He'll get plenty of opportunities to use his legs without forcing it. And you can still mix it in, or use it in tight games without it being a major presence in the offense and without risking his health against softer teams. Running QBs have a tendency to get injured and we've seen it happen plenty of times here. If it happens this year we're in serious trouble.
Yeah uh - maybe reconsider that read option crap.
And we thought Haskin's health was important last year.
Haven't watched the game yet, but uh....Fields was 3/12 for 33 yards excluding the 98 yard play? Yikes.
I'd like to think they've gained a little perspective by now
I can't say that I've ever really seen it with McCall. Most seem to think he's this game breaking, explosive player that's been held back for 3 years, but if he was ever going to have a breakout season this is the year. RB and H-back have just been too log-jammed but both positions are now wide open depth wise. Start the dude off as a 3rd down pass catching RB and go from there; I haven't seen much on special teams from him.
Yeah - I know it's not the most popular opinion here, but I agree. I wish him the best and hope he explodes and has an insanely productive year, but I haven't seen it from him. He looks pretty average. Frankly, I'm a little worried about our backfield. Dobbins looked dangerous his freshman year and has regressed a bit imo, and I've never really seen it from McCall. Put a revamped OL (probably our thinnest position group, outside of QB) in front of them and there's a little cause for concern I think. I'm sure I'll grab some downvotes but that's what I see right now. I'm really glad KJ is back, I think his experience, leadership, and consistency will be extremely beneficial to the offense.
He's deciding soon, he's not gonna wait anywhere near long enough to see if Fields is eligible or not.
I hope Fields stayed engaged all year at UGA, had solid coaching, and improved his game. If he was mentally checked out, his game could suffer, and I really want to see the guy I keep hearing about.
I did plenty of dumb shit at 19, and into my 20's, but just because I was young doesn't mean it still wasn't dumb shit. Tate behaved immaturely and he ran his mouth in a way that doesn't look good, 19 or not. No need to trash the kid but it still looked poor and it's not unreasonable for someone to be rubbed the wrong way. I still wish him the best and hope he kills it on the field - so long as he stops throwing shade OSU's way.
Why on earth would Hurts see Ohio State as a transfer destination?
They don't even play Clemson in 19, 20, or 21. It'd have to be in a conference title game. You're right though Clemson plays nobody. If they beat Notre Dame early next year their toughest game is uh...Syracuse I think. Red carpet to the playoffs. It's too bad South Carolina is always so bad.
The bigger concern is he throws as much shade as he can think of Ohio State's way in an attempt to get a waiver. Embelish the Zach Smith situation a bit, exaggerate or fabricate some things that Urban said to him, something along those lines. I'm not saying he would do something like that, I don't know the dude, but I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility that a kid who badly wants to play and has shown a little immaturity would fling as much poo as possible at the wall and hope something sticks.
You're on drugs, unless he breaks his leg before the draft he's getting drafted 100%
Let's push you into it
One, comments directed at Fields can reasonably be expected to impact Fields more so than other players. Two, not every player has to feel the same way about everything. Three, other players do not have the same MLB potential or interest in baseball as Fields might. Four, you don't need one sole, single reason to transfer. Other players could be significantly bothered by this but not enough to transfer. Fields, with *additional* incentive to transfer, could feel that the equation has been shifted enough to make transfer the better option for him. It's not all or nothing, you can make decisions based on multiple reasons.
Much like the foul tongue of Mordor
Why is everyone so all or nothing in their reasoning here? The kid doesn't have to feel like his life is over and he's in immediate danger to feel uncomfortable enough to justify a transfer. You're suggesting that just because he wasn't willing to quit mid-season and mid-semester that any claim of a transfer isn't valid? Give me a break.
Thinking he's mediocre or whatever is fine, but these hot takes that he somehow owes it to...the team? the fans? the school? the underclassmen? to get the hell out of there and not "waste" a scholarship, or that he's such a waste of space as to be a liability, in their expert opinions which are clearly superior to those of the coaching staff, are just being douchebags.
Didn't you know, cheetoh eating internet warriors can evaluate players better than our coaching staff
If he's such a clear liability why don't you get your expert hot take to the coaches so they can not make the mistake of playing him.
You're really butthurt over a guy who had a great career
Stupid. If he's one of our best he'll start. If he isn't he'll still rotate in and you can never have too many corners. He improves our team.
"A waiver will be granted “in cases where the student-athlete was a victim of objective, documented egregious behavior by a staff member or student at the previous institution and the previous institution supports the waiver.”
Most people feel that the waiver will be granted, I believe, because if the NCAA want s to fight it, they have to argue that these incidents of racism are not "egregious". Does the NCAA really want to choose that battle? It's possible they might, I could see them arguing that, while terrible, racist comments like this are unfortunately part of the landscape and can't be escaped no matter where you go, so don't really qualify as "egregious" due to not being uncommon. But it could still be an ugly look to argue "hey racism isn't THAT bad". And a good attorney would put the NCAA in a pretty uncomfortable position trying to make that case.
He hasn't lost the QB battle, unless he removes himself from it and gives himself no chance to win it.
If there such a discussion it began with, we are bringing Justin in because based on what we have seen we are not sure you can lead this offense
0% chance any coach would say this. Zero.