Pass protection is a big problem. I think a lot of the wide receiver issues would disappear if KJ Hill was more involved in the game plan.
The defense has greatly improved under Meyer's tenure and I attribute that to coaching more than talent. But I don't buy the theory that 2016 OSU would crush the 2012 version. That team definitely gave up points but Brax and company could score at will when necessary. It is unfortunate that they had the post season ban that year. Who knows what could have been.
These guys have so much time to fill on air and what else is there to talk about? My interpretation is that the committee didn't even consider Penn St. over Ohio State. They did consider Penn St. of Washington. But at the end of the day they were still comparing a 2 loss conference champ to a 1 loss conference champ. The 2 losses knocked them out. Last years Ohio State team had a comparable season to this year but Michigan State was a 1 loss conference champ with a head to head (on the road) win vs. Ohio State. Totally different scenario. 2014 had a one loss conference champion on the outside looking in and it took at 59 point win by a one loss Ohio State team (also a conference champ) to get them to make that jump. Some people are making a huge deal about Ohio State being the first non-conference champ to make the playoffs and that they didn't even win their division. First, this is only year 3 of the playoffs. Second, they did tie for first place in the division. Third, Michigan St would have been the first 2 loss team to make the playoffs (again only the 3rd year). Personally, I think the Big Ten should use overall record first, before head to head to decide the tie breaker for division champ (most people do not share that opinion though).
I love JT. He is a winner, has a ton of class, a true Buckeye. But seriously, he is not even close to being ready for the NFL. I'm not sure he will be a year from now either. His accuracy is seriously lacking, he locks onto receivers, and hangs on to the ball too long. Then there are the knuckle balls we saw Saturday. I remember watching Big Ben play a game in college with 25 MPH winds and he was slinging the ball around the place like there was no wind at all. JT just does not have a NFL arm. And that is the difference between JT and Cardale, arm strength.
The only way JT leaves is if he graduates and transfers to Texas to play for Tom Herman next year.
I can't pick just one. I'd go with
3. Terrell - Imagine Pryor running the read option.
You hitting the eggnog already?
This is as of today. TTUN will lose to the Buckeyes. At that point it's a toss up between Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Louisville. Personally, I'm not buying Louisville and would go with a 2 loss conference champ over Louisville or a 1 loss Washington.
Conley struggled a bit in the Michigan State game a few years ago, but that was the only time he struggled. Annette has a ways to go.
I have to assume that Eric Smith isn't fully recovered or maybe lost some speed due to the injury. I share the frustration with Webb but oddly the coaches grade him out well in most games.
Joe looked great. But let's keep things in perspective, it was mop up time and Nebraska had quit playing. We've seen this kind of thing happen countless times before over the years. It's just not wise to assume this would have been how he would have performed had he started the game..
Funny how people have forgotten Braxton. Dude was amazing.
Did Lattimore play WR in high school? I could see him going both ways (think Chris Gamble). Not sure his hamstrings could take it though.
The Damon's are definitely struggling, although Webb typically grades out better than what I see. Where is Eric Smith? Is he still injured?
Agree. Now we just need to figure out a way to get a big lead late in a game. It's been awhile.
My bad. I missed the switch from Prince to Price when referring to last year.
His last home game against TTUN :)
Coming back next year is a no brainer. JT is a very good to elite college quarterback. However, I'm not so sure he will make it in the NFL. There are countless examples of outstanding college QB's who do not succeed in the NFL and I think JT is in that boat. But then again, there is Dak Prescott.
I thought the play calling was bad, until I re watched the game. The game was lost with poor blocking, missed assignments, poor route running, blown coverages, not calling timeout before FG attempt with clock running down, poor blocking and extra steps on punt, etc. etc. The thing is, there was an endless list of things that went wrong Saturday night, some of which have been going on all season. While I like that the players and coaches aren't giving up, I surely hope that there is a sense of urgency to fix the problems.
A guy who looks the part when he is on the field is Brandon Bowen. Not sure he would be the answer at right tackle though.
Uh, Prince didn't play last year. You might want to double check your facts there Grand Lake Celine. Chase Farris was the starting right tackle last year.
I don't think the Buckeyes win those playoff games in 2014 without the downfield passing game. Cardale had it going on for that 3 game stretch and Devin Smith caught everything, including some jump balls. I just don't envision that kind of magic happening with this group of receivers.
Had kind of forgotten about Gibson. I would say at this point that he would be the #1 receiver.
Paris Campbell cost Samuel a touchdown at the end of the first quarter. Ran the wrong route and cut off Samuel making it impossible for him to catch a ball that JT put where it should have been. Inexcusable.
Special team plays did lose the game, but why the game so close to begin with. PSU is a pretty average team. I'm not so sure I share your faith in the coaching staff. Some of the problems right now are X's and O's. Other teams are calling the offense basic. Guess what, it is. Maybe the players don't have enough football knowledge to grasp more complex concepts. The receivers were not where the ball was thrown quite a bit the last few games.
Those plays are not in the play book.