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Comment 04 Jul 2016

I think we have some trap sections of our schedules - especially with such a young team. 

1. No doubt everyone will be up for OK but it is early season and on the road with a young team.
2. Wisc and PSU on the road, at night, back-to-back and PSU has a bye week b/4. Will we be up for both?
3. Following PSU/Wisc. we return home for back-to-back games vs. NW and Neb.
4. After we get Maryland, we end the season at MSU and home vs scum.

Our schedule is tougher than it has been and it sets up where we have tougher back-to-back games which can be hard to get up for.

Comment 04 Jul 2016

I was living in Atlanta when  Herschel and Bo played. They were both beasts. I don't think either one of them lifted at all. Walker started doing thousands of push up, sit-ups and running when he was in middle school. I don't think Bo did anything. They were both big, fast, and powerful. Herschel was like a 4.3 40 guy and if I'm not mistaken, Bo ran a 4.1 something - like a 4.14 40.

Comment 16 Jun 2016

Dantonio does have UFM's number. If not for a bad refs call that first year in ELansing when they called no fumble on BM, UFM is 1-3 vs MSU. You may be able to blame Beck for the first few games but after about game 4, it was squarely on UFM. Something was wrong, and like 3 years ago with Fickell, since we kept winning anyway, there was no incentive to change. Hermann was not a great play caller until VT beat us, then it was like the pressure was off and he was very good. Same thing last year - once we lost to MSU, the pressure was off and we looked like the team we should have been all year. 

I am a huge Buckeye fan and love it that we have UFM, but I tend not to wear my scarlet colored glasses very often.

Comment 07 Apr 2016

I couldn't agree more - We talk about Hermann like he was perfect for 3 years. His play calling was not good until we got beat by VT. We just had much better athletes than most. Giving credit where it is due, I think his play calling changed drastically after VT. Hermann was a big reason we were 2014 NC. Moving to 2015, new OC, the offense pretty much looked like s$#% all year and UFM pretty much did nothing. Once again, it took a loss for us to pull our heads out of our a##%s and then we looked like we thought we would look all year.

UFM saw something in Beck to hire him and I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt. I blame him little for last year - especially after about game 5 or 6.

Comment 12 Mar 2016

I am not sure that I agree. I think it took the loss to MSU to wake up the coaching staff.
Had we squeaked by them with the way we played all year, I still think we were going to lose a game at some point.
It was like two years ago with the D - and "We won didn't we?! .. and then proceeded to lose in the B1G championship  to MSU because of some awful play calling and then lost to Clemson because of our D and a fumbled punt return.
Seems like we get on a streak and we are afraid to make changes, even though it is obvious we are winning simply because we have better talent than most. Play calling has mostly been head scratching except for that stretch in 2014 after the VT loss through the NC game - and we even had a couple of blips them.

With the team we had last year - 2014 may have been an early gift - but those opportunities do not come around often and it was disappointing that the season played out the way it did. We spent more time trying to reward players than letting them get rewarded as part of the team accomplishments. I am looking forward to next season and seeing what we learned last year.

Go Bucks!

Comment 14 Feb 2016

Targeting and Initiating Contact to Head or Neck Area of a Defenseless Player  (Rule 9-1-4)

No player shall target and initiate contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless opponent with the helmet, forearm, fist, elbow or shoulder. When in question, it is a foul.  (Rule 2-27-14)

...and he didn't hit the head or neck area. Helmet hit right in the middle of the chest. Not sure how that is targeting?

Comment 09 Feb 2016

Not so surprising - potentially great player filling an area of need with a chance to play early and play often and play his way right into leaving early for the NFL if he desires. Really surprised we didn't get more interest in 2015 and 2016. Cage is also very good and both should get on the field fast.