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Comment 22 Jan 2020

Just curious.  Who was this old hand who was going to mentor this up-and-comer you wanted?  Barnes?  There aren't any other DB coaches on staff at least of which I'm aware.

Comment 15 Jan 2020

Nice post.

That said, I don't think we qualify at the same level as Bama and Clemson yet.  Win more titles, make a run at three straight undefeated seasons...then we take a back seat to nobody.  That's the kind of thing nobody can argue.  Until then, we are an elite program, just not among the "top of the top" of the CFP era.

Comment 12 Jan 2020

I hope Coombs is a done deal, but I agree this delay sucks.  And I'd sure as hell like to see it public.  Giving other schools another two months of shots at Martinez es no beuno and frankly I seriously doubt it's a done deal if not announced.

Let me give you a couple furinstances.  Say the Titans make the Super Bowl and come up an inch short.  Does that leave Coombs feeling like he's got unfinished business in Tennessee?  Suppose Pees gets hired by someone else...do the Titans offer Coombs a promotion to keep him?

Comment 07 Jan 2020

Probably.  I think we could stretch out some ACs tenure with more money.  On the other hand, coordinators tend to leave OSU looking for a HC gig..and we wouldn't be able to out-bid the added prestige.

Comment 07 Jan 2020

Odd decision (I think he's a better draft prospect than DPJ), but whatever makes him happy.  We'll beat their ass next November either way.

Comment 06 Jan 2020

I suppose he could be the next Chase Young, but it seems to me our Def. needs are greater at DT and CB than at Rush DE.  With many of us fans already wringing hands over schollie numbers and a few other potential class-members out there (Martinez, Gibbs, and/or maybe Holmes or some other CB Transfer), I'd think it would be tough to take him on a one-and-done basis.  Regardless, whatever our staff wants on the roster is fine by me.  They have more information and get paid big bucks to make it add up to 85.  So, I'll let them figure it out.

Comment 06 Jan 2020

Just hasn't had the consistency of Bama and Clemson.  Tier 1 in 2014 and 2019, but lacking offensive play calling in 2015 and 2016 and lacking defense in 2017 and 2018.

I would not call it a lack of consistency.  As you point out we played NY6 all 6 years and ourwin percent in those games is better.  Our Win Percent is also in-line with Bama and Clemson over those 6 years (OSU = .904, Bama = .907, Clemson = .919 w/ chance to improve).  IMHO, it's more a matter of us getting the benefit of the doubt after inexplicable outlier losses...so we didn't play in the CFP a couple of years.

Frankly, I agree we have not proven to be on the level of Bama/Clemson yet.  So I agree with your tiers...but would not argue if someone wanted to lump us with OU in a Tier 2.

Comment 05 Jan 2020

Besides, we pay millions to guys to do this math for us.  I'm just gonna let them worry about it.

Comment 05 Jan 2020

I agree.  It would be a very tough sell. 

Not only does he have to walk away from immediate money and move clear across the country (there's a chance he'd be drafted somewhere closer to home - 49ers, Chargers, Cards, Raiders all need a CB).  He doesn't know for sure (we assume Coombs...but it hasn't been confirmed) who his coach would be or what the new Def staff scheme would be for sure.

Maybe all those questions can be answered in the next two weeks (I'm guessing as long as he doesn't show up for Senior Bowl practices or sign with an agent he could still grad transfer)...but it's a long way from sure things now.

Comment 02 Jan 2020

Don't be so down on Patterson.  To be fair, he really had to fit the ball in a tight window to make a couple of those throws.  It was like the Bama DBs weren't even trying to get open.  But somehow he fit it in there.

Comment 02 Jan 2020

If it makes you feel better, here's another chance.  Seriously.

BTW, I never said anything about us needing to play a perfect game, not being hosed, etc.  I'm just saying we did not do enough to win inspite of bad breaks/calls.  Regardless, it's done and as I said, we can't change that.  Hell, we can't change what the refs will do or whether we'll get bad breaks in the future either.  All we can do is work to improve and do better on the things we can control next time.

I see alternatives to that...like griping over being robbed and focusing on the what-ifs as a waste of time and energy.  (Worse yet, it gives other team's fans something to laugh about.)  However, if you have a different opinion, great, you're entitled.

Anyway, down vote away if it helps.

Comment 02 Jan 2020

I didn't think the Bama hit was targeting.  The WR from TTUN was a runner and his feet slipped out from under him as he was cutting...he did not slide (assuming we are talking about the same play).  No comparison to the Wade call, regardless of whether or not Wade was called for targeting.

Comment 01 Jan 2020

Wade coming back would be awesome and important to our '20 Def.  However, We're not even sure who the CB coach or DC will be next year...let alone exactly what style we'll play.  So the talk of "sure-fire top 10 in the '21 draft" or "we'll be great on Def. in '20" might be a little premature.

It sure would help (probably both us and him)...I hope Mattison and Washington stay and KC comes home on the Red Bull Express, but still a whole lot of things have to fall together before anything is "fo sho."

Comment 01 Jan 2020

Two things I noticed.  1) They were a hell of a lot better at "run, run, play-action" than they were at "speed in space."  2) They only lost by 19, so they kept it closer than I thought they would.

That said, 9-4 with escapes against Army and Iowa and their only quality win coming against over-rated Domers in a hurricane..."Pure TSUN"

Comment 31 Dec 2019


Champions have to overcome all sorts of bad breaks and bullshit.  We lost the game ourselves when ew kicked 3 field goals inside the red zone in the first half...and again when we didn't complete the final drive.  It's in the past now and we can't change the past.

Hurt is a waste of energy and focus.  Move on and get better is the best we can ever do.