That jet sweep with JT under center is the most obvious play. We don't run anything else from under center, do we?
For internal candidates, does anyone know anything about Matt Thurin? Or what a quality control coach is? Seems like he is a step above a graduate assistant and below a regular position coach. Bio below:
Quality Control Coach – Defense
Matt Thurin is in his second season with the Ohio State Buckeyes football program and is working as a defensive quality control staff member.
A native of Louisville, Ohio, Thurin attended Baldwin Wallace University where he played football and baseball before an injury ended his playing career. He played for Baldwin Wallace's 2003 Division III playoff team and graduated in 2007 with a degree in early childhood education. He has a master's in sports science and coaching from Akron (2009).
Thurin came to Columbus after working three seasons – 2012-14 – as secondary coach and special team's coordinator at Columbia University. In 2011, Thurin was a graduate assistant at the University of Colorado, working along the offensive line and on special teams. Prior to that, he spent three seasons at Akron as a defensive graduate assistant working with the Zip linebackers and secondary. Thurin's coaching career also includes a year at Walsh University.
I can't find it in my heart to be a B1G fan. I can't root for TTUN under any circumstances. Ever.
I would up-vote Pizza House if I had 3 more helmet stickers. Grew up near Lincoln and Sinclair and their pizza still pumps through my veins.
Our house isn't on fire. We have a great dual threat QB who just is not a super accurate passer on the move or in bad weather. We have a very young offensive line that gets exposed sometimes by good competition. The only REAL area I have for concern is the receiver position. ONE of these top level recruits should have emerged from this group by now and a lot of the issues look like technique.
A Wisconsin style beat down to kick off our playoff run
With the delayed effect of the scholarship reductions and the lack of line recruits under O'Brien, I think the higher ups at Penn State expected this to be the low point right around now. I think Franklin gets the benefit of the doubt - and another 2-3 years - for sticking it out as the effects of the sanctions flush through the program.
Thanks! I re-watched and I STILL didn't see the rumored "schematic advantage" Oklahoma was bringing to bear!
My question is why were so many JT runs the inside option vs. the outside option on zone read? Samuel can run inside or outside and Weber is a wrecking ball!
It only came to my attention because Palmer used it 5 times in a game.
And, where else are you gonna stick your foot?
Assuming you're not this guy: https://youtu.be/j37a5RDnjTY
Totally agree. I was at the Navy game in 2014 and my impression was Samuel was the better back. It took Zeke a while to get comfortable trusting his instincts and getting his timing right. Weber seems to be more comfortable in there after three games.
With the spotlight shining on Louisville and Houston the way it is, the media is building a case for one of those two teams. The undefeated winner of that game - and I assume Louisville beats Clemson based on what I've seen on the field - gets in.
I've been impressed with how Weber always seems to be so close to breaking one long. He has had So many shoestring tackles in the first 3 games. It seems like a matter of time.
On another note, can we retire "sticks his foot in the ground" already as a catchphrase? Herby and Palmer already wore that one out the past two weekends...
LSU was supposed to get its braces off and clear up its acne this summer, right?
Nope, still ugly
I would upvote Cletus if I could...
Based on returning starters, I am OK with this list. The best thing is, with our talent level, everyone will be asking "Who are these guys?"
I like your enthusiasm! Getting psyched about the season!
I totally agree with the above comments. I always heard about the CEO approach and not knowing the players names, but the thing that stood out watching Cooper's teams is that they seemed to be really bad at scouting themselves. They didn't evolve as the season went on and teams caught on to OSU's tendencies.
There was a CFB announcer last year - don't remember which - who used "sticks his foot in the ground" regularly, as in "watch him stick his foot in the ground and make that cut".
Where else is he gonna stick his foot?
This ^ I am old enough to remember. Pete Johnson was money in short yardage
Looking around the net for objectivity, NFL's draft profile for EZE gives him a 7.2. Gurley was a 6.3. Thinking about what that means and it probably means nothing. The question is whether some team will fall in love with a guy's body of work and potential.
Who still uses a FAX MACHINE?
I have the same impression that they didn't run it as much. I'd like the X's and O's guys to weigh in: was it personnel, results - like BuckeyeCity says - or are we seeing a shift/evolution of Urban Meyer's offense?
Tim Biakabatuka. I was in the Big House for a coronation that never happened