Coleman is downright explosive, Give him a crease and he is gone. We bottled him up most of the day, but the few times he was able to find a hole and get to the 2nd level, he made us pay.
Yea, I would love to see what he says after he see this offense indoors, on turf. They would hang so many yards on that defense his head would be spinning.
Exactly. They are so efficient and confident in the offense that Meyer has decided that they are only going to punt in obvious punting situations. Converting 4th downs is part of being a great offense.
We would have had a natty vacated that year had we beat Wisky... It's kind of bittersweet to think that game saved us that pain...
Things seem to have flipped. Now our DB's are playing very well and the front 7 is not. Doran Grand and Vonn Bell look great. The defensive line looks good, but gets tired due to playing too many snaps. The biggest issue right now is the LB's taking themselves out of plays. Another thing I have noticed, is that Bosa seems to be getting too far upfield again. He did that last year and teams used it against him late in the year. He had gotten much better at keeping contain this year, but now seems to be losing it again. Schutt, Munger and Carter NEED to step up and play at least 20 snaps. The rotation does not have to be extensive, but we need at least a little time for the starters to rest. Its not good when you hear the leader of out Dline telling the media that they are playing too many snaps.
I think the MSU game meant everything to this team. Everything went perfect last year, The Buckeyes were ready to go play for a NC and it was all taken away in one game. You have to know that this team was going to be a little worn out after that game in EL. You could tell how much they wanted it and giving them a day off to absorb it, rest and get ready to compete the rest of the season was a decision made by the coaches. They are paid to manage the team and I will trust that a coach that has managed two NC teams with all sorts of ego and off field issues, will know how to manage this team.
Im sorry, but he has the the size and the speed!!! He is better than both of those backs put together. tOSU better figure out how they are going to contain him, because he is what they are going to get in the BCG. The poster above that said bring the safties up close and play man coverage is correct. Stave is not that good, we need to stop Gordon. If Wisky scores by throwing it 40 times and not getting theirs on the ground, I will live with that.
So much for Nerbraska having a good defense hahahahahahahahahaha
I dont know about you guys, but the thought of facing either of these two HB's makes me shutter. I think the Buckeyes will have their hands full in the B1G title game. I am leaning towards Nebraska due to poor passing game, but I think they have a better defense. The DE - Gregory is the real deal...
This is beyond a must take. This would be the equivalent of um coming into Ohio last year and taking Marshon Lattimore.
Oline and LB were the last two areas where we were having trouble landing prospects and now in the past two classes this staff will have filled those needs with a ton of potential. We have worried about the oline so much since Meyer took over, but after seeing what Warriner has done with the past two groups of starting o lines and what he has waiting from last class and this one, I do not think this will be much of an issue anymore. Seems like forever ago that *ichigan was getting all those great oline recruits and making fun of our recruiting woes at the same position.
So once again, there is the argument that is predicated on the B1G not being good. I know they B1G struggled in week 2, but these teams are better than given credit for. He should also be saying how Oregon got into a shoot out with MSU whoopty-doo and lost to an average Arizona team at home. I guess that loss just gets erased right Pete?
I have seen them wear one of two uniforms this year. The classic tOSU uni and the alternate. If you are talking about over time, I would argue that until Meyer got here, we only wore "special" uniforms against TTUN. Since Meyer has been here, he has broke out a home alternate and road alternate that are the exact same style minus color. Other than that, they wear the classic unis. Oregon changes colors and combinations on a weekly basis including the helmet. They are a team always wearing something different, not Ohio State.
Yea, so we basically shut them down in the 3rd qtr and built up a nice lead and then once they went to 5 wide and started airing it out, we played a soft type of defense to keep from getting beat deep and it backfired. There was a missed fumble and a dropped pick that would have kept the score down. MSU has a very good rushing attack and a good enough passing attack to be well balanced and dangerous. I think our defense did better than the score indicated and really stepped up in the middle part of the game when we were building that big lead.
That game in Happy Valley was the exception. No way this team would not blow the doors off those clowns 9 times out of 10. I think that environment really rattled our young QB and Oline and the coaching staff really just wanted to shorten the game and get out with a W. I put no stock in that game. MSU has a very sound defense and they looked below average last night, Ohio State has so much speed on the field and as they continue to gain confidence and experience, they are only going to get better.
I think it was under the ball and then we he hit the ground his hands kinds slid up and the ball hit the ground. If it was called INT from the get go, I do not think it gets overturned, but I think it was hard to over rule to original call. On another note, they did swallow their whistles on numerous holds by MSUs oline last night, IMO.
I mean they wear one of two uniform types, so this observer seems kinda dumb.
Just wear the classic road unis. Best road unis in CFB
Yea, even last year our rush D was pretty good. I am not really sure where he gets of saying that tOSU has no rush defense. That is one of the strengths of this team IMO. I do not think Langford will go over 100 yards tomorrow. It will be very similar to what they did to LaVeon Bell a few years ago.
I re-watched the BCG last night and I can tell you right now that tOSU had no business losing that game. Even with the worst start imaginable, they completely dominated the middle of the game in every way and just straight up blew it. Dropped picks, and not runnign Hyde when it mattered most will always be the biggest mistake. People act like MSU shut Ohio State down and just ran over them, but that is so far from reality its hard to believe that people actually feel that way. Also, Philly and Devin Smith each dropped sure fire TD passes in that game as well. Overall, there were too many mistakes to overcome against a grind it out, mistake free type team like MSU.
I think we get a flurry of commitments and finish this class off in the next few weeks. Burrell, Bowen, Wariboko, Kirk and Roundtree would be a dream come true to fill out needs in this class. Then spend the rest of the time building relationships for 2016 and flipping LJ Scott!!!
He is going to be hard pressed to get ahead of other in the depth chart. Lee and McMilllan are soldified, Perry will be back as well. Trey has had issues with injuries and as someone posted, it was reported that he was not working as hard as others during the offseason.
With Booker, Berger, Hilliard, Baker, Hubbard, etc. waiting in the wings and the 3 LB spots set for next season, I would not be surprised if he ended up being a transfer candidate. I still think he could be a contributor from what little I have seen and always hope these kids stick it out. Look at Steve Miller as an example. Sometimes it just takes a while.
Luckily they don't matter... According to the AP, Ole Miss could play every SEC west team really tough and lose, but still stay in the top 12. They have really good losses so in counts more than B1G wins. I would love to see the AP poll abolished.
That was MSU. It would have been really funny if anyone on the defense last season tried to proclaim a no fly zone.
If the offensive line can handle to pressure and get decent pass pro, then I agree. If the offensive line has trouble from the get go, I think the defense is going to have to score at least twice to pull this out.