Having Esa for several years would be better than Bragg for only one season. Buckeye Nation seems to love players more when they stick around.
What's your vector, Victor?
I'd like to see lots of rotation, despite who starts, so there is lots of experience for B1G play, the post-season and the 2015 season.
make this a non-issue by October.
How about strong improvement by Saturday afternoon ?
the Buckeyes must not be
overlypredictable in their play calling...
Period. OSU coaches need to be aware of their own formations & tendencies and run something different out of them just to keep the defense honest. Otherwise they might as well just tell the D what's coming, like "we're faking to Dontre on this play."
Your point about discipline is well taken, and wish we would see it more with the Buckeyes. While Navy's athletes may be largely average, a few, like Keenan Reynolds, were quite good.
I wish we would see the Buckeyes get their offensive blocking down to a science.
OB: defense...[wasn't] completely disciplined on the field.
AB: i'd rather have more consistent tackling.
Lee's QB plant was good, solid tackling. I 'd like to see consistently solid, wrap tackles, not highlight big hits. IMO, big hits that aren't offset by other wrap tackles deserve lap-running.
I'll go to The Game. Might be even more fun."
Wait, lemme check the schedule for Nov 29th.
You have to creep before you crawl, and crawl before you walk, and walk before you run. Encouragement helps as long as it doesn't overwhelm. This O is crawling, trying to walk, and it seems to be more the O-line than the QB that's coming along slowly. Also,weren't half of Barrett's passes either screens or almost hand-offs?
I thought losing the stripe was about becoming "a football player," as Urban says. Not relying on your natural ability or body type, but working hard toward being "a grown-ass man." For JJ, it's possible that means losing weight and becoming fit, as well as building muscle and endurance. For Campbell, it may be about gaining weight and becoming fit, as well as building muscle and endurance. And/or it could have to do with picking up the game mentally. Or heart, or tenacity.
Is it optimism or false confidence I hear in these comments? I have real concerns about whether OSU can beat VT with all this inexperience.
OSU's stuttering offense against VT's strength, their D. And the Buckeyes uncertain D vs what? Last year VT's rushing attack was sub-par and their QB graduated. VT's 2014 QB battle dragged into the last weeks of fall camp, so their QB talent may be as questionable as OSU's. I suspect VT's special teams will be equal or better than OSU's. It may come down to whether the Buckeyes have some big plays, because long scoring drives may be infrequent.
Navy's DE's weighed 246 and 251, but their NG was 303, and his backup 305. Their starters were all 6-1, 6-2. So they may be a little bit smaller, but not like Navy was years ago.
Outstanding to have all these
former Buckeyes* in the NFL. I hope those just cut catch on somewhere, or have successful careers in whatever they choose next.
As I look at the above O-H-I-O photo, it just occurs to me that each is a signal: the H is a touchdown, the I is a safety, and the O's (all around) are successful free-throws (in basketball). Total 10 points. Go Buckeyes!
* Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye.
You know the coaches are on JT to toss the ball to the RB, just as they were on BM. "Toss the ball ! Toss the ball ! Toss the ball !" they chant. That sweep option only works consistently when the QB tosses the ball sometimes. Otherwise the D converges on the QB. Crunch! Didn't want that for Brax and don't want it for JT. And you saw what Navy did when they pitched it.
it cites J.T. as leading rusher with 50 yards, then states EZ had 53.
EzE gained 53 yds but lost 9, for a net of 44.
BTW Dontre had 43 yds rushing, 46 yds receiving and 53 yds returning kicks, for 142 all-purpose yards.
Haven't heard that bed expression in a long time.
I didn't see the game, just radio. After hearing Urban so often talk about "making someone [defender] miss," I am concerned. Especially after hearing Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com, say:
Obviously, the Buckeyes have speed. But I wonder how much wiggle they have.
For you folks who saw the game, do you agree with that?
Just hope that some of that upside is realized Saturday night.
I've heard the coaches say they want to build up his arm strength, but that throw to Devin was 40-some yards in the air. And apparently JT took something off it, as he said he didn't want to overthrow him.
I don't know if they'll be ready for VT, and based on what we've seen of these Buckeyes, that will be a tough game.
And based on the VT game, we'll know if OSU is rebuilding or reloading this season.
We kind of settled in, we only ran about four or five plays in the second half and one was that little hand sweep to one of the H backs,” Meyer said.
Little hand sweep? Dunno what that is. Would be great to see a gif of that play.
I don't think either McMillan or Dixon got in the game.
OSU's Participation Report in the Box Score does NOT have their names.
I think it would help if the gifs had more
Big Ten teams win OOC, 12-1 so far.