I totally agree. He has a big tendency to hold the ball too long and think his legs will get him out of the situation, and on a bad knee in particular it's causing some issues. I hope his knee is right by gametime or they work with him on getting rid of the ball more quickly.
Boom, he can enjoy his final year chasing back to back titles now!
If you assume a role as a national analyst, you have to at least try and be objective. Desmond fails horribly at that,it's just a waste of airtime hearing his opinions when Michigan is involved. I don't need to hear a Michigan guy routinely plug his own team, it's of no value to a national audience.
Dude. We had the backups in late. At Michigan. When they're a top 15 team. Their best defense against J.K. was to take his shoes off.
For a coach with only 1 pair of pants, he's sure responsible for handing out a lot of gold pants to our guys.
Collins and Black are both tall, athletic, have good ball skills, and can win 50/50 balls. They catch well in traffic. They're certainly capable of making big plays as a result. I think that's the most likely way they can beat us, if those guys make big catches.
We should be #1, but LSU probably still will be because we "only" beat PSU by 2 scores. There isn't all that much separation in our resumes any more, and we've been far more dominant. Assuming we both win out, our resume will be stronger and it's hard to see us not being #1. But the SEC-boner is strong.
They're probably already bitching about the refs. That's what they do after every game. Always the refs fault.
I don't think they win without KJ Hamler having a monster game - so if I'm them I get the ball in his hands a lot. He's scary no matter who you are and they'll need him to break big plays to be in this game late.
I'd try and replicate what they did last year on us too - wreck havoc in the backfield and make the QB uncomfortable. Haskins was shaky as hell that game and even in the comeback, it was screens doing most of the work. We haven't seen how Fields performs under that kind of pressure yet so I'd be wanting to try and be the team to find out how he does in that circumstance. I'd also take away Dobbins 100% on any zone reads and take my chances with Fields. Either guy is dangerous but I'd rather get more hits on Fields.
Complaining about the refs is the proudest tradition of PSU fans. It's as sure a thing as there is in the universe.
Obviously the #1 thing I want is a win, coming out healthy, etc....but I'd really love for Chase to have like 6 sacks, force 3 turnovers, and absolutely dominate the game against Penn State. Their fans are so irrationally salty already I think their heads would explode.
Thumbs up for both of you boys
I don't understand the question. They felt OSU deserved the #1 ranking last week. Are you suggesting they not rank teams prior to the final ranking?
Yup, exactly. I can't believe anyone could think the title game is an automatic when we still have Penn State, @Michigan, Minnesota, and a playoff game lined up in a row, after the last couple years of upsets knocking us out.
Our D-Line is deep, thankfully, but not many people are mentioning how our other starting DE, and captain, Jonathan Cooper is also out. And Maryland's RB is fast and ran for almost 300 yards on us last year. Odds are we'll be fine but you can only sustain so much loss at one position even with depth.
Seems like some people are so anxious to hate on Herbstreit. He said the suspension is 4 based on the amount, which is true by the guidelines, but that Ohio State is appealing for less. Which is true, it's exactly what's happening. And then later, brought it up again to emphasize that there's a good chance it'll be less than 4. What more do people want, this is accurate. It's just so trendy to bash ESPN and Herbstreit though even when they're accurate.
What a terrible idea. Throw away a potential National Championship season to make some kind of weird statement? I don't think that's what anyone in the program has busted their ass for.
Whelp, Joe Burrow vs Ohio State is still on the table. Although I'd much rather see UGA on the other side of the field than LSU. Truth be told, I want Clemson though.
Disappointing that another huge home game is at noon. It really does seem like so many of our road games are at night and the home games are much more likely to be early kicks.
The bye weeks are fine, but having Penn State and Michigan back to back has me a little worried. Sometimes it's hard to get up for 2 games in a row like that.
If that's your best friend, I fear to think of your worst
There were a few times there the LBs (I didn't really notice who each time) kind of let Martinez get the edge on them, where it could have been prevented with a better angle. Not necessarily something I'm worried about but with a win that easy, you gotta nitpick a little. I also want to see how Fields does under more pressure. Haskins looked great early but then against TCU and PSU in the face of pressure, looked way less comfortable. And we probably would have lost that Penn State game if the screen game hadn't bailed us out. So hopefully things just keep rolling even against more pressure and better teams.
Oh yeah, the guy warming the bench now in Miami.
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.