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rockyincbus


Columbus, Ohio (via Columbus, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   December 08, 2016

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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith
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Comment 19 Sep 2019

Great point on their lack of depth up front.  Look for the game to be close and low-scoring like it was in Madison in 2017.  Wisconsin ball control and Don Brown refusing to rotate linemen (maybe they just don't have the players to do it.)  TTUN gets gassed and Badgers pull away late. 

Cue the excuses 

Comment 10 Sep 2019

Great analysis Colin.

Also, I still cannot believe Chase Young beat his man so fast that he literally stole that sack away from Malik.  Chase is the scariest player in college football.  And he doesn't seem to take any plays off even going after fields goals and playing through double teams on the freaking punt block team.

Finally, Harrison was so underrated last year and it is good to see him getting his due because he has NFL written all over him. 

Comment 03 Sep 2019

How most of us feel about this offensive line (and frankly the running game as a whole) mirrors how we feel about the team as a whole. The crowd that thinks we are competing with Bama and Clemson will look at the line’s performance and see that it isn’t close to that level. They can’t  imagine a world where Bama wouldn’t run up the middle with impunity at a team like Florida Atlantic. And to that point they are right.  We aren’t there. No one should have thought we were. But, this is a young line and they have a long season to get it together and become one of the better groups in the Big Ten, and they have a chance to develop into a truly dominant group in 2020-2021. The coaches are doing the right thing trying to keep  their confidence up going into a very tough week.

Comment 30 Aug 2019

I'm not as high on the defense as most of you.  I am going to say 44-27 with JK going for 150 and 3 TDs on the ground as player of the game. Fields accounts for 250, but mostly in big chunks.  As far as penalties, it is the first game with 4 new starters on the o-line so I expect quite a few.  New-look defense struggles to stop the run.  TTUN curb-stomps MTSU by 50.

Butterfly guy gets knocked out of the game on a Baron Browning blitz.

Defensive score in 2nd half breaks it open.

Comment 30 Aug 2019

Harbaugh is really good at beating bad teams and really bad at beating good teams.

Yep!!!! This defines the Harbaugh era and I love it

Comment 18 Feb 2019

giving up 511 total yards to TCU, 492 to Penn State, 539 to Purdue, and 535 to Maryland

As my 9-year old daughter would say, "That triggers me." I never saw those numbers put together in one line before and I think I am going throw up.  That is an abomination.  That is unacceptable. I am going to have to come back and read the rest of the article because I love Kyle's stuff but for now, I just can't turn the page so to speak.

Comment 13 Feb 2019

In my view, there is no such thing as too much content (if done well) in the off-season.  Thanks for the write-up. Personally, I think the defense is going to be one of the best in the country.

As far as our defensive line goes, there is an embarrassment of riches here too.

My bold prediction is this time next year we will be saying the same thing about the 'backers.

Comment 13 Feb 2019

I agree with Crumb that Borland will start.  The history of guys coming back from any type of Achilles injury is that they don't get their burst back until year 2.  Borland's going to have to earn it though because there are some intriguing options if he doesn't look better in space.
 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

Ryan Day is going to be a college football legend before it is said and done.  He does whatever it takes and people want to play for this guy. The way he has handled setbacks in his short time in Columbus has been tremendous.  When his long-term answer at QB shines so bright that he only gets one year of him?  That's ok, Day convinces a .999 rated transfer to come take his place.  He loses a coveted offensive line recruit after the early signing period at a position of absolute need?  That's ok, Day will do whatever it takes to replace him with another high character, high potential player from across the globe.

I am a huge believer in Coach Day.  For those of you with doubts because of his inexperience, go back and watch the replay of the TCU game, particularly how calm (but firm) he was in addressing Coach Schiano when the defense looked like it was about to implode.  The guy has the moxy, the "IT" factor, whatever you call it and I hope he loves being here as much as I think we are going to love having him coach the Bucks.  Gonna set my energy drink down now.