I believe the "zone" part of the play call involves the blocking technique of the linemen. They all block downhill to the play side. The read part is based on one player, but the line is entirely a zone blocking concept and each play they may block someone different based on alignment.
We'll probably never know what happened behind closed doors, but I think there's a Meyer like approach to every successful coach with the assistants and players in the locker room. Tressel just didn't talk that way with the media.
Just shows there is more than 1 way to be successful.
I do have a question regarding Tommy Schutt. How is his name pronounced, as I've never actually heard it said? "Shoot" or "Shut" or? Thanks in advance to anyone who answers!
I know nothing is a lock in recruiting, but the fact Gibson has never even been to Columbus and has them in his Top 3 after making several visits elsewhere, makes it a good possibility to land him, IMO.
I really cant decide if whoever put the list together was thinking right now or career-wise for all those guys. Either way, i think Ferentz should be ahead of Hoke, and probably Pelini too. The top 2, IMO, are easy. Fitz and Franklin are a nice 3-4, maybe switched now, or sometime in the near future. I wont get into the bottom half of the league, simply because half of those guys may not last another year or two. If i made the list it'd look like this based on cumulative career info (and maybe a little bias about whether I actually like them or their team or not)
1) UFM 2) Dantonio 3)Ferentz. 4)Franklin 5)Fitzgerald 6)Gary Anderson 7)Hoke 8)Pelini/Kill
Another point of note: EGW got moved way down from where he was. Wasn't he almost top 50? Barely top 100 now.
Most of the names listed above Lebron, including his own teammate making just as much, are laughable. But yes, poor hockey...
I understand that, which makes the point that if they were to play lousy teams and still win a title by beating those elite teams, no one could say anything about it. By saying i dont wish elite status on any other big ten team, does not mean I hope they all offer a pushover game. Michigan was an average team last year, yet minus a Gardner injury would have beat OSU. Those games happen all the time and will continue to happen. But i dont want a Big Ten team to win a title unless it's OSU. Plain and simple.
Completely agree. OSU could play a F A&M every week during the season, but if they made the playoff, beat both teams, and won a national title, no one would/could say much because "that team that doesnt play anybody" just beat the only two tough teams they did play all year. I dont want to see blowouts every week but to say that i hope other teams in the conference are elite, top 5 teams making OSU's road harder, no way.
For what it's worth, I do think Dontre got a bad start and just let up the last 10-15 knowing he wouldn't win. However, I think Grant truly had to give it everything to win that race but that in no way means those guys are slow. Branson was impressive.
I do think Jones will be the backup this year, simply because of experience right now and the next time they take the field, hopefully Braxton will be good to go meaning neither will get too many more reps with the starters. However, I think Barrett, undoubtedly, has more upside than Jones and I give him a better chance at being the 2015 starter over Jones.
Interesting tidbit. I'm assuming he has a year of eligibility left. Might not be a bad guy to bring in for a year, although the contrast in offenses couldnt be any different between Bama and OSU. Depth always helps though.
PM's pure accuracy gets him by. Laser rocket arm? Dont think he has, and definitely not since the surgery. And It's unrealistic to compare 1 of the greatest ever to a college senior.
While the qbs didnt look great yesterday, the line didnt either of them much time and quite a few drops added to the completion % being lower than it should have been. Barrett was backed up in his own endzone a few times too. There isnt an excuse for fumbling in that situation, but it would be a little rougher on a qb.
Overall, not a great game, but it somewhat filled my need for football until the fall gets here!
I just love reading about allll the options Ohio State's offense is starting to have. Hopefully we see improved play from the wide receivers this year and accuracy from the qb. The defenses can't possibly take everything away and if Vannett and Baugh can take advantage of the added reps, the TEs will become an even bigger strength. Can't wait to see some of these guys in action tomorrow afternoon!
If he's going to wear gloves, he needs to wear them all the time. You cannot just one day decide to wear them and expect to have consequences from it. If he's going to wear them, he needs to wear them from Day 1 of practice and game 1, not only when its cold. They have the hand pockets to keep hands warm between plays if he doesn't want to wear them.
While ILL and Ind winning would be a bonus, the top teams need to win. MSU, Wisc, OSU, Neb. If 3 of those 4 teams win those major games, preferably losing to UO or Miami, it would go a long way to helping the conference gaining respectability. (I say UO or miami bc i dont want OSU to lose and I dont want to see another SEC team beat a conference team)
Spring report said "heavy academic load." To me still being in college, that sounds like he may just have a lot of classes to take. I sure hope that's all it is and not an actual academic problem.
Like the optimism but with Embiid leaving, KU looks like the heavy favorite now. Something tells me that was the only reason he's waited as long as he has.
Hopefully by the time fall comes around, he's a backup that's just as trusted as KG to keep the offense rolling.
I don't have any definitive sources but with the lacrosse game starting at 11, I would say 10, or 1030 at the latest, doors will open.
While I love anyone trying to knock Bama down a few notches and talking about anything football related during the offseason, I just look forward to Ohio St taking care of their own business, running the table to 13-0 and letting the play on the field speak for itself to get to the playoff. I'll worry about who the other playoff teams are when OSU has a spot at the table.
Nevertheless, 95th toughest schedule?! But they play in the SEC.
Couldn't agree more. After next year, Matta will have multiple scholarships free and if he's any better than Amir that will only be a positive. If he doesn't pan out, not much was lost.
3) C. Grant
Every defensive snap has been in press coverage. CAN I GET A HALLELUJAH, AMEN?!