We crapped the bed, and it is always the hardest when you know you should beat a team and you don't. The only reason I'm still upset by the MSU game is because there is NO WAY the best team won that day. Kudos to their D line, and the 10 guys they had in the box, but when you know a teams weakness, and refuse to expoit it, you are asking to lose a big time game. If we replace Tim Beck with a great hire next year, I will feel a little better. Many of us were worried about this hire, but chose to trust in Urban, and it appears he is not superhuman afterall. It's still great to be a Buckeye fan. We've won 2 championships in the last 45 years, we have two championships. Keep that in mind as we go through one of the best time in history to be a Buckeye fan.
That's why NC's are so hard to come by. We have the best coach, the best players, but one bad OC can screw the whole thing up. (Sorry Beck, but you know it's true) I don't think we could win this year, because the offense is just not going to get it rolling this year the way we did last year with the play calling we had. It is hard to fix a problem sometimes when you are undefeated, one because you question whether it is justified, and also the problems are easier to see after a loss. I hope we replace Beck this year, and move on. We still have a small shot at a playoff (go Stanford and Oklahoma State), although i would be distressed if the committee picked a one loss Iowa over us in that scenario.
The biggest problems this year have been offensive line (sorry coach Warriner, you are meant to be a line coach and nothing more), and play calling. Anyone find it odd that Urban keeps saying we need to take advantage of our shots downfield, yet we take so few, I'm not sure how he expects the quarterback to get his touch/rhythm. You wouldn't let Cardale sling it, and now you are hamstringing JT as well. Everyone and his brother knows you need to challenge this secondary. There was none of that. I know the weather was awful, but we couldn't establish any running, and Dantonio forced us to throw. I just can't believe we didn't do it. For all you who are crying about how we don't know 1/100th of what Urban does, I agree. But I also know that Urban would tell you, if not now, eventually, that this is probably the worst coached game he's been a part of. I agree Beck has to go. How did our offensive line digress so badly? I'm guessing it's because Warriner is not able to laser focus on the slobs. I still would take Urban over anyone, but I hope he learns a lot from this game.
Tim Beck is the picture that is on the wall I'm throwing darts at.
Attack their weakness.... you didn't give our guys a chance with the amazingly bad playcalling. How many three and outs does it take before you start just throwing the ball? I know what it was... they were thinking, well, we'll just wear them down, but you actually need to be on the field in the first half to wear down the defense. The opposite happened... they were on the field much longer and wore down our defense. Urban Myer is still the best coach, but fire your OC, and don't ever let an OC convince you that this shit works.
Worst offensive coached game I have ever seen. I know I don't know everything that is going on, but how do you expect to win a game, when you shut everything down ALL GAME on offense.
I think you need to be careful how you grade teams for the first three games. FSU was getting crap last year because they looked like that all year. All year. The first third of the season, teams are still getting adjusted. If OSU can't turn this ship around soon, then I can see a drop in the polls, but it shouldn't be this hasty. Are they going to jump them ahead of everyone when they start to look like worldbeaters? Everyone would be crying then, so I don't think that is appropriate. OSU will start to look better this week, and I'm guessing will build on that. Don't worry about it.
I tell you what, as nice as that move by Carlos was, and it was sick... that had nothing on Braxton. Braxton's play was one of the most athletic plays I have ever seen. Take Hyde's spin and speed up the video x3.
Agreed. I don't want these guys beating themselves up too bad, but hopefully this will get them even more hungry.
I was thinking about rooting for the Browns this year, but nevermind...
The scary part was that offense played average and the VT didn't score all night without help. I was resting easy at half knowing that they couldn't sustain points. Made it even easier when Brewer went out.
I would have bet my house before the suspensions and Noah Brown went down. I'm worried about our passing game. If we can't open it up, they will stack the box, and we will sputter on offense. We have the talent, but do we have the experience to have a lethal passing attack. Thomas will have a good game, but he's not going to have 300 yards. Who is going to step up.
Anybody else questioning the subtitle of this book? Are they predicting the return of the team up north, or are they saying it already happened? I'm telling you that it's not back yet, and even though a return is likely, it's not guaranteed.
I would not want to be a DB against this offense. Braxton out on the edge. You have to keep your assignment, or he might throw a TD to an open receiver. If you do, than good luck trying to tackle him in the open field. WOW, that would suck.
There are a lot of people who think OSU should play JT Barrett and insert Cardale in the red zone ala Tim Tebow. I think it should be the exact opposite. Statistically, Jones struggles more in the red zone, mostly because of a shortened field and he doesn't have as many throws and the short accuracy of JT. So bring in JT for those downs and let him work his magic. Cardale makes Ezekiel unstoppable, because of the deep ball. There are a lot of players who can run a post route, and there will be plenty of opportunities for huge plays. The only thing that changes with the loss of Devin Smith is the efficiency we make the home run play. As long as it is high enough to keep teams scared, than we are golden. Our receivers are elite enough to always be open. What is different with elite defenses is that the timeframe is drastically reduced. With a cannon arm, and more practice and timing, Cardale can be extremely deadly 20+ yards. He already was last year on 3rd down. It was amazing, and I was thinking how much of a fluke it must have been, until I realized how fast he gets the ball downfield. It is an unstoppable trait, if paired with good timing on this throws and good routes being run by our receivers.
I don't blame him for his overzealous anti-homerism. Deep down he is a homer, but he's also trying to be the next big sportscaster, not relegated to Lou Holtz, whom I love by the way. He went too far the other way, but he had to, for his career. The only thing I really don't like about him is he can be a complete douche on Twitter. Overall, I like him, and I think he is getting close to the top tier of broadcasters.
As much as I love Cameron Johnston, and I wouldn't trade him, mind you, I think JK Scott might be better.
for the burger, it's got to be Thurman's or Bspot. Thurman's has been almost a unanimous favorite in this town for a long time. B spot is very new, but any place Michael Simon is in charge of (best chef in the world, IMO) is legit.
Steak is hard to say. Mitchell's is usually the most consistent for me, but I've heard a lot of great things about The Top, and you could go to Ruth's Chris and have the most amazing experience, and the next time it is meh.
Pizza: Harvest Pizzeria is really good, but also $$$. I would call it more artisan pizza, and you will get bonus points if there are women involved. It really depends on what he likes. If he likes traditional greasy goodness, than Adriatico's is a nice choice.
just noticed this: check out the official running with Zeke at about the 50 yard line. He had a 10 yard head start, but he is still faster than the Alabama DB's :)
Good looking out DJ, bringing props to Bibibop for their low cost, high deliciousness food. Purple rice is a no brainer. Extra daikon please.
I think Ramzy had great points with his breakdown, especially the fact that Cardale's arm threat makes Zeke that more dangerous. The red zone issue is a valid concern, but watching Cardale in person at the spring game, he was progressing through more reads, and looked pretty good doing it. That will help him with the red zone issues. Can he get more accurate with his passing, overall, but more importantly shorter touch passes? I would personally love to see all of them, but even if Cardale isn't the best quarterback of the three, I think he makes the team the best.
Don't worry, we'll just play our third string guy...
This is a great idea, but I doubt it should cost them this much. Bureaucratic inefficiencies aside, this should have happened a long time ago.
You don't chant overrated unless the game is well in hand at the end of the GAME, not the HALF. PSU fans could be the dumbest fans of all time.
I think Matta is a top 5 coach in the country. Sometimes, when I watch him manage a game, I think I may be too optimistic, but I wouldn't trade him for anyone.