That is a good hire for them...unfortunately. I don't know much about how the grad transfer QB they got will fit in his style, but them with an improved offense could be a problem.
That is not really a fair comparison, no guarantee we get a title with Burrow as our QB this year. LSU has better WRs than we have and tailored their offense as such. I think you could switch Justin/Joe and have similar results for each team this year, I would rather get the three years of stellar QB play than one. Wasn't Haskins who cost us a shot at the natty last year.
Only call Day made that I disagreed with was not going for it on 4th and 4 at the end to clinch the game. Despite our defensive improvement I had no faith in stopping them on that last drive, when was the last time that ever happened with game on the line? Felt like two option type runs on 3rd and 5 would have won the game. .
I'll basically never be over this game, we were clearly better, would probably win 8 out of 10 against them. It was a comedy of errors for this game to even be close, it was a blowout that we lost...still out here smmfh every day.
Yet...plays were called that would have resulted in TDs every red zone trip if guys catch the ball twice and if Bowen doesn't get beat on the KJ Hill crosser (or if PI is called on the same play when the guy grabs his jersey to catch up because he knew he was beat for a TD). Day called a good game, even in the red zone, two drops and a missed block by Bowen negated three TDs on well designed plays. .Just need one of those and we don't even need a TD at the end to win.
I've been referring to it as a "blowout that we somehow lost"...yeah this one hurts like 2005 Texas to me. I think we were clearly the better team and would win 7-9 times out of 10. JKs game was the perfect embodiment of the night, he had a great game but had two key self inflicted mistakes that played a huge part in it being a loss. I mean he catches one of two TDs or gets that first down at the end of the half and the game is over. Smh...bummer but hopefully it sparks some motivation (not that any should be needed) for next year.
Yeah...not sure this can really be undersold...no top flight CBs in last two classes and no coach currently recruiting that position for 2021...is not good.
Three things need to go from good to great to win this game:
1-Pass pro (we should run a great deal and wear down their smaller D line but gonna need to hit some shots too)
2- Over the middle coverage be it CBs covering slants or LBs in coverage.
3- Pass rush besides Chase.
Yet they spent the whole game, even early, trying to pass. I think had we just run the ball up the middle the whole game it would have been competitive. It was like they were trying to get cute despite no evidence that passing game could work all year other than occasional play action shots to Samuel. Gameplan should have been smashmouth and we wasted a NC level defense that year.
This...we need to get that random testing done pre game lol.
Has he played too many games to redshirt?
Lol, how would it come to light? They were already on a wire tap saying they pay players and busted for roids without any national news or consequence.
Funny how they overlook Venerables again while playing in his same division for a guy with one year recent college experience.
He is gone and should go, he's been awesome this year. Hopefully they cap it off with a natty.
Let's get up 21-0 at half and make it the JK/MT3 hand off from Chug show the second half.
Felt like PSU was Hamiltons first quiet game all year...def gonna need those guys inside to have a big game to shut down the run.
Had the same thought...a big return play would be huge and has been missing for...years??
This weather report is gonna be a mess....but I think it favors us if we protect the ball. I have more faith in our ground game than theirs...but also have some concern about Fields ankle given how he went down (ankles don't really show till the next day). I suspect we are pounding JK and Master and it looks a lot like the PSU gameplan but with less QB run....defense gonna need to step up and they will. I see it more like 21-7.
I still don't think they score a TD if Clifford stays in game (even with turnovers), actually hurt us by hurting him. Anyone who watched the game knew this was a dominant performance. When we passed, it worked, and Day knew he didn't need to but was effective when we had to.
Michigan is peaking at the right time, gonna be the biggest test of the year. Def can't turn it over three times and expect to win. I think Mich will be able to challenge our defense more than PSU (I don't think PSU scores if Clifford stays in game) bc they have more than one competent WR and will attack the seam more.
That said, I still think if we protect the ball we win comfortably.
Kinda felt the same as other bigger games this year...I am uncomfortable with how good I feel...feels like only we can beat us before the playoff. That said, PSU is almost always tough (basically every year but 2013) and I am sure we will see a game Saturday. I am sure the Buckeyes are eager to play a big game and be tested as well, and expect them to rise up to the challenge.
Still insane scheduling by the B1G...would never be done to the conference bellcow by another conference. Really dumb. PSU should have been our game coming out of the 2nd bye week with Maryland and Rutgers in between. Then it could have been a night game as well. That said...I feel pretty good about this team taking care of business. I think they are probably chomping at the bit to play a meaningful game.
This is the only choice because it is the difference between us being Clemson and Clemson being Clemson the last four years. You trade QBs in that 2016 playoff game and I think the outcome is pretty similar going the other way.
Reminds me of Santonio Holmes...also popped in TUN game as a Freshman, elite route runner...great hands and makes it look easy. Hope he keeps it up, Santonio always delivered in clutch games and hopefully Olave will continue to as well.
Also Clemson literally stated on wire tapped phone they pay basketball and football players without a hint of controversy.
It's really dumb and poor scheduling by the B1G. You would never see this happen to Bama or Clemson. That said, I think we win both games but would certainly feel better if it were a Rutgers sandwich.