I can't wait until they start playing so we can stop speculating.
We shouldn't be too hard on the young man. I remember when I was 14. I was selfish and wanted to be the center of attention, too.
Other than being a rabid Buckeye fan, I don't have standing to evaluate whether Grant or anyone else who dons the Scarlet and Grey has been a bust or a success. I want a dominant defense, but isn't it coaches who select who to offer scholarships, who to play, how to deploy players, and how to develop kids into men? I try to separate "he is a great football player" from "he is a great person I would want my daughter to date." The latter is the more important, but I certainly don't know enough to have the answer to either question. All I know right now is:
Go Buckeyes. Beat Navy!
Yes, but they will have to prove they are not one-dimensional on offense. With only a run threat, will they compete with MSU and OSU?
I'm sorry, but they spanked us pretty bad last year, and then went out west and took care of business against a good (not great, but good to very good) Stanford team. Dantonio has them believing in themselves.
I am not normally a nit picker, BUT when I read, "Few coaches get as much out of his players than Dantonio ..." I cringed. Possible rewrites: Few coaches get as much out of their players as Dantonio; Few coaches get more out of their players than Dantonio; Dantonio gets more out his players than most coaches.
If the kid thinks it works, it does. Psychology.
Here is an "upvote" for you, kid!
Ahhhh, but you haven't met us. You have only introduced yourself to us. Just wait until you write your first piece in which you offer an opinion that is not universally held by 11W readers. That is when you will MEET us.
Meyer and company will be on the lookout for some young stud who will appreciate the opportunity a little more than Tracy did. I just hope the young man has learned a valuable lesson, because the price he paid was considerable.
August 30th can't get here soon enough.
Bo who? I never heard of him!
Just score lots of points and keep the opposition from scoring any points and everything else will take care of itself.
Pants? They were wearing pants?
The B1G is the fourth best Conference. The PAC 12 in on top, followed by the ACC at second and the SEC a surprisingly distant third. The gap between the B1G and the SEC has certainly closed, but not because the B1G is any better.
Do we pound El Guapo to set up the deep pass and play-action, or do we go deep and wide to open up middle?
No margin for error. No complacency. Gotta have decisive wins (3 TDs +) the rest of the season. Iowa scares me because they are this week's opponent.
The game is played for the fans so having fans on the selection committee is fine.
If you are going to have fans pick who pays, why not the polls?
If you are really interested in evaluating the best teams, only those who have had success on the field are qualified to do that. It is only they who know first hand what it takes to be successful on the gridiron.
Yes. Maryland is rank.
Wisconsin was our toughest opponent, but we caught them at home on a good day and dominated. Northwestern was our toughest game because we caught them in Evanston on a bad day after they had two weeks to prepare, but we still won.
Each week brings its own challenge. This week the challenge is: Do we prepare for Indiana or TTUN?
Oh? Our next opponent is Iowa? LOL
When the teams step on the field, history is irrelevant. The game will be decided between the lines on Saturday night. Only the Buckeyes can beat the Buckeyes. If we prepare all week, stay focused and intense, and play smart and loose, we win decisively. OSU 45 - NW 17
CFB is a game of matchups and mismatches. I really like how we match up against the Badgers -- both offensively and defensively.
Can't wait to see if I'm right.
Earl Bruce just mentioned on radio that Youngstown ran a "Side-saddle T" formation with both QBs under center at the same time making the defense guess which one had the ball. This could be lots of fun ...
Ohio State 49