yes, but they have National Championships in there!
No One ever truly wants to admit it but loosing to Clemson (who got demolished by FSU) and to not be the best team in the BIG 10. These are what the competition is telling the RECRUITS, you want to play in a weaker conference for a team that is not even the best in that weaker conference! This is what Saban and others are using, along with the decommits of a 5 star LB from TX. Recruits (18 yr old) kids eat this stuff up! Sad but true. Only one thing matters; WIN WIN WIN, and you will get the Creme of the Crop!
His corners in the pics above, playing 10-12 yards off the reicever. You would think they had 2 Terrell Owens on the field by the looks of
Has anyone noticed in the pictures above!!
His Cornerbacks are playing 10 yards off the receiver's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Enough Said......same tune.............different name!
I am selling this hire, my opinion!
The problems I forsee: Young growing men being put through grueling exercise routines. Remember every person's body respondes differently to that type of fitness instruction, some take longer to heal, some may not be use to it, many are overloaded. Add to the mix cold Ohio winters which creates, tighter less elasitc tendons and cartliage. Need to take it slower with these young guys , especially early in the year (winter).
My two cents, probably all it's worth!
1) Braxton is a great runner, exceptional !!!!
2) Braxton has targets named: Huerman, D. Smith, E. Spencer, M. Thomas, Dontre Wilson, J. Clark, Jeff Greene, J. Dixon, C. Smauel, Eze Elliot, need I say more. He is surrounded by talent on all sides and facets of the game.
3) If we simply use him in the: Run/ Run option/ Short Passing game we win all games including the Natty!!!
It really is about throwing underneath stuff to these electric backs and receivers. I mean come on man, who in the nation can keep up at Linebacker with Huerman, Dontre, Samuel, Clark, Thomas, EZEK running around ???? Answer: no one.
Enough said: Develop the same passing program of one Russell Wilson or similar QB. Short underneath routes exploiting easy mismatches in coverage with our faster, and sometime taller receivers. 5 to 10 yard pass plays should kill defenses and should allow Braxton to complete well over 70%. It will force defense to bring defenses backs forward and play downhill on our receivers that is when you burn them with a 25 yard pass over their heads with 1 of our speedsters. It opens up the running game as well. It creates all sorts of holes and openings and we have all those tools right now!
"Did Kent State have a better coach (just hired by Georgia) than Ohio State? If so, why don’t we have him? (Let me emphasize I don’t think we have enough information to judge Coach Beals yet."
I played ball with Greg Beals at Kent state, I will say this , there isn't a better coach for the job, to take Ohio State to the next level. He was a great player, great professional, and has a gift for getting guys motivated when other coaches could not. Give him some time and he will bring this program into the National Spotlight, guaranteed.
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Could have been and should have been:
Donte Booker Rakewon Mitchell
Mitchell and Raekwon at linebacker would have been the best LB group in all of College football period! This goes beyond a huge
This loss, is the biggest loss I believe in tOSU history!
I wish the Mitchell family well, and this is good for Mike to be closer to his father.
...Now, to handle the talk of some players that were disenhcanted do to lack of playing time this year. Mitchell, Bell, Apple, just to name a few, that had been told early that we "do not red shirt our key freshman" The coaching staff needs to tone it down in regards to playing time and how much you will receive if you enroll early. When I was being recruited the coaches would tell me, it is possible with your blue chip cailber of player to earn playing time your freshman year, but it is also possible you may be red shirted and not play much, if any. They kept it straight forward and I liked that as a kid, had they sold me on a lie, I would have been hurt emotionally and may have transferred. Let's remember these are kids and we need to treat them with respect and dignity on all levels. I believe Vrabel was a huge impact on getting Mitchell here anyway, that is what I have always heard. Now he will be back in Texas with Vrabel.
Best wishes Mike.
@ colerain 2004:
I agree with you. We had no depth and a very limited amount of talent and quality play from LB last year. As a five star stud to find yourself red-shirted, and then to hear this season the other LB's that were recruited plus McMillian you have to wonder what he may or may not have been thinking. He should have played in the first 3 games of the season, and I do not remember him having a serious injury , something that took a couple weeks to heal, should definetly have seen the playing filed a bit more... Also, who is the LB coach....hmmmm?? Most recruits that transfer, will do so for a combination of reason's. Maybe he was promised something that didn't pan out here...it is possible, Maybe he ends up in Texas with Charlie? Crazier things have happened.
