Ohh, sorry I should have mentioned that staying in Ft Worth makes Arlington easily accessible as well. I'd give more recommendations for Ft Worth but I don't go there too often. I've always enjoyed it when I have gone in that direction and it has a bit more of a "texas" vibe than Dallas does. Sundance Square has a lot to do in that area, and the Ft Worth Stockyards are very touristy but definitely worth a visit if you've never been.
I would like to move the ball forward as well, backwards if we're on defense though. We did neither of those things last week though.
I don't think we should fire any of our coaches. Schiano lead an incredible defense last year that was the only reason we stayed in some games, we took a step back this year but sometimes losing your entire defensive secondary is difficult to replace regardless of recruiting. I'm not too keen on Bill Davis thus far, but replacing a coach after 1 half season is ridiculous. Nobody will want to coach here if we just throw people away willy nilly.
Offensively, Barrett has been fundamentally better this season despite being shaky in two losses and I definitely think Day has had an affect on that. Barrett isn't great, but going through 3 coordinators and 2 years under Beck can seriously stunt development. Haskins/Burrow/Martel next year will be a better reflection of Ryan Day's talents. The line has definitely improved year 2ish under coach Stud and the running backs are good as always under Alford. The wide receivers have definitely been getting better throughout the season and I'm a fan of the shift in recruiting focus towards pure wide receivers.
All in all, I think we should take a deep breath and relax. Beat Sparty, Michigan Sucks.
There are a couple of things I definitely want to look into a little more, and I think the success of Ohio high school recruits could be an interesting analysis. I'd like to find a database of NFL draft/career results to really look into it.
I don't really think Woody's bowl resume matters to your point, but wanted to include it for completeness's sake
I'm definitely interested in Meyer vs a few other notable coaches like Saban, Dabo, Fisher, Harbaugh, and Dantonio, but I'll have to make another post about that in the future.
No real comment, I just wanted to say that I absolutely love these breakdowns you all do. I watch football so much "smarter" then I used to because I can see your breakdowns happening live on screen. This is far and away my favorite things to see on this site and I would absolutely love to see breakdowns of other teams and unique schemes as well.
Awesome job, Kyle!
I Johnny Dixon hurt?
I like mine with lettuce and tomato
Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes
Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
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