And remember how Tressel would hold stuff back in the early going to be able to pull the rabbit out of the hat when he finally needed it (close to the sweater vest stuff). Hope we have some big stuff left in the play book to pull out on Nov 8 and hope we don't need it this weekend. But as you say, everyone brings their best stuff to play the Buckeyes. Heck, its the only bowl game they will play. We have to be ready just one week, one team, at a time.
Dismayed when I heard he was announcing, Really pissed throughout the whole broadcast about how lame and biased they were. Give me Chris Spielman any day.
The kids are doing great. Both on O and D. I worry more about the play calling. I am glad that the worries about the D coaching seem to be fading into the background. Give a bunch of Freshmen and Sophomores some credit - they are basically getting the job done and with some pretty good style, JT especially (kid has heart!). The O play calling has to catch up to the kids. Wrinkles, a few. But as others have said the strategy on offense has been reactive, conservative, inept at times. Better come up with a strategy to get in front of the game and set the tone to keep the opposing D off balance and stop being so predictable.
Does this coaching staff ask the D coaching staff to evaluate the films and recommend how to achieve a better challenge to opposing D's? The reason I like to watch a game with Spielman as commentator is he does exactly that - he points out how the O needs to react to counter what the D is doing to them. I love an O that knows how to play with the D rather than being dominated by them. But then I basically watch a game from the D point of view. And I love it when a D dominates a game - except of course when it it a D that is dominating OUR O. Second half was not pretty for our O. The kids are playing their hearts out and I love them all for it.
Lets just go with 13 being our lucky number and go kick some serious butt.
And how does everyone in this part of the season get a bye week just before they play us? And yes we are everyone's bowl game - they can play way above their average when the Scarlet and Gray are on the docket.
Can we overcome that - sure thing. Bucks Rule. A scare like last night may get someone to wake up to having to make some changes to make sure we are ready and can adapt to adversity, and do what it takes to win. I love this team - lots of character, potential - and they did not quit when the going got rough. Thanks for a win (a scary win, but a win).
Fix this: Not making excuses for
JT, Herman but where in the heck do the quick slants, good old fashion screens, drags, and crossing routes go in the big games? Why does every pass route require the O-line to block forever?
Ive seen it now against MSU, Clemson, Virginia Tech, and PSU. The play book shrinks to almost nothing and the pass plays put the line and QB in horrible situations.
The PSU D run blitzed and stunted, and played hard. But it was as much our playcalling as it was their effort. Meaning, with what they were doing, as others have already said, we should've been throwing screens, slants and quick hits to the TEs, who would've been open almost every time getting behind those aggressive run-stopping linebackers.
Gotta understand how the game is played and how to counter what the other team is doing - rather than continuing to do the same thing that IS NOT WORKING over and over again. Urbs - are you listening?
Never be surprised about PSU's dirty tactics. Having watched their dirty tricks for years I have come to the belief that they have one of the dirtiest FB cultures in the nation. Most of it is done away from the action where the refs are not looking - well coached dirty play. In the past our coaching staff has had to prepare our guys to be aware of the problem and to avoid injury or getting pulled into the same low life tactics. Saw a lot of it again last night - this is just one example that happened when the camera was looking.
Overall a rather poor ref job last night - we did benefit from some of it but got the brunt of some other quirks in the refs judgment.
4) Gut check time for Meyer and Herman with offensive scheme and play calling.
Couldn't agree more. Not sure why they put JT at such risk - other than the fact that when given an opening he runs pretty well - but can we risk losing him? If he is the distributor then where are the simple open routes for him to throw to? Play calling seems to be at an all time low given the level of talent (good and mediocre) that we have to play with.
I predicted PSU would have a stout D, but there were obvious openings that the press box could not see? And adjustments after the half break? Ummmmmmmm - where?
But then again this is all my wife's fault. For both the VaT game and PSU she scheduled some events that I could not avoid - I had to shave before going.... I never shave on Football Saturdays - the jinx was in.... sorry guys. Blame my wife. Perhaps easier than evaluating the O play calling. Thank goodness I had my apple at half time so the D held up mostly well. Close shave.
"Until then, J.T. Barrett (who deleted his Twitter account like a sage) is on the clock.
Now THATs the Best Move any player can make! JT already seems like a class act. Just go quietly about your job of just gettin it done and leave the noise making to the idiots who are all talk and no sense.
