I took a stab at answering this question over at Football Study Hall and suggested that his football IQ and acceleration could allow him to grow into a Troy Polamalu-like figure down the road. You’ll notice in the article that I mentioned Ohio State’s defensive shortcoming in needing corner-caliber coverage guys at field safety to … [Read more…]
It seems the Spartans are completely falling apart, right on schedule.
Over at Football Study Hall I talk about new Wisconsin DC Jim Leonhard, a former walk-on and 3x All-B1G safety who then had a nice run in the NFL working with Rex Ryan. It stands to reason that Wisconsin would eventually be coordinated by a former walk-on since they have a few of them starting … [Read more…]
Jeff Brohm is bringing an RPO/hybrid/check-heavy spread offense to Purdue, which should be pretty fun to behold over the next several years. It was fun to look back at the old Drew Brees Purdue offense in order to do this writeup. That team was running QB draw from empty formations, rolling out empty sets with … [Read more…]
A lot of stories I’ve been tracking in college football came to a head recently. I did a profile on Fleck at SB Nation just a few weeks ago, detailing the program building job and offensive strategies he’d shown at Western Michigan. I didn’t think Minnesota was the kind of job he’d end up with … [Read more…]
Read about it at Football Study Hall! The biggest factor was undoubtedly that Clelin Ferrell dominated the Ohio State OL and they were awful at LG after Michael Jordan went down. He had four tackles, three behind the line of scrimmage and one on a sack, but he was involved in a few other instances … [Read more…]
These playoffs are pretty intriguing and I’m looking forward to taking them in much more than a year ago when the Bama-Michigan State game was foolishly broadcast on New Year’s Eve when we were all trying to party. Alabama vs Washington might be similarly lopsided, but at least the timing will be better. More on … [Read more…]
This past offseason I wrote a column detailing how Jon Moorhead’s spread offense was going to something to watch out for up at State College. Moorhead was previously the head coach of Fordham, a competitive FCS program, but he took the opportunity to prove his offensive acumen in the land of the Big 10. He did … [Read more…]