Gave him a C but deserves better if the line and receivers do their job. Tough to grade with the debacle last week.
If we would have had the "cupcake" first I don't believe we still would have played VT and help toward their defense would have been moot.
The only help toward the VT defense would have been coaches with an idea of what to do during the game.
"run the schemes they're used to seeing week in and week out in the Big Ten"
Back to the comfort zone. Yep, that'll make it easier. Don't want to play against those teams that don't play fair.
Don't want to see a poor showing here. Then the players start questioning.
I made this statement elsewhere but, after reading Buckeyejohn's comments on Herman and MENSA I will basically repeat myself.
Herman is a card carrying member of MENSA. He took a test that ranked him among the smartest of the smart. Nowhere on that test is a correlation between the test answers and football. Not one question will relate to football. It has been displayed by Tom Herman that MENSA and football have no correlation.
They mentioned several times last night that Tech was running a double eagle defense. If you can't run your normal offense you have to be able to adjust. I saw no adjustment to the Tech defense.
Against the eagle defense (7 or 7+ defensive front) the center and both guards are covered. LB in the gap with normal depth between the DE and DT. (in the normal college alignment an OLB May replace the position of DE), If you can't run at them in the middle you have to have a lead blocker or trap one of the three down linemen. Off tackle you need a lead blocker. You can also trap the OLB or DE. OSU made no adjustments and were, for lack of a better word, incapacitated. The outside running game was simply strung out to the sideline for pursuit tackling.
Don't feel I can condemn ESPN for speaking the truth.
Yesterday's B1G showing was a week of bowl games thrown into one day.
Sad but true.
Scenario: Dad wants Jr. to be a football hero.
Problem is Jr. may not want to participate in football at a young age. No matter what Jr. wants he ends up practicing and "participating" on a team. He is gun shy. Not sure he wants to be part of this contact sport.
Dad is extremely happy Jr. is on the team. Jr. is very apprehensive about playing and getting involved in the body contact necessary.
Because Jr. has a bad experience (Dad "forcing") him to play at a young age he never wants to play again.
Too many kids are forced tp play by an over zealous parent and they never want to play again.
Let Jr. decide what sport he wants to play or not to play. Congratulate him on a job well done and other than that KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!
I know many coaches will move down to get a start in head coaching. I don't understand why Herman would leave unless it is for a large school with a step up in pay. He may not be the top man but he is making more than many head coaches and not quite all of the head aches of the lead man. Many want to be the top dog in a program and others are satisfied with with fewer things to worry about and still have a better than most as far as salaries.
Amir? 7 foot no points and 4 rebounds. Can't move his feet and can't jump. LAZY
Was afraid Thad was going to burst a blood vessel when he unloaded on Amir.
This young man has just given a very good indication that he will be successful at whatever his goals in life may be.
They are kids. They played to lose? Give it a break! Sure are a lot of people complaining who could only have done worse and know very little about the game except what they perceive to know about the game of football. If you are unhappy about the team you can always find another to lend your negativism.
Great job by a bunch of dedicated young men on the playing field and you have made a great contribution to Buckeye Football. Those that criticize know little about the game.
Guess I should admit that Greenville is a pretty nice community but, the neighborhood of Woodside did make the list. The walk along the river is very nice with a lot of activity.
Furman University is also in the area of Clemson and Furman is a beautiful campus.
...and just a stone's throw away from Clemson University is Greenville, SC, ranked no. 6 for the most dangerous places to live in the U. S.. Walking through the neighborhood of Woodside, in Greenville, you have have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim. If using the term "you", meaning we of Ohio, I am sure our odds are even worse. "70% of the neighborhood children live in poverty and there are more single mothers in this section (of Greenville) than there are in 98.1% of the entire country.
South Carolina (Greenville) made the top 20 but Ohio has no neighborhood to be found on the top 20 list. We may have met a resident of the neighborhood of Woodside, Greenville, SC.
I believe but, not sure, there was not even a fake to Carlos and Braxton went down the line-of-scrimmage and did not even get depth for the roll if he was supposed to get depth.
There was not even a fake to Carlos to take some of the heat.
Probably would have had a better chance on a (play action) roll or sprint pass. Out of the congestion and a possible run or throw.
Agree on all that has been said about the play selections for the entire game. As the season progressed you could see this happening.
We have heard nothing but how Coach Herman is filled with intelligence. However, I think his IQ was left in Columbus for this game. Even if certain plays are working you still need to change it up occasionally and obviously if they are not working anyone with intelligence would mix up the play selection.
The Braxton play on 4th down was possibly one of the worst decisions of all time.
Just a very poor showing on the part of the offensive coaching strategy.
Les, right out of Elyria to the big time.
JLP36 - could you be insinuating there could be a conflict of interest among ESPN and conference affiliations and owning the rights to the National Championship PLayoffs?
I just may go along with your thoughts.
If this is the case collusion may have already begun.
The College Football Playoff Committee, I am afraid, will eventually resemble Congress in the future. Deals will be made to benefit some and those that don't fall in line will be left out.
Human nature can no longer be trusted.
Maybe someone is trying to get an invite to Augusta National by asking her to join the committee. She is a member of Augusta National.
Some of this confuses my thoughts concerning Beth Mowins. I can't stand her doing football broadcasts and I also can't be fired from my job for making the statement.
Just some more political correctness in sports attached to the playoff committee or like I said on another post, is this more Title IX?
Look at the cop to his right walking with a swagger. Then, he can't quite force himself to slip his hand into the armpit to help the lumbering mass off the ground.
Right tackle, 68, Taylor Decker, was sadly missed.
(sarcasm, for those that can't figure it out)
Why are the schools waiting to walk away from the NCAA. The time is NOW!
Maybe all the major conferences should leave the NCAA and then boycott playing the SEC.
Obviously a case of speaking before thinking. Maybe a case of simply not capable of thinking.
Time to depart Mr. Delany!
John Wilner prefers water polo over football.