The system is down
I can't handle the whining. Reading the comments makes it sound like they lost by 4 TDs because of the refs.
Just read the sig.
I still think Barrett isn't too bad at the deep ball. If you watch the Mich. St. game from last year, Barrett threw a perfect teardrop standing on the 50 to Devin Smith and hit him in stride a yard into the endzone. That's good enough for me. Not saying that he has the arm strength that Jones does or that he can make all the throws Jones can if we are assuming the same level of accuracy, but people are talking like Barrett can't hit anyone more than 25 yards downfield. I'm good with either at QB as it is.
As poorly as the Buckeyes played today, there really weren't many teams that really played great this week and there are basically zero teams that have actually looked consistently good all season. Maybe Utah. TCU played a pitiful Texas team, Baylor looked decent, but TTU doesn't really play defense, UCLA is trying to lose, Ole Miss got shredded, Georgia lost another big game, MSU squeaked by Purdue, and Northwestern pitched a shutout against a decent-ish Minnesota squad. I have no idea what is happening this year, but I have yet to be convinced that there are any great teams.
We can also look at week 2 historically and see that the Buckeyes are typically not amazing the second week of the season, and I'm guessing Ohio State isn't the only team that happens to. Heck, two years ago we beat SDSU 42-7 in week two and I don't remember a lot of whining.
Whatever that play was for the D line needs to be called at least once a game. If you watch it a few times, it's pretty clear that Hackenberg was getting sacked even if Lynch had somehow managed to get Bosa off track. Bennett was on his way to getting there, but stopped when he realized Bosa already had, and Steve Miller had a shot too.
I'm pretty sure that block actually made the cheesy bomb explosion sound from old Looney tunes.
That Iowa game was fantastic. That was the last game my freshman year, and I had fantastic seats in 11A and got to rush the field.
I've secretly been thinking there was a chance Patient 0 (which is a fantastic nickname) would be back next year for a while now, without a good reason. I'm sure there is still a decent chance he will go pro, but maybe he is enjoying college hoops and wants to stick around for another year. I don't have a problem with guys going early or staying longer than they need to, regardless of the sport.
Even I'm surprised that they're going backwards in recruiting even a month after the JH hire.
Dude. Barrett made some ridiculous throws this year. To see them all together is thoroughly impressive.
...and boom goes the dynamite.
I think it probably went a bit too far if they asked him to leave. I don't have a problem with a bit of subtle trolling, but if you're openly spitting in people's faces, it doesn't come off as particularly classy.
Yep. I parked on Patterson and Maynard for the one semester I commuted. Sometimes took a lap to find a spot, but it's free and not a terrible walk.
Good point about the start time, I hadn't considered that. I feel like even a Friday night at 8:30 would have better viewership than Monday for a championship football game though, just because you know it's going to last four hours. I could certainly be wrong, but it made for a rough rest of the week having the game on Monday.
I don't think I've ever watched a Buckeye loss twice.
I agree. I don't know why anyone thought it was a great idea to move the championship game to Monday, especially at 8:30. How could they not get better ratings on a Friday night at 7:30 or 8 than on Monday night? I'm glad I watched it, but I paid for it the whole week, and if it's on Monday night again and the Buckeyes aren't in it, I have no plans to watch it.
I do agree it was pretty close, although I hadn't heard the explanation about the pump fake before. I think the next play was clean even if McMillan hit harder, just because the timing was closer.
I agree with Fuzz here. If you watch the second angle, McMillan definitely let up and the QB just fell backwards, making it look like he hit harder. I think they would have been looking for teeth in the turf if he had totally laid him out.
I think all of them will at least see some attention/make a camp, but I think there will be a couple that don't make a roster. Not sure who though.