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mmp15f


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2015 CFP National Championship
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ted Ginn Jr. (All-Time) Malik Harrison (Current Team)
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs

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Comment 27 Nov 2019

I think Hafley stays another 3 years.

My guess is Mattison will retire following the 2020 season, Hafley will become the sole DC, and Hafley will stay on as the sole DC for two seasons. By then, he'd have the resume to be a candidate for good HC jobs that are worth leaving for.

He's only 40, and this is his first job with a coordinator/co-coordinator title, so I don't think he's in any rush to leave for a HC job at this point unless he gets a really good offer.

Comment 26 Nov 2019

1) Davon Hamilton: 

Hamilton was a monster against UM last season, and he'll be going up against all of the same O-linemen, so I don't see anything changing this season. Hamilton is one of the best interior D-linemen in the country, and you know for sure that a 5th-year senior from the Columbus area will come ready to play in his final OSU-UM game.

2. Tyreke Smith:

I think he's poised for an elite performance in a big game, and I think all of the extra attention Chase Young draws will leave Smith with a lot of very winnable 1-on-1 matchups.

Comment 20 Nov 2019

I think that people who've played are able to make more insights, regardless of the sport, but it certainly doesn't make someone a genius. 

I only played in high school, but my team was very well-coached. I had two different head coaches during my 4 years, and they're each on Power-5 staffs now.

I played inside linebacker and I definitely feel like I'm pretty knowledgable when it comes to defensive reads, run fits, defensive assignments (for the front 7), and run blocking schemes. I watched a lot of film when I played, too, so I've always had a pretty good football IQ. When it comes to things like pass blocking schemes, QB progressions, and reads/assignments for the secondary, I pretty much just have basic knowledge.

If I had to pick one, I'd say the best player I played against would have to be Mackensie Alexander (played for Clemson and now on the Vikings). Fun Fact: Mackensie Alexander went to the same high school as former Buckeye starting linebacker Brian Rolle.

Comment 09 Oct 2019

He's getting hype because it was a fairly common belief that he would take longer to develop than the other 5-star D-ends we've fielded in recent years, but he's already made an impact through his first 6 games as a true freshman. Harrison has made multiple plays where he's had to win a battle at the LOS, so I'm not sure where you're coming up with the idea that he's just taking advantage of situation's where he's unblocked. There's a reason he's played more snaps this season 

What exactly do you want from him? He's a true freshman who's shown incredible potential so far. Comparing him to Young (Junior, and the best player in CFB), and Landers & Hamilton (5th-year seniors who have been contributing since 2016) really isn't fair at this point. I also don't think there's some much difference between him and Smith - the two of them will be up one of the best starting D-end tandums in CFB in 2020.

I think the hype around Harrison is at a perfectly fair level right now; it's not as if everyone is claiming he should be starting. All I see are fans excited about the level of play we're seeing from a true freshman who was deemed as somebody who might not make an impact until his sophomore year. If the worst we can say is that he isn't Chase Young or one of the Bosa's, I think we have it pretty damn good. 

Comment 09 Oct 2019

I think Hafley stays for at least 3 more seasons after 2019.

My prediction is based on my understanding that Mattison is the primary DC right now, and I think he retires after his 2-year contract. By that time Hafley will have had enough time "studying" under him to take over and become the primary/sole DC. He'll have all the resources he needs to be successful in this role and, if he can continue to field good defenses for two season as the "main guy", he'll be getting head coaching offers that are actually worth leaving a coordinator role at OSU for.

He's young, so I don't think he'll jump at a bad/mediocre head coaching opportunity too early in his career (which is what Chris Ash did). 

Comment 09 Oct 2019

Other than Baron Browning, I honestly I can't think of anyone who I feel should absolutely be playing more snaps.

I want Browning to play more because I think it's clear he has All-American potential, and he'll reach that point sooner in his career if he plays more. He's improved tremendously in the read/react aspect this season; this is quite obvious given how much more reliable he's been and how many plays he's made compared to last year. 

Still, his level of consistency in this area is the one thing holding him back from being truly elite. This is something that's easily fixed through a combination of film, practice, and game experience, but I think splitting game reps essentially 50/50 is slowing his progress in this area.

Al Washington said that Browning is one of the smartest players he's ever been around, and the improvement we've already seen from Browning tells me he's fully capable of becoming a guy who's able to read/react as consistently as anyone else on the team. I just think it's gonna take a little longer than we'd like due to the way him and Borland are splitting reps so evenly.

This isn't an attack on Borland in the slightest. I'm just saying the frequency of Browning's mental errors, which still occur a few times a games, would drop at a higher rate if he played more.

Comment 09 Oct 2019

I definitely agree about the Honey Badger. 

It looks like how good they actually are has nothing to do w/ it. 

To support this observation, Joey Bosa didn't finish in the top-10 in 2014 despite these stats prior to the Heisman ceremony (i.e., before the CFP):

50 Tackles

13.5 Sacks

20.5 TFL

4 Forced Fumbles

1 Fumble Recovery

1 TD

I'd also say this shows that Young will have to put up some unbelievable numbers if these stats through 13 games didn't earn Bosa a spot in the top-10. 

