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Comment 16 Jul 2014


I have made these points before (and been downvoted for it as well :(   ), but I think you are dead-on about Withers. Sometimes it seemed like our front 7 and the back 4 were in two entirely different schemes. I'm not sure how much of that was Fickell, but I think a good bit was Withers. I think Meyer "encouraged" Withers to leave, which is why he is at an FCS school despite being an (interim) FBS head coach at UNC.  

Comment 09 Apr 2014

Even before Withers left, I had heard that the front 7 and back 4 schemes were totally disconnected (which was pretty obvious). I'm actually surprised how few negative comments have come out about Withers. I really believe he was the main problem as opposed to Fickell (though he shares some responsibility). Interesting to see someone mention Mark Snyder. Synder and Withers are easily the worst defensive coordinators at OSU in the past 20 years.

Comment 08 Oct 2013

I think it's interesting to note that the first drive where they marched down the field was scripted. My guess would be that the further into the game they get, the more improvising Herman/Meyer are doing, and they happen to be a lot more conservative when they improvise. I am really surprised how much Tresselball we have seen, though.

Comment 08 Oct 2013

I watched the 60-min version of the game, and Miller definitely was shaky. I remain concerned that certain hits make Miller go limp and completely lose ball control. Think MSU last year, Wisconsin last week. In all Braxton had 8 fumbles (5 lost) in 2012 (tied for 8th). Maybe that's par for the course for running QBs, as Tahj Boyd had 7 fumbles (3 lost) in 2012. Still Johnny Manziel had 0 last year. At least he was no Taylor Martinez with 16 (!) fumbles (8 lost) in 2012. But at this point, Boyd, Martinez and Manziel have 0 fumbles lost vs. Miller's 2. Still something to work on during the bye week.

Comment 06 Oct 2013

Fumbles have been a small but noticable issue for Braxton's entire career, but now it's time to do something about it. On certain plays where Braxton takes hard hits, he just loses all ball control. The Michigan State game last year when the play was ruled dead was a gift. Last week Braxton had two such plays. On one Wisconsin got called for a facemask and on another  fortunately he was already down. I haven't checked, but my guess there are about 10-15 similar plays over the past season and a half. Just hoping that they can work on this with him in the bye week.