Exactly! Tackles cannot block what they cannot catch... There is NO TACKLE I am aware of with anywhere NEAR his speed!
I love the attitudes of these young men. They care more about a TEAM and winning over their OWN PERSONAL statistics. These are TEAM PLAYERS. This is what makes great football teams!
I totally agree with you, BucksLover, but I am afraid we won't hit our 50-point mark. Please Buckeyes - PROVE ME WRONG!!
I am a little leery of the PSU run defense. Saturday we will find out which unit is better, the PSU run D or our OSU run O.
I don't know, I hear what Franklin is saying, but I cannot help but think he has his offense come out throwing early and often. I think he may be trying to "pull the wool over our eyes" - so-to-speak. Oh well, time will tell.
I guess we hear a lot from other posters here, myself included, about the comparison between the two. I would like to know what the coaches' opinions are of the two and who has done a better job with the playbook.
TheOSUfan you wrote: I'm sensing we are going to be feeling good heading to E Lansing
I am hoping we are feeling good heading BACK FROM East Lansing. ;)
Unfortunately, I think the way the national media perceives Ohio State, we will need to blow out MSU in East Lansing before our Buckeyes will get the respect.
I thought his name was McGroin - Pat McGroin...
He must have consulted with the Fat Man - Brady Hoke...
I am so sick of hearing about how great the SEC, that I would rather see Oregon, FSU, or even Notre Dame win the National Playoff over a damned SEC school. And these are three teams I cannot stand!
Soooo... Jameis is gonna come out of the closet?? Who knew!!??
Patrick you wrote: Meyer said the rapid development of quarterback, offensive line, and wide receivers have allowed the offense to blossom: “They’ve really opened up the playbook ... they've grown up fast."
I hate to keep beating a dead horse, but I wonder what Meyer's answer would be to this:
You seem to have been able to open up the playbook much faster for JT than with Braxton. Can you give us some thoughts on this?
Of course - we must use the SEC version so the rest of the damn world knows who we are talking about...
Hahahaha!! Actually, this kid's team whooped my son's team 31-0. Clarkston is the defending D-1 state champ up here, and they may very well win it all again. They are loaded and they are big. West Bloomfield, a perennially weak school now has open enrollment, so they are getting an influx of players from Pontiac and Southfield. They also have Ron Bellamy (former scUM player) as head coach. They are loaded with talent, as well. You may see some MAC players coming from this high school next year. Some have the potential to be B1G talent.
I agree, Chitown. We need to hit them hard and fast, and keep the brutal pace up while on offense. This is how we can gain an early advantage, I feel. I hope the Kent State game was just a glimpse of the fast-pace we use.
JT = Buckeye Class
Here's a bold prediction: if JT wins B1G Player of the Week after our Nov. 8th game, we would have won the game!
How about that for a redundant prediction?
I really hope he has the game of his life on November 8th and he shows the world he is cool under the big lights and on a huge stage.
I believe this question is for today - do you feel OSU is a national title contender, and I answered yes. Of course, with a loss, this would change my decision. But, the way they are playing RIGHT NOW, yes, they are.
The national media may not believe it, though...
Yeah, that is what I say, too! Did you hear my jaw crash into my desk when I read this??
Jeremy, I have a name for you on the recruiting trail - Zach Mansour, a sophomore kicker from Clarkston High School in Michigan. I saw Kyle Bryndza (the Notre Dame kicker) play in person in high school and this young man has the HUGE leg like the greats. He made a 34-35 yard field goal and when the ball crossed the cross bar, it was HIGHER than the uprights, and these are no high-school sized uprights. They were as high as the college ones. He also put on kickoff from the 40 a yard deep in the end zone. On another kick, his team was penalized for off-sides and the ball was moved back to the 35. He booted the ball to the 3 yard line where it bounced once and went into the end zone. And he is in 10th grade!
He would be a 2018 recruit, and I am wondering how we can get his name to our staff. He has nice accuracy and a big-time leg.
Hahaha! True - but ran against an inferior defense.
Nope - not at all! It was intended.
I would like to see Braxton used for the rocket sweep, where he has the option to throw the ball, or continue the run. Talk about a dual-threat slot guy.
I know some posters said they want to forget the Va Tech game, but truth be told and from a player/coach perspective, you NEVER WANT to forget a loss. You keep it in the forefront of your mind to help motivate you to do the extra reps, push yourself to the breaking point and through it. There is nothing wrong with remembering a loss, it helps drive players and coaches to be better and never to get complacent.
I love the mentality of this team and the staff. This is the mentality of a winning program.
One play I really loved was our first 4th down conversion. EZE laid one hell of a lead block on the Rutger's DE, #90, paving the way for JT and the first down. He should be awarded a Buckeye leaf for that play.