2 tackles all game from a middle linebacker is not acceptable. He is slow, takes awful angles/fills wrong holes, and can't get off blocks. I like him but he hurts the team when he is in the game. How easily you dismiss the third and 1, when he actually shed a block/filled the hole, but then got ran over at the point of contact.
We can use the excuse of a rivalry game but at some point you have to look at the big picture. The buckeyes defense has struggled for 2 plus years. There is a new excuse every week for their performance, that is not being smarter than a bama fan.
Wisky game is going to be interesting. Its painful to watch our lbs get off blocks, especially Curtis grant. I really hope kwon gets more playing time, we are going to need him.
I'm one of the most pessimistic fans out there, but you need to be some real type psyco to tweet angry remarks at 19 year old kid for making a mistake on the football field. Sure we can get upset when the bucks muff punts, just a devastating turnover but I hope most fans don't cross the line. Anyways I am much more worried about the bucks running defense then Jalin holding onto the ball in the future. No excuse for turnovers, but the playing conditions were tough. Jalin has bright future ahead of him.
we need to win by more than 23. TCU played them at home in perfect conditions, so blowing them out at their house, in the tundra will make a huge statement.
I am usually just about getting the W. But its important to dismantle Minnesota. TCU has a great chance to win the remainder of there games and we need style points against an opponent they played.
Ya I agreeThe got caught up on a few of Langfords runs. The cline is paying great, I was just thinking how great they would of been with Spence. Possibly one of the greatest in NCAA history.
I don't think anyone was serious about firing Warriner and the fire fickle was just a carry over from last year. Ill be the first to admit I am not high on Herman, although he just called the gem of his life. I just thought he was way to conservative in big games in the past and solely relied on OSU athleticism to win games. I think his playbook is a little small but he has seemed to open it up as of late. I understand we have a freshman Qb at the reigns, but even with Braxton his play calling was suspect. He shut me up against MSU, and I hope he continues that aggressive style of play calling. My only question would be if Meyer had a lot to do with the change in philosophy. I just don't know how involved he is in the play calling. Regardless he definitely a young talent, and probably will be missed if he leaves next year.
I have no factual information but a few people have told me they hear he is now leaning Alabama. Any word on this or is just made up garbage?
Im guilty of the same thing, but that was a gutsy performance. he is a victim of his high school highlight reel. he has special talent, I think we were all expecting a De'anthony Thomas/Tavon Austin start to his career. I am hard on him but he is one of my favorite players on the team, he is one big play away from gaining the confidence to take over a game.
Although he struggled I have to give him credit. He was limping almost the entire game. Thats some serious toughness to push through a broken foot bone when you rely on your feet to make plays.
To bad he wouldn't commit early because those natural leadership skills. But on the other hand doesn't matter to much because not to many spots left.
This is true but Malik is an absolute stud. I would assume there really wasn't much of a chance to land him, because you don't turn away 5 star prospects with his skill set no matter how loaded. From what I have seen he is up there with Hillard as great highs school players.
No reason to harp on the Noah Spence suspension but I will indulge anyways. Just imagine how special this d line would be if Spence was playing.
"BOSA'S CREATING A PROBLEM FOR OFFENSES RIGHT NOW. WE JUST NEED THE OTHER THREE GUYS TO PICK UP THEIR PLAY."
Spence is just physical/athletic specimen (clowned like). With Defenses sliding protection and leaving a back in to chip Bosa, Spence would absolute dominate the tackle around the edge. College tackles would find it almost impossible to block his speed rush 1 vs 1. This would open it up for the big boys in the middle (they would see less doubles). the defense would just be that much better. Don't get me wrong though, i have been impressed with Steve Miller. He has been making some big plays. Miller is much more of an effort rusher than skill pass rusher. He makes plays because his motor which is really important to have on the cline, but it would be nice to have that strip sack specialist off the edge. Larry Johnson is absolutely awesome coach, but I was expecting more of rotation. I think there is a tendency for the big boys to wear down a little and possible be susceptible to the run. But I can't complain about much on the cline, they are a dominating force.
I know what you are saying, but we are number one in a lot of coverage stats. But it honestly feels like we are constantly getting penalties for stupid stuff like kicking the ball out of bounds. Watching Dontre return kicks and punts has been really frustrating. It just seems like he doesn't have the best vision, On the other hand Marshall has great vision and strength, he is very close to breaking one. But I think we all miss the days of number 7 back there. He was a once in a generation college athlete. The way he separated and glided by opposing team coverage teams puts a smile on this guys face.
I honestly don't trust the committee. We will see if they are truly unbiased and don't have a horse in the race.
Unfortunately thats not how is it works. Top 25 wins is the final rankings at the end of the year. It sucks that beating a team is what knocks them out of the top 25. But is shouldn't matter, because TCU entire OOC SOS is determined by the success of Minnesota. If the Bucks dominate the game, it will look good if TCU stays undefeated.
I know the score is all that matters and like you said we were driving to tie the game before the pick 6. But I also understand where OP is coming from. Eye test wiseVT dominated that game. It was ugly in all 3 phases.
If we don't win the bowl game the entire country will be arguing about being a top teams. The national perspective will not change until w beat a top SEC team.
I bet Dontre is in the 4.4 range. Obviously completely different type of player and he lacks Dontre quickness, but from straight line speed perspective, there might not be to big of a difference.
I also don't understand the emphasis on quality losses, it seems like you get more love for a quality loss than a tough win against a mediocre team. Suddenly Miami is a top team when they play FSU, but Nebraska gets no love for beating them down bad. The entire system is to subjective, as much as we like to complain about the BCS, it did treat the Bucks well. I like the playoffs, it actually made the regular system more exciting, but there has to be a better way (either 8 team all power 5 conference winner, or top 6 and have top 2 with bye weeks including all power 5winners). But that non sense is for another day. A lot of football left to play and a lot of wins/losses left. I came to the conclusion ESPN sucks a long time ago, but the national perception is getting so bad I can't turn on the TV no matter what sports channel is on. God bless 11W!
I usually try not to let the media and committee upset me, but the hate of the B1G is real and ridiculous. The guest even on the b1G Network, like Pat Forde absolute hate on the Buckeyes. There logic is so dumb. They completely neglect other top teams losses and close wins. Th Buckeyes are not allowed to win close, at night at Happy Valley, but Alabama can struggle at death Valley and against a 2 year winless in conference Arkansas team. I wish I could somehow debate these clowns. I know the B1G isn't the toughest conference but these pundits are nuts if they think the ACC is better. The gap is a lot closer to the SEC and Pac than people think.
The ball hung up in the air forever. But for real whats the big deal, I needed to see him deliver to believe the hype. He improved his deficiencies and proved not only to me, but most of the country wrong. I always thought he was a good QB but now he moved into the great category. I will eat my words all day if it means Buckeye wins.
Definitely a big part of the offense no matter stats. Its a player defenses have to scheme around.
everyone forgets the importance of the big uglies up front