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BuckeyeQ6


Columbus, OH (via Gahanna, OH)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Will Allen's interception against _ichigan to cap a perfect season and go to the national championship game. The sack against Miami to win it is a close second, but the interception was in The Game, it was win or lose (no tie) on that play, and the receiver was open before Will Allen jumped in front of him. Devastation to elation in a split second.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Braxton Miller
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jared Sullinger
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: ZZZzzz...
  • SOCCER TEAM: U.S. National Team / Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 09 Dec 2014

Agreed.  I don't think Urban will have any problem motivating our team to work hard in practice--even after the demolition in the B1GCG.

If we play well, I like our chances against Alabama.  They didn't overwhelm the competition in the SEC West.  Our offense occasionally got bogged down against good defenses or when we were heavily favored (Penn St., Minnesota, Indiana), but the best defenses couldn't stop us in the biggest games, when we were underdogs in both (MSU, Wisconsin).  That bodes well for what we can do when we get up for big games.  I don't think we'll be favored again this year.

Comment 04 Dec 2014

We've got nothing to lose with our 3rd string QB in.  Let 'em rip and lets see what he's got!

I somewhat disagree.  We will have the pressure of not letting a 3rd straight successful season end on a bad note.  No bowl in 2012.  No B1G championship or BCS bowl win in 2013.  We certainly have excuses if we lose, but we need a B1G championship and a playoff invite or bowl win to close out the season well.

Comment 04 Dec 2014

Unfortunately, history tells me that were going to see the Penn State plan of managing the game for the QB instead of letting him play.

You may be right.  We'll see.  But remember that Penn St. was bad offensively and struggled all night so the coaches probably thought the defense could shut them down for the win.  Against MSU, however, the coaches knew MSU could score so the offense stayed aggressive and continued to try to score.  I think the coaches will not be satisfied with a small lead and go conservative in this game because they know Wisconsin can score.

On top of this, this will be a "neutral" site (with more Buckeye fans hopefully because we knew we were in the game sooner) instead of a big road night game and the coaches know a convincing win will help with the committee.  I would guess the coaches will know what is happening or happened in other games and will know if they need style points.  On the flip side, this is Cardale's first start so they may be tempted to play conservative to hold a lead.

Comment 10 Nov 2014

This is exactly what Urban Meyer has to say now given his precarious situation.  He cannot say Braxton is our starter without alienating Barrett and undermining his accomplishments.  He cannot say Barrett is our starter without undermining Braxton's past accomplishments and risking that he won't come back.  It has to be a competition to be fair to both guys.

I feel terrible for whoever loses the job if Braxton comes back.  Braxton losing out his senior year would be an awful way to go, and Barrett losing out would be an unfortunate sabbatical and hindrance to his development.  Both deserve to be the starter, but only one can.  Braxton should not be a skill guy because (a) it's insulting after all he's done, and (b) he is too fragile to risk it.  If he is going to do that, take a pay day and try that out in the NFL.

Comment 07 Nov 2014

Haha, sorry!  I decided to go with the smaller of the only 2 numbers available in the 350-450 yard range.

Comment 06 Nov 2014

Wow, I'm impressed Space Coyote!  In my extremely layman opinion, I worry a bit about our offense's tendency to work down the field with 5-7 yard plays.  Against bad defenses, this usually works, but against better defenses one or two good stops can get the drive off track and cause it to stall.  Michigan State seems more vulnerable to the big play but can shut down short plays fairly well.  How do you see that aspect playing out?

On the flip side, it seems that Michigan State's offense is somewhat reliant on big plays and we are doing fairly well in stopping them since the Cincinnati game.  So I think that will be in our favor.

How do you see this game going?  Are you confident that one team is better than the other or the matchup favors one team over the other?

Comment 06 Nov 2014

I don't understand the down votes here.  It is a legitimate comment.  Urban does not always back up his comments on the field, and he has been known to play cautious in big games with a lead, starting last year against Wisconsin.

I do think he will take a slightly different strategy if we have a lead against Michigan State.  Penn State was not moving the ball at all until the end so Urban trusted in the defense.  Against MSU, he knows they can score.

Comment 06 Nov 2014

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That's sad 11W isn't offering these anymore.  I definitely wanted some but I've been putting it off!  Start selling them at Conrads

Comment 02 Oct 2014

I agree I liked Common Man and the Torg back in the day and I'd be happy if it came back.  Torg provided the necessary humor to keep the show from being too negative.  I can't listen to the show anymore because  80% of the show is complaining about something and when they're not complaining they are having stupid debates about things like "what is the most important position in sports" rather than talking much about actual current teams/games.  At least that's how it was when I stopped listening a year or two ago.  Now I just listen to Bishop & Rothman and Buckeye Extra (Carpenter and Hall) because they actually talk about the Buckeyes and the NFL.

Comment 29 Sep 2014

I completely agree.  Those huge plays look really bad, but if you take those away you can tell the defense didn't give up much else.  Based on our offensive skill, I would much rather have a defense that stops the opposing team most of the time and gives up a handful of big plays.  (Obviously I'd rather stop both, but if I had to choose)

Our offense is efficient and can wear defenses down with the run.  We are going to move the ball and score most of the time.  If opposing offenses can't move the ball on us but have to rely on big plays, they won't win because their defense will be exhausted.  So I'd much rather play a risky defense that shuts down many drives than the type of bend-but-don't-break defense that allows teams like Iowa last year to drain the clock with long drives and limit our possessions.

So, after some time for reflection, I'm encouraged by our defensive effort even though it's much different than we were used to with Tressel.  Our defense compliments our offense.