Comment 08 Oct 2019

Borland did have the same blitz as Browning, just from the other side, where he wasn't picked up by anybody but he didn't get to Lewerke.

13:28 left in the 3rd quarter. 

There were also only two 1st down passes that went over Browning's head, not three. They were perfect throws, and it wouldn't have mattered who was there.

Comment 07 Oct 2019

Always tough to predict because you don't know who's leaving early, or who'll make a huge jump, but here are my picks for our starters and a few guys who play a significant amount - broken down by position.

DE

C. Young: Top-3 overall pick

J. Cooper: 6th-7th round

T. Smith: 2021 2nd round

Z. Harrison: 2022 1st round

DT

J. Cornell: 5th round

D. Hamilton: 4th-5th round

R. Landers: 7th round-UDFA

H. Garrett: 2021 4th round

T. Togiai: 2022 1st round

LB

M. Harrison: 2nd round

T. Borland: 2021 UDFA

B. Browning: 2021 3rd-4th round

P. Werner: 2021 3rd-4th round

CB

J. Okudah: Early 1st round

S. Wade: Late 1st-early 2nd round

D. Arnette: 2nd-3rd round

Safety

J. Fuller: 3rd round

B. White: 2021 3rd round

J. Proctor: 2021 1st round

OFFENSE

T. Munford: 2021 2nd round

J. Jackson: 5th round

J. Myers: 2021 1st round

W. Davis: 2021 2nd round

B. Bowen: 7th round-UDFA

J. Alabi: UDFA

QB

J. Fields: 2021 1st round

RB:

J. Dobbins: 3rd round

M. Teague: 2021 3rd round

WR

A. Mack: 6th round

C. Olave: 2021 2nd round

B. Victor: 3rd round

K. Hill: 3rd round

G. Wilson: 2022 1st round

TE:

L. Farrell: 2021 5th round

R. Berry: 7th round

J. Ruckert: 2022 1st round

Comment 07 Oct 2019

I honestly agree with all of your picks, including the margins of victory.

I think there's a chance LSU ends up putting a beating on UF though.

Comment 04 Oct 2019

I’m sure a lot of it was simply Mattison and Washington going over the proper reads/assignments with the LBs. 

It’s tough on a defense when you don’t spend any time all week preparing for something that’s not even close to what you were preparing for, especially because we haven’t seen anything like that all season. I think that may be something that happens a few more times this season simply because our D is too good and talented. Opposing OCs will likely throw in new stuff specifically for when they play OSU 

Comment 03 Oct 2019

Harrison's play has been great. Tied for most tackles on the team, and he's second on the team in TFL's.

Most of the linebacker talk this season has been about Browning and Werner, due to how much they've improved, so maybe that's swaying you a little. Harrison was already expected to be good so he hasn't been as much of a talking point.

Comment 02 Oct 2019

As you alluded to, this team is different. Dating back to 2015, every OSU team with a disappointing loss (i.e., all of them) had at least one glaring issue, and the issue(s) had a lot to do with each loss.

2015: QB dilemma and Warriner calling plays

2016: Warriner calling plays and O-line youth/struggles

2017: Schiano/Davis/linebackers had regressed - the linebackers regressing was probably due to a combination of Schiano and Davis

2018: The same problem from 2017 got even worse, and we had a mediocre run game 

This team doesn't have a glaring issue at any positions on the field or on the coaching staff, which is how the 2014 team was due to the Chris Ash hire that off-season.

This is just my view on things, which is why I don't see a loss unless we get screwed by injuries at some point. Maybe I'm jumping the gun a little, but I just feel really good about this team.

Comment 02 Oct 2019

I really believe he will be on an NFL roster next year. 

I agree.

He'll have 3 years (I think he was moved to O-line in 2017) of practicing against some of the best D-linemen in the country every day, and he has 3 good game films where he started/played extensively. He also may start a few more times, for all we know.

I doubt he gets drafted, but I definitely think he signs as an undrafted FA and gets a chance to prove himself in camp.

Comment 02 Oct 2019

Alabi was honestly the reason I wasn't worried about the Right Tackle spot this season. He played basically the entire game against Maryland after Munford went down early, started in the Rose Bowl, and looked good in both games.

Bowen had starting experience, but it was at guard and he missed all of 2018 with injuries. NPF was the #1 OT in the 2018 recruiting class, but there was no way we could've known he'd be ready yet (I think he's looked ready in the playing time he's gotten this season, by the way).

I now think all three of those guys are very capable players, and would start for a lot of other FBS teams. I'm happy for Bowen because he won a starting job in his 5th year after all the adversity he overcame, I'm happy for Alabi because he's gotten the chance to play and show what he can do (including 2 starts in the last 10 games), and I can't wait to see NPF become a great offensive tackle for us.

Comment 30 Sep 2019

It's really great to see how much Browning and Werner have improved. 

I didn't feel like many fans had very high expectations for either of them coming into this season, but I predicted they would show a big improvement because they both have great size and speed, and I had a lot of faith that Mattison and Washington would turn them into the linebackers they were capable of being. 

They went from being two of the most criticized players on the team last season to being real impact players this season. Really proud of those two, and we're only gonna see them get better from here.