All I know is when I read about Pelinni and after seeing the way he basically messed up Nebraska and the my home town YSU penguins, I heaved a big sigh of relief. And then he has the nerve to say he wants his brother Carl to get the YSU job if he takes the defensive coordinator job at LSU. (fat chance)
If the remaining linebackers that started were good enough, they would have turned pro. They played adequate with the new system, but regardless what the pundits say, Borland was slow and Werner couldn't cover a good tight end. I hope these other linebackers get a fair shot, and replace these guys.
One thing no one seems to be addressing is how Combs and Mattison will mesh. Mattision was on the filed last year and high energy Combs does not seem to be an in the booth kind of guy. Plus what about relationship with Matt Barnes? Chemistry among the coaches just as important as chemistry with players.
I think the "strictly business" tweet from Randy Wade says it all. Bye Bye
NPF and right tackle and I look for Harry Miller to take Jackson's place at left guard. Future looks bright.
I would love to hear Al Washington's take on this. I am from the camp that said Borland and Werner were most of the problem last year. The first half against Wisconsin on the BiG it resurfaced again. Against good tight ends, Werner was getting beat. I don't believe Whtyie was ever given a fair shake.
If he played just two more halfs he would be over 2 grand. No questions then.
We got the Terminator to go with the Predator.
One of the most telling things I noticed was the overall speed of the big men. No more evident then when Tyreke Smith chased down Pigron for a sack. Wow!
6th thing - why no mention that a lot of players did the close the curtain move of Chase Young (two fists brought down in front of the helmet) in support of Young. Pretty neat.
Just wonder if this impacts all previously played games. Its one thing if you have a player suspended, but totally another that would jeopardize the season.
If Day was the OC in 2014, no way we lose to Virginia Tech. He would have made adjustments before the end of the first quarter.
I honestly think Brendon White is getting the short end of the stick this year. Werner still can't cover the tight end out of the h position. Mattision acting like well he did get more snaps than those other guys. BS. I see him as the next guy to hit the transfer portal.
All I know is that Borland runs like his feet are in cement and Werner got beat (badly) at least once by their tight end.If you want the best players on the field they are White and Browning.
The running game, other than Fields run, looked about the same as last year. Is it the offensive line, Dobbins, or both? If the offensive line graded out as champions and Dobbins did not, does that mean its Dobbins? Small sample size,so I guess we'll see against Cinci. Need to see 125+ at of Dobbins at least.
If, as has been indicated, he was basically told he should transfer, why the hate? He obviously wasn't as great as advertised, but the coaches should have convinced him to stay as he was a better option for #2 (or possibly even #1) then what is on roster now. In fact, maybe if he was here, Fields would be flashing more with better competition.
Looks like the D is going to keep us in games until the offense catches up. Offense sounds a little shaky at this point.
So why don't you? Go get 'em Tiger.
Although he did save the Penn State game, Victor needs to be way more consistent. For everything he does great, there is a dropped pass. Start him, sure, but if he continues with the inconsistencies give a young guy his reps.
Tuf Borland is hard as nails. However, whether his Achilles bothered him all year or another issue, hard as nails does not replace speed. As I said, whatever the reason, he looked slow. Maybe that will change this camp, but if not, they need to look elsewhere.
$10,000 is nothing to these guys. Let's pony up and go.
As long as he stays around long enough for them to find a new treatment for brain cysts then Meyer gets rehired and comes back for another 10 years. Just kidding before I get slammed.
And then there is Noah Furbush's obvious targeting on Haskins that every official on the field missed. Automatically reviewing this in the booth may have overruled the ruling on the field.
If you are willing to be a backup, you are not good enough to start. Unfortunately, this is the new reality of college football. If Justin Fields gets hurt, there will be no JT Barrett or Cardale Jones to lead them to a national championship.
When Day went after Fields or however it transpired, it did not matter what Day said after that, Fields did not come here to sit on the bench. These other QBs left or are leaving because they felt they would not get a fair shot.