That ex OSU NFL team would be pretty nasty, even more so when Haskins gets a little experience. Then in 2 years Fields can give them some QB depth, then another pro-bowler. Can we just trade the ex OSUer's for the Redskins right now???
Assuming he plays as well or better second half, is there any doubt he gets drafted? He looks really good this year.
In general I would worry about facing a good team twice. WI does have a very good/great defense that is very opportunistic. Fields has 3 TO the last two games. I think OSU will win with too many athletes on offense and Coen looked real shaky vs Northwestern and should look worse against OSU. A 1 loss OSU, assuming the loss is not some major embarrassment like the Purdue/Iowa beatdowns, should still get in with a B10 championship.
Amazing how good statistically is the Wisconsin D. Penn State seems to be getting better all the time. I thought they were in for a long season after Pitt (which also has turned out better than thought).
Take the Natty. Disagree that a loss to TTUN costs OSU the East. TTUN has one conference loss already, and PSU is a probable loss, along with MSU as very possible loss. If OSU lost a close game to TTUN, but gave a top 10 WI their only two losses, that would likely be a playoff appearance.
Justin Fields. From riding the pine to joining the Heisman conversation and possibly bringing home a Natty.
No one OSU has played was ranked when OSU played them. This is getting brought up in telecasts that OSU has not played anyone YET, not that they will play no one all season. I don't really buy the narrative for the first part of the season, Cincy and Nebraska are pretty good. I doubt Florida is much better but if Auburn and LSU destroy them the next 2 weeks, they will get a lot more credit than OSU will with any of their wins. My point is not that the OSU's schedule has really weak so far, just that the remaining games will get them a lot more credit if they win.
Not totally surprised Clemson is struggling somewhat. Its always tough to repeat, and they heard all off season how great they are. But if you went just by how teams are playing, you could make a case for putting them at 8. I think OSU, Bama, Georgia, LSU, OK, Wisky, Auburn have probably played better. Just glad MSU is ranked for a good win next week and hope WI is undefeated when OSU beats them in a few weeks. That should help with the weak schedule narrative.
I do find it surprising Rutgers took WV into overtime 0-0 then somehow managed to lose 80-7. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2001-11-03-west-virginia.html
I was a little surprised with all the Hoak talk this summer. He and Chugs were rated about the same out of HS, Chugs had experience with the playbook, so I guess I am not shocked Chugs would be no. 2. Hopefully this week is a crushing in the first half and they both get a quarter in the second half.
If Jackson provides consistent good QB play, the Terps are a legitimate ranked team. They have enough speed at skill positions if someone can keep getting them the ball. Besides, Terps did represent the last 2 years OOC against Texas, just not against Temple or UCF.
Its odd to think that with OSU generally out recruiting TTUN, that although both OSU and TTUN will be starting former number 1 prospects (Fields as a dual and Patterson as a pro), the next two OSU backups were 40 and 46 ranked by 247 composite, and the next 4 TTUN backups were 5, 9, 7 and 6 according to 247. How the heck did the skunk weasels get that loaded at QB? Is it still the Luck effect?
Great point. Although the O-line has 4 new starters from last year, only 2 of them were previously starters so proven players. Big thing is will they mesh well and stay healthy.
Well last year OSU had top team talent according to 247, and this year they will be second to Bama. Still better than Clemson, but not many people would pick OSU over Clemson right now. So hopefully the new coaches on defense can figure out how to stop big plays and the offense doesn't drop off. Here are the 247 team talent rankings https://247sports.com/Season/2019-Football/CollegeTeamTalentComposite/
I would be interested in a list out of all the 2nd string. Particularly QB.
I record 3 or 4 games every Saturday, and speed watch by skipping the huddles and commercials. Any game but OSU gets out of hand, I switch to the next one. I hate watching commercials and listening to announcers.
He started the last two, and played a lot against Texas the game before when Grier got hurt. I think the worst thing is his rating kept going down Texas 127, OK 107, Utah 68. But he does have more practice experience and would not be the first guy to improve a lot. Link to Chug statistics. https://www.espn.com/college-football/player/_/id/3870490/chris-chugunov
Sofas, not benches. Here in Maryland and in West Virginia sofas are burned after big wins. Last year, when I was at MD-OSU and the game came down to the wire, I was worried since I thought OSU would win in a route I did not have my asbestos underwear on. It was very frightening.
That would be truly amazing, particularly since Chugs has only one year of eligibility left. But lets go all the way and say Chugs also wins two Heisman's. Also, Chugs has two more starts in college than the rest of the QB's combined. So with his OSU experience edge and starting game edge, he is the logical choice.
Oh well, wonder if he should try the JC route for a year? I thought he looked like he had potential last year when he played at becoming a good P5 QB. I can't get into hating the kid for some obnoxious tweet, its not like he robbed someone or beat the shit out of a girl. Too much focus on stuff that was annoying but basically harmless. I would have been nice to see another ex OSU QB succeed.
Thanks, this article is a twofer. It makes me happy both as a MD and OSU fan.
Although there were arrest issues at Florida, I don't agree that he didn't leave that program in great shape. The last year was tough, but 3 of his last 5 years FL was 13-1, twice NC and once finished 3. 2010, his last year he finished recruiting they had 247 composite #1 class, 2009 7th class, 2008 5th, 2007 1st.
Honestly, if it is a competition with Hoak, I am surprised the only guy with 2 college starts and more experience in the program does not get a mention.
I think people sometimes forget that every program has some 3 stars, even among the elite schools. Looking at the 247 team talent rankings https://247sports.com/Season/2018-Football/CollegeTeamTalentComposite/, Clemson had 24, Bama had 18, ND had 38, and Oklahoma had 36. OSU had the fewest at 17.
If Day wins 2 championships in his first 10 years at OSU, fans will probably love him, at New England they would probably want to roast him. Urban has 3 championships, but only one was at OSU so Day has a chance to win the fan base for OSU. It will be damn near impossible to keep the fans happy in New England, or Bama for that matter, after these runs. That's why I would guess he stays, but he may love pros that much, may hate recruiting, or any other reason he would up and leave. Or just have another fake scandal that pisses him off and he is happy to go elsewhere.