Marcus Freeman (ex tOSU linebacker) is now with Purdue as an assistant coach. He did a kids football camp along with Brax and he's a Buckeye all day long. Not exactly the OP's scenario but Marcus would give and get an O-H...I-O without pause.
Love this ^^^^
Love the charts and graphs. Great job Matt! Crediting Schlegel with a tackle made my day.
Looks as if some up the middle runs could have succeeded.
Goes to show how valuable Braxton is. As if that needs repeating.
His ability to improvise when a defender breaks into the backfield was the difference between a sack and a positive play. Add those up and it's now the difference between winning and losing.
What bothers me is how Brewer was in bad situations with many 3rd and longs and he could convert.
Either Brewer is that good or our D is that bad.
J.T. can't anticipate the pressure and had no feel for the back side defender except after he was on the ground.
Not that he should at this stage but.....Herman should have given him some bail plays like a draw, bubble screen, slant etc.
Braxton has that awareness and the skills to make something out of nothing. He has bailed out Herman more than I care to count.
Sure the Bucks have a young team but so does VT.
I saw Urban managing not coaching tonight.
That's fine when you're winning but not when Herman can't dial up anything but the spread and everyone go deep.
We could not burn VT when we had the right play dialed up.
Poor throws, receivers couldn't get separation or when they did J.T. was too busy getting sacked.
Let's not leave out the Bucks hockey fans.
The Big 10 title is still up for grabs but whoever wins it is by no means a lock for the playoffs.
Without a run game VT could sit (literally) on J.T. every play.
Why did we continue to run the spread every play?
How about bringing in two tight ends for a few plays?
I kept waiting for a screen. You know, something easy for J.T. to complete and it's worth a try against the defense VT ran all night.
I'm still waiting..................
JT's ACL issues are not comforting to think about.
I hope he is healthy.
All the best to this kid. We support you.
I thought he would of had an MRI yesterday.
Best case is a partial dislocation followed by swelling.
Worst case is torn soft tissue and more surgery.
Either way we will not see him to start the season.
Get well soon Brax.
This is all Braxton's call.
He has left the coaches, press, fans and probably the doctors scratching their heads.
I'm sure his shoulder/arm doesn't "feel" right with certain throws and that makes sense when you have not been throwing with regularity for over 6 months.
I have a suspicion that there is no new medical evidence of an injury as that information would be used right away to explain the situation. Where are the MRI results that show a re-injury or even something new? Would the team wait a day to image his shoulder? I don't think so. I believe the team doctors have kept a very close eye on his arm week to week and unless they hid a re-injury from all of us then I don't see any evidence that he is injured.
No doubt he is feeling sore or something so we'll have to wait like the Purdue game for the facts.
We love ya Brax!
There was another BOOM yesterday and It was the 11W server blowing up due to all the .gifs dropping in the forums.
Worth every minute of down time in exchange for a couple 5-stars!
Way to rally!
Congrats to this team and the teams before it for setting the new record!
Thanks Aubrey. You did a great job covering these guys and without you many Buck fans wouldn't know this team existed.
I have higher hopes for next season as I saw this team finish strong. Heck, they took down #1 during a championship tourney and looked as good as any NCAA hockey squad could.
Fight to the end....
My hat is off to this Buckeye team and also to the Badgers for fighting back more than once.
That is what a championship game should look like.
The future looks bright for tOSU hockey as they proved that the Big10 is very competitive and they can play and beat the best out there. I wish these Bucks had a chance to prove themselves in the NCAA tourney because I know they have the skill and guts but they were just one OT goal short.
Way to fight to the end, thy honor defend...
Great underdog story playing out here.
These kids have heart. Minn is the Goliath of college hockey right now but David just showed up.