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Comment 1 hour ago

While 476 could have chosen a few other words, the general commentary of his post was spot on and the kind of civil posting across "enemy lines".   This isn't ISIS we are posting with, it's just the fanbase of another football team.....hyperbole or not.

I like it when opposing posters provide some thought-provoking commentary.  I am too old for trolling or juvenile bull shit on message boards.  The kind of stuff on the Tech Forum, provided by "one of our own" was a decent read from my point of view.

Lastly...remember the definition of potential:  it's what you haven't done yet.  Braxton Miller has the potential to be an incredible threat on this offense.   The newbies have the potential to fill the shoes of the WR corps that is missing the game.  But in both cases, we haven't seen anything so to assume we are going to run the Hokies out of their own stadium with Michael Thomas, Nick Vannett and a bunch of kids who have little playing time....is the real hyperbole to me.

Comment 4 hours ago

Your points are well taken....totally get it.  Yes....there is a naive assumption....for which I am guilty of as well....that Jones or Barrett come off the bench and everything goes without a hitch.  It won't be that easy.....true to your point.

Comment 5 hours ago

Next man up, yes....but the loss could hurt. 

Saying he is no the only WR who can block is like saying Zeke is not the only RB who can run. 

As someone else posted...."there is a reason why he was penciled in as a starter".

If the Buckeyes win convincingly against VT, it will be an overwhelming testimonial to the depth of the team.

Comment 7 hours ago

I could see this happening too.  Here's another way of looking at it.  

CJ starts.  Throws javelins that are caught (or simply throws slants and crossing routes that move the chains) and we build a quick 2 TD lead. 

Just a DBs start to cheat backward, we run EZE down their throats with both QBs and the slobs take over the game and enjoy run blocking instead of pass pro.  

Hey, it's just another take.  There is no question that JT is the more "efficient" of the 2 QBs.  There is also no question that CJ is the best quick strike QB the Buckeyes have had in quite awhile.

Comment 21 Aug 2015

I've been impressed with McMillan "in space".....he shows great athleticism, no doubt.  But I am waiting for him to prove he can shed blocks and be a run stopper at the line of scrimmage.  I saw him all too often last year stuck like velcro to O linemen.  Whether that was his fault or due to the D line not eating up blockers, I don't know.  but there is a reason Luke trusted Grant in goal line and running downs last year - not Kwon.  

I am going to wait and see how he plays early this season before annointing him the way some of you are ...with the  limited lens from which we've seen him.

Comment 19 Aug 2015

As a North Canton native, I am happy to see the rekindled buzz aournd Bri Dunn.  But.....I am at a loss to understand why Samuel is being moved around or was thought to have lost his backup spot at Running Back. He was a threat to score every time he touched the ball last year.  Either he lost focus or Meyer has to deliver on some promises he made to Dunn and his family.  Add to that.. in the Spring Game, Samuel looked lost in the H Back or slot role with really unsteady hands catching the ball.  I guess I am just smh, seeing a natural runner that we are trying to find a role for.  I understand Meyer is trying to get him on the field, but it isn't as if this O doesn't already have playmakers.  

Comment 10 Aug 2015

Hawaii game.  C Deck tix just bought through S Hub.   Someone got a little rich off of me, but it's a once-a-year-thing, so I go along with it and enjoy the experience.

Comment 07 Aug 2015

Because up until his senior year....or even until a few games into his senior year, Bennett, fairly or not, was thought of as a DL who took plays and even entire games off.  He dominated when he felt like it......that's why.

Comment 04 Aug 2015

Maybe.  But I don't think we'll see Marshall buried on ANY depth chart while he is at Ohio State.  He is just that good, and we only need to see the final 3 games of last season against elite competition to prove it.  Scoring TDs and gaining yards vs. Indiana is one thing . Doing it against Wisky, Bama and Oregon is another. If Marshall keeps his nose clean, he will be one of the threats to score often this year.

Comment 04 Aug 2015

This ^^  While this thread has its Wilson supporters, he has a lot to lose.  It is not going too far to suggest that if Wilson doesn't make a good impression early and redirect himself, we could be looking at Rod Smith, Part II before the end of year....provided that Marshall and Miller are solid in their roles....and maybe even Johnny Dixon. 

Bottom line....for a kid with a lot to prove, Wilson's latest move was the most boneheaded of the 4.  He needs to get his s**t together and quickly......imho.

Comment 03 Aug 2015

"TOM HERMAN TALKS BAMA TRIP. Ohio State humiliated Alabama so badly in the Sugar Bowl Nick Saban and Kirby Smart flew Tom Herman into Tuscaloosa for a brain-picking session."
 

