We are on the same page with Evan Spencer and Curtis Grant being favorite Buckeyes this year. Both were the embodiment of 'The Chase' and the continual push for excellence. Curtis Grant's passion and leadership were evident in the B1G Championship trailer for the Wisconsin game as was Evan's in his selfless role as a blocking machine at wide-out. Go Bucks!
We Buckeye fans are so blessed to have this coaching staff doing work as they do! The news just seems to continue to be good and that only happens when people are working their asses off as Coach Meyer and the staff are.
No one delivers the news better than 11W or Birm. Thanks again for YOUR great efforts! Go Bucks!.
It was said the 'O' moved a little better with JT than Cardale when JT was named the starter in fall camp. JT is a skilled and gifted field general, which is exactly what a team replacing 4 starters on the 'O' line and Hyde in the backfield needed most. His play throughout the year was exceptional.
Once JT went down, Cardale had an opportunity to shine. IMO, Cardale is the best pocket QB and offers the best contrast to our running game. Cardale's size and strength were critical in OSU's late season play, as Cardale is big enough to fight off pressure in the pocket, pass over 'D' linemen coming at him, fit balls into tighter windows with his arm strength, and stretch the field more than just about any QB is college football.
By all accounts, Cardale has really matured through this season. All things being equal, relatively speaking, the bigger, stronger man is more often than not the best option. Go Bucks!
Like most often happens in life, those most visible seem to get the most credit. Thank you for opening a thread for Coach Drayton, who has surely done well and is a key recruiter for our Buckeyes. Go Bucks!
Thank you for a great post. IMO, anyone who doesn't think the next '10-year war' type of rivalry is back needs to review the history of this series from 1968 forward. Harbaugh has filled the UM staff out with men who are loyal to him and love UM just as OSU's staff was filled by Buckeyes when Coach Meyer was hired.
Harbaugh brings the intensity back from the UM perspective that has surely been lacking during the RR and Hoke era's. Don't forget that Harbaugh claimed UM would beat OSU during his senior year and backed it up in a win at OSU. Harbaugh understands what this rivalry is all about and will have UM highly motivated to beat OSU. Things are about to heat up.
I hate UM as much or more than most and was a witness to the 1969 game. I cried that day out of hatred for what those bastards did to my Buckeyes and it has never changed. However, that hatred doesn't mean I can't see the rivalry for what it was and what it will most likely be in the coming years. Go Bucks!
I've never been a Letterman fan. IMO, there was no need to discuss 'making the two QB's who don't start' mascots (how was that supposed to be funny anyway...), I hated the commentary on Coach Hayes, and found no need for him at all to disparage Indiana football. All were poor attempts to get a laugh at someone else's expense.
Coach Meyer is a rock star and an incredible ambassador for OSU. Go Bucks!
Good for MM. By all accounts, he is a terrific young man and leader, both on and off the field, at Oregon. Best wishes to him as he moves forward in his career. Go Bucks!
I'm with you on being a big Curtis Grant fan. His leadership, passion, and play were instrumental in this team being champions. Go Bucks!
At what point is it disrespectful to stop playing and take a knee? Oregon was trying to score the possession just before Zeke's final score yet OSU is the 'bad guys' for running it up the middle and scoring after that?
It is always the responsibility of the D to stop the other team on O, NOT for the team on O to stop playing. It is also the responsibility of BOTH teams to play to the final whistle. What a nation of pansies we have become (outside of Buckeye nation of course)! Go Bucks!
An incredible job by Zeke for sure but what about that offensive line and the magnificent coaching job by Coach Warinner?! Wow! Go Bucks!
Cardale Jones is truly one of the great stories in my life as a Buckeye fan. What he has just accomplished with this play-off run will never be done again IMO. Cardale is a very talented QB and well-spoken young man who has overcome much adversity in his life. I could not be happier for him and am thrilled for him AND that he is a Buckeye. Go Bucks!
Not a bad coaching job by a man who wasn't voted the COY in the B1G! hahaha Urban Meyer and this staff have been incredible since their arrival. I hope he is the national COY! Go Bucks!
The talk of needing a strong B1G has never made any sense to me. Our Buckeyes could win the NC tonight and the B1G did not have a good year by most standards. So much for that argument! Go Bucks!
