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Comment 23 Oct 2016

The Buckeyes' offense is neither stale nor simple/basic

I believe the first down playcalling was the simplest I've ever seen; run right up the A gap into a wall of LBs for no gain.

I'm fine with trying something and probing for a hole or setting up complacency by the defense to exploit later, but that wasn't the aim last night (apparently?). Last night's 1st down playcalling was overly cautious garbage. It was a throwaway down that put the offense behind the chains and under pressure.

Comment 23 Oct 2016

Even in home games this and last year they are slow and confused on offense.

I went to the Minnesota game last year and was so frustrated with what I was watching. This was not the team that beat Bama and Oregon. A team that could maybe even have hung with the Browns, given a good game plan, were clueless and turned what should have been a curb-stomping into a dramatic showdown. Same coaches, new athletes. Usually in the case of all new athletes, you expect some miscues and time to iron out the lack of cohesion. There are no egos on this team who should be worrying about getting enough touches for the scouts and next spring's draft. These kids should want to work together more than last year's group, and yet they look as disjointed as last year. Same coaches... it would be foolish to expect different results next year unless the staff is changed.

Comment 23 Oct 2016

These playcallers have amassed the most unreal rosters I've ever seen, and they have no idea how to use them.

At this point, it's almost as if Ohio State's offensive braintrust divvies up the touches based on the media narrative created following happenings in the previous game. 

We saw this last year as well, where you would get a Zeke drive, then a Mike drive, then a Braxton drive. Felt more like office politics than attacking an opponent...

curious, and somewhat familiar, that the staff seems unsure of how it wants to deploy its three best weapons

Again, it didn't know what to do with Braxton, Mike, Zeke, Cardale / JT, etc. last year either. 

If I'm Urban, I'm brainstorming Beck's replacement this afternoon. I firmly believe all (most?) of the athlete issues are fixable, but repeatedly failing to find 3rd gear on the brand new Ferrari necessitates a new driver or two.

Comment 23 Oct 2016

Beck improved then because he was joined in the booth and demoted to Ed's coffee bitch. If Ed didn't have to be in the booth helping Useless McDumbass up there I think his unit would be in much better shape. He's having to cover too much at the moment. Keep Ed, fire Tim.

Comment 22 Oct 2016

And the play to start the drive? Another run up the middle. It worked alright that time, but still... this playcalling might be the worst I've seen by any team all season.