If things go as planned, we will be breaking in a new QB against Notre Dame, and doing some polishing up the next week.
At least once over the next two seasons, our National title hopes will come down to Gunnar Hoak making a play.
Coming to play under Day is the perfect place for anyone with coaching ambitions.
A far more interesting question is prognosticating where he will rank after this season. Top five is my guess.
Kids exercising a little bit of leverage on millionaire coaches in order to keep their buddies together hardly deserves a scintilla of criticism. Get real.
Congrats to all three.
If this is the weakest position depth wise, well, I think we can sleep pretty well.
We won’t quite control our fate because it’s virtually impossible to run the table.
Penn State, Michigan, and Big West wins put us in.
Playoff may depend, per usual, on Michigan beating Notre Dame, or someone knocking off Georgia bfore SEC Championship.
These leagues may actually save college football. College football can no longer be considered a monopoly, therefore scholarship play can be preserved as players have options.
this just hurts the SEC bagmen,and gets rid of players who have no interest in their junior season. All good.
Who finished 3rd in the polls? Did they have clean bowl tests? Whoever that team is should award itself a national championship.
In a blow-out, does keeping your starter in really trigger quality reps?
I hope we don’t see the old mentality of keeping the QB in past 50 or 60 reps without relief.
The offensive wasn’t the problem. The defensive line wasn’t the problem. Good news.
Time for Nester to sign up and face Larry Johnson’s dojo, the best possible NFL training for a stud O-lineman.
Frankly this is exciting, but we are playing the 4-3 almost assuredly.
Even at a distant remove, the lack of chatter and communication on defense was concerning, including the simplest notion of calling “ball” on passes.
Scheme gentlemen. You’re talking apples and oranges in some way. Personnel will perform far differently in next year’s scheme. For example, if schene is designed to strengths, both Borland and Werner could be more successful. And I see LB rotation, with different linebackers involved more as matched up against certain teams. Only Harrison has earned full-time snaps.
Werner is a hybrid player, who might play better as a LB/SS in a scheme that resembles some of what TTUN employs.
I want to see this guy in the backfield or tight end on the goal line.
Luke Fickell would be the perfect replacement at Iowa.
I prefer head coaches who come from the offensive side of the coaching tree, and who seek aggressive defensive coordinators.
What Happened at the press conference?
Rather than attempt to sort out the blame, Day held them collectively accountable, except for the one transcendent defensive coach. I think the defense’s performance merited the mass removal. I would not be surprised if half of Urban’s retirement was to avoid making precisely these decisions.
What about the century of football players who made Ohio State football what it is? And the members of the marching band? Student volunteers? Grad assistants?
Do they deserve a return on their investment? Or just today’s privileged athletes who evidently invented Ohio State football?
The poster makes very valid points. I believe the new league allows players to skip college and play for pay, an important option that should be factored in.
The best team doesn’t always win. See Purdue v Ohio State, 2018.
Alabama versus Clemson probably goes 5-5 if they play ten times.
It also shows that the “elected” National Champions prior to 2014, well, lack a lot of credibility, and schools might want to start awarding themselves shares of championships past. 1996 for one.
I am going to say it again. 11 regular season games. A 12th special game for all conference teams, unscheduled until the last week, where East 1 plays West 1 in a conference championship game, down to East 6 plays West 6. These games would be spirited as bowl bids and pride would be on the line. Conferences could adjust the games slightly to avoid lower rematches.
So, In the Big, Ohio State v Northwestern for championship, on down. No school loses regular season revenue. Then, during the week 14 when conference championships were traditionally played, you have 8 team playoff commence.
this is easy, not rocket science
Hard to leave Notre Dame out but plainly doing so would have been the right call. But Oklahoma’s defense was the disqualifier, and any objective analysis would have placed Ohio State in over Oklahoma.
3 ACC and 3 SEC in the committee, and we shouldn’t be surprised that Ohio State was wrongly excluded. If the objective by inference of the Secret Six was to have an ACC v SEC match up, the selections make perfect sense. Georgia being ranked over Ohio State tells you all you need to know.
The Big and PAC should withdraw from this process until it changes. And demand investigations of SEC bagmen and pushers.
Everyone does realize, right, that had Michigan beaten Notre Dame we’d be playing Alabama.
Go BiG in every non-conference game.
Anyone remember arguing with dudes here during the Spring game that Burrows was the better QB?
Anyway, hypothetically Martell/Baldwin versus Fields, the "losers" will do okay. Ryan Day cast-off Qbs are respectable commodities these days.
If you're going to compete with Saban, you're going to have to compete at WHAC at the same level of talent.
Big Game James—lousy comedian, worse tactical Coach—gets owned by Khaki pants.
Hopefully Nester gets a good time before laughing at Franklin’s pandering.