Probably gonna get shit for this but I agree. If it weren't JT or weren't Zeke then they would have been severely punished or off the team. Imagine how quick Stephen Collier would have lost his scholarship if he did either of those things? What if it were a serviceable starter like Vannett or Chase Farris? Zeke wasn't lying but you can't just sweep him bashing multiple coaches and declaring for the draft under the rug. He may be a "team player" or a good kid buut that isn't a pass. The JT situation is in the past. He essentially did commit two crimes, one of which being more dangerous, and should have gotten 2 games for it. But, if there is a precedent for 1 game then I don't have a problem with it.
Historically, we have lost games not because we willingly ran the QB when the RB was producing 7.5 yards a carry. The games you mentioned had a high number of QB runs because our offensive line was striggling with the opposing team's defensive line. By having giving the running back the ball essentially takes one blocker off of the field. Yes, Meyer does love a running QB. We all do right? But, I don't think he wants to run them unless he has to. The QB draws were very unpopular last week but we essentially needed an extra blocker or two on every single play because MSU's 4 down linemen required 6 or 7 guys to adequately block them. The concern should be more with the undersized offensive line than the QB run. I'm almost certain Meyer would prefer Jt's numbers from last year in comparison to this year's
That commentor is like Nostradamus
No loss would have been a good loss. If we had lost in a high scoring game we would complain about the defense. If our offense wasn't complete shit and we still lost last night then there would be complaints. I and many other fans wouldn't have been satisfied with any loss. If the game was 6-9 with the same last second field goal then we would complain. The thing is, we as fans are entitled. We think we should win every single game. We came into every game thinking we were Ohio State. That's why we lost. That's why everyone was "shocked" despite the fact that we played a team who had the matchup advantage and us struggling against really every opponent we played so far
Apologist? Our play calling sucked but we also couldn't block the a bunch of 5-graders with scoliosis and gimp legs.
I think you meant YOUR.
The thing is, a loss is a loss and people will always blame someone. If we we lost 56-55, we would complain about the defense. If we lost 35-38 we would complain about the defense. If it were 24-21, we would complain about both the offense and the defense. It would never end
I don't think you can say we didn't try any of those routes, we just didn't complete any of them. The problem is we needed 7 people to block their 4. We had to take our wide receivers and replace them with blockers
Meyer is a great coach but an even better spotter of talent. He is great at finding undervalued talent from places. This goes for recruiting and finding coaches. He essentially turned Tom Herman into a household name. And, people actually clobbered Herman for much of the first season he spent here. I think people often forget how harsh they were on Herman after the Sparty and Clemson losses in 2013
Thanks for your intellectual insight. Btw, I think you meant "you're" instead of "your." I also think you meant to TYPE YOUR MESSAGE IN ALL CAPS.
I'm more worried with what happened after the game than what happened during the game. Our players lost like sore losers and you could tell the pros were on half of their minds. I also fear that the coaches may have temporarily lost the team after last night
I actually did because my concerns weren't with Connor Cook and his luck 50-50 balls. He makes great plays some times but most of the time it's Burbridge making amazing catches. My two concerns heading into yesterday were our offensive line getting manhandled and our inability to the power run. We have great pass rushers but we lack size on the defensive side of the ball to stop the power run.
Do you think it's odd that fans are bitching about losing 1 game so far this season? Did you think it was odd before we lost last night? If so, did you complain about it before last night? We lost one game, this isn't the time to simply let out all of your frustrations about everything that happened between the national championship and today
Thanks LoverBuck. I tend to watch games with my fan glasses off. Football is like a chess game. you can have the better pieces on the board and still lose if the person you are playing against is smart and have the right pieces at the right positions.
That's the sense of entitlement that plagues successful teams. Bosa isn't a senior therefore he shouldn't be honored on senior night. I figured Zeke, Cardale, Bosa, Vomn Bell, Darron Lee, and Mike Thomas would all leave but those are announcements that people make after the season. It's immature and unprofessional to announce your plans to leave without even finishing the season. You may not have a problem with it, but then where does it end? Players will soon start announcing their plans to leave before the season even starts.
Carried us? Not really. None of the wide receivers have carried us this season because the QBs never had enough time to get them the ball consistently
What's a good loss? If we would have scored 8 times and MSU would have scored 9, we would still be complaining. Yes, the playcalling was atrocious. We all agree on that... But we took shots downfield and they were incompletes. When Zeke got the ball he probably averaged 3 yards per carry. Michael Thomas dropped a few balls, Jalin dropped 1. We couldn't use our tight ends because our offensive line couldn't handle their line without extra protection. So, that eliminated 2 additional playmakers.
I care because the damn season isn't over. You think they haven't been planning this all season. Next game is the biggest rivalry game in college football and you are already talking about not being here next season. This season isn't even over and players are looking 6 months in the future when tomorrow isn't even guaranteed.
He didn't do much with the carries he did get. He averaged like 3 yards per carry. We also had to use Vannett and Baugh to block on almost every play.
I know they weren't booing the players but imagine as a player if you are doing your best and hearing boos when things aren't getting done. Probably can't tell the difference
I meant the 2009 Florida team
Has anyone this year? He has had limited opportunity to do anything because only time the coaches get him the ball is on jet sweeps... Oh and the predictable wildcat draws... I love when people like you say stupid shit like that because it proves how little you know about football. The damn guy can throw the ball to himself.
I agree with what he said but don't agree with publicly saying it. It doesn't help Ohio State and it doesn't help him. NFL teams may nick him for coming out and saying it in this manner. Now, he is still a very talented player and the play calling sucked but there is a place for everything.