I feel like cheering out loud every time I see this! Brightest light in a miserable season. Making ole Bert cry....awesome!
Miller just being on the field is a concern for the defense. Put him in split back formation,who's the greatest run threat? Put him out wide, do you put your best CB on him? Put him in motion and what does you LB and DB key on? Miller may not be able to throw it 45 yards on a rope but is he a threat to toss it 8 yards to receiver in the red zone? Do you try to jam him in a bunch formation? Raise your hand if you like to see Miller get one of those 1 foot passes as he runs a jet sweep (ala Marshall v. Indiana). [me rasing my hand]
These are "their" final test. I just wonder it they will have to wear Khakis and if they can keep their shirts on.
So he can get fired again....lol
Carlos Hyde and Amir Abdullah are both rushed for over 100 yards and over 5 ypc. The weak defenses are why MSU won over tOSU and Neb in 2013.
Well my neighbor's daughter's boyfriend's cousin knows a guy who directly heard it....... Take that Chuck!!!!
Are you my 5 year old daughter? She loves DW! lol
You kinda did......
Miller in motion with or without the ball will scare defenses. In backfield with Elliot (splitting QB) and motion him out to slot would show the defense's hand. Or motion Elliot/Samuel out wide and run ZR or counter trey handing the ball off to Miller. Lastly,a bunch formation with Marshall, Wilson/Smith and Miller (Thomas on the other side out wide) opens up a bunch of pleasant thoughts as well.
How about punt return? Miller has great field vision, speed and ability to make guys miss. i would take a page out of Tressel's return package = Miller and Marshall or Samuel or Wilson.
One of my favorite moments as a Buckeye fan! Given all that had gone down in 2011. It was the loudest cheer of the year for me.
I'm sure they don't. ;-)
I read that JTB won the starting role when Miller went down because the staff believed JT would handle the BIG stage better. He was great and got better every week with 1st string reps. So JTB got 1st team reps for around 45-50 practices as the starter. Scary what to think the second year jump could be. (Not for us but for our foes)
Jones was nothing short of amazing on the BIG stage. Sure he wasn't perfect but nver buckled either. With a week of 1st string reps and w/ Kosta being found, BLASTED Wisconsin. Convinced the CFP committee to put in tOSU. 15 practices more beats Bama. 5 practices more wins the NC. CJ is at around 38 or so practices as the starter. How good is he now? Teams should fear his arm. He may not throw a bunch of 45 yarders now that Devin has graduated. Hell a out pass or a 15 yarder to Thomas, Marshall, Eze, Smith, Samuel, Wilson, T. Gibson(?) and now Miller might go to the end zone.
Tebow, Leak and Smith were never the 55 yard run guys. They ran well enough to make the defense have to defend them. Meyer won with them. SO do we need CJ to be a big run guy? Jet sweep w/ QB draw or TE leading a QB dive for 5-7 yards is all Meyer needs to set up the mis-matches. imo
I think it will be a real tight competition to win this. Could a 2 QB system work? Teams with good run defense get CJ. Teams with good pass defense gets JTB. Me I'd start CJ 1st and 4th quarters of VT and JTB 2nd and 3rd. Then split reps in various sets in the next 3 games. Let them win it on the field. This team will average 60 points a game going into B10 season. It might be a 2 QB system after all. Win-win because I think the world of both!
Welcome. By your screen name you'll fit right in. lol
How about ....
2pm or 2am JTB is throwing to someone #Shhhhh :-)
But Coach Meyer has given us a January/February surprise. Who will it be the KJ Hill/I. Prince type surprise this year?
Way to bring it Birm! (tips cap)
yes fresh off wrist surgery. VT was a rough night for all.
"Pick your poison".... Holy cow yeah. Thomas, Marshall, Smith, Samuel, Vannett and Wilson better not be over looked.
Running is great but boy what a solid blocker. I cannot wait to see what he can do with two hands.
I would platoon CJ and JTB at QB. I would also move Miller to slot WR. This way all get to play. Fun to picture Miller on a jet sweep play with all the skill options. How about Miller throwing a "Spencer-like" pass? How about Elliot and Miller off set between the QB? Is it September yet?
SO Meyer may end up using eenie meenie miney mo, if so 3rd string wins. lol
I bet Mick owns on these....
I think Urban like the competition of recruiting. Getting guys like Gibson, Spence, Wilson, Von Bell, Weber, and the like. You can see the look in his eye when he gets the LOI Same look he gets when ESPN ask "How does it feel to have another top 5 class?"
Somethings you just cannot change about yourself.
Lies if so. He has been recovering from surgery.
I wouldn't doubt he was sitting on different position team meetings. But that would just be a leader looking to lead. Injured or not. imho
Drew that one up in the dirt.... legendary!
I was cheering like a girl watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan when Miller made that run!
On of many I must add.
Way to go Braxton!
to the tune of "lions, tiger and bears.... oh my" lol
No way do I take Thomas or Marshall off for JT on the wing. But IF Miller should be at a spot other than QB. I want Jones taking snaps.
Coaches THOUGHT JTB would be better in live games than Jones. SO he was named 2nd string just days before Miller went down last August. Dec/Jan proved Jones could take the big stage. jmo