O - the part about the defense won't apply to our defense. We play physical B1G style defense. This is the type of defensive play that "flash and dash" offensive teams like Oregon cannot beat, look at Stanford and MSU. If our offense can play that style of offense, I think our defense can stomp other offenses. We can get a 3 or 4 score lead by playing fast, then slow it down to run the clock and play ball control. I think with our team, we could have the best of both worlds, as the offense is concerned.
Couldn't agree more with you, Buckeye in SEC. JT didn't come to us as an average QB. He was at one point in his HS career the #1 overall dual threat QB, I believe - fell to #3. Both coaches wanted him, and they got him.
The defense WILL BE a top 30 defense this year, I am confident. NO WAY they finish in the bottom 30 against the pass this year. I think we will see the D start to return to greatness, and we all know the offense can score.
How about we call JT Barrett JTBaller?
And 600 yards for Samuel!!
Here is my "supposition":
We get into the NC playoffs, and lose in either the first playoff game or either the NC game. We have both JT and Braxton coming in next year. In my eyes, it's an open QB competition, both will play heavily in the Spring Game and the starter can be named there, with the #2 QB given a chance to unseat him in the fall.
If this happens, WHO CARES WHO wins!? We are LOADED AT QB and have to be considered the favorite in 2015. Not to bad a scenario for a backup QB.... Hope my dream becomes a reality... but I would LOVE to see JT lead us to the NC this year, and really set the stage for drama in 2015.
M Man, while we may not see eye-to-eye on our favorite college football teams, I can say that I completely agree with you on many topics.
You, sir, are a welcome addition to all the "typical Michigan fans" I have to put up with, living in your state. Just this past weekend, some turd drove at me while walking in the pedestrain/hiking lane in Bald Mountain Park. Of course, it didn't help that I had on a bright scarlet Ohio State tee shirt. He came so close to me, I bumped his SUV with my hand and yelled, "Hey! What the fuck is your problem!?"
I truly enjoy reading your posts.
Someone should send this to Coach Meyer and let him toss it to the pack of hungry Buckeyes for motivation, and maybe even a mantra for this season.
Totally agree. Watching JT's highlight tape, this young man can run the read option very well, and he is quicker than I could remember. We may take a small step backward in losing Brax, but this is Ohio State. We don't restock, we simply reload. It's next man up, and let's go win some football games.
Does this hurt our national championship aspirations? First look is certainly a yes answer. But let's give JT time to grow, learn, and mature this season. He just may lead us to the promise land that many think is now unattainable.
He's got moves to add to the Heyward legacy of toughness. He would be an awesome addition for Ohio State. Here's to hoping we can land him!!
I want to see all that have been mentioned, also. But my personal favorite is Campbell. This kid is QUICK. He made my alma mater (Bellevue) look like they were running in sand two years ago in the D-III State Championship... I think this young man will be running consistent 4.3 40s before his OSU career is over.
I was at the Spring Game, and I thought most of Jones' throws seemed late. He had guys open and either didn't see them or he didn't deliver the ball in time. I think JT jumping Jones is a good move, and it gives us a better chance to compete and win. I love Cardale's size, but JT seems to be the QB with the better football IQ at this point, IMO.
Spence not being able to play hurts, but seeing how he is more of a rush end and pass-rushing specialist, missing the Navy game won't hurt much. Better to miss this game, than against a pass-heavy opponent.
This defense is going to be nastier than an ill-tempered Grizzly Bear with diaper rash. If they don't end up the best defensive front four in the nation, many will be shocked.
Up here in Meeeeeeshigan, the new footbal rule limits the number of contact days to two per week (not counting games). This is supposedly to cut down on concussions.... Strange to reduce the contact to help with concussions... I am more inclined to revisit HOW TACKLING is taught. Limiting contact does reduce the number of hits a player takes, but it does not help to teach proper tackling...
Guess it's a Catch-22 type of thing.
These numbers or stats should NOT MATTER. The stat that SHOULD MATTER is: how many teams did each school beat that were ranked at the END OF THE SEASON. Pre-season rankings and any comparisions don't mean shit, it's like putting lipstick on a pig...
Got it! But - what channel will it be on? I don't think I have the CBS Sports channel in our package...
Bet the poor young man also had grimy, BBQ-stained hand prints all over his shirt from Head Coach Fat Foke, too...
Talk about not having impressive facilities, when a prospective player comes away talking about an event and not the training facilities. I would have to say we are in the lead for him if he is more concerned about his play, rather than what he eats.
Depends on how tight you shave 'em!
THE BEST cover of all time, in my opinion.
Me too! Welcome to the party!
I have NO DOUBT that Coach Warinner and Mick will have these O-linemen ready for the season. They have showed nothing but improvement year to year. Are we young? Yes. Are we inexperienced? Oh yeah. But - will they be ready for the first game? Hell yes.
I love Billy Price, he just LOOKS like a football player, same with Joel Hale. They are muscular, chisled men that play OFFENSIVE LINE... Seriously?? Most O-linemen do NOT look like that... They look a little chubby, not like shaved apes.
Awakening for sure. Great movie and the first where Robin played a serious role. This is where I realized my favorite comic CAN INDEED act!
RIP Mr. Williams... You will be sadly missed.
Agree on this! I think we will start seeing so much talent that our second string D-linemen could start at most other schools across the nation.
Unless we snatch one from Fat Joke... But lately, is the scUM talent really that great?
Correction - it would be tits and beer!
JB - I am not ready to blame Fickell for the problems. Between the poor LB play and the soft coverages with spread teams, we got punked and I do not think that all falls onto Fickell's shoulders. I think there are 2 maybe 3 coaches that can all take the blame here. I do like the Ash hire, he plays tight coverage. You cannot expect to stop a spread offense when the DB's are playing 7-10 yards off the line of scrimmage. You need to play press and bump the WR's off their routes and allow a great defensive line a little time to penetrate.