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Comment 16 hours ago

Not worried - I still think a 12-0 regular season is possible - though even with BM, I still thought someone would give us a tough game, namely MSU. PSU, and um. Much is different now...you have the backups taking all of the snaps since spring, you have a coach who is an offensive expert with the spread, you've recruited spread quarterbacks, you have tons of playmakers and tons more speed than we have ever had, you have the best if not one of the best offensive line coaches in the country (I expect the OL to end up being one of the team strengths). If we really have an elite offensive coordinator, he will figure out a way to give JT confidence in each game, maybe throwing short passes with a high chance of completion to start each game, and vary the play calling enough to confuse the defense - like throwing short on first down.

With the athletes we have on defense, a good coach will show DRAMATIC improvement and that should give the offense a little wiggle room. I will be shocked if we are worse than 10-2, more so than if we are 12-0. With or without BM, this team has a lot of talent and this season will tell us just how good our coaches are.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

Wish BM a speedy recovery. I am of the opinion that the defense will pick it up substantially out of necessity early in the year, and if the coaches are smart, they will do everything they can to distribute the ball to the playmakers and build JT's confidence with a bunch of short passes early in each game. I think by the time we head to MSU, it ends up being more of a game than a lot of people are expecting now with the loss of BM.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Prediction: JT starts, throws for 2500 yards and rushes for 500 while utilizing all of the weapons around him and the Bucks win 3 consecutive NC before he turns pro. It happened just last year to a QB at  FSU.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

In my opinion, this is short-term thinking. It may add some extra revenue in the current year but further degrades our strength of schedule. I was under the impressions that with the new playoff system, strength of schedule would be very important. So I guess our only hope of playing top teams that are not in the B1G is to make it to the playoffs - at which point we are playing a neutral site game at best anyway. Would rather schedule a home and home with a top team. Will we make more money in the long run? I would guess yes!

Comment 08 Aug 2014

And to think we had Hyde and didn't run him on 3rd and 2 or 4th and 2 vs MSU. Still can't believe it. I'll get over it eventually.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

Hope he gets the BIG and National Championships this year - but would much rather see him do it less with personal stats and more by utilizing the rest of the guys at his disposal. He is also at a bit of a disadvantage - most people have 3 or 4 years to do this. He may have had the NC had we not imposed a bowl ban. His first year was a throw away almost and second year under an interim.

Comment 02 Aug 2014

More than anything - you could see the improvement in him from year to year - from a somewhat accurate - run at the first sign of pressure - QB to a QB who seemed to mainly scramble to give his receivers more time to get open. If Braxton can reach that level - with his talent this year - then it will be another special year in Columbus.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

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.

Comment 29 Jul 2014

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.

Comment 20 Jul 2014

Tressel would have crushed them the year before as well in Columbus. In our last 3 biggest games of the year, we were outcoached. 

Comment 25 Jun 2014

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.

Comment 14 Jun 2014

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.

Comment 12 Jun 2014

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.

Comment 12 Jun 2014

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!

Comment 12 Jun 2014

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).

Comment 31 May 2014

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.

Comment 21 May 2014

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,

Comment 18 May 2014

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.