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Comment 15 hours ago

So I think where we’re headed is - one play does not determine the outcome of a game. 

Comment 22 hours ago

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. 

Comment 26 Oct 2020

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. 

Comment 26 Oct 2020

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. 

Comment 25 Oct 2020

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. 

Comment 22 Oct 2020

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. 

Comment 28 Sep 2020

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. 

Comment 28 Sep 2020

Letterkenny on Hulu. Watch it with CC on for the first couple to make sure you get to appreciates all the dialog. 

Comment 23 Sep 2020

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. 

Comment 23 Sep 2020

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. 

Comment 22 Sep 2020

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. 

Comment 21 Sep 2020

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.

Comment 21 Sep 2020

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. 

Comment 21 Sep 2020

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.

Comment 20 Sep 2020

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.”

Comment 19 Sep 2020

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...

Comment 18 Sep 2020

He’s the Lenny Cooke of college FB. Justin Fields broke him. 

Comment 17 Sep 2020

"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.