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Comment 21 Feb 2019

Not sure why you're being downvoted. Traveling abroad is really good for one's growth. Might not be the best for the team's on-field success, but these must be fun trips and I'm sure I would have enjoyed them if I could attend. 

Comment 22 Jan 2019

Boom. I read from Birm's article that he has an uncle who played in the NFL and another family member who played in college so he has the genes. Given the improvement already, here's to hoping he has a good career here.

Regarding recruiting philosophies, Coach Day probably doesn't have the gravitas nationally as Urban and probably won't until he wins a national championship. Probably makes sense for him to focus on Ohio kids for a class or two until he has that reputation. 

Comment 09 Jan 2019

So reading about Raymond's wife got me thinking, what jobs do our coaches' wives have? I never considered that the holdup would be because his wife is a CEO at a big company only because coaching is such a 24/7 profession that all of the coaches I know about seem to have stay-at-home wives or wives with more flexible jobs. I doubt coaching at LSU is less intense than at OSU so curious how they manage to have such high end careers with a family. 

Comment 08 Jan 2019

Agreed. Urban helped recruit the OL to cover for Stud. Day can do the same thing as long as Stud is doing a good job developing his guys. 

Comment 04 Jan 2019

Gannon from the Colts is interesting. Below is a link to an article from Andy Benoit at SI (their scheme guy) who talks about the Colts defense. I love this quote if Day wants Gannon to bring their defense to OSU.

That identity: a straightforward defense with highly schemed D-line tactics in front of traditional zone coverages. An offense built around quick-strike passes, so Luck could throw the ball before his young O-line had a chance to let pass rushers hit his repaired shoulder.

What happens with a well-coached, straightforward schematic approach is young players learn quickly on the fly and become more efficient. Not only do those young players have less to think about, but with their scheme being so simple, opponents tend to attack it the same ways each week. Players start anticipating certain things, which makes them play faster still. For defensive and offensive units that grow quickly, coaches become comfortable enough to implement more schematic wrinkles. Their simple scheme gains subtle, valuable texture, and that’s when a team can really take off.