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buckeye phi


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Comment 16 hours ago

I'm with you on the 10 points for Rutgers, Grangel - and that includes a garbage time score, in my opinion.  But I think there's also a pretty good chance we'll really blow-up offensively. 

10 - 56

Comment 16 hours ago

Yes, Brandon.  It's an interesting exercise to think how'd they do if they switched teams.  And I think you're right about that. 

You also made a great point about McCaffrey's vision.  That's the thing that separates him the most from many other fine players, in my opinion.  Although, I think a lot of fans are also underestimating his athleticism.  I've watched him outrunning DBs on a regular basis. 

A little side note:  I believe Mike Weber has already shown signs of developing that kind of vision.  That's what will eventually allow him to really thrive in our offense.  I think he's just scratching the surface of what he'll become -

Comment 17 hours ago

Nice of you to say so, Gratefulbuck.  It's something I do for my own enjoyment and for my fellow Buckeyes anyway.  But let's put it this way  - I certainly wouldn't turn it down -

Comment 29 Sep 2016

Curtis is on pace to gain over 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving.  If he reaches that historic landmark he'd almost have to win the Heisman.  Of course, he probably won't quite hit those numbers - but if he even gets close, he'd have to at least be one of the favorites. 

McCaffrey finished second in the voting last year and he's off to a great start this season. 

So - yeah -

Comment 29 Sep 2016

Thanks, Barf. 

Sharing carries with Mike and JT is offset somewhat statistically by the fact that teams can't really key on Curtis as much as they can on Christian. 

But purely from the standpoint of playing championship football, I prefer our approach -

Comment 29 Sep 2016

Stanford - Washington, Clemson - Louisville and Wisconsin - Michigan.  Gonna be some movement in the top ranked 10-12 teams no matter what.  Throw in the Buckeyes returning to action - and this should be quite the weekend -

Comment 29 Sep 2016

As far as Victor goes - I was talking more in terms of the value of redshirting a player we're probably only going to have in the program for three years, anyway.  But I don't think our passing numbers necessarily have that much to do with how our receivers have been playing. 

For instance, UFM has been complimenting Campbell on his play thus far this season.  He's even compared him to Evan Spencer.  I don't think he needs to step up much too from that.  We've only targeted him a couple of times so far - and the only catchable balls he's had thrown his way he's caught. 

In my opinion, the problem isn't that we've been calling all these passing plays - and nobody's getting open.  It's that we've been lacking the play-calling balance UFM has been talking about since last season ended.  It doesn't matter how open Campbell can get if we aren't passing the ball often enough to take advantage of it. 

In spite of the fact we're playing a team that really struggles stopping the run - I think we may see some more balance offensively. this week.  UFM may insist on it.  Eventually, we're gonna need it -

Comment 29 Sep 2016

I was going to pick the same two you did, WAJH.  Rutgers will be without one of their best defensive linemen  - and I believe their rushing defense was no great shakes to begin with.  Plus, we shouldn't have to run JT too much to win this one. 

Therefore, I'm thinking it could be a huge day for Mike Weber.  Besides, he's due to break one or two of those (almost gone) kinds runs he's come so close to breaking.  I think he'll be closer to the 200 yard mark before UFM eventually takes him out of the game. 

On the other side of the ball, I think Ash will try to eat as much clock as possible by running the ball - a lot.  Rutgers will also be without their top wide receiver - so their passing game was probably going to be somewhat limited anyway.  That opens the door for a monster game from 'Kwon - and the rest of our linebackers.  I even like your estimate on his total tackles.

Rutgers is coming in to this game missing some key pieces - and it was going to be a mismatch in any case.  I'll give 'em a garbage time TD and not much else.  RU - 10     Ohio State - 63

Comment 29 Sep 2016

A rare mention of Parris Campbell.  Good one, SL.  He is certainly due. 

And I get the feeling a lot of fans don't realize how fast he is.  The slightest opportunity and he could be gone on any given play.  UFM has compared him to Evan Spencer.  Can you imagine what Spencer might have been able to do with elite speed?