I don't see JT's time increasing significantly over the next 26 days. What can change though is play calling to offset the lack of time (IMO). I think the offense is at it's best when running up tempo, quick hit plays and utilizing multiple personnel. When the offense plays this way, we seem to move the ball efficiently. When the offense settles in and becomes predictable, defenses stack the box and pressure JT by keying on the weakest link in the O line.
If Samuel would have been more consistently utilized this season, he'd be a slam dunk. His stats would be much more impressive (they're already impressive) and he would be the unequivocal star of the team. I think his underutilization this season hurts him in this situation.
It's easy to market one player. Ohio State has too many stars to market just one.
Call me crazy but I could see the winner of the B1G leapfrogging Michigan should Clemson or Washington lose. I think Michigan is stuck there at 5 unless both Washington and Clemson lose. And even then I'm not sure they get in.
Parking passes for the B1G Championship game are more than tickets to the game on Stubhub.
Makes me wonder if the championship game format will continue in the playoff era, especially if the playoff expands to six or eight teams (which would add one or two games to the season). TV money will dictate.
Stay safe everyone! Thoughts and prayers with all!
Brilliant Skully today, D. J.
That is brilliant!
JT is at his best when he is distributing the ball. Doing so gets most/ all of the skill players involved and usually involves more diverse, less predictable play calling, as well as up tempo. This also helps the offensive line because they're not asked to hold blocks as long, or try to protect when outnumbered because the defense knows what's coming/doesn't fear the passing game.
I agree, Shawnee. JT is a distributer. He is at his best when he is distributing the ball, utilizing different receivers, and hittting quick throws. When the game plan is developed this way, the offense seems to hum. Examples include last year's Michigan and ND games, and the Oklahoma game. Quick, efficient, diverse. Then, when things are humming, he can hit the long ball.
One game at a time. Go Bucks! Beat Penn State!
Also at a wedding. It amazes me how inconsiderate some people can be, planning a wedding on a fall Saturday. I'll be streaming on my phone.
If Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, and Rutgers are recruiting you, You don't choose Rutgers. You just don't.
I've lived in Ohio and NJ, and from my experience in NJ, nobody cares about Rutgers or Rutgers football. In my opinion, there's no way Ash can keep the best talent in NJ. Not when he competing against football and academic rich schools like Ohio State, UM, and others. I think Ash would be wise to learn how places like Boise State have been able to build competitive teams.
My first thought as well!
I miss Elika!
How can it not!?
Congrats Big Bear!
NBCSN. Boxing on now. Hopefully they transition back to wrestling after this bout.
I think a matte gray helmet with the traditional scarlet/white/black helmet stripe would look pretty sweet. It would match the matte look of the rest of the uni.
Good suggestion. I've done that before, I think for the Sugar Bowl and he was out by halftime.
The real problem is, he is a BEAR the following day!
I do this. Not the same.
My biggest issue with night games is that my kids have fewer chances to watch the Buckeyes play live. My eight year old son loves football, loves the Buckeyes, and loves watching his favorite players. When I was a kid, my dad and I watched every game together. I don't get to share that with my son. Instead, I tell him who won and show him the highlights.
If if all the biggest games (with the exception of The Game) are night games, my son only gets to watch games like Purdue, Indiana, Minnesota. He missed the MSU games the last few years, the Sugar Bowl, and the NC.