|10/16/2018 - 12:59pm||According to 11 Warriors he…||
According to 11 Warriors he is also withdrawing from school. What a shame to give up a free education. I wonder if he will regret this decision down the road.
|10/15/2018 - 2:42pm||Officially JH has said DM…||
Officially JH has said DM has earned the right to remain in the #2 spot. We are left to assume BP is still #3 and just hasn't had an opportunity to play recently and that JM is the #4. It appeared that JM will have some different packages that the coaches wanted to try out which is what we saw against Wiscy, but I believe they will still try and RS him. However it is beginning to seem like BP is on his way out at the end of the year judging by his lack of appearances although nothing official has been said.
|10/15/2018 - 12:40pm||Uhh, did you forget about…||
Uhh, did you forget about PSU? If you're assuming a win in that game you are a very optimistic person.
|10/15/2018 - 12:36pm||I want whatever gives us a…||
I want whatever gives us a home field advantage. I don't picture a quiet conversational volume as aiding our defense during the game.
|10/12/2018 - 8:54pm||I don't believe than one's…||
The idea that one's education as an engineer and/or one's profession as a blogger should diminish their healthy (not all encompassing) care for their appearance and/or ability to take care of their body and engage in fitness activities is not a good one.
Again, I'm not trying to put Brian down, I'm just trying to provide some constructive criticism as a professional in the health, fitness, & education field.
|10/12/2018 - 5:26pm||I love this place and the…||
I love this place and the analysis provided here, but Brian...we really need to work on your appearance and what it communicates to the world. I mean this in a constructive way. You seem like a great dude and this is not a slam on you as a person because what's inside is more important, but c'mon man. Your real friends tell you when you need to change. It's time to ditch the hockey jersey, get a haircut, and hit the gym. You can do it! :)
|10/11/2018 - 12:48pm||I think we'll be as good as…||
I think we'll be as good as we can assuming Gary, Mone, Kemp, Marshall, & Dwumfor are a go, which it appears they are. However, there is no doubt we will miss the ability to go big with Mone & Solomon in the middle in this game.
|10/10/2018 - 10:30pm||Will Solomon, Gary, Marshall…||
Will Solomon, Gary, Marshall, and Dwumfor be healthy? If the answer is no probably not unless Mone has a fantastic game and plays a lot of snaps.
|10/10/2018 - 1:53pm||I think this is an important…||
I think this is an important game, but I'm not sure that it's any more important than the other big games on the schedule (PSU, MSU, & OSU). As long as the team is competitive without glaring problems a loss is just another loss. A win would be great...a night game at home with lots of recruits. But, so would a win against PSU or OSU for example. A loss is only bad if you project more losses as a result, which every game is independent of each other. If someone said you'd lose this game, but beat OSU (instead of beating Wiscy & losing to OSU), and everything else stayed the same, I'm sure you'd take that.
|10/06/2018 - 2:38pm||Looks like we're now down 3…||
Looks like we're now down 3 of 4 staring d-lineman (Soloman, Gary, and now Dwumfor) and 4 total (Vilain) ugh. Sheesh what are the chances? :/
|10/04/2018 - 2:46pm||They should lose more and…||
They should lose more and make it more interesting. But, yes the cost of attending games is too high, as is the cost of cable. Both suck.
|10/04/2018 - 10:53am||I know that Shea entering…||
I know that Shea entering the draft has been the general consensus so far, but I don't look at him and think NFL star. I think he'd be wise to come back for another year. Plus, basically the entire offense is back next year so his stats should improve.
|10/04/2018 - 8:09am||I think that's the…||
I think that's the prevailing thought. However, most also thought they would be starting by now as well and neither has received any significant playing time.
|10/04/2018 - 8:06am||So, ultimately we are…||
So, ultimately we are looking for someone to blame for below average offense. Some say it's talent. Recruiting rankings would disagree. Some say it's coaching. Our coaches have all had success elsewhere. Some say it's execution based on too complex of a scheme (more mental than physical talent). I'm not sure how we would know this. Some say it's too much youth playing, which would be part of the many transitions of coaching regimes. It's no wonder why we have no idea what the problem is. Maybe there is something inherently different about UM that makes it harder to execute on offense. Maybe we just have to continue to be patient? I don't know but it seems like we should be better than we are at some stuff and that we should have an offense scheme that everyone knows by now with mastery of the base offense. We have had a lot decent amount of turnover with the offensive coaching (Wheatley, Fisch, Drevno, Hamilton, Drevno, etc.). But, when OSU has coaching turnover on offense (Warriner, Hermon, Day) they don't seem to suffer the same problem. Who effin knows :/
|10/03/2018 - 10:42pm||Yeah, I think they've been…||
Yeah, I think they've been solid post-ND. I am still concerned how they will fare against Wiscy, PSU, MSU, and I want no part of OSU's d-line. We do not have anyone that can handle Bosa or Young.
