I don't know on the stats. But I will say: Fields looks much, much better as a QB than I anticipated. Arm strength, touch, decision making, ability to make a couple of guys miss while keeping his eyes down field. Calm affect. Holy hell, he is really good.
I thought Michigan played fast and hard in the second half. Part of it was Gattis taking his head out of his ass, and part was Penn State looking tired and not having the horses to keep subbing in.
I was until last night. I thought Michigan looked much better than PSU in the second half. Harbaugh did his usual turd-laying on the road in the first 20 minutes. But Michigan looked tougher, deeper and better than PSU for most of that game.
Penn State wore down. That was my takeaway - several great players for them (Hamler and Parsons in particular) but the depth is a problem and they wore down.
I see two warning signs: 1) Fields is being forced to shed tackles in the backfield too often. Our tackles got beat too much in pass block. 2) the up the middle run was effective against us.
We have out-talented everyone and have done a fantastic job so far. But when the talent evens up a bit in the weeks ahead, we have to win the one on one battles on the line.
My god Dawand Jones is a giant.
Jameson is going to block a punt in a key game this year. Mark it down.
I miss Browning
Fields' arm - strength + accuracy- is so much better than I expected this year. So good.
That's a pretty sweet highlight for you - very cool. As an older person who played sports in high school: you will still think it's pretty cool in 30 years.
It fucking pisses me off too
If there is anything we have proved on these threads, it’s that we can’t handle the truth.
I totally get the rationale of not providing detailed injury reports on college students. But it is kind of frustrating as a fan to not have any idea when players are hurt and how long they might be out.
Four receivers in the top 300 players in one class, including the #1 player in the country, is genuinely ridiculous.
One reason among many that RBs should think hard about Columbus: it is going to be very difficult to stack the box and play single coverage.
That family in the basement - were they in Ann Arbor?
Watching NFL games this season, I see a lot of what OSU was doing last year on D - 8 guys on the line standing up, unclear who is dropping, who is rushing. It's great when you are an NFL team with 28 year olds who do nothing but watch film and play football for a living. Those guys tend to wind up exactly where they are supposed to. The Buckeye D last year, though...
I can't believe he doesn't enjoy playing fast in space.
Styles may leave the state because he wants to play WR. But, um, if leaving the state and exploring a different place is something that you generally recommend, well... that doesn't fit well with the general Ohio State recruitment strategy. Not sure "if I was Styles, I would go to Notre Dame" is exactly what I was hoping to hear from the recruiting writer...
Thanks for this link - I am going to check it out! I know we throw around the "bag men" stuff here but I want to better understand what actually happens.
So, with the Cali law and impending NCAA fight on players getting paid for their likeness, and the argument that maybe it will just take what is happening under the table and bring it above board, I have a legit question for people with actual stories to tell:
What do we think the booster/bagmen at cheating top football programs are offering prospects? What kind of money or other thing? How much does this happen?
I legitimately don't know. It's been exposed in basketball - but that is a sport where one player can make a program. And we saw some of the stuff with Ole Miss get exposed. But how prevalent is this, how much money are boosters offering at bad-faith schools? Does anyone have any stories based on things players, recruits or coaches have told them?
People are fast and loose w the DVs in these threads. I've just gotten used to it. On these threads, you can and will get DV'd because people disagree with your opinion. Such is life.
Martinez and Melton I agree with - those are not 3 star players.
He's tearing it up at Miami.
That was amazing. How thin does your skin have to be to go into someone's DMs to challenge their tweets? He's a national reporter for god's sake. Makes me think he realized when he put Auburn at 6 that he knew he had tipped his hand.
I remember Dodd mainly for the time he criticized Bryce Love for going to class instead of media day. That was a classic. Yeah, let's crap on the kid getting a Stanford degree and GOING TO CLASS while competing for the Heisman.https://awfulannouncing.com/ncaa/dennis-dodd-bryce-love-class-media-day.html
I doubt we get both recruits when the dust settles.
broadly, I agree with your premise on the challenge. You won’t stop players from transferring when they get beat out. But you need to stop losing your top QB recruit late in the process when you can’t replace them, which happened to us. Need one recruit every year.
Bama starts 4 true frosh on D. I don’t think they are winning the SEC this year. Either LSU or Georgia is going to scorch that D.