Best synopsis I've seen/heard yet (unfortunately). Thanks for sharing. I needed the laugh.
Agreed. If we can get our passing game going (starts with pass protection), things could open up very nicely for Zeke. It would become reminiscent of the final three games of the 2014 season.
Fastest article ever after a tweet? Almost like it was whispered to Birm in advance...
Any chance someone could repost / recap what the Tweet said? Looks like it has been deleted.
Yeah, sorry, I should've added the disclaimer: my brain automatically blocks out him and all things that come from TTUN.
I rarely watch College Gameday anymore, but they handled the news of his suspension very well and made some great points on how JT, Urban and the team should respond. Rise to the adversity.
Doesn't look as promising as we would've hoped...
No offense, but if you look at the play calling they chose for Cardale to execute last night, it was the farthest thing from creative, aggressive and unpredictable. Handing the ball off for simple runs into the middle of the pile won't inspire anybody.
Two observations (one good, one bad):
Good: JT is a great runner and gives us the dual threat option that we've needed (I guess the read option isn't dead after all). In fairness, Cardale is not as quick running, but the OC never called those plays for him. Regardless, with JT in the game, the defense can no longer simply key in on EZE.
Bad: our O-line is having a difficult time keeping the defensive line out of the backfield. They tightened it up a bit in the 2nd quarter, but it still needs improvement if they want to be solid against great defenses. The first few series showed it didn't matter who our QB was during passing plays, there was little time to throw.
Happy with the first half. Let's keep the pedal to the floor. Go Bucks!
All you need to know about the guy right here....
For context, the opposing coach lined up his fourth line as starters. In hockey terms, putting your goons out there means you're ready to fight. Torts took offense and removed his first line (to protect them) and matched the move by putting his fourth line out there. The puck dropped and a melee ensued. This video was made to encapsulate the event....
Last name on that list may be one of the best...Ricky Slade. Dynamite.
Glad I clicked on that Minny video featuring Shannon Brooks. That was some determined running...worthy of a highlight and some recognition.
Boykin reminds me of Braxton. What a run!
Looks like Rutgers is wearing our unis for next week. I'm disappointed with Nike.
Hoping our D has learned how to stop the run by then...
Great assessment. +1
Nice, I was Steeb Hall 98-99. 9th floor in one of the triples. To illustrate the state of the 9th floor mindset then, I was the only student still remaining in either of the triples (there were two) by the end of the year. Everyone else had failed out, left for drug or alcohol rehab, or had to go back to their hometown due to an unexpected surprise from their girlfriend (they were becoming a dad at 18). There were at least a half dozen others on the floor of 30-something guys who wouldn't return either. The focus during my freshman year was just on surviving and making it to my sophomore year.
Could not agree more! If you could survive there and make something of yourself at OSU then, I always felt like you could make it anywhere. No one handed you anything. It was yours to figure out how to get. And that's why I felt like OSU was good for me then--it truly showed me how the world works.
It has to be hard to believe when first stepping back on campus now. The student experience is completely different (much of it for the better) and the landscape and general facilities make it an entirely different OSU than the one most of us experienced.
Those dorms would be unrecognizable to any pre-2000 OSU alum. Time and change...
Good summation. The play calling certainly suggests it on offense.
Love it! That's a great stat, thanks for sharing.
Agree with your assessment, too. The turnovers have interrupted game flow, allowed the opponents off the ropes, and made us tentative at times. Fixing those and playing with a purpose / focus will go a long way to getting the offense back on track.
And just to add to those stats, they've given up 19 turnovers in the last 7 games if you include the playoffs. Despite the big victories in both of the playoff games, we turned the ball over a bunch there as well (6 times total? I know we had 4 in the NC game.). Has to change or it will come back to bite us.
Cray: Since you don't know Cbus that well, my suggestion would be to go to pick your restaurant based on the area of town you want to explore for the evening. Three highlights of Columbus (among others) would be Short North, German Village, and Easton. The first two areas are uniquely Columbus (and very original) while the latter was contrived but well done and now being replicated elsewhere. That said, each would be perfect areas for a three-day visit. You could visit Easton first since you'll be staying near there. Tons of great dining options from casual to fine dining and everything in between. On Wednesday night, I would visit German Village. Walk the brick streets and take in the unique area. Maybe have dinner at one place and walk to another for a nightcap or dessert. (Happy to make recommendations, I live there currently.). On Thursday night, I would visit Short North. Tons of great options there with lots of activity. Besides what some others listed, I would consider Forno or Brassica since they are new and still approachable (short wait times) and have good food that isn't overly expensive. All the other Short North recommendations were good also, so you can't go wrong there. Enjoy your time here. It's a great city worth exploring. One other recommendation: save yourself the hassle of driving/parking when going to the Short North and German Village. Grab an Uber for $10-15 and let them escort you around. It will make the night more enjoyable and you can have an extra drink or two at Curio or the Pint House.