In the last several years, our smarmy northern competitors have grabbed their share of blue chippers from the Toledo area. Let's not lose that NW Ohio talent!!
No Worries, Tommy is working on his mechanics in preparations for his 2017 season at Nebraska!
Even a proven DC won't have very good results without the players. It's time for Truck Stop Jimmah's hand picked front office and coaching staff to show their ability to judge talent.
Very good points, Hovenaut....JT is a baller and his best chance to play, win and improve his craft is by playing another year at OSU. He has a choice; be the top dog at a major college program or move up to the next level, where his future is questionable. It's a no brainer, even if the guys behind him on the depth chart have all the talents to lead the Buckeye's offense.
Hard to believe that he was only charged with a misdemeanor. No doubt the judge and prosecutor were Sooner fans.
Wait, What??? Second team All Big Ten qualifies your for second team All American?
As a lifelong Clevelander, I am usually proud and defensive of people from our area as they gain national prominence. Not so with Desmond. His constant chuckling makes him the jester of the Game Day show. Does he live in Ann Arbor or Green Bay now? Those are the only places where people would tell him how good he was.
Maybe he's nominated because he can do a hands-free flip in full pads!!
Aww, F him anyway. On New Year's day, the Seminoles will have many players on the field with better ability than this guy.
Likely a nod to him as a 23 year old fifth year senior more so than his abilities. We are going to have to find some new skunk weasels to make fun of!! It was a real joy to watch this clown fuck up his assignments!
Good point. Lattimore could have used the help because Darboh put a very good move on him at the line of scrimmage. Still, Lattimore made a great recovery and was inches from breaking up the pass.
During his #1 Penn State tantrum, the game announcers actually defended this creep and acted as if his actions were justifiable, stating that "His players love him because he's so passionate for them".
I saw him come off on third downs but I never could determine who subbed in for him. Oh well, it worked well for everyone except the scUM offense!
This award is huge considering he was facing the middle of the scUM Oline, led by All Big 10 honorable mention guard K. Kalis!!
The Big Ten Referees worry me in this game.
Hopefully they will assign a crew that's worthy (if that is possible) of the game of the year and not a crew that tries to take the spotlight away from the players by calling a tight game. IMO the Big Ten crews are baffled by the speed and athleticism of today's players and they make far too many errors on big plays. Hate to see a controversial call play into the final score. Let 'em play.
Iowa was very successful in running the ball straight at the UM D line. Once you get past their line they're in trouble as their middle backer, Gedeon is mediocre as a one-on-one tackler.
Man, how I want all of those Ohio kids who chose to play for UM to come out of the locker room grim-faced and in tears to their families after Saturday's contest.
OK. Scott may have chosen MSU but he's from OHIO.
Against scUM, LJ Scott was very effective in the MSU run game. I believe it's key that the Buckeye's D limit his yards on Saturday. He'll carry an especially big chip of Ohio pride on his shoulder for this game.
Big trees fall hard!
And by the way, who names their kid "Wilton"?
Goddamn, I'd love to be on a team with Larry Johnson on the coaching staff!!
It seems that we complete a lot of third down passes where the receiver runs a pattern that is 3-5 yards short of the first down line. Do the coaches expect a lot of yards after the catch? At this point in the season, it should be assumed that the offense knows what is required to complete a first down and that the receivers and QB will run patterns of sufficient yardage. I would hope that the co-offensive coordinators are coaching our receivers to know how deep to run and are calling the right plays to achieve a first down.
OR, is our QB not getting enough time to throw the deeper passes required for first down yardage??? Very frustrating!
DJ, You're on your game today! Great prose in your opening paragraphs.
If the Buckeyes are as tuned in as you are this Saturday, it will be awesome!
I never miss a Skully and I love the "Wire" clips you include from time to time!
I watched Wisky vs. scUM and for most of the game, I thought I was watching a 1960's classic big 10 slug fest. If Wisky had gone to Ann Arbor with the same game plan they used against the Buckeyes, they might have been victorious in that game. During their bye week, the Wisky staff modernized that offense and it was totally different than what they showed in Ann Arbor. Also, the Wisky QB played much better against the Buckeyes than what he showed at scUM.
Of course, they also are a different team at Camp Randall.
I wonder how those two blue chip offensive tackles from OHIO feel about choosing ND over OSU now? Actually, they're full of the Domer Kool Aid, so they probably can't see anything but Navy and Gold.
ND may benefit from the new rule that allows five win teams to get a bowl invite, IF they can get to five wins in 2016.
Word out of Ann Arbor is that the athletic dept. has already appealed to the NCAA for a waiver to allow Pepper's single digit number to be eligible for offensive line play AND he already is a finalist for the Butkus Award.
(excuse the lack of the accent mark on the "E")