I'll be curious to see if Runyan still holds down the LT position next year or if Mayfield or someone else can pry it away. Hudson seems like a lock at RT next season barring any injuries or Jones coming in college ready as a true freshman.
|10/03/2018 - 8:38pm||We have improved for sure,…||
We have improved for sure, but I won't get too excited until we show an above average performance against a ranked opponent. Regardless of what system or style of offense we decide to employ, I just want one day where there are way fewer mistakes & penalties and we don't have any major holes in talent/depth the way we do at OT right now, and we're not playing a ton of young guys. I don't know when that will be, but I am looking forward to that day. I do like Warriner. I'm not sure what the offensive problem is. But, we are still quite a ways away from having that.
|10/03/2018 - 11:55am||Maybe Urban Meyer and Dabo…||
Maybe Urban Meyer and Dabo Sweeney are just way better coaches than JH and Saban is just way more talented? The problem is JH and our coaches were successful other places. What is so unique about UM that makes it harder to be successful if the talent is there?
|10/02/2018 - 8:32pm||Well, if you look at the top…||
Well, if you look at the top 10 in the rankings
1. Bama - Pro style, but starting to be more spread
2. Georgia - Pro style
3. OSU - Spread, but more throwing than running this year
4. Clemson - Spread
5. LSU - Pro style?
6. ND - Pro style
7. Okla - Spread
8. Auburn - Spread
9. WVU - Spread
10. Washington - Pro style
The top 10 looks about 50/50. But, Bama, Georgia, OSU, & Clemson have out recruited us the majority of the past few 4-5 years. I think we can get away with our style it if we have top 10 recruiting classes every year, have a reliable QB & o-line, and some coaching stability, but we have not had that yet, but are inching closer. But, it does seem to make it harder to be consistent on offense.
|10/02/2018 - 5:39pm||IMHO it takes too long to…||
IMHO it takes too long to learn & prevents younger players from being successful and fails to put the ball in the hands of the best athletes easily enough...there are too many moving parts that all need to execute correctly before said player can get the ball. I'd prefer a simpler system and that get our best athletes with the ball in their hands that doesn't require as much precision and execution. I'm not sure our offense will keep up with other good offenses that can do more with less.
|10/02/2018 - 12:46pm||I heard that before. I…||
I heard that before. I agree we are the better team as we've always been. I also know MD will have them ready to play better than they've played all year so far. Who they've been against everyone else won't be who they are against us. I still like our chances, but it will be a dog fight and could go either way.
|10/02/2018 - 10:47am||Because we are super…||
Because we are super predictable against the lower tiered teams and try to save a lot for the big games. Remember how much we broke tendency against OSU last year? I think our coaches expect us to just be able to line up and beat all the unranked teams and be quite vanilla.
In addition to this we are also not great offensively at doing this to our opponent because we are so young and still just working on mastering our base offense. It will be helpful in the years to come to have a QB that has been in the system for multiple years and not playing so many 1st and 2nd year players.
|10/02/2018 - 10:45am||I am still confident that we…||
I am still confident that we will win the games we should (Mary, Rut, IU), not at all confident we can beat PSU or OSU. I am confident we can play with MSU & Wiscy, but would call them coin flip games. MSU on the road is guranteed to give us fits, even if we're a better team. Wiscy as home should go either way. If we find a win to win those two, take care of who we should take care of, and lose to PSU & OSU I'd call that a successful, albeit somewhat annoying, regular season at 9-3. The exact same record, but with a win against OSU and/or PSU sounds a lot better because it means we can compete with top teams, but after watching those two play each other I am not confident we can play with them.
|10/02/2018 - 7:55am||Two weeks sounds like a…||
Two weeks sounds like a quick turnaround from light jogging to live full contact. PSU after the off week may be more realistic. But, it is encouraging to hear he's back on his feet.
|10/01/2018 - 9:30pm||I think we're predictable. …||
I think we're predictable. We beat the teams we are supposed to. The problem is we never seem to upset any higher ranked teams on the road. We never seem to outplay expectations. Things seem to have to fall into place for us to win against equal or better competition. We never out-scheme people and often get out-schemed.
|10/01/2018 - 8:58pm||Because our offensive line…||
Because our offensive line sucks, previously because our QB was bad, and also because our offense was generally young last year. We were not bad on the road in 2015 or 2016. We won at MSU and at PSU. But, last year we were terrible and this year we were not great at ND or in this last game. Our QB is no longer bad, but Patterson had a bad game. But, he was good enough to win.
