No Gaffney is big. He has a lot of potential and this could have been a game where he could get some good minutes.
Need Ahrens and Liddel to show up to get what should be a never in doubt w.
Maybe he'll play this year, maybe not. But the fact he is back on campus bodes well for next season.
When Washington is scoring as the #2 option and Liddell is contributing off the bench as an inside option, this team plays well offensively. Pair that with a more aggressive Carton and that's how you get back on track.
I am sure this comment has been posted, but does Wade know something about Hafley's replacement that helped sway his decision to return?
Just have to find some minutes for another guy. You have to have a solid 8 man rotation. KY will be back but it's something to watch as conference games continue.
Holtmann was very telling in this game. He will not play anybody past 8 guys (including Young). Probably need to find something from Ahrens or someone else to get to 8 without KY. EJ has really stepped up in most games and he did not play well today.
These guys are all gone, and they've earned the right to get paid. With each announcement it just stings a little more that there isn't a game in 10 days. Can't dwell on it, but hard not to.
Day and Wilson are the primary braintrust of the offense. If Dennis is viewed as an extension of Day, that only helps to keep the message the same.
As others have said, if he can provide a boost in recruiting there doesn't seem to be a downside.
Need to score to being momentum into half. Defense can't hold all night.
Please punch this in and command this game
Etienne already been popped twice. Make him flinch.
Very interesting analysis, all around. Will be interesting to see if OSU can get off to a fast start and establish the toughness and physicality (in the trenches) Ryan Day preaches.
The body language and psychology you mentioned could come into play and see Clemson tighten up if OSU can come out and punch them in the mouth.
This is a fair point. Dobbins does not pass pro as well as Zeke but does play comparably as a receiver. A late release or designed screen could certainly off set some of the aggressive blitzes they'll see.
Wouldn't mind proving his coach speak right
Two more wins this year wouldn't hurt for last second signing day flips in February and running back another top class in 2021.
Can't wait to see who replaces Hafley.
Paul absolutely loathes Dabo. Called him a complainer after his monologue on how ppl complain about their schedule.
"The enemy of my enemy, is my friend" sorta resonates here.
If you watch him with the ball, it's his reluctance to drive right that teams have started to figure out. It was more obvious starting with the UNC game. Penn St wouldn't let him go to his left and it hindered his ability to get to the rim or drive and dish. Once those games were in hand you saw him go right and it opened it up a bit for him. Will be interested to see how Minn defends him.
I mean I'm a millennial and know what it means to show basic levels of respect. Archie is the only 2 time Heisman winner EVER. Wouldn't you want to shake his hand and show a little humility in the presence of greatness?
If you have the opportunity to meet one of the best to ever do it in your profession you show them the respect they deserve. I hope he gets outplayed by Cardale in an XFL and continues to be put in his place.
Your last point is a huge one. Beating Bama gave OSU so much confidence that there was nothing Oregon was going to do that would stop that train.
Beating Clemson right now is similar to beating Bama. Take out the defending, undefeated champs and roll through the next opponent.
I had a forum regarding JF health last week but MODs took it down.
There are 3 grades on an MCL sprain/tear:
Grade 1: 1-2 weeks to heal mild strain. MCL not torn.
Grade 2: 2-4 weeks to heal a sprain. Partial tear. I believe this is what JF is dealing with but just my opinion.
Grade 3: This is an MCL tear and a 6 week timetable. You can still walk on it but are very limited. Full on tear and joint instability.
With 3 weeks off that should really help him get close to 100% if it's a true grade 2 sprain.
EDIT: A couple others beat me to it.
Beating Clemson would bring the same type of feeling of accomplishment of beating Alabama in 2014-15. Beating that team especially after the "alledged" negative recruiting Dabo has used against us would be so satisfying.
I'd love to see Chase Young turnstyle Jackson Carmen all night and Dabo rant in his postgame presser on how they've been treated unfair all year.
How is Coan scrambling like this?
There is so much more versatility to this team. Probably haven't had a team thisbalabced since the Sullinger days. This is a legitimate top 5 team right now. Will be anxious to see them play KY in a couple weeks away from home.
This team is as balanced as the football team we're kinda fond of
Muhammad is key for defense on Cole Anthony. Need Young, Lidell, and the Wesson brothers crashing the boards. Rebounding and staying out of foul trouble are the keys to the game.
Side note, this could be the game that DJ Carton gets on the radar of the rest of the country.