I'm gonna come right out and say that I think giving the RBs a C+ is criminally harsh. We had an A+ running back last year and people are viewing everything through a lens that is skewed. Same with the D line but they got a much fairer grade. 5.2 YPC with no OOC games to pad stats is very good. Teague is a Carlos Hyde style runner, and has shown the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield less than 9 months out from a serious injury. If you wanna criticize Sermon, I think that's fair, he's been a little less than impressive to me, and he's still putting up good numbers.
I agree with this take, especially if you're gonna stay in base 4-3 against 3 and 4 WR sets. The best LBs in the world can't be asked to cover RBs and slot guys that long. We have two excellent blitzers in Browning and Werner, might as well let them loose.
Dude it was 42-9 in the 4th quarter, and one of the TDs was on a punt return. The defense gave up 20 points, the majority of which were in the 4th Q.
I'm not sure how Teague isn't a threat? He's not Dobbins, but 2k yard rushers are rare as hell. We also run a ton of QB read and everyone knows our QB isn't keeping if we can help it, they've been crashing the RB since the Nebraska game and we still averaged 5.5 ypc last night.
I don't get either of these criticisms, and here's why:
1. Run game- we averaged 5.5YPC last night and it's blatantly clear that Fields has been instructed not to keep whenever possible. Look at how his carries have diminished since Nebraska. I will say Trey Sermon looks like he just doesn't have it, but Teague does and he showed good growth last night catching passes out of the backfield (something even Dobbins didn't start to do until last season). I also think Chambers is explosive and should be the second RB in.
2. Pass rush- sacks are down but we are getting penetration and pressure constantly. The interior of this D line is playing better than I've seen at OSU in quite a while. Every game has seen running QBs scrambling for their lives constantly to get away from our front 4, and the linebackers have been great at getting pressure off the blitz. There's more to "pressure" than sacks, and Chase Youngs don't grow on trees.
Who developed Justin Fields?
Yeah Fields is the one who missed it. They brought an overload blitz and the tackle and guard picked up their men.
1. the idea that it would just be "walk ons or staff members" is hilarious.
2. it won't take that long. we had at least one starter at a party in short north with 50+ people last saturday night, he was on video and everything.
Same thing happened in the Wisky/Michigan game last year. Wisky had both safeties ejected within about 10 minutes of each other.
Thomas catch was way more clutch and a bigger moment, but Jaxon's was a much more insane catch, by a true freshman who just got targeted to boot.
So your solution is to rely solely on the less accurate rapid tests, which have already had multiple high profile false positives (Nick Saban?), and not use PCR to confirm? Sounds like a great way to have not sick guys sitting out 3 weeks.
Has anyone considered the logistical nightmare of trying to direct a band spread out across the stadium? Kind of the whole thing with bands is they need to be closer together.
That position has a ton of names. Back in the Tress days we called in the Star. Viper, bullet, moneyback, rover. These are all names the position has been called by different teams.
PCR is the gold standard of viral testing, I'm not sure where you are getting your information from. Rapid tests have a way lower accuracy standard (look at all the NFL and CFB false positives already) but they are faster and cheaper, which is why they are being used. PCR is used to confirm a positive rapid test but takes longer and is more expensive.
It doesn't matter if a player is asymptomatic or not, we are looking to catch and quarantine infections.
In other words, a person will test PCR positive for Covid-19 long after there is any danger whatsoever of infecting another person, which was minimal to begin with if they were never symptomatic
What you are describing is an antibody test. Both PCR and rapid tests are used to test for currently active infections. The difference is that PCR tests detect viral RNA while antigen tests detect viral proteins (part of why they are less accurate).
It's not life or death, but being verbally and sometimes physically abused by total strangers in the middle of the night is a pretty shitty way to spend formative years. Usually the people dismissing it are the ones perpetrating it too. Service workers in America are treated like lesser and garbage for no reason, and we should all strive to be better to each other rather than playing "who has it the worst" olympics.
Coach Mick is fantastic and I would never question his ability, but those guys are straight lyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyying about their BF%. Zeke is easily 10-12% and that's fine. Playing football at 3% would be so dangerous. Whatever machine they are using to measure BF% needs recalibrated.
other major conferences are practicing and now playing games without incident
Uh...TCU/SMU and Oklahoma State/Tusla have already been postponed because TCU and Tulsa couldn't clear COVID protocols. To say games are going off "without issue" is untrue.
Edit: Rice has also postponed their Oct 3rd and Oct 10th games, with no set date to make them up.
Read the article? Let's be real here: the people who want the season to happen don't care about the reasons that the Big Ten used to decide, they only care about the outcome. Any article that would point toward not having football is irrelevant, because it won't change the decision.
Sports and politics are inseparable. It's been that way since...well basically forever. I agree that it's best if everyone keeps their personal politics to themselves, but I also empathize with how hard that can be when you have things like politicians inserting themselves into the sports world or players speaking out on sensitive political topics. It's a much harder line to walk than people give it credit for, but at the end of the day 11w makes the rules and the rules say no politics, so we should all respect that.
I'm pretty sure Warren and the university presidents all made a pretty clear decision. I haven't heard anyone reputable say that any of the university presidents are in favor of reversing course, which means course won't be reversed. I think these rumors we are hearing are coming from coaches and ADs, who have no power to affect this change.
Yeah crazy how presidents of the schools who voted no would get all wihsy-washy after massive public blowback. You never heard anyone at OSU, Iowa or Nebraska say there wasn't a vote. That should have been everyone's first clue that presidents were lying to protect their own public image.
Notice nobody left the Big Ten. Not even a whisper. The reasons were 1. The Big Ten was and is by far the best monetary option for any school due to Jim Delaney making the BTN what it is and 2. The fact that every member of the Big Ten has way more going on academically than athletically. Trying to leave would be suicide for any Athletic Director at a Big Ten school given the academic prowess of the conference.
Let me let you in on a secret: the vast majority of academic types don't care about football at all. Football helps OSU attract OOS students, but it does not generate "a great deal of the money" nobody is coming to the Wexner center or giving research grants to the James because of football. Football is nothing in the grand scheme of the operations of Ohio State.
You're very wrong. Google the Big Ten Academic Alliance and get back to us.
The Wex made 4 billion last year lmao. The BTAA pushed 9.8 billion through its member schools in research funding. Football is nothing in terms of money to The Ohio State University.