Exactly my thoughts. This is also spot on for a good % of OSU fans. Its going to be a loooong off season if they dont let it go.
Ranking is going down a bit (depending on potential new defensive coach salary) since Hafley (950K) and Yuricich (950K) are both gone and Yuricich being replaced with Dennis, who will probably NOT command anywhere near 1MM. Stud, Washington and Hartline all deserve big time bumps in pay based on 2019 (Hartline especially). Barnes and Alford could as well.
I like the way Day has constructed his staff - just a great mix of veteran coaches who are probably in it for the long haul (Wilson, Mattison, Alford, Stud) and a bunch of young, hungry and talented assistant/positional coaches. Stability at the top is huge, and the younger coaches seem to be thriving. Very nature of this model is going to lead to defections for "better" jobs, money be damned.
The shit part about it was up until Olave and Brown collided, it was executed perfectly. Olave's dive seemed to nudge Brown back toward the punter and Olave just off enough to not get his hand on the ball. Sucks man, but the plays that cost us the game were the 4 play, 94 yard drive to give Clemson the lead. Not sure WTF the defense was doing on that drive after playing balls out all game. Not one heavy rush, no lining up Browning over Chase, no press coverage - bad time to go 100% straight vanilla defense. Despite all that, props to Fields and co for coming right back and having a legit shot to win it and to Olave for owning his mistake. Clemson is the real deal, but we still owned that game in spite of the shitty field and officiating and a litany of mistakes. Only place that we lost is the only place it matters and that is the scoreboard. Onward.
Thats pretty much what LJ always does with Frosh, it was in articles on here and elsewhere. Let them get reps, but in big games dont expect to see them much barring an emergency.
Isnt this LSU's all world WR class? He would be the highest rated of them, correct? That was the contest - OSU WR vs LSU WR cruits for most insane ratings from the star handerouters?
Whoa. To Marylan? lolololololol
Pryor in the transfer portal as well
Browns are in no way, shape or form strapped for cap space now. they have 51M (projected) cap room for 2020, and the only contracts for significant contributors that are due are Hunt, Higgins, Scho, Randall, Robinson and Burnette. Every one else is a replacement level b/u player. Probably wont be paying Robinson even close to what he is making now if they sign him, LB's and Safeties (even pro bowlers) are cheap. Njoku and Garrett will need new contracts (or not in Njoku's case), then Ward and Baker. They have plenty of space, above the league average. https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/cleveland-browns/yearly/cap/
Brownings future is definitely an edge rusher, maybe his best fit would be OLB in a 3-4. I do think he has played on edge a couple times, and he does have some ability getting to the QB. I am looking forward to the next gen LB's to get some run. Pope and Gant especially have looked good in limited time, Mitchell has had mixed results.
I mean, it would make sense why Brendon White has been dealing with the personal issues and is leaving the university now; he either believes his father is innocent and is pissed off at the injustice or he doesn't believe his father and is possibly embarrassed.
And the ones coming in are fricking beasts. the top 3 will possibly be contributing as true freshman.
The top 4 LB's made an All B1G team. Not saying they were perfect, but damn thats impressive for a team that plays with 3 LBs most the time.
I mean, they have brought it every game. Proctor passed him at Safety (and Hooker as well), and honestly the Young LB's (Gant, Mitchell, Pope) need more run and are more prototypical lb's than White. He doesnt really fit the defense now. Nothing against him, just like Pryor he is going to shine when he lands in the right system.
If the defense shits the bed against Clem's son, it wont be because they played Werner over White.
All the media hype aside, if there is 1 person I really dont think is doubting OSU's speed and destructive power on Offense it venerable. I think it will take a surprise like Olave last year to screw up his plan. Williams or Gill - especially lined up on one side with Wilson - seems prime for trouble. Just greasy speed
He WANTED to be a corner, made part of his commitment decision based on which school was willing to let him focus on being a cb.
I know he is a different animal, but when they used Bosa's at DT as a changeup / rushman package it always caused chaos even when it didnt result in a sack. Also, Hamilton and Cornell went crazy in the TTUN/WISC game while Young was being hel..double teamed. Harrison and Browning also got in the backfield often on blitzes due to the Young focus. Pass rush will be just fine, so long as the secondary is healthy - there seems to be a surprisingly big drop off after Wade, Okudah, and Arnette. Proctor is going to be a beast but Fuller is the General out there.
That being said, I dont think Day will wait to pull Borland for Browning (if healthy) and possibly Werner for Hilliard or a "bullet" if needed. The adjustments they have made at the half all season are ridiculous. Will be one hell of a chess match either way.