Poor effort can't be excused. Minny wanted it more and it showed. Should be an attention getter for the coaches.
He is an immensely talented young man but college ball is a step up from what he is used to and he has to adjust. He will only get better.
I intentionally left my 8am appt open so I could sleep a little later due to this game. Great test and good gauge of where OSU is. Should be fun.
The td Fields threw coming off the bench was incredible. It was also aided greatly by Austin Mack. Mack blocked the lb closing on Fields. Mack got the worst of it but it bought Fields the time he needed to set his feet and throw.
Justin Fields is a great qb and a great fit for Day's offense. Glad we get him another year.
OSU is far too passive with the NCAA. Still we should have Chase back for psu so everything is on schedule
I have always believed in the importance of reps for non starters. That is why I would get frustrated beating an average or below teams by small margins thus robbing players of much needed reps. This pays off in many ways including practice engagement and a smooth transition if a 1st teamer cannot play.
Reese's all day, all night, in stereo. Easy winner from that group although snickers and twix are very strong.
Love how Justin Fields no sells the boo then is back to the interview. He is just so calm.
If Wisky really wants us on a fast track in perfect conditions, good on them. We will take their lunch money and send them home humiliated.
Master Blaster is a beast. His future is very bright.
Having true point guards will make so much difference. Just look at Scoonie Penn and Mike Conley to see how important it is. Holtmann and company have done a great job playing without one for 2 seasons but now we have more pieces to be able to compete. This team should be versatile, athletic, and more explosive. This is going to be a fun season to watch.
I think Walker kwill start at the point. He's a veteran who knows our system and the players. Carton will get every chance to show what he can do but Walker has 2 years of college experience against quality competition. Luther is a good player. If his new baseline exceeds his better play last year then he will be a big part of the team.
This shows the importance of coaching and scheme. OSU overflows with talent every year, so consistently poor D lies at the feet of the coaches. Mattison has stayed very vanilla just waiting to unleash other elements of the D on better offenses. They have plenty of options once the competition improves.
Love Day's attitude about moving the ball in the 2nd half. He is trying to build a team, not worry about his opponent's feelings. This team has so much talent and coaches on both sides of the ball seems to be trying to maximize it. There is no governor being placed on the O and the D is playing fast and with aggression. When the D is locked in, running on them is all but impossible. The O can attack any number of ways and will prove difficult to stop for an entire game. This could be a team for the ages. It is a lot of fun watching them grow.
I'm sure Mattison knew what happened and may have even been happy Hairball is failing so miserably. At the same time he has relationships with those players and probably hates to see them going through that.
With all due respect to Stevie Wonder, this is our Master Blaster. Runs with ferocity and finishes his runs. Looking forward to watching him develop.
Actually I wish no ill will on Tate. I hope he does well.
Hello portal my old friend, its time to talk to you again
Because a vision softly creeping, left its seed while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain, still remains
Its time to head to Ames.
Growing up is part of the college experience. Glad to hear he has made a necessary transition to becoming more responsible. I hope he has a great year and sets himself up for a successful future.
When people ask what happened to the D last year, this is the answer. Day replaced everyone except the great Larry Johnson. Day also stated his D would be simple, play fast, and be aggressive. That is what went wrong last year. Too bad it cost us shot at the playoffs. Excited about this year's D and always excited about Larry Johnson's D line.
Thad was a great coach who made us all proud. If it weren't for his back, he would still be stalking the sidelines. Just a fine man who ran a clean and successful program. Life just isn't fair.
I call these transfers plug and play. A year to learn the system, teammates, and culture. I think this is smart and will provide some much needed stability that others may not be able to match.
It will always be a mystery to me that it took such circumstances to get him on the field. He was so clearly better that it had to show in practice. Oh well, looking forward to seeing his progression this season.
When questioned at the end of their lives, people say they regret the chances they didn't take, not the ones they did. Good for him going after his dream. Give it your best and have no regrets about it.
Add me to the list of those who love what Holtmann is doing. Roster management is so critical to long term success. Holtmann has a plan and is following it. This season we add an experienced pg who has been with the team for a year and will be plug and play. Next year it will be an experienced wing that is plug and play. Really excited about where the program is going.
Day said something to the effect that he was born to be a HC. Most of his life has been dedicated to getting where he is. Of course he will make some mistakes but lets not act like Urban didn't make mistakes. A football game moves fast with countless judgement calls being made. No one gets them all right. Just because Day will get some wrong doesn't mean it will cost us a game. It might, but it might not.
I really appreciate the paragraph on how things could be better. I refuse to gloss over that. A very strong argument can be made that we underachieved after the NC. We have recruited with Bama and Clemson without the results. Maybe Day can correct that and maybe he can't but I choose to be optimistic that he can. He inherited a great infrastructure, culture, and talent. He made some very good coaching changes. He has a great offensive mind and has other coaches who have great offensive minds with him. He brought in terrific defensive coaches who will get us back to being a dominant D. No reason we shouldn't be in the playoffs this season. I look forward to seeing how it plays out.