Campus police may have an armored personnel carrier, but the students have a secret weapon.
Let's have Barrett run for 300 and pass for 300 yards to seal the Heisman. He could get that in just 2 quarters of play if the coaches aren't too conservative.
JT runs much more like a big running back than a QB. Braxton makes you miss but would go down easier once contact was made. JT simply bounces off and keeps trucking, or runs right through arm tackles. It would have been interesting to see how much Braxton improved on his passing in the off season, but JT has proven himself to be an excellent QB. OSU's future is very bright, now that we have a full assortment of other offensive weapons and an improving defense.
Exactly, and all anyone can say is how Alabama has a loss, but is clearly the best team in the world right now. Or how an injury needs to be factored into this other team with a loss. Every excuse under the sun is being used to promote teams above us and while Ohio State has been playing at an amazing level since the 2nd week, all anyone can mention is VT.
Florida State should have at least 2 losses, except for their opponents' boneheaded coaches, who built up leads over FSU, then frittered it away by switching into prevent mode.
The reality this year is that no team has been a dominant force. Ohio State is playing as well as anyone and should be considered, but only after all of the game have been played and the dust has settled. There is still quality football to be played. You just can't cherry pick excuses to use on one team, while ignoring similar excuses for others.
I couldn't help but think I was watching some future Heisman winners, and yes, I meant that as in plural. The Buckeyes are the youngest team among the top-25 and still haven't come close to their full potential. It's staggering to think of how many Freshmen and Sophomores are contributing in big ways with loads more talent coming.
A few not-so-special plays on special teams kept MSU in it far longer than they should have been. This was a dominating performance.
JT does not run like a QB. He runs hard and with attitude, more like a RB.
He definitely throws a beautiful ball and only had a few bad passes. There were several dropsies again by the receivers, otherwise his stats would be even better.
I think you're more likely to be killed in a vending machine accident, if my statistics are correct.
To me, the biggest improvement is in the coaching staff having some trust in their players and not oversimplifying the offensive or defensive playbooks. Playing too hesitantly and being afraid to make mistakes works about as well as the prevent defense does.
This is a young team and the talent level is only going to get better with more of Urban's recruiting classes. The future is bright and a possible dynasty is unfolding before our very eyes.
Still surprised we haven't done better as a kick/punt receiving team, with the speed we have back there and against some supposedly weaker opponents. Have yet to take one to the house.
LOL. In that picture, I was playing Devil's advocate thinking Braxton could be a bike fan, but then I was like, what bike?
easy passes, or hard ones?
They announced the attendance as 102,000 for the rally. Coincidence? I think not!
This statue needs an extra leg, just like the Iwo Jima memorial...
Terrible if you liked Wags, though. Torg is too buffoonish for my tastes. Reminds me of Brady Hoke or Chris Farley in a breathless, ADHD sort of way.
I've got HD radio in my car and 102.5 isn't in HD, so it wasn't my first choice, although they were much less prone to repeating the same songs every 2 hours. Now 102.5 is my only choice.
Banksy would approve.
It's OK to charge $75 for ttun fans to buy Eleven Dubgate tickets. Just throw in 2 Cokes with the deal. They'll buy anything for 2 Cokes, apparently.
Gunner has some tall receivers who can catch. We have an athletic secondary who will have to make plays. But it's our receivers who will have to make catches in order for us to win the game. Barrett delivers a good ball. I think Thomas will have a big game.
When ttun starts playing like big boys again, then you can use capital letters...
...but it may be a while!
J.T. hits the receivers in stride. That's a welcome skill.
I didn't see a lot of power running up the middle. Most of them seemed to go to the outside. We've got some speed, though. Barrett throws a nice ball and hits his receivers in stride.
Just out of curiosity, what did East Carolina do to beat VT that we couldn't?!!
Last chance for the more senior starters to put up or shut up. If they don't produce against Kent State, then it's next man up and the young talent should get a chance to shine. They seem hungrier to me.
The moral of the story is this:
As badly as Ohio State played against VT, they still almost won. That speaks volumes about the potential of this team. They need to reach that potential. To do so, the coaches cannot make their game plans half-vast. Go full-vast this week and every week!
...and the dropped perfect passes, the shanked punt, the big returns, the missed blocks, the terrible play calling, the lack of any in-game adjustments, the wrong routes, the 7 sacks, the false start penalties, the block in the back, the late hit out of bounds, the interceptions, the fumble and the pass interference calls. Other than those mistakes, we were great and would have won the game!
Sorry, SocalBuck, it was a stinker of a game by our Buckeyes (and we still could have won). We deserved to lose that one to a team that played much better. Don't like it any, but that's the fact, Jack.
Better pass defense than last year. It still seemed like their secondary was more aggressive at the line of scrimmage than ours was. Our blitzes always seemed to be picked up and the ball or carrier went to where our players weren't. As has been said by the coaches, we got them in lots of third and long situations, which is great, but it appeared that we went into "prevent mode" and they converted due to softer coverage.
Dang it. Is it too much to ask for a complete game with a take-no-holds, hungry scheme on both offense and defense? That's what has been promised by the hiring of Meyer and his staff. We have yet to see it. Everything is "simplified" and scaled back.