What did everyone expect? Freshman QB with new OL against a veteran team with a unique system.
Lots of good stuff above. Another suggestion for Friday night, pick one of the local high schools and take your son to watch how Ohio does high school football.
For example, OSU commit Nick Conner and Dublin Coffman play at Dublin Scioto at 7:00pm.
And this SC team is why preseason polls suck.
You didn't notice this at the top of the front page?
Those are pretty sweet; can't find a thing about them that I don't like. They should permanently adopt them and make a home version.
Yeah, Tress had the team ready for the Rose Bowl. The DL played really well against the Ducks and our O had enough balance to get it done. That and Pryor was awesome.
This was on the Skully this morning
Guy will always be a Buckeye, but he isn't NFL caliber. Small and doesn't make up for it with speed. I hope he lands on his feet somewhere.
You laughed out loud out loud? Did it hurt?
Good on Hoke for making the right decision.
I don't care what the girl said/did, there is no reason for a man to hit a woman outside of being in physical danger himself.
Hyde was an average power back in 2012. Hyde was the #1 running back in the country in 2013. I would have
CONSIDERED taking him over a healthy Gurley.
Fixed it for you.
He was grey-shirted by Tress, same class as Braxton.
Lindsay's coach-speak is top notch.
Did Dixon lose his stripe? Think he meant Samuel.
Yeah, he's obviously been schooled on how to talk to the media. He's a pro at it.
It serves multiple purposes for Ohio State. 1) it gets the juice going for practice because the players love it. 2) it gives the players a taste of contact. 3) the coaches can use it to teach proper technique on engaging and tackling. In these videos you often hear them yelling about staying low/square, using their hands, and keeping your eyes up. These are important lessons to learn for better play, but also to make safe hits. None of these videos show players running at each other with their head/shoulders lowered like we too often see in the game today.
Man, Green really stopped trying to stay in shape after his senior of high school:
Gene Smith has not been perfect, but then again with a behemoth like Ohio State athletics, that's impossible. But he's done a great job overall for 9 years. Look at how the profile of our athletics has risen since he's been here. You have to give him some credit.
And mark my words, if he ever was to be let go... Gene Smith knows where all of the skeletons in the OSU athletic department are hidden.
I agree, but for a different reason. I think the D coaches looked at him as a catch-all last year and tried to use him as their secondary solution for almost everything. He seemed like he was being used differently every week. Instead of trying to find the right scheme for all of their pieces, they just moved Roby to what they thought was the weak spot.
This year's coaches won't do that nonsense.
Agreed that there will be pains, but much like the team, the band will be fine in time. The administration knows how important this new hire will be and I expect them to pick a winner. The fanbase and band members will not stop striving for band excellence because of this.