Your Vent Thread

By Corey Carpenter on October 8, 2011 at 11:40p
180 Comments

Here we go again. Just when we thought we were going to steal one in Lincoln, the second half happened and this team is in serious jepordy of losing a potential 4 straight.

Yes, Bauserman sucks, but so did the defense the second half. Most of us didn't think we could pull this one out, but the way this game developed makes me sick. This is simply going to be the toughest season we have had to endure in quite some time.

At any rate, get your vent-on, but remember to keep things constructive and civil.

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LABuckeye's picture

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

No... I don't feel better now.

Blake's picture

Feel somewhat pathetic and dirty saying something like this, but the sympathy for the players that did nothing wrong is the only thing I don't just completely hate about this Ohio State football team.

Colin's picture

Constructive and civil: Bauserman you suck ass. 

madhatterhater's picture

All I can say is this season sucks bad!

go bucks

Nick1's picture

I'd be fine with 3-3 if we didn't have the talent to be 6-0 or 5-1 at worst.

tampa buckeye's picture

Agreed.  Thing are def looking up.  We get boom back and hopefully williams soon.  Philly Brown got open quite often last night if Miller doesn't get hurt they win easy.

Brutus's picture

Here's the thing, do we really have the talent to be any better than 3-3? Miller is clearly not that good yet. We're constantly saying that the LB corp may be the worst in recent history. The team is very young. I don't care how many stars these guys had when they were being recruited, I don't think that translates into talent right away. The team choked last night but bad luck had a lot to do with it. This is at best a 3-3 team, maybe 4-2 if Miller doesn't get hurt.

Perhaps we should all take Eminem's advice and stop living up here, and start living down here (sorry, it's kind of a visual thing but if you've seen 8 Mile, you'll get the reference).

jfrank373's picture

How is Baus the back up QB? I am dumb founded by that. Also, Hyde should easily be the starting rb. The whole coaching staff has to go. I saw that meltdown coming a mile away.

LouBuck35's picture

I really, truly can't understand how Bauserbust is the 2nd best QB on this team.  I can't fathom how Guiton can perform ANY worse in the passing game, and he at least adds the agility necessary to avoid a little rush and keep a play alive.....I just don't see it...dumbfounded.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

cbuswolverine's picture

wtf @ Bauserbust.

The man's nickname is clearly Lolllllllllserman.

tampa buckeye's picture

I have to say it wasn't on the coaches.  If Miller doesn't get hurt we win. <----- Broken record.  We have something to build on though.  Misdirection worked who'd a thunk it?

Backup Placekick holder's picture

Miller doesn't play defense.

 

tampa buckeye's picture

Yes, but he plays offense alot better then JB  three and outs tend to get a defense tired late in games.  No excuse for the play of the d in the second half but you have to think (if your a reasonable person)  Miller leads them to an upset.  He was hurt making a first down after all.  

Menexenus's picture

I'm proud of the development we saw on offense today.  The offense staked us to a 3 touchdown lead.  That should be enough for our defense against *any* team.  The defense really let us down today by allowing 4 consecutive unanswered touchdowns in the second half.

 

The offense lost the game against MSU, but the defense lost the game against Nebraska.  What a shame... 

 

I hope we can finally put all the pieces together against Illinois next week!  Go Bucks!

Real fans stay for Carmen.

RedQueenRace's picture

I mostly agree.  The D was put in a bad situation by the turnover but we still had a 2 TD lead.  In the past we could burn clock and the D would hold.  Not this year.

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

I put almost none of it on the defense.  The entire second half we had no sustained drives after Miller went down.  Therefore, the defense being on the field for about 25 of 30 minutes will make anyone tired/ worn down.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

addman1405's picture

FUCK THIS!......ALL OF THIS.

 

FUCK BAUSERMAN 

FUCK FICKELL

FUCK THE WALRUS (*coo coo ca choo)

FUCK EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!!!!!!!!

 

See you next year urban

 

Love Adam

tampa buckeye's picture

HA.  Nothing is fucked here.  Boom is back.  We need williams back and that d line is going to be nasty.  Hopefully miller can play next week. Go Bucks.

Pam's picture

I would rather have lost this game early than endure this study in futility. Absolutley stunned that JB is even on this team let alone a QB. I am sick

pasadenabuck's picture

Bauserman is No. 2 on the depth chart because.....?????

A fool and his money are soon parted.I would pay anyone a lot of money to explain that to me. -Homer Simpson

LouBuck35's picture

He's great at hitting the assistant equipment manager on the down and wayyyyyyyy out.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

This made me chuckle but in a sad way.  He is very accurate past the sideline.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

Buckrific's picture

I am officially boycotting OSU if Bauserman is on the field.  I can't put into words how much I hate having him on the field.  How bad are Guiten and/or Graham?  I need to stop typing or I will never get to sleep.

madhatterhater's picture

I have the same feeling, if JB is the best we got why in the heck did we even offer Guiton/Graham.

go bucks

Michael's picture

I don't see anyway we finish this season above .500 with Bauserman. I'd rather have Guiton or Graham out there getting experience than Bauserman underthrowing deep balls and pegging sideline camerawomen.

madhatterhater's picture

JB could have recieved a little assistance with the play calling.  Thanks Walrus for giving up totally on run with 5 minutes left with a qb the was crapping in his pants.

go bucks

RedQueenRace's picture

Yep.  I just don't understand running deep sideline patterns when you need 7-10 yards.  Especially when your QB has shown he can't make the throw.

Yamosu's picture

I hate this.  I feel dejected.  I want to throw my computer threw my TV.

Yamosu's picture

DON"T BRING CIVIL REASON AND GRAMMAR INTO THIS!

LouBuck35's picture

Total, epic, inexcusable second half meltdown.  The entire team deflated after Braxton got hurt.  Offense knew they wouldnt be able to do anything with Joe "Throw the ball 17 yards out of bounds on a simple out route" Bauserman, and the defense looked tired and deflated as a result.  Does anyone have any information on the last time, or if ever, the Bucks blew a 21, SECOND HALF lead??  Say what you want about Tresselball, but Tressel would of never allowed such a thing to happen, Braxton or not.  The remainder of this season will require a lot of booze, but solace will come knowing that the coaching staff will be wiped clean the day after the Gaylord Hotel Music City Bowl.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

Buckeyeholicwompa's picture

Well it looks THAT much brighter if we beat Michigan this year being a possible 4-5 loss team and them being probably a 0-2 loss team. I'm getting it started now.......BEAT MICHIGAN. That's all that matters.

LouBuck35's picture

I'm sorry, but if we can't corral Taylor Martinez, who can only run and throws like a 7th grader, then we have ZERO chance of containing the DeTard.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

madhatterhater's picture

I cant even imagine with a lose like this what next week will be like!  I might take the wife out to dinner just to avoid watching it.

go bucks

741's picture

Baus = bad. Pretty sure tonight was the last we will see of him in the scarlet and gray. BEAT MICHIGAN.

madhatterhater's picture

I thought that weeks ago.  I was wrong!

go bucks

Shock-G's picture

Simply put, I've seen videos of nerf balls coming out of women's special spots thrown nicer and more accurately than a Bauserman pass.

