Seems like they're losing the heart and soul of their scum sucking team..... Excellent!
I agree, obviously Dak does too. All of us Buckeye fans already knew how lovable Zeke was, and he was expected by nearly everyone to have a good year, but LEAD THE NFL IN RUSHING?!?! Both of those guys exceeded expectation, and Zeke probably deserved the award a little more, but Dak exceeded his expectations by far more than Zeke did by virtue of coming into the league with zero expectations THIS YEAR. So really, I think the fact that Dak came out of nowhere where Zeke had high expectations, had tons to do with why he won over Zeke. That and the fact that qb's always get a little bit more credit and blame than they truly deserve. With all that said, Dak is blowing me away with his humble demeanor and business like approach. The Cowboys are gonna be tough as hell as long as these guys stay healthy and focused (and keep that line clicking).
Kid has All American written all over him.... Hope it plays out that way!
Best 5 comment thread I've seen in a minute! Got me chucklin through my hangover!
Straight bone chilling. Remember it like it was yesterday.
Maybe it's the injuries he's had, but seems to me like he should be going to his second or third pro bowl.... I hate that the Steelers got him. He's so freaking good. There's not a team in the league he wouldn't have started for.
What did you think of JT's performance against Bowling Green? And bear with me before you say "but Bowling Green sucks". The rest of the team dominated Bowling Green. When the rest of the team does their jobs (pass pro holds up, receivers get separation, play calling clicks, etc.), JT gets it done. He wasn't a better qb against them, the team was able to do their jobs against them. He can hit open receivers most of the time when given time. He's not Tom Brady. We shouldn't need him to be. We should be dominating at least half of our schedule in a similar fashion to the way we dominated BG, Rutgers, and Maryland. Our receivers should've been getting separation all day vs IU, but they didn't. We should've adjusted the game plan against Clemson early in the 2nd quarter, but we didn't. Even though we won the game, our line shouldn't have given up 8 sacks against TTUN, but they did. When we get the rest of the team clicking, JT can lead us to a title. If Dilfer can win a Super Bowl, JT can win a natty. Can he win it by himself ala Vince Young or Deshaun Watson? Probably not. Can he not screw it up for a team filled with well coached 4 and 5 star recruits? Without question.
Just hope our boy plays to his potential. If that happens, we'll all be happy and proud.
Seems to me (and I could be wrong), that elite level interior d line recruits have been the most elusive of all position groups for us. We've gotten our share of elite edge rushers, and have developed great interior guys, but the 5 star d tackles have been non existent or far and few between lately.
Bottom line: I don't care how many "stars" a recruit has, I just want big studs in there. With that said, I just hope this position pans out for us, and improves a bit moving forward. Hopefully one of these guys turns into Cam Heyward 2.0..... Go Bucks
They have raked in their 2 best recruiting classes in a long time in consecutive years with another coming in this year. Alabama/OSU classes? No, but they're not going to exactly be talent poor up there. I gleefully admit, that seems a little high giving what they have to replace, but if they field a capable qb, they could be a legit threat year after next. I don't root for em or anything, but I love it when they're decent and they feel like they have a chance. We get more of their sweet tears that way. They are delicious. I'll never tire of them. Ever.
Whatever. The preseason polls are almost useless. In fact, they probably do more harm than good. I realize there's no way to keep entities from putting them out there (they know they're good for page views and what not), but they tend to keep overrated teams in the hunt for too long, and underrated teams out of the conversation for too long.
Its very wise for the committee to wait several weeks before releasing their first rankings....
His highlights are un-freaking-believable! C'mon bro, you know you want to call yourself a slob at The Ohio State University!
Re-remember when he showed up at halftime an-and the Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl????
PSU played on the same Saturdays that OSU did. McSorley didn't struggle nearly as bad as JT in down field throwing situations. Weather plays a factor at times (and I'm not saying JT sucks or anything, I love the guy), but our passing game has had issues that "weather" doesn't explain. Wind has no bearing on pass protection, and not too much bearing on passes of 10 yards or less which have still looked shaky at times. JT has as much experience as any qb in the country, but the unit as a whole is still young. The line, the lack of separation by the receivers, and slightly less than impeccable accuracy by JT have left the passing game a bit of a question mark when it comes to championship caliber teams. With all of that negativity being said, we all know what the offense's A-game looks like as well.... I think it's unstoppable. When that much talent plays up to potential, it's a thing of beauty. We won't beat Clemson with our average performance. We have to play our best. We play our best two games in a row, we're bringing home more hardware!
Has been very under appreciated by a lot of the media outlets. Cool to see him succeeding at this level.
Archie Miller.... That guy is good. Young, talented, and successful....
Those were silly times indeed. Don't mean to toot my own horn, but those times seemed silly way back when to me....
I'm nervous for him. This is his big chance, and beating Clemson will solidify his place in Buckeye lore. I know Buckeye Nation will remember him fondly either way, but I believe he holds himself to a higher standard than we do. Bama is a different beast, I don't care how he feels about it, he doesn't have to beat them, I know he feels he needs (and we want him) to get us our shot at em though. I love his competitiveness, and demeanor. Can't wait to root him on to victory.
They have awesome receivers, but I really don't think they have anyone of Sammy W's caliber (at least that's what I'm hoping....). Hopefully Hooker and company make an interception prone Watson a little tentative in the passing game, giving the rushmen time to corral him, and the linebackers an opportunity to bring him down near the line of scrimmage.... Can't wait to find out!
Hey, you're exactly right... That's exactly what I did. Thank you for my lashings. I'm not privy to these internet rules of etiquette. It was quite the civic duty you did there, to point out my egregious ways. Keep that watchful eye watching, and those discipline doling fingers doling. You're making the internet a better place!
No, quit trying so hard.
Don't live in fear!
PSU lost to Pitt...
Look, I (like everyone else outside of the state of Florida) believe Bama will smash the gators... But I haven't heard much about what would happen if they were to lose.... Bama obviously deserves the #1 seed if they win, but if they lose, the Bucks would actually have a very strong case for #1 seed, and a slightly better semi-final matchup. I know it may be a waste of time, but no one ever has to twist my arm to root against Bama anyway, soooo go gators?
Agreed. This "study" is mostly subjective, but probably holds a little water...
On close calls, certain refs may subconsciously give the call to the perceived "superstar" or favorite.
Become the superstar.
Become the favorite.