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Comment 13 Apr 2019

Fields didn't play a single snap against the second string defense and Baldwin threw 2 interceptions. I think it was nearly a wash in terms of passing ability. Fields is a better runner and seemed to get less opportunities while playing only against strong competition. 4/13 includes 2-3 passes batted down at the line of scrimmage and atleast 2 drops. I wasnt blown away by either performance but i thought fields took care of the ball better and has the much higher upside. If anything the spring game showed us that the OL needs to get healthy by the fall because they were terrible overall

Comment 11 Apr 2019

Oh you just forgot the 2 massive blowouts huh? Lol those seemed pretty crippling. If you're talking about the Michigan moral victory starting point of keeping games close, you're trending in the wrong direction. 2016: 3, 2017: 11, 2018: 23. Maybe you guys should set your sights even lower if that's possible. 

Comment 11 Apr 2019

I'm as big a JT critic as there is, but 2014 JT Barrett is definitely in the same class, if not better (as a college qb), as Connor Cook, Jake Browning, Jalen Hurts, Blake Sims, Jake Coker, and as of now both Jake Fromm and Ian Book. Those first 5 should be the exceptions. JT finished 5th in Heisman voting for crying out loud, that's more than any of those guys did in their entire careers. 

Comment 24 Mar 2019

Honestly, I disagree. On one hand, yeah Penn State is in our division and we play them every year, but even with Flemming we're more talented than they are and we've beaten Penn State teams with talented playmakers on a pretty regular basis. Ohio state has NEVER beaten Clemson, and Clemson has only gotten better since 2013 and they're arguably already more talented than we are without them getting Flemming. I believe that if we want to win a championship in the near future we'll eventually have to beat them on the field. So I'd rather him go to not our rivals than go to Alabama's rival who we've never even beaten yet. 

Comment 29 Dec 2018

That was a poor use of replay. Probably wasn't a fumble, but there wasn't a single frame that showed both the football and an elbow down. Any thing other than the call stands is simply a guess. 

Comment 03 Dec 2018

Out of the three, which one has the worst supporting  run game, worst offensive line, worst wide receiver core (I love our receivers, but bamas and Oklahoma's receivers are flat out better) and still has the best passing numbers?

Comment 03 Oct 2018

People are complaining that we still are running the zone read with Haskins while the coaches have stated over and over that Haskins is not reading to hand off or keep, it’s either a rpo or a straight hand off. Meaning Haskins isn’t being asked to keep in these situations. If that’s the case then it’s a wasted motion giving the defense time to shoot into the backfield since the handoff is happing 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage from a stationary position. Since he’s not a threat to run they attack the running backs immediately. How can we run more down hill is all I’m asking. 

Comment 02 Oct 2018

That second point is excellent and something I hadn’t even considered. It could offer an explanation for a good but not great running game. 

Comment 02 Oct 2018

I just can’t remember any of these instances. But I’m gonna go back and rewatch all 5 games this year and see what situations we just handed it off in, and how effective it was vs. the other runs in each game. 

Comment 02 Oct 2018

lol Idk why I got a downvote. I love Haskins that's well documented. That wasn’t even a criticism of Haskins. That’s me simply saying if Joe Burrow was picked as the starter the offense doesn’t need to change and the we run the ball the same way with the same effectiveness as we’ve done the last few years because he’s simply a better runner but not a better passer. Now with Haskins we need to change the way we run the ball for it to be as effective as it needs to be. 

Comment 02 Oct 2018

I’m asking about the literal handoff. The difference between the zone read handoff that looks a lot like a draw and a handoff from qb in a pro style offense where the running back has a chance to gain forward momentum running toward the line of scrimmage prior to the handoff. I’m asking how can we hand the ball off to the running backs with a head of steam when we run plays out of the shotgun 99% of the time in the Urban Meyer era?

Comment 02 Oct 2018

Well I think selecting Haskins as the starter put the staff in a difficult position as far as  creativity in the run game. I still think they made the right choice with Haskins because he has the potential to be a prolific passer, but he’s not an effective runner and that limits what they can do in terms of how we’ve run the ball in the past. It’s on the coaching staff to come up with creative ways to get the ball to the running backs more effectively. 

Comment 02 Oct 2018

That’s what I’m asking. He’s reading the defense in an RPO so when he reads run, what formation other than the pistol could we run the ball out of that would eliminate that zone read mesh style handoff? Us being in shotgun only limits our options. 

Comment 02 Oct 2018

I can bet a Joey will give him a hard time and hold it over his head forever if he doesn't win a national championship while he's here. That's plenty motivation I'm sure. 

Comment 24 Sep 2018

Lol don't understand the doom and gloom on this article, since that's 4 games minimum that'd put him at 6 weeks total missed which was the original opportunistic speculation for a hernia surgery. And it's just 1 more week than the "few" weeks urban mentioned. Everybody relax. I don't understand everyone's rush to rule him out for the season. Even if that is the case wish him well when he actually declares.