Its going to be a battle because we could stall on Offense for a few drives or so and the D needs to hold strong as well. Going to be a night game (after a bye week) so the atmosphere will be crazy again. Looking forward to a good game, with good guys winning.
I'll take the under on that.
I hate to make excuses but regardless of what people think it still is difficult to completely open your playbook
From day JT got the job, Urbz has said he wants JT to be a distributor for this offense. He had 24 carries Saturday and Eze had 8.
Three or more. MSU is beatable but we just have to many holes in the ship. Now those holes are exposed so early we struggle against these kinds of teams;
Creative HC or Coordinator
Ability to stop the run consistently
Ability to pass to all areas of the field
and have a great pass catching TE.
Those type of teams would give us all we can handle. MSU will stop the run, can pass the all over the field, and has a great HC and Coordinators. I see a trap game against the likes of Cincy, Minnesota or Penn State a potential loss also. I think Cincy is a good team and have watched them play quite a few times. Penn State would be a tough challenge because of the crowd.
I was getting ready to say, Earle, can I get some credit since I intially brought up the idea, but you slammed it home? :-)
Why would you not say that? It is not like every other person doesnt think you will do it. You have to!
Fair enough. So seeing it the first two quarters did not warrant a gameplan adjustment of any kind? I mean by then he has now SEEN it. Now you need to ADJUST to it. Or lets keep doing the same thing over and hope it finally works?
Your telling me a simple swing pass to the flat is that hard to do? Maybe even having your slot WRs do a drag route across the middle? Do a WR sweep? I mean they could of tried SOMETHING other than fade routes is all I am saying. When you fail to prepare for something or do not adjust to it an entire game, sorry, but you get out-coached.
All the above.
So your saying we should to conitinue to not prepare for it even though its not feasible? Isnt that what we just did and get handled?
Expectations ARE NOT lowered IMO. I still expect this team to a) win the Big Ten, b) beat TTUN, and c) win a bowl game against a quality team (hopefully). Just probably no NC this year.
They should have mods on there deleting forum posts after a tough loss. People need time to possibly sober up and settle down a bit. But you are right, it is pretty emabarassing to have some non-11w member, active lookie-loo, etc come by here and see all that stuff. It makes us look terrible. Need to act like grown-ups, basically. Kudos to you Earle for pointing that out.
Still a Buckeye fan, although just a little down. Buckeyes are serious business and this just shows. You mentioned TTUN for reference and I would argue its because of those very critical (and possibly crazy?) fans are the ones that keep us on the straight and narrow for a NC. We are so passionate (and again, possibly crazy?) for our Buckeyes that truly hurts when they lose any game. Some just have a hard time masking it. I can do without the firing threads of everyone because that is flat out ridiculous, but I undertstand the passion. I still have faith in this team for sure, but they of course have quite a bit of work to do. Now all they need is to run the table and you can still salvage this season to something pretty darn good (still a snow-balls chance in hell we can make the PO, or at least a good bowl vs another quality team). O-H! and Go Bucks!
Of all the things that bother me the most of that game, getting out-coached they way they did was flat out embarrassing. I mean they have to have a serious soul-searching moment and get on the same page.
Yes. Maybe Cardale comes off the bench and is a natural. You wont know what you have unless you see it in live action.
Just needs to put
it togetheron some muscle.
Fixed it for ya ;-)
some have suggested it might be the best in the country
I am not sure about best in the country, but I do think they will be much better than last year (they really dont have a choice lol).
I would love to go to this game! My reason: I bleed scarlet and gray and was in the Navy (hence my screen name of gm3). A little more detail to my situation: I grew up on the Southwest side of Columbus on Central and Sullivant ave-- not the best part of town (known as "the bottoms"). When I was little, I was a big time trouble maker. My mom worked two jobs so she really didnt have much time to spend with me and my dad left her when I was born. One day when I was in the sixth grade, I got into a fight with a kid and principle told me I was going to be expelled (4th offense). My gym teacher talked him out of it and said he would take care of it. So he told me he wanted me to play football. I told him that sounds like fun, so I went to practice that day. They just got there pads that day as well. He told me to go out there and hit the guy as hard as possible. So I did it and the coach was so impressed with me that he let me start TE and DE for him. It really changed my life... I was able to get out all of my frustation from my day-to-day life I lived on the field-- not on another person. It taught me the meaning of being apart of something bigger than myself, and to always give my all in everything I do. Fast forward a few more years and I decided to change my life again, so I joined the Navy. I went on two deployments and got two Navy Achievement Medals (very rare for an E-2 and E-3 to get). I also got my Associated degree in Computer Science while on both of my Deployments. When I got out, I used my GI Bill to get my BA degree. I have never had the money or means to see my Buckeyes play very many times (two in all in the shoe... and those tickets was also given to me). I would love the chance to see them play in Baltimore!
Man I feel so bad for bmills... Tough break for the young man! I hope surgery goes well and he really gets back to 100% so he can provide for his son/family. My prayers and thoughts sent his way for sure. Lets hope this team bonds together now and feed everyone a big shit sandwhich!
True, but you have to go to Sparty and then to Minnesota following week. And Minnesota is not a push over, either. Not selling out at all just saying the water is a bit murkier than before.
Thank for giving me a good laugh on this crappy day, guys ;-)
My math isn't what it used to be, but I think all those number are supposed to add up to 25, right?
Well put, M Man. My sentiments exactly.The sad thing is both ADs know this and still dont do it. I just don't get it.