Living in Michigan sucks, even more so tonight.

 

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

flipbuckeye's picture

I'm not ready to pin this on the defense. Bauserman and the offense didn't even give the defense a chance to catch their breath.

madhatterhater's picture

Thats the way I see this game.  The offense picks up one fg/td this game is over.

go bucks

ohiowhitesnake's picture

+ 100000000000000000000000000000000

buckeye20's picture

If I'm Guiton, I'm packing my bags.

 

741's picture

Why? He probably will be starting next week.

Riggins's picture

Losing a 21-point lead sucks, but I think we played much better than last week.  Braxton is making strides. He is looking downfield a little more.  He isn't there yet, but incremental improvements are what he needs to focus on. Hopefully the injury isn't serious.

The O-line blocked better.

The defense held a very strong running game in check for the better part of the game.  They wore down a little late and gave up some points. 

All in all a vast improvement over last week and playing in a tough environment.

madhatterhater's picture

Compared to last week, this was a vast improvement.  I know I was looking for anything to make me feel better and it was there.  It just slipped away and I feel worse then I did when I woke up this morning.

go bucks

DarthSweaterVest's picture

A long and painful year is coming.  What other ways can we be humiliated this year?

741's picture

Heacock a lock to never win assistant coach of the year award again.

Boxing Buckeye's picture

The passion is what makes us great fans. We live and die with this team, it just so happens that tonight was a slow death. '04 was bad, but we knew it was short term. Right now there's not a silver lining. All we can do is try not to trash the players, remember what they put themselves through all year not just on Saturdays in the fall.
And here's to a better day next week in Champaign

"God, Family, Country, Buckeyes"

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

I asked in another post, but why isn't Guiton moved to another position? If JB is better, there is no chance of KG ever seeing the field, which is a waste of scholarships that will probably be reduced by the NCAA.

Hoody Wayes's picture

"This is simply going to be the toughest season we have had to endure in quite some time."

How about this? 

Between 1979 and 2000, Ohio State beat Michigan...7 times. 

For those of you who don't want Urban Meyer, be careful what you wish for.

pasadenabuck's picture

I don't know. Fickel seems pretty dedicated to Bauserman...

A fool and his money are soon parted.I would pay anyone a lot of money to explain that to me. -Homer Simpson

TheHostileDwarf's picture

If I have to see Bauserman take one more snap...I don't know what I'm going to do, but it's going to be bad.

Rav747's picture

Denard R. Is going to have a whale of a time if our second half defense shows up. And I for one, def want that win!

Aesculus californica's picture

4-12 Season as long as that next one is TSUN

sharkvsghost's picture

i know everyone is upset with baus and the defensive effort (or lack thereof) later in the game...but can we talk about that time when we punted from the nebraska 32? i think that's the most amzing thing i've ever seen in sports. really? a punt when you're inside the opponents 35 yard line? in the history of football how many times has that happened? like 4?

 

swing hard in case you hit it.

741's picture

Should we have attempted a 53 yard FG, or tried to convert a 4th and 13?

madhatterhater's picture

In a normal season, no.  This season heck why not.

go bucks

sharkvsghost's picture

yes...to either.

swing hard in case you hit it.

sharkvsghost's picture

this is tresselball without the talent, and it's gross.

swing hard in case you hit it.

Yamosu's picture

I actually think thats a tough call.  its 50 Yarder, our odds are what... 25%?  and then its 4th and 14... Don't like that either.  We did peg them inside the 10.  I don't hate that call.

jenks's picture

Basil has a strong leg and has been accurate lately, so not terrible odds. Bauserman is obviously going to thrown the ball out of bounds. It's an easy choice. Kick the fg.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I thought the punt was a decent call. Our only defensive stop in the last 25 minutes happened after that punt.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

sharkvsghost's picture

i think our brains have been poisoned by a decade of tresselball, which is awesome with a talented team.  but this year, it's only exacerbating the problem of youth and suspended talent.

when is this program going to get to a point where when the ball has been advanced to the opponent's 35 yard line we stop talking about field position and start talking about scoring?  what's the point of a recruiting rosters full of 4-star and 5-star kids, having state-of-the-art facilities, and an all around "elite" program when all anyone seems to be excited about is out-punting the other team?  when does this mindset end? 

tresselball doesn't work without a talented team.  and with the personnel situation being what it is, I'm not convinced anything about this season would be different if jim tressel were still the coach.  someone tweeted earlier that tonight was becoming sugar bowl 2.0. well, in sugar bowl 2.0 the luck runs out, the bad guys eventually regain the lead, and conservatism in-extremis gets exposed.

in closing, this blows. wake me up in 2012.

swing hard in case you hit it.

Blake's picture

Yeah...I thought that was pretty gutless myself. Basil is honestly the only somewhat competent weapon we have on this team for scoring points. Let him kick the damn ball.

madhatterhater's picture

Agreed!!!!!!!

go bucks

M tots's picture

It would have been against the wind, plus the slippery field conditions. Odds of making it would not have been very good.  But looking back on it, that was our best chance to score late, so it's easy to point a finger at it

LouBuck35's picture

Am I the only one who felt Sabino was slow, out of positon and took horrible angles all night.  I'm so tired of seeing replays with Sabino slowing trailing the play after losing his jock or totally overpursuing.  Outside of that, I cut the defense only the slightest bit of slack, because once Braxton was replaced, they spent most of their time on the field.  Once walrusball takes over, its done.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

DarthSweaterVest's picture

Sabino has been horrible, slow, out of position, what happened to our linebackers?

O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

All I heard was how fast this Sabino kid is...a playmaker. He gets out of position faster than any Buckeye linebacker in history.

theDuke's picture

answer to your question= MORE SHAZIER! 

theDuke

argyle182021's picture

I got a fever, and the only prescription is....MORE SHAZIER!

theDuke's picture

hahahahaaaa!!!! YES!!! now that you mentions it, i think i got a fever.  Better head to the pharmacy and get me some...SHAZIER!

 

Seriously, i rewatched that hit on punt protection probably 15 times last night. 

theDuke

DarthSweaterVest's picture

I actually agreed with the punt, with the wind and the rain and Basil's spotty performance, pin them back and let your D play.  Unfortunately the D decided NOT to play in the 2nd half

pasadenabuck's picture

yeah that punt was a really bad decision. If you don't trust the kicker, hell, just go for it even if it is 4th and 13....

A fool and his money are soon parted.I would pay anyone a lot of money to explain that to me. -Homer Simpson

madhatterhater's picture

Or with a competent OC you call plays for the situtaion.  AKA I m in four down territory so I am going to do this.  Again that would require a competent OC.

go bucks

matti's picture

this just in kenny guiton put in his tranfer papers because if he isnt gonna see the field with the baus' showing toniught he never will. also its like they hid wlarus' playbook in the first half  then he majically dusted that bad boy off after halftime. damn it this suck go bucks beat illi next week

madhatterhater's picture

On a side note how crappy is the Legend division.

go bucks

BuckeyeChris's picture

TO REPEAT:
I never...ever...ever want to see Joe Bauserman in an Ohio State uniform ever again. Period. Amen. I don't lay this on the defense at all. I lay this on the fact that Joe Bauserman is Tate Forcier minus the talent.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Blame goes to:

 

1. Jim Tressel. For the obvious reasons (the ones that cost him his job), but for the less obvious one: he found Joe Bauserman worthy of a scholarship, and had him as the primary backup (and heir apparent should anything happen to Pryor) for the previous 2 seasons. Tressel never noticed at any point since his initial recruitment 9 years ago that he can't play football at this level?

