This is a huge punch in the gut. I like Braxton a lot; not just as a player, but outside of football he's a good guy. I hope he heals up and can play the game at full speed once again. Here's to hoping we see him in scarlet and gray and some point in 2014! Time for J.T. and Cardale to step it the fuck up!
This is awesome! I love stuff like this. Its always nice when something like this can put a smile on your face after a long stressful week. Love my Buckeyes!
Patch Adams was always one that I thought was underrated. It's a really good movie if you've never seen it. Other I love are: Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Good Morning Vietnam, Aladdin...I could go on and on...
Eze's showing that mental toughness already. Heal up young Buck.
You're absolutely right. Lets hope he's improved on that.
Glad to read he'll be fine. Pleasantly surprised to hear Smith's taking the #2 reps. I really hope he can show some of that athleticism this year; in addition to Elliot, Wilson etc.
Doran has his priorities in order. He's the kid I want playing in my program. I expect a big year from the young man. Again, Chris Ash will prove his worth. Guaranteed. Go Bucks!
I'm ready to run thru a f***ing wall after that!!!
I love the fact that so many people hate-on The Ohio State University. I live out here in Phoenix in PAC 12 country. From Washington to AZ it's littered with fans of teams from all over the U.S; a lot from the BIG 10 to be exact. I run into fellow Buckeyes out here all the time. It's great. We have that one thing to connect on even if we might disagree on every other aspect of life. It's that unspoken thing. The last guy I ran into at a local sports bar was wearing a Shazier jersey. I walked up to him and go: "Ryan Damn Shazier. I love me some RDS, go Bucks." He goes: "Damn straight, O-H." I obviously replied: "I-O." Then he goes: "I just love how everyone hates on us. Makes me love my Buckeys more." I replied: "Hell yeah, man. Hell, yeah."
Coolhand- Are you sure you weren't the one who left the cocaine in back of the cop car? I mean, judging by your writing and how it's absolutely all over the place; one would have to wonder.
I think it's a toss-up between the o-line and the secondary. I'm confident coach Warriner will shape a solid offensive line by this fall. Obvious questions are: How will Decker handle the left side? How will incoming senior, Chad Lindsay, adjust to the new offense? Will Pat Elflein pick up where he left off? Who are the remaining two to step it up? Baldwin? Underwood? By some long shot will Joel Hale surprise people? Who knows? As the optomistic Buckeye that I am, I feel confident in Warriner. I mean, How could you not?
The question I have for the secondary, is will the new press coverage work as well as we all hope? I think it absolutely will. Ash is an absolute game changer, and I think we finally get to showcase that ridiculous athleticism we've been stockpiling. Each unit definitely has their question marks, but I think both will prove above and beyond their expectations this fall.
Cases can be made for the WRs and LBs too. With the exception of Corey Brown, the WR play was underwhelming at times last season. Devin Smith is our only proven threat at the WR if you want to go by the numbers. Jeff Heurmen will be a threat from the TE spot, no doubt, but we're talking WRs here. We all know Smith can drop passes at times. Does Dontre bust out this year? Will Spencer, Thomas, Green, Smith, Marshall, bust out? So much potential, just waiting for that "Next Man Up".
I think the linebackers will make or break the flow of this defense next season. If Curtis Grant can FINALLY FRIGGEN groove in the new defensive scheme that is systematically designed for his style of play, the rest of the LB core will follow suit. Perry can ball, just needs to work on his coverage. I think Darron Lee and Chris Worley will prove to be solid contributors. Another big question is what will unfold with Raekwon? Does Grant solidify that MLB spot? Or does the young bull beat out the old bull? TIme will tell...
Oh, and as for DL, TE, RB, K, P, and QB, we're good on that...
Just keep my dude Braxton Miller upright. OK, offensive line?
Dayton. Time for some revenge.
Welcome to the jungle! Go Buckeyes!
My bad. I didn't realize.
I mistake then. I must have misinterpreted. My apologies.
As do I, my friend, as do I.
Hey guy. I didn't see the other threads. I don't frequent every square inch of the 11W. Again, if ya don't like it, don't click on the topic. I mean it's just so damn hard.
That's a championship squad right there.
Just curious what everyone thinks. If you don't like it, don't click on the topic. Pretty easy if ya ask me.
I said it right after he was hired. That man is a game changer. Vrabel did well as a d-line coach, but Johnson is the game changer. Can't wait to see what this d-line looks like this fall.
Upvote for humility.
@ YTOWNBUCK - What a snobby-pretentious thing to say. Maybe try not judging someone when you don't know them at all whatsoever.
Yeah, that's not a clean rep at all. Still pretty strong for a girl though. I can rep 315 pretty consistently, so I'm a bit of a tough sell.