Who is #14?
Who is #14?
I sure hope the new players, and the whole team, pick up the defense quickly. And I'm hopeful about the offense too.
Matta looks markedly older
Might be the shaving thing. The players have encouraged him not to, so on occasion he doesn't.
Also, he has a teenage daughter who is driving now.
On this TV, you can scroll through and relive some of the greatest plays in Ohio State history
I wish I had such a TV, or could tap into it.
As I recall, Zwick was a great Buckeye: he helped recruit others in his class, and though he was beaten for the starting role, filled in ably as the next man up, winning games for OSU.
Nothing wrong with that.
Thanks for the preseason view of a couple of teams in transition. By my count the men have a roster of 27, with 10 being freshmen. One new coach.
The women have 25 on their roster, with 6 frosh, one being a redshirt freshman. Two new coaches.
Best of luck to all, and...
with the same guys we have this year.......
It was mostly the same guys we have this year, but not Braxton. And NOT the same guys we had LAST year. No Evan or Devin, for example.
And the OC, QB & RB coaches are different.
I can't speak for others, just myself. I root for the Ohio State Buckeyes, no matter the sport, whether they are struggling, or playing like national champs, because they are my alma mater. I may hope they play better, but I support them through thick and thin, often by saying "C'mon Buckeye(s), you can DO IT !"
Oh, and in football, things have been pretty darn "thick" for the last
few dozen or so years.
And another from someone named Paterno.
Just sit players who are repeatedly messing up? If nothing else, sit them for the first series. Fumblers should be made to carry the ball for 24 hours--or something, because it appears that there's no disincentive for turnovers.
the play calling from Beck
How do you know this? How do you know Urban isn't overriding a playcall and choosing another?
It takes a very, very, very small person to vent directly to an athlete via social media
OK, you may be
in pain unhappy about the way some team/player(s) is playing. But it's not about you. You're not playing, or helping the team.
Vent if you must, just keep it to yourself.
Overall the best game Dontre has played since arriving in Columbus
Perhaps, but he almost blocked that Hoosier in the back on Zeke's run above. His whiff preserved the TD.
Or BBF's? Bad Buckeye Fans.
Choose with UV's.
They're fake fans. Real buckeye fans don't say...
Shall we call them FBF's? Fake Buckeye Fans?
Zeke kept OSU in the game. A pretty disappointing overall effort by this team.
If you could get the school to pay 1 cent a word for each grammatically incorrect sentence publicly uttered by athletes and coaches, you would be doing each school a big service, but you probably could send your kids to college on the money earned.
All the Cal fans we encountered were friendly and good hosts, as were Cal's staff at the stadium. It was a great afternoon (aside from the OSU D's trouble with the bubble screen), good weather, and almost felt like a Buckeye homecoming.
I hope OSU can schedule Cal again soon.
Will 11W report on the event, hopefully with video?
He's a natural for Ohio State: he already has a spin move !
ESPN GameDay is ... still the most watched CFB program on television
Does Disney / ABC / ESPN have such a monopoly over game day reporting that the feds should curb?
the underthrows could be due to lack of practice reps, which would make sense. Since Cardale Jones solidified his role, I assume the practice reps will start to skew heavier in his favor.
IMO, practicing timing with receivers on long throws doesn't require reps with the first team, or any linemen at all. Of course, the QBs and WRs spend a lot of time already on football, and they have other time consuming activities, like class and studying. And having a child, as several of tehse players do, also consumes time. Still, I wonder how an occasional 30 minutes of practice--when receivers have fresh enough legs for full speed--might help to hit receivers in stride.
In 1967 IU won the Big Ten. Yes, in football. They were 6-1 in conference (tied with Minn & Purdue!) and 9-1 overall. IU beat #3 Purdue, went to the Rose Bowl and ended up ranked #4. Check out the amazing Big Ten standings, with TUN, MSU and Wisky in bottom half.
Are you saying Woody's offense didn't win us national titles? Or Tressel?
No, because that would be denial. And...there were a lot of Buckeye teams between 1968 and 2002 that did not pass the ball well...
Balance is important but OSU has always been a certain type of team. You run the football to set up the passing game.
Yep, balance is important, as I said. If the opponent is stuffing your run game (or just starts the game with 8 or 9 in the box), then the pass game is already set up. Just have to execute. But if you don't pass because "that's not who we are" or "we're [historically] a power run team" you can win a bunch of games. But you're not going undefeated, and you're going to lose bowl games more often than you'd like against top 10 teams.
I watched my first OSU games in 1968, and IMO, at 31, you're a youngster.
Trying figure out how SEC is an acronym for "shit tons of crappy teams." Lessee . . . how about:
Shit-tons tEams Crappy. Best I could figure.
But then, I'm not from the south.