That's great BandB but last year Thomas burned them and we still lost big. We need someone else to step up and make some catches so that they can't sell out on the run.
I'm not saying I'm worried, just that using the argument that Thomas played well last year and will this year doesn't help, since we lost. We need more to happen as well.
I too add some UV's for ya HokieJames. Thanks for the opinions and good discussion. I agree with you 100% that the (poetentially) shaky WR position we're in definitely helps you. OSU absolutely needs one of these new athletes to step up and make some catches to spread you guys out a bit.
However, I think our defense this year will be light years ahead of what you saw last year. I don't expect this to be a high scoring game unless OSU finds a way to tear it up on offense despite our problems and Bud Foster's D.
BR would implode.
I'm with you Seve-OH. Everyone's been begging for Bud Foster to pull the Bear again. I'm not so sure about that - we need to have some semblance of a passing game. Someone out of these new WR's has to step up.
If they weren't scared of our receivers beating them one on one last year, they won't be this year, and they'll pull that Cover Zero again. We have to make them pause about selling out their safeties on the run.
I was screaming last year, and I'll scream it again - PLEASE hit Vannett or Brax or someone over the middle right behind the LB's. Should be wide open if they do the Cover 0 Bear shit again.
I think Herbie was that way in that stretch of the Tressel era where we couldn't win any big games (and hence was justifiable). Ever since Urban's been to town he's been talking the Buckeyes up a lot.
I think Herbie has gone a LITTLE out of his way to try and sound neutral/objective, but not as much as others think. Just my opinion though.
I may have to catch that Gahanna - Westerville game Friday and watch me some Cooper destruction. He's one of the recruits I'm most excited about.
You just stay nice and distracted Bud.
First, prayers for Noah.
Second, remember what this team does when it faces adversity?
Dammit, Noah Brown. I hope it's OK.
Maybe already known but The Fan said someone was carted off the field. Praying whomever it is is Ok.
James Clark had insane acceleration and yards after catch on that one play in the scrimmage video 11W posted. I look for him to become a threat - maybe not so much on deep balls, but on shorter passes that he just breaks into big gains.
This. We've got some good football to tide us over the last four days until the Buckeyes whomp VT.
Down goes Jimmy H. against the Utes in 8 Skullys!
Isn't it awesome that we keep saying that every year? Urban keeps on recruiting more and more big names!
Yahoo for no Navy game this year, amirite?
Or a less-fatter he? (rhyme)
Please punch a 2x4??!
We are all Buckeye fans. Alumni are just a TAD better, that's all.
LOL how in the world did Demario McCall drop?
Hell Urban openly publicizes that he met with Oregon for offensive discussion, and there was that meeting with Clemson and another team.
I don't think it's a secret that Urban and all other coaches share ideas.
Great stuff Phi! I've said it a few times here also recently...our Defense is light years ahead of where it was last year - we blanked Wisky and held super-powered Oregon to 20 points with 4 turnovers!
Even if our offense has to shake off some cobwebs and Bud dials up some interesting stuff, I don't think it will matter as I don't see VT scoring many points. And even in last year's debacle of 7 sacks, we still put up 20-something points.
I think no matter what we put up enough points because our D absolutely stymies them.
Good points. I'm certain Urbz wants to annihilate VT so none of this is out of the realm of possibility.
Still my gut says this is cautionary. With the Scarlet and Grey Days comment, I think that particular day in the vid was a non-contact day for the whole team.
Go watch Scarlet and Gray days again - Urban asks why Braxton isn't wearing the no-contact black jersey, and then later corrects himself and says "oh I guess there's no contact today anyway."
I don't know the reason, but it's definitely intentional. I have to think it's cautionary, but that's my take.
They for some reason must want Braxton not getting hit apparently.
Watch the Scarlet and Gray Days again - Urban says to someone "shouldn't Braxton be wearing the no-contact black jersey?" He then corrects himself and says, "Oh I guess there's no contact to day anyway."
That's my interpretation of it anyway - that they don't want contact at this point. I suppose it could be because he's taking reps at QB, but I would think we'd have heard of that by now AND I would think they wouldn't want that to be on the show for all to see.
But I am speculating some and could be wrong.
No frickin kidding! My buddy insists (INSISTS) it will be Paris Campbell who steps up as the "newest" breakout WR. Certainly possible, but...
I'm like...you're forgetting about plenty of other guys like Noah Brown, who everyone's been raving about, Johnny Dixon, Terry Mac, and of course, our very own speedy ass James Clark.
I can't wait to see him play some foosball.