I think part of the power of Gus Johnson's rendition of Cardale's name is that it was the first time we'd ever heard his name spoken. I've read it a thousand times, of course, but never heard it out loud, coming off my TV speakers during an emotionally electrifying moment. There's no time like the first time... CAR - DALE - JONES!!!
I think we could beat either Oregon or Florida State, but I'd rather we knock-off the Seminoles to enhance the Buckeye brand among Florida recruits.
Who's the second fastest receiver on the team, after Devin Smith? If Devin's doubled up, number 2 should be free for the deep Cardale bomb. You know 'Bama will go heavy on Devin, so I hope Wilson, Marshall, Spencer and Thomas are practicing deep routes this week. If Cardale can really hurl it 80-85 yards, as he says, deep balls should really be fun to watch.
Football is a Field Position game. And Cameron's the Field Position Magician.
Can you imagine an Ohio high school state football championship game with a crowd size like the one shown here? It's pathetic. Those Florida kids ought to beg to play for tOSU.
The brainiacs in Vegas were only off by 63 points in our last game. Hard to imagine they could do much worse -- literally. Is it possible to miss a football game by more than 63 points???
Kenny Guiton, Braxton Miller, JT Barrett and Cardale Jones -- he's coached them all as their position coach. Forget Mensa. He's turned 2nd and 3rd string QBs into stars, at a school not really known for its great quarterbacks. That's why he deserves this award.
Kentucky must be promising Damien Harris a starting spot his Freshman year. Otherwise, it's an Ohio State no-brainer. I hope he realizes that the reason Kentucky can offer starting spots to high school seniors is ...they suck. He should attend tOSU -- it's close enough to home for family and true friends -- and compete against the best to become the best. Kentucky is the minor league, tOSU is the Bigs.
My only question is: Where has this scheme been all these years? Same players, same coaches, vastly improved defense appears as if by magic. WTF? Can this be done again, say next January 1st, or was it a once-in-a-lifetime apparition?
Saw my first live Buckeye game at Ohio Stadium in 1954 with my Dad. In the years since, I've seen tOSU trounce a lot of college football teams. But I have never seen so thorough a trouncing, of so highly-regarded an opponent. as this last Wisconsin game. Never, not once. Urban Frank Meyer has done what Woody, Earle, Coop and even JT couldn't do. Pay the man.
I'll have what he's having.
THIS offense, plus 10 points?? Hell yeah.
Urban [and Ed Warriner] realize that there are tons of good players in America who would never expect to receive an OSU offer and so commit elsewhere. Surprise them with an offer late in the process and you've got a good chance of landing them. Wouldn't work with 5-stars necessarily, but the lesser ranked kids are low-hanging fruit -- guys like Mirko Jurkovic.
Agree 100%. These three have their hearts in the right place, but they're incredibly embarrassing.
The University could stop this pretty quickly if it really wanted to. TOSU controls ticket distribution. Sit these guy up in C Deck and the national cameras would never find them. As it is, with these clowns sitting in A Deck, they're practically on the field with the team -- easy access to national camera crews. Move 'em and this embarrassment goes away, while not punishing these three fans in any way -- except by removing their free national publicity, which they likely live for.
The offense will score with or without Cardale having a great game. It's the defense that will win or lose this game for the Buckeyes. If Wisky runs roughshod, takes chunks of time off the clock and keeps our offense off the field, we're in for a long night. Keeping fingers crossed that Ash and Fickell will have the guys in the right spots and that they'll perform.
55-14 THE Ohio State University.
I think Urban finally found his guy to play the proverbial "Percy Harvin role".
Playing for Championships in November, just like the boss planned it.
What a wonderful scene. The Buckeyes are back atop the B1G, God's in His heaven and all's right with the world!
"Throw your hands in the air, and wave 'em like you just don't care."
Take a look at their board Sunday, after we beat them, to see how much they really care. They'll be livid. And they're real charmers when they get that way. Schadenfreude Time starts early Sunday morning. Don't forget to set your alarm.
Anyone who didn't take "OSU +28.5" made a big mistake. Only wish this was real Vegas money.
If anyone thinks the people of Ohio are crazy for football, all they have to do is look at this photo to know that THEY'RE the crazy ones. Nobody does stuff like this to honor their football stars. In Alabama they burn down trees, for Heaven's sake.
We're right. They're nuts. End of story.
479 ...Go Bucks!
Josh was a surprise commitment and now he's a surprise decommitment. C'est la vie. Good luck, young man.