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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist

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Comment 06 Dec 2015

There's not much mystery here. We all know the 4 teams. There's no reason that Clemson or Bama drop. Given the additional quality win fir MSU while Oklahoma was idle, it's likely they move ahead. 

1. Clemson vs. 4. Oklahoma ; 2. Bama vs. 3. MSU. 

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.