I also get the feeling that JH et al. still wants to be something we are not (quite yet) and that we often spend the first few drives trying to do something we're not great at before we realize we need to adjust. I don't know if this is still on the o-line, the overall fairly young offense, or what. I have to assume over more time in the system this sort of thing will get better. Next year we basically return everyone on offense minus JBB and Higdon. But, I'm always hearing that we're still learning our offense. At some point the upperclassman should be able to help with this, but I'm not sure we're quite there yet. I basically put it on the o-line and last year also on the QB and young WRs.
|10/01/2018 - 2:14pm||He's been nursing his…||
He's been nursing his shoulder all season. No one's said anything official and they won't. He'll probably keep playing as long as he's able and/or needed. I hope they give him a rest because we will need a lot more against Wiscy than against Maryland.
|09/30/2018 - 6:42pm||Chase Young is up to 265 now…||
Chase Young is up to 265 now. He has a larger frame than the rest of the group, but all of them are larger than Uche.
|09/30/2018 - 6:41pm||Winovich looks to have a bit…||
Winovich looks to have a bit of a larger frame. I'm sure Uche could put on some weight, but I doubt he'd get over 250. Currently he's listed as 238 lbs on the roster and Winovich is 265 lbs.
I'd think that our likely starters at DE will be Paye and Hutchinson with Vilain & Hinton providing depth. I think Uche will probably replace the roll of Furbush. He's pretty tall for a LB, but a little undersized for a DE. He seems likely to remain a pass rush specialist.
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|09/26/2018 - 7:20pm||It is definitely more…||
It is definitely more nuanced. I'd be curious to hear how you feel about UM fans and their level of receptiveness to your opinion here. Anytime I post on 11W I often get a "troll", "SCUM", etc. sort of response and find it challenging to get them to hear another perspective.
|09/26/2018 - 6:55pm||If you're like 35-45 years…||
If you're like 35-45 years old the last 10-15 years of this rivalry is hard to accept. I've taken up meditation to work on my acceptance. "Loving kindmess mmmm"
|09/26/2018 - 6:49pm||It's interesting because I…||
It's interesting because I had this same thought while interacting with a few OSU fans on Twitter. They kept putting me and UM down in a discussion that had nothing to do with me or UM. We were talking about Meyer. Eventually I said you realize you are not OSU and I am not UM. They are just teams we like. Anyone can chose to like any team. OSU's success is not yours and UM's shortcomings are not mine. You are still you and I am still me. These teams don't make us any more or less successful as fans. Their only response was "I'd expect that from a TSUN fan". It's like talking to a rock.
|09/26/2018 - 6:43pm||Oh no, they don't think he…||
Oh no, they don't think he did wrong. Read any thread on 11 Warriors about it and you'll find a party line that thinks the media narrative is based on incorrect information. It is all lead by some lawyer from OH. They believe Urban fell on the sword for the university and they want president Drake out. Here's a few direct quotes from Twitter convos:
|09/26/2018 - 6:39pm||Fortunes will eventually…||
Fortunes will eventually shift. They always do. The buckeyes have been on a pretty good run and do have some built I'm advantages like local talent, no other power 5 program in their state, a loyal fanbase, etc. But, many schools have similar talent and name recognition like UF, FSU, UT, USC, PSU fell on hard times. It will eventually happen to OSU too.
|09/26/2018 - 6:36pm||I disagree. It is unethical…||
I disagree. It is unethical to pay players in the current model because it's unethical to cheat because it's not an even playing field. However I do agree the rules need to change to include some sort of compensation.
|09/26/2018 - 5:13pm||The OSU fan base clearly…||
The OSU fan base clearly thinks Meyer and OSU did no wrong other than not firing ZS sooner and that the media is on a witch hunt. The UM fan base thinks Meyer shuld have done more. What do other non-rivals think about it? And, does OSU or Meyer ever face any real penalties? There was some question over the legality of deleting texts, but not sure what would have to happen to have charges brought.
|09/26/2018 - 7:33am||One, eff off. Comparing…||
One, eff off. Comparing this year to next year before we're even into our second conference game is a pure life-sucker. Two, next year's offense should be good, but the overall success all depends on how many juniors enter the draft. Patterson, Gentry, Bush, Hudson, Hill, Long, Gary, etc. If everyone except Gary comes back we'll be good. If they all go we're in trouble. If it's 50% of them we'll still probably have a drop off from this year. Now, go please enjoy this year before we start projecting to next year. For all we know all our major contributors will get injured next year or we get some awesome new transfer. This is futile this early and is a sure fire way to suck all the enjoyment out of this season. We wait all year for football season. Stay in the moment and enjoy what we have.
