That is a BIG NEGATIVE. He's a jackass.
I totally agree with you, Southerntip. This is why the loss stings. I can handle losing to a team because they were the better team. That is not the case in this loss. We have WAY MORE talent from top to bottom than MSU has, our coaching staff called a piss-poor game plan offensively.
Meyer said they had too many men on the LOS and he couldn't it. He is dead wrong. Throw the ball out in space to your play-maker wideouts and turn them loose, like you did last year up in East Lansing. Once you get the numbers in the box in your favor, then you run the ball down their throats.
MSU stacked the LOS all evening, and we had 16 total pass attempts. Game was lost right there.
Buckeyedude, I am speaking strictly about this young man's character and integrity. He is a quality person, and that is the type of person I want my sons to marry, and a daughter, if I had one. That is all I meant.
Nellie, that is what I said to my son. When the shot of Zeke was on the screen, I said to my son, "This is Zeke's last game in the 'Shoe. Why else would he be crying like that."
God bless you, Zeke, and best of luck to you young man. If I had a daughter, I would be damn proud to have you as a son-in-law.
Exactly. Our lack of offensive ingenuity with the play calling lost this game more than the MSU defense won it. The stats all show that the Sparty pass defense was mighty suspect, yet we ran the ball much more. The game plan should have been the same as last year's MSU game - passing game to the outside to get the safeties out of the box and keep the corners from looking inside to the run. Then, after you have them softened up and playing honest, Zeke can get his yards.
Our lack of offense this entire season finally caught up to us. We have soooo many weapons, yet our OCs fail to get the ball to them. At the risk of inviting downvotes and being called a fair-weather fan, which I am MOST CERTAINLY NOT, I hope Urban looks for a more talented Offensive Coordinator in the off-season. I love Warinner, but he is an offensive line coach, NOT an OC.
Another big point for our corners, we are slightly bigger than the MSU receivers, play bump and run, beat them up at the LOS. Make Burbridge fight to get free in his routes. Physical corner play gives the defensive front time to get to the QB, and it ruins timing pass plays.
With the pressure our defense is bringing on opposing QBs, I don't think we really need a lock-down corner as well. But with that said, it sure would be nice. As a total defense, I would take ours over any other in the country. They are Buckeyes, and they have Urban's tutoring. They are TEAM driven, they are NOT selfish.
I agree. I think our corners will have the edge on the MSU receivers. MSU doesn't have the stud WR like they have had in the past few years. I am hoping for 2 picks in this game.
I think it would help if we try throwing a bit more on first down as well. Seems like we have been very predictive this year, where we run the ball a majority of first down plays. We will need to open it up and keep the Sparty defense guessing.
We sure are going to miss those hands next year...
I really hope he stays!
Was it me, or did you all notice that on many pass attempts against Illinois, JT didn't seem to be deep in the pocket? There were many times where both DE's were past him when he makde his throw.
Also, I didn't see one jet sweep or even jet motion with the handoff going against the motion. Did the staff see something in the Illini defense that made them scrap these plays?
AMEN! It's gut check time, and I also feel our team will rise up and start the great end of the season run like last year.
BEAT'EM UP, BUCKEYES!!
As long as MSU doesn't have their regular starting 5 OL (due to injuries this season), we SHOULD have the upper hand. There OL will be hard-pressed to protect Cook. A big advantage for our DL, I would think.
We may be bitter rivals on the football field, but in the Great game of life, we are all human beings first and foremost.
That is the definition of a class act set of fans.
I saw this story on Channel 4 news last night. He's a handsome little boy, and when I heard his family put him in hospice, I cried like a baby myself. God bless this little boy, and if we can have a miracle, heal him.
God bless the Carr family. I cannot even fathom the thoughts and emotions going through their heads...
I agree here. I was surprised that Willoughby's stats were that high, because it seems like he couldn't hit a cow with a milk truck. Actually, those numbers are decent, but the concern is the distance. Also, from inside of 40 yards, we need someone to be darn-near automatic.
I can understand Urban's philosophy on going on 4th and short. How many times have we seen him go for a first down inside of the 30 on 4th and anything over 2 yards? My guess is not much. This is where he would opt for 3 points but in his defense, I don't think many defenses have put our offense in 4th and longer than 3 yards too many times this year inside of the 30.
The Illini always play us tough at home. The real season starts next week. We use that game as the dress rehearsal for the remainder of the season. The offense NEEDS to explode next week and get ready for the brutal stretch run.
Well, the poor linemen NEED some type of help against a freaky, long-armed athlete like that to make the fight fair.
Here's an idea, if defenses are running away from Lee and Bosa, what if Fick separated them on every defensive snap? For example, have Darron line up on the left side, and Joey on the right. Pick their poison, basically.
Phi, I agree with you. If our offense could start fast and get up two or three scores early, the defense would be plenty more effective because of the play calling by the opponent. Plus, the defense would be able to play a little more loose.
I totally agree. If LSU, Clemson, and Ohio State all go undefeated, the polls should be: 1 LSU, 2 Ohio State, 3 Clemson. Look at the remaining schedule for each school. Clemson's looks the weakest of the three. And if LSU beats Alabama, the entire %ucking media world would be touting LSU as the best team in the country.
Stop with the jet sweep to Miller and start using Miller in motion as a decoy for the play action deep ball.
NOW - THAT'S a novel idea!!
That is not supposed to matter. If the team is undefeated and wins their conference (TSU, Baylor, Oklahoma State, or MSU - could happen), then that unbeaten conference champ SHOULD be in over Alabama, provided Alabama does not win the SEC championship... but by saying this, it would make 'Bama a two loss team and this whole conversation is plain pointless. Kind of like the whole damn "rank them now" process.
This is just another way for ESPN to make ratings... I ain't buying into it. Let's discuss it after the season.
Amen! Just keep winning and the committee cannot possibly leave the defending National Champs out of the playoff.
Funny how the committee puts two schools from the same conference in the top four when they SAY being a conference champion is a heavily weighted factor in the final four....
Like I said earlier, lipstick on a pig... These rankings don't mean JACK until all conference championship games are played.