2. Braxton Miller. He generally had a strong, tough game, but his fumble was the emotional break Nebraska needed. It shouldn't be forgotten that when he got hurt, it was already 27-13 and the Buckeyes were facing a third-and-long.

3. Joe Bauserman. Just had to get that on the record.

4. Our seniors and whoever our on-field leaders are supposed to be. OK, Bauserman sucks. But once you've gone up 27-6 on a team that really can't pass, the offense shouldn't need to do anything else. The loss of poise was almost unbelievable.

5. Etienne Sabino. Great athlete with no football instincts AT ALL. A symbol of what's proving to be our worst group of linebackers in over 20 years. Which reminds me...

6. Mike Vrabel. Not every "big name" or former Buckeye is necessarily a good coach. His area of responsibility is not measuring up.

7. Everyone on the defense. Somebody, make a play.

8. Christian Bryant. Promising young player who picked a bad time to have a half from hell.

9. The coaching staff. Again, even before the injury to Miller, the signs of excessive tightness were already there. Basically, the difference between Pryor and Bauserman is the difference between the Sugar Bowl, where we took the huge early lead but were forced to hold on, and tonight, where we couldn't hold on. Once you play not to lose, you're already writing your obituary.

There's probably no coming back from this. The players showed that their hearts are made of crepe paper, and the coaches have little incentive now that they will all surely know they will be unemployed in 7 weeks.

Bad time to be a Buckeye.

 

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

LouBuck35's picture

Agree 1000%.  Outside of the Troy Smith Heisman year, has there EVER EVER EVER ever ever ever been a time when the Bucks have just kept the pedal pressed to the floor with a sizeable lead?  Seemingly EVERY other team in the country has zero problem playing their best guys and playing like its 0-0.  This is why teams like Oklahoma and LSU are where they are.  No mercy.  F'n John Krease and Kobra Kai..pound your opponents into submission or until the referee breaks it up.  More than anything, with THIS team, I would not consider a 21 point lead safe.  The way that Miller runs, we're so much more likely to see scenarios like tonight. I would rather be looked at as a team that may run up the score from time to time than a team that gets up early, lets it slip away, and either blows the game or barely hangs on.  I understand that a win is a win, but what is the point in making it more difficult for yourself.  This team, and many Buckeye teams have had ZERO killer instinct.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

jenks's picture

That was the thing about Tress... We never ran the score up, but we never did the things that would blow a 21 point lead.

Marshall's picture

Totally disagree on #2.  Miller made a night and day difference.  One cheap score off a turnover wouldn't have swung the whole game.  Lose him altogether, different deal.  How do you possibly place Miller higher on that list than Bauserman?

Marshall
2002 graduate of The Ohio State University
National champs.  Coincidence?

Buckeye Chuck's picture

It was a list, not a ranking. And while Miller generally played well, I couldn't very well ignore the game's obvious turning point--it was instantly recognized as such in the live thread.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

Marshall's picture

Thanks for the clarification, that's fair, I get what you're saying.  I remember my high school coach preaching about "sudden change."  If the fumble "sudden change" was the single swing of the pendulum, and we would have lost regardless of whether or not Miller was in at all, that means our team is more emotionally fragile than any of us thought, doesn't it?  Not good.

Marshall
2002 graduate of The Ohio State University
National champs.  Coincidence?

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

That's the end of the Fickell era. One year and done. The coaching staff blew it, especially the OC -- and we know who that bum is. His play-calling is grade-school stuff, running plays up the backside of the guard that go nowhere because the whole stadium knows that's what's coming. And why does he call long passes (way downfield) when we need only 10 yards? Smith should be seeing the same games we are, and start looking for a new head coach for next fall. Don't give me the blind loyalty stuff that we're going to win when the others (except Posey) come back next week or whenever. This game should not have been lost.

collisionbend's picture

I certainly hope the NCAA is happy now.

"There's a fine line between perception and reality." -- Luke Fickell

 
madhatterhater's picture

The defensive line was flat worn out in the second half.  Nate Williams would have been huge in this game.

go bucks

DotThei's picture

These imbecile coaches lost me last week, but now I've got reason to despise them. They've invented a whole new way to lose with this team, and, now, no lead will feel like enough the rest of the year (on the off-chance we have a lead). The team is likely destroyed mentally. A losing season is certainly in play...

How you could not put Guiton in that game when Bauserman was obvious playing scared (again) is beyond me. Furthermore Guiton is the kind of QB that fits into the Braxton Miller-style gameplan, which worked okay for a large stretch of the game. I'd happily see Luke and Bollman fired tomorrow and perhaps Heacock take us the rest of the way. At the moment, we're a complete and utter joke.

DotThei

Brutus's picture

The loss was inevitable the moment Miller went down.  We were successful to that point because not only did he keep the Nebraska defense off balance, but we were able to keep our defense off the field.  With the prospect of us going three and out on every drive after the injury, the defense was bound to wear out.  I'm not blaming the defense for this, at least not entirely.  I'm blaming whoever is responsible for us not having a better back up than Baus.  I'm also blaming the ref for not calling the pass interference in the end zone.  That was a huge play.  If the penalty is called, we at least get a FG out of that drive and it's a two score game.  Oh well.  I truly believed we would win this game and I was right were it not for a sprained ankle to the worst possible person on the team.

We will see a lot of Guiton or Graham for however long Miller is out.  I think the reason we haven't seen them yet this season is that we couldn't afford to give them any snaps in practice.  One of those guys will start getting half the reps.  Bauserman is the worst QB to take a significant amount of snaps for Ohio State EVER.  Someone name a worse QB.  Tedd Ginn was better.

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

Mark Titus?  He was probably a worse QB.

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

 Ramzy's take on us having a vcr repairman as a QB coach is right on, it would seem.  Unless he teaches over throws and throw aways.  If that is the case, then he is freaking awesome at what he does.

faux_maestro's picture

Bauserman is the worst QB to take a significant amount of snaps for Ohio State EVER.  Someone name a worse QB.

 

Austin Moherman (pronounced "Mockerman") 1999. He was the fool that got replaced by Steve Bellisari. His stat line vs. Bauserman:

Moherman: 36 for 75 (48%), 435 yards, 2 TD's 5 INT's. 18 rushes for -22 yards.

Bauserman: 40 for 86 (46.5%), 492 yards, 5 TD's 1 INT. 19 rushes for 19 yards.

 

HE was a statue that makes Bauserman look like Mike Vick.

