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Comment 29 Sep 2014

Please...Shouldn't denigrate the coaches?  No safety in center field with 30 seconds to go before half and my grandma screaming watch out for the bomb?  How many times did we rush 3 or 4 and watch Gunner hit the quick out for the first down? I do think the corners have improved but its not their "Scheme". They don't call blitzes.

(Oh and don't talk to me about how blitzes don't work, yada yada yada...Listen to Spiels on 97.1  as well as many others..It all starts up front with getting to the QB. If your 4 can't , then you blitz. Remember the VA Tech game where the QB throws an 18 yd out for a first down...Out of his own end zone!! No pressure, no creative blitzing schemes...

We need an NFL coordinator...

Comment 18 Sep 2014

Krenzel TD pass to Jenkins on 4th down against Purdue to keep the run to NCG alive

Comment 15 Sep 2014

I think we need to wait and see what happens with both QB's. However, I love Brax but I believe JT may be a better passer at this point. You need to look at the MSU game when Miller made his first or second start to compare Brax to JT. Brax really struggled in that game the same as JT struggled against VT.

When Brax is in, he seems to wait a second too late and the route is over, so he scrambles and usually gets good yards. Also, Herman/Meyer seem to run about 3 plays over and over with Brax.

The best QB's distribute the ball and hit the timing routes ON TIME.  A perfect example of an athlete playing QB and a true QB seems to be in Washington where the Skins are a better team with Cousins over RG3.

Comment 28 Apr 2014

"I've gotnew toys to play with". Good thing it wasn't a different PSU coach saying that.. Jeez

Comment 21 Apr 2014

My question is, why a couple years ago,  did we get away from the OSU defense with it's silver bullets to implement this confusing defense in the first place? Who made that call?

I keep hearing this statement about buying in to 4-6 seconds of effort every year as if the previous year maybe they didn't. But the previous year they said the same thing. Each year since Meyer arrived, they bought into that.

I am as excited as any to see the improvement this year. Let's hope it solves this problem so we can win the BIG and maybe more : )

Comment 13 Apr 2014

Agree. Also, JT wouldn't be throwing out of his end zone anyway. Neither would Brax probably. The fumble wouldn't have happened in a real game unless it was a bad exchange on the handoff

Comment 09 Apr 2014

my problem with reeves is he was out run 80 yds to the endzone by an iowa tight end. it looked as though the TE was opening a wider lead at the end too.

Comment 09 Apr 2014

I'm sorry but this was Fickel's defense for the past 3 years. Period. Meyer has said it many times. If he would just be accountable and say the right things we would all rally around Fick. 

As I read this article I kept saying over and over again why...Why the gaps? Why the recovery by the defense once the ball was snapped. Someone had to be calling this D. Withers maybe, but this was Fickel's Defense. The buck stops here.

Comment 23 Mar 2014

I hope so. But I don't know...He is preaching increased effort and 4-6 seconds, the same exact stuff I have been hearing for the past 2 years. Is he saying the last 2 years we didn't have enough effort? Maybe... But I saw our defense throw up their arms repeatedly as if asking,"Where's my help".

You can tell a player, or yell at a player repeatedly to get fired up and play with effort. If the player isn't very good, or more importantly, if the teaching and scheme he is getting from coaches isn't very good, then 4-6 seconds will not matter.

Let's hope for change.

Comment 12 Feb 2014

"The coaches know what they are doing"

really? Urban leaves the defense decisions to the D staff and they wait until the last game to put Bell in and he plays solid. Then Luke says" who knew ?"

give me a break. It's your job to know. How could the D be any worse if he put Mitchell in? The LB 's couldn't diagnose plays and were constantly out of position. I could understand if the starters were doing good but they were awful 

Comment 11 Feb 2014

I thought this was a spot on post. I also see a bunch of fickel apologists on here as well. His point was made in the Clemson game when Vonn Bell came in game ready and was the strongest defender we had that night. After the game fickel says who knew he could play like that. Give me a break. This is the same coach that had Braxton, Kenny G. , and Carlos hyde on the bench when he was head coach in 2011.

Rampageguy - Blaming fickel is exactly what needs to happen. He is the DC of the worst defense in school history...Get real

Comment 22 Jan 2014

C Grant has had how many years here? It took Shazier and Hawk 1 year. Go back and watch the Clemson game again, esp for Boyd's first long TD run in the first Qtr. He runs up the middle right past Perry who was in position but leaning the wrong way.

It seems these guys are always getting faked out by the throwback pass, or the counter plays. Rarely can they cover as well. 

We need a couple linebackers with better smarts and instincts. That seems to be what Wisky has and MSU has. Zach Boren didn't have nearly the athleticism of these two and he made plays and sured up our D last year.

I'm really am pulling for Grant and Perry, but I'm afraid their ceiling has been shown. 

Comment 05 Jan 2014

spot on dude - 3 years and NO results - we can't afford to wait another year

Comment 05 Jan 2014

wrong. Read the article - Fickel cannot make adjustments. You have to be able to do that. He needs to go for a wide variety of reasons

Comment 05 Jan 2014

Thank you so much for this well put together assessment of The defensive staff. Change needs to happen ASAP and we can afford and attract the very best

Comment 05 Jan 2014

exactly - sick of this nonsense talk from Fickel. Stop what bleeding? Our D sucked at full strength against 1-11 Cal. Get a top notch coordinator and DB coach for gods sake! This is OSU!

Comment 04 Jan 2014

what planet are these Fickel supporters on?? Last night there was no coaching going on at all. Dabo almost laughed at the lack of adjustments by our defense, so he kept doing the same thing.

He  has had 3 years and zero success. I love the guy but 600k buys a top notch coordinator.