OL will be fine - Warriner has to be one of the top position coaches in college. I want to see BM come out and throw some short passes to get his confidence up every game and start to utilize ALL of the OSU weapons. That will help us recruit offense in the future. Want to see BM carry the ball very little this year. I think also the Johnson philosophy of rotating DL is also a big recruiting advantage and our DL should be awesome this year. My biggest concern is at linebacker and defensive back. If they struggle early, I say play the young guys right away and get them some experience. We should have great talent in the back 7.
I am definitely for this - as long as it is against a top 10 or 15 opponent, preferably one from the sec, or a big name program and it is truly a neutral site - not like the last NC game the Bucks were in vs. lsu in New Orleans. How about a neutral site game in NY in late November? Also, it should be scheduled to happen within a year or two so that by the time we play the game - the other team hasn't turned to shit.
Tressel would have crushed them the year before as well in Columbus. In our last 3 biggest games of the year, we were outcoached.
My favorites in order 2005, 1968, 2006, 2002, 2001.
2005 - epic comeback when everyone thought it was over.
1968 - 50-14!
2002 - NC year
2001 - Tressel makes good on the promise.
Have to agree - no one thought the Bucks were coming back - except the Bucks!
Bad play call to begin with, 3rd and 2 - Hyde not even on the field. 4th and 2, Miller runs outside. MSU couldn't stop Hyde. Play call blew it more than that missed block.
Couldn't agree more TATER
After seeing your comment ALLINOSU, I too went to the article and read the comments. I hope we have the team this year that will be ahead 35-0 at the end of the first quarter and watch the white out leave the stands empty by halftime. I thought last year that game might have been a little different - Hackenbergs receivers dropped like 4-5 balls in the two opening drives and that might have made the score 63-24 - but they will be up - even though less talented. OSU needs to come out and smack them down early and often and I hope UFM plans to send a message to the recruits who have yet to sign a LOI. By my recollection, the worst breach of any kind in any sport occurred at PSU - thanks to Sandusky and whether or not any of the other stuff is true regarding Paterno or the PSU admin - they most certainly knew (or should have at least suspected) and let the guy hang around the program for years.
I think this year will be a different game and I hope we are not overconfident. Bucks still would have won last year but it would have been a different game if Hackenbergs receivers had not dropped 3 easy catches in the first two drives. At the end of the first quarter the score should have been 14-14 or 14-7 Bucks and I think the game is a little closer than 63-14. They will be crazy at Happy Valley this year and looking for some pay back.
Braxtons carries were padded by a 48 and 21 yard carry in the 2nd quarter. I just went back and looked at the stats and it looks like it was really Braxton they had figured out - not Hyde. He ended the third quarter for a rush for 0 yardage and then started the 4th quarter up until the missed 4th down with rushes of 4, 0, 4, 1, and 1 -meanwhile, the stats show Hyde gaining strength and YPC as the game wore on.
ABSOLUTLETY RIGHT! Everyone forgets about third down - 2 chances to gain 2 yards and Hyde doesn't touch the ball - one of the coaches needed to walk home from Indy after that. Can't imagine not giving Hyde the ball!
If he had given the ball to Hyde on third down, the 4th down call would have probably been irrelevant. If I recall correctly, Hyde was averaging nearly 7 yards a carry during this game and even Jordan Hall broke off a big run or two up the middle. The Buckeye offensive line was dominating the line of scrimmage no matter what MSU was doing. I was screaming at the TV on third down to give Hyde the ball, and I believe he was on the SIDELINES! Then on 4th down I started screaming at the TV when I realized BM was running wide. I am a diehard Buckeye fan and I'm sorry but that was plain and simple a bad call (twice).
Just listening to some of the comments from the coaching staff and UFM over the winter regarding redshirts, I think they know they made some mistakes and given what we saw on the field on D, we couldn't get the kid some playing time? I also think the opposition is using the redshirting against us big time in recruiting too. Looking forward to a different D this fall.
I believe they had two plays to get one yard. MSU could not stop Hyde at all in the 3rd quarter and I believe they knew he would be getting the ball on many plays. Even the back-up broke off a big run in the 3rd qtr. Hyde had a total of 2 carries in the 4th qtr. - both at the start of the qtr. We beat ourselves. I would be more understanding if you gave Hyde the ball on at least one of the downs,
Other: I think it is Penn State. They play a fairly weak schedule, going on the road to um, and getting OSU and MSU at home. They could win 9 or 10 games and Franklin will have a Hoke-esk first year before starting to flounder.
JohnnyKozmo couldn't agree more. In fact, with the type of athletes we now I have, I'd rather have a QB that is a good passer and one who can make the right read and is less of a running threat who has to depend on the weapons around him.
Excellent point! Up Vote!
Does anyone know if or how much of the football revenue that is generated goes to need or merit-based scholarships for other students, athletic or non athletic at OSU?
I'm not a fan of unions in most cases. Gene Smith had it right in saying that if the NCAA had dealt with the issue in a timely manner, this would more than likely not be an issue. (I am less a fan of the NCAA than of unions). In listening to several shows on the subject, I would be in favor of:
1. granting a small stipend
2. guaranteeing a scholarship for 4 years (players are now cut - especially in other sports).
3. and lifetime medical coverage for any injury incurred while playing the sport while on scholarship.
In exchange, the student athlete must:
1. stay on schedule to complete a degree to keep the scholarship current
2. not allowed to work
3. and if the player does not graduate, they must repay a portion of the scholarship detailed in a legal agreement signed before the scholarship goes in force detailing the penalties.
Couldn't agree with you guys more --- still pisses me off too!
A four-way tie for first? That was hard and the next will be harder yet.
The 24 game streak was great but year 2 was not a success - not when you end the year 0-2. And it can't be entirely laid at the hands of the defense. The Big 10 Championship game was lost because of really bad play calling and not using your offensive strengths. Same could be said for the bowl game to some degree. I give UM full credit for the 24-0 - I also give him full credit for the 0-2.
Agree - especially with your first point - and any position that is close in performance level - the nod should go to the younger guy.
Yes, MSU let ND stay close but in the end, the officials pretty much gave ND the game on several, final drive, pass interference calls.