Johnny, I agree with you on this, however there are some things that are defensive back 101, such as getting your head turned when you see the receiver looking up for the ball or turning his shoulders back to the QB on a short throw. This is something that has frustrated me with the DBs for the past few years. They need to understand that if the ball is in the air and they get their head turned to find the ball, they won't get flagged for pass interference. The play against Vonn Bell on that first TD pass was a prime example that he sould have gotten his head turned to find the ball rather than waving his hands in his face. Receivers will give you clues when the ball is in the air that it is coming your way, you just have to look for them and use them to your advantage.
No funeral here! We are The Ohio State University Buckeyes and we don't rebuild, we reload and I belive Urban Meyer and his coaching staff have done just that! Whether it's this year because of Miller's injury or it was next year because Miller graduated, Barrett's time was coming and I both the coaching staff and the team will work to give Barrett every oportunity lead them to the National Title Game. The defensive line is going to be one of the best if not the best in the country and hopefully the rest of the defense will be much improved. I also believe that with all the talent he has surrounding him Barrett won't have to do everything, just get the ball to them and let them do their thing! Even at the pro ranks there has been more than one QB (Ditmer, Flacco, Wilson) were all game managers more than do it all QB's. Their caoching staff pretty much said, just don't do anything to loose it for us and get to the playmakers. Patience people, we have some games to go and i think these games, before we get to the heart of the conference schedule will help Barrett get a feel for things and the coaches an oportunty to see what he can do and how much they can open up that playbook. LET'S JUST KEEP THE FAITH!
Let's keep in mind that J.T. was the #3 Dual Threat QB in his class and he has had a year to absorb the Urban Meyer offense. He is a Redshirt Freshman, but so were both Manziel and Winston and they both won the Heisman! So lets have faith in our coaching staff and the rest of the Buckeye team to support this talented young man and put him in the best position to win each and every game. Urban has always said, since his first days here, "it's always a next man up mentality" and here we are. NEXT MAN UP!!!
I was at this game in Palo Alto, as I had a former high school team mate playing for The Buckeyes. For a long time OSU fan it was a great memory and it was the only time I have seen The Buckeyes play live, but that will change this year as I am going to the VA Tech game at The Shoe. I can't wait, only 42 days away! O H
I am looking to attend my first game at The Shoe for the VA Tech game and have been looking at tickets on line, but I have a friend that goes to games regulary and he says I should wait until game day and I should be able to get good seats for less than $150 from the scalpers outside the stadium. My concern is I am driving 9 1/2 hrs for the game and worry this is not a good idea, but it sounds as if this might be the avenue you have been taking and I'm wondering if you might have any advice/recommendations. Any help would be appreciated.
All those drills look great and appear to be a huge improvement over last year, but if they are not getting their heads around when the ball is in the air and they make contact, look for the flag because it's coming. I can't count the number of times the corners were flagged for that last year. Drove me nuts!
I am waiting on that same info. myself. I want to travel up for the VA Tech game. I have a friend up there that tells me I can get goods seats in the parking lot prior to the game, but i don't want to take the unnecessary risk if I don't have too.
I'm guessing geography was not your strong suit, but Lake Taylor High School is actually in Norfolk, VA, which is on the complete opposite side of Virginia. This kid has great potential and give Meyer great depth on the defensive line and if you've been keeping up with what Johnson wants to do, having this kid to rotate in and out gives the staff a lot of options. I live in the same area as Jaylyn and have seen him play. This kid can play, but redshirting him and giving him the chance to put on some muscle and size wouldn't be a bad thing either. I look forward to seeing him in the Scarlet and Gray whenever that may be. He is going to be a player.