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Comment 16 Jan 2018

Um, that's not right. McCall suffered a hernia and had surgery in the spring that didn't heal as expected. He tried playing through it but was clearly struggling, so they shut him down. By the time he had recovered, he'd missed most of the season and the decision was made to apply for a medical redshirt, which was granted.

McCall is on track to return this year in good health and with no eligibility lost. But if he had been available, he would have played. We were rolling out walk-ons at the slot late in the season (CJ Saunders, who was rather impressive).

Comment 05 Jan 2018

To be fair to Weber, I think his production was limited as much by health as anything else. That hamstring pull was bad and all but kept him out of the first four games of the season. Yes, Dobbins was clearly the better runner, but when Weber finally got his burst back, he was impressive. And as you note, his average per carry actually went up (from 6.0 last year to 6.2).

Comment 02 Jan 2018

That kickoff at the end of the first half was actually a botched squib kick, not an onsides attempt. But yes, that error turned out to be a HUGE mistake, handing Georgia much needed momentum at the very moment Oklahoma was poised to close out the game.

I couldn't believe the second half play calling. It looked to me like Riley was completely out of ideas. But huge credit to Georgia. They absolutely beat up Oklahoma and Mayfield physically, and that work in the first two quarters paid off big time late in the game. 

Comment 16 Oct 2017

That was a really well blocked play, and Rashod's effort was a big reason for it. You're seeing a Kevin Wilson adaptation there, deploying the Y-OFF tight end basically as a lead fullback. We've seen the TE work across the formation to wham block the backside DL on inside zone. Now defenses have to be ready for an athletic freak directing traffic at the second level. Rashod's block wasn't the best, but it was more than enough and he did well to trust his RB and not risk a holding flag. 

Comment 23 May 2017

Football is the one sport where I don't begrudge players their outlandish salaries. Those guys are breaking their bodies against this game. Many will never be the same--physically or mentally--after a half dozen years in the league. And the ones who have it worst are the journeymen and hangers on, who go from minimum contract to minimum contract.

Comment 19 May 2017

This article fails to mention that Hill will sit out the first six games with a suspension, which is huge. They are going to need immediate production from whoever they platoon at the 1 technique. My guess is Sprinkle, Landers and Hamilton. 

The good news is, Hill will be back when we face the toughest downhill run offenses, including Michigan, Iowa, and Penn State.

Comment 04 May 2017

Thank you. And not only is Peppers not a cover corner, he's not a deep field safety in Williams scheme. He'll be an edge-setting, in the box safety with some man cover responsibilities. He's got the tools for it. We passed on Hooker at 12 for Peppers and a first-rounder next year. If Peppers plays well in the NFL, that's a great trade.

And I love people getting in a twist over a late-round flyer on a guy with 2nd round value. For all its talent, this draft was loaded with risk. You had legal risks like Conley, Mixon and Brantley. And you had a ton of medical red flags, especially in the first round. (hell, Hooker underwent two surgeries after his only season as a starter). 

As for the Patriots. Does this guy know they brought on Randy Moss? Oh, and that they drafted Aaron Hernandez despite knowing that he had failed multiple drug tests and was the subject of two police investigations (including the shooting of two people) in 2007? 

Comment 03 May 2017

Exactly. The comparison is: Hooker at 12 vs. Pepper at 25 + Houston's 2018 1st rounder. 

Also, I should note that Hooker and Peppers do NOT play the same position. Hooker is a ball hawking deep safety. Peppers is a walk up safety/edge defender and is a player Gregg Williams specifically has a plan for. I really think he's going to be fine, if not great.

Comment 27 Apr 2017

So true. My list goes 1. Clarrett,  2. Spence... then everybody else. The combination of Bosa and Spence would have been a goddamn spectacle. The kind of stuff  that I'd tell my grandchildren about. Such a shame.

Comment 06 Apr 2017

Interesting take. I'm not sure I agree with the Parris Cambell take. The kid was literally 16 when he signed his NLOI--he has to be one of the youngest recruits ever for OSU. He's finally a grown man among men, and I think his game will reflect that. Also, the team won't be in trouble if Parris struggles. He's got KJ Hill (proven starter) and EGW (really talented kid) behind him.

Also, I had heard that Prince was playing on bum ankles last year. It was a testament to the awful depth at OT that he was left out there to play through it. Given time to rest after Michigan, his condition improved and he played better. He's going to be fine.

Comment 06 Apr 2017

This was the right call. Booker was absolutely fine last year until he got hurt early. The guy can play, and he would have come back and played last season had Baker not blown up. The staff just opted to redshirt him.

As for Worley, I am confident he'll be fine. But he is shifting positions and now has to step up to run the defense. There's real pressure there.

Comment 05 Apr 2017

I really think age was an issue for Campbell. As great and fast of an athlete as he is, he's been playing against guys 3 years older than him. Now Campbell is in his 4th year in the program and pushing 21. He's been trending the right way and I fully expect him to break out this year. Especially with Kevin Wilson now at the helm offensively.