With the ball spotted Michigan lines up in 12 personnel (2 TEs) with two WRs split wide. McCaffery back in to start the half and takes the hand off under center and proceeds orchestrate a weak-side counter. The flow of the defense leaves RB Charbonnet one on one in space with OSU LB Borland whom he just out-runs the outstretched arm of. Josh Proctor comes down for another big hit, but this time doesn't wrap up, and Charbonnet maintains his balance to race down the sideline before being tracked down by Sevyn Banks at the OSU 48 yard line.
A 38 yard gain and 1st and 10 for Michigan.
I think I appreciate the lifer aspect of the staff myself... outside of really Coach Wilson and Coach Alford getting Godfather offers and the inevitable retirements of Coach Mattison and Coach Johnson, I think we can expect a lot of consistency with Coach Day and Coach Coombs being "lifers" as well as Coach Washington becoming a future Co-DC, Coach Hartline a future Co-OC, and guys like Coach Dennis and Coach Kenny Anunike waiting in the wings, we could see 10+ years of consistency on staff.
I think he's a silent commit tbh.
He probably bonded with Pryor even tighter than Edwards did for all we know?...his main recruiters are Coach Alford, Coach Al, and Coach Day... and it sounds like they've sold him on the completeness of the program, AND the relationships...he said he can said OSU is squarely standing out more, because he can see himself there beyond just his relationship with a coach, which is a lot different with Bijian especially, because Pryor is already committed as well.
This feels more like a domino effect.
Definitely feels like a silent commit to me. If you think about what the offense displayed last season, as high flying as our passing concepts were, J.K. Dobbins rushed for 2,003 yards while MT3 had 789 yards, with Fields having 484 yards himself. Now some of us have openly talked about having multi-back system like Oregon's for a long time when they had LaMichael James, De'Anthony Thomas, and Kenjon Barner, and we've seen Georgia's success with a multiback system and OSU's willingness to feed them carries if they're truly equal quality backs.
Imagine: Pryor, Evans, and Martinez on offense with Stroud, Fleming, Gee, Wilson, Jameson, Cooper, etc. You love to see it.
I wonder if the injury to Mitchell ad/or injuries in general affected the LB rotation more than we're considering?
When Browning was first flashing the previous season, it was in the SAM/WILL spots, with Mitchell coming on strong at MLB, and Hilliard, Gant, and Pope, would've been battling for that other outsider backer position coming into this season.
I do remember a lot of us envisioning an LB corps of Browning, Mitchell, and Gant/Pope at some point because of how they've flashed, but availability is the best ability.
The talent is there, but it's not necessarily always a case of "bad coaching" to put a player on the field for the physical experience. There's no substitute for game speed or game reps against elite competition, and he would often stay on the field with Werner or Harrison in nickel sets and when he was allowed to rush off the edge or run blitz, he was consistently disruptive.
Let this man get his Daron Lee on already!
This is actually pretty terrifying that the accusation of rape is weaponized like that...
This is also what causes me pause as well... Like reading the headline, especially being a #GirlDad, you're immediately disgusted and defensive... Reading the details though, it sounds more like she just wanted to deal with Riep, possibly got pressured into a threesome, and now the anxiety of that causes this result... now I'm not trying to be extra when I mention this...but I know SOME of y'all don't have vanilla missionary... and a LOT of women like to be choked during intercourse... so it began as consensual...then Wint came in and allegedly forced oral sex on her... though it does say she was asked if he could join. Consent at ANYTIME can be revoked so there's something to that...BUT...
They're both OSU football players...and girls can easily be embarrassed by gaining the "slut" reputation, especially from athletes and some don't care at all... I mean hell, I was Ubering a dude who's sister's bestie was hooking up w/ J.K. Dobbins after he slid into her DMs on IG... and we live in the #MeToo era... so I would make sure I got consent before AND after if I was them, but if they have recorded consent on video AFTER and she doesn't seem like she's under duress or coercion in an admission of consent, then the prosecution could have a tough time making that stick...
I'd wager the truth is somewhat clouded in the midst of all of that...but to label these young men as brutal rapists before they've had their day in court is simply being crass toward the entirety of the situation.
Went from a liability, to a scapegoat, to a straight up DOG... what an amazing arc of progression. It warms my see so many 11Wers showing him love after all the hell he caught here.
Gray pants, and either all white and scarlet gear/shoes or all black and scarlet gear/shoes.
I think they'll push each other to be great like all of BIA has done. I'm sure Arnette and Fuller were pushing Okudah and Wade and vice versa. I'm sure they push Cam Brown, Sevyn Banks, and Josh Proctor. That's the culture of that room. Don't sleep on a healthy Williamson either.
Phillips might have a higher floor and better technique right now, but putting in the work with Watts and Lejond will prove fruitful, especially if it's Coombs.
Coombs wouldn't have to change his style of coaching for the DBs. The concepts are very similar, especially having 3 corners and 1 single high safety. In Chris Ash's Quarters D, Webb and Fuller had to cover in man more often. When Schiano took over, that style was more cover-3 x 1 which is in line with what we did this year, and we had Lattimore, Conley, Ward, and Hooker in that defense which created plenty of turnovers and further established the BIA brand.
I'm sure it will. Carman hasn't faced anyone of Chase's caliber, but he's no slouch. All ACC 1st Team I believe and hasn't allowed a sack all season.
I get the strong feeling the team is going to come out with this same kind of attitude. Dabo's attempts with his team feel forced, while Day and our Buckeyes will be genuinely pissed off. Setting the tone early is another element that could be the difference in the game.
I just need someone to explain to me how the narrative gives Wisconsin enough respect that if OSU lost a close game, they could still get in as the #4 seed over the Big 12 Champion Sooners, but the fact they were dominant, 27-0 in the second half, against a third straight top 10 opponent isn't enough to stay #1???
LSU beat an admittedly depleted Georgia team who've had a stingy defense (4th) and the 40th ranked scoring offense this season. Everyone was saying that the Dawgs would struggle scoring to keep up with LSU...but now they're trying to sell us that LSU "fixed" their defense because they blitzed the 40th, 62nd, and 110th scoring offenses (accompanied by the 4th, 32nd, and 111th scoring defenses respectively) in Arkansas, Texas A&M, and Georgia, that they suddenly have a better resume?
Meanwhile OSU's last three? 22nd (24th), 38th (21st), 17th (9th).
Tell these people to stop insulting our intelligence with this SEC bullshit.
Tyreke Smith got straight up tackled on that scramble from Coan. Huge missed call.
Nah, this has nothing to do with Gene or the quality of the program.... it's a top 5-10 program with wrestlers winning multiple championships individually at their respective weight classes...you can't really "close the gap" on a dude who was probably literally the greatest wrestler to ever compete in the modern era.
Heh, as a part time Uber driver, I've had Mike Adams (dropped him off at J.B. Shugarts, LMAO) and Wyatt Davis just before the Wisconsin game. Both cool dudes.
Yep, and scenario 2 gives us #1 OSU vs. #4 LSU and #2/3 Georgia vs. #3/2 Clemson potentially as well... a one loss LSU is getting in over a CC with the resume factor against OU/Baylor or Utah.
Wow...this team has proven it can win big, it can win ugly, they'll exploit your weakness or challenge your strength...and they've truly got the chance to be special...folks this is it...we could be witnessing truly, the greatest team in college football history...but first... BEAT TTUN.