To me Vrable and Mitchell are huge losses. My opinion! Best wishes to the Mitchell Family.
If you go back and watch the first few games of last year, We were passing the ball all over the place, playing explosive football. It was about the play calling and getting the ball into as many different people as possible. It worked extremely well.
The only other time during the season that we used this type of Offensive strategy was the Penn State night game! Go watch it, it was amazing how we came out throwing the football and spreading the ball around, this is a much watch game!
The defensive strategy in this game was to knock Penn State's QB out of rythmn, must watch this game, this should be a blueprint going forward for offensive and defensive play calling.
Players have to be coached and practice this way in order to play this good during game time! Hat's off to the coach's they have the right mindset and have coached up the players to their ball hawking scheme.
Had Tebow played this badly people would have said , see he is horrible....
2 INT, a pick 6, a fumble. just garbage!? Oh it was Payton manning, he will be ok. right,,,, he is not Tebow and never will be, yes
I said it first, Tebow brings pure Athleticism , speed, awareness, and guts to the game. Payton has none of the formentioned, but he is a good pocket passer , and that is it.
Tebow beat the Pittsburg Steelers in a Playoff game, passing for over 300 yards, 2 TD and rushing for 90 yards.
Yeah that Tebow....seems like your fact's are all wrong!!!
Tebow would have given the broncos at least a chance in this game. Payton looked Scared, Pathetic, and unable to move his feet.
Eat that Elway !!!
This question is for Hovenaut:
Do you believe that a healthy Tebow plays better against Seattle than what we saw from Payton last night?
Let's leave Politics, PC correctness, and religion out of this.
Just asking a fair question. Hope you get this, would like to hear your opinion.
I have some friends in Denver, lot's of people saying that a mobile Tebow does better in this game than a rusty ole' pocket passer that can't move out of the pocket to save his life!
Tebow would have protected the ball much better, and being able to run from the pocket force the DB's to come up from their coverage to tackle him , would only open up the passing game.
We saw this when he put 316 yards on a very good group of Pittsburgh DB's; and most people are saying that in this situation last night agaisnt the Seahawks; Tebow would have thrived.
My opinion: I agree 100%
Politics is everywhere...
In some ways I believe Fickell is being protected, no one wants to speak about his input for each game, weather or not he calls plays, is he creating the defensive schemes we are seeing week in and week out, was it his defensive game plan against Sparty and Clemson??
I believe if the answer to the above questions was YES, then he needs to be fired!
However, gene smith, urban and others refuse to comment on his EXACT role, rather they say he is the CO- defensive coordinator and they leave it at that, no one's really knows, but I fear he is the reason for the horrible defensive sachems and play calling. When he was the interim head coach, we lost 6 or 7 games that year...do you remember the defensive game plans? They look the same as they do now, only difference is now we have Urban style offenses generating huge points every game!
He need's to go! I love him as a player, and recruiter, but those things do not WIN; nor do they create winning defenses!!!
I agree , he should never have started coaching on the BIG stage right away, unless it was some special teams gig, he is holding onto his dream job and it definitely shows.
He is paid an enormous amount of money to WIN and to coach the DEFENSE!! Well 3 seasons later and I have to admit the worst defense I have ever seen in my life... I have seen better defensive schemes and play calling at the High School level.
He must go after this year! If the defensive backs improve dramatically will fickell receive the credit??
I believe he should only receive credit, where credit is do.
If he is calling the Defensive game plan and doing the play calling and our defense improves then I would say he deserves credit. Not until then.
absolutely correct! that is why I do not want Coombs around the DB or safeties; leave it to just Ash; no need to confuse these young talented players with two different coaching philosophies.
Tebow resemblance... a little bit, need's to bulk up a little and he will....???
Nice intelligent choices on the option; and he throws a decent /accurate ball.
I saw the same as I watched, looks a whole lot like the spread and they even run the READ option off of it, he does a nice job reading the defense and either pitching the ball or keeping it and heading up field for 8-10 yards, Look's very skilled and intelligent.