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Comment 07 Dec 2014

"Cardale is a better deep ball thrower" sounds more like an opinion to me. Throwing a ball farther than someone else doesn't mean you throw a better deep ball. JT has some excellent touch on his deep pass. An 80 yard throw is meaningless if its not on target.

If you are using last nights performance as evidence that CJ is a better deep ball passer than JT, well then I think you are taking a tremendous amount of credit from Devin Smith...dude made some insane catches. Now I am not saying CJ didn't make good throws, he was excellent yesterday, just saying 2 of the 3 TD's don't happen w/o Smith's ability to take the ball.

Comment 05 Dec 2014

They can run the ball and stop the run. They are pretty good against the pass as well. They are not very good at taking care of the football. The defense and MG3 carries the team. MG3 is the body and the defense is the head (brain), as Joe Frazier said...kill the body and the head will die.

Comment 05 Dec 2014

I was thinking about this too as I was writing out the post and I could not come to a clear conclusion. Maybe these numbers can help us reach the answer to the question you posed. This is what I have:

Wisconsin is ranked 35th in the country in tackles for loss, and 21st in the country in sacks. Put into perspective, Ohio State is ranked 8th and 11th respectively. 

The stats will show that Wisconsin this year has allowed an average of 4.2 yards per play (#5), whether it be 1st, 2nd, or 3rd down. This does not tell us very much though. But for perspective, in this statistic Penn State comes in at #1 in the country, allowing 4 yards per play, and Michigan State ranks 15th at 4.7 yards/play, which is the same yards allowed per play by our Buckeyes. Now, take that into account and consider that:

1) they (they being Wisconsin) are allowing only 13.5 first downs per game (#1 in the country, PSU is #2 and MSU is #3, Ohio St. #23 w/19);

2) they allow 3.1 yards per rushing attempt (OSU allows 4 yards per attempt)

3) they allow 5.7 rushing first downs per game (MSU and PSU 1 and 2 respectively...OSU #39)

4) they allow 6.2 yards per pass attempt (#19...OSU sits at #13 w/ 6 yards per pass and MSU also allows only 6 yards per pass)

5) and they allow 6.4 passing first downs per game

After all of this data is processed, I really can't say I have a definitive answer to your question...what can you get it by looking at the numbers?

Comment 05 Dec 2014

Ah yes, excellent point, So perfect practice makes if only we can learn how to do things perfectly before we practice them. This might take a while.

Comment 30 Nov 2014

Bold statement considering CJ has never started a game at the college level. He is going to get his first start in the B1G championship against a pretty darn good Wiscy D, tough task for any quarterback.

The obvious factor to this game is establishing the run on offense, which I believe we will be able to do in a number of different ways. We don't necessarily need CJ taking snaps the entire game, but when he does I hope to see quick little dump offs and fast WR screens, get him into a groove. Ultimately, if Herman calls a great game and the D steps up, I think we should handle the Badgers and their near one dimensional offense. I have faith in Urban, and I have faith in the Bucks. At least it seems that you and I both share that optimism. Go Bucks.

Comment 29 Nov 2014
Could not have said it better myself, the optimism is refreshing
Comment 29 Nov 2014
It was a stretch read play, not a called QB run. I think Barrett made the wrong read, but it was a freak injury. Don't forget to blame Meyer for putting Ohio State in a situation where we even view Barrett in the light he is viewed in. So quick to forget that without Urban we probably aren't even in the position we are in.
Comment 29 Nov 2014
You are right, he made the wrong read. Marshall should have gotten the hand off Double post...damn phone.
Comment 29 Nov 2014
You are right, he made the wrong read. Marshall should have gotten the hand off
Comment 21 Nov 2014

Unconventional story here...born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Growing up I didn't watch college football very much, I would occasionally catch Mich. St. and UM on television, but never really cared much for either of the teams. I would though, from time to time, catch Ohio State games. I remember shopping with my mom when I was 11/12 years old, and we were at a sports apparel store. I was going through a bunch of different team apparel and I came across an Ohio State shirt and a pair of Ohio State shorts. They were my only purchase. I remember wearing them to school and a friend of mine asked me "Why do you like Ohio State?" I replied with "Because they are the best team in the country, and they are going to win the championship this year." This exchange of words happened before the fall of the 02-03 season. Needless to say, I have been a Buckeye since.

I still live in Michigan and I get a lot of crap from my friends about this story...but I don't care. The way I see it, I was meant to be an Ohio State fan. 

Comment 13 Nov 2014
This is exactly the scenario I am hoping for...and sprinkle in either an FSU loss or Oregon loss. Lots of football left, hopefully things work out in the Bucks favor.