Screens, Screens, Screens. We do a miserable job of defending them. BUT they are always a grand opportunity to also grab a Pick 6 - IF we are on top of our game. Lets hope TOTUN wants to throw a few and we are (finally!) ready to pick some of them off for D Scores.
Look at all of our opponents this year - and most of them treated the game with us as their bowl game for the year - and they brought their best stuff just to try to knock us off (FAIL).
Then look at the rest of their games/performances after we beat them, sad. Unfortunately it makes our SOS look worse. But they do come packing a game and we just always have to be ready for their best shot. That is called being a Buckeye.
So if you want to see any team's best game, just tune in to an OSU game. Fortunately OUR TEAM also shows up with their best game every week. For example where the heck did TTUN come up with a game plan and over the top performances from a program that looked dead a week ago. Playing Ohio State = putting on the top game you have. And we love it.
TOTUN will be loaded for bear next week, and they are capable of throwing a really great game at us. We had better be on our very best, hitting on all skills - TACKLING included.
And somewhere on 11W this past week I thought I read the incredible evaluation of TTUN as not using screen passes this year, so that could be ignored for the week. My head almost exploded as all I can recall in these war games is TTUN always pulling out the screen and burning us.... Does anyone on the D coaching staff understand how to recognize and defend against a screen? Seems like this is one thing that has burnt us all season long and we will probably see it again next week.... A little preparation might help (oh and some real tackling as well)....
Duh! What is it that Auburn AD Jay Jacobs does not undestand about that word LOSS? As in LOSER. When he can come to the bable with a 12-0 season in a MAJOR COMPETITIVE CONFERENCE (and the SEC is now far from that - lots of little sisters to beat up on), then he can discuss the issue with credibility. That LOSS takes away the invitation to play. So he should just shut the heck up and go back to his crayons and coloring books in fantasy land.
By this time in the season everyone is running on adrenalin - and they are tired! Lots of games, prep, recruiting, late nights, no weekends - that is the grind that is college football when you are winners. Let the less determined look fresh and relaxed at this point in the season. This team knows that the extra effort and dedication will pay off. Thanks Buckeyes!
Your Advice to the Buckeye Nation is perfect. Enjoy the moment of being a Buckeye and love this team, the coaches, the players, their outstanding accomplishments - winning! Focus on the next game and enjoy every play. Players and coaches being the best they can be on each play is what will create wins. Supportive fans help push the team forward week to week.
IGNORE the polls, the talking heads that can't seem to do anything more than rehash myths about the SEC, speed, quickness, SOS or whatever. Wasting any time on those idiots makes no sense.
For right now just focus on INDIANA and how to demolish their defense, and cripple their offense with the incredible players and coaches we have on both sides of the ball. Time enough for later victories and proof that we are the Best Damn Team in the country. We believe it. Our Coaches believe it. And our players, trainers, managers, band, cheerleaders and the fans KNOW it. Who cares what the F others want to think.
Go Bucks! Have fun playing and WINNING. I don't care for a nanosecond how the computers, the biased voters, or anyone out there rates us vs other teams I know we are the best we can be and I absolutely love watching this team play. Stay Strong Buckeye. Stay Focused on THIS week.
To be marketed as "Vermont Maple Syrup" the product only needs to contain at least 10% real Vermont syrup - so Vermont "manufacturers" import syrup from Canada, New York, OHIO etc. Ohio exports more syrup to Vermont than Vermont actually produces from its own trees.
If your want the real thing, and actually the BEST quality syrup - just buy the 100% pure natural Ohio Maple Syrup. There are several grades of syrup from extra fancy (very light color) to later run darker (and more flavorful) grades. I prefer the darker, more intense flavors. Good Maple Syrup is like good wine, and as variable as the region, soil, climate, particular year.
There, Little Brother, you are also updated.
Does tOSU Ag department have a course on Sugarbush husbandry? Maple product production is a major industry in Ohio. And Maple Syrup is pure gold - just try to buy some without a line of credit on your abode!
To improve the bourbon concoction, just use Maple Sugar (not the syrup) with the bitters -
Love the article - from cats, to bourbon, to color-out stadiums....
I used to take Gallons of Geauga County Maple Syrup down to Anne and Woody - another Ohio product for which Woody would not accept any substitutes!