Still think it is fair to say that we are owed Slapdick's thoughts on the remainder of the schedule. Not just the next game. That is what was promised in the original post.
C'mon Slapdick, Allbuffs turns its lonely eyes to you.
I never said I would give you the entire remainder of the schedule at one time. I'll wait to see them perform against the Ducks and then talk about the Trojans. I was certain about the 3-0 beginning. I'm less certain about the rest of the schedule because I have to wait to see how they perform. BTW, It appears that McCaskill will play at Oregon. He took off his yellow jersey and practiced in full pads today.I'm not calling the rest of their schedule until I watch them play.
Someone else mentioned it yesterday, but Shane Cokes has been a complete nom factor this year. I had actually forgotten about him until he was brought up yesterday.It's not an issue of size in the trenches.
The issue is that there's not much NFL talent, particularly a lack of "will be starting on Sundays in 2024" talent.
Moreover, while there is enough talent to make solid lines for P5 football, these units have to play off teammates in their units. They're all new to each other, new to the schemes, and new to their coaches so there isn't mastery of assignments or chemistry like there would be if they'd all been together 2-3 years. Lots of learning going on every week.
If we can get to the bye week healthy and somewhere between 4-3 and 6-1, I think we'll be well positioned to make a lot of noise in the final 5 games. Enough to be in line to make a Holiday Bowl level postseason appearance.
The season is still young, but at this point, his decision to forgo entering the draft (where he was projected to be a fifth-rounder) is looking like a huge mistake.Someone else mentioned it yesterday, but Shane Cokes has been a complete nom factor this year. I had actually forgotten about him until he was brought up yesterday.