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Comment 28 Oct 2014

I agree with this. I see this as a positive for him and the entire offense. They faced the same adversity, although it was at home, against VT. We saw how that turned out. This time they got the job done, on the road no less. I actually expected to have more games like this one earlier on because he's a freshman and the playmakers were unproven for the most part. I'm glad it didn't happen that way and hopefully they continue to improve the rest of this season.

Comment 26 Oct 2014

You're correct. There was not much rotating. The backups that I saw were Lewis, Schutt, Raekwon, and I thought I saw Worley for a few snaps. None of them played a bunch but Raekwon got more snaps than the other ones. Grant played pretty good though and they probably trusted their vets more in a game like that one. 

Comment 26 Oct 2014

They are starting to put it all together. It all starts up front and flows from there. The D Line  is starting to live up to their billing, linebackers are now a strength as a unit (Grant had some good contributions to go along with Perry and Lee) and the DB's are much more aggressive than before. Bell is trying to be everywhere and he doesn't mind letting the other team know that! I'm excited about seeing what they will do in the coming weeks. 

Comment 26 Oct 2014

I forgot to add to my initial post that this was my first time posting a forum topic. Thanks for the great feedback fellas! 

Comment 26 Oct 2014

I have the same expectation going forward. A win is a win so all they can do is make improvements and adjustments for the future. I'm glad it happened this way now instead of against MSU. 

Comment 21 Oct 2014

The fact that we can debate wether Marshall or Wilson is better suited for certain roles is music to my ears. I'm loving the talent depth for our offensive skill positions this season. Not to mention the guys who are injured or redshirting. It's also encouraging that the coaches are finding ways to consistently get production from so many different guys. Our future is very bright. 

Comment 10 Oct 2014

I watch for the D Line specifically when I watch games. Adolphus hasn't registered a bunch of stats lately but like one of the guys mentioned, he's eating up blocks for others. Here is a quote from the article that was posted previously on 11W from SB Nation about how UC prepared and played against us:

"The Bearcats' offensive staff spent a week adjusting concepts specifically to address Ohio State's pass rush. To a man, everyone felt the strongest unit for the Buckeyes is the defensive front, specifically Joey Bosa and Cincinnati native Adolphus Washington. UC's offensive staff keyed its protections around those two"

Although Bennett wasn't specifically mentioned in that article, he and Adolphus spend a lot of time being doubled. Usually, Bosa is the only one who takes advantage of the one on one opportunities (not that he isn't doubled but he isn't doubled as much as the DT's.). But against Maryland, Miller really stepped up and played well on the other side. If this continues, we will start seeing consistently good to great production from the D Line.

Comment 03 Oct 2014

I am interested in seeing how the defense does when covering the screen passes. We can't afford a bunch of missed tackles and a lack of discipline. I believe that we are improved to the point that it won't totally destroy us like before. We will see for sure tomorrow.

Comment 30 Sep 2014

There were two things I noticed about the pass rush. One, if you look at the highlights that Ross posted, the guy got rid of the ball in about 2.5 seconds and he's in shotgun. It's not like he was doing a 3 or 5 step drop and sitting back there forever. Also, they are protecting the QB with six players: 2 for each DT and the DE's are left to go one-on-one. Bosa will win most of his one-on-ones but the other DE has to do better. However, if the QB is getting the ball out quick there isn't a whole lot the Line can do. There really was more pressure than people may realize. The opposing teams have game plans that will try to limit what our line can do. That is the result of them being as good as they are. Yeah there is a lack of sacks but it's more about what the other team is doing to prevent it than it is about our guys not getting there. Better coverage and blitzing helps. I noticed the blitzing was not that effective but after reading this I believe it will be in due time. Overall I was impressed with the improvement of our coverage too. The defense is improving. Give it time guys! 

Comment 24 Sep 2014

I was sitting right behind the bench at the Kent State game. When he was coming off of the field after he fumbled, he walked to the sideline (right by Coach Meyer) and not 1 coach or player said anything to him. He was obviously upset with himself and looked pretty dejected. Usually, somebody will come up and make you feel better about yourself. I'm not saying that to say they dislike him or anything like that. It could be that maybe they knew that it was not the time to say anything or maybe it wasn't that big of a deal that he fumbled. Who knows? But it struck me as kind of odd. I wish the best for the guy and hopefully he can be productive in a Buckeye uniform one day.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

For the most part, you aren't getting s**t going up the middle against our line in the run game and they also apply good pressure in the passing game. Now we have 2 explosive guys coming off the edge in the pass rush and they can keep the contain. I'm excited to see how this is going to turnout! I will say though that Miller and Frazier played admirably during the suspension.

Comment 02 Sep 2014

Frazier rotated in at end and Schutt was in at tackle at times during the game. Remember that big run Navy had? Munger, Schutt, Frazier and Miller were in at that time. I think that made the coaches say "Let's wait til we got a good handle on this one". 

Comment 15 Aug 2014

I went with Doran Grant because he is the only proven DB and the secondary is what hurt us the most last season. All of the things being stated now about the aggression of the DB's and the scheme changes sound great. But we haven't seen it in a game against others yet. I believe that there will be improvements but Grant is the known product out of a very important position group.

Comment 07 Aug 2014

This is probably an understatement but the value of playing with LeBron will help every single player on that roster immensely. Waiters and Irving need to get some tape on how D Wade played off of LeBron and study it until they have it memorized!! What helps them is that they are better long range shooters than D Wade so they will get a lot of open looks. Love will be super efficient with his scoring now and he will eat up the boards on both ends. Andy will play to his strengths and Miller will bomb out from the 3 while playing solid D and hustling. The main thing in play here is the coach. He needs to construct a system that will utilize everybody's skills while letting LeBron be the focal point. Once they get the kinks worked out, that team is going to be really good. Which is probably another understatement!