Love this dude. He's quickly joining the likes of Demario McCall and Richard McNutt (am I missing anyone?) in the canon cult heroes of OSU football.
Can't be said enough: the quality of the people (not just as players) being brought into this program is special. Damn proud to be a Buckeye!
He's either being shady or intentionally uninformed. There are videos of him working with QBs individually or at camps. It is extremely common for players of any position to have individual coaches off the team's staff.
It's like saying "I'm not sure what Butch Harman or Hank Haney does." Avery coaches QBs and his track record suggests that he does it very well.
Reminds me of the concern after '15 of losing Eli Apple, Vonn Bell and Tyvis Powell.
Safe to say that '16 secondary filled in admirably.
It was one game on the road against a good team. Calm down. As for the Army game: this was a good Army team and Service Academies are always difficult (Navy 2010 - you know, same year OSU lost to a bad Purdue team and an overrated USC team? Season turned out pretty nicely)
Virginia Tech 2014, Iowa 2017, Purdue 2018, etc. Is UM as talented as those OSU teams? Not at all. But let the meat of the schedule play out before we presume them dead after 3 games. Not defending them, and I thoroughly enjoy their demise. But reports of it may be premature at this point. Thx
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Why? He was going to be behind a quarterback who as significantly better. He chose to leave instead ifbbe his backup. I don’t understand the continue obsession with someone who doesn’t even play for Ohio state.
The 2017 and 2018 recruiting classes were ridiculously good
Hard to blame him as I assume he was born around 2001-2002. Children of a different era, indeed. He will soon learn.
Wondering how different the responses would be if it concerned Nick Bosa last year. I know the situations were different - given Nick Bosa was (involuntarily) injured - but he still chose to leave the team to begin training/rehab in California (as a captain). I had no problem with him doing it at all, just think the thread would tilt more towards give him the damn ring than we see with Bryant.
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The headline is almost as funny as the Mark May...motion. Almost
All facts. But keep in mind you're responding to someone who legitimately thought Tate Martell should start over Haskins (DURING the season). *Bosa shrugs*
Give Haskins that 2016 defense and we're looking at another title.
Here for all the internet tough guys who would have *definitely* punched the doctor in the face (and thereby run the risk of sacrificing their scholarship, possible criminal charges, and a ruined reputation)
Zeke was such a screw up yet it was a) Joey who was suspended for the first game and b) Zeke that still went 4th in the draft (high for an RB) and dominated his final year (Joey too had a strong year but to suggest Zeke was 'horrible influence' is a bit much)
Qwhite the head scratcher
People will make a big deal out of this, but it is not THAT much different from JUCO rankings that 247 also uses. It's an easy way to find / organize information on transfers in a given offseason.
I have yet to see any evidence that the transfer portal has caused a rash of transfers in CFB. It's not as if the portal created transfers. Just seems to be a good marketplace for schools and transfer players to connect. It's going to be fine.
Did Harbaugh's mother make these predictions?
Same can be said for Haskins and Barrett last year.
Martell couldn't beat out a guy who had not started a single college game (Haskins). Fields didn't beat out a guy who led UGA to within a play of the national title as a true freshman the prior year. B1G difference.
Fair point. They also dominated inferior offenses - which is what good defenses are supposed to do, and where we failed, even with superior athletes.
What's so difficult to see?
I hate the "yeah, but they gave up 62 then 41"...
Bottom line - Michigan's defense for much of the year was very good. Michigan played a similar schedule to OSU. Which defense fared better against common opponents?
Matchups matter. We had far better athletes on the field at the skill position, and we absolutely exploited those (its almost criminal the way we abused UM's safety, #28).
We are getting two great recruiters and solid coaches, period. This is the same defense that after 11 weeks was the best in pass defense and one of the best overall. People can always point to one bad game. Extreme case: Urban Meyer may be the best offensive mind to ever coach college football. Clemson 2016 does nothing to change that.
He should feel ready to compete. May be a good thing for him - he knows he will have to work that much harder. If he wins the job, we can expect greatness form him (and I already do). Rooting for him. Ton of potential.
Stop. No one said Burrow was going to be a grenade in LSU's QB room (2 QBs ultimately transferred)
EVERY player has to wait their turn unless they're a transcendent talent as a freshman. Haskins waited longer than Martell. Troy Smith waited longer than Martell. Cardale Jones waited longer than Martell.
People treating Martell like some martyr because he waited behind two more talented QBs for 2 years. SMH. This is a competitive sport. Win the job.
Might want to replay that B1G Championship game, my friend (first TD pass to McLaurin, TD pass to Dixon both come to mind)