Thon Maker goes to my old high school Carlisle in Martinsville, VA. It's a private school that often recruits local kids from surrounding cities. They win the state tourney in their division a lot (we lost in the championship my senior year and then won it 3 years in a row after I graduated). Either a news outlet or sports site did a story on him and how he ended up there, he was also featured in faces in the crowd by Sports Illustrated. He moves pretty well for someone so damn tall.
A lot of scared tOSU fans afraid to play FSU. Cowards.
If everything in this world is so matter of fact then why play the games? Winston probably would play well against us, but who says we couldn't play better? Our defense sucked in this game, but our penalties and offensive play didn't do us any favors.
Let's just look at all games on paper and decide the winner that way since it's pointless to play them if we already know the outcome. Underdogs never win apparently.
Yea because there's no possibility he has a bad game or we play better. Yea our pass defense isn't the best, but a little hard to make grandiose statements about scenarios that won't play out. Go work for ESPN.
Maybe if Miller wasn't throwing so poorly and we stopped keeping drives alive with penalties, we'd test your theory.
Not sure why someone downvoted you. That overtime was atrocious. My friends and I were laughing at how after 3 overtimes we had a total of 6 points. The playcalling was so great in overtime. No wonder those programs are mocked.
Oregon and Baylor with nice wins today!! Sorry haters, exciting football shall prevail.
I go to grad school at Oregon and you clearly don't watch the games. Like many teams they rack up a lot of first half points against weaker opponents. This is my 3rd year here and I can't tell you how many times the 2nd half has just turned into a runfest because of all the 1st half points. Whether or not they score, they frequently slow their tempo down when they are crushing opponents. Nothing different than what Ohio State has done. Autzen Stadium frequently sees its fans empty out after the 1st half because of the huge lead and the impending 2nd half runfest (sadly).
Football, offensively at least, is about scoring. Nothing in the rule books about running up the score or when to go for 2 points. Oregon shouldn't be criticized, or Ohio State for that matter, when they light up the scoreboard. THat is the point after all correct? Additionally, you don't get the chance to practice against opposing teams throughout the year, so why not treat a blowout like a practice and continue to work on your offense?
If coaches want to run the time down in a quarter or have a running clock, then whatever be my guest. But for coaches to tank it and try to run up the middle, to essentially punt and give the ball back to the other team has become ridiculous. I guess basketball teams that are winning a blowout should just throw the ball off the backboard or hand it to the other team to make them feel better.
I was at the game (Duck grad student, tOSU undergrad graduate). The Vol fans there didn't seem to really think they would win. They were fairly calm during the thrashing.
Throughout the game after touchdowns, we'd taunt them with their S! E! C! chant. Then cheer: We Want Bama!! We also made fun of their Rocky Top song and had many sarcastic cheers about them losing since they were an SEC team and should therefore have won simply by showing up.
It was pretty great thrashing them. We were in our usual student spot, so it's hard to completely judge, but the Vol fans there seemed fairly chill and unsurprised about the outcome. We had a good time taunting them throughout the game.
Mariotta looked good today, after the first 2 series. Oregon has a few other good play makers in addition to Thomas. They are a really good team, I think deserving of the ranking above Ohio State (I think they should be #1 - their defense is way better than A&M's, no way they give up those points, but can easily score them).
I'd rather the Ducks have to play the Buckeyes in the Natty, so let's hope they don't face another SEC team this year.
Well we do.
We just had a home and home with The U, we went 1-1, remember?
We play Virginia Tech next year, should be a home and home but they aren't showing up on the 2015 schedule.
We had the Cal series now (not our fault they suck).
Then we have a home and home with Oklahoma.
I'm excited to play Va Tech. Every year "Beamer" ball will apparently lead to an ACC title and a National Title run, according to my "pundits". I can't wait to demolish them and their annually overrated ass.
Texas all whites are disgusting.
Such a Crafty guy.
I wonder how much ESPN contributed to the NCAA to make sure their SEC Media darling and topic filler for 30 minutes on Sports Center wasn't suspended for even a game.
At this point, can tOSU reinstate their wins from 2010? NCAA can't even punish Miami when there is blatant evidence against them and yet we were penalized for a few tattoos. And apparently about $3 in overpaid money to Posey.
The Buckeye Pizza at Adriaticos can't be beat! That's my favorite thing to get on campus, such a huge pizza and great for parties. Slice of New York is my favorite tasting though and is great since you can get it by the slice.
Haha what a joke..Buckeye Pizza is terrible and the place is so shady.
I love this. Go Buckeyes!! Nice to see a coach say what I"m always thinking!!
What's fun about punting?
What's not fun about scoring touchdowns?
I would rather see osu score 70 and win by 7 than see them not even score a TD per quarter and win 24-17.
You should try to read the article before you post. Plus, you don't always have to have a terrible defense with a great offense. Look at UF when Meyer was there or Oregon.
What is good football? The right amount of defense and offense?
Last year's game was terrible because the offensive game plans were crap. Nick Saban does not run a great offense, he relies on having more talent than the other team and the defense to help win the game. I would take a high scoring affair where the defense is average or bad versus a tough defensive battle where points are at a premium. You can game plan all day, but the type of offense that Baylor and WVU and Ok State run, it can be tough to stop them no matter what, unless they turn the ball over themselves.
At the top he says Riley Cooper and David Nelson. Can you read?
Come on fool, Jordan is the best of all time. Don't try and slight him. Don't be a moron like a scUM fan.
I can't wait to see us win the next game, and then how everyone is back on the bandwagon. Look at every team ahead of tOSU in the polls, they all have flaws. Look at the last few national championship winners, never perfect. Stop bitching about everything so much. We can all see we have some flaws, but it's hardly end of the world stuff. The last few years, we'ver rarely lost when we've played well. Most of our losses come on horrendous shooting nights or games like Indiana where the refs have money on the game, it's a matter of timing when we have the bad games.
That being said, I'm not sure what is wrong with Buford in big games, but either way, he's a great kid that tries hard.
Everyone is jumping all over us for this performance. Yea it sucked, but we aren't exactly out of contention for the national title. This isn't football, and as we've seen in the last few years, anyone can make it to the national title. Relax people, shitty play today, but doesn't mean it's going to be like this the rest of the year.