Everyone forgets that OSU has heard this before in 2010. How will OSU contend with the Oregon speed. Everyone forgets that OSU was the 1st team to give Oregon fits and slow them down. But all you hear about is Lsu, Auburn, and Standard had the blueprint, but actually OSU showed the blueprint. Now OSU has to play under control and disciplined assignment football. At the end of the day, OSU needs to just trust their skillset and play football. Regardless of what scheme, it's Oregon's 11 vs OSU 11. Of course I predict the good guys will win!
That kicker got decleated
That kicker got decleated
I find it amazing how Paul finds a way to make excuses for why Ole Miss got molly wopped.
I was born and raised in Cincinnati. I went to Lane College in Jackson, TN to play football. My teammate was Jacoby Jones. My career has taken me to St. Louis, Memphis, and now I'm currently in Dallas. Being a Buckeye fan in Texas has it's perks, however, as you can see Buckeye fans are everywhere.
What gets me about these so called analyst, is that you only here about Oregon struggling against teams with a stout defensive front. However, when they mention the teams with a stout defensive front that beat them, you only here about Stanford, LSU, and Auburn, who supposedly provided the blueprint on beating them. Wasn't Ohio State the 1st team with a stout defensive front to beat them? Just saying.
The heck with the B1G and SEC. I only root for The Buckeyes! The entire conference can lose and far as I'm concerned.
Curtis Grant and Coach Kerry Coombs. Grant always over runs and takes himself out of the play. Coach Coombs for coaching the DB's to not look for the ball. That explains why D. Grant and E. Apple always gets beat because of what their taught. This defense can produce many more turnovers if the DB's will just turn their heads and look for the dang football.
Our defensive coaching staff teaches our db's not to turn their heads and look for the ball. That's horrible coaching. I believe Schutt should get more playing time, along with Hill. Those are two massive bodies that should present some problems in the trenches against any offensive line. Also our linebackers, primarily Curtis Grant is just terrible. Grant takes bad angles on every play. Just play McMillian, and live with the mistakes. This coaching staff consistently reward players on the defensive side, with playing time, who always makes mistakes.
Pewee Herman's play calling has always been suspect. A tremendous amount of OSU's success on offense has been attributed to Braxton's athleticism, deep balls, and Carlos Hyde. A good offensive game plan looks like poetry in motion. Making the defense guess what your doing. Not, lets just call the same three yards and a cloud of dust plays. How does Fickell and Herman keep their jobs, is beyond me. Go Bengals!
Braxton looks like someone who is trying to be manufactured into a qb. He just doesn't look right back there. Hopefully he'll improve in the offseason.
BuckeyeJason, I'm right there with you. To think, we secured the talents of Sabino and Andrew Sweat, in that awesome 08 class. Meh. However, I'm all for getting the services of as many 5* recruits as possible. Don't forget, maybe Fickell can't develop the 5* lb's, like he can the 3*lbs.
Unless Coach Meyer makes an appearance into the defensive meetings, I have absolutely no confidence in Luke Fickell. I'm sorry, but he's not a good defensive coordinator. You make in game adjustments, not wait until halftime. It's not that freaking difficult. Get your head out your backside, and throw a wrinkle into the game plan. If we beat MSU, next week, great. However, if he thinks rushing only 3 or 4 will be effective against Winston and company, the BCS game will be even more lopsided than 41-14 in 2006.
I'll say this. Fickell, twice called the wrong defense, when Ichigan called a screen pass. That's all on coaching. The defense had the opportunity to end the game, up by two touchdowns, and Fickell decided to play a soft zone defense. Ichigan has been looking horrible, over the past five weeks. Your telling me, those other teams has better players than Ohio State? Their coaching, positions there players to be in the right spot.