Did anyone else watch Houston v Navy today. Can we have that offense? Aggressive using all the tools and skills... I'm sure our Buckeyes have it in them. Go Bucks. Screw the Blue.
Position coaching. That's what it is all about. Coaches developing skills in the kids that they didnt even know they had. Then putting it all together in a cogent, cohesive game plan that utilizes those skills to overcome the opponent's known strengths and takes advantages of any weaknesses. Throw in a ton of commitment and a few innovations and what do you have? Dantonio? That tricky bastard used us and threw us away.
NOW we must be even more innovative this week. **ichigan is not set of pushovers as their stats prove. They have great coaching. Our masterminds (where have they been, where are you when we needed you Tom Herman?) must prove that they are up to the challenge and use the talent we have (and we have a ton of talent) to take the game to the skunk weazels. Hope the coaches are up to it. I know the kids are with great leadership. Saw it last year under adversity and expect to see it again. Come on Urban, make it so.
And why don't our O coaches engage in the same tactics? Still learning dirty tricks from the M scum? I wouldn't encourage them to do so but to be prepared for all their underhanded tricks. I have always thought well of Dantomio until this point. Now screw him with the Blue.
A slight shift in topic - sorry - but does anyone know Game Time for the MSU GAME ? All I can find is TBD - Hey, its time to lock down some travel arrangements !
And putting Brax in at WC has become a clear statement that he will run - and the D will pounce on him. Using him in a one dimensional way at WC is no good.
"a clunky fit within this year's personnel and play calling".
Sometimes I just scratch my head and wonder "why did they call that"? (Or I end up yelling at my TV).....
Cardale has talent, but sometimes the play calling should recognize those talents (and those of the 10 other players out there) and cater to the situation. Just sayin'
Seems like Cardale did better last year when he had to step in and just get the job done - without over thinking it - without any anxiety of who would be the real leader. In his starts this year it seemed that there was too much over thinking about each snap - missing that free flow from his big 4 performances on the way to the NC. Hope he can now just go out and get his jive on and be natural again. Love both these guys and they joy they can both bring to the game.
And please remmember in Hellvember: NO MORE DRINKING AND DRIVING by ANYONE!
I think we miss Jeff Heuerman a LOT! Need to have that long goal post route in hand to keep the opposing Ds respecting a deep ball.
I will forever love Cardale for his mastery of the last 4 games last year. The kid was an absolute stud and took a no nonsense hold of the situation and produced some incredible wins for TOSU. Love that 12 guage arm!
I also love JT and his ability to guide the team (last year!) and this year too.
Together they are an unbeatable combo at QB (OK add some Brax into that mix too).
Urbs is wise to keep them all in the braces to have them hot and ready to join in every game. This is not about a popularity contest - its all about who can get the particular job done at the moment and to apply their unique skills when called upon.
Poor execution influences play calling (among other factor) and poor play calling affects execution and even amplifies poor execution. We have a deadly combination of both, but are still winning. But we have to break this negative feedback cycle with improvements on both execution and intelligent play calling - and IMO the play calling needs the most work - and if fixed it will enhance execution markedly
But we never once rushed the kicker - even when we could have really pinned theirvears back - gotta play to dominate
And if we had avoided even half of those mistakes we would have broken theirvspirits and taken them out of the game - as it was we added fuel to the fire in their bellies and kept them alive - IF all our horses are playing up to par we can demoralize any other team - just gotta get a grip on fundamentals and execute
But if you areca great team you sieze the.e day early and demoralize the opponent - you don't let them hang in there and come back - let's just blow them away like we did with Whisky last year. Yes they will all b.ring their be?st to play OSU but we also have to bring our best and rip their he.arts out - this team is not doing that - yet......
Kodos to Indiana for giving us a game - and we let them. I cringe every time Jones calls his own number which he is still too eager to do. Glad we escaped with this win. But a win is a win even if we don't cover the spread.
Thanks for putting this up - one of the things I miss most about not being in the stadium.
Gotta listen to talking heads rather than people who know what the heck they are doing!
AZ I would say that JT coming in coldvshould have had a few warm up high percentage safe plays to run before asking him to throw onto tight coverage. Give him a chance to get in his groove - but whoever is calling the plays forgot that
DirecTv says that its the ABC/ESPN guys who do the blackouts, channel shifting and DriecTv has no say in the matter.
Didnt give me the option of moving to ESPN2 - started on ABC then just dropped and was not on any of the ESPN channels.
Hard to watch on that sports mix small frame - but that's all I had. Grrrrr.
Sent them an earful....
THANK YOU Silver Bullets! Great D yesterday. A Team Effort that made me smile a lot (between other anxieties)...
Couldn't agree more. UFM says the O line is the foundation of our game but it is not coming together - time to ask what role the coaching assignments have to do with that. All is not lost but changes are needed now.
I am still searching for an organizing philosophy on the offensive play calling - we are not playing to our strengths because we have no consistent approach to play rhythm that can unify the O line and then the rest of the offense. Hope the coaches step back and look at how they are using the available talent and find a sweet spot to operate from with consistency - Herman figured it out last year - these guys need to do it soon. I don't think it has a whit to do with who is the chosen one at QB - that's a distraction and an excuse. Come up with a core offensive philosophy that fits the great talent we have and we will be OK
First, DO NOT ADD WATER. If you use any water you are going to have to live with the smell for a long time.
Second, make a loose paste with Hydrogen Peroxide, Dish Soap, and Baking Soda.
Rub into areas where the skunk spunk hit the dog. Avoid getting any of the mix in the dog's eyes - use some mineral oil drops in the eyes if the skunk got the dog in the face.
Good luck with that.