Really like this kid. I am happy for him that he had a great game on a big stage. He seems perfect for our spread.
While reviewing the 247 composite for 2017, it is obvious that the Ohio State staff has done an excellent job maintaining a wall around Ohio. Of the top 10 or 11 players in Ohio, numerous commits are on board already and the Buckeyes lead for most of the rest. Again, a great job by the OSU coaching staff!
Thank you Braxton, for everything. Your unmatched skill, your dedication, serving as a high example, your loyalty ... simply everything. I will always be a proud fan wherever you go next. But for now, go out and rock the Mitten!
Have to upvote this gif any time I see it. How do you say no to this Maestro?
Wow! I didn't know MSU's pass defense was ranked so low. If the Slobs step up their game and protect J.T. from MSU's strong front 7, good scoring opportunities should arise for the Buckeyes.
Meyer = the Champion
Dantonio = the Challenger
Harbaugh = the Clown
That was brilliant football. The interception against Bama in the Sugar Bowl was pretty sweet, too (pun intended).
Great analysis. Cook is a great QB, but I think Vonn Bell and the OSU secondary may pose a stiff challenge to MSU. Bell's cerebral game alone should complicate the pass game for Sparty quite a bit. Oh, and I think our pass rush is pretty good, too ...
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I have huge respect for Sparty. Still, that notwithstanding, I hope we beat them like a drum.
This question actually is greater than mere positioning for a possible playoff spot. Just as Ohio State represnets all that is right and just in CF, TTUN represents all that is wrong in CF and putrid. There is no choice. You always root against evil.
Agree. To me MSU = great, physical team with great coaches that develop players well. This is a fantastic challenge for the Buckeyes. It is hard to be patient until Saturday. Should be a great game. If we execute well and win, it should give us excellent momentum the rest of the way.
He must do what is best for him. The iron could not be hotter than right now so I think he will go to the NFL. But I for my part will never forget what he gave to Ohio State. He is one of the best I have ever seen and I always will remember his awesome aggression on the DL.
And chip in a Rose Bowl and a Cotton Bowl victory against teams Sparty was projected to lose to the last two years ... yes, I would agree Cook is more than for real.
Slobs gotta be sharp on Saturday. Run game was great by the big guys, but a one-dimensional run game likely won't cut it against Sparty.
Pure class by 12 guage. Certainly a better man than I. I cannot get beyond my rage.
Hard to understand how Knarcisi can be DV'ed. These criminals revel in intolerance, rape and genocide. Decisive action is not only a matter of justice for the victims, it is a matter of security for all of us. Let's not try to reason with a cottonmouth here.
That's just it. MSU did nothing wrong in beating TTUN. They took advantage of a botched snap about as well as any team could. It would not have been honorable to simply let TTUN get the punt off. If anything, it was TTUN that had bad karma in that game simply for being their usual selves (i.e. arrogant, feeling that they are great even though they have done nothing at all to date). Against Nebraska, MSU appeared to have suffered from a bad call.
In my opinion, this is unfortunate for two reasons: 1) it was unjust, and 2) I would have preferred an unbeaten Sparty coming into Columbus in two weeks.
Vonn Bell. When I think about all of the qualities that make him great (physicality, speed, hitting ability), I think that his brain is his greatest weapon.
Vonn Bell is one of my favorite players ever. He has not always been rock solid on pass D, but he has comne up with huge plays when we needed them. His interception v. Bama last year effectively secured our win and NC.
"I intentionally started that clip with the celebrating Penn State fans because a Nittany Lion fan filled with false hope is a beautiful thing in of itself."
This is one of the things that makes DJ great. He has such a well-developed sense of poetic justice, which complements his fine eye for the subtle things that make said justice (even) more magnificient.
When trying to understand how Braxton can do what he does, it is helpful to remember that the laws of physics do not apply to him.
Seeing as Ohio State is not losing this year and Cardale will be in the NFL next year, yes. He will be undefeated throughout his career as a starter at Ohio State.
Good point. For some reason, I think this game will challenge our D for precisely that reason. If we find a solution to the quick drop to evade pressure and handle them defensively, I think this game could be an important stepping stone for us moving forward. I am really looking forward to this game.