PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
He didn't have an early fumble is my vote. What's your opinion?
Nah I think he would have the role that he has right now no matter what.
He's damn fast, but he's still raw. Plus there's just a lot of talent on this team so it's hard to get on the field.
I think he would get more touches if Braxton weren't such a dynamic player.
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.
I think he'd also get more touches if wasn't so darn small - I'm always afraid he'll be shattered to pieces when he gets hit.
if wasn't so darn small
That's what she said.
Anyway, being small didn't stop Tavon Austin from wrecking defenses.
I think he will be fantastic in our offense once he proves he knows the playbook, can block well from his position, etc. I just think his touches will always be fewer than the feature (big) running back that goes between the tackles.
He wasn't brought to Ohio State to just play at RB.
Right. I think next year he may be returning punts and kickoffs.
Two blondes were driving to Disneyland. The sign said: Disneyland Left... So they started crying and headed home.
Agreed but he caught a pass and returned kicks against Wiscy.
I guess this is part of the fun, trying to figure out the depth chart, who's getting on the field, who's getting carries, etc.
Dontre is coming right along, and I don't think he's fumbling too much, but it may be that if you run those sweeps too often then they are less effective, not sure why really.
I don't think there's much question he'd get more touches if he held onto the ball, I think the question is how many more touches he'd get. Probably not a ton either way, but he's explosive and fun to watch, just has trouble holding onto the rock rite now.
Most likely. With the amount of capable scorers we have, playing a turnover risk isn't really justified.
But I still would love to see more of him, especially on counter plays. He could really burn defenses after they take a few gut punches from Hyde. He's definitely a change of pace player at this point.
Prolly not....he was the changeup to Brax outside and El Guapo inside.
He had six touches for 106 yards total:
Two carries, 21 yards.
One reception, 21 yards.
Three kick returns, 66 yards.
I'd like to see him around ten touches per game, but things were played close to the uh, vest, in the second half Saturday night.
He has a bright future....the rest of this season and beyond. Love to see him light up Evanston come Saturday night for a score or two.
"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
If it were 2014. Or 2015. That's my guess. Give the kid one more year with the strength coach.
I'd say he's had a bigger role than Teddy Ginn had at this point in his Ohio State career. He is a true freshman. He'll get touches, he just has to learn how to play in college. One game he's going to go off and then everything will click.
You can't give him the ball every play he's in the game which is basically what we did up until this point.
If you noticed in the Wiscy game he was in many more plays where he didn't get the ball. You saw Wisconsin selling out to stop him and Braxton going a different direction.
The kid has an impact even when he doesn't have the ball. We have tons of receivers and running backs so I think he's getting an appropriate number of carries/touches.
The coaches accounted for that mistake, he's a freshman, and it happens. He's getting the right amount of time IMO
I don't always downvote, but I do always downvote a Michigan fan trolling the Buckeye boards.
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