I wonder if we will switch back to a more passing oriented team next season. Day has shown his offensive outlook is malleable to the talent present on the team and the talent is going to be on the outside next season.
We get to see a lot of the new WRs in spring ball. Pretty sure Mookie Cooper and Jaxon Smith-Njigba are early enrolling as well. Swore I read that Gee Scott Jr was as well but can't find anything now to confirm that.
The competition for playing time next season is going to be fierce.
I think it would be incredibly interesting if transfers gave an honest comparison to the differences between programs. From moving from a major program to a major program like Burrow to someone like Jackson to Keondre Jones. Not a x is better kind of thing just a how things are done differently and the impact of expectation changes.
2nd drive might be much but he shouldn't even make it to halftime. No starter should be playing to the half.
Tua's injury today shows why this isn't always a good idea. He got hurt on a meaningless drive in a game that was already decided.
I really hope Day pulls starters before halftime. No sense risking someone getting hurt against Rutgers with the games we have coming up.
I am so happy for Jonah Jackson. I can only imagine just how easy it might be to become downtrodden and lose hope if you played for Rutgers. Jackson worked his tail off for them though. Was a good player on a team that had no chance but still went out there and performed well enough that coaches across the conference put him on the all-conference team.
You can see the excitement in him when big plays happen. When the camera pans over the OSU bench you can see a smile on his face. The change in culture, in expectations, has to be staggering.
Yeah. Was talking with people and I would be shocked if we don't see starters on the bench in the 2nd quarter. Fields in particular. Just not worth getting anyone dinged up and honestly we have had a lot of dings this season.
Not that it matters but the backups can probably cover the spread.
The Monday is nearing an end and no sign of a mystery commit at all. Maybe the Minnesota game scared them off.
What does OSU have on the NCAA?
Lots of the above sentiment.
Also ironic, that no matter how much we hated Woody, the man had ethics, played by the rules and made damn sure that everyone else did. Now the school that still attaches him to the program is as dirty and corrupt as any SEC team.
Time to abolish college sports (hoop and football) as currently constructed. Hoop with 1 and done is an absolute joke! Let the NBA and NFL develop minor leagues similar to baseball. Want to get paid out of HS, here you go, play in the minors and develop your craft before going to "big" league. If elect to enter college, have to wait 3 years before you can get drafted.
This above is followed up by a nice sentiment that Woody should have been charged with attempted murder for punching the Clemson player
As an NFL GM would you invest millions of dollars in a guy that cheated and then rallied the public behind a false narrative to avoid punishment?
I get it, he will get drafted super high, but this is a clear character concern for him going forward. He'll fit in with the crappy teams in the NFL, but I guarantee you during free agency the smart teams with limited resources will invest elsewhere.
Gotta be careful with character concerns like wanting to be around your girlfriend and promptly paying back a loan.
Of course the NCAA is only going to slap his wrist. After all, he's the best defensive player in the country, a heisman trophy candidate playing for the #1 team in the nation. A four game suspension would ruin the optics. It would tarnish the brand.
It's all about revenue, all about optics.
Coincidence they want a four game suspension I am sure.
Also lots of posts suggesting OSU sat on this so the two game suspension would fall on Maryland/Rutgers. Ignoring that that is playing with fire because the hardest part of the schedule is directly after that and it risks forcing us to forfeit the whole season if we knowingly played an ineligible player.
Really sucks because that is one of the best throws I have seen all season. ~50 yards downfield hitting the WR in stride all while knowing he is about to get blasted.
Chug looked good overall though.
Reading the presser bullets from Day and it seems like he was trying to get ahead of this in team meetings last week and early this week. Talking about how being the Champion right now isn't worth anything and they need to keep working. This team has played with a chip on its shoulder and that needs to stick around. Can't take a week off.
Hopefully it works. The initial #1 has never won the playoffs. First time for everything though.
Not even two years. That is one hell of a short timeframe. I don't watch much FSU football but damn they must have looked horrendous to give up this quickly.
Going to be rat poison talk all week now that will look similar to OPs blowout prediction.
Agree. It isn't incredibly dire. We are fine in '20 with Teague. If Teague is so good he goes to the NFL we are fine in '21 with Crowley/Steele. If we can't get a guy this year focus on someone for next cycle, though it will be a huge need to land someone then.
I really dislike the idea of reaching for a guy simply to to have one. I'm just some schmuck behind a computer but some of the guys listed here seem to fall into that category.
Fox wants the noon game to be a big deal to rival the primetime games. Expect them to put their marquee game there every week.
Or the one before that?
Rewatch the long Martinez scramble again and look at what defender was chasing him down and gaining. I know Martinez had a rough night but he is also likely the most athletic QB we will see this season outside of the playoffs.
Do you think Harrison is going to be on campus for five years? He is going the route of Young and the Bosa brothers, here for three glorious years. Why waste one on a redshirt year.
He is 3rd on the team in snap counts for DEs and has been listed as a co-starter already.
He didn't just get two feet down. He got a foot down twice for three taps. Insane body control in the corner of the end zone.
I don't know what happened to McCall. Seemed like every time that guy touched the ball as a freshman he flashed amazing athleticism. Now he just seems a little slow, or maybe simply indecisive and making him look slowed down.
I doubt it. If they think he is good he will just have to work it more. He has the speed for it.
McCall did that last year against Michigan and was back out there the same game.
Apparently it was a publicity stunt by the Lincoln airport to help get people to stop flying into Omaha, hence all the LNK shirts.
Yep. Once backups are in you aren't running up the score anymore. Those reps are too valuable to waste running out the clock. You run your offense and get those backups as much work as you can. Some might be needed this year and a lot of them will be needed next year.
Have to assume it was an audible as well that was called when they saw that no one was lined up over center for the defense. That is a pretty easy 2-4 yards every time.