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Buckeye Charting Project - FAMU Offense

I actually didn't get to watch this game, and well... FCS team. And a bad one. But here's the report. Original Spreadsheet 13:43 FAMU 30 1 and 10 Pass Spencer 20 1-1 Pistol L Packaged IZR/hitch 4 7 Catchable Plus: Kenny G Minus: Either packaged play or PA. K...
01 Oct 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting Project - Cal Helmet Stickers

Defense What a showing by Bosa! Five helmet stickers for a true freshman is ridiculous. The rest of the D-line was solid as well. Unfortunately, our veteran players do not look impressive under this metric. Yes, it doesn't capture the balls that *weren't* thrown Roby's way... but it...
23 Sep 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting Project - Cal Offense

Guiton was a beast. But I think you all already knew that. Jordan Hall also graded out really well - he's making plays himself, not just running through the giant holes in the line. Although there are giant holes in the line to run through. One thing that is quickly becoming apparent with this ...
23 Sep 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting Project - Cal Defense

This is missing the 2nd quarter, but it's better than nothing. The defense took turns being dominating and frustrating. Shazier had a lot more minuses than usual. Bosa was a beast, especially for a freshman. You could quickly see that Cal was running the same few plays over and over again,...
23 Sep 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting Project - SDSU Helmet Stickers

Big time play by Kenny G leads to his first win in the Helmet Sticker competition, largely on some beautiful touchdown passes and killer reads on the option. Heuerman also came up big from the tight end spot. On defense, Jamal Marcus has a surprise upset with a couple big plays in the second half. L...
14 Sep 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting Project - SDSU Offense

Some quick observations: We were in 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE) pretty much the entire game, although Heuerman did split out wide regularly. San Diego State blitz. A lot. We rarely saw only 4 rushers, but the line did an excellent job of picking them up the majority of the time. We tended to have m...
14 Sep 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting Project - SDSU Defense

We started the game in our standard 4-2-5, but spend most of the second half in a 4-3 to get our backup linebackers more playing time. Notably, Curtis Grant stayed in with the backups, and while he's no Shazier, he showed a good nose for the ball. The defensive starters dominated. With the back...
14 Sep 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting - Buffalo Defense

Excellent Defensive performance all around. Shazier is a beast. Bennett played well, too. All of the starters with the exception of Reeves I would say had a good day. The biggest takeaway I had from this is how hard it was to bring down Oliver. We were giving him no room to run, but he still almost ...
08 Sep 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting - Buffalo Offense

Here are the results from the Buffalo game. In the future I have more analysis, but for now I'm just happy to have a script working to get this data into a blog post. I'll try to put up the defense later tonight! The San Diego State game should go much smoother now that I've got everythi...
08 Sep 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting - Buffalo Helmet Stickers

So while I am struggling to figure out the best way to put giant spreadsheets into this blogging software, I thought I would at least post the Helmet Stickers for the Buffalo game. The full game charts can be found here: Offense Defense I found the different notes the charters have taken very in...
07 Sep 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting - Formation Guide

This initial list comes courtesy of NW Buckeye. I will attempt to update it at some point with pictures from Urban Meyer's playbook. Understanding Formation Terminology! My goal it to keep this as simple as possible.  Charting plays is always a challenge, particularly if you have multi...
07 Sep 2013
by yrro

Buckeye Charting - Style Guide

Please consult this style guide before contributing to the Buckeye Charting Project. It will explain what should go in each column in the spreadsheet. Note: I have rearranged the spreadsheet to type to make it easier to fill in. The first columns should all now align with the information you can pu...
07 Sep 2013
by yrro

Game Charting - Guide to Plusses and Minusses

This is a reference post for community members assisting in the Buckeye Charting Project. Plusses and minuses are examples of something a player does to make, or fail to make, a play. They should be exceptional things. If a linebacker makes a tackle after five yards, that isn’t a plus. If an ...
24 Aug 2013
by yrro