Humiliated them?  The Confederate flag waivers may have felt violated by losing to Ohio State, but are you forgetting this game came down to intercepting a Hail Mary pass to tie the game in regulation -- or that Evan Spencer's acrobatic catch prevented a Bama onside kick retrieval?  Someone reading this after crawling out of a cave would've thought that we won the game 42-10.

Taking a few liberties by citing our statistical dominance in the game, eh DJ?

Comment 17 Jul 2015

Really?  Did you watch the first quarter of the Buckeye game vs. Clemson?  Did you see the Defense jogging after Tajh Boyd on his first TD run?   

The Buckeyes did not want to be there.   Folded like a cheap suit when Philly muffed the punt.  

You can love or hate Saban, doesn't matter.  He was right in what he said about the Utah game and he was right in what he said about pushing back the declaration time for college football players and the NFL and the corruptive influence the Draft has.

Doesn't change the fact that we kicked Bama's ass.  It also doesn't mean that what he said wasn't accurate.

Comment 14 Jul 2015

No offense, but you may be a bit optimistic here.  

Purdue will be damn lucky to go 2-2 against that OOC including a loss to my BG Falcons.

Most of the teams you described will go 2-2.....against a good, but hardly a murderers' row of a schedule.

What the pollsters will care a lot more about it will be simply:

OSU vs. VT;  Minny vs. TCU;  Sparty vs. Oregon;  Wisky vs. Bama; TTUN vs. Utah

Those 5 games will set an early mark as to the B1Gs credibility -- or its lack thereof.

Comment 06 Jul 2015

Fair point, cuse.  I think many agree with you.  Considering the conservative game plan vs. USC at home, it is a fair point.  It's too bad we did not see the 2011 season come to fruition in full....then we could have made some solid judgments and the comparisons to Braxton Miller would have had more context.   Bottom line:  To JT.....field position was king....it trumped everything else and when it was to our disadvantage Tress pulled the reins in on Pryor....... maybe to a fault.

Comment 06 Jul 2015

"No good plan for TP's development"?

Pryor went from being a raw recruit with a shot-put throwing motion to a bona-fide Heisman candidate by the end of his Junior year.

He was the MVP of the Rose and Sugar Bowls in consecutive years......with wins that pulled Ohio State's reputation at least momentarily out of the college football credibility gutter.  

Go back and look at the Offensive stats of the 2010 Buckeye team....and tell us again if Pryor's development was off-track.

As for Tressel's reluctance to use the dagger.....on this we totally agree -- and part of the reason the fanbase fell in love with Urban Meyer BEFORE he won the NC....and why coaches in the B1G presumably cannot stand him.

Comment 04 Jul 2015

All good, holy.   Gotta light grip on the reins. 

All kidding aside, we are a lot closer in our opinions than this thread and posts, including yours and mine would indicate.

But to an extent, I think we are ALL overthinking this.  It goes beyond "tradition" to the networks, aka the King...ESPN/abc.

What we are all overlooking is that the last time THE GAME was on at 3:30 -- or at a time other than Noon, it was 2006, when it was 1 vs. 2 for the first time in history.  Then...even the networks prevailed on tradition to televise THE GAME at a later time slot, because it mattered in a national scale.  You can argue that the GAME always matters when 1 of the 2 teams has something to play for....in recent years, just OSU.  But if the networks can showcase an Alabama vs. Auburn or another game that has NC implications, we'll get slotted at noon.

Or:  it may be simpler than that.  The networks know that Noon games suck from every point of view.  So....to slot the GAME in the noon timeslot......GUARANTEES the advertisers some bang for their buck they otherwise would not get.  At the end of the day, no matter what we think.....at the end of the season, there is only one game that will keep viewers watching Budweiser and Capital One commercials from noon to midnight......and we all know what GAME that is.   While we all wish for a timeslot other than Noon or 1;00 as it was in the old days, until the GAME has NC implications for Ohio State and Michigan....or moreover, until another game will put eyeballs in front of TVs starting at Noon....we are all just enjoying wishful thinking.

Comment 04 Jul 2015

Why are you disturbed.....unless you are posting this tongue-in-cheek?  

Woody and Bo were good friends (behind the scenes of course)  even they faced each other......and even more so as Woody's health declined and he was near death.  For my money....if those two could get along, especially after "playing days"....then I am OK with Eddie and Woodson being close or any of the former foes for that matter. 

Comment 04 Jul 2015

Did you or anyone else think it was irrelevant when Michigan was kicking our asses for an entire decade in the 90s?

I think that many of our fellow Buckeye fans are suddenly smug with our recent dominance in this series and are looking for a way to add an element of excitement or intrigue into the game.  When the game was "in doubt" or not presumed as a victory, I can't recall and hue and cry for a late afternoon for a night game to "add drama".   

I can live with a 3;30 start, but with a night game, I turn in the fan card I have had for 40 + years.