While I don't think it's a conspiracy, I do agree with you on how mind-boggling this was. It's not just that the coaches had a poor game plan, it was honestly just the absolute worst play calling I've ever seen from a team in the second half (and I'm a Browns fan). That's the biggest reason I don't care about Zeke speaking out and actually prefer that he did so.
If there was one bad play here or there where you scratch your head, that's fine, keep your mouth shut or you look extremely whiny. However, it was seriously so bad that someone not saying something would have made me even more pissed off.
Mark my words, either Warinner will go back to just the O-line coach or Tim Beck will pursue new opportunities after this year.
Love those jerseys, but I'd rather have the white numbers on the shoulder pads.
Let's go Bucks!
Good lord, these guys are both terrible but I'm glad the Bucks will get some good press. The Urban interview with DP was extremely interesting, so hopefully we get something half as good with these clowns.
#hot #take #alert: Connor Cook won't finish the game. This kid's shoulder is definitely not 100% and if he gets hit a couple times, I think he's gone. Props to him for coming back and trying to fight through it, though.
I wish I had more money because I'd donate all of it to that Paint Drying troll. I can't stand censorship, especially when it comes to art. Maybe that'll change when I have kids some day, but I feel like it's the parents' job to take care of that. I hope he gets a shitload of money and it changes the game for getting British films published.
2 more days, folks. Beat Sparty.
I didn't get to watch the game, but a competent big man is something that sounds extremely refreshing. It should be an exciting season, especially since expectations are so tempered.
It's definitely the pride and tradition. What I mean by that is roughly 50% of the players on OSU are from Ohio (total guess, but I'm being conservative). Playing for your "home" team is a feeling which creates a sense of pride that is nearly indescribable. It's the reason why high school football is amazing. While I love the Browns and Cleveland is the first city I ever loved, I never feel "attached" to the team because most of the guys couldn't care less about Ohio or Cleveland.
Now that I'm an Ohio State alumni, college football brings an extra sense that something is mine. You don't have to be a current or former student to feel this, but it sure helps. When I watch Ohio State play, I think about all of the memories I had in my four years in Columbus, good or bad, and I don't think there's anything in the world that can bring me that much emotion in one moment. It makes me think about the 100+ years of kids just like me who got to experience something very similar and probably loved the shit out of it just as much as I did.
That is why I love college football.
This kid is awesome. All our guys are awesome. Please don't leave us. :'(
I really couldn't care less about when this game has historically been played; moving it to Thanksgiving weekend and playing at noon are both AWFUL.
Absolutely hilarious troll work.
not gonna lie, I kinda hope the Buckeyes are outside the Top 4 once the Playoff Rankings debut. Would love to have everyone bitch about strength of schedule and then finish with 2 Ws vs MSU and UM
Oh for fucks sake, please stop drinking and driving, people. This is absolutely horrible.
The only thing that terrifies me is a couple of lapses by the secondary in which Carroo takes advantage of and turns into touchdowns. If the Buckeyes are playing well but not rolling, those few big plays at home could turn things around for Rutgers.
If the secondary doesn't have any breakdowns and the offense plays as well as it did vs PSU and/or better, this game will be a blowout.
Bummer to lose a fellow Youngstown guy. Best of luck to him.
This may have been known for awhile hence the Williams decommitment, we'll see what happens this weekend.
If the offense is good, they'll run it towards whomever they choose to go after and get the double team on them. That's the danger in sliding him inside.
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There's gonna be Buckeyes on there, right? If so, I like these a lot.
Buckeye Nation, and specifically myself, have definitely taken for granted everything that Braxton has given us in the past few years.
I wish him nothing but a healthy appearance and victory in the National Championship.
He's been my favorite player by far on D this year and I hope he comes out and puts on a show for his family in the Horseshoe. I can't imagine how proud they'll feel when 106,000 Buckeyes are going crazy after he buries Hackenberg in the backfield.
All you can practice against is a team's tendencies. Every team this far has been a significant underdog, so they really have nothing to lose by practicing an offense/plays they don't normally run. They are willing to take this risk of not continuing to get better at their normal scheme because they need all the help they can get.
I think that's also why OSU looked good at the end of the year last year. Not only did they get a lot better, but when they know the scheme of the opponent (quality teams like Wisc, Bama and Oregon won't change their offense because they believe they will beat OSU with their bread and butter) they can go out and out-execute them.
Hills through A gap was far too successful and made me want to pull my hair out. You are not the only one who felt this way.
The DEs also lost contain and he torched the D outside as well. It's crazy, but an offense like LSU's doesn't really scare me because you know what you're going to get. It's these crazy "fluke" games from otherwise unknown guys that terrifies me.
If Urban Meyer wants me to black out, then I'm sure as hell going to black out.
See you all at Out R Inn.
100% drink and eat in Ohio city, it's really the gem of Cleveland nightlife, in my opinion. It's not a far Uber to get to downtown for the concert.