I like Crowley a lot more than Teague and think his ceiling is much higher. I'm just not sold on him like I was on Zeke or Dobbins after their first year (not nessecarily through any fault of his own with the knee). He'll have his shot next year but I think the RB room needs some surefire talent. Recruiting rankings are absolutely not everything but banking that the #370 recruit in America will turn into a star seems less than ideal.
Meant being "neutral". Very few other fanbases have the amount of crazies OSU does and no other CFB announcer has the profile Herbie does. Some people ignore criticism, others confront it. Not going to fault Herbie for responding to it.
He doesn't find it "hard". The difference is that unlike other announcers he's the face of college football and gets far more criticism because of it.
Herbie does a great job while being in a tough spot. Anything positive about OSU and he's a "homer", anything negative and he's a "traitor". Think he does an admirable job calling it like it is.
I disagree. Who in the RB room screams "star" to you? Not that these guys can't be great players but I'm not exactly sold on any of them.
Look at Dobbins as a Freshman and look at Teague. Dobbins was miles better and showed enough in flashes you felt confident going forward. Not to mention he was much higher rated than anyone we currently have on the roster, Teague was great against the worst part of our schedule but really struggled against better competition. Think he has potential but I'm not exactly sold that he's the answer.
I legitimately think Gibbs would have a chance to start. Nothing about Teague, Crowley or Chambers screams "automatic starter" to me.
Agreed, I like Teague as a change of pace guy but I don't think he has enough wiggle to be an every down back. RB is a giant hole right now, Crowley intrigues me but getting Gibbs would be massive considering he could potentially start next year.
HUGE. Just need to get RB figured out and we'll be ready to make another run at this thing.
The Tuf Borland stans on here never cease to amaze me. I forgot that coaches have never made poor personnel decisions ever and are beyond question. What a ridiculous point. Almost as ridiculous as "ignore the entire 2018 season where he was far and away the worst player on the defense".
Off the top of my head, look at IU's first touchdown against OSU where Borland completely bites on the screen leaving his man open by 20 yards for the touchdown. Or you could turn on almost any game over the last two seasons where he takes bad angle after bad angle because he doesn't have the speed needed to catch anyone in space.
Not saying 2019 is a bad class by any means but the jump from 94.29 to 91.87 is fairly significant. The 94.29 was the highest average in the history of 247 sports until Clemson beat that this year.
2018 had 13 kids in the top 100 (14 including Fields)
2017 had 11 including 5 in the top 25 (which happens to include our best players like Young, Okudah, Wade, Davis..etc).
2019 has 4 in the top 100 (I know it's a smaller class)
2020 has has 8.
2019 and 2020 are great classes and who knows, we could have some serious players come out of the bottom half that we wouldn't expect, I'm just saying that, statistically, we won't be getting more talented than this team.
He plays significantly less than Browning for a reason. I'm sure he's a good, hard working kid which is probably why he's on the field but he just doesn't have the speed to play in this game in my opinion. I'm sorry but beyond blind faith in the coaching staff what has he shown us over the last 2 seasons to merit playing over Browning? Sure there might be obvious run situations where he can hit a gap and make a tackle but any time he's put in open space it's almost always an unmitigated disaster.
The take is "old and tired" because he continues to make the point obvious every game.
Maybe so but if you look at recruiting rankings it's true this year. Our two highest rated classes since they started tracking that stuff are juniors and Sophomores right now. We'll be losing our entire secondary, starting RB and the best player on our team next year. We will absolutely still be loaded but it won't be quite the same.
Less about Browning specifically and more about our other options. If Borland sees a majority of snaps in this game over Browning I'm convinced we will lose. He simply cannot play significant minutes. Thinking about him in space vs any of Clemson's playmakers makes me want to puke.
Man, that sucks. I just hope playing Werner over him all year doesn't come back to bite us in these next two games....
Could argue for DPJ, Collins, and Bell as one of OSU's starting receivers though i'd probably put all three behind Olave, Hill and even Wilson given how many drops DPJ seems to have.
I died reading it. OSU finally broke them, it's over.
They could prepare for the OSU game and only the OSU game from week 1 onward and i'm still not convinced it would matter. Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program and until they start beating us at that nothing will change.
Short answer: No. Long answer: Nope. It's not even remotely close. The fascination this fanbase has with backups never stops annoying me.
This is a small thing that hopefully won't make a difference in the grand scheme of things. But taking our foot off the gas and not dropping a 40 bomb on MSU will be a negative to some box score readers in the media. Luckily this team has built up some style points this year but lack of them has hurt us getting into the playoffs multiple times in the past.
Justin Fields is like Terrelle Pryor but good— Tim Shoemaker (@TimShoemaker) October 6, 2019
They just don't have the horses. We're too good.
Brown's been getting sporadic time the last couple of games, might be playing over White?
41-10 has a nice look to it. 2 TDs away
More Baron Browning please