What's the big deal? Can't Nick Bosa run the ball?
unbelievably awesome. This means that on 90% of our plays, yes we will have two QBs on the field on offense... Braxton and Cardale, or Braxton and JT. Holy Moley.
As Boomhower would say, "Dang ol', Man!"
watching his highlight film, it's obvious his brother Joey has taught him his technique --- if necessary, just pick up an O lineman or a tight end, and throw him at the quarterback! Very effective!
I don't see why Herman couldn't arrange his schedule so that he could be watching our games from Houston, calling in the plays... I mean, he was in the booth last year, right?
and I was at the 2003 scUM game. that was a bad day. In fact, ever since, I refuse to go to a OSU-M game in Ann Arbor, even when people offer free tickets. bad mojo.
When I watch a game from 2014, I am shocked at how much better/more resilient/tougher/meaner (take your pick) the D was in the playoff run. I mean, I saw the scUM game on BTN last weekend? our tackling and spacing did not look great. So, it seems like the defense really cranked it up for the last three games.
The question is, in 2015 does it go back to regular season form? or can the team maintain the intensity of the playoff run?
Happy to see this from the players.
I know Urbz is the master motivator but still, it could be really hard to convince the players that they could lose 3 or 4 games this year if they aren't careful.
And another thing, they probably won't want to hear the words "winning streak" --- I'm guessing they are going to adopt the "one game at a time" approach.
I was in the Big Shit House when Toledo beat TTUN --- would that happen in Columbus? Probably not. But MSU? not such a crazy idea.
Now, does this mean I have to put away my DVDs of the Sugar Bowl and the Championship game??? :-(
dang, that could work! At least, 2 of the 3. Miller & JT. Then Cardale and Miller. Then Cardale, JT, and four wideouts. Man, that would be fun to watch. I mean, it might be about as effective as Oregon's "we're not going to kick, we're going to run" formation, but still, fun to watch!
looks like the Crew stadium. Does Blacksburg have an MLS team???
Yes, Oregon came apart so badly that Kirk Herbstreidt almost had to give Ohio State credit for it. Herbie had his comments so mapped out that even when Cardale trucked that nose guard, Herbie's commentary was, "well Oregon is doing a great job of camouflaging what they are doing... look at the nose guard drop back in coverage..." and then he kind of got tongue twisted when he realized that Cardale ran the dude over. And, Mariota is a great QB, no doubt, but right to the very end of the game Herbie had to go on and on about how much he wanted his daughter to marry Mariota. Well he didn't actually say that but...
Yes, the audio quality sounded like a "cold, dark, hellacious earth".
But it is what it is.
I'd love to see Corey Smith on kick coverage teams. (He's coming back next year, right?)
He was great in the Sugar Bowl, along with (I think) Warren Ball.
What about the injury Braxton had against Purdue? What was that? I mean, they put him in an ambulance.
I can't recall --- was it a concussion?
The only upside was the Legend of Kenny G. That was for real...
Seriously, this is awesome, VT not knowing who will start and how many will play during the course of the game.
My personal preference for starter is JT, since he had to suffer the loss last year, he could possibly be the most motivated of the three.
Then, I hope all three play.
Although it may be academic, since Zeke is on schedule to have about a 260 yard day. He has set a personal best in three straight games, and I'd love to see that continue!
I can't believe we're putting out our predictions already...
I am not worried about the offense against VT. I want to see the defense impose its will.
I want a double digit win with a 2-1 advantage in yards. 31-10, 595 yards to 230.
But I will be satisfied with a Holy Buckeye if necessary.
Jeez, just win, baby.
I agree with what someone said --- Elflein will be there by the end of the year.
Maybe Michael Thomas, too - but he's already proved himself.
Think about it, Zeke outplayed Melvin Gordon, Thomas sort of outplayed (or at least hung with) Amari Cooper , and Cardale definitely was as effective as Mariota.
anybody notice Curry's Michael Jordan move?? You know, the one where Jordan pushed Russell off and then went up for his jumper?
I saw Curry do that about 5 times last night. It's a nice move.
The OSU staff is going to blaze some new ground this year, setting some new precedents in how to handle multiple quarterbacks in a game.
Although, the 1968 NC team used this as well. I can still remember that on occasion, Ron Maciejowski would come in the game for Rex Kern, like definite passing downs. And then Rex would come back in. Meaning, it wasn't mop up duty when we had a 50 point lead on Indiana. It was within the framework of the offense.
Years from now, big tall quarterbacks will be called "The Cardale Jones", much like players who play "The Percy Harvin" position.
I'm curious to see "the Braxton Miller", too.
I'll give you a couple:
Billy Price. Stud for 2 more years.
Raekwon because as much love as he does get, it's not enough. The guy moves so well.
and our PAT kicker. 89 for 89. I know it's "automatic" --- but it's not.
all good stuff. I can't help thinking, though, that all of this magic works because of the entire team concept. I mean, it would be cool if all three QBs go on to have NFL careers, but we have had some great teams/players at OSU who went on to the NFL and were just okay.
The upside of this thought is this: all major programs get good athletes, but it takes UFM and his crew of wizards to produce champions.
Since moving to TSUN 27 years ago, I have followed the Lions pretty closely, along with the Brownies and the Bungles. I would not be surprised to see any one of our three QBs end up on one of these teams and have mediocre NFL careers. It's the Ohio State Buckeye difference. And I think it's more pronounced now, with this coaching staff, then it was in 2002. The entire starting D in 2002 played in the NFL, they were that good.
All I'm sayin' is love the players, but love the team more.
If I had "an historically successful program" I might squirt some Cool Hhhhwip on it!
I heard Onwenu committed to Michigan. according to Ann Arbaugh radio...
Check out the beginning of the clip from 2012... the crawl at the bottom of the screen shows Youngstown State beat Pittsburgh. So... MM was in a foul mood anyway, to see Tressel's old school beat Pitt.
You almost feel sorry for the guy. But not really....
I also noticed on that video that as it starts to roll, the crawl shows that Youngstown State has defeated Pittsburgh 31-17, so May was probably grieving over the $100 he just lost when the Panthers lost to Jim Tressel's old school! Karma on top of Karma on top of Karma!!!
DJ: "crank"??? I have not heard that term for heroin in about 30 years! I thought it went out with "horse"! Or, Mary Jane for weed!!
Marion was a nic place 30 years ago. They used to have a popcorn festival with free entertainment in a parking lot. I saw the Spinners one year - they were awesome - and one year it was Helen Reddy. Did I mention the Spinners were awesome?
I'm just over the border in TSUN and the heroin problem is growing in Toledo and Monroe both. In part, driven by the over-prescribing of opiates by doctors. Shut that off first.