How do you see the OSU D attacking the Wisconsin O?
Do you think fans should be worried about the coaches' reluctance to give NPF meaningful snaps?
McCall hasn't had 20% of the career Dontre Wilson had here.
The H-back role that everyone thinks of has less to do with the role itself and more to do with Percy Harvin being one of the most dangerous college football players ever. Samuel came closest to emulating what Harvin did, but frankly Harvin was a once a decade type of player.
OP is just talking about recoveries. Forcing fumbles is not as random because you can coach players on technique to rip the ball or target the QB's throwing arm, but recovering them truly has a lot of luck involved.
More like it puts an asterisk on it. I think it's more likely that this policy goes nationwide than the NCAA axing Cali.
Agreed. That's a byproduct of who they have running the programs. But a competent coach could easily sell this as a benefit that (currently) no one else has. While other schools can boast of great locations (Miami), no one else can get you paid above-board like this yet.
That's why I said "at face value".
How would you attack this defense?
At face value, this gives Cali schools a huge recruiting advantage.
The unfortunate part of having someone cover recruiting is that if they're good at it, one of the national services will come calling, like they did with Birm and Alex. In the meantime, Birm is giving daily updates over on Lettermen Row, which is a free site.
The yearly trek back to this article. Thank you, Ramzy.
This comment is spot on. If Syracuse turns around and gives Clemson a game, people will say the Maryland game was a fluke. If Clemson blasts Syracuse, it'll mean 'Cuse was overrated in the preseason and Clemson is just that good.
In the SEC, if Bama or Georgia get a game from from an Ole Miss or Arkansas, they'll rave about how tough it is week to week in the SEC. If Bama and Georgia roll everyone, they'll say it shows just how good Bama and Georgia are.
How do you think Big Ten teams will look to attack the linebackers in the coming weeks?
It's not an insult to tell a slow person that they are in fact slow. If that's the worst thing Tuf hears from a fan, he'll be in good shape.
Hence why I said "and the like". I have no issue with YSU or even FAU, but if people don't want the Shoe to be like a morgue in early season games, OSU needs to play stiffer competition.