Looks like things could get a little ROCKY at UT.
I don't know - Burrow and Haskins are both pro style QB's aren't they?
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.
I can agree with that as long as it includes at least one more National Title.
I have read the article and the comments and I don't think that UFM is going to change his approach much. I wouldn't want anyone else coaching the Buckeyes but I think he has 2 achilles heals if you will and I think opposing coaches know it. In most cases it doesn't matter - the talent at OSU is just better than the opponent. First, he tends to try and reward individuals resulting in telegraphed plays/intentions. Second, as long as the Bucks are winning, there is no desire to change - regardless of how we looked in winning.
Our D in 2013 was so bad, guys like Bell should have been playing instead of waiting until the Orange Bowl. We kept winning by outscoring inferior opponents. We paid for it.
B1G Championship game in 2013. 3rd and 2, Hyde averaging over 7 yards a carry. Hyde not even in the game on 3rd down. BM carries twice wide.
MSU 2015 - not sure what that was except bad playcalling which I think plagued the QB battle all season. Next 2 games we crushed it - but it was too late.
These were some of the main ones that came back to bite us.
I hope we did learn something and I would hope that it would be:
1. The individuals reward is secondary to the team performance.
2. Don't wait until we lose to make change.
What a shame the booth changed the momentum/complexion early on by not over turning what was VERY obviously a catch - can't even remember who caught it now - might have been Brown. Next , fumble and TD for Denver.
if we had hired a non-interim coach-we probably miss out on UFM. Fick was the perfect hire.
I just picked up on that - tended to give him the benefit of the doubt until then - hope we pound them every year - like old "blood on the field Kalis."
Like the 6'2. Can't coach it :)
Loved his commitment video too.
Loved the commitment video. Go Bucks.
I think it was the MSU Dline and our play calling. About 50-50.
I said for almost 20 years, next year I am going to buy a snowblower. Finally bought one about 4 years ago. Have used it twice, and it has been in for service twice - under warranty of course. My insurance against snowy weather.
A perfect synopsis of last year - totally agree Runtowin
Wow - what might have been - Bosa and Spence.
Thomas owned him when he wanted. Why throw when you are gaining 10 yds a carry. LOL
I used to be one of them Awlin...not anymore. I got my fill during tatgate and then the hokesters first year. (We're back, we are going to crush AL in the opener, OSU won't win 5 games, it will take Meyer 3 years to turn it around and by then the hokester will be ensconsed as a legend)...blah, blah, blah...I hope um sucks until I'm long gone. I hope they are 0-11 every year when we play them. That fan base, for the most part, is delusional. They haven't been relevant in over a decade (and not really since the 40's) and here's to it staying that way. MSU, PSU, WISC, NW, IOWA, Neb can rise to the top- anyone but um.
Bucks rockin it in the NFL today!
Totally agree - other than the fact that our schedule sets up very oddly with the way we get away games in groups and who they are against.
I recall we had a 3rd and 2 or 3 vs MSU in the B1G championship game. On third down, Hyde wasn't even in the game. On 4th, BM runs wide. Hyde had been gaining like 6 or 8 yards per carry. I also recall being totally P'd that he didn't get it on 3rd down, much less 4th. Give the ball to Hyde on either down and Huermann's missed block is irrelevant. Saying the defense was bad is another reason to pound the ball and eat clock. We knew they were bad all year, not just vs. Clemson. Clemson game turned on the muffed punt return.
Coaches study tendencies and I think they know our tendency is to favor the QB. It hurt us vs VT, and twice vs. MSU and to a lesser extent, Clemson. There were certainly other factors at play, but the one consistent theme in our losses has been poor play calling - and that goes for whether you are Tim Beck, Tom Herman, or UFM.
Would not put much into this.
Bosa perhaps dropped because of the injury and not getting to finish out the season?
Didn't realize Jones was a 5 star!
O - thanks for posting. If you skipped by the letter - go read it.
Yes, and finally another tall wide receiver! Mack is 6'2" I think, Victor 6'4". Great targets!
In my experience, if a subordinate is making comments like this, the superior shared information about an employment situation, usually to gain sympathy. How would Vanett know any of this unless it came either overtly or subtly from Hinton?