Well last year we had one of our team captains leave the team in midseason and you cannot tell me it didnt affect the team. I like these picks and I hope all of our captains stick around the entire season.
Nice message to send to our walk-ons. Work your ass off for 5 years but you wont play because dumb star-chasing fans want an unproven player to play ahead of them.
Safe to say you missed that joke.
If Fields is lighting it up Ryan Day isn't going to broadcast it because he wants Fields to keep a level head about things. Same reason Urban always downplayed things.
If Fields is stinking it up Day isnt going to broadcast it because he knows it will be a distraction to the team when the media and fans start bitching at him even before the season starts.
Again, I have a very difficult time imagining Ryan Day knowingly brought a mediocre QB into our program to be the starter. Being that Fields and Haskins had previously trained together it means Day has been evaluating Fields for at least a year now. Now all of a sudden he sucks? I dont think so.
Who is Ramsy?
Day said that any time anyone has a false start or penalty in practice, that player has to take a lap.
That is very good to hear. We have to have some discipline.
Great choices. Good to see guys like Young and Dobbins take on bigger leadership roles, too.
You mean no QBGeddon II? Breaks my heart.
I should have stipulated that our DL wasnt the real problem in 2013 either. Everett Withers effing up the secondary canceled out what our DL accomplished that year. I think they led the nation in sacks and TFLs IIRC.
you want your 5th year seniors at captains for sure. Hill, BB, Davon, maybe Alabi or even Bowen. They all deserve it.
Those ugly defensive stats remind me of the 2013 team that had a starting DL of Joey Bosa, Adolphus Washington, Michael Bennett, and Noah Spence with Ryan Shazier at LB and Bradley Roby at DB and we still had issues stopping people. We changed the scheme the following year and win a national title. Just shows what a difference good coaching can make. The kids are out there making the plays but they got to be in the right position to do so.
Whichever team puts the best defense on the field will be in the driver's seat. With Scott Frost and Jeff Brohm's offenses in that division if the rest of the division cannot stop those passing attacks they can forget about beating them. WIsconsin historically has always had issues defending spread teams so if they can solve that they should be the favorite. That Nov. 16 Wisconsin-Nebraska will likely be for the all the marbles in that division.
Our long snapper is a 4-star in his tee-shirt design too
We had a bad OL last year? OL was the least of our problems last season.
As much as I loathe TTUN and their Insane Clown Coach, I wouldn't wish injuries or debilitating medical conditions on any of them. Won't root for them to win but wont be happy if their guys arent playing because they can't.
The Raiders blitzed the hell out of Murray and it flustered him.
I predicted a dominant D last year. Not going to predict anything this year other than hoping we stop giving up big plays and hoping our LBs stop looking like crap. Our offense wont be as high octane to start the season so the D has to perform.
WTF are you talking about? He threw for 114 yards and a TD without an INT last night. Lay off the bong Bob.
I predicted we'd have a great defense last season. Never saw that crap coming.
The defensive improvement we made from 2013 to 2014 was what allowed us to be in a position to win a national title. We only moved up 28 spots then. We move up 28 spots this year we're still 43rd which would have gotten us in the CFP last year. We dont need a Top 25 D. Inside the Top 50 is enough I think. At least to stop the perception our defense is a disaster.
I think we are going to see how precisely fucked up our defensive scheme was last year when guys who struggled then are now suddenly playing at All-B1G and NFL draft pick-level.
"Just when I thought I was out (of the offseason), LCT pulls us back in!" (in Michael Corleone voice).
jk, just using it as an excuse to quote the Godfather for no apparent reason.
With Lane Kiffin and FAU running precisely the style offense that gave us the biggest problems last year it's good we open with them. At least we will know right away if the D is truly fixed. (Crosses fingers and closes eyes, please be fixed, please be fixed.)
I'm also extremely grateful we don't have to face a service academy's triple option right at the time we're breaking in a new defense. Have fun with that TTUN.