Choices Hyde and Rod Smith both hit 1,000 yards rushing, but Braxton does not. Braxton throws for over 2,800 yards. The defense is in the top 3 in total defense. A freshman wide receiver starts and is second on the team in receiving yards. Other (post in comments) Vote Comments Show All Comments andyb 16 Jan 2013, 6:03 am I can see the silver bullets being pretty special this coming year. cplunk 16 Jan 2013, 8:30 am So much depends on LB. I can see them being anywhere from ridiculously good to below average. It really depends on what happens at the LB position. Buckeyevstheworld 16 Jan 2013, 6:15 am Devin Smith has a 1000+ yards receiving. "YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it. Buckeye80 16 Jan 2013, 7:44 am 14-0! Illibuck11 16 Jan 2013, 10:26 am You were supposed to give your BOLD prediction, Buckeye80! Doc 16 Jan 2013, 8:03 am I voted other. Other = ALL OF THE ABOVE BABY! CJDPHoS Member The Official DDS of 11W Conroy 16 Jan 2013, 8:13 am The offensive line is considered the best in the country by the end of the year paving the way for a top ten rushing offense. BuddhaBuck 16 Jan 2013, 8:42 am I'll be reserving low expectations for the defense that has to replace four captains (Simon, Boren, Goebel, Sabino) but maintaining high expectations for an offense that should rival Oregon for most points per game. Don't text while driving. AndyVance Mod 16 Jan 2013, 8:42 am I'm going All of the Above, though I'd say my gut tells me Hyde and Miller each picking up >1,000 is the more likely rushing scenario... The others are all totally plausible. Earle 16 Jan 2013, 9:21 am Agree. Not enough carries for Rod to get to 1,000 unless Guapo gets hurt. Snarkies gonna snark. Buckeye_in_SEC_... 16 Jan 2013, 8:53 am We average 40+ points a game and Jalin Marshall has 1,000 all purpose yards... IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY 16 Jan 2013, 9:14 am I'm always reserved when it comes to predictions, mainly because of the fear of injuries which always happen. I picked Braxton's passing for 2,800+ because I truly believe that will make the offense almost impossible to stop and Coach Meyer is counting on this. Brax doesnt need to be Troy Smith but if he can consistently start picking people apart like Troy used to that ground game is going to be absolutely ridiculous. Pick your poison. "Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER. chromedomebuck 16 Jan 2013, 9:41 am Jalin Marshall has touchdowns receiving, rushing, and throwing the football (I don't know how many) Champions Bleed Scarlet & Gray BucksfanXC 16 Jan 2013, 10:09 am Braxton throwing for 2,800 is the one that makes me think, "If that happens, lots of good things will come of it." Although, if two backs go for 1,000 plus, it must mean we have a lot of garbage time for the back-up to come in and run the ball. “Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.” - Woody Illibuck11 16 Jan 2013, 10:22 am At least 10 underclassmen will be starting or getting meaningful snaps (>50% of the time) by the end of the year. Offense - Decker Marshall Baugh/Vannett Thomas Defense - Spence Washington Schutt Williams/Perkins Perry/Mitchell Burrows/Apple smith5568 17 Jan 2013, 12:57 am I agree with all except Burrows/Apple. Doran Grant is the corner opposite Roby and Corey Brown will probably play STAR. There were times last year I felt Grant played better than Howard. Illibuck11 17 Jan 2013, 10:14 am I agree Grant will be starting opposite Roby on Day 1, but he hasn't proven anything yet so far at OSU. With both Apple and Burrows enrolling early, it gives them all of spring/summer to learn the D and adjust to college play. Taking into account that and injuries, I think we see one of them stepping into a significant role somewhere in the D by year end. (see Malcolm Jenkins) And don't count out Burrows from taking away the STAR position. He has the size to fit that position and steal it away from Brown. iball 16 Jan 2013, 10:41 am Bobby Boucher comes back at halftime and the Mud Dogs win the Bourbon Bowl!!! “There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers mtharp 16 Jan 2013, 12:34 pm possibly the best comment i have ever read.... buckeye76BHop 16 Jan 2013, 12:45 pm The defense being in the top 3 is WAY more of a bold statement then Brax throwing for more than 2800 yards (considering he had 2039 this year). Also considering OSU's defense was ranked 78th in passing D in the nation....???? The rush defense was ok...but not in top 3...nothing was close to the top 3 in D...from Fox Sports News below: Not looking like OSU style of Def. IMO.... TEAM STATS OFFENSE DEFENSE Points/Game 37.2 (21st) 22.8 (32nd) Total Yards/Gm 423.8 (46th) 359.6 (34th) Rush Yards/Gm 242.3 (10th) 116.1 (15th) Pass Yards/Gm 181.5 (105th) 243.5 (78th) "There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." "I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose." Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 Buckeye in Illi... 16 Jan 2013, 1:01 pm Braxton Miller throws for 2800+ and runs for 1000+. El Guapo + Rod Smith + Bri'onte Dunn combine for 1800+ yards on on the ground. Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours. "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!" BuckeyeUro 16 Jan 2013, 2:13 pm I voted other: Jordan Hall will have big senior season with 1000+ total yardage!! captain obvious 16 Jan 2013, 2:28 pm FOURTEEN AND ZERO -QUOTE THE PARROT I'm a friend of thunder is it any wonder lightning strikes me BuckeyeVet 16 Jan 2013, 2:57 pm I'm definately going with "All the Above". "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx "The recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote". MediBuck 16 Jan 2013, 3:15 pm I'm big on the Frosh WR exploding on the scene vote. And that's not because Smith or Brown will see a drop-off, but rather the improvement of Miller's air game will boost the production of the unit as a whole. "There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes iball 16 Jan 2013, 4:02 pm The Buckeyes go 8-4 “There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers cplunk 16 Jan 2013, 6:43 pm Who do you think are the four? SEC BUCKEYE 16 Jan 2013, 7:15 pm um...you sound like a troll All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. buckeye76BHop 16 Jan 2013, 9:19 pm You have to be acting sarcastic...I hope... "There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." "I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose." Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 SEC BUCKEYE 16 Jan 2013, 7:10 pm ALL OF THE ABOVE 14-0 All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. abrahajc 16 Jan 2013, 10:09 pm other: Philly Brown catches 80 passes.... but more realistic bold prediction is Hyde has 1600 on the ground this year johnblairgobucks 17 Jan 2013, 12:15 am Voted other, because I'm truely clueless on this one. I feel like I need to see: how the recruiting class ends up (Meyer might land a big talent due to USC/Oregon/Bell situations), see how Braxton's throwing abilitiy improves, see how the LBers shuffle out....... I'll have a much better prediction at the end of August. kareemabduljacobb 17 Jan 2013, 12:17 am Braxton, Mewhort, Shazier and Roby will all be 1st team all-americans. USMC11917 18 Jan 2013, 1:41 pm That there will be an actual Lennay Kekua born in 2013.