Great stuff. The D was greatly improved last year, but if it improves any amount at all this year, Bucks are repeating for sure. Can't wait.
Mine too. Great football player, awesome all around human. Speilman is the man.
Here's to hoping Lewis makes the leap to stardom. He's got the physical tools. If he has the drive and attitude, he'll break out....
You're weird I guess.... I'ma slap a helmet sticker on ya any damn ways!
McMillan looks like he's built to kill. As phenomenal as Perry and Lee are, Raekwon has the highest ceiling of the three.
Until we're up 3 or more scores, Zeke needs to be on a 20+ carry pace every game. Once we're up big, we can let some of the young Bucks get theirs. People can credit Jones' arm for Zekes performance at the end of the season all they want, I personally think the added touches are what made the biggest difference (all due respect to the slobs). Keep feeding that dude the ball, and he's going to break one (while racking up first downs in the process). He averaged 6.9 ypc last year. Another hand could get him to 7.3ish...
In '03 (only one Tressel lost), I was lured up there expecting to have tickets waiting on me, but of course I got screwed last minute. It was about an hour before kickoff when I found out. I had $300, and was getting laughed at for offering every cent of it. I was about to give up and head for a bar when I got Meatchicken student section tickets for face value five minutes before kickoff. We lost, but I loved sitting amidst the enemy. I believe I held my own quite well....
Last year around "The Game" time, I kept reminding some buddies of the '07 scenario. We lost our second to last game of the year (Illinois), and still made the NCG, ranked #1 no less.... Anything is possible in CFB.
This schedule doesn't set up too well considering the old adage "you're better off losing early". I know we CAN get in with a loss, just not too sure about that if it's one of those down the stretch. Can't wait to find out!
I personally think accuracy, and quick decision making skills are what separates him a bit from Jones. Jones may have the higher ceiling (arm strength can't really be taught), but Barrett is looks more capable right now....
I think everybody's looking way too much into a facial expression. He's not smiling in the pic.... Big Deal. That doesn't mean he's not committed to the program!
Awwww, not their STARTING running back!
I absolutely feel ya there. Ohio born and raised fans of ttun are such freaks of nature. I truly can't wrap my mind around why someone would commit such treason. Honestly though, when I look back on all of the losses we've taken to those scum sucking weasels, the ones that dashed our title hopes hurt the worst. Memories of those bastards with roses in their mouths haunt me to this day. Wouldn't everyone agree that the win in '06 was the most satisfying of this decade?
That's very nice Maniac, sir.
Yeah I heard that. Makes me like it maybe even a touch more.
He's going to break every passing record ohio state has this season.
I've said it before, and will say it again. The only problem with recruiting at this level, is recruiting at this level.... Of course programs are always looking for recruits that aren't afraid of competition, but kids would be foolish to not weigh their probability of getting on the field before signing the dotted line.
I see some of the same things in my work place. I know I'm personally more productive and able to deal with adversity better when the mood is light and my crew and I are having "fun" while we get the job done. With that said, when my crew see's me take on a more serious tone, they do as well. People respond better to leaders and others that can have fun, but know when to get serious. This whole team, staff included seem to understand and embrace this. But like someone in the thread already pointed out, it'll be a shame how some media and fans point to the light hearted-ness as a contributing factor if we drop a game...
Decker has the perfect disposition. He knows that it's not his job to worry or even care about who starts at QB. It's his job to take care of the guy('s) lining up across from him.
I have a hard time not seeing things through scarlet tinted glasses, but it truly seems like we may end up with the best (or close to) O-line, D-line, LB's, RB, and QB situation in the country. I wouldn't hold a loss against anyone, but it seems like we should steamroll the schedule.... Expectations are high for a reason boys!
And did I understand that right? He ran it in socks? Imagine what he'll do with some OSU issued cleats?!
Northwest Ohio might not be the apex of Ohio football, but there isn't a football playing town in this beautiful state that couldn't churn out a decent recruit every once in a great while.... I'm from West Alexandria (Twin Valley South) in Preble County (SW Ohio). Our little corner of the state doesn't see much elite talent, but every decade or two someone comes along with a touch of greatness in them. I'll never forget watching Curtis Enis (Mississinawa Valley - right up the road) go ape shit all over South his Junior and Senior years. When you put a kid like that on the field against a bunch of poorly coached farm kids, shit gets ugly. He seemingly went out of his way to run over our "defenders".
I'm down with this kid. From Ohio, got the size, and performed well in front of the coaches. He'd be worth having around just for Sparty, even if nothing else. You know he's going to have that game circled every year. Buckeye Nation welcomes you with open arms Mr. Cupp!
You're one closer...
Just got my hundredth HS.... An up-vote for every man!
We've all spent so much time wondering how qbgeddon will turn out, and the truth is, with Zeke and the slobs bringing their A-game, it barely matters... Can't wait to see this year's product on the field.