Unlike Cris Carter, I do respect my wife. Apparently he has nothing but respect for money and playing time. And as a teacher, I'm here to tell you that kids who arent disciplined at home are the problems in the classroom. I'm not saying physical punishment, I'm just saying kids who aren't disciplined at all. There's a happy medium where you can discipline your kids without leaving cuts and bruises all over their body.
I'm confident we will 10 games and I'll leave it at that. If we win 10 plus a bowl game without Braxton, I'll be happy. I'm not the biggest Braxton fan, but he did make bad plays look good. JT Barrett and our defense are a year away. Unfortunately, JT will get some great experience this year and then will be on the bench again next year. I think it would be more beneficial for Braxton to go pro or switch to the H-back position.
Lewis is buried on the depth chart behind Bosa. He'll never start until Bosa is gone. I haven't seen him on the field much at all this year. Move him to the other side instead of keeping him on the bench. If I remember correctly Urban talked about Lewis being a guy who would see quality time this year.
I'm still stunned at the amount of go routes we ran. A few slants or screens and we could've have their defense off balance. It seems like Herman doesn't make any in-game adjustments. I haven't been too impressed with his play calling.
Braxton and Carlos have covered his tail the past 2 years. I think Texas Tom needs to hunt for a head coaching job next year. Bud Foster kicked his tail tonight. We threw the ball to a slant route 1 time and Michael Thomas scored. I expected to have some lumps this year but not because of an incompetent o-coordinator.
Does Herman know what a slant route is? The only one I saw is run, Thomas scored a TD. The play calling was absolutely brutal. This game is on Meyer, Herman, and Warriner.
Va Tech 14
Va Tech is going to be younger than our guys. Their d-line will be tough, but our speed on the edges will take them out of the game. I look for Barrett to be over 200 yards passing again and somewhere around 60 yards rushing.
Great work Ramzy... As the season progresses this team as a whole has the chance to be Urban's best team to this point. The defense is only going to get better and JT makes the offense so much more balanced and efficient. The only hurdle for the offense is Herman's conservative play calling. These young guys are going to grow tremendously over the next 4-6 games and will be a serious contender for the playoff.
JT Barrett is going to be a better pure QB than Braxton. I'm looking forward to the future with him running the offense.
Actually found out today that Keenan Reynolds dad has been working in the new school I teach at. He left today to head to Baltimore to watch his son play tomorrow. Looking forward to talking to him about the game when he gets back.
Spurrier was keeping it real.
What is the narrative in SEC land? TX A&M is really good? Or USCe was overrated?
I say USCe was overrated, but the media would never make it look like an SEC team was overrated.
@Michael... You said you're worried about our "inexperienced linebackers"... Please explain. We have 2 returning starters. If the game is close, I don't see Fickell subbing in those young guys,
@Jeremy... What do you mean by "shrinking defensive line depth"? I thought we had 10 guys we could rotate in and out. That doesn't include the raw and talented freshmen that came in.
That was 5 years ago against a less aggressive defense and fewer pure athletes on the field. Plus, our offense should become much more explosive this year than it was during the Jim Tressel era.
I went with UC. Gunner Kiel was very highly rated coming out of high school and I think they will try to air it out against a young Buckeye secondary.
I'm going to play 9 holes early Saturday morning then settle in for the game. I'll be ready at 11ct time tho.
I agree 100%. These young QBs have to realize they're the centerpiece to a recruiting class. I'm not saying commit 2-3 years in advance, but at least commit the summer before your senior year and help recruit for your program. Dwayne Haskins needs to come on down too. I'd like to see him commit by the end of his junior year.
I know everyone wants to be a "starter" but I believe with this team you could see snaps at any moment. There's a lot of talent and depth at all positions. Meyer has done a great job of recruiting. The 2014 class was his first true class of building relationships with the kids tho. The future is bright at OSU.
Maybe I read something wrong along the way, but I thought part of the reason Marcus left was because Lewis was passing him. Now Lewis is listed as Bosa's back up. Anybody know what happened?
My source was waaaay wrong...
I was told by someone who knows Van and his family that he wanted to slow down the recruiting process and he wasn't close to a decision. Could have been given the wrong info, but she talked like Van wasn't anywhere close to making a decision.
Dude... Devin Gardner sucks. Not trying to pick a fight and I know your o-line was bad, but Gardner isn't very good either.