Inní mér syngur vitleysingur

Marshall's picture

I'm frustrated, and this might seem like a silly thing to vent about, but isn't Matt Millen really just a complete fool?  He went on for awhile at end of the game about the fumble by Miller being the turning point.  Never mind that Miller was out soon after the fumble as well.  I could be wrong on whether he's a fool or not.  After all, I was never an NFL GM...but then again, thinking about it, neither was he.  At one point, wasn't he less popular in Detroit than the GM executive who played the role of hatchet-man when factories shut down?

Of course, they probably didn't have much time to think about it all, considering they had to get the feel-good comments on Burkhead in...and then the crack on how Posey was the real difference in the game.

ESPN.  Nebraska.  Nauseated.  The only thing that could have made it worse would be Herbstreit doing the game and unloading some fresh cutting-edge allegations that would then merit another 11W gray box tomorrow.

Nauseated.

Marshall
2002 graduate of The Ohio State University
National champs.  Coincidence?

TheCleve's picture

I don't think I have ever been more angy over an Ohio state loss in my life. As soon as brax got hurt I had a bad feeling. So the game is slipping away and I'm pissed but then I see a tweet that guiton was warming up with like 2mins to play and no chance to get in and I just went nuclear.

Really Luke, you think that was the proper time to make a qb change? I know that he didn't ask for this and he answered the call but man, how over his head is the guy.

I would say that bauserman jerseys will be burning in Columbus but no one who wear that bums number

Just so very angy

Conroy's picture

I feel bad for Bauserman.  He never though he would see the field to do anything other than hand it off when we were up for 30+

matti's picture

dont ever say that he got a free education for sucking at football and some decent cash for sucking at baseball

Blake's picture

Pretty hard to feel bad for a guy who's going to graduate from a school that he's been at for 5 years, all without having to learn how to play football. He's had enough time here to learn how to complete forward passes. The guy just sucks. Not a personal thing, he just shouldn't be on the roster of an Ohio State football team.

jenks's picture

I find it hard to believe he made the team and I did not. I scored a lot of points in peewee.

osunut2's picture

The defense completely lost their discipline after Taylor Martinez's first TD, and combined with Braxton's injury, the defense just seemed to quit, even with a 2 TD lead. That has to fall on the shoulders of the head coach, to some degree. Granted, they were gassed for the last quarter and a half, but I haven't seen an Ohio State team quit like that since 1999 in the 2nd half at Wisconsin.

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be any god-d*mned civilization." 

madhatterhater's picture

JB should pay OSU back for his scholarship!

go bucks

Buckeyejason's picture

Go away 2011, erase this season.

What a choke job to the fullest. Heacocks defense giving games away..we've seen that scene plenty of times before.

Offense is well..the offense.

Bauserbum is a bum. Plain and simple. Shouldn't be on an elite football program.

Abandoned the run game and made Bauserbum throw 3 times in a row??? Bye Bollman.

1 screen play after it went for a touchdow. 1?!?!? 1!!

Fickell is fucking terrible.

Vrabel is coaching up our linebackers real great..worst LB play I've seen in columbus since I've been watching buckeye football.

Sabino is the most overrated LB we've ever recruited. I know why he's finally playing after 3 years.

How do you blow this game to a one dimensional team with 27-6 lead? Unbelievable!!

I predicted we'd lose. But to have that big lead..build up hope that we'd pull the upset just to blow it and feel my heartbreak..

Shitty ass team..disgrace to Ohio State tradition.

BUCKEYES BABY!

madhatterhater's picture

To be fair this isnt the OSU team that was susposed to see the field.  The disgrace is all who are involved in the suspension!

go bucks

jenks's picture

What a choke job to the fullest. Heacocks defense giving games away..we've seen that scene plenty of times before.

What are you talking about? This team has only lost a handful of games in the last decade.

3cent's picture

And in those handful of games the D has blown it at the end in the BIG ones (TX '05, TX '08, USC '09)

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

Agree with tight coaching. This teams plays like someone is looking over their shoulder on every play. When things get hairy, there is zero calming presence. Everyone freaks out. On a side note, we as fans feel awful. The team feels worse. And Tressel probably feels even worse.

LouBuck35's picture

We'll just have to go back and take a look at the tape.  Hey guys, you know, its just about execution, getting back to the fundamentals and doing what we can do best.  Our guys fought hard, and its purely an issue of execution.  We just have to keep getting better....

I already see this quote coming on Tuesday around noonish.  It makes me want to puke.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

thedecline19's picture

I feel bad for the 1st sting O and that is it.

i guess d started off well, but the rest was an embarassment.

 

 

Buckeyejason's picture

Oh yeah, and we wait till its too late to warmup Guiton??

Genuis coaching staff we have here. Fuck all of them. They have know idea what the hell they're doing with these players.

Guarentee you that Graham and Guiton produce more on the field than Bauserbum, Guarentee you!!!

BUCKEYES BABY!

Illibuck's picture

This team is in the record book for all the wrong reasons.  

MSU: program record in sacks

UN: Largest comeback in program history

Hey Illinois what record would you like to break next week?

madhatterhater's picture

I just hope that the NCAA comes out with the ruling soon.  That way we can take this year a bowl ban year.

go bucks

buckeye20's picture

I'm going to Sh-Boom Sh-Booms.

 

BIGjuxe's picture

I would have rather lost by 70. 

WB

slovak71's picture

I totally agree.

Marshall's picture

http://twitter.com/#!/elevenwarriors/status/122888587812417536

This only makes my mood worse.  With the ban-hammer that the Posey/Herron problems might bring, Meyer's reason for not taking the job is built in.  Not that he is anyway...hate how Our Ohio State University is one of those schools that might end up playing footsie with a bunch of "top" prospects, only to end up with the coach from Missouri or Toledo.

Marshall
2002 graduate of The Ohio State University
National champs.  Coincidence?

headina's picture

I didnt read anything above so sorry if all this has already been said 100 times. i am going to try to be positive even though it is hard to be when my heart was just torn out. 

the game had 2 major (obvious) turning points

1. miller got the ball torn out of his hands

2. miller got hurt

 

The ball getting torn out of his hands gave nebraska their first td and a glimmer of hope. they cut a 21 point lead to 14. the fans who wanted nothing to do with their team got a jolt of hope back. however they had to kick to a team that had been playing an awesome game offensively. 

Miller getting hurt really was, in my opinion, the big game changer. The offense again went dormant, and the play calling went from surprisingly decent to atrocious. you are snapping the ball with 25-30 seconds left on the play clock while CLINGING to a 7 point lead in the 4th quarter. and then you start going away from an established run game TO PASS WITH BAUSERMAN. I am sorry Bauserman, you are a loyal buckeye who has done everything right in your career, but sadly that means being a team player giving encouragement and insight to QB 1. As sick as I am after that loss, and as fearful as i am of the complete incompetence of the ncaa, i come away with a little bit of hope for the future. The D has how many freshman/sophomores playing?! The skill positions on offense are full of freshman/sophomores too. the bucks are extremely young, getting valuable game reps on both sides of the ball.

We can all agree this season is a loss, and the coaching staff is on its way out the door. It is extremely hard to be positive right now and just let this season go, but tOSU has a bright future. lets hope the ncaa doesnt take a dump on it and dish out unfair punishment to a team that has been punished enough already. /rant

GO BUCKS

Marshall's picture

Does anybody have a strong opinion on Pelini wanting the Ohio State job?  I'm not saying I want him, or that I don't.  My reaction is "meh."  I'm just asking.  Seemed to be awfully friendly and gracious after the game...

