to show you truly believe it.

I don't know what's wrong with DMC, but it's quite possible that he just doesn't have complete confidence in his recovery yet.  One way or another I hope he is able to get back to 100% and start flashing his ability again.

Comment 05 Apr 2017

Yes this is a glaring oversight.  Omitting the remake is absolutely called for, but the original?  Come on now, that's easily in the top 5.

Comment 15 Mar 2017

I think he implied that Moss didn't block (which is a VERY different claim).

Comment 10 Oct 2016

I also think the offensive coaches should have to run laps all week in practice if Curtis Samuel fails to reach 20 touches in a close game. Running QB draws with your only experienced QB against Indiana instead of giving the ball to the best player on the roster a minimum of 20 times is borderline insanity.

This x1000.  Curtis was killing it (as evidenced by his ridiculous YPC), and not just on the edge but also in the middle.  Why run JT to death when we have Samuel?  Let Curt eat!

Comment 18 Sep 2016

I think that field position also helped things in the early goings.  It seemed like when we punted that we were usually able to pin them deep and flip the field, while they didn't have that same luxury. 

This is just one of a list of things we did well last night (and yet, there are still a lot of things to clean up), but this team clearly has the potential to be as good as the 2014 team during the final 3-game-stretch (possibly better, which is amazing).

Comment 30 Aug 2016

While some people don't really dig analytics (and they certainly have their limits), the numbers were not very fond of Iowa last year (47th in S&P+ at the end of the year).  This provided a slightly more objective measure to compliment the more subjective eye test that said to some (read: me and the few others in my echo chamber) Iowa was not a top tier team.

This isn't to say Iowa was/is hot garbage, rather it's to say that Iowa was mostly a good team that was also rather fortunate.  When they ran into a team with superior talent and a bit of time to game plan (i.e. Stanford), they were absolutely boat-raced.  I can't get the image of Stanford doing almost anything they wanted with Iowa in the Rose Bowl out of my head.

You couple this with the fact that the best Ferentz coached teams tend to be those no one expects anything from, but when expectations are high his Hawkeyes tend to stumble and have a lack-luster season.  

All of that adds up to plenty of reasons to sell Iowa stock.