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Comment 21 hours ago

I agree, but think OSU is less dependent on one player.  They have proven they can win big games without Barrett

I generally agree however 

Comment 24 hours ago

Yes, other had to do their jobs, but Jackson is the spoon that stirs the drink.  Their offense is dynamic because Jackson is there.  If he's not there, the RB doesn't get his yards as easily, the WR's don't get 1 on 1 coverage to make those plays, and the defense doesn't get onto the field at the opponents 10 every drive, making it easier to stop points being scored.  

Comment 25 Sep 2016

This game actually became less important yesterday.  Losing on the road to a top team is more forgivable. 

Rutgers is a more important game than the one at Madison 

dont expect to lose either but division record matters first 

Comment 25 Sep 2016

There are some that are saying the AD has been setting this up for a year.  Hired one of his good friends and teammates as DC in the offseason

http://www.cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/2014/12/west_coast_cradle_of_coaches_o.html

Comment 22 Sep 2016

It's a logical assumption that if they were as good/better than the guys last year they would have been playing last year.  Obviously these kids playing now had a lot of time to see how Bell/Powell/Apple worked and played, so that helped them.  Also a lot changes from when the older guys leave in January to September 

Comment 21 Sep 2016

I think the opportunities for younger guys doesn't come in the huge games of the year.  They don't often get to "prove" themselves on that stage.  It first comes in practice, and then it comes in games in other ways outside of "getting yards."  Brown started off blowing guys up on blocks for Zeke in the playoff run, then followed that up with a great fall before getting injured.  that's why he is a go to guy now

Samuel did it in his first couple games as a frosh again mid-tier teams, thereby gaining the trust of the staff to be proven for the bigger games

Wilson has been playing in all games in at least a limited capacity for 4 years

Weber is honestly kind of there by default.  Samuel isn't an every down type of back, and Weber is next man up, not to say he doesn't deserve it.  Just he didn't have time redshirting last year to get real reps and or prove himself (obviously did it in practice last spring and this spring/fall)

Comment 20 Sep 2016

What's the routine on a bye week?  Do the guys get longer to enjoy the win, then get into game mode a couple days early for next week?  Would that routine be different if OSU was playing Michigan State next week instead of Rutgers?

Comment 20 Sep 2016

He's not there yet, but sometimes you have a huge leap and the light comes on.  As I said before, do people remember MSU first drive when Apple was out and Conley had to come in?  Conley looked like he would never be a player at OSU.  Now in the OU game he made 2 great plays in the first quarter before being dinged up

Comment 18 Sep 2016

Annette is our 4th corner so he should be a little lower in quality as of now.  He will get there (remember Conley against MSU in 2014 on drive 1) and he was our 3rd corner at the time even 

Comment 18 Sep 2016

Yes I would.  he got us a first down over 2 quick screen plays.  We have more time to develop WRs but we leaned on the established guys now

When we play Rutgers and Indiana you will see a lot of the other guys getting more catches again, but when we play MSU and Michigan, it will be Samuel Barrett and Weber getting most of the yards 

Comment 18 Sep 2016

I don't understand the question?  He had 2 receptions for 9 yards back to back plays.  7 guys had a catch and there were only 14 total catches.  When you are in a game like that, you go to the proven playmakers.  Those as of today are Brown, Samuel, Wilson Barrett and Weber.

There is tons of time to develop another WR or 2 (Hill, Mclaurin, Clark, Mack??? who else knows), or get Baugh more involved, but we won by 3 TDs on the road.  Barrett could have put up another 100+ through the air if he had to, but when you run for 6 yards a pop and you are up 4 possessions in the 4th quarter, you run the ball 

Comment 18 Sep 2016

Your concern is that OSU only has 3 established WRs?  Clark had back to back receptions that were quick screens and effective.  Campell had a great kickoff return late.  

Barrett missed Baugh for sure, but he hit 70% of his passes last night and more than 25% were TDs

Comment 18 Sep 2016

No concerns today.  OSU is a running team and showed out tonight.  The zone read caused a fumble last week so why take chances in the 4th quarter?  Barrett didn't take many big hits thankfully but he will run less against less talented teams 

WR problems?  Samuel Wilson Brown and Clark has a few key ones on screens 

Landers is showing out at DT, and Holmes and Bosa are great tweeners

Comment 04 Sep 2016

I just saw that OSU plays @ both Wisky and PSU in back to back weeks WITH BOTH teams having a bye week before.  Wonder how many teams do that crap 

Comment 04 Sep 2016

Well brown is established as well based on his play and his size

Comment 04 Sep 2016

Depth at DT is my only concern.  We are fine at end even though people think we should get 8 sacks a game.  We didn't see any exotic blitzing or anything. Vanilla gameplan on D is what we saw

Comment 04 Sep 2016

Agreed on the DL.  We as fans seem to freak out every year about the DL not getting pressure.  Teams from the MAC know they can't compete on the lines so they make quick throws to combat that inequality.  Simple as that