I like it, but I'm also in favor of throwing out the kicking game completely. Full disclosure, I coach and I hate having to spend practice time on special teams.
Imagine watching UGA's QB development and thinking "Yeah I want that."
FPI weights the entire season's results, not a single game. Clemson played literally nobody in the top 30 during the regular season. Ohio State played multiple top ten teams. Not hard to figure out why the rankings look like this. Still means nothing, congrats to LSU on a great year.
Thankfully, with all those productivity gains by the average worker, salaries have been skyrocketing to keep pace!
(don't ask for whom)
Oh, it will be a goddamn circus, but not because it will be competitive.
Bad officiating and pure dumb luck made a 22 point swing: we dropped 2 touchdown passes and got 6 instead (-8 for us) and got boned on the fumble TD, leading to a Clemson touchdown (-14 for us).
But sure, go ahead and tell me that Clemson deserves to be in this game. I'll read to my kids instead of watch this farce.
analysts saying Ohio St needed to overcome the officiating mistakes
This kind of comment always drives me nuts. No, nobody should have to just overcome bad officiating. Just say "yep, the officials got it wrong, but that sucks and there's nothing you can do about it." Don't put it on the team to have to overcome shitty officiating, just acknowledge it for what it is and move on.
Imagine if somebody said "if you were so unhealthy that cancer kills you, you didn't deserve to live." Yet the same bullshit flies about officiating? Fuck right off with that crap. Shit happens, people get unlucky, don't put the onus on the victim to "overcome their circumstances."
Never attribute to malice what can be explained by incompetence.
We got screwed by bad calls made by incompetent officials.
It's done. Move on.
Yeah we once faced a team in the state semis that was a 353 stack team (a little different from the 335, obv) that had some monsters up front. They two-gapped every DL 4-0-4. We were a straightforward, physical gap scheme team. Not only did we have shitty angles to their stacked LBs when comboing uncovered lineman back to the DL, we could move the dang DL at all. So we had unblocked LBs scraping and DL who went nowhere. It was a long night.
Spoiler alert: we won that game and went on to win the state title, breaking the record we set the previous year for MOV in a state title game. Helps to have great players.
Yep. We went to a 335 tite front because we simply didn't have 4 quality DL we could play all game (actually, we do, but I wanted to limit their snap counts so I don't have guys playing 110 snaps both ways all game). We like to walk our "beast" defender down to make a 4 man front and play some games with him, but at the end of the day our 6 man box is there to make the dang ball bounce to our safeties. As you said, it's just math and numbers. If the offense unbalances, we have to match numbers. If they have 8 or 9 in the box, we have to have 8 or 9 in the box (even if that means the safety arrives late, but he can because we spill everything).
It's about technique and having a plan, not the front itself.
But that's sort of the point, isn't it? To say "the 335 is not a quality defense" is to make assumptions that really don't hold. Nobody sits in that base front against a tight end and motioning back.
Nah, they'll just claim that everybody at OSU takes online classes while whistling past the 9 gorillion ads I see daily for "university of michigan distance master's programs" in Business, Machine Learning, Dentristry, blah blah blah.
It's just deflection, and it's simultaneously sad and funny. They really don't understand why they aren't able to compete with elite teams.
So 1 in the past 10 years for Texas, 5 for Ohio State (not counting Dobbins this year).
Well, good luck to the kid. If nothing else, Austin is a fun town with great food and music (and bad traffic, but that's probably not super relevant).
Stick with Texas, never win the conference, never make the playoff, then go undrafted. Oh well, you want these kids to make decisions that benefit themselves, but obviously they are their own people and who am I to tell them what is and isn't good for them.
Cade Mays enters the portal. Didn't we have a solid shot at him at one point, before Georgia did Georgia things to get another 5 star?
Dude needs to work on snapping his hips instead of just rotating his shoulders. Classic "Physically Dominant High Schooler With Bad Technique" Syndrome.