|09/25/2018 - 3:23pm||DEs are dropping like flies…||
DEs are dropping like flies. Depth chart is getting a little scary. Gary's shoulder is a little beat up too.
|09/25/2018 - 3:19pm||Most soft tissue injury …||
Most soft tissue injury (muscle, tendon, ligament) that is not torn typically take 4-6 weeks to recover.
|09/25/2018 - 3:14pm||Is this to fix the same…||
Is this to fix the same issue that kept him out last year?
|09/20/2018 - 8:19pm||One thing I've learned about…||
One thing I've learned about OSU over the past several years in Urban's tenure...they always replace them. It doesn't matter who graduates, gets injured, or enters the draft. I though losing Elliot and Joey Bosa would be big losses...nope didn't matter. I thought losing Lewis, Elfein, Hubard, McMillan, Hooker, Lattimore, Baker, Worley, Ward, Conley, etc. would hurt...nope. They always just reload. They recruit at such a high level it just doesn't matter. Yes, Bosa is a great player, but they have others. Chase Young, Jonothan Cooper, Jason Cornell, etc. would start on a lot of other teams. Heck, Tyler Friday was 4th on the depth chart before Bosa went down. He'd probably be second on ours.
|09/19/2018 - 6:30pm||Question one, how excited…||
Question one, how excited should I get? I don't want to fall into the trap that Jabrill will be the next Woodson or Gary will be the next Clowney. But, when I hear 5-star consensus top #15 overall I get excited. But, I don't want to assume next Ed Reed. Can we give me a baseline comparison? Marlin Jackson?
Question 2, I hear a lot freshman safeties don't play early because scheme's are hard to learn. Is his talent so great he will leapfrog Hawkins next year? Or will he have a year of apprenticeship and start once Matellus graduates?
|09/19/2018 - 3:52pm||Ballsy, right? Urbz no care…||
Ballsy, right? Urbz no care what you think.
|09/19/2018 - 3:42pm||I doubt anyone ever forces…||
I doubt anyone ever forces anyone's hand beyond what's already happened. I do however hope that this ongoing issue is a problem for Urban & OSU. Maybe he will eventually resign. I don't think his ego can handle not being well thought of.
|09/19/2018 - 12:02pm||That doesn't seem to stop…||
That doesn't seem to stop Bosa from getting lots of sacks.
|09/19/2018 - 11:59am||It's that positional…||
I think you are misusing the strawman argument. A strawman argument is when you refute something that was not ever presented. I am clearly refuting the presented argument that Gary is living up to expectations by acknowledging that he is good, but not the best pass rusher in the country as he was expected to be. I think you mean I'm nit picking, which is different than making a strawman argument. But, yes I'm nitpicking. Of course my expectations were high for getting a #1 overall and I'm frustrated that OSU seems to have gotten the better player in Bosa.
I could see that argument for Bosa who had great sack numbers, but not great tackle numbers. But Winovich dwarfed both Bosa and Gary tackle numbers last year and is ahead of them this year as well. Chase seems like a very good run defender numbers wise.
He'll never admit it, but I think his shoulder injury is more serious than he's letting on. I saw a number of plays where he only used one arm. I hope it heals over the season, but without time off it may not.
|09/18/2018 - 8:14pm||Yay, an elite safety! I can…||
Yay, an elite safety! I can't wait!
|09/18/2018 - 8:12pm||Because Gary was the #1…||
Agreed, that's what comes with being a consensus #1. The only other consensus #1 I know of was Clowney and he went #1 in the draft. Was Nkemdiche?
Easy for you to say. You've got Bosa who was ranked below Gary as a recruit and is now ranked ahead as an NFL prospect.
You are absolutely correct. We will miss him. He's a great player, he's just not the next Clowney as we were led to believe.
|09/18/2018 - 8:01pm||This was a bad comment, and…||
Why, just because it's negative? I'm not saying anything bad about the kid. He's a very good college football player. But, from my perspective he has not lived up to his recruiting profile so far. Why would I feel bad about saying that? This is a football board where we talk about stuff. We don't only talk about positive fluff.
|09/18/2018 - 7:31pm||Why do blame Mattison? Look…||
Why do you blame Mattison? Look at what he did for Chase (and many others). Maybe Gary just isn't as good as his height, weight, and 40 time indicate. Yet another example of why NFL Combine type numbers don't correlate that well to NFL success.