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Comment 14 hours ago

I think it's entirely possible that both Elflien and Lee stay, with Lee being the more likely to leave after the season.  Lee hasn't had the season this year as he did last but I believe that is because of the position he played in the defense.  He didn't attack the LOS as much this season instead playing more in coverage.

I agree mostly with your thoughts everywhere else.  The defense will be good again next season with the biggest losses being Bosa, Bell and Perry.  RB should be by committee but someone may well take charge of the position by mid season.  WR will be interesting to see who steps up for Mike Thomas and in the slot as well.  The way the young offensive line gels will be the telling factor.


Comment 15 hours ago

I pray to God for good news and the hands of the doctors who will be working on you later this week.

As a former member of the U.S. Army airborne I had the great opportunity to go through airborne school with men from all different branches of the military.  Our platoon lead was a Gunnery Sergeant that always made me laugh when some of the young guys were afraid to jump out of the plane.  Gunny would say, "If you don't jump out of the plane yourself, I will kick your ass out of it, so go on your own terms".  You jarheads have no fear and accept what is before you.  I really appreciate and try to mimic that great trait.  I thank you for your service!

Comment 24 Nov 2015

I think a lot of it was play calling on the defensive side of the ball.  We didn't attack at all even when we knew they weren't going to throw the ball.  Kwon did not flash at all on Saturday when he needed too.

Comment 24 Nov 2015

Since MSU tried with their backups to run some but most of the damage was done by the RBs and guys in the trenches, do you see Peppers lining up in the wildcat much trying to use his speed from that spot on the field?  Does TTUN try to control the clock like MSU did?

After watching the MSU game again it was hard not to notice many different players missing assignments on the offensive side of the ball.  I actually blame it less on the coaching staff than I did directly after the game but play calling as well as execution still wasn't good.  What fixes the problem?  Blowing up the offensive coaching staff or a wave of young guys playing next season?

I know in the Hurry Up's it there isn't much sense of the loss affecting the majority of the recruits who were on their official visits.  Is that accurate or will we really not know how it affected these guys until it comes time for them to sign the dotted line?


Comment 23 Nov 2015

Love what Kwon brings to the game but he's not quite arrived to Butkus status just yet in my opinion.  Great players make splash plays in big games and Kwon hasn't quite done that yet.  Maybe this week will be the week.  He needs to be more aggressive filling and smack some folks, not just drag them down. 

Comment 23 Nov 2015

Grief stages are a real thing.  Surprisingly I moved through them fairly quick due to the poor play during the 2nd half.  Nice work Alum

Comment 23 Nov 2015

I'm gonna have to disagree with you.  They played base defense the majority of the game.  Only later in the 2nd half did much blitzing take place and it was limited.  Cook did not play in this game.  A second stringer who hadn't proved he could make those throws did.  Sparty played with 8 to 9 men in the box the entire game, did we beat them over the top?

Comment 23 Nov 2015

Not that I think the defense played poorly but the defensive coordinators could have called a better game too.  When did it become obvious that Sparty wasn't going to throw the ball?  WOW, stack the box and call more run blitzes!  MSU sure did.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

I agree about the drops.  Funny as I was watching the game with my nephew who played college WR and he was cussing at the TV bc both Marshall and Thomas were wearing gloves, which in the rain make the ball more slick. (according to a former college WR)

Comment 23 Nov 2015

I thought all along the offense was just being held back to stay vanilla with the playbook.  Well vanilla was called all game Saturday and not what I nor most other fans would of expected or hoped for.

Does Meyer kick these coaches in the arse and make them earn their pay checks this week or will it be more of the same?

Will the seniors and juniors who are declaring for the draft play like they already have one foot in the No Fun League?

Both of these questions will be answered within the first quarter of the ballgame Saturday.


Comment 19 Nov 2015

That was indeed strange.  At least he's not predictable like old sour puss Dino.

Comment 17 Nov 2015

With the success of several other teams with running QB's will MSU try to do anything from that position, ie. direct snaps to running backs, receivers or a backup QB?

Should we really root for Penn State against TTUN this weekend or just a natural disaster?

Comment 17 Nov 2015

If the things that you mention in the 2nd paragraph were to happen there would be a chance the Bucks could sneak in with a loss.  Otherwise I do not believe we could with stand a loss this late in the year.  I also don't believe we will lose a game this late in the year.


Comment 17 Nov 2015

The same Ole Miss transitive property didn't work when it came to a terrible Va Tech team that beat us last season early.  They were worse than Ole Miss this season by far.  If a loss were to happen in the next two games I believe the Bucks are out.  It's too late in the season to make it back up the polls.  A one loss ND, Oklahoma, Florida, or even North Carolina would be in over our beloved Buckeyes if they win out.  The similarity there is all early season losses.

Comment 16 Nov 2015

Apple has the size of a NFL DB but you are 100% correct that he has to learn to turn his head.  I think Conley has been more impressive thus far this season from an untrained eye.

Comment 16 Nov 2015

Nope Tyvis is a junior.  I can see Bosa (obviously), Thomas, Zeke, and Vonn Bell gone after this season.  Possibly one or two others like our Aussie Cam Johnston, but not many more.

I really don't want to talk about it until the season is over though.  One game at a time!  Go Bucks Beat Sparty!

Comment 16 Nov 2015

There is no doubt in my mind that the offense for the majority of the season has been, not so much held back, but slowed by vanilla play calling.  Urban isn't a dummy.  He will show his cards when he needs to and none sooner.

Do I think the O-line could be better, sure but that's not so much in the play calling as it is executing.  It's in my opinion that we will see different plays and schemes called in an increased fashion over these last games as needed.  There are two or three players in my mind who are nearly impossible to stop all of the time; Mike Thomas, Zeke, and JT.  Urban is playing chess while other coaches are playing checkers.  The offense will click when it needs to.  We just can't stop ourselves with dumb penalties and turnovers, which no play calling can over come.

Patience my Buckeye brethren.