I suspect he's still playing with some soreness. They're force-feeding him the ball. He just hasn't broken open yet. He got in some downfield routes last week and had a nice catch on a laser down the seam. Bazelak tried to hit him deep once but mistimed his throw. I think he'll get more involved each week. He's just not the kind of receiver who's going to break many tackles. He needs a clear lane or has to make a defender miss to have a big catch and run.
Linebacker. He's been there a few years. Good player.
Well, they got a commitment from a four-star linebacker a few weeks ago Xavier Simmons from North Carolina. They added a transfer in Wyoming's Chuck Hicks and signed two linebackers in the 2021 class they seem to like a lot but just aren't ready to play yet.
Not personnel-wise. They just seemed to play better. Bazelak was still pressured 13 times. That's a lot. The most times he's ever been pressured in a game at Missouri. He could use more time back there.
We can't see what goes on in the meeting rooms or on the practice fields, so it's safe to assume the guys they're playing are the ones they believe give them the best chance to win. Zach Lovett didn't even earn a jersey number through all of preseason camp, so he clearly didn't do enough to earn playing time this early in the season. Devin Nicholson isn't a bad player. He proved that last year, albeit next to the best linebacker in the SEC. Alldredge can make some plays. He just might not be equipped to make every tackle without getting exposed some.
He's not going into games saying, 'We'll be happy giving up yards as long as we get turnovers.' He wants to be good at both: stopping the offense and getting takeaways. The takeaways are all that's keeping this team from being 0-2 with a 21-point loss at Kentucky. You can make a case J.C. Carlies has been the team's MVP considering he's created three of the four takeaways.
It's Pinkel, for the record.
There's a difference between telling the coordinator what package Kentucky has on the field and "making the call." The person in the booth wasn't deciding what group to play or what play to run. They were just telling Wilks what kind of package Kentucky had on the field.
False. He's just an analyst. He can't actually coach. And he's a QB guy anyway.
That's sports in 2021. Someone always has to be fired the minute something goes wrong.
Thank you, Mr. BigDogDaddy. That's much appreciated.