In truth my conjecture is that Joe would NOT have followed the exact same path had he been at tOSU, I believe that Joe's first year at tOSU would have been MUCH better than his first year at LSU. With Day coaching him, and those three veteran wideouts as well as KJ Hill! HIS leadership and Weber along with JK, I believe we are in a different position heading into the second half against Purdue, I STILL HAVE THAT FUCKING GAME! I digress, and will say that our redzone attack, which the coaching staff threatened Dwayne into running to make more effective, would have given us a VERY different score which even if a loss MIGHT not have kept us out and as we finished against Northwestern and Washington even with a weaker rushing attack (who knows)
There is a difference between Haskins and Burrow running, and between Burrow and Fields maturity, I am NOT as certain as you that these things during those seasons would not have had a tremendous impact - my greatest wish was that Fields did not inure his knee both for him and for us - THEN we would have a much better comparison
That is the part that gets me through the I wish portion, yet I was very frustrated when people last year made this comparison and said we CLEARLY kept the right guy! I believe that we have ended up with the better situation ( a testimony to just how ridiculous our program has been!) I just wanted to set this scenario up as opposed to last years average performance as Joe's talent level.
Once again, the version that had a breakdown in game of the plays showed why Baron Browning despite being a fantastic athlete has had a very average MLB career, yet I believe he will have an amazing WSB season!
Respected and Admired, LET'S GO JOE!
A die hard Burrow fan,
This is all that anyone could have hoped for - Yet for the continuity of the program Haskins, Fields, Miller is 5 years of strong QB play we likely do not have YET - Burrow RJR, RSR - Then a very young Miller would have us with a National Title right now!
Clemson baffles me regarding coaching staff and retention, I agree it makes little if any sense that Clemson's staff has not been gutted over the past three years!
It frustrates the hell out of me!
It is a concern of mine as well! Yet I can hope it means Coombs price tag goes up yet his interest in coming back staying strong!
That Is an amazing group and very proud of Hartline and what he has brought to HIS PROGRAM!
Agreed^^^^^^^^^^^^ I watched the game on regular view yet set the dvr to the telecast with in game break downs and on BOTH the QB TD run AND the screen to Etienne Baron was in the wrong position (yet according to analyst so was Harrison on the pass to Etienne)
In fact the LB who was praised the most was Werner for both coverage and run support!
That honestly is hilarious ^^^^^^^^^
Bryson Shaw along with Proctor and Mr Hooker will be solid safeties
Our D-Line will be solid to say the least!
We will return 4 incredibly experienced and talented LB's
I believe we will be devistating on defense against the run, which along with THAT Offense will be VERY difficult to defeat!
That is the line that leads us to another B1G Ten title
I am humbled and proud of our guys! I am saddened by the fact that those seniors and underclass that declare will not play again for tOSU - yet thank you for ALL you have done, we are lucky to have such student athletes and coaches as we do and have had!
Great time to be a Buckeye, few have had this type of seasons to this point!
This is going to be a tremendous series of match ups and how our STAFF (please do not forget K. Wilson, honestly one of the legendary Offensive coordinators) handles their staff's adjustments and vice versa will make this one of the great series of challenges I have witnessed may I be so fortunate!
I too would love to see us in "12" early and often as well simply force Isaiah Simmons to deal 3 rotating men who are just as strong versatile and athletic - tOSU TE group, because when you add Berry to those you have already mentioned they are VERY difficult to deal with running or passing!
Yes^^^^^^ That caught me as well, 10 years here has got to be brutal! I hope we and the young men he leads are so very fortunate
I am so very grateful for the opportunity to have watched this young person play, I am even more grateful to have learned of the man he has become!
Thank you sir!
I am sick of losing quality coaches, now even if ( when) we beat Clemson Dabo will be able to say yeah but they don't stick around
Structured and healthy we will meet Clemson, one hell of a game!
This was my point all along! It is no longer about who we will play, most of us KNEW after watching Joe and LSU destroy Georgia that the SEC was likely going to avoid Clemson, that being said I was hoping to steal Dabo's thunder. The truth is as I was listening to Vilma's comments it firmly put my hopes of a Clemson vs Ohio State ( particularly after Reece chimed in) in the forefront!