Exactly. They were used as blockers even when they were split out. How about actually throwing the ball to them. If they aren't catching balls and only blocking they are basically FB's or an extra OT. And if the OLine is playing so bad why not run a few bootlegs to get JT out of the pocket and give him a chance to hit the slot guy or a TE. You can make all the excuses you want but the TE position has been under used since the beginning of the Tressel years.
Agree. That's why A&M might be more attractive to a WR but not so much for RB's since they don't get many carries.
I guess we will see if that theory holds water next week. I did see the TE's split out a few times this week and still nothing. Last year was the most we used a TE in years and that was maybe 2 passes a game. Hardly eye popping numbers. I hope you're right and things change but I'm not holding my breath.
Was it a fake account?
A quick and easy way to get your QB into a rhythm is to run quick slants and to use your TE's. The slant was the go to pass for Troy Smith when the offense was sputtering. Gonzalez made a living on slants. It was almost always open and it always moved the chains. I would love to see that happen with Dontre or Jalin.
Was Vonn Bell tweeting during the first quarter? I swear I saw someone RT something he posted during the game. I believe it said something like you should've watched the practices. Did anyone else see that or I'm I crazy?
For at least 10yrs now I hear every preseason about how great the TE's look and how this is the year we finally use them and then nothing. If I was a top rated TE I wouldn't go to OSU. A TE should get more than 20 catches a year. It's a real shame too because I think they are missing out on using some real weapons in Heurman and Vannett.
The worst part about that int was that Spencer was WIDE open in the end zone right in front of JT. I attribute it to not having played in a game in year and a half. I don't think JT will ever win a heisman but I fully expect him to have a very good career .
Using the old They must be paying him excuse is a bit played out. Sometimes kids buy into what certain coaches are selling. Freeze may just be an awesome salesman. You can't win every recruiting battle and blaming it on some shady recruiting practices comes off petty. I see it from other fan bases when we beat out their team for a kid. They accuse Urban of the same stuff. Please don't be that sour grapes guy that just can't admit when his team loses. We are better than that. If he goes to Ole Miss we should just wish him good luck and move to the next kid. The silver lining would be the epic meltdown of the Tennessee fan base. Going to their recruiting sites when they lose out on a recruit is always entertaining. Go Bucks beat Navy!!
The thing that surprised me most that Munger was listed on the two deep and Carter wasn't. I was hoping for big things out of Carter but I give Munger big time credit for busting his ass and earning it.
Sam shouldn't be mocked for the kiss thing because it wasn't his fault that ESPN kept playing it over and over again to prove how super liberal they are. The dude was just celebrating the biggest moment of his life with the love of his life. If you want to mock ESPN for trying to shove their agenda down peoples throats I get it but Sam didn't do anything that warrants being mocked. If I was going to mock Sam at all I'd mock him for having a boner at the combine when he ran his 40. That was funny and mock worthy. Not because he is gay but because any guy that popped a chubby while running a 40 is funny.
I ding him because he has the balls to criticize athletes for their run in's with the law.
Any movement in rankings that occurs without any football actually being played are a joke. This is about selling subscriptions and getting site hits.
Consider that the rankings have changed twice since the end of last years high school football season has ended. Most kids haven't played a legitimate down of football since. These recruiting sites have no idea how much the kids they ranked last year have changed mentally and physically other than a hand full that attended camps. Wait until these kids have played their senior year before you throw a star ranking on them.
Why not just schedule Purdue two more times?
Who cares? Why announce your sexual preference to the rest of the team anyway? It's nobody's business and it has nothing to do with playing football. Is it for a pat on the back and to have people tell them how brave they are? I don't get. It's not a big deal anymore. I can't wait until the media tires of these stories and covers some actual news.
I don't see it happening but I didn't see Urban getting Wilson or Bell so what do I know.
At halftime of the 2007 NC game I looked at my brother in total disgust and said, "I hope Troy Smith comes out in his white shoes like Reno Hightower." It was the last thing I remembered before I drank myself into a coma.
As far as I can tell OSU using them for out of state talent to try open pipelines and to keep their options open. I really haven't seen Urban make any in state non committable offers. It is more likely that an Ohio kid that OSU has as a third option would jump on an offer and put the staff in a bad position to tell the kid they can't accept. It would burn bridges with high school coaches all over the state.
Has no one seen the movie The Best of Times? It's one of the funniest football movies I've ever seen. If you've never seen it you have to check it out.
Bo is slowly becoming my favorite coach that isn't a Buckeye. You kinda have to respect his I don't give a shit attitude.
I really don't trust a kids "offer" sheet either. Who knows how many of those were actually committable. I see other kids commit to other schools all the time that claim they had an offer from OSU and it's well known their offer was non committable. On another note, high schools need to do a better job of teaching the definition of the word commit.
Why hasn't anyone mentioned the movie Best of Times? That movie was great. It may be my favorite Williams movie.
Darius Slade just sounds like a bad ass name.
The Elliott family has a 247 composite score of 5 stars. Nothing but class across the board. It's not a mistake that Zeke is such a great kid.
A couple observations. Urban wasn't joking when he said that the incoming freshmen class had B10 ready bodies. I can't believe how the freshman o line look. Jones and Meech definitely look the part. I haven't been this impressed with an incoming class in a long time. It's loaded from top to bottom. I think it's why Urban felt so comfortable offering kids in the 2015 kids that may be raw but have a really high ceiling. One other thing, Sprinkle has a freakishly big head.