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Comment 3 hours ago

I just finished watching the game again and for the most part I thought the passing game was very effective and mixed in effectively.  Media kept pounding on the number and results of rushing plays to contrast with the game before last, si I think the passing side of things was overlooked totally--there were some really pretty throws and catches. 

I did notice that Meyer was pssd about the underthrown pass on 4th-6yds just before the last TD, that drew a PI.  If I read his mouth correctly, he was pumping his fists and yelling "Throw the ball!"  Next play JT runs it in with a little, but very quick cut. 

They gored, not gashed, their opponent and saw they could do it very early in the game.  The 1st qtr I think the run-pass ratio was pretty close, especially considering field position.  Rushing tempo was the way to go, so they did it.

Comment 29 Nov 2015

I've always really liked the way Eric strings these postgame quotes--so, thanks very much, and I'm looking forward to more (with some luck a couple more editions) in the postseason. 

As a subscript I'd add Harbaugh's postgame quote from cbsdetroit:  "'We got beat and didn’t play well enough in the game to win it,' Harbaugh said...."  A masterfully clownish understatement.

Comment 28 Nov 2015

"We're not getting a game called and ...."  That was Meyer's assessment after last weekend. 

At this point in the season, and at what cost, it's hard to see any more tolerance for it, beginning with today.  Don't know what's to be done with the the second OC, but, if not calling a game, what will be the point?  Certainly no evidence of benefiting the QBs.

That, and it all makes me appreciate the D staff's quick development so much more.

Comment 27 Nov 2015

I also see the away site as key advantage for the Buckeyes.  Time for a lust for points, and the door slammed for 4 full qtrs. 

Comment 27 Nov 2015

JT handcuffed won't happen tomorrow, nearly impossible.  The msu game was the staff blunder I was afraid of before and during the season.  After last year's success in EL, I just didn't think it would be the msu game this year.

Comment 27 Nov 2015

"so the Buckeyes may need to come out throwing a lot early"

To paraphrase the legendary DS: "Bomb Annie Arbor Now!"  God knows we got the tools and will give us the weather.  Do it early, and then let Zeke free. 

"I don't want to get any messages saying, 'I am holding my position.' We are not holding a Goddamned thing. Let the skunks do that. We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy's balls. We are going to twist his balls and kick the living shit out of him all of the time. Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like shit through a tin horn!"

Comment 26 Nov 2015

After that game, I thought about last season and the definite similarities with a few of those games--even late in the season (with Herman, too).  It all could indicate the risk for some games during any particular season for Meyer, no matter what the talent level.  I just don't see the risk this Saturday.  And not only that, we're watching one of the rarest of greats coaching from our sideline--it's just that we're not going to have unbeaten seasons so easily.