Not sure that saying you likes a coordinator is dwelling on the past. Even saying you think a former coach wouldn't have lost this particular game isn't some crime. People are allowed to formulate opinions. Also liking one coach or even staff better than another is no sin. This doesn't mean you don't like your team or support them or care for them or stand behind them. There are plenty of posters here who love the team to death and stand behind them but people act like they've committed atrocities if they mention anything about JT or games he won or what he produced here. It's a but silly some of the reactions people give about this. Pretty sure anyone spending time here is either a troll or a Buckeye fan. The former want to troll and the latter Are Buckeye fans who want to see the team succeed.
I don't think saying you miss some things about a DC who had a great run and is a good friend of your current Head Coach is looking for heads. JH is retired. I'm merely saying I would have enjoyed seeing what he and Meyer would have come up with together. I don't think Chris Ash has had enough time to make a judgement on him yet.
My point isn't that JH was perfect in calling all games. What he was was consistent. His philosophy was sound. He also proved that he could, in fact, adapt to situations. I honestly believe had he stayed and he and Meyer crafted the D together we'd be farther along.
Also Fickell != Heacock. Luke learned from JH to be sure but that doesn't translate to him immediately being able to run that Defense with all it's nuances. I just don't buy the Fickell = Heacock. And lets not kid ourselves when we talk about styles. The Seattle Seahawks run a 4-3 over with man to man or Cover-3 behind it. Sure they will mix it up and they switched to a Bear front a few times last season, but it's still a sound defense. 4-3 with cover-3/nickel w/ cover-3 and man are still totally legit schemes. It has more to do with how the defense is coached and how the scheme is called. No way should VT have scored 28 points on us. Sure this D will improve I have no doubt and I am not complaining but i'm also not of this mindset that "JH defense is obsolete". I disagree with that totally. Do you really believe that that VT team scores 28 points on Offense against a JH/JT team? I just don't feel like they would. I think we would have won that game. But it's just one man's opinion. And as I said I'm not saying I'd trade UM in. I just see some of the benefits of some of the old regime... minus the walrus.
I totally agree Offences have changed, but it's not like JH was an idiot. In fact OSU was one of the defenses that was quick to catch up to the spread offences. Look at the Oregon game. That was an example of that zone defense shutting down a high powered offence that was absolutely shredding teams. Look I'm not saying Jim was a perfect DC. I'm not calling for Urban's head. I love Urban. I'm only saying that I honestly believe that if JH had stayed we'd be in a better spot. I also believe Urban would have kept him had he not decided to retire.
I love this team and I am not one to call for people's heads. This was more meant to show some love for an OSU staff member I happened to really miss.
I logged in just to HS this.
Well written. Really enjoyed this article.
If that Bollman offense beats us there's a lot of people around here going to eat a lot of crow lol. I'll be one of them because I don't fear the walrus.
I wish the game was... now.
The fake ass buckeye quote was just a tongue in cheek T2P reference. It was not intended to state my actual views on anything. It was a joke. I appreciate the down votes. Carry on.
Herbstreit is a fake ass buckeye.
Bama O is so over-rated. What I can't figure is how they get away with as much blatant holding as they do. Bama does not get penalties that other teams do on offense and it helps them. That said I think we beat bama. I don't think we'd blow them out but 10 - 13 points would not be out of the question.
Maybe he should stick to commenting on the issues involving the round ball lol. Go Bucks!
It's kinda deflating when TTUN is in shambles. One would think UM would be a guaranteed top 25 matchup. How things change. Thanks for nothing Brady Choke...
I wonder if Oregon has any of those We Want Bama shirts left available?
If the players keep executing the offense like they have then we will continue to blow teams out. Did anyone who objectively watched that Bama LSU game honestly think we would not hang 40+ on either of those teams if we consistently execute the offense. Lets not kid ourself... Hyde has not beed stopped for a loss one time this season. That's just bizarre.
Fans are so Fickell..
I like Fickell. I hope he stays. After reading Ross's D breakdown I think we're going to see similar to last year a D that gets better as the season goes on. Plus he's die-hard buckeye and a great recruiter.
I need to take the time to admit that I was extremely critical of Decker post buffalo. Really hope we have him ready for next game now...
Our receivers are blocking like men possessed men.
My guess is we go for 150 on the ground against MSU and another 220 - 250 in the air. I'd think we but up 31 - 40 points on them. They score maybe 17 - 23 on us. I don't see their Defense as good as they are being able to keep it close enough for them to beat us. Also if MSU is that aggresive against OSU they will get torched for big playes so they'd have no choice but to dial it back a bit. Our o-line is not the scUM O-Line.
I think an interesting question would be "How does Dantonio gameplan for this offense?"