That Penn State team was ridiculously talented. Our only hope to keep our game reasonably close was to ride Eddie, chew clock, hope to keep it close and then let him overpower the defense in the fourth quarter - pretty much our standard 94 game plan. When he got injured, there really was no option. That was a painful day.
While this might be true on the field, Clemson had to prove themselves on the field in order to put that to bed. Georgia has never had to do that. They have this built in aura that results on the field don’t really matter because you just know Georgia is good. While other teams get punished for mediocre performance - both in the polls and on ESPN 24/7 - Georgia seems to have the unique ability to bury their most recent mediocrity and move on as if everybody’s in on the spin. There’s not another team in America that gets that kind of free pass year after year.
Some follow up to this story, which was much more than just pneumonia.
On Wednesday evening, Berteau took to Aschoff's Twitter to reveal that doctors found Stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in his lungs after his death.
"Both pneumonia and non-Hodgkins lymphoma can trigger HLH in the body and that is seemingly what happened with Edward," Berteau wrote as part of an emotional nine-tweet thread. "All of this combined is what led to his very rapid decline those last few days, and ultimately his passing."
Based on what we’re reading in the PSU lawsuit thread, I don’t think we need Parsons anywhere around our program.
Chipping away at already thin DL depth. That’s not gonna get it done, Donny.
I have a number of Clemson coworkers, and they’re largely decent people. They know this is an extraordinary time, cherish every minute of it and don’t act like they’re blue bloods. They know their place in both today’s, and overall, college football history.
The Clemson fans online though? Yeesh.
Herbstreit tweeted out “LSU beat four teams in the Top 13. They earned it...”. Our fourth win? #14 TTUN, plus we beat #21 Cincinnati. It’s manipulated.
LSU beat 5, 9, 12 and 13. Two Top 10 wins, four Top 25, and win by 27, 14, 3 and 5.
OSU beat 8, 8, 10, 14 and 21 by margins of 31, 13, 11, 29 and 42.
#TopTenTexas? Terrible? Tomfoolery!
LSU was #2 because they were trying to sneak Georgia or Alabama in at #4 and they didn’t want a first round all-SEC rematch game. Once Bama fell and Georgia Georgia’d, the risk was no longer there, so LSU was moved up and OSU moved down. This isn’t hard.
The hallmark for Jimbo’s teams from 2014 on have been lack of discipline. That will not be an issue with LSU. They will be more talented and tougher than that FSU team, and the only reason FSU went 13-0 (and still were ranked #3) was because they played an ACC schedule.
Back to 2018 levels? 2018 was the outlier, not 2019. We are losing some special players, but they were just guys who had replaced other special players. We will reload, and discipline and technique will continue to get better.
Especially when three had exhausted their eligibility and the other was facing a one year suspension for taking PEDs...
Hove with the cleanup on aisle 5. Upvote for you.
I’d look at the Vegas spreads on those bowl matchups. I think we were favored in 3-4, and the SEC a was favored in 8-10. You still have to go out and win the games, and OSU and Wisky got rooked, but most did ok.
There were some things posted last week where Browning was jumping into the wrong gaps and getting himself out of position, a bad habit left over to from the Schiano era. On the long TD run by Lawrence, Browning jumped to the outside, essentially into Harrison’s gap, and left the middle wide open. Lawrence was waiting to for him to bite, he did, and he took off. The QB run has been there all season - you can’t take away everything. I’m guessing they saw something on tape where they could get LBs to bite and over pursue and open a lane for the QB.
In all seriousness, I think something is wrong with Herbie. He’s all over tTwitter lashing out aggressively at people who criticize him - a move where he stands nothing to gain and he’s even more cliched than he is when he’s calling a game. Glug glug.
I absolutely would’ve loved that matchup. With our run stuffing D, and the DBs, I think we win that game. Don’tlet Clemson's performance trick you into thinking we wouldn’t set the tone against LSU.
Yeah, most of that has to be tongue in cheek, or they’re bandwagon jumpers that don’t follow them normally. There’s no way people really believe most of what was posted in the OP.
I think Joe Brady demanding that every one of the WRs catch 10,000 passes this offseason was the key, forcing them to work every day on routes, effort, consistency and chemistry. They worked together all offseason - something Joe was not able to do prior to the 2018 season - and learned the nuances of each other’s games. You saw that pay off in route running, hands, scramble drill, and just flat out making catches and turning it upfield. It’s an attention to detail that was forced, and it made a huge difference.
We won our game on the field, too. We lost it in the SEC home offices in Birmingham.
Flawed formula, or just a predictor for who would win in a head to head matchup in the coming week? I’d pick us.
If you increase efficiency and profitability, then for every job lost, you’re contributing to keeping the company solvent, or able to reinvest in growth.
Local economies dictate it. If I need service help at $10/hour in areas that service workers can’t afford to live, then I need to adjust - either consumer expectations have to change or I need to charge what I need to charge to be able to afford higher wages for my workers. There’s a break even point - if they have to live an hour away and can barely afford parking, they’ll find another job. The market dictates.