I agree with all the points you made Cosmo, and for the longest time I thought JT should be starter. Lately I've been 2nd guessing myself. As good as JT is, this isn't about stats, reading defenses, presence.... It's really about who makes OSU the best team they can be. This is where Cardale has an argument. There is 1 major thing Cardale does that IMO affects the games more than anything: the deep ball. At any given moment, Cardale can sling it 60+ yards downfield and defenses were forced to defend it. That REALLY opened up the offense because the defenses were so stressed in the secondary.
Agreed! 3 Floyds is VERY good!
I searched for the link and its Mekka don, but yes, this was posted a few days ago.
Love this clip!
The deep tissue massage is a great idea, however I will mention one thing. As someone who has had moderate to severe back pain for over 20 years, I can honestly say my best relief outside of shots/surgery was a combination of chiropractor and massage. If you have a lot of tight muscles and go to the chiropractor to get adjusted.....those muscles can pull your right back out of place. I always found it best to get a massage first to loosen the muscles and then get adjusted. Just my 2 cents! Good Luck.
Agreed! LOVE stadium mustard!
I'm not sure how old some of you are, but I'm sure SOME of you aren't truly old enough to remember the 2002 team. I agree with KingBuckeye, that 2002 team just wouldn't lose.
That Miami team was unstoppable up to the Championship game. Almost nobody expected Ohio State to win or even have a close game. That 2002 Ohio State defense was one for the ages. All respect to Bosa (he's a man child) but that 2002 D-line was insane. All 4 guys were VERY good and shut down Miami. Miami's O-line outnumbered Ohio States D-line most of the night and it didn't matter. OSU didn't blitz very much and it didn't matter - they had pressure on them all game DESPITE Miami holding them on most plays.
Don't forget that OSU also had Nugent and Groom - such an amazing combo.
Is 2002 better than 2014? Tough call, but don't forget how truly special and amazing that 2002 team was. And if you are just a little too young to remember the 2002 team, there is no way to put into words just how good that 2002 team was.
2014 OSU would probably be favored vs. 2002 OSU, but in the end, I'd be hard pressed to bet against that 2002 squad.
Just had an alert from the Score that Spence was declared permanently ineligible by the Big Ten. Anyone else heard this?
Beat me to it! Why was C. smith even still in the game at that point? The WR depth is good enough to take him out! And why in the hell didn't Curtis Samuel play more? He was great on a couple plays, so they took him out....
You?!? I remember knowing all the players from the 94-95 seasons! Man time really flies!
OP: Muck Fichigan!
Lloyd: Go Bucks!
The thing I keep thinking about is, look how many sacks this defense was able to rack up with a WEAK secondary. Imagine how many sacks they COULD have had.
If this secondary steps up next year, the D will be NASTY!
I agree with a lot of points here!
I do think Ohio State will win, and I wish I could say it will be an easy win, but from what I've seen of MSU its going to be a good matchup.
Don't let the MSU @ ND fool you . . . That game was on Sept 21st and this MSU team is playing MUCH better than they were then. If MSU were to play @ ND this weekend, I think MSU would win convincingly.
MSU doesn't need to score a lot of points, they just need to score enough and let their defense do the rest. I believe Braxton and Co will give them all they can handle, but it won't be easy.
Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity . . .
Sounds like Shazier to me.
On a team where LBs are considered "weak" compared to previous squads in recent memory, Shazier has been a star. He's a leader on defense and this team is lucky to have him.
I'm not worried about Stanford passing Ohio State, because it really doesn't matter. Alabama or FSU have to lose for Ohio State to be in. . . period.
Maybe you're thinking of Andy Groom?
He was the punter for the NC team and he was a GOOD one.
I think the answer to this question partly depends on whether you truly think Ohio States is a top 2 team and deserve at least a shot at the NC.
For me, the answer is YES. I saw the defense come together last year towards the end of the season to be one of the best in the country and I believe they are now doing the same thing this year. With this defense playing well, with this offense, you'd have to believe they can play with ANY team in the country and ANYTHING less than the NC game would be a disappointment.
That said. . . IF they don't make it they HAVE to win. Its truly sad to realize the general media stance on OSU. IF they were to win the Rose Bowl, they were supposed to win because they were undefeated. IF they lose the Rose Bowl its because they were overrated. IF they lose the NC game its because they didn't deserve to be there.
It seems the only real way to get respect at this point may be to WIN the NC game.
That's what I was thinking!
Maybe we will see something like that at some point this year. . .
I'm mostly curious to see how they rotate the DE's. Clearly, Spence is the #1 at the moment, with Bosa being declared a starter. But you can't really sit Diesel, he's too much of a powerhouse. I would be slightly curious to see Diesel line up at DT, with Bosa and Spence at the ends.