UAB Live Blog

By 11W Staff on September 22, 2012 at 11:30a
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Buckeyejason's picture

Looks like I was right about Storm Klein starting this season over Grant! Everyone said I was crazy and Klein wouldn't see the field. Well!?!?

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Buckeyejason's picture

Wow Howard is still doing stupid crap like hitting the kicker as a senior? Can't wait until e graduates.

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Buckeyejason's picture

Braxton throwing like shit! 
This team looks like shit! Pathetic 

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D-Day0043's picture

That was exactly how we didn't want to start the game.

AllDay028's picture

I wonder if people will continue to argue with me when I say we aren't even near to being one of the top 30-35 teams in the country.

D-Day0043's picture

I would say 35 is generous.

johnblairgobucks's picture

meh.... just get the W.  get to 4-0......please.

sathey's picture

This team is pathetic!

Buckeyejason's picture

ROD SMITH SCORED! HE IS EDDIE AFTER ALL!!!

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Buckeyejason's picture

If we're the best the Big Ten has this year..this is a BAD year for the conference.

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Bucks43201's picture

wow...another sick highlight reel run by Braxton on that TD -- nice spin move!

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Buckeyejason's picture

Glad we are throwing downfield now, good thins can happen! Great play by Braxton!

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Bucks43201's picture

OSU 49
UAB 12
new prediction

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Buckeyejason's picture

Another ghost game for Stonburner..poor guy, gets promised to be a key weapon and they throw to him 2-3 times a game.

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Bucks43201's picture

I know -- I need some good numbers for Stoney today like last week -- put him back in my starting fantasy lineup today

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Buckeyejason's picture

Well, if we showed up to play in the first quarter these games would be put away early.

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johnblairgobucks's picture

I know there are possible injury concerns from too many, for some, but you have to let Braxton do his thing from the get go.  Braxton is this team's power source.

tampa buckeye's picture

They are saving him for Michigan state.  Got to have him 100%.

tampa buckeye's picture

Its almost like they try and put themselves in bad positions.  You know that they could just turn braxton loose and win by 50, but games like this is when you work on your weaknesses I guess.  
Rod Smith is a beast he needs touches.  It would be a shame if we let that kid sit on the bench or transfer.  You can see he wants the damn ball.  Leading into his TD he was yelling at Braxton telling him give me the mother fuckin ball, you don't have to like that but you better respect it.  Rod Smith=baller.
 
Defense is horrible.  Im pretty sure its 90 percent scheme though.
 You can not play 10 yards off the wr if all they do is throw quick screens for first downs.  PRESS COVERAGE!!! Its too easy and you would never see that in the NFL.
However, Looks like they got the message to wrap up when you hit somebody already caused two fumbles.
 

AllDay028's picture

Rod Smith probably has the highest fumble rate of any RB in the country. He should get zero touches and he adds no value over hyde or Dunn.

And yes, the defensive playcalling is awful.

tampa buckeye's picture

Dude Rod Smith looked like a beast compared to the rest of the team in the first half.  He is the all time leading rusher from the state of Indy.  He can do some things.  He was the only other player then Braxton to break a tackle.  If you break tackles you win.  BTW he had zero FUMBLES JUST SAYIN! GO BUCKS 

AllDay028's picture

He had two carries lol.

His body of work at tOSU hasn't just been unimpressive, he's been more of a detriment to the team than a positive.

tampa buckeye's picture

he's scoring 1 td for every 2 carries that has HOF written all over it.

AllDay028's picture

Ok, so you are just trolling. I get it. Cool, carry on.

Buckeyejason's picture

Nah he's just had a little wiskey thats all lol.

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Buckeyejason's picture

Im not a huge Rod Smith fan but I don't mind giving him a chance to prove himself.

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Buckeyejason's picture

Run him every play, I don't really care to be honest. I don't think being a one dimensional offense will get us very far in the future though. 

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tampa buckeye's picture

You know what though if im coaching him I hand him the rock and say do your thing...he doesn't get hit hard, I'd say very Barry sanders like the way he can cut and spin off of tackles.  Yes I did just compare him to the g.o.a.t He could win two like A.G if he gets enough touches.  Nothing but speed coming in on offense the next two years.
 

Buckeyejason's picture

He would be a first round RB with his size and ability 

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tampa buckeye's picture

I thought out of high school he was like reggie bush with an arm.

tampa buckeye's picture

Im a few jacks in to this game but did we just stop a screen pass?

tampa buckeye's picture

all im saying with smith is he can break tackles that makes you good as a runner.  hall can not make people miss and def not break a tackle.