Is there anybody out there who thinks he is a good candidate, or feels strongly about him?

Marshall
2002 graduate of The Ohio State University
National champs.  Coincidence?

presidentelectswagg's picture

I thought for sure OSU had Nebraska in a body bag. Fickel's not quite ready for the big stage and that's too bad considering how much he loves the school. I know this has to be tearing him apart.

RC's picture

If he loves this school he will resign tomorrow.  He is killing this program.

NC_Buckeye's picture

You are right my man. But it's more than that -- they ALL need to resign tomorrow. I think the players should coach themselves for the rest of the season.

/s

slovak71's picture

Bauserman or Stevie Bellisari? Who ya got?

buckeye20's picture

Bauserman...never thought I would say that.

benneds's picture

Bellisari!! At least he was good half the time!

GO BUCKS

Marshall's picture

Bellisari.  Bellisari was a math major who didn't have at one point a ridiculous beard.  The DUI hurts the cause, but that does happen to college kids sometimes.  Bauserman's beard is strictly a case of him looking in the mirror and not having the awareness that he looked homeless.  Bellisari threw for 1599 yards in 2001.  The 2001 team went what, 7-5, with Bellisari out for 1 game, if I remember.  This is a more talented team that's headed to 5-7 or so.

Bellisari.  Hands down.

Marshall
2002 graduate of The Ohio State University
National champs.  Coincidence?

BIGjuxe's picture

Baus makes Bellsari look like a Heisman candidate.

WB

KenK's picture

Bellisari, I'm afraid. It would drive me crazy watching him play, but at least he could move around and complete a pass every now and then.

Johnny Hooker: "He's not as tough as he thinks". Henry Gondorff: "Neither are we".

buckeye20's picture

On a positive note, Braxton showed solid improvement, but mad a couple of freshman mistakes and hasn't learned how to take care of the football.  No big deal.  He is going to be good. Guiton needs to be the back-up.  Clegg...I mean Bauserman is horrible.  It looks like he is trying to throw it in row X. Just sick.

slovak71's picture

BTW, did we have to vacate the Illibuck from last year?

69Buckeye's picture

Defensively, need to shore up LB play. With Nebraska running the reverse option both ways, we did not have LB's fast enough and in poor breakdown position. With Illinois, Wisconson and Michigan coming up on schedule this has to be rectified or they will do same to us. Hopefully, coaching staff will give younger and more athletic LB's the chance to correct this. Did see big improvement in offense. Little too conservative in second half with this defense.

Jdadams01's picture

Two things:

1) Bauserman is an eye sore.

2) Nebraska fans are now my least favorite. Was at a BW3 outside Lincoln watching the game. Not making a scene or even sticking out during the first 3 quarters. During the 4th, Husker fans started getting obnoxious. My wife stood up to go to the bathroom and a dude got in her face and started mocking her on her way. She came back to the table in tears. It got to the point where I had to ask one of the dudes to step outside with me to get them to shut up. Also, my buddy and his 14 YEAR OLD sister were at the game. Afterword, a Husker fan chucked a beer bottle at them and split her head open. She's at the ER. So much for the fiendly Husker reputation.

buckeye20's picture

That's sick.  Our country is falling apart dude.

 

benneds's picture

We should have pounded the crap out of Nebraska. I was not worried about Braxtons turnover  but the minute I saw him leave the game I knew we were done on offence. It is the biggest joke to have Bauserman on the field for THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES. No wonder he doesn't play baseball anymore because he obviously can't hit the broad side of a barn with his passes. We are in deep trouble this year. Nebraska sucks and Wisconson is going to clean our clocks!

 

Braxton is very talented though and we are in good shape if he can recover and stay healthy.

GO BUCKS

M tots's picture

The Defense had been critical of the offense the past couple of weeks, saying they were holding up their end of the bargain while the O was not, and that if the O could just give them a lead...

Well Defense, you got what you'd been asking for.  You had a 21 point lead in the 2nd half.  Way to step up.

I feel like Sabino and especially Tyler Moeller killed us tonight.  They were both lost and out of position for much of the game

Michael's picture

Oh, this didn't help either - http://www.facebook.com/#!/buckeyes/posts/10150341351524799

Well, well, well "Haters" ... How's that for a 1st half ... On the road ... At night?! Bucks up 20-6 over Huskers. 30mins to go! O-H!

Also, my friend sent me the following text immediately before (literally before the 3rd and 7 Braxton fumble): "Wanna roll out? They're winning big." We're no longer friends.

MSpeer1's picture

To me, this game was lost on critical coaching decisions.

1. Not kicking the FG on the Nebraska 32...don't understand that at all. Going up 10 adds a bit of confidence to both sides of the ball. That makes it a 2 score game and forces Martinez to throw the ball.

2. Why are we passing the ball on every play with Bauserman at QB and with the lead in the 4th? Why are we not handing it to Hyde to chew up clock and hopefully pick up a few first downs? THAT is Tresselball. I dont know what this is...

M tots's picture

Well it was wet and it would have been against the wind so I can (somewhat) understand the rationale behind it.

But as for your 2nd point, I could not agree more.  Especially on what turned out to be our last possession.  We got the ball with 5 minutes left (and all 3 timeouts).  There was no need to throw the ball with Joey B.  Hyde had been solid, picking up chunks of yardage.  Instead, Baus gets sacked, throws an incompletion, and then throws the ball out of bounds.  And we never touch the ball again.  Still can't wrap my head around it

Marshall's picture

http://www.goodsamdayton.org/gshservices.aspx?id=50862

I live 10 miles from where Braxton Miller went to high school, I'm in an opposing school district to Huber Heights (think Kurt Coleman).  A few of my co-workers have children who went to high school with Miller.  I remember the Monday at work after the event described in the link above happened, as a couple of my co-workers came in late and depressed (football's kind of a big deal around here).  The star quarterback for Wayne in Huber had gotten hurt badly.  1/3 of my office was miserable about it.

Tonight was like watching a flashback of some of that.  To see the story in this link reinforces it.  Miller is a special guy, great talent, really mobile.  Really like him.  Want him to succeed very badly and to wash away all the residual Pryor.  But the reality is that I suspect injuries are going to challenge this young man, and this team, significantly.  If we are going to make this work, it might really be safer to just commit to a 2-headed QB system with Miller and Graham today.  Build them up together for the future.  If Guiton isn't getting played ahead of Bauserman, you have to wonder about the deal.

I'm sorry for putting this down, but Miller has fought injuries for much of his career.  We have to have more durability at the QB position than this, if the Buckeyes will play at the expected level.  It might be time to commit to a Leak/Tebow sort of combination up front, rather than holding off on it and being in a jam down the road.

Marshall
2002 graduate of The Ohio State University
National champs.  Coincidence?

RedQueenRace's picture

On offense Nebraska mostly played a two-man game in the second half and we could not stop them.  Not even at the end when we knew they were not going to throw the ball.

