The class for 2021 is likely filled up with the exception of J.T. Tuimolaiu and Raejson Davis. The 2022 class is very fluid and will likely have multiple changes prior to signing day. For the RBs, I like Singleton, but Damari Alston is a good option as well and Dallan Hayden seems to be an effective runner to.
I have seen many of the same comments in the game thread. The six game thing is ridiculous. It affects the amount of reps a team has and makes it more challenging to get into a rhythm on both sides of the ball. If Clemson only had a 6 game schedule then no one would bring up that talking point.
Fields can definitely improve at going through his progressions and being more decisive with the ball, but some of his struggles this season are due to a lack of game reps and no spring practice. Spring practice gives players a chance to learn the playbook, develop chemistry in route running, etc. The BIG cancelled spring practices, altered schedules multiple times, delayed the season, and gave no flexibility in rescheduling games. Couple this with having 20 players out for covid and this would impact any quarterback. He can definitely improve, but I think we would be having a different conversation if the BIG 10 had stuck to their original schedule.
The play calling is baffling. Sermon breaks off a long run and of course Day calls a long drawn out pass play. Need to run the ball.
I don’t get the backwards pass. Run the ball, it’s working.
He did win 3 BIG titles and averaged 10 wins a year the last four years at Wisconsin. Realistically, this is probably the best Illinois could do. I am not sure he understood how difficult it is to recruit kids to Arkansas. There is not a built in recruiting base there and I’m not sure he understood the SEC. Bert understands the BIG, probably still has connections with schools in the BIG footprint and Illinois is a better state to recruit from. I think the key will be getting the right coaching hires that can develop players and recruit.
This guy is not credible. He incorrectly posted about the BIG season getting rescheduled so many times, I lost count. OSU is scheduled to practice today at the WHAC and if there was some huge outbreak then they would not be. Unless OSU hits red/red and is forced to cancel the game then it will be played. I am baffled that people still post tweets from this guy.
This is my issue with Snook. His post is entirely opinion based and does not include any specific facts. Maybe there are players who have tested positive, but we will not know for sure until the availability report comes out tomorrow and unless OSU reaches red/red the game will be played.
I did hear on 610 WTVN that the team is schedule to leave for Indianapolis today. I have no idea what time, but that is what was reported on 610.
This article just quotes Jeff Snook's post on Facebook and the report from Rick Neiuhesel about a "Start" wide receiver testing positive. It offers no new information and does not provide any information on numbers, names, etc. I get that Jeff Snook has a journalism degree and has written books about the football program, but he has been wildly inaccurate about OSU's football schedule this year, when the BIG would start the season, Zach Smith saga, etc. Unless OSU reaches red/red then this game is going to be played. It's kind of sad that people think Jeff Snook is reliable just because he has a journalism degree and wrote books about the OSU program.
Agreed! Congress has no place in this and the idea of a commission being appointed by the President is laughable. Shouldn’t the NCAA be dealing with these things?
Florida is out with 2 losses after their loss to LSU and Clemson could lose again. Dabo just thinks that Clemson has some birthright to the CFP, but a 2 loss Clemson would be out as well. Ohio State is who they are at this point. Great offense, great front 4 on defense with an average secondary. The TTUN, Illinois, and Maryland games would have been great from a reps standpoint, but likely would not have shown the committee anything new. What would be the justification for moving Texas A&M up? They had the best cancelled week ever.
I think we need to stop looking for a grand conspiracy against OSU at every turn. Florida lost and now has 2 losses on the season. They are out and if Clemson loses to ND then they will be out with 2 losses. If Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State win they I think the seeding looks something like this:
3. Ohio State
4. Notre Dame
The opinions of other coaches does not matter and the media’s opinions won’t be taken seriously by the committee. Can’t see the CFP saying well Rece Davis. said OSU needed more games. Texas A&M has already played Alabama and it was a laugher.
Cincinnati is successful on the field. Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue, etc. are not. Cincinnati can compete for the American Athletic Conference year in and year out, get developed on the field, and have a chance at a New Year's 6 bowl. These other programs ceilings are limited for the most part. Michigan State is going to have a tough time winning the BIG East, Purdue can pull off the occasional upset, and Indiana is having a great season, but that is the exception for these programs rather than the norm.
