What's telling about Burrell is that he had already lost 22 lbs on his own before he got here. And now he's working more off under Marotti - looking forward to the Before and After comparison pics like you have posted in past seasons since coach Mick arrived with UFM.
In the read option, Barrett makes the correct read at a very high percentage. In the playoffs, Cardale didn't need to make a decision because the option was hardly used. Braxton looks like he's making the right read because he makes up for so many mistakes with his speed.
jT's arm is not as strong - but it doesn't need to be because again, he makes the right read and receivers seem wide open. He hits the receiver at the right spot within the designed play.
Tough to argue with the phenomenal athletics of Braxton and Cardale's NC run, but I think JT is the best QB.
either should take this team to 12-0.
myvthoughts exactly. He couldn't have jacked 5 or 6 threes off is LeBron penetrations ? Would have been a welcomed addition if you ask me
Before this year we needed two QBs for two straight years in this system. This year we needed three. And for next season, two of those three , we haven't seen two of them in pads yet.
So Tristen, you ARE in the right place, and your work ethic WILL get you onto the field for the most prolific offense in college football. Which means there is a possibility that your name and the word "Heisman" , could be spoken in the same sentence.
prudence ? I live in Nashville, Alabama. I can't leave my house without seeing a script A on a rear windshield ( that's right, I didn't say bumper). That word is not understood or used around here.
Except for the NFL draft 1st round projections, I was merely siting facts anyway. in answering the question whether Va Tech has a chance in September.
we're talking about the team that "dismantled" Wisconsin (per Herbstreit), was unstoppable against Alabama, and destroyed Oregon despite 4 turnovers. They are arguably better with a starting RB at 100%, a defense and Oline in their second years, and a leading Heisman candidate at QB (whomever he may be). There are likely 4 first rounders for the NFL draft (Bosa, Elliott, Thomas, Decker), and probably the fastest team ever fielded in Ohio (Browns and Bengals included).
What at was your question again ?
Think about this ... The Cavs had the ball in their hands on the road,
for the final possession in regulation,
with the game tied,
and plenty of time to score -
it could easily be 2-0 and they could be returning home !
I'm not saying I'm sorry to see him go, but what a great experience it was, chanting "Mark May sucks" , at field level directly in front of Gameday's studio table after the Sugar Bowl !
without Lou Holtz to balance him, it would have been hell listening to him unchecked.
Just last night, I brought home a 52" Samsung 4K UHD TV , and the first thing my 28 yr old son and I watched was the Sugar Bowl Drive thru. Then we had to watch the NC game.
Do you think that other schools' fans have watched replays of championship games as often as we have ? (I went to the Sugar Bowl and have watched it at least 20 times since January..)
I disagree that there would be boos in the shoe when the inevitable crappy QB game occurs. I like to think that Buckeye fans are astute enough to know that the 3 QB situation will turn negative if used as a hook forcing the #1 to constantly look over his shoulder.
Incidentally, since Cardale is the least likely to run, (mainly because there seem to be a lot less read options called for him vs Braxton or JT), he is the the most exposed to the likelihood of multiple pick games. So we shouldn't be surprised if that were to happen in 12 regular season games.
Here's to the free and the brave !
And just two more holidays and we'll be defending our trophies ! (With a loaded offens AND a loaded defense - did I just say that ?)
Are we forgetting the content of the offense under Tressel/Bollman. Let's see . . . run/run/pass. And the runs weren't high risk / exposed ball runs.
Hell yes the reason is high risk/high reward under Meyer.
Just a note on repeating. All history on how hard it is to repeat will be changed starting this year. When you effectively played 3 playoff games and have 3/4 of your team returning , I'd say you have a better indication from the prior year. Better than, say FSU, who had returning starters and Heisman winner, but only established their title with one game. Their finish last year is not so surprising. I think OSU's preseason ranking is not a courtesy - I think we are the odds on fav based on these results and returners.
EW didn't say it, but the tone of it sounds like he is also excited about O line depth as well as skilled position depth. Am I reading too much into his comments.
May - Paq can be described as an uneventful event. Not a damn thing happened. I only paid because I was in Vegas last weekend and had a nostalgic need to connect with it. Crap ! What a waste. Never again.
I am with you DJ, I absolutely hate it when Buckeyes get drafted by the Clowns (and I am a Clevelenad fan). Most of my fellow Browns fans will be critical of this sentiment, but they are not letting the facts get in the way of their opinions.
SlumLord is damn right. But not buying the jerseys for $300 is about as realistic as not spending $200+ from the ticket hoarders for the Michigan State game in November.
And I'm afraid I will be guilty of that infraction myself. It has to be managed by the original seller.
We all feel that the TE is under utilized, but I would like to see a comparison of our TE production last year to the other top ten teams. Are we at the bottom ? Middle of the pack ?
I'll tell you that a lot of Bama fans were extremely worried about Ohio State WRs - no matter who the QB was. Because their Achilles heel all year was the deep pass.
hearing this here in Nashville leading up to the game, plus the fact that MSU pulled off the win against Baylor - that's when I believed we would win. I was in New Orleans, and you could see Saban pacing in the first quarter - he knew then. The first quarter showed that they not only were going to struggle against the pass, but the mobile QB was going to open things up, and Zeke already had about 80yds.
Jalin to WR makes total sense - he is fearless in the deep crossing pattern and always finds the open gap (see Sugar Bowl tape). The question in this offense is , which WR. Spencer's position ? Because I don't know if he has the top end speed to take Devin Smith's, and I assume Michaelt Thomas will continue in his role.
I'm afraid we're going to see a lot of guys parlaying exposure from the NC and probable playoff appearance this year to enter the draft (don't be superstitious guys - have you seen our schedule ?)
VB will be one of them as will Zeke and Bosa. That's the price of successful recruiting !
Our offense tends to lock in on one RB for the entire season. But we will enter the season in the top four - and have a very good chance to play 14 or even 15 games. After riding Zeke with spot duty from Samuels, that will be almost 30 games of heavy lifting. I hope Urban/Warriner are serious about distributing some backfield time. Samuels and Dunn/Ball should get most of the second half reps of games like Rutgers, Maryland, Indiana, Illinois and the four non conference laughers. Zeke will still get enough touches, TDs, and flashes of brilliance in the first half of games to compete for the Heisman.
DJ, like the quality of education and southern hospitality, the weather in Tennessee is way over rated. Dec-March are still winter - less inches of snow - but 37 degrees and rain ican be worse. Summer is worse than Florida since you don't even get the breeze. Admittedly there is usually an actual spring, but that's the only advantage.
No matter the weather, donning OSU NC gear at the grocery store is a blast !!! I get a lot of congrats from auburn and UT fans since they are the only two fan bases who eschew the "SEC Baby" mentality when it comes to Bama.
Hey Nashville, I'm tired of watching Buckeye games in bars filled with crimson. Let me know if you're interested in getting a group together for some Music City camraderie on game days , and we can exchange email addresses to make it happen
There was a pretty cool video of Nick Saban that was shown on 11W leading up to the Sugar Bowl - he was talking about giving second chances to kids. It sounded righteous. Was the subject player the same Jonathan Taylor ?