Soooo....does the down vote indicate that you DO hope this is Saturday's headline? I'm confused.
The problem is, Urban can't decide who his BEST playmakers are, versus his FAVORITE players. It goes all the way back to the QB "controversy" to start the season. Everyone could plainly see that JT fit this read-option style offense much better than Cardale, but Urban didn't want to disappoint Cardale or make him mad. And it seems that has been the case in other instances as well. As it turns out, our "wealth of offense talent" has been our achilles heel all season. With the exception of Zeke, it seems they've tried to appease too many people offensively, and get everyone 'X' amount of touches. They've tried to get so many guys involved that it's been a detriment because NO ONE was able to get in a groove in this offense. Too much trying to spread the ball around, and not enough focusing on 2-4 solid playmakers, a la Jalin, Zeke, Brax & Michael Thomas, and just riding them to a second consecutive national championship. Coulda, woulda, shoulda.
That was exactly what caught my eye as well. It doesn't sound like much is going to change the rest of this year. Seems that there are more substantial issues with the offense that aren't going to even be addressed until next season.
Zeke had been sick earlier in the week. He spent 3 days (Mon-Weds) in the hospital with a 103 degree fever. Had a staph infection in his leg/shin. If you noticed, he had it heavily wrapped during the game. Not sure if that's why they went away from him in the play calling, but definitely sucks regardless.
That cat is dabbin'!
The Braxton Era has been one for the ages, indeed.
That move KBD made to the hoop, finishing STRONG with his left hand was a thing of beauty. He was authoritative and got the bucket, which is most important. I'm impressed with what I'm seeing from him so far. Seems that he's gained a lot more confidence since last year to start the season.
You ate a baby!!!!????
3) It's SOOO nice to see them being able to get the ball under the hoop (to Thompson) and not have to see it hit the floor twice, his forehead and a knee before bricking it on the side of the rim (I'm looking at you Amir!)
YES!!! On two different occasions last night a guard made a terrific pass underneath which was actually caught and finished by the post player! While sitting on my couch I said outloud "Amir wouldn't have caught that"....both times. It's a breath of fresh air having post players who can PLAY!!
But....but....but....I thought JT couldn't throw it very far?
I seriously hope we DESTROY them! Saturday can't get here soon enough!
I will be there tonight! Can't wait to see this matchup! Go get em' Lady Bucks!!!
Man, this is gonna be a loonnnnnnnng week. I'm so ready for Saturday at 3:30pm to get here! Let's Go Bucks!!!
Man, I'm just glad he DIDN'T offer anything and everything! Can you imagine the story then??? He handled himself VERY well, IMO.
This is literally one of my favorite segments of the week! Thanks @11W!!
"Streit Cred"?? What a joke!
Boy, you sure get around!
UPVOTES FOR EVERYONNNNNNNNNNNNE!!!!!
That was very satisfying.
I don't know...I just got an ESPN alert on my phone about it. That's pretty far-reaching.
I will admit that I'm not on here every hour of every day, but I've never seen a writer get so bogged down in the comment section of one of his articles before. You wrote the article, you made your points, that's it. You know everyone will have their opinion and not everyone will agree with you. Why such hostility? Just let it breathe!
I agree that high expectations are very likely the cause of SOME of the negative sentiment being felt by some of Buckeye Nation. However, I don't think people were expecting perfection. Of course, all teams make mistakes and we all know that. I just think people were expecting a really good team that is as exciting to watch as they were last year. So far, I have not seen that team and quite frankly, they've been painful to watch at some points. And it pains me to say that because I love OSU football just as much as the next guy. I'm just hoping that exciting and vibrant team shows up before it's too late. The "last year's Florida State" comparisons have already begun...
As a side note, I don't think the defending national champions and #1 team in the country ever "fly under the radar." They just aren't meeting expectations.
I think a couple of these freshman are gonna be pretty fiery personality-wise, and that's a good thing. I'm hoping that will rub off on Loving because we're going to need him to bring the ENERGY consistently, especially as the assumed leader of this group.