They need to take another man step forward this Saturday at Maryland. You don't want another bye week hanging over your head after laying an egg so an impressive win is an absolute must!
Samuels time is coming but Zeke and Rod need to be the guys this season. Elliot should get 23 - 27 carries a game and Smith should get 10 carries or so per game.
Anyone know if that fan was a student?
It's still a 360 it's just done with both feet on the ground for the first 180. Merely a technicality.
You'll have to wait a week. We have bye this week.
This is without a doubt a very scary game but in all honesty if we allow the Bearcats to come into the Shoe during prime time and embarrass us SHAME on our program! We should beat them by at least 14 points and control their passing attack to the point of total frustration.
I really don't know what else to say. If this team still thinks it's great; it's time to play great! The phrase "we're ready to show our fans and the world" is getting old.
Best of luck to Spence and I wish him well but I doubt he plays another snap for the Buckeyes.
I am definitely an Elliot and Samuel fan but I'd sure love to see Rod smith given a few series in a row and feature him as the main guy for at least 10-12 plays and see what he can do. And I don't mean the typical up the gut dive play. He's more than capable of pitches, draws, shovel pass and running the option. I hate to say this but at times I feel the coaches are fearful he might actually succeed if given a real chance..
Samuel and Elliot can be a nice tandem like Beanie Wells and Antonio Pittman. Pittman and Samuel are about the same size and Pittman had a very good career for OSU. Rod will maintain his role as decoy / blocker / 2 carry and 1 catch per game guy. Bri'onte Dunn will most likely finish his career buried on the bench or transfer at the end of the season.
I have seen nothing so far this season to think 12-1 is possible. It's obvious VT was over rated and Kent State was nothing more than a glorified scrimmage.....no offense to Kent State. In all honesty Mount Union could probably beat Kent this season.
I'm not sold on Chris Ash nor his new and improved defense. I love the defensive line but not ready to say we're better at LB or DB. However, Raekwon is the real deal.
I'm certainly not sold on Tom Herman. He laid a huge egg against VT and this is his 3rd season with us. And I still haven't seen all these speedy weapons show what they can do yet but rumor has it they're out there.
Lastly special teams are average at best; after all, we couldn't take one to the house against the Golden Flashes.
Kent State has a pathetic offense. If they score more than 3 points against any combination of players on our roster Chris Ash is a bust!
So if Chris Ash said Raekwon will be getting more and more reps then that means he should get 2 against the Golden Flashes.
Just the fact he de-committed and then only took one official visit to OSU has me a little concerned about him de-committing again.
And good thing Dri Archer is playing for the Steelers because he would've been the fastest man on the field.
Raekwon, Smith, Dixon and Hubbard.
Love Eze but coming out angry and hungry against a MAC team doesn't exactly mean a whole lot. If we're not clearing the bench by the middle of the 3rd quarter there's a serious problem.
All I know is all week we read this is when everyone will finally get to see what the new and improved defense is all about. That message dominated last weeks headlines. I'm still waiting patiently.
John Simon is on the Raven practice squad; doesn't that count as #30?
Kwon 1 defensive play and Rod 2 total carries this season isn't cutting it in my book. They among others need to be in meaningful rotation.
I wonder how many carries Rod Smith won't get against the Flashes?
So basically what I'm hearing is it's hard to prepare for Navy and the triple option and it's hard to prepare for VT and cover 0. I can hardly wait to hear the next excuse the next time we take it on the chin.
About the only thing we're shooting for in November is to go 4-1. I don't buy the youth excuse; every team out there has youth and they seem to be just fine. There will be no playoffs this year. I said 10-2 prior to the season and that's still possible but most likely 9-3 and hopefully a New Years Day bowl.
I'm positive Rod Smith had zero carries but deserves at least 8-10 per game.
Samuel is our best running weapon right now.
McMillian should be playing at least 15-20 defensive snaps per game if not more.
We still make other average QB'S look like All Americans.
I'm positive I'm not impressed with Chris Ash's defense yet and I'm less impressed with Herman.
Thomas is finally becoming a weapon in games other than the one held in the spring.
The defensive line is very impressive without Spence and should be down right intimidating with him.