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Comment 08 Sep 2014

I could not agree more!

It is basic offensive strategy - if they stack the L of S, throw the ball to your TEs and WRs on short slants over the middle.  That would have quickly caused them to back off and opened up the running game.  It was poor coaching by everyone, except perhaps Johnson and Fickell, that cost us that game.  We should never have lost that game!  It reminded me of a game 3 years ago against MSU.  We must have pounded the middle a hundered times without success.  We lost that game too due to poor coaching.

And whatever happened to the hurry-up offense.  How many times did we rush to the L of S and then spend 15 seconds getting signals from the sidelines before we snapped the ball.  We have a redshirt Freshman QB!  Call the play at the 25 second mark!  Snap the ball at no less than the 18 second mark!  We had far greater talent than VT, Navy, Clemson and MSU and yet we lost 3 of those games and looked very bad against Navy because our Coaches were out coached.  This isn't Rocket Science.  Coach these kids up and then cut them loose!

Comment 31 Aug 2014
It is important to recognize that Coach Meyer said the OL failed to meet expectations. He did not say that they are not good enough. We have 9 or 10 OL who are definitely good enough to be solid players. But they need to gel as a unit. The OL last year had 4 very easy games to gel and they became e strength thereafter. Give this OL a few weeks. They should be solid by the Cincinnati game and good enough until then. And as that happens Barrett and the RBs will look better and better.
Comment 31 Aug 2014
I attended the game and I think everyone is being too critical of our Buckeyes. You must consider the facts that it was our opening game on the road against a very good and very disciplined team. That team runs an offense that we won't see again until the next time we play them. We started 9 players on offenses who were not starters at those positions even for one game last season. Our QB was not even active last year. And our star DE was ineligible. Ironically it was Freshmen and RS Freshmen who excelled. I thought Barrett was solid and composed the whole game. Lee was outstanding. And Samuel was our most effective RB. Our OL last year took several games to gel and that was against the likes of teams like FL A & M. I believe that this year's OL will be very solid by the Cincinnati game and good enough until then. Just give them time to gel. I was more disappointed in the DL. They did not resemble the best DL in the country!
Comment 10 Jun 2014

I hope that Carroll convinces Pryor to change positions to WR.  He would be an awesome WR - huge, fast, great hands, obviously a great runner after the catch and great stiff arm!

When he was with Oakland, I read/heard that he was the most active player working within the Oakland community.  That says a lot!

Comment 09 Jun 2014

I agree 100%. Let Terrelle come home and be recognized for all of the great things he did.  The NCAA's actions re those players and Tressel were, in my opinion, reprehensible in light of their non-action re much more serious violations by other Schools and other players (i.e., Miami, Oregon, Calipari, Cam Newton, etc.)

Comment 08 Jun 2014

Sorry Kilby-Lane will not be a Buckeye.  I will still root for him unless he plays against us.  Time to lock down Hilliard and Baker and offer Conner!

Comment 03 Jun 2014

I am a firm believer in depth and playing that depth frequently.


That's why it is great to read about guys like Vannett, Burrows, Lee, Worley and even Knox.  All of those guys, and several more, should get as much PT as possible as early as possible.  We will need all of them this year and it will make us even stronger in the future.  I would also like to see Price get a chance to be the starter at LG and Boren at C.  Smith and Marshall are great receivers in waiting.  Dunn and Ball deserve some early PT at RB.  Apple and Conley at CB.  Looking forward to seeing Hill and Munger at DT.  Many more too!

Comment 28 May 2014

If Gibson is upset about the commitment of Burrow, quite frankly I don't give a d---!  If he did not want us to sign another QB, he should have commited earlier and then helped us recruit other prospects.  Apparently, he is now excited about Auburn.  So be it! If he still wants to be a Buckeye, I would welcome him and be a huge fan. If not, I wish him the best of luck except if and when he competes against us.

Comment 21 May 2014

I am not concerned about numbers.  I am a little concerned about the fact that the Staff seems to be slow recruiting some very good Ohio players like Conner and Burrow, who play positions of need.  Mostly, I am concerned about the effect on Ohio Coaches and future star players of slow recruiting or not recruiting Ohio players now.

Meyer's recruiting history is one of amazing success.  We will end up with a top 10, and possibly a top 5 class.  I have no doubt about that.  Just worried about the long term impact of not emphasizing Ohio kids.

Comment 08 May 2014

Thad Matta does an incredible job recruiting great young players.  He does it much more quietly than Coach Meyer, but no less effectively.  I am very optimistic about our Football Team and our men's BB Team for the next several years. Now, Coach Matta, please get Giddens, Thomas and either Bragg or Ahmad and we should be NC Contenders for the next several years.

Comment 07 May 2014

Mr. Jones sounds like an intelligent and very mature young man.  I know nothing about his ability, but he seems like a natural leader to me.  Very humble and focused.  That is the kind of temperment every QB needs to have, but few do!  If his ability level is even close to some of the other QBs we have been hearing about, I say let's get Jones and then worry about a second guy, if necessary.

Comment 06 May 2014

I am the son of a former OL Coach and I think that Mehwort is outstanding!  He will be a steal for any team in the second round and it would be a felony if someone is able to get him in the third round!

Comment 27 Apr 2014

What does that mean?

We have apparently lost Clark to Michigan.  So, we are down to Hentges, who is not a certainty to commit to OSU.  Conrad is apparently extremely unhappy about being put on the back burner and is looking at MSU.  We wanted two TEs and may very likely end-up with none!  That is not a video game - that is reality!

Comment 27 Apr 2014

The lack of offers to top ten Ohio Kids is a problem and is going to be a big problem in my opinion.  Not offering either C J Conrad or Conner makes no sense in my opinion.  We need TEs and we need LBs.  Conrad is the top TE in Ohio.  Conner is rated as the number 5 ILB in the country.  Our failure to offer either of those very good players and our insistence that they prove their worth at a camp vs non-Ohio Kids who have not even visited Ohio State does not sit well with Ohio HS Players and, I am sure, Coaches.  Why on earth are we doing this?

Other Schools, especially MSU, are feeding on this resentment and are getting very good Ohio Players to commit to MSU.  This will come back to haunt us in the future!

Comment 26 Apr 2014

I am not concerned about the low number of commitments, nor about the one defection.  What I am concerned about is withholding offers or slow recruiting really top notch players like Wimbush, Conner and Stevens because we are hoping for commitments from 5 star guys (e.g., Gibson, Hilliard) or four star guys (Clark, Hentges) who may never commit to OSU (e.g., Watson last year).  Yes, I know the best guys take longer to commit because they have more options.  But by making really good players wait or not even offering them a scholarship, we could be hurting ourselves and we may end up with far less attractive alternatives.