You really can't do past game analysis for our defense for this game. If the super intense, flying, sound tackling and good coverage defense which played against Wisconsin shows up, than we have a good shot. If any other defense shows up, we are going to lose.
It was a read option that JT misread IMO. Not saying anything bad about JT, and I dont expect perfection, but damn, wish he would have handed off.
He is lucky he gets to learn a valuable lesson throught a win instead of a loss. And to whoever is tweeting this crap should be ashamed of yourself. I hope you are all gambling addicts who lost a LOT of money, because at least than it would make a little sense. Either way, it must suck to have to live with yourselves.
Guys, I like night games, but there could be a 20 degree differential between a noon start and 8pm start. We could have a situation where it is so cold that it somewhat mitigates our huge advantage on offense. That is the ONLY reason I am against a night game.
I think this is going to be a big issue. To those who are criticizing 11W for publishing this....stop blame shifting. You are upset because this could be a train wreck where you hate all but the least likely scenarios. Braxton loves the Buckeyes, but if his shoulder is healed, and he hasn't given up on being an NFL quarterback, this could be situated before the spring. I'm so confused because I want what's best for the Buckeyes, but also for these two young men, and I don't even know what that is.
This is a horrible comment, and definitely racist, but I don't think that a lot of these people that say crap like this are actually living their lives as racists. I think they sit in their parents basements feeling all safe and try to be as hurtful to that individual as possible, and if you are black, the N word would probably be the most hurtful. I know this isn't politically correct to say, and I'm not even saying we need to distinguish the two, I just don't think there are as many actual honest to god racists as it may seem from the anonymous drivel you see on the internet. That being said, with as sensitive as our culture is right now with race, this has got to be one of the most damaging things you can do as a person, regardless of how you feel about a particular race.
When was the last time someone was murdered directly due to an OSU-Michigan game, and a national news story was written about it? I think she is right. People in the south be crazy! I am crazy serious about OSU football, but being a fanatic and being bat shit crazy are two different things. The south wins in the latter category by a long shot. You always want to be #1, and even as a fan base, I think OSU can dance with anyone. But we have to come to terms with the Big 10. This is not its finest hour. I think we are a few years away, but we should come back to one of the top conferences, in terms of performance.
I'm pretty sure every coach in the country would like to play man press coverage, and all the best defenses every year are of an aggressive variety. Problem is, if you don't have the talent/skill to back it up, than you get burned long and hard all day. Scheme wasn't as much of an issue as some people talk about, unless you're talking about picking one and sticking with it. Hopefully most of the issues are erased this year. If we got burned deep all year because of man press, we'd be crying for a zone right now.
That was a bad read by Braxton. He should of gave it up. I don't think if I'm a coach I even give him the option though :/
I am upset we lost. I was mad at C Brown for dropping that ball. But I also know it sure is a lot harder to perform when the pressure is HUGE, and the pressure at that moment was. He messed up, blame to go around, we still had a great shot to win the game. They are the best players available with eligibility, and we should love them. The only great plays those haters will ever make is on x-box. I hope the players realize that almost all of us truly support them and love them, and they will always be a real part of Buckeye Nation. I'm hoping most of the bastards that tweeted those things are either covert Michigan fans or ex Buckeye fans. We sure don't need em.
I heard these were insanely expensive... so wouldn't be surprised if this was the main culprit.
I hope he stays at least 3, or even 4. I don't think he will have to, but I hope he stays for the ride. He's going to be a beast.
I am going to the game, and I can't say I am looking forward to halftime now :/ Looks like a good time to wait in line for food/drink.
We are the best program in the country that is not in the SEC. You could argue Texas, but I would kill that argument.. Anyway, we don't fit the ESPN moneygrab storyline, so that explains the media, and we have the at the very worst the top 2 fanbase in the country. What other team is also hated? Notre Dame, who also has a top 2 fanbase. Those are the reasons... IMO.
That's a little over the top... UFM isn't going anywhere, and he doesn't have to. He lost a game. He needs to make changes, for sure, totally agree, but everything else you said? C'mon...
In all honesty, our defense needs some help, but...... if our offense plays like they can last week, we still win that game. Fault goes to both sides of the ball. My heart breaks for Carlos Hyde... he was a wrecking ball, and he deserves better from our coaches.
I like to analyze the games, and what are these forums for if we can't do that. We are all happy we won, if we didn't, I would be too drunk to see straight right now, and not wanting to talk to anyone. However, I believe the defensive issues can be fixed, to a certain degree, and we will need that to happen to win next week, and also the NCG. With our offense, and a good defensive performance, which we are capable of, we can win this damn title. Let's talk about it. Go Bucks! Love the win, but this effort will not make us National Champs.