Braxton, El Guapo, then the Little Animal would be my top 3. That's a tough list. Too many names left off.
Feels like Fickel is coaching all over again.
Where do I start? The offensive line can't block to save their (or anyone else's) lives. JT can't sit in the pocket long enough to make accurate reads. When he scrambles, he doesn't keep his eyes down field. The entire receiving core can now be labeled as butter fingers. The run game that we leaned on so heavily last year is nonexistent. But the defense was decent. This team may not resemble that squad coached by Fickel, but it certainly has that hopeless feel to it.
Curtis Samuel needed to be a feature player tonight. There was no run game whatsoever. Unless, of course, you count JT scrambling for 1 yard every time he got flushed. Seriously, there were open receivers on many of his runs, he just didn't keep his eyes downfield.
Aaron Craft can do no wrong
"Kirk is good." I feel an urge to reply "Duh".
That second half for Wisky was a nightmare. They started good, looking poised to upset a traditional SEC powerhouse, and managed to finish lamely allowing 21 unanswered points. The offense was not designed for McEvoy. In fact, McEvoy looked like a joke with all the miscommunications on balls that sailed 30-40 yards beyond the nearest player. This was a statement game. And the message, again, is one that poorly reflects on all of the B1G. Not going to hide that I'm disappointed here.
I wish we broke in some guys sooner. Having 4 seniors graduate left a huge void that is proving to be rather difficult to fill.
Classy is almost an understatement. So much respect between these two schools. Gave me goosebumps.
I'm nervous. It was a scary first half today. If we show up next week and play like we did today, we will not win. I trust Urban to recognize that opportunity is knocking when VT comes to Columbus, and I have faith that he will deliver, like he always seems to do. Following a 34-21 Ohio State win, at least one recruit commits.
You contradicted yourself there.
The TEs played tight most the game to help a struggling offensive line with some blocking schemes. As much as I'm sure many of you wanted to see the TEs get involved in the offense by getting some targets, they were involved in other ways. I think it was smart to use them how we did considering how dismal our offense was playing in the first half.
With Eze, Dontre and Samuel in the backfield, I'd rather see Marshall take snaps as a receiver than a RB. I'm curious how they split the snaps in future weeks. Samuel outplayed Eze, in my opinion. I'd like to see him take more snaps.
I think next year might be the year. But that all depends on the steps these freshman make throughout this season.
All offseason, I was hoping to see McMillan explode onto the scene and start for us at MLB. After watching this game, I don't know what I was thinking. Lee is a tremendous player. Excited to see more of him in the coming weeks.
JT played well in his first start, seemed to get more comfortable as the game went on. Samuel impressed the most of all the RBs, in my opinion. And the front seven on defense was a rock. It wasn't an easy game to watch, but I'm happy with my team and I'll gladly take this dub.
A couple weeks ago, Herman was a star coach on this team and many of our fans were just praying we got to keep him an extra year or two before he left to become a head coach elsewhere. I guess all it takes is 30 minutes of game time to turn on your own team.
He will find a home somewhere else, I'm sure of that.
Thank you for this, 11W. You guys save lives.
I loved watching this game. Texas A&M was breaking in a young new QB that spread the ball to a deep roster of athletic receivers. Although the ran less than I would have liked, they clearly figured out how to beat them in the air. Anyways, like A&M, we are being lead by a QB that has yet to start a collegiate game but have a wealth of young talent at the skill positions. And that's exciting! Because that offense kicked ass all game long! To think that that could be the style of play that Ohio State unleashes on Saturday gives me goosebumps. Also, with the depth we have at RB, we may be better spread offense because of it.
I've lived in Raleigh for the past couple of years but recently moved to Wake Forest. I work at Buffalo Brothers, a sports bar so whenever I'm not home, that's where I watch my games. Is anyone else from the Raleigh area disappointed we canceled our series with UNC?
Bummer for Marshon. One of the biggest commitments of the Dream 14. Luckily the cornerback position is rich with young talent, otherwise I would seriously be losing my mind. Let's hope this injury bug ends in a hurry.
Looking forward to the VT game and all of its aftermath.
Just because someone has a different opinion doesn't make them an opponent. The reality is that Ohio State has a large number of question marks and Navy is a surprisingly good team. We didn't beat Navy by more than 13 last time we played them. However, I voted yes.