2019 LSU reminds me of 2010 Auburn that won the BCS Championship with Gene Chizik (Head Coach), Gus Malzahn (OC), and Cam Newton (QB). Well, this parallel does not bode well for coach O.
Ohio State is 3rd on the list in terms of net spending. So, OSU does spend on assistant coaches, but the distribution for OSU is more even compared to LSU or Clemson. Also, as good as having Venables and Aranda is, there is a huge risk to having one person run the show.
I know you had good intentions. I am just grumpy these days.
You are saying that we were a play away from winning against Clumsies and Zebras, and then you are saying that let's forget about it. Not funny.
fired let go of Schiano after he (Schiano) helped Day through the turbulent period of Meyer's suspension. Day openly acknowledged Schiano's guidance a number of times.
Ryan Day is cold-blooded and willing to push out guys who he does not want.
My first point: How can one not lead with the crown of the helmet? Unless a defender learns how to run backward and tackle with his bum, the crown of the helmet will always lead the rest of the defender's body.
My second point: Wade did not launch towards TL's head/neck. He aimed for his chest/abdomen but TL lowered his body at the very last moment.
Conclusion: The targeting rule is unfair to the defenders.
The dude took three steps after securing the ball. Let's not call it "controversial." There is nothing muddy about it. It was the wrong call.
I am still depressed! But hugging my 3-year old seems to provide some comfort, at least momentarily. He is surprised why daddy wants a hug every five minutes.
Promote Hartline to "passing game coordinator" and hire Dennis as a QB coach. Since Day has worked with both, he can make an informed decision. If he is not sold on Dennis, he can shoot for an outsider.
I think play calling was very creative and bold. Our execution (penalties and drops) was not good.
The receiver took THREE steps with the football tightly vised between his two hands. Taking a step is a FOOTBALL MOVE. I have not heard any clear reason why it was not a fumble. All I hear are nebulous terms like "did not complete the process"
We lost because (A) we missed some opportunities AND (B) Clemson got all the breaks from the refs. It does not have to be A OR B; it was BOTH.
Fields has been practicing with the bulky brace for weeks now. I hope, Fields stick with the bulky brace for the Clemson game. This will take the uncertainty, play-calling hesitation, and risk out of the game.
Oh, I am very happy how OSU has played this year. I don't know enough X-O to understand how sophisticated (or simple) our schemes are. It is unusual they would explicitly mention the simplicity of our schemes. It gives the impression (at least to me) that they have figured us out. It's more of an uncomfortable feeling than it is a criticism of what OSU has done.
But what about a complex scheme that players DO understand?
Klatt does not just state his opinions; he often backs them up with verifiable, objective facts. It is as if he was a professional debater once.
Yes, it's never that simple. But throwing the ball has to be the focus. It would not guarantee a victory but it would maximize our chances. In 2016, our Samuel-to-the-left and JT-to-the-right gameplan played right into their hands. The good news is that Day is a great offensive mind and our passing game is more evolved. We may lose this game, but we will have a reasonable gameplan in place.
You may be onto something. In 2018, South Carolina threw for 510 yards on Venables' elite defense. SC ran for only 90 yards and lost the game, but five hundred and holy ten yards through the air!
Yes, Butch Jones was the leading candidate but things are trending toward Kevin Wilson now:
How good is Clemson? We will find out on the 28th.
I try very hard to believe that ESPN has no anti-OSU bias, but it's not working lately. I want to be objective and not view the world through scarlet-colored glasses, but c'mon.
Since now OSU and UMF are associated with team "FOX", it's not an issue of bias anymore, it's a business decision for ESPN.
That's why you play the game.