Possibly the best thing that could have happened to this team. The strides they made after this game were enormous, and I guarantee the lessons learned from this game played a huge part.
Kid was a beast yesterday. If you had told me he was 6'4" while watching the game yesterday, I would have laughed at you.
I agree completely with this assessment. That's just going off pure emotion. When they beat Bama I was bouncing off the walls. When they beat Oregon it was just pure joy.
but in all seriousness probably TTUN
OTHER: Round 1 of the playoff will be tough, but the National Championship will be a slobber-knocker.
Yikes. He had 33 points and we won by 2? It's also the way he plays. Russell looks to facilitate the rest of the team but a lot of the time it looks like every is standing around. I just don't get how a freshman, no matter his talent level, can have a better understanding of what's supposed to happen than the guys who've been in the program 2,3,4 years.
After the VT game I thought this might be the worst line in tOSU history. I even wrote that. After that game, and over the course of the season they turned into one of the best in Buckeye history. Amazing transformation from an amazing group of individuals.
I'm not an NFL talent evaluator. However, seeing as Braxton has had two major shoulder injuries in just as many years, plus his speed and affinity for making making people miss (maybe the best I've ever seen) it makes way more sense to use him as a playmaker. Whether that means H-Back, slot, RB or WR, if he wants the best future for himself he'll make the switch.
There's a lot of talent on this team, but when they play good teams they look lost. It's almost hard to watch because Thad is such a "team" guy, and you know it must be driving him crazy the way they are playing against better competition.
I'm going to bring 1000 items for autographs.
It's amazing to see someone who has reached the pinnacle of their craft multiple times be able to always make the adjustments needed in their life. A lot of successful people are stuck in their ways because what they have done and how they behaved has worked for them. It's a true testament to Urban's ability to adjust to his demands from all angles.
I have never been more excited about Ohio State's stable of RBs. Zeke is the clear cut feature back and is the total package, but then you have Samuel with blazing speed and agility, and then Dunn who given another year of maturity and time with Mickey will be a nice 3rd down option, and then play makers everywhere at H-Back and WR, and then a monster defense to get the ball back quickly, and QBs to distribute, and...this run-on sentence has been brought to you by Ohio State depth. O-H!!!
So 'Bama it hurts. Forget logical constructs, forget reasoning, and forget sanity. Love this guy!
Ohio State recruits extremely well, and I love the team the Buckeyes have, and are going to have over the next several years. That being said, I think when Ohio State loses a tight recruiting battle a lot of the time it comes down to the quality of the conference. That's a recruiting tool they don't have right now, and when the B1G turns around (hopefully) look out because Ohio State will get almost everyone they go after.
Lived on 9th and High, and that was my backyard. Truly interesting stuff happening there.
Whoops, definitely didn't know that. Now I feel like a dick. My apologies, I was a little emotional while writing that.
Absolutely terrible. There are no excuses for anyone involved for Ohio State. That loss set them back so far, it's hard to even compare to anything we've had in recent history.
Offensive line: F- (as far as I'm concerned Billy Price should have quit some time between last night and this morning) Running backs: incomplete (gotta touch the ball) Wide Receivers: D JT: C- (no time, no protection) D-Line: A Linebackers: C+ D-backs: C- (only because they had a couple turnovers).
I don't know if anyone told Urban, but on the college football landscape, you do not lose at home, at night, to any unranked team, especially at Ohio State. Do that again, and you're probably gonna be on the hot seat. This isn't Michigan. What makes this even worse is how much talent Ohio State has recruited. To me, this is a case of getting 100% outcoached, by a guy who has permanent stroke face. Future not looking bright for the Buckeyes.
Samuel - 143
I normally don't like alt unis, but it looks like these were really well thought out, and are extremely sharp. Best alternate uniforms OSU has had, IMHO.
I understand what you're saying completely and agree with you. However, there was talk of him leaving this year, and had he done that, they would be in the exact same position. I think we as fans just have to trust the system, and believe in what we have rather than worry about what we had.
So just wondering, has everyone forgotten how much talent we actually have? Urban is building a damn good football program. Just because Braxton goes down doesn't mean the other guys won't step up.
All I can say is there are a ton of positives to take away from this situation. First of all, different coach, different team, and different style will make this year different from all those of the past when we had a freshman QB. We have a ton of potential play makers sitting there chomping at the bit to get the ball in their hands. We have speed everywhere, and we have a defense that should be vastly improved with Ash and Johnson coming in. JT is young, but should Braxton have left he more than likely would have been the guy this year anyway. It's time to see what he's got! I refuse to accept this attitude that the season is a lost cause. We are going to score a lot of points and win a lot of games. Also, remember this is Urban's guy. He brought him to OSU for a reason, and it wasn't to sit on the bench. Have some faith people! I'm excited for this year, and you should be too.
Better than a Ray Small hope. I'm sorry that was terrible, but I had to do it.