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.
I love Day's non-answers. He is a slippery guy and should be able to better handle McMurphys of the world. Urban was more blunt, and that got him into trouble.
I will respect him no matter what. He gave his ALL to tOSU. He has nothing left in the tank.
I think he is sincere when he says that he does not plan on coaching. But we can't hold him hostage for the rest of his life. A few years down the road, if he wants to give HC another go then good for him. Let's not become Bianchis' of the world.
I hope he becomes of the "analysts" and keep all the coaches honest and humble.
If not Day then who? There is no must-have coach on the market.
My only worry with Day is that he like throwing the ball too much. We threw the ball 70+ times against Purdue. Air-raid offenses are a thing of beauty when they are working, but Purdue happens whenever they stall even a bit. Also, air-raid offenses negatively affect the defensive side of the ball. I have never seen a good D paired with an air-raid offense.
Hopefully, missing the playoff will let Urban Meyer make some tough decisions on retaining/firing assistant coaches. We can blame the selection committee all we want, but they were not responsible for those countless 70+ yard plays we surrendered. At the minimum, I would really like to see Bill Davis gone.
Okay, those are two words.
My euphoria is not wearing off. I hope that’s not the case with the players.