As stated here, he signed on Dec 19. Urban didn't step away until Jan 3. Mattison and Washington weren't signed until the 3rd week of January.
The exact times escape me, but as a junior, running track for the sole reason that his buddies were on the team, he ran a 22.65 (I think) 200 meters, wearing flat shoes because Nike/Adidas/etc., didn't make size 1 spikes.
For reference, Jackie Joyner Kersee's personal best (during gold-medal heptathalon events) is 22.30, and her sister-in-law FloJo holds the women's world record at 21.34 - - since 1988.
Think what he could do id he worked at it.
Had the same issue. Funny how a DE and a RB can physically be so similar when there's no additional perspective in the pic.
Also worth noting: Dobbins and Young share the #2 jersey, Teague and ZH the #33.
Love his pursuit and foot speed, but LJ gonna do some work on that burst off the snap. Tipping in at 262# when he's only 17 may push evaluators toward tackle, but the 6'5" shouts DE all day long and twice on Sundays, IYKWIM.
I don't think the ball crossed the plane in his possession, but also never touched the ground out of bounds. It looked like a fumble into the end zone and both Mack and (I think) Josiah Scott stood there and looked at it rolling around, no whistle blown. BV eventually went over and picked it up just as the side judge raised his arms.
The zebras didn't have a distinguished game last night, even as they avoided controversy.
Maybe I'm dreaming big here, but the more direct comparison could be to Woody. Both got the job at young ages (38 and 39), played for fairly obscure small colleges (Denison and NH) but immediately embraced OSU after relatively little HC experience (4 seasons and 3 games).. Woody built the basic culture that Day is consumed at upholding. Given certain circumstances, I think Day's tenure could come to resemble Hayes' 28 years than Urban's 7. Gene Smith isn't going to let anyone recruit Day away, and Urban, Day and now Holtman will have major input on Smith's replacement. If he can recruit both players and assistants at the same clip he's done in his first 9 months and deliver on team preparation and execution, some of you pups may reach middle age complacency with this guy still at the helm.
Well, he was calling the plays when they put 62 on the board . . .
"I know I'm a better coach when he's around", said Day of Cooper. "He's a beautiful kid and we're so excited to have him back."
That little snippet speaks volumes about both Cooper and Day.
FWIW, I think Day is a perfect 5 and OH in the getting a team ready department. Not a big sample size but perfect is unassailable.
Yellow mustard laid thick on a dill pickle spear with a nice hoppy lager to wash it down - - untouchable !!! Picked it up at the Street Scene pizza place on High St., next to the Agora in the late '70s.
Of every "bad" play mentioned, the end result of the drives they occurred in were all TDs. Even as "failures", they succeeded in eating up some game clock and not bringing drives to a dead stop.
IIRC, covering a 27 point spread means ttun would first score at least 27 pts, and that's if their porous D throws a shutout. I'm not convinced they can do either, even if it's Rutgers on the far sideline.
Ryan Day's performance as HC is the biggest impediment to any future Meyer gig. No big change in recruiting success, in fact the 2020 class may be better than any Meyer-centric effort. His discretion in retaining Smith, Schiano, Davis, etc., has been exposed as massive mistakes, emphasis on plural; multiple individuals, multiple years.
I know if I was a big-time AD looking to pump up a lagging traditional power (looking at you, ND, USC, UCLA, Miami, etc.), I'd be chasing Day as a first choice, Meyer second at best. Meyer could even poach some of the "premier" underlings and they'd be replaced in an instant. Anybody doubt that Marotti couldn't be supplanted by Matt Wilhelm?
Here's to hopping Day goes to AA on 11/30 with an "he-may-have-survived-7-beatings-from-Urban-but-it's-only-going-to-take-one-from-me" attitude.
Neither one can really spin a ball into a tight window. Fortunately, there are multiple options at WR who can either create separation (Olave is really good at that, KJ also) or just go up and compete for 50-50 throws that, given size, athleticism and ball skills, become more like 80-20s.
Fields has a more complete understanding of the offense, better pre-snap reads and, as long as he's healthy, the benefit of more reps with the WRs.
Great to read the week-by-week performances but it would be more significant to include season stats. I've read that Smith-Njigba is having a all-time great year, but not even the rating sites have season-to-date stats. It's only addition it place of each of us going back through the archive.
Funny how your use of "due" is just as right as it is wrong. Since he wasn't able to "do" the "due", the future of UM football has died.
Past dorm prez here, the name persists at a different location. I could probably write the damned article.
There are stories to be told. I sold my senior year Xichigan ticket twice and sat in my seat.
Good thought; they could stop paying royalties to AC/DC.
With his FAU TD and the huge kick-out block on Fields ' IU TD, it's odd to not see Jeremy Ruckert among the TEs listed here.
After he sighted the ball and adjusted his route, it was like he flipped the nitrous on. legs went totally Looney Toons. Wish the editor had let the color commentator finish his McLaurin praise.
'skins went up 17-0 midway through the 2nd and then put up 80 yds of TO the rest of the way. T-mac was running free and clear for a 75 yarder but then Keenum overthrew him by a good 5 yards, would have actually won the game. Comme çi, comme ça.
It's probably just a matter of adjusting to game speed, but it seemed the biggest errors he made was staying in the pocket a half-tick too long on those passes that ended up thrown away. I thought he either ran out of running room or had passing lanes closed down by just moving his feet a tad too late. Good decision to unload it but more options available if he were more decisive.
Still, the accuracy is more than impressive, especially on the run, and it's hard to imagine what the ceiling might be once he's allowed to take a few more risks.
Werner is also playing well, if less splashy. Borland still seems to be 90% physically but the coaches are willing to keep him on the field as long as he's at 115% mentally in their eyes. A tradeoff.