He’s been changing his tune lately. Saturday night, he said he didn’t take us seriously after the close calls in the non-conference schedule, but has been impressed with the improvement over the course of the season. He specifically credited PJ and the staff, and said improvement over a season is the measure of good coaching. He knows this is being done without a bunch of blue chip recruits. He also said Penn State is legit.Nice to see it detailed like that. Meyer doesn't say a ton of good things about us, but he is very complimentary of Rossi here.
Fleck recently said something about Howden being highly recruited at some point, and they had to do some work to become academically eligible. I tried to research this, and learned that he moved to Vegas in high school, and fell off the radar (maybe partially because of perceived academic issues?). One of the assistants identified him somehow, and the rest is history. Sounds like another gamble that has paid off. He might end up being far better than anyone anticipated by the time he’s done here.Some kudos to Howden.
Howden is a favorite story of mine this year because last year vs Iowa, vs Maryland, vs Illinois,... lot of issues.
New DC. Some learnings. Howden playing really well since Rossi took over and hopefully he'll be our rock at safety when AW11 moves on.
The low number of times in the red zone plus low number of long touchdowns = pretty good defense.Wasn’t our red zone defense pretty bad prior to this game?
Watching game again Blackledge said the same thing.PJ's most underrated and possibly his greatest talent is the discipline he has instilled throughout the program. The media focuses on personality, acronyms, and tunnel/sideline running while this guy has built a program that out works, out schemes and out disciplines opponents.
This is the truth. I would have never even noticed anything like that. I stick with "He caught it" "Touchdown" "Nice tackle". More knowledgeable than that, count me out.Wow, that was incredible. I know a lot about football, but watching this it's so clear to me how little I know compared to these guys. I mean, their knowledge is just on another level. That thing about the 3 DB's lining up at different levels to avoid pick plays...unreal detail. And you know how often they've probably worked on that in practice?! It's crazy the little things that make the difference between wins and losses.
Well it was a fade to a short guy... should bat that one away. If you're covering a short WR in the endzone and you're between the QB and WR... awesome.He said it was scheme not effort on the bat away the ball play.
I disagree, Great effort and perfect timing!