Buckeyejason's picture

It's weird because Hall used to make people miss when he was a freshman and soph. I don't know what happened.

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tampa buckeye's picture

he's not 100% that cut doesn't heal that fast.

Buckeyejason's picture

I hate to see this offense against a top 20 defense.

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tampa buckeye's picture

the worst part of this is im working nights right now and Im staying up for this shit....sure the whiskey helps but god damn there is only one thing on earth you should go without sleep for booty and ok maybe two things you are in a fuckin war and someone is shooting at your ass.  So to sum up my drunken rant pussy and people shooting at you=no sleep.

Buckeyejason's picture

Damn man! lol.

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tampa buckeye's picture

do not get into the airline biz...the best thing is the free flights.  Hours are hell.

Buckeyejason's picture

That's what I've heard.

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Buckeyejason's picture

If they score again are we officially pathetic? 

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tampa buckeye's picture

field goal no. td yes.  That kicker is pretty damn good.  Chop blockin mofo's 

Buckeyejason's picture

Good lord when is Nate Williams not hurt?

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tampa buckeye's picture

Its time for Spence.  Williams isn't 100 either.

tampa buckeye's picture

Lets go we need 28 to finish off this game.  

tampa buckeye's picture

please get him 100 yards today.  that is our championship him with the heisman....Hall is just ok. Braxton on the roll out is not easy to stop.

Bucks43201's picture

too many horizontal, long-developing patterns...need more TE seem routes down the middle & vertical posts

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

tampa buckeye's picture

yes down field indeed.  I don't think they hit the tight end once today.  I'd like to think they aren't trying to give MSU anything to look at...which when you suck this bad there isn't much to look at.  I still expect us to win that game and you will see a completely different offense.

tampa buckeye's picture

number 41 is the mvp of this game.  pretty much sums up this shit sandwich.

Buckeyejason's picture

Uggh Howard is god-awful!

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tampa buckeye's picture

I agree.  Him and Sabino have been the two worst florida players Ohio state ever had.

OSUNeedles's picture

Weren't Kenton Rambo & Reggie Germany from Florida?

tampa buckeye's picture

Kenton Rambo never played for OSU.  and im pretty sure Reggie Germany was from Germany.

Buckeyejason's picture

I remember when the 2007 team would barely let cup cakes get to mid field..ahh those were the days.

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Buckeyejason's picture

How many times is UAB going to chop block?

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tampa buckeye's picture

Im not sure if this team sucks or if they just really suck.

tampa buckeye's picture

wtf man if you can't do anything right at least fuckin line up onsides its not hard I could teach a rock to do it.  I'd say hey Rock just sit there and don't fuckin move past that line right there ....and the rock would say Oh what line up a half yard in front ?./ no rock what the fuck are you doing? NO!!!

Buckeyejason's picture

Once again..Howard is god awful. 

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Buckeyejason's picture

Haha this team can't finish tackles for SHiT!! 2nd blown sack of the year for Nate.

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tampa buckeye's picture

this d is god awful.  they can not tackle for shit. I don't get it?  

Buckeyejason's picture

Shazier gets blown up by little UAB RB.

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tampa buckeye's picture

jesus even the uab player can't believe he caught the fuckin ball this is horrible ...there is no way this is a good defense....fuck williams does your bf play too....these fuckers are lucky im not the coach because we are running til you puke.  

Bucks43201's picture

yep -- there was no pass rush pressure at all on the long pass...disgusting

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Buckeyejason's picture

Why Spence or Stee Miller hasn't seem the field is beyonddddd me? Weird personell decisions by this coaching staff this year. Oh well, what do I know.

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andretolstoy's picture

Something ain't right.

Buckeyejason's picture

Is it wrong that I kinda hope we lose at this point lol?

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tampa buckeye's picture

no.  I thought Cal should have beat their ass.  They are looking soft.  The coaches need to let their legs rest this week.  I think they are pushing too hard.  I know they are better then this.

Buckeyejason's picture

Hankins better go get that draft money after this season..

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tampa buckeye's picture

The only thing that makes sense to me is that the coaches are running them too hard and they have nothing left when the game gets here.  Please let it be that please god.  IF not this team could lose 4 games this year.

Buckeyejason's picture

I feel you, I think bloody Tuesday's is a bit extreme during the season. You have all off season to work your players to death. They gotta be fresh come game day.

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tampa buckeye's picture

j-o-k-e is what ohio state is right now.

Buckeyejason's picture

If the big ten was really good this season..I'd say it will be a long 8 game season remaining. 

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andretolstoy's picture

How is it that Meyer's Florida teams weren't tired like this? I agree they look a bit tired.

