This article makes the headline even more confusing...
Bravo, sir! BRAVO!
I think the best thing about this weekend is that all of the "big boys" will either be on a bye (FSU and ND) or playing earlier in the day. We don't have as much competition for TV time opposite us at 8PM EST. That should help to open some eyes around the country. The Ole Miss/LSU game is a 7:15 kick. Alabama/Tenn and SC/Auburn are both 7:30 kicks. That's only 3 other games as opposed to the normal 10-12 games that we're up against on the schedule.
Take care of business on National Nighttime TV...
Did anyone happen to catch this today?
If nothing else, it's interesting...
Tat-Gate seems to get less and less important...
Oops... Typing and thinking are hard... damn hard... Sorry...
Has anyone watched a SEC game this season? Texas A&M perhaps?
As much as we want the "old school" Silver Bullets, that's not where college football is going. Gone are the days of us being up 21-14 and playing the field position/stifling defense until the clock reads 0:00. This team is being built to play like an SEC team. We'll continue to give up big plays to good QB's, but we'll also continue to make big plays. We're playing a MUCH more aggressive defense this year than we were last year with MUCH younger players. Apple and Bell both got caught peeking in the backfield a couple times. Press coverage is going to allow big plays. That's just the way it is. Last time I checked, if we beat everyone else on the schedule by 22, we'll be doing pretty damn well.
This "Fire Fickell" thing is getting old.
With reference to the Dontre piece above, I just had a conversation with one of my co-workers regarding T. Gibson and the very real possibility of him playing for the Buckeyes. He and his HS are coming to town in a few weeks to play a local powerhouse and I think we are going to be attending (just to watch T.G.)
It brought on he and I having a conversation with regards to the amount of talent that we could possibly have in the coming years. I put it into a bit of perspective for him (he's a fairly level-headed Gator fan) and came up with this list of gentlemen who could very well be "toting the rock" for the Buckeyes next year and beyond (this is ridiculous:)
- Braxton Miller
- J.T. Barrett
- Cardale Jones
- Stephen Collier
- Torrance Gibson?
- Ezekiel Elliott
- Jalin Marshall
- Dontre Wilson
- Chris Samuels
- Warren Ball
- Bri'Onte Dunn
And those are just the RB/HB/QB's that I could come up with off the top of my head... I know there are others, but these are the first ones that came to mind. That is CRAZY.
Like someone said above... There is only one ball and a max of (apparently) 101 plays per game... The wealth of talent is wonderful for those of us that follow each and every year, but it has limited the number of touches each person can get. Everyone is going to have to be patient and make each touch count.
Dontre has electricity running through his veins for sure... I just wish, sometimes, he would SLOW DOWN and wait for the blocking to set up. I think his production would go WAY up if that were the case. I think EZE did a great job of that Saturday night and it helped. It was the first game that he has seemed to have the balance and vision that the great backs before him had.
Give them ALL the damn ball! It's going to be a fun few years, for sure!
Punt it. We're up by 30.
I'm with you. Just using correct grammar would be a start. When did texting become okay in everyday language and writing?
Then vs. Than
To, Too, Two
I think my favorite part of reading everything in this thread is the sheer amount of YOUNG talent we have all over... Look at the number of different names that have been mentioned in this thread! As long as the coaching staff can keep the egos in check (which is certainly what seems to be happening) there is going to be a TON of talent for a very long time. I like that we have the personnel to move players around and get many of them on the field at the same time.
The last few years have been great to watch, but I think we've all been waiting to get playmakers in EVERY skill position on the field. I feel like we're very close to seeing that day.
This is an EXCELLENT article. I agree wholeheartedly with your ideas being a start to get this conference back on track. I just wish someone would listen.
Look, we can dissect this team's identity all we want... I'm just glad we're dissecting a WIN on this lovely Monday... MUCH better than the gloom and doom posts I was reading last Monday, so thanks for that!
Have a great week all! NO MORE BAD NEWS this week is the goal!
In order to be a coordinator, he'd have to find a headset.
I really enjoy scUM fans being humbled by their own coach's inability to do... well... anything correctly.
Why is Jack White's (and the guy's behind him, for that matter) head so much larger than that guy in the bottom left??? That's creepy...
Wilson - 86
My only hope for tomorrow is that it's close enough that Hoke has to actually put the headphones on...
Whether you like FSU or not... That's a great way to present those helmets...
What a great write-up! Thanks for this... I don't see good stuff like this down here in Ess Eee See country...
Ditto to this. I don't remember a year when I was so UNSURE about the first game of the season. Granted, we usually open with an opponent at home, which helps, but also with one that is fairly "pedestrian." I will be in knots until the end of the first quarter tomorrow... Once I see them in action for the first time since the Orange Bowl, I'll feel better. I've also gotten so used to having Brax out there that this is the first time in ??? years that we know NOTHING of the starting QB... Should be FUN!
I'm certainly not a Broncos fan, but I like to keep track of our guys in the league.
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