Perhaps we just get back to the topic of this article, or OSU football, basketball, wrestling, or some other sport associated with OSU.
Samuel will find his way in the rotation, he is too good a talent not to be on the field.
He will forever be my favorite individual to have coached the Buckeyes.
All I remember is driving home after the Virginia Tech game, and now I have this feeling. Unbelievable the journey this team has taken, what a great season and a great team!!! GO BUCKS!!!!
If I remember correctly it was sort of like a split screen type of thing. They would show the play full screen, and in between plays they would have a split screen and the coaches/analysts would discuss the development of the game, what to expect, what happened. It was actually really cool to watch. I watched that and the spider camera on WatchEspn for the entire Nat'l Championship game last year, it was really cool.
Offense wins games, defense wins championships. Go Bucks!
"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.
I cant begin to imagine Gus Johnson's reaction if those events transpired.
This is probably the boldest prediction I have seen so far...and its nice to hear that I am not the only one who behaves this way.
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.
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?
Ah yes, excellent point, So perfect practice makes perfect...now if only we can learn how to do things perfectly before we practice them. This might take a while.
Upon seeing it I immediately made it the background picture on my laptop.
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.