If you see the names Tagovailoa and Fromm pop up on the recruiting trail, it’s not a typo. The true freshmen who took over the College Football Playoff both have younger brothers who figure to keep the rivalry going.
After Jake Fromm led Georgia to an SEC title and berth in the national title game and Tua Tagovailoa won the national title for Alabama with his second-half performance, their younger siblings might have a hard time coming out of their shadows.
Bryant tells Snyder to rewind it again.
“When Chris Paul says, ‘Wait until the game slows down for him,’ that’s what he’s talking about,” Snyder says. “Because when you change speeds, by definition, you see more.”
The Sooners return several rotation players at defensive end but have to replace All-Big 12 defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, who was a senior last season.
“Like I told Johnnie, I don’t do that on purpose,” Mitchell says.
“But you can train it, though,” Snyder replies. “In fact, one of the things, because you’re getting more curls on the chase, like almost like a skip, you turn and you change speeds with your body even without your feet. That’s why you do all the stuff you’re doing with JB. The sequence is important.”
Bryant wants to note one other thing before they move on to the next clip. When Mitchell caught the inbounds pass as he came off the Gobert screen, he put the ball down with his inside hand, allowing his shoulders to get vertical immediately. It’s something they work on every day, the kind of detail that makes a difference but most casual observers would never notice.
“You’re here, and now you’re downhill,” Bryant says.
He had eight goals and 11 assists in 35 games for the Coyotes.
Max Scherzer said in the spring that he doesn’t think he has reached his peak yet, which was quite the statement from a pitcher who won the 2016 National League Cy Young Award with an impressive season, then posted an ERA almost half a run lower and WAR almost a full win higher in 2017 to win it in a second consecutive season. In his past three starts, Scherzer has posted the three highest miss rates on his fastball at any point since the start of 2017. Maybe he has a point. — Langs