So I think where we’re headed is - one play does not determine the outcome of a game.
But he missed it because Indiana fumbled deep in their own territory while just trying to run out the clock. That’s as flukey as missing the FG.
A powerful DL helps the secondary, and Chase is doing things in the NFL that he did last year in Columbus. That would be the biggest improvement. I’m surprised there was little buzz about Harrison in the offseason, and he wasn’t an impact player on Saturday.
Similar issues. An inexperienced Chase Young then, and Tyler Friday now. The LDE pushes hard to get upfield without setting the edge. The RT lets them get deep, then turns and seals backwards to create an easy running lane for the QB. Chase made huge strides last year to plant his foot and get after the QB without losing contain. We just need our young guys to not take themselves out of the play.
From what I watched, their secondary is all over the receivers, too. Grabbing, holding, etc, Day did a nice job in his first year when Gabe Watson was holding and it wasn’t getting called. He used presnap motion to bunch the WRs, which gave him the matchup he wanted to target Watson, and also got him off the line so the WR could get separation before he could hold. Totally turned the game around. I suspect we’ll see something similar this year.
JK carried the rock 36 times against PSU, 31 against TTUN and 33 against Wisky in the CCG. We rode him at the end of the year. I know we have talent at WR, but we’ll need to lean on RBs at some point this season.
When the season was first suspended, Fleck was one of the first who came out in full support. He said he talked with 30 players, and all of them thought cancelling the season was the right move. There was never any pushback or intent to restart coming out of Minny.
I’ve been really pleased with the 75ts. Comfortable and nestle in well. After a couple hours, I do start to feel them, but I would imagine that’s the case with many. Really comfortable overall.
Letterkenny on Hulu. Watch it with CC on for the first couple to make sure you get to appreciates all the dialog.
If I put my picture as my avatar, then the COVID will know how to find me. Pass.
I have coulrophobia, so it’s likely that I’ll avoid the ESPN threads. But if they’re labeled as such in the title, that would be ok.
Is Danny Hope in charge of the schedule? Before he was a writer here on 11W, Danny was the head coach at Purdue. He’d get some of the early games on ESPN, which kicked off at 11 AM Purdue time. He got a big kick out top of the early start, thinking his opponents weren’t fully awake yet, so they could jump out to the early lead. He touted this when OSU came to town. Never mind an 11 AM Indiana kickoff is a noon kickoff for the Ohio men, but he still thought it was a huge advantage.
He decommitted because we took Fields as a transfer. He also wasn’t set to start this year. Jamie Newman transferred from Wake Forest to Georgia and was penciled in as the starter until he opted out. We’ll see how Mathis does. Couldn’t be any worse than Fromm.
The thing to really keep in mind with Bama and Saban’s age is whether or not they are as talented in the QC Dept. For a decade, they’ve had head coaches in waiting breaking down opponents in very discreet aspects - 3rd down offense or defense, red zone offense or defense, etc. They were able to put experienced talent on coming up with the perfect game plans and make decisions on Saturdays decisive. There’s a reason Saban has been excellent, and it’s as much to do with resources as it is roster depth.
Now, Georgia has been poaching coaches and QC analysts. Tennessee has done the same. Does Saban still have what it takes to always make the right calls? To always be prepared? We’ll see.
Agreed. This will catch up with some teams in a couple years, as well. They won't relax the 85 scholarship limit for multiple years, so teams will need to purge. Might as well play pups now to see if they will bite.
Not really worried about Okudah. He's a solid player and will do well over time. Patricia is terrible, and they find ways to waste a lot of talent up there in Detroit. Hopefully they get things figured out in the front 7 to get the back 4 some help.
Still can't figure out why they got rid of Hopkins, but whatever. I would love to see Devin catch on as someon'e deep threat. I wonder if he's come back at all to work with Hartline in the offseason. Discipline in route running and the technical skill to get off the line would go a long way with his talent.
Terry McAuley posted this yesterday:
“A running clock is *never* allowed in college football. Coaches can agree to shorten remaining periods but under no circumstances can a running clock be used. Normal clock operation must be used.”
Is ESPN still on?
Also would have accepted: 68.
Curious to see how much more he plays today. When he ran the TD in, he seemed to favor his right side a little bit, like dinged up ribs. Then they brought the Frosh in on the next play. He doesn’t need to play in this game, but I wonder...
He’s the Lenny Cooke of college FB. Justin Fields broke him.
"Hired" and "Interviewed and selected" could be different definitions of the same process. There would have to be some solid agreement in principle, and likely some exchange of money or gifts. Even if that's the case, the NCAA and ESPN wouldn't really push the issue until the B1G CG week, when they typically try to piss all over the Buckeyes. We're good for a couple months.
Isn’t this just a rewrite of Brady Hoke’s two word manifesto when Urban was hired? They know the asswhooping that’s coming.
”Not ... good.”
Yeah, that has to be the wrong fit for the Northwestern system, or he’s broken. Highly recruited, but couldn’t get a sniff up there.