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Comment 6 hours ago

If there is local pressure to go to TTUN hopefully he has a chance to talk with Fleming, and likely Fields, about how to look passed it and make the best decision for himself which in no way is TTUN.

Comment 10 Feb 2020

270 is fine for someone who is currently a high school junior, more so if they are projecting him to be a 3-technique and not a NT.  A lot of growing should happen between now and his 2nd or 3rd year on campus when he would be able to be a part of the dt rotation.

These are 16 or 17 year old kids, you can't look at what they currently are.  You look at what they will be 3-4 years down the line.

Comment 09 Feb 2020

Completely honest I am a little shocked more people don't have to go during a half.  You are talking 90 minutes or more and there are 100 people on the sidelines.  When you gotta go you gotta go and sheer numbers would make you think it has to happen every weekend.  Maybe it does and no one notices because it isn't a HC and they don't run across the middle of the field to do it.

Comment 09 Feb 2020

Agree with both of your points.  I think Cinci just promotes from within with Freeman.  Coombs just got here and I don't see him leaving already.

As for Coombs being their next guy after Freeman I don't know.  That would at best be two years from now making Coombs 60.  I don't know if they want a first time head coach that is 60.  Not that it matters to them I guess since every coach they have that is successful is gone anyways.  At least with Coombs he might stay out of loyalty and possibly big programs not wanting what would be by then a 62 year old coach.

Comment 27 Jan 2020

Hill is going to be the hardest player to replace on offense this year.  Harder than Dobbins.  He meant so much to Fields in the passing game as a reliable guy that just gets open.  He was on the only WR in the last two years that simply didn't come off the field while the ones were on.

Hopefully Gill grows into the position.  Or maybe Day gets creative and we run a 2 TE scheme with Ruckert sliding out.

Comment 26 Jan 2020

I think you can only have so many big recruiting events before their impact starts to lessen.  We use the spring game and then a summertime event, which last summer was focused on the 2021 class more than the 2020 class.  I know Clemson is rolling at the moment but it doesn't look like our strategy is bad either.

Comment 23 Jan 2020

Exactly.  I trust the staff led by Pantoni, who has been doing this for a long time, to accurately evaluate and assess not only talent but the talent that fits what we want to do.  They have wanted Martinez for a long time.  That means more than his 247 ranking to me.

Comment 23 Jan 2020

We have two weeks to talk about...I don't know what we are going to talk about but we will talk about something.  We will get to 95.

Comment 21 Jan 2020

Rivals has a long history of bumping up the rating of players that go to their camps.  So yes, they do that in a roundabout way.

I trust the scouting department at a handful of schools way more than any recruiting service.  If Pantoni/Day say a kid is good but Rivals doesn't I tend to side with Pantoni/Day.  Pantoni has said before that he doesn't look at rating services during recruitment though he will sometimes sneak a peak once a class is wrapped up and be completely confused as to what they see in some players and how they missed so hard on others.

Comment 20 Jan 2020

Think this highlights one of the major reasons for Dobbins return to form in 2019 and that is he had a scheme that matched his talents.  Teague is a good back but he excels at different things than Dobbins but was still largely stuck in the scheme for Dobbins.  Teague works best with his shoulders square to the LoS and going downhill.  Also think he benefits from being in the game longer, both mentally getting into a rhythm and because no one will want to tackle him 20-25 times.

Also, this is why I think Day is an amazing coach.  He has been here three seasons and our offense has looked different all three seasons  He fits the offense to the personnel instead of forcing the personnel to fit his offense.  All the way down to the basic concepts of the offense.

Comment 17 Jan 2020

The answer isn't obvious and honestly shows a complete lack of context to even ask it.  You can't just say 'get a 2nd RB' or 'a 3rd CB' and one magically appears.  You have to get one of the quality to make an impact on the program.  By the time we didn't have a 3rd CB those type of players were largely committed.  We did miss on some RBs this cycle.  I think reaching to fill a quota is a horrible way to go about recruiting.

By the way.  Leroux committed nearly 10 months ago so he was a fairly early commit for the cycle.  He wasn't some player they were reaching on.  Day, Pantoni, and Stud all had to want him for him to get a commitable offer that soon.  I trust all of them, especially Pantoni, way more than I trust 247 or Rivals or ESPN.

Comment 17 Jan 2020

Agree about the state of the RB room.  I don't think we are going to be hurting for a starter until 2022.  Teague will be one of the top backs in the B1G next year, possibly NCAA.  Crowley looked strong last year and will only improve and if Teague goes pro, I never count on a RB staying beyond 3 years, looked to be more than capable of handling 2021.  Didn't see much of Steele but what we did see was nice.  Then you have Miyan Williams.  The RB room is fine.  Gibbs would have been nice but the doom and gloom over its state is pretty reactionary.

Comment 15 Jan 2020

Seriously.  The initial thing could be settled with a 'the players paid back the money, we are suspending them for the opening game(UTSA), and OBJ isn't allowed contact with the team for x timeframe'.  Not worlds different than with Chase Young.  

Lying to the NCAA is what gets you in the deep shit.

Comment 13 Jan 2020

Are you forgetting what that punishment was for?  It wasn't because the players traded their memorabilia for tattoos.  That resulted in a suspension for the players.  The scholarship loss and postseason ban was in response to Tressel knowing about the tattoo thing and not reporting it.  They are two different, albeit connected, incidents.

If Tressel reports that when he finds out those players are suspended for the first 4-5 games of the 2010 season, think it would have been for the 2010 season, and that would have been the end of the story.  No scholarship loss.  No postseason ban.  No Tressel stepping down and getting a five year show-cause.

Comment 12 Jan 2020

A couple of angles that let you see the yellow line to the sidelines show that the yellow line was off by around half a yard for some reason so not too sure on the spot.

Regardless, you are never going to see an overturned call when the yard to gain isn't on a 5 yard marker on the field.  You just can't tell.  The yellow line is unofficial and can't be relied on and refs don't see it.  Often times there are bodies blocking your view so you are guessing on the spot of the ball as well.