A great person, though not without faults / mistakes. As are we all.
The key is going to be the Offensive line. JT or Jones will have more time to throw, so receivers will have more time to get open.
If VT runs 8 or 9 players at our QB / backfield, the 5 OL (or 6 with a TE) won't be enough to block them all, and there won't be more time for the QB, IMO. OSU play calls will be crucial (slant and screen passes, quick outs, etc) to make VT defend more of the field. Receiver and running back blocking will be key to success, as will QB accuracy and receivers grabbing and holding on to the ball.
People want every coach fried that didn't win a national championship anymore.
Dismissing them isn't enough anymore? They must be fried?
No tar? No feathers?
I wonder if the cause was due to poor diet: not eating enough of the stuff that builds strong bones.
Braxton's durability used to not be the best. But he says he's much stronger now. But (knock on wood) he endures the hits and keeps playing––and dazzling all.
Easy to find out for any team: go to Wikipedia and search for school name football.
Then in right hand column, find the stadium name and click on it.
In this case it's Lane Stadium.
I concur with BuckeyesPrize: this will
not be closely contested game. If OSU makes a few mistakes, they could lose.
I expect the VT D will hit Braxton early and often and hard to see if they can knock him off his focus or out of the game.
Hopefully, Brax is up to it....
...and burns them.
The entire defensive staff and most of the players are back from a unit that held Oregon to 20 points
But no Bennett & no Bosa that pressured opposing Qbs. And if Darron Lee is jamming the VT TE, he won't be hurrying the QB either.
It will be loud and OSU will be penalized for false start penalties. I expect VT will hit Braxton as hard and as frequently as possible. Same for Thomas and our QB too. If OSU can't complete 9+ yard passes vs the VT blitz and crowd noise, OSU's chances of winning are slim.
If OSU doesn't take care of business for 60 minutes––all 9 units––then VT will be ranked in the top 20 at least in the next poll.
VT QB Brewster picked on OSU secondary because he had time. With Bennett gone and Bosa out, will the OSU DL put enough pressure on Brewster this year?
For those at work who may be blocked from Wikipedia, it's 65,000 +.
Va Tech was pretty good that year, going 11-1 in season, only losing early to an LSU team that beat OSU for the Natty.
Then VT beat 11-2 Boston College in ACC championship game, and then lost to Kansas in the Orange Bowl.
BTW, BC went on to beat #14 *ichigan State in the Citrus Bowl.
So I'm thinking Warriner and Beck know how to coach offense and how to beat VT.
In 2011, under an interim HC, were the asst coaches totally focused on their jobs? Or were they looking for new jobs to protect their families?
In the interview stage, Fickell was probably advised to take the hand dealt him in asst coaches.
The team is gonna need ALL the
WRreceivers to step it up right away.
Yep. If OSU does not complete passes beyond the VT LB's (for first downs), the trip to Blacksburg could be a long night. Short passes may not move the offense. Getting open won't matter if receivers aren't seen by the QB , if the ball isn't delivered accurately, or if receivers don't catch and held on to the ball. VT is probably going to stuff the box, possibly forcing TE & RB's to help in pass blocking against 8 or 9 defenders blitzing the backfield.
But if the receivers do snag passes beyond 8 yards, the rest of the Buckeye O (without turnovers) should have a field day.
I hope things have changed for walkons. .
Must be if they are among the first losing their black stripe.
we can run 80 plays or more a game, it gives each weapon more touches
69 NFL draft picks is not that many.
But 69 first-round NFL draft picks is impressive.
11w, you may want to correct the first sentence.
...for a successful surgery, so Noah can walk and hopefully run normally again.
Also hoping Dr A. Earl can inform us about this injury.
Could it be because the SEC is too afraid to play up North?
Sure seems that way. I've wondered if some of the SEC hype is due to an inferiority complex: they don't know if they are really good, so they scream "S-E-C ! S-E-C !" That could also be one of the reasons they want to play all their games in the South, including bowl games. (Another is that teams built for speed have issues on slippery surfaces.)
Great college receiver skills:
- Getting open (quickly)
- Catching the ball (that's anywhere near you)
- Hanging on to the ball – even when hit
- Getting a foot down inbounds
- Blocking (especially 2 LB at once)
Thankfully, football plays, alignments and schemes can't be patented or copyrighted. No royalties either, Narduzzi.
I know I know, one game at a time.
And for players and coaches, one (4 to 6 seconds, A to B) PLAY at a time.
The Silver Bullets designation has to be re-earned.
Yep. IMO, the Silver Bullet moniker should only be used if they are ranked in the Top 20 defenses in the country.
Yep. I expect every team OSU faces will play above their heads against the Buckeyes, and their coaches will use trick plays. If the Buckeyes get a lead and begin to "coast"–– as they've done in the past––there may be trouble.
Perhaps, but not in Maize.