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Comment 24 Nov 2015

I don't understand why he was moved to h-back in the first place... he looked just fine at RB last season, and don't say it was because of the emergence of Dunn... we all knew he wasn't going to get any meaningful carries in this offense (Meyer only ever wants to give Zeke 20+ carries a game and I can't blame him). 

I get that they knew they were going to be pounding the ball with Zeke 25 times a game and they wanted to get him the ball in other ways... but that never really happened. 

I don't think he moves back to RB next year either, although that's where I think he'd make the most impact. Him and Braxton were both criminally underutilized... well, misused is probably the better word for it. Getting those guys in space just meant 6 horribly telegraphed wildcat QB snaps a game for Braxton, and 2-3 jet sweep / pop passes a game to Samuel. 

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Let's face it... there's no WAY this team was gonna beat MSU, UM, Iowa, Bama / Clemson consecutively anyway.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

This offense has been off pretty much the entire season, and I don't care what the stats say. Level of competition had a lot to do with whatever numbers they've accumulated. Extremely one dimensional.

Gonna be real tough sledding next week, and I couldn't even imagine what they'd look like against Bamas D

Comment 19 Nov 2015

All I said was that in the last few years, the rumors regarding player suspensions, injuries, and decommitments have typically ended up being true in most cases. Basically, when there's smoke there's fire. 

Sounds like he was injured in practice, gave everyone a scare, but was medically cleared and everything turned out better than expected if I had to guess. 

Comment 11 Nov 2015

If I'm being totally honest? No. No, I'd rather not have to face Bama for several reasons (the run-heavy one dimensional offense OSU has had this season against their defense, the revenge factor for Bama, Derrick Henry vs. this run defense) but if it happens, it happens, and I'd feel pretty good about that matchup. Would I prefer it though? No. If it happens though, I'd rather it be for all of the marbles. 

Comment 06 Nov 2015

For once, I'm drinking the kool-aid. I truly think this team could win it all and I've never felt that way before. Didn't feel like they (particularly Dalton) could put together the stretch of 3-4 good games in a row that are required to win the Superb Owl but they're going to be a tough out for anyone this year. 

Comment 06 Nov 2015

It's like people haven't even watched the guy this year. He looks like a totally different QB.

I've always been down on Dalton, but I think it's obvious he's vastly improved and this new version is probably here to stay. He's just been extremely consistent this season. Consistently good. 6 games over a 115 passer rating, and one of his other 2 games that wasn't over 115.0 was a 95.0 passer rating game where he threw for 330 yards, 2 TD on 68% passing.

He'll never get his due credit until he wins it ALL, fair or not. Even if they win their first playoff game but lose their second, it'll still be "lol typical Dalton". People will doubt Cincy all year, and it's probably deserved. But this team is for real.   

Comment 03 Nov 2015

I've got no problem at all with these rankings. Ohio State is in a good spot. Win out with 3 wins against teams all ranked in the 7-13 range to finish the season and they'll be #2 at worst IMO. And as we saw last year, the only thing that matters is that you're in. 

Also, chip on their shoulder, yada yada yada... glad to see them at #3 honestly. 

Comment 23 Oct 2015

The only thing I would maybe question as being halfway true is if Urban Meyer did in fact promise Cardale the starting job if he returned to school... which would explain a lot of the... I don't know, awkwardness that came with the whole QB situation this season.

Not buying anything else, but I could see that happening (not saying it did, though). 

Comment 22 Oct 2015

At this point in the season... what is the point? And like others have mentioned... where's McLaurin and Clarke? Are those two combined with Thomas, Miller, Samuel, and Marshall not enough? I understand that the teams needs true outside WRs right now, but eh... that top 4 should be enough, especially since they've been running a lot of 2 TE sets recently. 

If you're not getting in the two deep as a freshman, I see no reason to burn a redshirt UNLESS you're an absolute standout on special teams. 

Comment 21 Oct 2015

I'd say anywhere from 365 - 435.

Probably not the strongest weight room guy on the team (Price), but his on the field playing strength is absurd.

Comment 19 Oct 2015

I do think he looks quicker and more sudden than he did from 2011-2013. 

Comment 19 Oct 2015

No idea who he's referring to, other than the obvious Noah Brown, Corey Smith, and Paris Campbell. You can never trust that participation report they put out every game (there are always mistakes in there. For example... Jalin Marshall isn't even listed as playing against PSU); it says Dixon, Greene, Clarke, and McLaurin all played.

Just Meyer exaggerating I'd assume. 

Comment 05 Oct 2015

Only surefire guy IMO is Bosa. He's a top 6 lock. I think they're going to have a bunch go in the first 3 rounds however.

Elliott: mid 1st - mid 2nd

Decker: mid 1st - late 2nd

Thomas: mid 1st - late 2nd

Lee: mid 1st - late 2nd

Washington: mid 1st - late 2nd

Bell: late 1st - early 3rd

Perry: early 2nd - late 3rd

Elflein: late 2nd - late 4th

Miller: early 3rd - 5th 

Vannett: early 4th - 6th

Powell: late 5th - UDFA

No way they have 8 first round picks IMO.  

Comment 30 Sep 2015

I agree. I don't think the timing of this number switch was just coincidence. Marshall has wanted #7 all along, but the last two seasons it was being used by Rod Smith. With Smith's departure, I'm sure the only reason Marshall didn't switch immediately was because of the chance of both him and Webb playing special teams together the past two seasons.

Looks like we won't see Webb the remainder of this season.