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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist

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Comment 24 Nov 2015

If our guys continue to miss assignments and drop balls, it doesn't matter who is calling the plays.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

If you watched the Buckeyes all season long, you can’t be surprised by Saturday’s result.  Deep in your heart of hearts, you knew that this version of the Ohio State Buckeyes was not Cardale’s your father’s last year’s squad.  The offensive line struggles, the inconceivable forgetting about the best back in the country for long stretches, the horribly inconsistent passing attack (regardless of who was pulling the trigger), the inability of the defense to get off the field at certain points, it was all there right in our faces the whole season long.


Comment 23 Nov 2015

This is an article written by someone who took their time to painfully dissect a tough loss that we just suffered through.  In this analysis, the writer does a thorough job of detailing what went wrong and shows numerous examples to make this case.  From his work and write-up, it's clear that OSU did not execute well at all.  Despite this effort, which does a very eloquent job of detailing why it wasn't all on the coaches, the lynch mob still decides to show up with their pitch forks and torches.  

Read the article and try to understand what is being said.  It's not squarely on the coaches.  This game was littered with our lack of focus and execution errors, just as the entire season has been.  Every player and coach on the team should take part in all of this blame that we apparently have to place somewhere.  It's not just on the coaching staff.      

Comment 23 Nov 2015

It truly is mystifying how such an experienced group can just consistently underperform.  And it's not like the examples above in the article were minor, they were complete whiffs by multiple players on some of our bigger plays.  You play any top 10 team and you fail to execute on your most critical plays and you will lose every time.  I'm just shocked that it's this group of players doing it.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

Give it a rest.  Beck will get another year, but history shows that Urban Meyer is no dummy.  Exhibit: Everett Withers.

Keep calm and enjoy the Buckeyes.

Comment 22 Nov 2015

Actually, I did the same.  I decided to wear my Zeke black jersey instead of my Eddie George jersey that Ive sported for every game for the past 3 years.  

I'm sorry.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Well done.  How about:

We just lost a game.

But we haven't played you yet.

You are our focus.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Well.  I'm not going to completely blame the offense.  The team was bad.  Every part of the team screwed up at one point.  9 units strong?  Nah, we were 0 units strong.  We lost as a team.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

Then what does that make us?  They didn't even have their starting QB - one of the best players in their history.  They are a great team, give them credit.

Comment 21 Nov 2015

It was a great run and all good things must come to an end.  But the team looked like this all season.  We just finally played a great team.  I'm glad that MSU did it and Bama did not.

Its always a good season when we have a chance to beat TTUN.  Do it.  Go Bucks.

Comment 20 Nov 2015

Going to be a great game.  I think we will do OK against their run, but not as well as many think - I wouldn't be surprised if we give up 175-200 yards on the ground. If Cook were healthy, I think they'd have a decent chance for the win.  I don't think anyone knows his true status and so it's really hard to predict the game.  I'm going to say that Cook is 90% healthy going in, but takes a hit that significantly hinders his ability and really makes MSU struggle to move the ball through the air.  However, we still have had breakdowns and poor angles from our DBs and there will be some big plays for MSU.  I think they'll get close to 30, but not quite there.

On the other side of the ball, we've been incredibly inconsistent and it's hard to say why.  If it's been playing to our competition, then this is a game to expect a breakout.  I just don't think we've put it all together yet and we're really not close.  That is worrisome to me.  I think we will keep it conservative in the first half and trails going into the half.  Second half adjustments, focus, and coaching to win liven us up in the second.  Zeke will bust a long run in this game, and our success in the running game will be hit and miss.  Our passing game will struggle as well, being hit and miss. We will make big plays, but it will be boom or bust as MSU will generate pressure.  We will either move quickly down the field, or play from behind the chains, much as we've already seen.  

It's not going to be a pretty game and the team we've been watching for the last 10 games is this same team.  But this is MSU and starting with this game, the mantra changes from "how did we win?" to "did we win?"  We do just enough, first one to 30 wins.  

OSU 31 - MSU 27