Rod has a much bigger NFL body although not the break away speed of Eze. I think the coaches will lean on Rod Smith when the games are tight much like they did with Carlos. I think Eze is awesome but I haven't seen him move the pile to pick up the hard yards.
I like Eze a lot but I have to say after seeing all of the RB in person Rod Smith looks like physical freak. He is much bigger than the other guys, he has a NFL body right now. Perfect for Big Ten football. Go Bucks!!!
Defense really does win championship.
I am strongly disappointed. Pass defense was weak all year. We have plenty of young talent at DB ( Apple, Burrows, Conley, Bell ) heck Roby will get drafted and D. Grant was a 5 star recruit -- if we can't get it figured out on the backend of our defense, I don't know we can make it really happen going forward. Combs / Fickell ??? Accountability.
Herman forgot about Carlos on 4 and 1 and forgot about TE. -- also no D. Wilson sweeps??? -- I am thankful we have Tom H., but COME ON MAN. That was weak play calling late.
WR's drops hurt bad. ( we are missing that large possession receiver ) hello Michael Thomas.
Braxton should stay or be drafted in the 6th round. ( they throw in the NFL....against strong defenses every weak )
good year... just short of great. Defense let us down.
Fox is setting the record for most commercials in a football game.
Score a touchdown to open the 3rd Q and it will be ok
This hurts. Our offense has to keep our defense off the field. This drive is critical
Totally agree with the gloves observation
I thought Michigan's O-line played much better than expected which caused the defensive planning to go out the window. It looked like our blitzes actually hurt us, we telegraphed out blitzes before the snap ( we have to work on that ) while TTUN used that aggressiveness against us with screens. We just let our best pass rushing D-Line play without exposing our blitz packages and we will be fine. Our DB's should play closer to the line and if you can't do that with the speed of Roby / Grant then we can't ever do it. I understand the strategy of keeping the ball in front of us but in college football we next to tighten up on 3rd downs...anyway 24-0 great problems with great players, and great coaches. Go bucks
I still can't believe we are here ranked #2. After all the BuckHate from everyone outside BuckeyeNation, I was preparing myself for a Rose Bowl trip. Amazing. When we beat SpRty and ESPN realizes we are in the NCG, and that the one loss SEC isn't going to NCG...watch how quickly the narrative changes about Winston and he should not play in the NCG and that FSU should not go.
The best thing for the BIG10 is to kick in the teeth of whoever they play in the bowl games. Wisconsin, MSU, and our beloved Bucks need to take care of business this January. And if FSU plays Alabama... it needs to destroy them like 55 - 14.
The headlines will read SEC loses all of its bowl games and the BIG10 wins all of its bowl games and Jameis Winston is charged for stupidity and go to prison forever. And the media ( espn )and FSU have to live with the fact that they let a criminal play in the NCG while holding the Hesiman-- ok maybe i am kidding a bit about Winston.
Our defense???? Why can't our defense back field cover. I don't know.
And maybe Braxton should take off the glove on the throwing hand. Not playing good today. We look more like the 2012 Buckeyes.
Wow... I can say no more
A message to ESPN and all you sport writers... Flashy Uniforms don't win games, blocking and tackling do gentlemen.
If Alabama loses to LSU ( which is possible ) and Oregon loses to Stanford. We are in!!!
After watching the FSU / Miami game, I had a few take aways. 1. FSU linebackers looked small ( hello Carlos Hyde ) 2. Miami's depth issue on the defensive line really hurt them after half time. 3. Jamis is really good but his is not Ivan Draggo ( he is just a man ) although he is faster than I thought as well. 4. Miami's pass defense played a lot of basic man coverage which killed them in the run support and is why IMO they lost the game. Our pass defensive scheme is actually much better suited for the FSU offense. 5. FSU has one really good receiver who is very tall but that's it. 6. If a team can put together a consistent pass rush on Jameis he will look like a freshman. I have to see him look rattled because he always has a ton of time in the pocket. 7. I was not as impressed with FSU as I thought I was going to be. 8. We can beat this team because we can score as well as they can 9. Sweep the leg... do you have a problem with that!!! 10. The FSU chant is one of the worst sounds on the planet earth and it never stops.
Sad thing is had we scheduled a strong non conference team at the beginning of the year maybe we would not be in this situation. And for those of us who want to pretend that scheduling Cal ( oh the they used to be good line ) doesn't quite fly. They weren't good then and aren't good now. Our best bet would have been to schedule a BIG12 or ACC team with more of a brand name to it. I understand Oklahoma or Texas can't come play us every year but our Athletic Director ( sweet Gene ) should of had the foresight to see that the BIG10 was down and we needed quality opponents. Even a common fan has that kind of insight. Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Clemson, FSU, Miami, Boston College, Stanford, USC, Arizona State, Kansas State, heck even West Virginia would have been been better teams to schedule other than FlaAM, SDST, Buffulo. That is bad management Gene and two years in a row you have hurt our chances of playing in the NCG. ( and we would have killed Notre Dame ) ... perhaps you go to Texas.
I think George Whitfield gets way too much credit in Braxton growth as a QB. He probably spent two weeks with Braxton while Tom Herman is on year two. I think his growth is working with a guy whose football IQ makes Whitfield look like a 1st grader. Anyone seen Kenny G's growth as well...maybe Tom Herman should give the credit to Whitfield ( oh yeah Kenny didn't work with GW ) // sarcasm -- give Tom Herman his respect!!!
Hope Taylor Decker is OK , that knee bend didn't look good
I think we a ready to put a hundred on a team...Michigan would be a great team to do it to. That would be a great national headline "OHIO STATE HUMILIATES MICHIGAN 103 - 14"
when asked by the media why he pushed his team to score a hundred points Urban Meyer said "because we didn't have enough time to score two hundred points"
If you can't be loud a cheer, you should stay home, or have your Buckeye Card revoked
Good One!!! Well played Sir.
Happy for Troy Smith. My favorite all time buckeye. Hopefully he get another NFL shot. IMO he is better than some of those QB playing on Sunday
I thought it was a bolder dash call. His feet didn't leave the ground and he lead with his shoulder onto the receivers should. Yes, his head flung back but that was because he was completely upright when the contact took place. Player safety OK, who doesn't want that...I would even take the 15 yard penalty but to eject him from the game. Weak.
did anyone see the end of the LSU / Ole Miss Game where the LSU player lead with his head and nail the Ole Miss player in the head -- no penalty, no ejection
there is no consistently with this rule as it is to subjective.
My cable keeps freezing. Insight sucks
Joel hale needs sit. Curtis grant is getting used. And Luke / Withers / Combs probably got to go after this season. Buckeye Nation deserves better.
We need to score 90 or greater to keep the winner of the Fla. State / Clemson from jumping us.