I dislike them about as much as I dislike our chrome uniforms.
You're right. I hate how we scheduled FAMU and made people pay for that game, but the reality is that the problem with the schedule is our conference.
Remember when playing Illinois was a game against a top 15 team? Man it's been a long time! Ole Miss being ranked highly is the equivalent for the SEC. I don't have an issue with Ole Miss being ranked in the top 25, I have an issue with nearly all of the B1G teams sucking so much.
They would have to lose 2 games.
Assuming there are teams from the SEC, Big 12, ACC and PAC12 with 1 loss or less, we shouldn't get in. We lose to a mediocre VT team and play soft schedule.
We need to be better than Oregon. Mariota single handedly beat MSU. He made plays that should have been a sack into 1st downs. JT isn't going to do that which is fine, but the rest of the team needs to be better than Oregon or we'll lose to MSU.
Based on what?
Recruiting tight ends is going to be really tough considering we have 2 good ones with a combined 0 catches.
With respect to QB - We have no QB's at the level of those over the last 10 years, Braxton, TP, Troy Smith. So while the QBs may be good, we don't have our usual game breaker.
D-Line - While the D-line may be strong today, play it out 2 years, No Spence, Bennet, Miller, Bosa, Frazier, Marcus. I'd say we need to be on some D-Linemane. I hope Holmes, Schutt et al can play up but basically everyone who contributes today other than Schutt is gone after next season. That means we need to recruit now.
Per the post - However, the Buckeyes have been recruiting him as an athlete, and he's more likely to line up in the role of H-Back in Columbus.
I wish I were.
It's taken down presidents, it can definitely take down a DE.
Bingo! Quick passes, if you want to put 8 guys in the box I'll put in 5 wideouts and if I can't hit quick passes I lose. At least I had a better shot than 4 verticals.
If not 5 wide, TE's over the middle. You can rush or you can cover them, either way I like our chances.
These guys still have 2-3 more years to play (including this one). There's a lot left to happen. I see where you're going and I don't disagree, but I'm still holding out hope. Decker, Perry, Washington, Schutt and Elflien could end up being very good.
Can't do that, I've already put Curtis Grant at DE.
Who is NP?
I played in college, I was in the head coaches office 2 times, when I was being recruited and when I told him I was transferring. I was never in any trouble though, but I assume that earns a visit.
How many H-Backs do we need? I think we need some QB's, O-Lineman and D-Lineman at this point.
You're still young. What you will realize when you're older is that some of your friends who you think don't have a problem do. And then 15 - 20 years later they are a complete mess because of it. Being from a good family, money etc had no bearing on the problem. Some kids can do it casually, grow out of it and have a family, white collar job etc, some can't.
I'm 38 so I had never heard of it, but asked a colleage who graduated in 2010 ish from a Florida school and he said it was a big deal there too. Sounds like a nationwide thing.
Can you imagine a scenario where Spence didn't look him in the eye and tell him that?
He would probably touch the ball more, no sarcasm font needed.
Oh come on, stop being an adult about this.
You're assuming Braxton will play again. While I hope he does, there are many players who never came back from that injury.
What's ironic about this whole thing is that my worst memory as a Buckeye fan was when Urban spread OSU in the NC like a $2 Vegas call girl.
Devin Smith is open all the time.
Bug Evan Spencer is a great blocker.
OP - when I saw this the first time I shrugged it off, now I agree (Spence).
The first string should never come out. They need the work.
Have you seen our option this year? Pitching backwards 3 yards isn't exactly textbook.