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Know your enemy
Not much time this week, but I wanted to put up some plays from the OSU games, Neb game wrap will come out during the down time before the bowl game. Win or lose vs TSIO, revisiting the beatdown will be something fun to do in a week or so.
OSU used a lot of unbalanced sets against Purdue, so our CB's have to be ready for it and talk to the LB's so that we can get properly aligned.
On this play, the boilers are in man coverage so when the TE flops, the OLB goes with him. This means the the DE no longer has contain so both he and the DT on that side shift down a gap. The OLB needs to be aware that his man is now ineligible to go downfield, so he doesn't have any coverage responsibilities, or he's got backs coming out of the backfield.
Purdue is betting against Miller's passing game and has 8 in the box, 9 if you count that CB who is kind of playing center field on the backside. The two receivers are man'd up by the CB and FS
OSU continues to have problems identifying who to block with their zone scheme. Both the split end and the LG completely whiff leaving the two frontside LB's unblocked.
There is a danger of a playaction rollout on this play. If that safety is so far off of the split end, there's a lot of room for him to do a post deep cross, so it's important for the backside DE to keep contain and respect Miller on a rollout.
With the missed block, this is an easy TFL for purdue, but their frontside defenders have also beaten their blockers since they maintained outside leverage and the LB forced the RB to bounce.
On this play we've got the same formation, but it's flipped. Again, Purdue is selling out against the run. They're showing 9 in the box as that CB is faking a blitz, but he steps back and is in man coverage with the split end. Again, the TE is inelligible, so guy #5 up there has contain on the strong side and guy #1 has contain on the weakside.
Again, there's a real danger for playaction on that post or crossing route. The SAM backer has to get into a pass drop if he reads pass blocking from the linemen. This play turns into a lead draw, so he's okay, but he's in a tough position because he has to help in coverage and watch for the cutback once he sees that the action is going weakside. Fortunately for Purude, the DE beats his block and the FB fails to pick him up.
So this results in another TFL, but if that SAM evacuates his area too quickly, there's going to be a huge cutback lane.
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I have not been offered any job nor is there a deal in place. I plan on spending Thanksgiving with my family and will not comment on this any further.
Of course, this is Urban's secret code language for "I've called up Hernia Movers and they'll be at my front door on Monday."
Yet Central Ohio News 10tv.com confirms Meyer has accepted job: http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7272658/urban-meyer-denie...
Mod Edit: We're going to do the thread consolidation thing again. This is your Urban Meyer thread for today. The only additional threads allowed are seriously new news. If a reliable news source (not Joe Schaad, Deadspin, or Sports by Brooks) says there will be an official announcement, then create a new thread. [zl]
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Pharaoh Brown just tweeted-
For everybody who wants to know I never de-committed from michigan. They said they don't consider me a commit b/c my OV that's their policy
Yes I am changing my position and will be weighing all my options
Looks like there is still a chance we end up with him but it does look doubtful at the moment
I happen to work for a large company, and a co-worker sent out the following email:
In preparation for “THE GAME” this weekend, I wanted to share an update to a free Windows Phone 7 app I have written that you might enjoy: More than Cowbell.
You can enable ‘Michigan Mode’ and use the app to play the ‘Go Blue!’ cowbell chant. Make sure to pin the Cowbell to your start screen to show even more school spirit.
You can install the current version of the app for free (no ads) from the marketplace here:
I have submitted the updated version with Michigan Mode and hope it will be available before Saturday.
So those of you with Windows7 Phones, I know you've got a fever. Here's the only cure.