Those two players also both wound up with over 100 yards rushing each.  I am not looking forward to watching Scheelhause and Robinson run through and around this D.

Bobcat04's picture

It's just the WAY this went down.  I prepared myself all week to look similar to the MSU game (inept), and thought i'd be happy with just some signs of improvement.  If we just took a few steps in the right direction and ended up with a loss to a good Nebraska team on the road, I could handle it.  The year is pretty much a wash anyway.  HOWEVER, this team finds new and crippling ways to tear your spirit up.  When you dominate the game for the first 36 minutes on both sides of the ball, and are up 27-6, you should probably win the game.  It's literally the only way they could have lost this that would have been this painful.  Un-f'n-real. 

  I'm just in shock.  Really, I could have handled another 7-10 point game a lot better.  If you're going to turn the corner, turn the corner and finish.  That Burkhead couldn't have had 20 yards in the first half, and in the second, he can't be stopped.  Why?  It's like they just quit.  Nebraska's offense is the farthest thing from quick-strike in all of college football, and all OSU had to do was just get a few first downs, hold on to the ball, and play to the end.  I really have never before in my life wished that the football season, which you wait anxiously for all year, would just be over tomorrow.  Just over with.  Move on and get this behind us.  It feels like being cheated out of fall.  That's it...  

Flying's picture

One thing everyone has to consider from tonight's game.  The defense played poorly in the 2nd half.  However, that was largely due to the Offense's inabilitly to sustain any drives without Braxton Miller being in the ball game.  Guiton probably would have been our next best option.  Either that or tell the Oline to run block their hind ends off and not let Joe Wild Thing Bauserman~

Bobcat04's picture

Oh, and I don't want Pelini at all.  Nor Beckman.  Nor Dantonio.  I just feel that these coaches, while decent, just don't have the upside that we'll need.  They all have deficiencies.

collisionbend's picture

I heard that Bud Carson (yeah, *that* Bud Carson) was interested in the job. My source said he'd be willing to come back from the dead for a second chance to be a head coach again. In Ohio, to boot. 

Ehhhh... I'm not sure I want him, either.

"There's a fine line between perception and reality." -- Luke Fickell

 
NavyBuck's picture

Let's call it like it is - the experiment is over: Good Bye Luke.  GO back to your one dimension focal point (defense only).  How dare you come on ESPN and say that all of the folks need to dig deep inside of their pride.  For 3 week prior now, we could not block nor throw.  Why? Because we kept trying to throw the ball deep with no protection/time to throw.  I thought you guys figured that out.  JB comes in and all of the passes go deep.  BTW, who in the hell is he throwing the ball too?  75% of his balls are thrown out of bounds.  Maybe with JB in the game we should just run the old fashion sweep.  He would be better off running the ball for 2-3 yards instead of those out of bound throws.  If the season is a wash - give the freshman's a chance at least at running the ball.  The RB situation is backwards.  Hall is a good back but if you can't see Hyde as a faster Beenie Wells, then your eyesight is failing you. Slip the fullback the ball every now and then - that would keep some of the defense off of your primary runners. If the fullback can't get one yard - we got bigger problems.  Job well done to the offensive line -much improved. Welcome back Adams. Also, someone teach Miller how to hold a ball when running.  Every fan can tell he needs to improve on holding the ball (aka Bennie Wells).   MAybe some time with Troy Smith could help.

I would like to acknowledge the Buckeye Hall of Shame Team:
1.  Tattoo Parlor Owner.  Hope you rot in jail with the Miami Booster - SOB.
2.  Terrell Pryor - You F***ing Coward - you left your peers behind when you knew they would not get the same attention you did from the NFL. Heck , I actually liked you as a player - you non-throwing SOB.  See you out of the NFL in 3 years.  Al Davis passed away and with him is your only NFL supporter. 
3.  Jim Tressel.  You left us unprepared (JB) and disappointed - If Urban say's no to OSU - come back. One year away is enough punishment. Surely the NCAA can't punish us twice because of you.  ** By the way, why didn't we get Brain Kelly from Cincinnati/ND. He would rather be at OSU vice ND. JB would be selling popcorn if Brian Kelly was our coach.  He understands the "killer instinct".
4. 2011 New addition: Bobby DiGeronimo aka "The Booster". Why do you boosters think you are above us as true fans.  I hope your business goes down with the economy. That is my recommendation to all of these "business elbow rubbing boosters" - boycott them for negative impacting of our team.  The Ohio State Buckeyes represent us - the citizens of Ohio and not your personal fundraisers or picture taking bragging rights.  Buy a ticket and sit in the stadium like the rest of the fans.  You taking blame don't do crap for our team or our spirits.  You sitting around say "my bad" is like spitting in our face. Yes, we know our team will bounce back and beat a ranked team but we never had to go thru all of this had it not been for your temptation to be a "baller" vice a fan.

To all of the current Buckeyes players, learn from Posey, Art and Maurice. He (Posey) surely lost millions of dollars because of tattoos and a few hundred bucks.  How in the hell could he afford a lawyer but needed to recieve more than he earned??? Maurice Clarett even admitted it.  The player is responsible for their actions.  Maurice is trying to teach you something.  Look at Art Schlieter (mis-spelled but who cares) now in jail.  THERE IS NO SHORTCUT TO THE TOP.  It is earned with hard work and sweat to include the classroom. The majority of you will never get to the NFL and that is okay with us as fans. We love the fact that you represent us as Buckeyes and we will always honor that and you for your efforts (including you JB-just perform like a 5th year senior and stop killing our chances). Just give us 100% and know that we will never depart you.  We still wear our OSU gear in Gatorland and LSUville.   Our bumper stickers still say OSU and we do not plan to remove them. MY advice for the rest of the season - go out like gangbusters and have fun breaking the hearts of the other Big 10 Teams.  Trust us - they have no problem breaking our hearts.  Just open up a can of old fashion "Woody Hayes" ass-kicking formula and walk away this year with a smile and say it like Arnold "We'll be back"!!!!   

 

 

 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

What the fuck happened to our defense?  Why does one turnover all of a sudden change the game?  Maybe in a close game, but you're up 27 to fucking 6!  Man up, get a stop, keep it at 27-9, no biggie.  But no, way to roll over and get destroyed.

You can blame the offense all you want, but last week when our offense was totally pathetic regardless of QB, the D kept us within range.  How do you go from dominant to all of a sudden you can't make a play?  After all, you all are on scholarship (right, Christian Bryant?  Nice whiff on that one tackle).  Don't be like LeBron, give us the 4th quarter.

Class of 2010.

NavyBuck's picture

Add Dennis Talbott to the Shame also.

eric_gobucks's picture

Any news on Miller's injury? If he's out for an extended period of time I'm going to have to take up arts and crafts on saturdays or something

Buckeye in Athens's picture

Miller was pretty great yesterday. Had some incredible runs and showed so much more confidence in the pocket. He even checked down to second or third reads. His injury was devestating. I know a lot of people are already talking about Miller's durability for the long-term, even discussing Graham or Guiton for a two-QB system. I think we need to remember that 6-5/6 225 lb. Cardale Jones will be joining us in January. Even though he's likely headed for a redshirt, hopefully he'll be able to provide us with some quality depth in case of future catastrophe. 

baddogmaine's picture

I agonized over this this while I was supoposed to be sleeping. I haven't read the comments that came before, I might be repeating what has already been said. Here are my FIVE THOUGHTS.

