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.
We aren't running a pro style offense. Meyer's entire offensive philosophy is the power spread and getting the ball to playmakers on the perimeter. We may not be using the read option play but we are still running power spread out of shotgun. A major problem is lack of blocking and executing from all the new WRs and TEs on the perimeter. We lost Spencer, Heuerman, Smith and recently Brown. All were critical in the success last year. Until we fill those rolls correctly, we will struggle on offense.
Meyers offense is based completely on a spread set with power running. Then get the ball to your best playmakers on the perimeter. That's been his entire philosophy since he became a HC. Its worked pretty damn well. He may stop using the read option play but we are still a power spread offense.
I asked to same thing during the game. The play caller in the press box has a great view of the whole field and can see plays develope themselves. With someone else relaying the info to the sideline, that takes time and delays the call. I also wonder if Warriner being the OC is impacting the week to week OL adjustments for each opponent.
Also, Noah Brown was a much bigger loss than anyone realizes. He seemed to be both Spencer and Smith replacement, based on reports from camp.
The Oline and WR play needs to step up or these issues won't go away.
Hyde looks a lot faster. That spin move was sick! Gonna be a beast for years.
We did the exact same thing early last year. People were bitching about Hermans playcalling up until we beat MSU. The coaches focused so much on the 1st game (ie. Navy, VaTech), we got out schemed the next week. Im just glad we played Hawaii and the D is clicking already.
Also, we use "lesser" opponents early to install and work on different things for the season, so it tends to be eratic. If you caught Meyer after the game he briefly mentioned, we wanted to throw alot this game. This games a result of a short week, being unprepared and trying to do too much on offense. It'll be a different story next week.
That what I did. It won't let me click the upload button. must be the system like u said.
The offense has no rhythm at all. The coaches are trying to do way too much cute shit. It's throwing off execution and play calling. Just run the ball and throw on 3rd down.
They have the alternate channel. I would hope they'll use for Maryland. BTN knows Buckeye Nation would go nuts, literally, if they missed a minute of the return of Bosa.
I was starting my junior year at OSU and just moved in a new apartment at the Watermark in Grandview. I was waiting for the cable guy to turn on my service. He came to my door frantic and told me to turn the TV on immediately. The first thing I saw was the second plain hit the tower and the commentators say we were under attack. We sat there in shock for hours.