Buckeyejason's picture

Wow Sparty D might eat this silly offense alive.

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tampa buckeye's picture

i hope we lose this game because we don't deserve to even be on the same field as a team that plays hard.

Buckeyejason's picture

Oh boy. 

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tampa buckeye's picture

no smith ???we are just playing bullshit football right now, we cant blow these guys off the ball??? wtf 

Buckeyejason's picture

I'm sure the D will make a stop when needed and Braxton will bail this team out as usual in the end. Still a disturbing performance.

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tampa buckeye's picture

Its like they have dead legs there is no way uab can hang with us...right?  jesus fuck this is a fuckin joke
 

tampa buckeye's picture

bottom line is if you don't show me you want to be on the field right now your ass is benched.

tampa buckeye's picture

are you fuckin kiddin me ref?

Buckeyejason's picture

BRYANT SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!!!!

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Buck_Michigan's picture

Offense sucks Jesus Christ it's embarrassing and all I gotta say is fuck off fickell you suck clear out your office

2012 Beat Michigan Tail gate:  UFM:  "Let’s beat the sh*t out of Michigan, have a good night."

Buckeyejason's picture

 I'm sorry but there's a bunch of dummy's on this team..my god!

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Buck_Michigan's picture

Hey fickell control your players fuck face 

2012 Beat Michigan Tail gate:  UFM:  "Let’s beat the sh*t out of Michigan, have a good night."

tampa buckeye's picture

not fickell's fault although i thought he was the d cord. but this soft zone shit better get the fuck outta here
that wasn't even a stop there wr was wide open.

Buckeyejason's picture

Come on UAB put us out of our misery!!

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Buck_Michigan's picture

Lame lame lame....we deserve to lose.  Hope we drop out of the top 25 of we win, we aren't even worthy of 16

2012 Beat Michigan Tail gate:  UFM:  "Let’s beat the sh*t out of Michigan, have a good night."

Buck_Michigan's picture

So who thinks the offense comes in and goes 3 and out?

2012 Beat Michigan Tail gate:  UFM:  "Let’s beat the sh*t out of Michigan, have a good night."

tampa buckeye's picture

pushing my entire stack on to the 3 and out spot on the betting board.

tampa buckeye's picture

fucking offense needs to come out and jam this shit down their mother fuckin throat.  Amen praise jesus...let us pray...

Buckeyejason's picture

We'll stil win this, but there is just no improvent happening. 

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Buckeyejason's picture

Uh oh watch out with the political comments, they might ban you.

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tampa buckeye's picture

this mickey mouse clapping bullshit needs to go asap.

johnblairgobucks's picture

come on man.......... I'm doing my best.

Buckeyejason's picture

This offense is like watching paint dry. 

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Buck_Michigan's picture

And holding....what is going on with boren?  Second fuck up today

2012 Beat Michigan Tail gate:  UFM:  "Let’s beat the sh*t out of Michigan, have a good night."

ekeith21's picture

This is a poorly coached team! Plain & simple!

Buckeyejason's picture

Is there anyone in the stadium? lol

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tampa buckeye's picture

that pass was awful.

Buckeyejason's picture

We wait to play well until our back is up against the wall.

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johnblairgobucks's picture

Wow.... Our defense blows.  Worst defense since Cooper's last year, maybe before that.

Buckeyejason's picture

I though Meyer used the TE's?

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tampa buckeye's picture

dude you have 60 pounds on that guy run him over
 

tampa buckeye's picture

we really need two td's to make this look respectable...oh now with smith. jesus christo do we not see that smith is a gamer.

Buckeyejason's picture

Stay upright smith!

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Buckeyejason's picture

YEAH!! WOO HOO1!1!1!!1!1! Derp

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Buckeyejason's picture

I feel like we're Michigan with Denards legs being the whole offense.

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tampa buckeye's picture

All I can say is I hope we are running a bunch of plays that we haven't practiced and the look we are giving on d is nothing like the look we give vs mich st because we will get blown out.

tampa buckeye's picture

we need another td to make this look like we play half way decent.  This game was an F.  I don't think UAB is good at all. If they would  have played the other qb that started the game we might be in trouble.  

Buckeyejason's picture

No matter what we do now..everyone expected a 60-0 type stomping from this team. All I heard was how awful UAB was and how we'll dominate them.

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tampa buckeye's picture

we need 6 got to have it.  

tampa buckeye's picture

thats right whats the spread??

Buckeyejason's picture

Put in Guiton MYGOD!!!!

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tampa buckeye's picture

hey block nobody on two nobody on two ready ....break?

