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Orlando, Florida (via Westerville, OH-IO!)

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Comment 22 hours ago
I did a little research last night and discovered that the average offensive ranking of michigan's opponents so far is 90.83 (total offense) with BYU being the best offense, at 63. Western Michigan, Northern Illinois, and Indiana all rank higher. The more concerning stat for the m men, however, should be that they only rank 78th in total offense, despite playing only the 71st hardest average defense (greatly aided by Northwestern at 9). And before anyone wants to bash the Buckeyes, who have played against slightly better offenses (77th ranked total offense average, dragged down by Hawaii at 127) and slightly worse defenses (88.5 average ranking), the Buckeyes are ranked 19,21,26, and 27 in total defense, scoring defense, total offense, and scoring offense respectively.
Comment 09 Oct 2015
I don't see RichRod coming back to the B1G. His teams have always struggled against teams that play decent defense, because he can't just outscore them. The B1G plays defense.
Comment 07 Oct 2015

I somehow ended up at a Cracker Barrel for Thanksgiving one year...

worst Thanksgiving ever.

Comment 05 Oct 2015

I think the point would be to utilize more zone read and QB runs... something they aren't doing well (or at all) at this point.

It gives the defense more to defend in the red zone too.

Think back on previous years and see how often the zone read resulted in a TD inside the ten. (Probably a lot at Florida too)

Comment 05 Oct 2015

 Meyer said Saturday was one of the games Ohio State played its hardest in during the last two seasons: “This one has the characteristics of being a great team,” Meyer said. 

Hopefully this is one of those "turning point" games we've seen in previous years, such as MSU '12 or Penn State '14...

Comment 29 Sep 2015
Although I have faith that the coaches can fix the under throw issue, let's not forget that most of Cardale's big throws last year required Devin Smith to stop running and go up to win the football.
Comment 27 Sep 2015
Michigan started 4-0 in 2013, 2011, 2010, and 2009... I'm pretty sure they were saying "we're back" then too. Denard Robinson also won four September Heisman Trophies... sure, they look decent, but let's see if they can win some B1G games, because that's where they've always fallen apart in recent years.
Comment 22 Sep 2015

and some sort of vertical threat needs to emerge. (To me, that's the next step in Braxton Miller's transition to WR.) 

I can already picture Braxton on those deep post patterns, making the catch three steps ahead of the corner, and burning the safeties to the house... visions of Terry Glenn are dancing in my head.

Comment 21 Sep 2015

Not going to downvote... but I feel like you just said the exact same thing that the article said.

 In fact, after Elliott’s 80-yard run against Virginia Tech on his very first carry of the season, his longest run of the year has been just 13 yards.

That lack of explosion obviously isn’t all on Elliott; the Ohio State offensive line hasn’t played very well in any of its first three games. But the lack of big plays in the running game is certainly concerning, and it’s part of the reason why fans might be worried.

Comment 14 Sep 2015

I'm with you Nut...

I guess after just 2 games, we're looking for something to criticize/praise...

Go Bucks!

Comment 14 Sep 2015

I disagree with your assessment that Oregon would score 50 on VT. VT's defense is possibly the best defense the Buckeyes face this season. They were constantly pressuring Cardale, and he just won many of the battles due to his sheer size and abilities. Vernon Adams, on the other hand, showed an inability to handle the pressure. Let me ask you this: if Cardale Jones, JT Barrett, or even Braxton Miller are quarterback for Oregon; do the Ducks win that game in East Lansing? I say yes. I think like MSU, VT would beat Oregon at home. Both defenses are very similar with very similar capabilities, but VT is probably a little better in pass defense.

Also, to say that Ohio State "struggled" with VT is a bit of an exaggeration. That's like saying they struggled with MSU last year... Ohio State dominated three quarters of that game, and it would have been all four had it not been for some costly turnovers deep in their own end (this applies to VT 2015 and MSU 2014)... if the Buckeyes fix their turnover woes (now that may be a BIG "if"), they're in a whole different league than almost everyone, including the Spartans.