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Comment 29 Aug 2014

I was in the Navy and I was never in the height/weight standards.  They just measured my neck and then my waist, so I was able to pass after that.

Linemen at non-service schools have a slight advantage because they can spend an offseason just simply bulking up, if they want to do that.  The service academies will have to make sure that any size they put on is very lean.  They have to maintain some cardio also.  Most of the big dudes you see around the country have no real cardio.  They can just concentrate on getting bigger

Comment 23 Aug 2014

“Center and left guard (are) still to be determined, but it’s a much better ‘to be determined’ than it was in the spring because we have (capable) bodies,” Meyer said. 

This part makes me feel a little bit better; however, having Elflien switch from RG to C and having Hale switch from DL to LG then to RG cannot be easy

Comment 22 Aug 2014

There are already plays in the playbook with two pivots on the field at the same time. 

The diamond is overrated and limiting.  It is ok if you do not have a tight end and you have two really good outside WRs that can consistently beat their man.  One of the RBs in the backfield has to assume the role of the Y or tight end anyways.  With OSU's base 21 formation, the defense will more than likely line up in the Nickel while they will line up in a 4-3 to defend the diamond.  It is much easier to run against the Nickel.

Ross wrote a good article the other day about how we will see more screen passes out of the Quads formation

Comment 22 Aug 2014

Comment 22 Aug 2014

Realistically, getting into the rotation will be difficult for someone with very little experience even though he probably has some serious physical tools.  I think that he could be the next Nate Ebner and be a force on special teams

Comment 22 Aug 2014

I like Coach Meyer getting ideas from Kelly.  Meyer has always believed in power more than Kelly which is a good thing.

Comment 22 Aug 2014

Chip Kelly's offense at Oregon was, to steal a term from MMA, can-crushing.

I think he has a lot of great ideas though.  He is tweaking his offense for the NFL.  I have to give him credit for that. 

Comment 21 Aug 2014

You have to take the tight end out of the game, so it probably won't happen. 

Having their regular 21 personnel (2WR, 1 HB, 1 RB, 1 TE) in there puts a lot of pressure on a defense and can accomplish the same things that the diamond can and more.  Motioning the H into the backfield w/ the TB and then running the triple option is better out of the 21, b/c the defense will be more likely to be in a Nickel package as opposed to a 4-3.


Comment 19 Aug 2014

I don't think we will see diamond.   I think we will just have the 21 personnel as the base and go 4 wide on 3rd and long.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

At worst, he will get a medical redshirt this year --he never had a redshirt year anyways.  Drew Brees came back from a really bad shoulder injury, so it can be done. 

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Ohio State has a Cover-4 base.  It is not like Ash will never deviate from the Cover-4.  He actually is known for Cover-2 also.  Do a Google search.  I am sure that he will throw some Cover-2 or 2-Deep Man coverage into the mix on 3rd and long.

The only question I was asking was about pattern matching schemes against the flexbone.  Is it worth learning those assignments for one game?

Comment 17 Aug 2014

Cover-4 is a good idea b/c the safeties are up there for run support.  I am just wondering if it is worth spending the time to learn all of the pattern matching schemes against a flexbone.  I think O-St wins w/ man and c-2 regardless.

Comment 16 Aug 2014

Do any of you agree that we should just to be disciplined in our assignments and run Cover-2 or man the whole game?  I wonder if there is a need for these guys to learn all of the pattern matching assignments for a flexbone offense. 

I did re-watch the OSU vs Wisconsin game when Ash was the Wisc. DC.   Wisconsin's defense, who was so disciplined and knew their assignments so well,  gave our option fits.