He is an FSU graduate and an ACC homer---nothing more to it.
When Haskins threw the ball 73 times against Purdue last year, I wanted no part of Ryan Day. I assumed that was Day's true identity, i.e., wing it all over the place. But now it looks like he is not married to any identity at all. He is very unique in how he evolves his gameplan from game to game and from year to year. Time will tell but we MAY have landed the next big thing.
One can always find anecdotal data to support a viewpoint. This is a new season. All previous games have no bearing on it. OSU is playing great. Enjoy it.
There were no major missed assignments or confusions, which is exceptional for this new-look D.
This was the first game under the new defensive philosophy. From a teaching perspective, it makes sense to keep things simple and let the players get comfortable with vanilla cover 1/3 scheme. I think our defense will get more sophisticated as the year wears on.
"The sky is falling" is just a coping mechanism for us, the fanbase. Get use to it.
I don't know how to feel about this one. Maybe I should channel my inner Fickell and say...Did we win? Did we win?
Urban-Cardale’s love-hate relationship continues.
I will be shocked if Haskins is not among the first 6 players taken. There is a bit of gamesmanship going on here as well. Most NFL teams, after they have identified a must have candidate, try not to openly talk about him to avoid drawing too much attention to him.
Statistically, the 49ers had a poor pass defense, and while some of that was because of their inexperienced and oft-confused secondary, they also lacked a pass-rush, and finding a edge-rushing sack artist is their top priority this offseason. I'm not sure Hafley would have kept his 49ers gig because of how porous the secondary was in the clutch
No, I never "shit" on him before his announcement. In fact, Tathan was quite adored by the fans. He was our favorite backup throughout the year. Some fans wanted to see Tathan on the field despite having a generational talent in Haskin.
That's how you say goodbye, Tathan.
I have never posted anything negative about Tate, but the way he left OSU is not sitting well with me.
He was here for two years; Day and other coaches invested in him; he received high-quality education from this institution; he built camaraderie with his teammates. But now he has deleted OSU from his (at least online) life. Has he nothing good to say about the institute or teammates that he has left behind? Unless he was treated unfairly, which I have seen no evidence of, I don't appreciate his behavior.
Oh great, I was thinking of starting a new thread on a related topic...
Okay, here is my take. I think Dabo is NOT an elite coach. He is the beneficiary of excellent OCs and an exceptional DC in Venables. In 2012 Orange bowl, Dabo's Clemson lost to WV 70-33. Yes, you read that right. He was on the verge of getting fired, and then upgraded his staff and has maintained it since then. I would consider Dabo elite if he maintains this level of dominance through significant staff turnover.
How about swapping Stud with Warriner?
Hey coach, I wish you a successful return to NFL.
Nothing wrong with having preseason polls just don't put too much emphasis on them.
The only part that bothered me was this:
And there were some questionable lapses on offense this season that incensed the critics. For example: Star running back Justice Hill received only 11 carries in an inexcusable, 12-point performance at a lackluster Kansas State team this year.
I cut the cable yesterday. It's not like I am on a boycott; I just simply don't care.
I though Day would be indebted to Schiano for his help during the first three games, but Day is freaking cold-blooded. Being cold-blooded is not a bad trait for a head coach--just ask Satan.
Finally, my fat fingers were fast enough :)
I think you made a mistake. Based on the CURRENT percentages (or fractions, more precisely) the formula is this:
(Win + Tie/2) / (Win + Loss + Tie)
You ignored Ties in your projections
If OSU goes 15-0 next year their percentage would be 0.7302 and not 0.740.
I am setting myself up for DV but oh well...
The players who commit and then decommit and then transfer don't usually have the perseverance to become starters. I hope I am wrong but we will see.
But if he was so good then Day would be a fool to let him walk. I think Day was in great position to make a sound decision because he actually worked with both Grinch and Schiano.
I think it came down to Grinch or Schiano; the AND option was not on the table.
Day had two well-respected DCs to choose from. He worked with both of them on daily basis and thus was in a great position to make an informed decision. After knowing both of them really well, he chose Schiano. I think Day's decision was based on what he KNEW about them.
Since Schiano helped Day prepare for the first three games of the season, I was worried that Day would return the favor and give Schiano at least another year. I am glad that Day has not relinquished his leverage. Day does not HAVE to let Schiano go, but he has to do what's best for the TEAM.