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.
I wonder how this will affect the play calling, since they obviously can't afford to get Fields hurt. Does he become more of a pocket passer now and even when he runs make him slide?
Any one ever hear the saying "too many cooks in the kitchen"? If Day is going to call the plays, why do they need two other offensive coordinators? On the defense, you got an assistant head coach (does that trump a co-defensive coordinator?) plus two defensive coordinators each looking to put their personal stamp on the defense. They preach simple and fast, but don't you think guys like Brendon White are going to get confused not knowing what their specific roie is? It will be interesting to see how this all meshes together and whether the coaches can put aside egos and work together.
Got to play the game just like Alabama. If the road to the playoffs is on the back of patsies, so be it.
Just hope Mattison didn't leave TTUN to pad his 401k. Just not sure what kind of recruiter he will be and whether he has the stamina to chase after these young recruits.
I think Tate believes he could win a fair competition, but I also thinks he believes that the choice has been made (or at least heavily leaning that way) to start Fields since he fits better into Day's offense. I don't blame him either way. You get passed over for a promotion at work, you start sending out resumes.
Oklahoma throwing gasoline on the fire.
When you think about all the crap he had to take from the media, it really doesn't amount to anything when you look at the love from the players. To a man, they all had great things to say and loved the man. That should be enough for any coach.
Meyers won't blame Schiano, but since the Purdue game its been let's just use the Purdue playbook because he won't adjust. Realize this was the second string running back that had two 70+ yard runs in the first six minutes and Schiano still didn't adjust. His video is just making excuses for his scheme. I hope someone makes a mistake and offers him a job so he leaves OSU,. In the mean time we need to start prepping for a butt kicking by TTUN.
Meyers won't blame Schiano, but since the Purdue game its been let's just use the Purdue playbook because he won't adjust. Realize this was the second string running back that had two 70+ yard runs in the first six minutes and Schiano still didn't adjust. We need to start prepping for a butt kicking by TTUN.
I thought after Meyer came back the play calling regressed. Not sure what to attribute it to, but the inability to run the ball as well as red zone effectiveness, whether due to RPOs or the quarterback's inability or lack of desire to run the ball has to fall on either the OC, Head coach or both.
Some players aren't good practice players. A good coach should be able to ascertain that. With all the problems at safety, you would think they would roll a few other guys out there just to see if they could step up. Bottom line is they certainly couldn't have done any worse than Pryor or Wint.
Have to agree with others about officiating. Something needs to be done about the inconsistency in the "interpretation" of targeting. What the hell is a "football move"? The call on Victor for offensive pass interference was the absolute worst call ever. They also need to stop reviewing spots. Only the most egregious get overturned - think they just need to let it go as called.
Forgot to mention that Martinez doesn't get gun shy after getting hit. Suprising no one asked Haskins why he slid 5 yards before he was going to get hit. Worried about his intestinal fortitude.