Buckeyejason's picture

Run the clock out and end this shit show already.

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tampa buckeye's picture

I agree perfect time to pound Smith right there.  I'm not sure this coaching staff has a clue right now.  These aren't their guys and seems like they are getting a feel for what they got.  Practice and game time are completely different. Smith and Thomas are gamers they may look like shit in practice but from what I see game time they come to ball.  
 

tampa buckeye's picture

Why don't they play Thomas he has sure hands and it seems he gets open.

Buckeyejason's picture

I dunno, this staff makes the whole fan base ask "wtf?!?".

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SilverBulletNYC's picture

We need to get Rod Smith the ball more! Jordan Hall can't make anyone miss right now.

The South will NOT rise again!

tampa buckeye's picture

It's not even about making someone miss he can't break a tackle Smith can that is a huge advantage for Smith.

Buckeyejason's picture

So can Dunn, and he's  a true freshman. 

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tampa buckeye's picture

Hall should be the 3rd down back he would be dangerous in that role, but not your every down back.  Why is it columbus is such a great football town and ohio for that matter has such a great understanding for the game as a fan base but we keep getting shit coaching ??? Oh well thats 400 wins in Ohio stadium . Fuck it another jack and coke. 

SilverBulletNYC's picture

And we can't tackle. Bad defensive schemes only makes our D look even worse. We are very average. 

The South will NOT rise again!

Buckeyejason's picture

Howard behind the reciever again! not suprised..

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buckdood321's picture

hard to watch, our defense is bad, we had to start slow on offense. Just so inconsistent and poor tackling continues. We should deff. lose next week. Atleast 2 losses this year, and that's not saying much since the big10 is god awful.

tampa buckeye's picture

Well I still don't see us losing lol just like 02' i think its going to be ugly at times but pretty enough to get it done.  Kinda like the fat chick you pick up at the bar at 330.

Buckeyejason's picture

I've never seen teams run this easy on us as I've seen last season and this first 4 games this year. We used to be known for holding teams under a hUndred yards and shutting down the running game.

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Buck_Michigan's picture

So my question is gets the blame on this on defense?  Fickell can't dodge this....I was his biggest supporter to bring him back but I'm not sure it was a good decision....maybe we should have cleaned house on everyone 

2012 Beat Michigan Tail gate:  UFM:  "Let’s beat the sh*t out of Michigan, have a good night."

tampa buckeye's picture

Well I think fickell has given into the new defensive back coaches style of playing off the receivers which is how you play if you have no d-line but if you have a bad ass line like Ohio State you play press coverage and make teams hold for 3 to 4 seconds and see if they can beat the pass rush.  NY Giants play that way.  LSU and Bama play that way...why Ohio State doesn't when they have atleast 2 guys that will play on sundays is beyond me.

andretolstoy's picture

Who gets the blame? Urban Meyer. This isn't just a defensive problem this is a team problem. If we don't see the correlation between our dead offense in the second half the last two weeks and the defense then we're either blind or we have an agenda.

Buckeyejason's picture

Maybe, but it's not fickells fault players can't tackle or make plays. Howard is the most average corner I have ever seen. Simon and Hankins are the only guys that bring it on defense every game. An easy int hit Sabino right in the hands...the players just don't get it or have it I guess.

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cplunk's picture

Bad angles and bad tackling for sure, but I'd sure like to see more aggressive coverage. Our scheme is killing me.
On the plus side, even with all the yards the D didn't give up any TDs. To UAB. UAB.
 
 

Bucks43201's picture

Wow, Iowa just lost to CMU at home. Another rough week for the B1G.

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Buck_Michigan's picture

Wow big 10 sucks, Iowa is about to lose to central mich

2012 Beat Michigan Tail gate:  UFM:  "Let’s beat the sh*t out of Michigan, have a good night."

Jason Priestas's picture

134 comments? You guys know we do live blogs, right? The widget is at the top of this story.

andretolstoy's picture

Sure, I'll join your cult!
;)

tampa buckeye's picture

The people have spoken ...there will be no live blogs...hahaha...there is only jack 

USMCBUCKEYE82's picture

I was in the live blog and I kept looking to see if there were comments and it only read 8. Then I refreshed my browser and then magically there was 134.

Buckeyejason's picture

The live blog is a little too fast paced and tough to watch the game when on there. 

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USMCBUCKEYE82's picture

Agreed. Last several years it was nice. This year the game and the blog moves way too fast. Especially when all the boo birds join in during the second half.
 

Buckrific's picture

Could be worse, we could have lost to Central Michigan!

LadyBuck's picture

Good to know we're all on the ledge.