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.
I think the problem is a lot of atheist scientists and scholars paint his theories as facts in books/school/ and TV. Most people who listen to them don't even know the difference between macro and micro-evolution. I digress.
I am rooting for all three of the quarterbacks, but after watching I do think it is in Cardale's hands. His ceiling is way higher. JT is such a great cerebral football player, and his leadership is hard to top, but he doesn't nearly have the same tools. Braxton is such an amazing athlete, but can he get healthy and dramatically improve his accuracy? The one thing I worry about for Cardale is still his maturity. He's come a long way, but he's still got a ways to go. I hope he puts 100% in from now on, because I think he could be a legit NFL quarterback if he does. I Do think it is a bit curious how he says he's always taken his education seriously, and we know from his roommate and tweet(s) that couldn't be further from the truth. I'm definitely giving him a pass for that, but I hope he realizes that he's got a great opportunity in front of him, but he's got to work for it.
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.