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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist

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Comment 16 Oct 2016

Dead serious. I believe a lot of his responsibilities for the game were the guys slipping out of the backfield. I specifically recall his name mentioned, not for making a tackle, but for recognizing and following a TE on a play action. So I think this was his purpose, not to mention that Wisconsin was doing most their damage on the outside. 

Comment 16 Oct 2016

We learned a lot about this team last night. For me, it was mostly that we aren't as solid as I thought. Coaches and players need to improve, but the best part is that we are still in the game. 

Comment 16 Oct 2016

Weber should have been used for the vertical running game. In contrast, Samuel is effective in motion, quick passes, and other efforts to go wide. However, attempts to get Samuel more touches resulted in his use on plays between the tackles where Weber would have been much more effective. While I would agree that we need to get the ball in our playmakers' hands, it can't be square peg, round hole type of stuff.  

It's a bit of 20/20 hindsight vision, but we knew going in that Wisc had speed on the edge. We thought our perimeter attack was better, stronger and faster than their defense. Quite simply, we were wrong 

Comment 15 Oct 2016

Me too. I'll admit that I'm skeptical about our dl against a running team like Wisconsin. This will be a true test of that young group. 

Comment 15 Oct 2016

Our offense is the X factor. Can we get the edge and spread them out early? Can we pass efficiently early? Otherwise, we are in for it.