 

1) The most recent is always what is felt most strongly. Even adjusting for that this was the most embarassing loss of the last few decades. We scored 20 points more than I expected, but even at its best our offense was more opportunistic than organized, and in the second half the offense disappeared completely. At least against MSU our defense played strong for 60 minutes; against Nebraska the Silver Bullets reverted to Miami form: undisciplined and weak tackling. It was a team-wide debacle. When you give the opponent the biggest come-back victory in its 100 years of playing football you have done something truely remarkable. There are no silver linings. This was a game that can destroy a team's spirit as no previous game did. Whether that happens remains to be seen, but with undefeated IL and WI next up this team might not have enough left to beat Purdue.

 

2) Braxton Miller is TP without the size. This is not a good thing. We've read that he is far ahead of Pryor in game readiness at the same stages of their freshman season. Don't believe it. His decision making, his mechanics are dreadful. If he is going to lead this team next year he has an IMMENSE amount of work to do.

 

3) All year I've been saying that Bauserman was the better downfield passer of the two. I no longer believe this. For the most part Joe had the time to set himself and read the field and he still threw with the accuracy of a woman peeing, and less poise. There is little of consequence to play for this year other than preparing for next year, which means that there is next to no reason for Bauserman, who will not be on the team next year, to see the field again. Fickell should decide who is "third" string and make that person Miller's back-up, so that we don't go into the 2012-13 campaign with only one QB with game experience, and question marks about the ability of that one to lead. And who knows - maybe Guiton is better than reported? He can't perform much worse than what we've had.

4) Martinez is a QB with throwing issues. He's raw and rough and unreliable.  He started out 8 for 8. He started that way not because he suddenly became Colt McCoy but because he was asked to throw dinks and dunks and he did it. His receivers got linvolved, he got confidence, and in the second half our defense came forward to stop the dinks and dunks and the longer passes opened. Siciliano can not turn anyone into McCoy. And Bollman apparently can not give our QBs a game plan they can execute. If we had a stable head coaching situation they should both be fired now. Right now. No point in playing another six games, maybe lighting up the scoreboard against IN but generally fighting to score ten. Replacements should be found and brought in now. This is not hysteria, it is a calm objective comment on what this team is lacking and what is needed to fix it.

5) Fickell has lost control of the team. We can point to the collapse of the defense, his supposed specialty. That other than Hyde's 60 yard burst our RBs got less than 100 yards for the game. But two things really stand out. In the second half NE received the opening kickoff AND had the wind at their backs in the fourth quarter. How was that possible? The big one was when we had 3rd and 13 at the NE 32, leading by 7 in the fourth quarter. We needed to stop the bleeding, we needed to push the margin back to two scores. Which meant that we needed to get within Basil's range. What was his range? 49 yards into the wind probably was not it. How about 44 yards? what about 40 yards? We have to hope that he could make a 40 yarder. That meant that we needed 9 yards. NE, who was playing to stop the first down, might have been susceptible to a completion underneath. A screen that got some but not all. But as was the case on almost every play he was in Bauserman was told to drop back and go downfield. We punted. Ficklell might not have an offensive mind, but a head coach has to know what the objective is and direct his offensive coach to dial up something with the best chance of fulfilling the objective. Fickell simply does not know what he is doing. Given all the little details that he does not know he does not have enough time to become knowledgable before the HC will be expected to lead a team to a more successful season than we are experiencing now. It was asked why a coach should be sacked mid year. Because we need to fix our assistant coaching situation, we need to stabalize recriting, and we can't do either of those as long as we have a lame duck on the sidelines.

BuckeyeChris's picture

I see... you mean coordinators...not head coach. I totally agree, but what coordinators would come in knowing they're gone after the season? 

BuckeyeChris's picture

Me again...

What I AM in favor of (but the NCAA dragging out their decision won't allow for it) is announcing tomorrow that Urban Meyer / Jon Gruden, etc... will be the OSU coach next season and let him hit the recruiting trail tomorrow.

"But Fickell will lose this team..." Yea, we wouldn't want that.

This is about the future. 2011 is the sacraficial lamb at this point. If they screw up the coaching thing one bad season will become 5 (at least). 

BuckeyeChris's picture

I also agree with whoever said that this QB situation is at Tressel's feet for not getting someone more PT behind TP. But this season is totally on Fickell. How has so much time been wasted in practice giving someone who isn't going to be here next year so many reps? Now, with Miller down/out, we're stuck with Bauserman, because no one else has any gametime experience. 

Of course the great sadness/irony in all of this is that we almost got Taj Boyd. That would have been nice....sigh.....

 

baddogmaine's picture

I don't disagreee with JB getting the reps to this pont. If we beat NE we have a shot against IL, and after WI we reel off three in a row and fire up for the scUM game and could stil get a Jan 1 bowl (or whatever day they're being played this year). In other words, we still have a season, and whoever is second best at QB should be the one getting the prep to come in when needed since, as I say, there are stll achievable goals in 2011. Now, though, the wheels are off. Barring a miracle we are playing for 2012, and a HC does not game plan around miracles. Since the rest of 2011 is just prep for 2012 there is no longer a reason to play Bauserman. But I doubt that Luke will see it that way.

 

As for HC and assistants it's clear that Bollman and Siciliano have to go, and the sooner the better. Our offense has been uncreative and largely ineffective for years, this is not a new thing. With the HC for next year unsettled we can not get good ACs now. If we are going to decide now who our HC for 2012 should be then let the guy start now with whoever his staff will be, so that they can adjust to OSU and players can adjust to them during this lost year, and we don't have a learning curve next year when we start with the hope of B1G things. Let recruits meet with the staff they will be playing for. In most situations the school may as well wait. In this situation the need for change is apparent, and the sooner the better.

BuckeyeChris's picture

I totally agree... if Gruden/Meyer, etc... are wanting to come here, NCAA-be-darned, then hire him now. 

6stringSteve's picture

Remember the scene in Rudy, where the players are turning in their jerseys, so that Rudy can have a spot on the team?  I'd like to see Bauserman demonstrate his leadership, by doing that.  Joe would actually have to get better in order to suck.

As a side note, I didn't think anyone could have a worse throwing motion than TP or Vince Young - Taylor Martinez wins hands down.

 

tampa buckeye's picture

Injury report on brax?  Looked like a minor thing.  He needs to be tougher then that imo.

joel121270's picture

I will reserve judgment on that but agree some what to the fact that he wasn't limping too bad, but then again Im not a doctor.

doodah_man's picture

Not making any specific accusations but...I have NEVER seen a top tier QB play as badly as JB...in 6 months, if the NCAA announced that they were investigating point shaving/ gambling and JB was behind it, I would not be surprised. His efforts look a bit too contrived to be that bad.

