He isn't, but they gut he replaced is.
At least the defense got beat playing aggressively. There were no screen passes going for 30 yards because we were in zone. One question I have, who the hell teaches face guarding as an effective pass defense technique. My lord, if Vonn Bell turns around to find the ball then he probably gets a pick on their first touchdown. We got smoked on that vs Clemson.
I expect us to beat every team the runs a 4-3 defense. From what I have heard from the staff, if a team runs a different defense then we are not prepared to make adjustments. Hopefully we don't see anything new or different as I am sure it will give us fits.
Defenses will load the box, play man, and laugh as we continually attempt to throw bombs down the field while our QB gets crushed. The inability to make adjustments is inexcusable. If our only counter to that type of defense is to throw deep then we are in for a long year.
For a while in the first half the o line made it look like Jim Bollman was back. Then we threw a completed pass on first down and I realized that Bollman would have never allowed that. The group up front is green and we have the best line coach in college football. I am confident they will play better this week and continue to improve as the year progresses.
I want to watch our DB's and see if they turn and play the ball in the air. No more face guarding Turn around and make a pick.
Bring back Gordon Gee.
I remember them well. I am a 1987 Wayne HS Grad. Go Warriors.
I guess that I would expect that if Curtis was going to improve that we would have seen something by now. I can't predict he will be better because based on the body of work, which is all the evidence we have, there has been little to no improvement. He was benched in favor of a fullback for crying out loud. I think if there was something there to warrant this newfound praise we would have at least seen a glimpse by now.
I don't understand how losing a stud at linebacker and replacing him with a converted HS quarterback is supposed to make the group better. The LB coach is the same. I hope I am wrong but the group being better thru subtraction of a 1st round draft pick sounds like a lot of wishful thinking. I hope that the group plays lights out but their underwhelming play the last three years has me very skeptical.
I completely disagree. If we are hoping that the linebackers will be better because Ryan is gone then we are in trouble. I position group does not get better by losing their best player. That is like saying the 2003 running backs were better because Maurice Clarret was suspended. That group of backs may have been the worst I have ever seen at OSU. I think they are trying to pour perfume on a pig by stating it is addition by subtraction.
Good Job AC. Work hard and claim your spot.
Well said Young Turk.
I would really like to see Smith get some serious playing time. He is big, strong and fast. If he holds on to the ball he could be another El Guapo.
I like Spurrier as we'll. I love the smirk on his face after he pushes Saban's buttons. I like that Les eats grass and Boogers.
I hope they only lose one game this year. I hope ttun loses them all. It is hard for me to root against him considering he put together two of the best defenses in scholl history.
I know that the coaches on both staffs are pretty close. I believe the meet during the summer regularly
I ditched my buddies wedding because I got free tickets to the Indiana game in 1995. He was pissed. I responded with what kind of an asshole gets married on a game day. We were undefeated and having the best season in a decade. I haven't talked to him since. He got divorced a few years ago so I am glad I spent the money at the Varsity Club that I would have used on their present.
His Uncle is Eric Kumerow who was taken buy the Dolphins in the first rd of 1988 draft one round ahead of Spielman.
It was Pagac that coined the phrase that year. He was a great coach and nearly got the job over Tress when Coop got let go. His son was from Dublin and was a highly rated recruit though his Buckeye career never panned out due to injury.
Hopefully he has the same impact that Fred Pagac had when he took over the defense in 1996. We went from a pathetic passive defense that gave up a zillion yards to Michigan and Tennessee in 1995 (sound familiar?) to an aggressive blitzing juggernaut in 1996. One of the best OSU defenses of all time. That is when the Silver Bullets were born.