I say yes unfortunately. I think anyone who watches a lot of the top programs can spot a problem when they see one. This offense lacks misdirection, flow, tempo, and JT has regressed, which is a job of the o coordinator.
Consistently Having a tough time hitting receivers unless they are wide open. He just hesitates too long snd the routes are over. This keeps getting pointed out all over the media. He is a great kid and a great leader though.
I got a big problem with our coaches right now, play-calling and QB development and I can assure YOU I'm not a fair weather fan. Stop with the A-hole stuff unless you can handle being called the same. Been a fan a lot longer than you I bet. JT has struggled mightily against good defenses and his development at QB has been awful as well as the play calling packages for him and lack of in game adjustments to give him time. Fire Urban? Absolutely not. Clean house in the offensive coaches room? Maybe.
Uhm... No...Im not going to calm down and our offensive coaching staff isn't getting it done against good defenses... So there you have it.
In his first press conference, Urban promised us the best coaching staff in America. This isn't the case these past 2 years under Beck and Warriner. This is a repeating cycle of poor game plan against plodding teams. No plays to counter an over aggressive defense. No Screens, slants, and again few touches for Samuel, a future 1st rounder. Want further proof? Has JT gotten better in 2 yrs or regressed? I LOVE Urban but he needs some fresh young minds on his staff. Too many head scratching calls today. IMHO
Maybe coaching? There are inferior teams all over America winging it around and their receivers wouldn't make the practice squad at OSU. There are minimum 4 recruiting classes of receivers on the team this year and no receivers can make a play??? Maybe the play calling and scheme sucks? Read option, hand off up the middle, dangerous pitch out or option, lateral pass down the line of scrimmage...Coaching is really lacking lately imho.
I'm sorry but that was no championship Defense I saw today. Gashed up the middle consistently and burned on crossing routes all day. This poster is 100% correct about our LB's sucked up into an easy block at the line and leaving the middle wide open for 20 yards. Over and freakin over again. No goal line stops today either.
I certainly agree with you about a few more first downs though. That sure would help. Which opens another can of worms. Like why is JT regressing to the point where unless a receiver is standing open he can't hit them? Or he just doesn't release it to hit the timing pattern.
Man o man it's getting worrisome...
Come on... Northwestern's recruiting is not close to us...We are a hot mess on both sides of the ball and we keep boosting up our opponents like Penn State and Northwestern. My two questions are why is the middle of the field open for our opponents every single game? Where is the MLB? And why does the offense take so much time to get a play off and then just run up the middle? Jeez
sorry for the rant but this buckeye is really frustrated at the lack of adjustments on defense and the lack of development (even regression) of our QB and receivers.
Maybe not Mack but the premise is the same...And VA Tech lineman were good but the same as Penn State.
Decker was the same way in the VA Tech game and was owned by the Buffalo DE Mack....He grew from that and is dominating the NFL
Nobody of consequence pegged this team for 4 losses. no more than 2 at the most.
and it causes a bunch of ridiculous false starts!!
It just seems like there is too much fooling around in between plays. Jt looks to the line, to the sideline, back to the line and they run a handoff up the middle...It creates more time for the O-line to get a false start.
I don't know that Ed and Tim have what Tom Herman had. He put innovation and speed into our offense and after he left, the O has been fairly inept. Ed is a premier O-line coach but hasn't proven himself as an O-coordinator or head coach (Kansas). If I recall correctly, Nebraska fans and media blamed Beck for Martinez's lack of development at QB. I sure hope I am wrong because I love Ed Warriner and would like to see Beck succeed. The results aren't good as JT has regressed a bit since his frosh year.
I'm still not sure anything got fixed after MSU last year. We just read optioned TTUN to death with JT and Zeke and Notre Dame wasn't very good. Here's to hoping so though.
We miss Tom Herman. This staff ruined Cardale Jones and JT last year after Herman made both into stars. No QB development, no misdirection to help the line, a vanilla game plan. The last two games last year were won by JT just keeping it on the read or Eze running it down their throats.
How is it that OSU can have the biggest budget, best HC, and still not develop a QB for the NFL? JT is regressing and we all know it. This young inexperienced team played a lot better when they were inexperienced. That does not bode well for the coaches.
This is just my opinion. Let's keep penn state in perspective here. This is a team that didn't belong on the field with TTUN and got whipped 49-10. I think we tend to give a little too much credit to teams and talk them up to Alabama status and then our kids play tight. This was apparent last week in Madison . Whisky couldn't put up 200 yds of offense in 5 games but ran roughshod over us until we settled down.
I'm not saying we should ever take an opponent lightly but the hype surrounding Wisky last week and PSU this week is a bit hard to comprehend.
No - prob not a bar because the league doesn't have a substance abuse policy for that like it does for weed. Let's not confuse dave and busters with a weed shop shall we. Give me a break "TMZ my moral compass" . My moral compass comes from 50 years on this planet and good upbringing.
I'm no prude but this is not ok in my book. There are kids who look up to Zeke as a role model and he is a representative for OSU, The Cowboys and an NFL already plagued with questionable people. Not the message to send. Alchohol is legal and I would feel the same way about that. Kids see and absorb everything.
My problem isn't with us being ranked low but rather ttun ranked that high without a qb that has thrown a pass in college
this is a terrible thread and should never be on here. Asshat-ish...These are kids who chose to come and play for OSU..regardless
Bull...We are every bit as good as both and that is why you play the game. They are tough but so are the Bucks. I'd say they are 2 of the 4 best teams. No saying that both OSU or Stanford wouldn't win tonight.
What a Buckeye...What he hopefully knows and understands about last years championship run is that HE was responsible, in a lot of ways, for those guys success on the field. The team learned how to win and have success from Braxton's 12-0 run in 2012. He set the tone and the confidence this team needed to believe in themselves and know they can win at the highest level. The following year, in 2013, he set the tone for the hunger they had in 2014 by playing through injury in a gut filled performance against MSU in the BIG title game and the Bowl game against Clemson. Playing through that arm injury was Ironman- like ... Every Buckeye is grateful for that.
The NFL will find a place for him and he will succeed at the next level. Go Brax and go Bucks...IO
My Prob with it is in light of the recent slew of arrests/suspensions with Buckeye players. High caliber guys are getting in trouble. Now we have a coach who had half his team expelled for crimes,and not just misdemeanors either. Hmmm
As a die hard Buckeye I welcome him and I'll give him the benefit of the doubt...(as if my opinion matters)
no. Oklahoma was also 11-1 and NOT the defending national champs.