Webb starting at safety is a scary thought to me. Hoping he has a fantastic offseason.
With at name like Cristobol, he's bound to know a thing or two about recruiting!
Ha! So true. We are all so tired of Tressel-ball at the end. What we saw vs Clemson is worse... Let's open it up and let athletes make plays!
It often feels like Barrett is afraid to make a mistake...
Certainly the O-line and receivers have issues, but perhaps Urban's philosophy of not throwing INT's above all else deserves more blame for JT's regression than it is getting.
I can sum up most of the previous games and most likely the future games for you: They play just well enough to lose a close game.
Enjoy your new-found free time!
Make me turn off the TV audio and flip on the radio broadcast?
If I'm prioritizing those 5, Prince is 1 and Webb is 1a. The other 3 can be worked around. A giant hole on the O line and another in coverage is very unsettling. If I'm Clemson's coaches, it isn't hard to figure out who to target.
It will probably mark the descent of the Meyer era at Ohio State.
Did I miss a memo? Don't say things like that!
I have been so concerned about Prince, I kinda forgot about Webb. Those are clearly our two most troubling positions.
As soon as I saw the announcement I immediately went to mgo to read the fallout. It was glorious.
I do recall some "better" performances, but then again we expect to dominate the mid/lower tier teams on talent alone. Alabama will be a tougher test than TTUN for Prince and that is a disturbing thought. In the mean time, would it be asking too much to roll the pocket instead of straight drop backs? Help the guy out a bit!
Yes, Decker got abused by Mack, but he seemed to find his footing by the time conference play started, or shortly there after. Prince has been a turnstile from beginning to end and shows little sign of coming into his own. I really feel for him because it can't be fun to be an obvious weak link on such a big stage. I hope this 5 weeks of practice pays off. If not, the next one or two teams we face will continue to exploit him and further monkey up the offense.
I hope we have a ton of bandwagon jumpers. That means we made the tourney!
Antonio is an obvious missing person on this list.
He was bailing out Webb's mistake
Damon Webb II is the best we have? He is involved in every negative pass play. And this isn't a new phenomenon.... he has to improve or good teams will exploit the he'll out of him/us.
PS please don't replace him with Arnette. ;)
Correct. The first 4 games of the season set our expectations to a very high level. It's hard a accept that isn't really who this team is.
Looks like another coaches show with no calls.
Responsible for blocking someone. Or at least providing some small impediment. It is probably more noticeable because of the high expectations and early success Prince seemed to be having.
Please watch his performance again. He was a literal turnstile. I agree he will improve.
Can you name the future first rounder who schooled Prince last week without looking back or using google? I can't. Think his number was 90 but no idea the guy's name. Not blaming yet holding people responsible is a fine line.
One stat from spun:
Ohio State RT Isaiah Prince allowed 14 QB pressures vs Penn State—the highest number we have recorded for an individual single player.
— CFB Film Room (@CFBFilmRoom) October 26, 2016
What ever happened to playing the best player at the position? Are we saying no one on the team could do punt return better than Dontre? I find that very sad if true.
Yes, that is how it seemed to me. Scary if that's true. He will likely be a fine player one day (Taylor Decker started a bit rough too), but poor JT is going to have no time at all until he figures something out.
Sounded like replacing Prince would be on the table for Urban if we had someone capable of doing so.
Would love to see the rest of the grades for the team.