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buckeye phi


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Comment 23 Nov 2016

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 -

Comment 22 Nov 2016

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 -

Comment 22 Nov 2016

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?

Comment 22 Nov 2016

Spot on, Barf.  Possibly the most important question heading in to this game.

Comment 22 Nov 2016

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 -

Comment 22 Nov 2016

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 -

Comment 22 Nov 2016

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 -

Comment 22 Nov 2016

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 -

Comment 22 Nov 2016

 Yes - I think we'd agree - good field position will help keep UFM from going in to a shell -

Comment 22 Nov 2016

Yes, Allin.  I almost mentioned that inconsistency - but I was a bit concerned about being a little too "wordy" as it was -

Comment 22 Nov 2016

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.

Comment 22 Nov 2016

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 -

Comment 22 Nov 2016

Thanks.  And yes, UT.  Pressuring a relatively new starter like O'Korn will be key -