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

helloheisman's picture

Wow!!!! what a impolsion... U could hear the people in Cols, Cheer...U could finally see the joy, in the eyes of Buckeye faithful...people could finally wear the buckeye gear proudly...then Bauserman does his best  Lee Corso impression, taps u on the shoulder and says......"NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND".....But the real question is...... Is Bauserman really good enough to be the back up???? Why hasnt anyone called for Kenny????? or someone else??? Is there something else going on behind the seen that we dont know about???.......KENNY THEY'RE GONNA NEED U........If you were Kenny how would u respond?????         GBOD!!!!!!!

crazykg's picture

the only thing I need to add is that I am completely dumbfounded by the fact that they keep throwing Bauserman out there. I dont care that he is a 5th year or whatever, excluding Akron, he has not done anything other than prove that he is not capable of leading our offense. If he were a bandaid, the surgeon general would not recommend that he be used because he is leaky. Why the HELL has Kenny G not played? He may not throw the ball well, but niether does Miller. But they can both accidentally make a good throw and they can both run. WTF.

joel121270's picture

I agree, read my post below....Hell, I've heard that Graham is pretty accurate so why not give him a shot too....I thnk with Kenny we get AT LEAST some mobility. Hopefully Brax isn't too bad, but I keep thinking back to someone posted he gets hurt a lot and the coaches had better prepare better just in case.

joel121270's picture

I don't know how to feel after last night, when they blew the lead I wasn't even pissed, par for the course this season I guess. What I don't understand is you are having success running the whole game and decide to pucker your sphincter up and start passing with a guy you couldn't find a wide open barn door. I don't want to hear about how he was cold coming off the bench, he has been air mailing passes all season long. That being said, I also can't figure out what the hell happened to the defense. That's all I can say about that.

The positive I took from this is that they "looked" better than they have all season for two and a half maybe three quarters. If they can build on that I think next year will be the return of TOSU.

And for the love of God please give Guiton and/or Graham some reps, sorry Joe B has shown his ineptness. I refuse to believe these two are worse.

As Always, GO BUCKS!!

NC_Buckeye's picture

If Braxton is hurt, Guiton needs to be the starter. If not then he needs to be the backup. Plus Marshall on the vent thread posted this rehab link from Miller's high school days -- he said we need to consider platooning Miller and Guiton. I'm on board with that. Only because I think Miller's body structure does not support his running style. The play where he hurt himself -- it didn't look like he planted his foot that hard. I agree with Marshall. I think Miller's going to have ongoing injury problems while at tOSU.

And I think it needs to be Guiton rather than Graham because Bollman is incapable of having this offense prepared to change speeds to a non-mobile QB mid-game.

BTW, we beat the spread yesterday.

Iron_Buckeye's picture

Guiton has to be a more viable option than Bausercrap!

 

“The minute we stop expecting greatness from our football program, we become Wisconsin.” Craig Krenzel

Bucks43201's picture

...yes, or Taylor Graham...heck even Justin Siems....ANYbody is better than Bauserman...we've seen that.

I say give Taylor Graham the start at Illinios if Braxton can't go.

This Graham kid wants a shot to prove he has it -- give him the chance...in his home state, too.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Bucks43201's picture

Bauserman was TERRIBLE, BUT, the coaches are just as or more responsible for the loss with that horrible playcalling. Hyde was running fine, and on 2nd and 6 they panic and decide to throw the ball with Bauserman !?! WTF! was that!

I'd rather rely on Hyde having a career night than Joe B. throwing deep. Give it to Hyde 1st, 2nd, and 3rd down if necessary.

Horrible playcalling to abandon the running game.

And, when up 7 early in the 4th quarter, it would have been huge to get a 2-possession lead with a FG. At the 32 of Nebraska, on 2nd and 13 and 3rd and 13, just run the ball or call a screen pass to make it more manageble on 3rd down and 4th down....so that the FG attempt is closer.

Jim Bollman needs fired today!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

madhatterhater's picture

In this situation a viable OC would start thinking, Ok were in four down territory so maybe I should call plays that would match the situation.

go bucks

unknownmusketeer's picture

I might be the only one, but keeping Luke Fickell is a good idea.  Let him bring in a new offensive staff (John Gruden?).  He didn't exactly have a lot of time in the offseason to change things.

NC_Buckeye's picture

+1

You're not the only one. Plus I think the latest NCAA trangressions might take all of the big name coaches off the table. A LOIC or FTM almost certainly will come with a bowl ban and scholarship reductions. None of those guys wants to take on our fickle fanbase with his hands tied.

Fickell might be one of only a few applicants for the position. Fickell, god bless him, is a lot more loyal than I'd be given the amount of shit our fanbase is throwing at him.

BTW, Gruden has too big an ego to regress to an OC at this point.

theDuke's picture

after last nights quandry, i have to wonder if we can be hit with LOIC or FTM. It seems to me that Tress really did keep everything to himself, game plan, game management philosophy and who knows what else.  

I have to redact my statements in August that I thought this team could be really special (though all Buckeye teams are special to me!) I really expected to see much of the same, tresselball and all. But these guys don't look like they spent anytime with Tress preparing for games the last 7+ years.  Imagine a dark room with a single light overtop of a desk cluttered with papers. There's a man there scheming something. Oh its Tressel, all by himself. That's pretty much how i envision all game planning went down in the past. 

theDuke

madhatterhater's picture

It could be seen another way, If OSU gets the hammer the expectations will be low and a coach could come in and build a program at his own pace.

go bucks

theDuke's picture

yeah, that could happen. But if we get hammered, i think its gonna be more to the tune of 3 season bowl ban and loss of scholarships.  Those are no laughing matters (LOIC/FTM), unless of course you are in hehmmm, Boise? For a big time program, that is a half death penalty, i.e. USC. At which point, what coach is going to come here and face that down, how do you recruit when you are banned, which all adds up to pretty much not being able to build a program until the sanctions are over. 

theDuke

biggy84's picture

3 yr bowl ban? You are kidding right? Yo realize that you have to be charged with LOIC FIRST right? Espin and the haters should not be believed.

biggy84's picture

 Plus I think the latest NCAA trangressions might take all of the big name coaches off the table. A LOIC or FTM almost certainly will come with a bowl ban and scholarship reductions. None of those guys wants to take on our fickle fanbase with his hands tied.

 

With the tradition and financial resources tOSU has, there will be plenty of coaches who would love to have the job! Fickell may be loyal, but the job is about getting the best coach, and he isn't even close.

rhutchjr's picture

If total meltdown had to occur, better now, than 11-26-2011!! GO BUCKS beat "meat-chicken"

Toledo, a good place to be FROM

faux_maestro's picture

    Bauserman is the worst QB to take a significant amount of snaps for Ohio State EVER.  Someone name a worse QB.

 

Austin Moherman (pronounced "Mockerman") 1999. He was the fool that got replaced by Steve Bellisari. His stat line vs. Bauserman:

Moherman: 36 for 75 (48%), 435 yards, 2 TD's 5 INT's. 18 rushes for -22 yards.

Bauserman: 40 for 86 (46.5%), 492 yards, 5 TD's 1 INT. 19 rushes for 19 yards.

 

HE was a statue that makes Bauserman look like Mike Vick.

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