If Urban pulls out the stops with the talent he has..... Thomas, Vanette, Heuerman, Marshall on top of the the obvious playmakers, I seriously think Bama can be overwhelmed in a very short time. Wildcats....Tight end quick releases, read option.....play action drop back down field, zeke up the middle, there's just so much.
yes, yes we are.
I've been super impressed with the ball-catching. They have improved dramatically. Its like each receiver says to himself "That ball is MINE" when its in the air.
As a self-proclaimed arm chair strategist, If i were Lane Kiffin, i'd run up tempo. They've done that a time or two this year. They would expect we would get tired and can't substitute. I see Pick 6's happen and then they'd stop it. lol
"Throw me a pretty pass, Cardale"......... Ted Ginn Sr.
I live in the panhandle of Florida....lower Alabama. I've talked with several Bama fans and they have concurred. Most Bama fans haven't seen Ohio State and I think them and the team will underestimate the power of the Buckeyes. They dismiss the 59-0 beating of Wisky because "they're just another B1G team". I asked them........"you didn't see that game"? "No". me: "Cool".
Oregon v Ohio State in the National Championship. 2 up-tempo teams. I like it.
No doubt. Its my belief this will be the biggest key for Ohio State. If Sims is pressured and thrown off balance, everything else will fall into place on defense
I agree and what's cool is...i think our coaches understand this and I think they are smart enough to counter this pass rush. We have so many play variables to use....read options, screens, quick throw outs.......play action.........i love the tools we have and i can't help but think that the schemes they will have can disrupt what Bama is expecting.
Sure, it was a great time, but it turned out to mean nothing! That's my point. No win and the SEC still claiming 0-10 against the Buckeyes.
Pryor lied to us (promising to come back) I paid a lot of money to go to that sugarbowl and the win was stolen from all fans.
I agree. Posey was a reliable receiver but Devin has come into his own. Some of his catches required NFL talent and he's been made several catches better than Posey.
I'm glad we're underdogs. And we really should be. However, I see the talent and i feel if the buckeyes fire on all cylinders its going to be a game for the ages. We have a very good shot at bringing them down. Something tells me too that Bama will falter. Something tells me they may be over-confident and are susceptible to the perverbial bloody nose and If we continue to play like we played against Wisconsin, it'll be a long day for Bama. It the words of Woody.........."If you take it to 'em, and you KEEP takin it to 'em,.............hell there's no WAY you can lose". I'm going to hold on to that thought and i hope the Bucks do too.
Hope i see this for 2 more games In Jan. The D really stepped up when Barrett went down. I hope that anger and fire that started after he went down and thru the B1G Ch game stays with us next week. Bama won't be able to handle it.
BOOM! BOOM! My wife is really getting tired of me doing that. :)
I just don't think these doubters have watched the Buckeyes very closely. This is a very very different team than past teams. The 3rd QB and loss of Dontra, Spence, etc have blinded them. This is not a team (ND) that is going to be embarrassed by Bama. Bama is going to get a black eye by an angry, confident, talented team with a great game plan in store. You watch, it won't surprise me when Bama fans are in shock at what's happening to them. And i'll come back to this thread after the game and say i told you so.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Columbus,
Not a creature was stirring, as not even ole Brutus.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that OSU fans ..in New Orleans be there;
The Buckeyes were nestled, all snug in their beds,
While visions of 'downed elephants danced in their heads;
With Jones in the saddle and Urbz in his best,
Had just settled down for a long winter's rest,
When out on the field there arose such a clatter,
Urbz sprang from his bed to see what was the matter;
Away to the window he flew like a flash,
As if he could run a 4:33 yard dash;
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Gave the lustre of thoughts of the ass-kicking to follow,
When, what to his wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight HUGE reindeer;
With Tom as the driver, and seeing a six pack so sweet,
He knew in a moment it must be Sir Zeke;
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now Taylor! Now Bosa! Now Thomas and Bell!
On Apple! On Grant! On Devin who sails!
To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Stop Amari and all!"
So up the house-top the reindeer all flew,
With a sleigh full of Grey Goose, and St. Washington too;
Faster than a freight train without even a sound,
Down the chimney came big Bennett, landed with a bound;
He was dressed all in Nike, from his head to his foot,
But his clothes were all tarnished with red bama soot;
A bundle of Tusks he had flung on his back,
He looked like a guerilla just opening his pack;
His eyes--how they twinkled! His guns, how scary!
From the protein he’s eaten and the muscles he’s carried!
A stern little scowl from a face full of cracks,
Probably from the combo of tackles and Sacks;
The stump of a pigskin he held tight in his teeth,
He’d just stolen from Simms and hung as his wreath;
He had a broad face and a big round belly,
From watching Tide film on the Buckeyes big telly
He was Strong and he was mean, that surley Buckeye,
And you'd laugh if you saw him, he’ make any man cry;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Would fill all Bama men with a feeling of dread;
He spoke not a word, but let Cardale do the talking,
As yards after catch filled receivers’ huge stockings,
To each little Buckeye he gave something great,
In New Orleans at games end, key to celebrate;
And laying his hammer aside his nose-a,
And giving a nod, he fell out with Bosa,
They sprang to the sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, to Pasadena like speedsters;
But I heard him exclaim, as he fled from the Dome
"Merry Christmas, Buckeyes! One more and we’re HOME!
Each Buckeye win this year has shown different players stepping up. Smith v Wisky, Marshall, Thomas, Zeke, Bosa, Cardale, etc... In this game, i hope Urban will look into each of the players' eyes and asked them softly......"in this game, i want you ALL to step up, all of you to be equal heros in this win". That's what i'd ask of them.
As i have lived here in LA (lower Alabama) for over 30 years, I will exult in glorious joy for the next 365 days around these sad Tide Eyes and will gloat with great sportsmanship and respect but nonetheless REJOICE. GO BUCKS. One more note: FEW bama fans have or will watch the Buckeyes. So they really don't know what they're facing (the team may have a clue). So the fans mouthiness makes me laugh. They will be weeping!
I think the Buckeyes O Line has come far enough this year to handle that D line.
Everyone's right....the speed difference is negligible. The winner will be more athletic, have more determination, and make fewest mistakes. I'd love to see the Buckeyes blow out Bama but if not and fail to win this game, I'm happy they won the B1G which is a huge accomplishment in itself. However...........I truly feel that what i saw in Indianapolis was a team VERY capable of taking down the mighty Saban.
Shouldn't be in this forum........"nothing to see here, folks!"
I liked Art Briles until he whined like he did and suggested the selection committee was biased against Texas. How unprofessional. He could have acknowledged the decision and showed his support because their explanation of their decisions were spot on each week.
BUCKS AND DUCKS ON JAN 12! Bucks will be crowned the 1st EVER CFP Champions!