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BuckeyeGrove


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Comment 3 hours ago
Yeah if it's a solid commitment I'd imagine they'll shut it down with limited numbers. That'd be s great pickup.
Comment 06 Feb 2016
Good write-up. I'm really excited about the offense in 2016 because I think it's going to force the coaches to work outside their comfort zone, which too often stagnated what should've been the most dynamic offense in the country. It'll be frustrating early in the season, but I think we'll all be very happy come the end of the season.
Comment 24 Jan 2016
I don't even think I'd argue about it, I'd just be annoyed. He's such a dick but it doesn't seem to matter to a lot of other fans.
Comment 05 Jan 2016
I love thinking back and speculating on these types of lists. A lot of great players to choose from. Mine in no order: - Jack Tatum - Antoine Winfield - Chris Spielman - Joey Bosa - AJ Hawk Really tough to leave guts like Gradishar, Vrabel, Springs and Doss off this list, but it just goes to show how many great defensive players OSU has had.
Comment 13 Dec 2015

Excluding playoffs and title games, I'd have to say 2010 Rose Bowl. After back-to-back NC loses, the shellacking against USC, and then the heartbreaking loss to Texas (a team that was, IMO, better than Oklahoma and close to Florida) in the '09 fiesta bowl, it was great to get the monkey off the back and win a big, national OOC game of significance. Plus, it's the Rose Bowl. That's always a great win.

Comment 08 Dec 2015

I'm all in on Barrett next year. He started 11.5 games last season and 4 this season and already has ~60 career TDs. That's phenomenal. Will he be as wildly productive as he was in 2014? Hard to tell right now without knowing for sure who's leaving and what happens with coaching. One good thing is that they won't be flipping between two different starters and styles all year and the coaches will be forced to step outside their comfort zone with all the new defensive starters.

As for some issues; I've never understood the concern about JT stretching the field with his arm. It may not be his strength, but it's not a glaring weakness. He does sometimes hold the ball too long, but honestly I think he's about as good of a fit for Meyer's offense as you could find. He's usually terrific running the option and spreads the ball around the field in a way that utilizes all players. Assuming everyone's healthy, I'd be shocked if another player was capable of beating him out. He'll be a top 5 returning QB next year.

Comment 25 Nov 2015
I definitely want him to see the ball more, but I think the real failure is to not target him more downfield where he's had a lot of success, but only gets maybe a target a game. Even if you're not going to do that, where are the quick WR flash screens on the perimeter or swing passes? Anything to get him away from a telegraphed play behind a stacked LOS.
Comment 24 Nov 2015
I think having mobile QBs, particularly ones like Barrett, is a great asset to the offense. Problem is when Meyer gets nervous and loses confidence, he wants to use the QB runs as a safety blanket and it comes back to bite him in some big games.
Comment 24 Nov 2015
I would say he stays at HB because of the losses at WR, although he should see decent time at RB if Weber struggles. Needs +15 touches a game next year.
Comment 23 Nov 2015
Guys are pissed and it's understandable, but they need to put a lid on it right now and focus on next week. There will be plenty of time to sulk before the bowl game and in the offseason. Right now Weber is looking to be in the driver seat for starting RB ag OSU next year. Seems like a pretty good deal to me.
Comment 22 Nov 2015
Tell them last time MSU ruined a perfect season for OSU, they won a national title the next year.
Comment 22 Nov 2015

Come on. Apple has had his struggles, but he's been a good CFB corner. Has a chance to be great if he returns and puts in the work this offseason. No reason to think that he won't (put in the the work, that is).

Comment 22 Nov 2015

Zeke should absolutely leave. He's done everything he could for this team. Apple should absolutely stay. He's a 3-5 round draft pick at this point. 

Comment 15 Nov 2015

I don't that many people actually thought that. Just wishful thinking and joking because Mayweather is such a scumbag.

Comment 11 Oct 2015

I think Fournette is more talented, but that's no rub against Elliott, since he's one of those guys that only comes around once a decade or two. He's also a better runner.

Elliott is the better catcher and blocker though, to the point where he's already a 3 down back in the NFL right now. Sure, that's not as important in college, but I still think it's a huge plus for him. 

Right now Fournette has the edge because of he's allergic to running for less than 150 yards. 

Comment 26 Sep 2015

I would say Thomas is a hot hand as well, but yeah, other than that it's been a mixed bag for most games. That's the only issue with having what amounts to 2 first teams worth of playmakers. You want to rotate them constantly and it's hard to figure out which guy needs touches right now.