How many guys are left on this team - 9? Gonna have trouble beating Walsh University in the preseason warm up game. Geez
I went a couple of years ago and the ticket was $15 that went to central Ohio food banks. So I think that's an even better admission - provisioning $1.5 million to feed the hungry. Not sure what they did with the entry fee this year
i love it when facts trump expert opinions. The man put us in position to make the 2014 playoffs - and not one of you wanted the Buckeyes go to the Big Ten championship game without him. He was on fire. Now he's on his third QB coach and 3rd offensive coordinator in 4 years. It's no wonder there has been variation in performance.
Warriner was largely blamed for the offense's woes because of disconnected play calling and no tempo. But the offensive line stunk against Wisconsin, Penn State, UM, and Clemson. Now we hear this week about recruiting misses requiring younger linemen to play. Can't think of a better guy than Kevin Wilson to get us over all of this.
Oh really ? So March practices should dictate a starting QB over one year of performance putting the team in 2014 playoff contention, and then two years of pulling rabbits out of a hat to keep an offense afloat despite coaching deficiencies and shoddy offensive line play ? C'mon man, if you were making millions as coach, you'd ignore this all, and start a rookie ?
Sooo , the HC has come out and acknowledged what we all saw - the oline was weak with a freshman and redshirt Soph having to start. Gee, now I understand why that #16 guy was running for his life on most third down passing situations and why there was no time to throw long passes. What a revelation - I'm so glad he cleared that up.
My daughter was in a hospital in Cincy a couple of years ago, and my wife and I went to a new restaurant on the fringe of OTR. Scary ass place - makes Youngstown feel "homey". How do guys let Daughters go to UC being right there ?
thanks for the explanation - the 247 method makes good sense
A general question. I never understood how a guy could be the fourth ranked nationally at his position, and be a 4 star. Do you have to be the top ranked guy at your position to be a 5 star ? How does that work ?
What is the story with Nick Connor at LB ? He seemed like a lock after last year's spring game and then ... crickets.
More accomplished than the guy who he lost the position to ? I love the guy, but it just illustrates how the system has failed QBs since '14. Even #12 tweeted that it wasn't the QBs fault after Fiesta
Nutinpa - amen to that. And the charges should be compounded by 12 counts of malpractice from 2015. (1 for each guy drafted by the NFL as they wasted an entire season of NFL talent)
Wrong - ducks are easy to catch. Therefore, Jt must have been throwing too hard.
What did he do when those players were gone ? That's not the question - how about this question ?
What did Cardale do when those guys were here ? He got benched - oh but first he stayed in the game between the 20's but couldn't punch it in, in the red zone. Oh yeah, Barrett had to come in to score TDs.
Which leads to the real question : how did the offensive staff blow the best talent to enter an NFL draft in OSU history ? That included the QB who DID win a Big Ten Championship, who DID beat Bama, and who DID win a national championship.
You guys refuse to face the facts don't you ? Go ahead blame the QB
if these players don't give a shit, what were the other four who left after last season ? So now there have been what, 8 or 9 who don't give a shit ? In my world, the business managers who has hired this many busts gets busted.
I know the man isn't healthy, and I don't wish him any ill will, but why do commenters here have to separate the talent from the coach ? They are integrated.
I hate to say this - but I've come to the conclusion that we won't be able to decipher what's wrong with this team, the program, the arena etc.
maybe unc, duke, Kansas, UK will never have have perennially powerful football programs. Maybe Bama, Texas, OSU, FSU will never have perennially powerful basketball programs. Why does that have to be ? No idea, but it seems to be true
"jettison" is a great word btw, but last year four recruits left - so another mass exodus is more than just cleaning house. It will leave a truly bare cupboard. How will he get recruits next year ?
Great - you copy-pasted the box score. Now go watch the 2016 game film and watch the guy getting his ass kicked for 3 quarters because Taco Charlton was playing touch football rushing the QB - except he didn't count one thousand one - one thousand two - one thousand three. And despite that, JT still drove the team on his back for the game tying FG and two TDs in OT.
In general, once again I invite everyone to Theozone.net article "Buckeye breakdown: Creating Separation" which explains the issues with the offensive passing tree by design, and why JT has to tuck and run so often. Even with a crappy design, it would have helped if someone could get a play called in Rhythm - total joke as witnessed by 2015 with an NFL team that looked weak all 2015.
Absolutely. Don't forget how the offensive staff squandered Decker, Thomas, Marshall, Vannett and Elliott in 2015. (Spare me the "what do you want they were 12-1" commentary, because regardless, the offense was painful to watch for most of that season). 2016 was not going to be better. So I fully agree with your comment about the coaching playing a major role in how Barrett looked.
Cardale made some great plays against Wisconsin, Bama, and Oregon no doubt. But for most of the first half of the sugar bowl, it looked like it was just too much for him as we dug ourselves into a 21-6 hole. With JT, I don't think we are ever in that hole, and it was the run game that beat down Oregon. So I think we mow down that 2014 playoff gauntlet with Barrett.
we should connect for a game next fall. Where do you typically watch games if out of the house ?
I've gone to cool springs Embassy and Whiskey Rhythm Saloon in midtown. Embassy is just too far for me because I'm north in Hendersonville.
I have a screen shot of this play as my laptop screen saver - and I typically share my laptop on a larger tv screen in meetings with 20 or more people per day and they all get to see it. Most of them are from sec schools too !!!
My last name starts with T and I was never able to come remotely close to the the cursive capital T. So in 9th grade I quit and never looked back. Fuck cursive. I'm sorry, I had to say it.
A friend's step son somehow escaped the clutches of heroin after two residential rehab stints. We'll never know how some break out while others ultimately fall. We can only pray that our own kids can stay free of addiction. And we can watch who they are with until they can judge for themselves.
Well if they've forgotten about the '14 sugar bowl, why would they want revenge? The Bama fans I'm around, (and Nashville is only 3+ hours from Tuscaloosa - so there are many,) have a very healthy respect for OSU resulting from that game but also by how the talent is proving out at the next level. Of course they believe they will beat anyone put before them and they aren't truly worried about any opponent - 7 consecutive #1 recruiting classes will do that. But they DO know that the one thing that has given them fits has been mobile QBs.