I think they should. They need more than a QB to be competitive. Pick some good players and come back next draft for either Fields or Lawrence.
In the slot, you either force the defense to play nickel so he's covered by a CB, or he runs by a safety for deep touchdowns. Think Devin Smith lined up in the slot in 2014 (especially against MSU).
I'm hoping WIlson is a mix of Devin Smith and KJ Hill in the slot. Someone with precise route running who can move the chains (KJ Hill) but with the speed and hand-eye coordination to take the top off the defense against safeties (Devin Smith). Defenses are going to have to line up a CB on him because no safety or linebacker in college can match-up.
I want to downvote because I hate the news. Hopefully he goes somewhere else just so I can continue to read about their struggles.
If you take away Harbaugh's time at Stanford, he never really had to recruit at a big-time school (and even then, I'm sure Stanford's recruiting is different than OSU, Clemson, Bama, etc.). He just doesn't like it, doesn't understand it, and isn't surrounding himself with people who do.
It's f*ing wonderful.
I think there's a long history of basketball players turning into great TEs. Hopefully Stover can make that transition!
I wouldn't be surprised if our running game now focuses on dives and power plays. Take the game out of the RB and tell our Oline to move people so that even less talented/experienced backs can get 3-4 yards. Won't be a game breaker but enough to keep defenses honest.
Day said the freshman wide receivers were “better than expected“ on day one.
Considering where those guys were ranked, our passing offense is going to be ridiculously good in the next couple of years.
I did a happy dance in my chair when I read this. I think Day is elite and am glad he's planning to be here for a long time.
I would love for Ruckert to be the 6th WR and rotate regularly at the slot. We could morph from run heavy formations to pass heavy formations without substituting and really catch the defense with the wrong personnel. Go jet tempo and that drive ends up in the end zone.
From a scheme point of view, I wonder if we'll go more zone and less press man coverage.
Good move. The minimum requirement for being a Buckeye should be more than "is not a criminal" so the final result of the criminal case is irrelevant here.
Against Clemson, I thought he looked tentative. He looked like someone who was more worried about losing the game for us (e.g., fumbling) instead of someone who was looking to make a play to win the game. Hopefully more reps with the 1st gives him more confidence because I think he has plenty of talent.
I'll be curious to see what Coach Day designs as the counter to the inside zone. Coach Meyer preferred the zone-read, but I doubt Coach Day will run that. I guess a steady dose of rollouts and jet sweep action, which may work if Jaelen Gill is running the jet sweep.
Said he asked the entire team to watch the game because he wanted them to think about how badly they wanted to be there going into next season.
He is cold blooded. I hope Coach Day is here a long time.
I'm sorry but I can't disagree more when our TEs play 4 different roles in our offense. Just off the top of my head, lining Ruckert out wide helps everyone know if the defense is man or zone, even if the ball isn't thrown to Ruckert, depending on who the defense sends to cover him. And a good blocking TE is a moving chess piece that creates a lot of variations in our run game. We can probably line up with the same personnel and run a trap play, counter, and power play consecutively because of how good our TEs are. Go back and watch our demolition of Oregon. The TEs were really important in all of the counters and trap plays that sprung Zeke for big yards.
And no offense to Ruckert, but I'd rather the ball go to Olave and Wilson instead.
Such sh*t that Dobbins isn't going to get a tree. They really should do this after the national championship game because Dobbins's season isn't over yet.
She has 2 small kids? I suspect she wants time away from those kids. You may or may not be welcome.
I know we all love Birm but I wonder how site moderators feel about people posting links to competitors videos and saying the video is good sh*t.
Agreed, I'd take Zeke. I remember in 2015 in the game against Indiana, we had no offense other than Zeke busting 2-3 looong runs for TDs (shortest was 55 yards). For such a big back, he can make himself really small to fit through the hole and had plenty of speed to outrun everyone. Dobbins still seems to get caught from behind. Love Zeke and he's still #1.
Now someone send this thread to Dobbins. =)