I like the trade myself. I am not been much of a fan of Waiters. IMO, he is selfish, lacks consistent effort, and the chemistry just doesn't have a good feel when he is on the floor; it's all about his offense. By trading Waiters for JR Smith and Shumpert, the Cavs get a little more depth on the perimeter, more consistent firepower, and some defense.
It's still very early to write the Cavs off. It always takes time to fit all of the pieces of a team together. The record isn't that big of an issue on the East during the regular season, as no team is unbeatable come play-off time. The Cavs just need to be playing their best late in the year. If so, they will certainly have a good chance of getting to the Finals. Go Bucks!
In a day and age where so many athletes try to draw attention to themselves, Evan Spencer offers us a refreshing reminder that what makes a great player and teammate is selfless play. Evan has been one of my favorite Buckeyes and will be dearly missed next year. Go Bucks!
I agree completely and hope Weber stays with is OSU verbal. He is a very good player and seems to be an even better young man. I'll wish him well regardless. Go Bucks!
Most people come here for intellectual debate. What did your post, other than attacking an opinion of mine, add to the conversation? Posts like yours are exactly why free sites get bad names. Please keep such small-minded comments to yourself and speak when you can ADD something to the conversation. Go Bucks!
That's true but adding more teams, at any level, means more rounds in the play-offs, or more games, need to be played to determine a champion. After that first home game, there could easily be 2 more games that parents would need help with travel expenses. I was hinting at that but evidently did not say it very well. As always, Go Bucks!
It is great that OSU has taken the lead in looking out for the families of these student-athletes and hopefully something will get done sooner than later. What might happen IF the play-offs were to be expanded to 6 or 8 teams in the near future? This could really get interesting. Go Bucks!
We'll just have to agree to disagree. IMO, there is NO comparison at all with RR and Harbaugh simply because many at UM did not want RR there. They never really bought into him or his system. Harbaugh is one of 'them' and will bring the toughness, discipline, and arrogance (many now cal swag) back to AA. With the resources he has at hand, which RR never had, I believe Harbaugh will have that ship headed in the right direction next year.
I'll even take this a step further. If the Bucks win the national title by beating Oregon, next year's game sets up much like the 1969 game did. OSU will be favored to win every game next year heading into that contest. If the Bucks do indeed do continue winning, with the base of the this team now in the sophomore class, it will represent a 24-game winning streak. The 1969 Bucks had won 22 in a row heading into that game. Both UM squads will be led by very intense men in their 1st year at UM.
I don't bring any of that up to get too far ahead of myself here. I just see this playing out almost exactly as things did in 1968 with, of course, a different result. Go Bucks!
ATLBuckeye92...a great post for a most deserving young man. While recruiting is critical and at the heart of any team's success on the field, retention and development are even bigger issues. Any time you hear coaches praising a young man who has worked his way through the system and overcome obstacles along the way, you can be assured of that young man's character and love for his team. That was abundantly clear in the B1G Championship Game hype video where Curtis gave us a glimpse of what he no doubt brings to the table every day in practice. Go Bucks!
Most likely, Jim Harbaugh believes he will return UM to prominence. IMO, he surely will do that. Harbaugh has a proven track record of coaching and recruiting success, and UM has much going for them academically and historically in football. 'The Game' will be much more like the 10-year war many of you have read about and some of us have lived through. Trust me, things are about to really heat up in The Game.
Question Harbaugh and his motives all that you want. If anyone here believes that UM will remain irrelevant in college football going forward, you know little about the true history of this great rivalry. Go Bucks!
Oregon is like any great offensive team in that a fast tempo feeds the beast. They are very difficult to stop when they can set the pace, so winning the turnover battle, field position, and controlling the ball on "O" will be keys IMO. Go Bucks!
Next man up! That has been the Buckeye mantra all year and surely applies to our coaching staff as well. While I have great respect for what Coach Herman has done in his time at OSU, he is young and wants to be a head coach. Best wishes to him.
Teams change yearly, as coaching staffs do too. Last year's staff additions have been great by all accounts. I am certain that whomever replaces Coach Herman on staff will be exceptional, too. Next man up! Go Bucks!
Count me as one who is thrilled that Braxton will be back. He has been a great Buckeye and should be right here finishing his career. The QB situation next year will be an intriguing one for sure but will be settled as it should be on the field. Go Bucks!