From what I understand, the longterm issues from concussions are from not giving the brain time to heal before contact again. The problem in the past was guys were still playing with conscussions on a daily basis. After no contact for a year, he might be healthy enough to play again. If Dr.s are clearing him after his history, theyve gotta be really confident, especially with the focus nowadays.
The rankings are so biased for southern players to begin with. This gives Bama and the SEC a jump out of the gate. The area players they get are naturally going to be rated higher than a Midwest or east coast kid. Look at Wayne Davis, Gatorade player of the year in Virginia, and he's a 3 star. Cooper wasn't rated high at all until he went to every camp over the summer. I love getting 5*/4* guys but I'll take the kid over the rating anyday.
The staff, subjectivity, timing of articles and information is second to none. I use to check 4-5 sites for new info but 11w is the one-stop-shop for all things Buckeyes.
Im gonna say it now, some team will take Braxton before the end of the first round. There's several playoff teams that need one guy on offense and he's it. After watching him torch these DBs running great routes, the combine's gonna be the icing on the cake for GMs and scouts.
With the health issues of Clark, Dixon, Wilson and others, I would think we find room for Bruce. He's a dynamic WR, who could contribute early. And, it couldn't hurt with Grimes for next year.
Smith was also a major factor in getting Dixon, even though he hasn't been healthy yet.
Actually, i think it was the high jump. It makes sense, takes a lot of control to contort over that bar.
Maybe the big 5* names but we've got some highly recruited DTs. Mike Hill was a top prospect in SC and heavily recruited. Honestly, I think Landers, Hamilton and Alabi will be major contributors after redshirting. DT is like OT, it takes a solid year or 2 to be strong and proficient enough to play regularly. It's rare a first year players come in ready to compete at this level. Don't get me wrong I'd love some 5* DTs but we'll be ok otherwise.
^^^this lol so true
The main thing is MSU will be a big underdog. They play with a huge chip when not given much chance to win. Also, theyre strength is stopping the run so that should help with Henry. I just don't know if they can win the next game vs Clemson or Oklahoma, with the way they both can throw and run. Unfortunately, I think we think we could've beat all these teams, especially being indoors on turf. Oh well, what could have been if we just ran Elliott 30 times no matter what.
Honestly, this feels so much like the defense with Withers and Fickell 2 years ago.. It's like we're doing one thing with the line and another with playcalling. The coaches said several times this season, we played better when we went to a gap blocking scheme. Also, I don't understand why JT isn't running the hurry up like last year. This team was built for speed not running 45 plays in a game. These things really change the minutiae of the offense, and it's obviously been negative, so let's get back to what worked.
I was a teenager thru the Cooper years and graduated from OSU in '02. Buckeye til i die win or lose but doesn't change the fact this loss sucks. If we actually got "beat" by a better team I'd be somewhat ok with it. Instead, we lost this game not running our power offense and Heisman candidate.
Its dumb shit like this, did u even watch the game? thought this was about Zeke not getting the ball so it was like us benching him. He's right to be mad, he should've had 30 carries especially in the weather. Instead, our coaches basically took him out of the game for MSU.
Not when we kept go empty set and running Barrett almost every time. It was so obvious, especially on 3rd and short in pouring rain, yet we did it over and over with few conversions.
This game's all on the coaches. I've never seen such awful playcalling over and over. We kept going empty set and running Barrett and it was so obvious. I knew most plays we were running the moment we got set. Where the hell was the jet motion counter run or power off tackle? I mean we took Elliott out of the game for MSU ourselves. Shuffle pass to Vannett really!? Not Samuel, not Miller but Vannett. Speaking of Samuel, another non factor because of playcalling. For as good of a coach as Meyer is, I just don't understand how the playcalling could be so off the entire game.
I think it's a tempered approach until we play MSU and scUM. We really haven't played anyone yet. We're obviously extremely talented and pass the eye test but "quality wins" are what matters.
Didn't their center Glasgow and an assistant coach get DUI's over the summer? Thye shouldnt talk. I'm just glad Barrett wasn't slurring or stumbling and seemed rather sober. It could've been alot worse in many ways.
They're just jealous, total BS. This team is full of high character, well rounded individuals. The kid was drinking in college, granted he drove, but it's not a violent crime, hardcore drugs or guns. Urban learned from Florida and has focused much more on character at OSU, and it shows with our players. It just sucks it was JT.
They are simply putting the best 11 on the field, especially with the injuries at WR, Samuel has to play out wide. He's far better suited to play RB or H-B but Elliott and Miller happen to be in those spots and they're pretty good. I have a feeling he'll be a bigger factor as the season goes on.
5 for the offense but 7 for offensive coaching. My concern is the rhythm of the game plan and the players to execute it. The play calling needs to match the players we have now. We've lost 2 key WRs to injury and only have 1 TE. Jones really only has one true WR in Thomas this year. Last year our success started bc of great WR and TE blocking on the perimeter. We changed to gap blocking in the 2nd half and Zeke went off so maybe thats the answer. We just need consistency so the players can master the nuances of each play. Too many plays and formations have caused confusion everywhere.
It's the old problem too many cooks in the kitchen. We have 3 guys calling plays during games, making it sporadic with the different styles. We also have so many play makers, attempting to get everyone the ball creates no rhythm. The other major factor is all the new WRs, except for Thomas. And, losing Noah Brown was the biggest loss of the season. No one else is consistent with blocks or running routes and it effects everything.
First, make Zeke the focus of the offense and take the pressure off Jones, ie. last year. This will open it up for eveyone to make plays rather than force feed them. Second, have one coach call the plays from the press box and the others advise depending on the players feed back. And last, use tempo power running Zeke and Samuel with 3-4 deep shots a game from Jones. Let's just keep it simple and master the plays like last year.
Their season was over when we broke Brewer. Not the same VaTech at all.
It's at 4:30 ill be watching the Buckeyes.