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Comment 12 hours ago

JT's release is certainly quicker and he throws from a higher slot, but he doesn't have the pure laser like Braxton. 
On the ground, JT has a very different running style than Brax. He has short, choppy strides and he runs with his shoulders behind his feet. Braxton runs with short strides, but he runs with his shoulders more in front of his feet with higher knee drive, giving him more of the 5-10 yard acceleration. I like Barrett's style though because he's going to get us a lot of first downs with that vision and side-to-side movement. Very quick one-cut move.

To say that he's as talented as Braxton may be a stretch though.

Comment 16 hours ago

Ironic that after all of the injuries Braxton has sustained from running, the one injury he won't come back from happened during a non-contact throwing motion.

I compare the feelings I'm experiencing right now to being rejected by a chick that's a solid 9: time to be immature and point out all of her flaws.

But seriously, there were hiccups in Braxton's progress that were so frustrating to watch. Namely it was the mental game, % correct reads in the option, not giving up on the designed play, checking down, etc. And his athleticism masked most of that, because even when he incorrectly kept the ball he would still gain positive yardage. Do I think our chances of winning the title are worse now? Obviously. However, I'm excited to see what this offense will look like when the central ballcarrier is NOT the QB.

JT doesn't have the same arm strength or quick burst in his legs, but he does have a nice juke move and seems to be more of a natural thrower. If he can learn to sell the fakes and make the correct reads our overall output might not suffer much. JT can be that Chris Leake or Alex Smith of Urbans offense.

So we may be missing out on the 9, but the rebound chick is looking pretty good.

Comment 17 Aug 2014

Not trying to be a debbie downer. I just had hoped to be hearing his name more in practice reports.

The post was even more of a question anyways, will he be the SAM after Perry is gone? Because with the creation of the Walkout LB, there's essentially one less position Johnson could play. Actually I think he could only play SAM at this point.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

I almost feel bad for *ichigan fans. Both types.

The first type, that are delusional, having talked themselves into believing that Hoke is a decent coach.

And the second type, that understand how talent-less their coach is, just waiting for better days.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

So true.

If you're on the hot seat, you aren't exactly in a position to be calling out your own players. Especially players that have been in the system during his entire tenure.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

At what point is Trey Johnson a bust?

I remember people talking about the tandem of him and Mitchell being the next great LB duo at tOSU

Not trolling, but when does he get his turn? After Perry?

Comment 15 Aug 2014

It makes sense that this could have been happening on a subconscious level.

If you know you're not the man, then you aren't going to play like him.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

Right major, wrong school.

Exercise and Sport Science - Kinesiology and applied movement, UNC Chapel HIll.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

Over on the Hineygate forum there were the equivalent of cyber fist fights over this.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

I think Meyer and Herman will open up the playbook and show us some things we haven't seen early in the year but by the time we face Mich St there needs to be some real pass protection and a power run game.

Gettin that fa'sho 

Comment 12 Aug 2014

What I struggle with is TP's exile from Columbus for trying to make an extra buck, while Ray Rice sits out two games for going Rocky on a chick's face.

Still trying to figure that one out.

TP was, and always will be, one of my favorite buckeyes of all time. Sure what he did was wrong, but worse things are happening all over the country. Obviously he feels like all of this negatively affected his shot in the NFL, and that has to be a huge source of the butt hurt. However, it's kinda silly to not see where he's coming from in supporting the O'Bannon trial outcome. If he were a 20 year old athlete 5 years from now and made the same decision, it might be ruled as completely legal. 

Don't agree with him.. but his perspective and experience would lead him to think that way for pretty obvious reasons. 

Comment 12 Aug 2014
But at least the Ohio State defense will have a identity and consistent scheme for its defenders to buy into – putting the Buckeye defense ahead of where it was last season. This is the best quote of the summer. At least we have a system for the kids to buy into this season. You can't get better at what you do if you don't know what it is you're trying to do in the first place.
Comment 12 Aug 2014

Damn I think he's laughing on the inside while giving these replies.

He's gotta be saying to himself: "Why don't you try rephrasing the question one more time and I'll tell you the magic answer you are looking for...."

He's obviously been taught up to handle the situation properly. By the end he just flat out lies. Obviously there are major differences in what's expected of the Center in the respective offenses. He just doesn't wanna talk about Alabama.

Comment 12 Aug 2014

He was fantastic in that Miami game where he returned from injury. Averaged 5-6 yards a carry. He always had a little pop to him.

Wasn't he injured for the better part of last year as well?

Comment 11 Aug 2014

It was said earlier, this line won't have to be as much of a game changer as last year's. 

We get some fast guys in space and get the ball outta Braxton's hands quickly.

Even the type of RBs we have make the line's job easier. Speed is a nice thing to have.

Comment 09 Aug 2014

Before he was injured, Jordan Hall was the guy in Urban's offense.

I remember all of those articles quoting Urban on how versatile Jordan was, it's a shame he never really got his chance with consistent touches.

Comment 09 Aug 2014

I just wish TP had a chance to start somewhere.

Comment 09 Aug 2014

What I'm excited about is how the aggressive approach on defense should change the flow of the game overall. We're going to get people off schedule early in their possessions and force longer throws and hopefully that means more 3 and outs.

We get a quick score off the 3 and out, then hand them the ball and ask them to try again.

I expect to see some more games like the Penn State one this previous year. Where the opposing QB just can't get in a groove at all due to the combo of being forced to pass (because you're down) and being rushed like crazy.