Angry, you are absolutely right. How much rocket science did it take to figure out that they might benefit from meeting in the same room? That's asinine.
5 years ago we had a mediocre line. T Pryor overshadowed the gaps left by a slower, less conditioned group in anunimaginative offensive gameplan. Now we have three advantages over that period. 1. Warriner has proven that he can quickly form an inexperienced group. 2. The offensive scheme takes advantages of numerical mismatches. And 3. The overall team speed enables success plays with Olinemen having to hold blocks for a shorter time. We're goid
Larry Johnson's hockey rotation mentality will keep fast and energized DE's in the game on a hot humid August afternoon in Baltimore. They may be scored on early , but that size and speed will contain the triple option in the second half.
Ytownbuck. You really don't understand why Michigan should be good ? Let me ask you this, why do you think that Ford , GM and Chrysler quality has improved so dramatically over the past 30 years ? I'll answer for ya, Toyota kicked their ass within one inch of extinction and they will never go back to their cheap ways of the 70's. if OSU plays a top 20 MSU and Penn State , then tops it off with a win over a top 10 M, we are not only in the play off, but actually ready for it. Clemson may not have been better than OSU , but they knew how to finish a tight game against tougb competition. We clearly did not.
Tressesvest I think Chad Lindsay is the center who came from Alabama. It's one of those situations where a guy graduates with eligibility, like Russell Wilson.
Amazing that he had such a work ethic and academic dedication coming from a home he constantly escaped from - a tribute to his mom and coaches it sounds like.
I wonder if his TV contract enables him to be a mentor to kids at his alma mater. Guys with a similar background could see how he beat the odds.
Guys, go back and read the first line of the article. It says Lorain police told 11W that heroin was NOT one of the charges.
Guys, my family was away so I watched the UM , Wisconsin and MSU games on BTW last month. Our D wasn't bad - it was non-existent. There were two first rounders and one of the best collections of OSU D line talent I can remember. It wasn't the players. An overhaul in coaching and strategy is needed. Are you all hearing that Chris Ash can bring that?
Hey Kyle, probably a spellcheck "correction", but both Urban and Tress hail from Northeast Ohio, not Northwest. Tress was born in Mentor, (incidetally, his dad Lee coached Baldwin Wallace from '52-'80). Urban was born and raised in Ashtabula.
Hey I survived Coop, if you're going to have to sell Va Tech, it might as well be to an avid Buckeye Brother. Send 'em this way my man if you can't go !
Gentlemen, going to show my age here. 2 questions :
1. What does "gif" mean ?
2. How can these players be on Rivals top 100 , (Hilliard being #2 LB in all the land), and still not be listed as 5 stars on their site ?
I went to Ohio Wesleyan with Jeff Long. He was the QB and I was his WR. We invented the back shouldr fade in 1979 because I was too slow and he was too weak to beat guys deep. A very good man whose MO is education and integrity. He's just leading a cheer here. I guarantee you he will not enable SECism.
Jax, I did not know Heuerman had more yards, but be honest with yourself. Is it myth or fact when the coaching staff commits every year to utilizing the TE more ?
Citrus you are right on. If I had a son who was a top rated TE, why would I encourage him to come to OSU to be the #3 Tackle in this offense and have 3 balls thrown to him per game ? He would absolutely be looking at TTUN, USC, ND, and Oklahoma.
Slow news day. So where are you guys finding tickets ? $110 big game variable price (like Va Tech and UM) is jacking street price up .
It doesn't bother me that Shazier's speed is being used to guard a top WR in the NFL as an opponent of the Browns. It bothers me that his OSU coaches couldn't figure out how to use that same speed to stop a damn WR screen for two entire seasons.
It doesn't bother me that Shazier's speed to guard a top WR in the NFL as an opponent of the Browns. It bothers me that his OSU coaches couldn't figure out how to use that same speed to stop a damn WR screen for two entire seasons.
I loved his rebuttal when he was criticized by Kirk SEC Herbstreit. "I beat Michigan 3 times. How many did he win - none ?"
Love watching TP. I vividly remember his play in bowl games against Arkansas and Oregon. Let him welcomed back in the shoe !
Beijing you are right on - "if you have the players". Guys, let's not be fooled. The cupboard was EMPTY when UFM got here. (Of course Simon, Hankins, Shazier, Miller, Roby, Hyde - but from a NC level standpoint - that's it)
I'm not disparaging JT recruiting, but Tattgate took it's toll. Now we have 4 stars 2 deep at virtually every position (save OL - but you don't need them there since you have a 5* OL coach). Meyer may miss on 2 of Marshal, Dixon , Samuel, Wilson, Brown, McLaurin, Greene, Clark, but that still leaves 5 who run 4.4 or faster !
I'm from Canton. Se'Von Pittman is definitely from canton Mckinley where he and Steve Miller were bookend DEs.
Momentum ? Juice ? How about when the dominantly red clad crowd was in a frenzy after OSU scored 24 unanswered points,and appeared to be on their way to a BIG championship and national championship game ? D promptly gave up a score on MSU's next possession.
I'm sure Chris Ash has scene the story of last season, and will re-design the defense to utilize the talent.
if Brian Hoyer can go 3-0 , certainly Manziel can run around and go 8-8. Plus, he actually has 2 RBs, and a pretty highly drafted O line. All he needs is Jimmy Graham and we're talking wild card. He doesn't have to be Peyton Manning, just not Branden Weeden / Brady Quinn. Then next year he gets two #1's again !
I agree with Buckrock. It's not doom and gloom , but as I have been saying on this post for months, these will be Herman and Meyer's championships to lose this year. Not the players. I live in Nashville (obviously) which is the heart of Alabama and SEC country. You can't fade like we did, and not see an effect. Herman cannot freeze again in 4th qtrs (Wisconsin, MSU) because when you need to open it up , you can't just turn it on (Clemson)
Now this article makes sense to me. I am perplexed by so many who hang the past imbalance on the shoulders of #5. I think it rests squarely on Coach Herman, and you accurately listed all the reasons why he called what he did last year. #5 will be a Heisman favorite from the get go, and the balance will be planned as a multi-weapon stategy while the o line gets up to speed.