I think Nebraska, PSU and Iowa are good ones for nights because the crowd will be rowdy and the games will be very competitive.
I'm glad things have changed so much for the most part. "Lightskin" wasn't a good thing for most kids from interracial parents when I was young. It made them targets from all sides. Whites considered them black and visa versa. Talk about smart, this young man made the most of an opportunity and I think we will hear even better things about him.
I think you are right. I remember him from the games on radio. As kids we used to pretend to be him(when we weren't Johnny Unitas) as a star.
They shouldn't threaten them even if they don't.
Unwarranted as it is, it's little things like saying his mother needed money for the electric bill then buys him a four year old sports car he drives in the day Tress resigns that set them off. They thought they could get away with it and didn't. Should have been end of story after short suspensions but Tress made it much worse. Doesn't seem like the same NCAA we see now letting most everything slide.
UM fans would just die to have another Rocket burning their asses again.
Well that's one way to look at it. I was referring to the fact that it will be much more difficult to get those big gains (offense not being as great as most think)and our DB will get better.
Last year at this time, I was defending Wisconsin as a quality team that concerned me. This year Nebraska is the surprise team but PSU will be all we can handle. I think both games will be close with us dropping one.
It could be that a loss under the right circumstance could keep us out even with the BIG crown. 38-0 and 31-0 will be brought up over and over in the press. If Clemson and Alabama only have one loss with other undefeated then things could be bad. We are still struggling to win the BIG so that first.
Sometimes it doesn't always go as planned. Through the years I've seen many years that everything looked as if we had it all but something popped up and bit us. Nothing wrong with feeling excited but thinking we are going to break all these records MIGHT just be setting yourself up for disappointment. Our defensive backfield is young(though very talented) and made some mistakes that good teams won't. It's might take time to get were it should be. One game at a time guys and gals.
After the spring game I'm more confident it will a much better offense. Not so much of what JT showed but rather I think the running game will be much improved which makes JT a better QB because he doesn't have to depend on his throwing as much and when he does the defense should be off guard instead of rushing with their ears pinned back. I think he can dink and dunk most of the time to keep the chains moving.
You're thinking of CJ for the deep throw.
II think you're looking for the "I stand proudly behind JT" post./s You could be right and you could be wrong but we will find out because he still has the reigns.
A lot to be determined yet. The spring game is more like seven on seven than game but it's a good thing for exposure(especially the touch football part). Two hand touch tackles,flags were picked up, a TD that wasn't, one finishing drives for the other are all parts of spring ball scrimmage. We don't know yet what they are under pressure. Burrow has only been hit in a game a few times and Haskins hasn't at all. They both have very good arms so it could come down to running and escaping ability. That said, it was exciting to see these two battle it out. They stood tall and delivered. I seen it as a draw which is very good for OSU football. One thing is for sure, if by some bad mishap JT was out, the QB battles on here would not be over by any means.
They were not fresh out of HS with a longer knowledge of the system and what the coaches want.
It's hard to temper excitement with what we saw. The kids are having fun out there while they are working to get better. I think there will be some hiccups but a very good start.
Good point. The DBs were more experienced also.
Even though Burrow does have some Game experience, It's yet to be seen when they are under pressure if things change. Boeckman was a very good and accurate QB until they threw blitzes at him and he wasn't so good. Time will tell/
I avoid him but he can't do the same.
This is not the first time you take things I say and twist it. My original post wasn't ripping JT as much as it was a 'RIGHT" to want and root for who ever we please without being treated like we are an enemy of OSU football. You go way overboard in blaming coaches for every JT mistake. Herman (who you think so highly of) did not just hire beck but made him Offensive Coordinator and said he will solely be calling the plays. He has more insight on what was happening here than any of us. It's a matter of perspective on how he made your point because JT wasn't handled the same way. 99% of JT runs were off the read where JT just kept it and who the hell knows for sure where he was supposed to throw it when he predetermined his receiver before the snap(with deeper routes open from replay) and starred down him down from the snap resulting in a lot of balls knocked down at the line.
I prefer to still having JT but utilizing the others as needed. He has his off games.
Who is we? Do you have a mouse in your pocket? Your constant use of the phrase "you just proved my point" is deflection. Wanted to point that out so you really understand the use of the word deflection like you didn't know what pocket presence was. I am disappointed to learn by looking around here I'm not the only one you troll.
Sorry that the truth hurts you.
There's the troll I've been waiting for. Again you miss the point. Mine point was about fans having the right to want to want their favorite player. You do know that as years go on teams figure out strengths and weaknesses of a player. Just like BB pitchers who are hot their first year and not so much later. The scheme to make JT throw and not let him beat you with his legs is out there and until he can against the better teams we will be vulnerable. Spring game or not, both QBs looked good and there is nothing wrong in saying so. Not his fault shows your ignorance(I'm guessing that's Beck's fault also). It's not much different than throwing while a guy is tackling you. The defender was not untouched but fought his way towards JT who needs to step like the others do or don't throw it. It's called pocket presence. In case you didn't notice I directed my first comment towards someone not you.
First of all Ben, JT threw an INT. Stop with the excuses we've been hearing every time he throws poorly. His responsibility is to feel the pressure and step up. Secondly Haskins and Burrow are BUCKEYES also and if some want to root for them then it is their prerogative. I'm a Brady Taylor fan but that doesn't mean I don't root for Price and I don't say I proudly stand behind him as a title. It will take a bad loss for there to be a change at QB. Some on here think they are experts on scheme and playcalling so they blame every thing on that when execution and limited ability affect both. There were a number of things that went awry last year. Some love to dwell on 2014, but it is long gone and what matters is what JT is now. Saying 'I proudly stand by JT' like it's a badge of honor sounds like you are saying it's the righteous thing to do and the ones who don't agree are immoral beings. Let people have their opinions and debate them.