Maybe, maybe not. If they lose the three games that most figured are the toughest on the schedule, an 8-4 or 9-3 record isn't going to shift the narrative that he can't win signature games. He'll have some wins over Vandy, Florida, Tennessee and Arkansas, but the big one will have always gotten away. He can have a very good career with an 8-4 or 9-3 season, but the legacy won't match Chase Daniel.
He'll never be part of the rotation unless the rest of the receiving corps catches the flu on the same week. He's just never developed into an SEC player.
Williams doesn't do much of anything on passing plays. Turner gets back there at times. He plays hard. Odom said this week the freshmen are close to playing. He likes their potential. I don't see what the harm is in playing them a handful of snaps. The older guys aren't that much older and aren't giving the line much of a threat.
He's not hurt. You watch him run and then watch Rountree run and their styles are so different. Crockett doesn't seem to run with much patience or vision. He just slams into the scrum. He always go forward, but I don't see much wiggle in his game. Rountree is a physical runner, but he also seems to wait for holes to develop, cuts back and hits another gear. And throw in Badie to the mix. He's sure-handed, quick, tough, agile. He proved a lot in the Purdue game.
That could be an option. I'm not sure they have a solid plan for the next phase yet. They'd like to have a better/bigger indoor practice facility, too.
Trust me, if they thought he could help at D-end, he'd be there now. There was a lot of talk during the recruiting process that he'd eventually end up along the O-line. He might be better suited for a blocking role either as a full-time O-lineman or tight end. This team will have a serious shortage of SEC-ready tight ends if Albert O jumps to the NFL next year.
The crazies don't always get published. Trust me.
Georgia's defense doesn't give running backs much room to breathe. They're front is huge, whether they go three-and or four-man. Mizzou's best bet to run the ball against this caliber of defense is to get a defender out of the box because of the pass threat. This is where your RPOs come in handy. Lock has to read what the D is giving him and think quick whether run or pass.
He's the designated signal guy who motions the plays onto the field. He wants to have a future in coaching and the staff is letting him be more involved with that side of the offense.
Yes. Memphis won't be easy, but if you're Mizzou, and you have a first-round QB, you need to win that game at home. Same for Vandy and Arkansas. That's six wins. If not, you should be able to win at least one, maybe two, maybe three against Kentucky, Florida and Tennessee.
I don't bother athletes if I see them in public. If they initiate the conversation - and some will sometimes - then I'll happily talk to them. But otherwise, I leave them be.
Yes, the offense needs to stay on schedule, meaning you can't be in second and long consistently. Georgia hasn't had an effective pass rush yet. And maybe that continues against MU's O-line. But your playbook gets reduced if you're in second and long and third and long all day. Also, Mizzou can sustain drives and limit Georgia's possessions if you've got manageable second and third downs. If you're worried about your defense, keep it off the field as much as possible.
I give Brohm a lot of credit. They had a plan, they stuck with it and it worked for the most part. He's a good offensive coach. That's a creative scheme he runs. And if he can recruit better athletes that team is going to score a lot of points in the Big Ten. It's crazy to think Blough hasn't been good enough to be the full-time QB. He looked plenty good Saturday.
That's why the coaches were so baffled. Defenders were staring at the QB and letting his fakes take them away from their assignments. I'm sure it was something the staff discussed plenty on the sideline, but it continued to work for Purdue.
I think he's played fine. He's been more disruptive than some are giving him credit for. Also he doesn't play every series. They rotate pretty liberally at D-tackle. He's a big reason nobody's been able to run up the middle. But he has to produce more if this defense is going to be better than average. They know that.