Agreed! Fields is likely to be a top 5 draft pick and may even go in the top 1-3 spots. He could certainly use more reps, but he has the opportunity to earn money to set him up comfortably financially for the rest of his life doing what he loves. Fields can get those reps in the NFL while getting paid millions to do it.
This what I do not understand. OSU already beat Indiana and should not have to play some bread and circus game where we hear about Tom Crean’s energy and OSU post game speech for three hours. Indiana is ranked 12th with no chance of reaching the playoffs. OSU is ranked 4th and the only reason they may not be in the Championship game is due to some arbitrary rule from a conference that had to be forced to schedule a season. Give OSU the chance to play Maryland or Illinois and give their opponents a new opponent. Better yet, how about we stop the silliness and crown OSU the East champion as they beat Indiana and are undefeated.
If Urban wants to coach again and has an offer to then he can certainly accept it. Is there any proof that he would poach the coaching staff? I could see Corey Dennis as that is his son in law, but even then Day is the real QB coach. Is there any proof that the 2022 class would fall apart? I do not recall any recruits/commits saying that they can't wait to play for Urban Meyer. Also, Meyer's zone read/RPO offense is antiquated and does not win the big games anymore. The receivers are just glorified blockers that occasionally catch the ball. If Urban does coach again, then we really do have to wonder how severe the cyst really is? My understanding is that stress triggers the headaches caused by the cyst. I am not sure how coaching at Texas lessens that stress.
Yes, I would think so. Also, I read the article and the length of the shutdown depends on the PCR test results. The game may not be cancelled yet.
This is not relevant to the discussion at hand. None of the football players, coaches, or staff had anything to do with that. Hopefully, the victims get some justice in the courts and the support system that they need.
This is a fan who has reached rock bottom. The river fire is a tired old troupe. I’m also over these arrogant posts from people proclaiming the glory of big cities while denigrating everyone else that doesn’t live in them. Texas is not good right now and Burton see’s the success that Garret Wilson is having and realizes that Brian Hartline can teach him how to be a better receiver.
I don’t see Urban coaching again, unless it’s his grandkids flag or youth tackle team and even then I don’t see it. Urban has 3 national titles, coached multiple draft picks, and is getting paid millions to talk about football without the stress of coaching. He would have talent to work with at Texas, but would have to deal with boosters, the administration and a fan base that expects national titles immediately. The last time Urban was under this stress, he was on his knees on the sideline and clutching his head.
I think criticism of the coaches is perfectly fine if it’s backed up by a logical rationale. The coaches are paid very well and should be expected to operate at a high level and put the players in a position to succeed. The run game needs to change a bit. With Teague in, I would call inside counter and draw plays to give him a chance to get upfield. With Sermon, I would have him run wheel routes, screens, and run outside zone as his strength is more on the perimeter. The offensive line needs to get out of their stances quicker, get a hat on a hat, and plow the road.
I was disappointed in the second half as well! The tackling, assignment football, and effort of the defense was poor. The offensive line needs to do a better job of opening holes and the running backs need to get moving. That said, people keep saying let’s just sling it and abandon the run. I could just as easily argue that OSU lost to Perdue because they threw 70 plus times and abandoned the run. OSU has also run for 200 plus yards in each of the last two games. There is room for improvement, but I’m not interested in seeing Fields have to complete 50-60 passes for 300 yards while having to read a defense that drops 8 every play.
I just do not see Urban coaching at Texas. He would recruit really well there, but Urban seems to be enjoying talking about football with Fox and the strategy of the game where he does not have to recruit, deal with boosters, fundraise, establish a culture, manage expectations, etc. Additionally, has his cyst gotten better? If his headaches are triggered by stress then I do not see how coaching at Texas would alleviate stress.
That’s just it. Tom Herman runs the QB nearly 20 times a game. I can respect Ewers for wanting to play for the hometown team and bring them back to prominence, but Texas’s offense leaves a lot to be desired. Texas has struggled to run the ball and their best playmakers can go long periods without getting the ball. Against TCU, Brennan Eagles had 1 reception for 45 yards. This is Texas’s best receiver and he was a non factor.