Agreed. UM's best chance to beat us in the foreseeable future just came - and went -
In unrelated news - Ohio State's offense will feature a formerly little known 6'9" tight end this Saturday. He will mysteriously disappear before the post game interviews, however -
It depends entirely on whether our offense shows up for this one or not. Supposedly, the weather is not expected to be too bad - so that could help. But we've had lackluster offensive performances in decent conditions, too.
Being optimistic about it - I'm going to say the offense comes out firing on all cylinders. I don't think Michigan's offense will be able to do too much verses our defense in any case, though.
In the friendly confines of Ohio Stadium - and verses Coach Wack-a-doodle - I'm thinking it could be a big day for our Buckeyes:
Michigan - 13 Ohio State - 35
One touchdown shy of last season's score. Helloooo playoff -
Isn't his helmet the wrong color to be one of the good guys -
I like it, SKK -
Better hope those words don't reach 'Kwon's ear O'Korn. You could end up on your can O'Korn.
Yes - it was a strange game in a lot of ways -
Oops! I forgot the /s
Not making excuses, MMM - but when the passing game is struggling that much, the play-calling options become limited. Can't just keep running into a loaded box against a decent defense and expect much success. At least, with the QB runs, the numbers even out a bit -
I'm thinking our defensive line should be able to make O'Korn's life miserable on passing downs this Saturday. Do you think UM's offensive line is athletic enough to keep them at bay?
Spot on, Barf. Possibly the most important question heading in to this game.
Re-watching the game, I thought JT's runs were actually rather effective a far as it concerned keeping the chains moving. The problem was our passing game was way, way off. But I'd agree - injuries were probably a factor, also -
I think there's a lot of truth in that comment, RK84. Some linebackers just have a better sense of where a play is going than others - just like some safeties take better angles, etc than others. I liken it to the "vision" some running backs have more than others. Sure - these things can be developed to an extent - but to some players, it just seems to come more naturally -
But the one thing everyone is ignoring in this match up is our defense vs their offense.
I discussed it a bit in the OP -
Yes. Anything "Much like the OU game" would be nice -
I've noticed UFM has started to add some under center stuff to our offense. I believe he recently mentioned he likes being able to hide the ball with jet sweep action, for instance -
Yes - I think we'd agree - good field position will help keep UFM from going in to a shell -
Yes, Allin. I almost mentioned that inconsistency - but I was a bit concerned about being a little too "wordy" as it was -
I didn't mean to suggest I thought the weather was a good excuse. In fact, I find our excessive struggles in poor conditions to be rather perplexing.
And I had trouble with it early on - but I'm OK with running JT the last game or two of the regular season.
Perhaps I should have referred to Kyle's Film Study. But I'm also assuming most of the people reading this probably read that, too. Plus - UM's weakness at LB isn't exactly news. We were discussing it during the off-season -
Solid comment ZB. Thanks -
Non-nutbag coach. I like it -
Thanks. And yes, UT. Pressuring a relatively new starter like O'Korn will be key -
Kinda counting on it, myself -