This guy is every where. I see him like a Hubbard also. Could be OLB or DE and a special team machine. Does he ever come off the field? Yes, the competition is not good but he is big,fast and making plays doing everything.
It of course gets worse the bigger the year difference is. The best Browns team from the 60's would get beat 70-0 by today's Browns. Jim Brown wouldn't get to the line of scrimmage on any carry.
It is not just bigger players, it's much stronger players and much faster players. Not by a little- by a lot.
It wouldn't be close. Take the 75' Steelers today against todays Steelers -regarless of which rules and today's team rolls to easy win. Same results with the 75' Buckeyes against the 2016 Buckeyes.
The size and speed difference alone is worth a 30 point spread. Then throw in the advanced O and D schemes now and it is 40-50 point spread. What I teach at the varsity HS level now versus what I was playing at the HS level in the mid 80's is night and day. Times that by 10 at the college and pro level.
I agree that the players back then had a toughness about them that we lack at times now but you are losing 50 lbs per lineman at least and a hole lot of speed. That is a combination for disaster.
Browns.... The land of misfit players and coaches. Till a new owner takes over this team is a dumpster fire not worthy of your attention.
Samuel has a unique opportunity to win the Heisman next year and with a new QB guru to help fix JT's problems and a genius O Coordinator to get Samuel the ball in the open more often , he has a decent chance at a life changing award. He is gold for life if he wins a Heisman at Ohio State. That is worth rolling the dice for another year and to up his stock for next year. Yuuuugh difference in first round money and second round money.
This is a game changer. Huge get on both especially Wilson. top D coordinator + top O coordinator + Urban= much pain for Buckeye opponents.
I have thought the Colt job would be the one to get him back in the NFL. His old NFL team, Luck, Colts is disaray.... Seems like a good fit. Harbaugh can say he got *ichigan back on track with the success of this past season and be able to leave with some pride still intack. This past season was his best shot at beating the Buckeyes and win the B1G. It aint happening in the next couple years. Good time to go back to the League.
This was a bucket of cold water in the face. I expected a different team this year. Out of words.....
I was at the Orange Bowl also and I thought it was closer to 70-30%. I think it will be the same or worse out there. Going that far for a game is out of their norm. I'm guessing they have played outside of the south east maybe a hand full of times in the past 20 years.
That had to be a miss print. 84-8 in big school state championship?!!? How is that possible?
Congrats to "Detroit Diesel". What a fitting end to The Game....our frosh blowing their super star out of the play.
I am beginning to think they enjoy all this butt hurt ....which makes them.....
Old school facial. Nice job Shelly!
Urban Meyer just rips Hairball's heart out with a smile on his face. Haha
Wow wow wow!!! Biggest heartbreak ever delivered to *ichigan ever. When are they ever going to have 43 seniors and we have 44 freshmen again?!?!
Finally, the Buckeyes toughest road schedule ever is over. Thank God.
We should have all realized by now- any win against MSU no matter how ugly is a good win. Especially against a Dantonio coached MSU team. We are their super bowl ever year . 1/2 the team is from Ohio - players and coaches. We will never be able to match that fever, that level of focus that they have for us.
Finally the toughest road schedule in OSU history is over. Thank God.
Love it. Love that they remembered last year and mocked them.
I was hoping Matta would redshirt one of the incoming frosh. I thought Wesson- add strenght and put him in same class as his brother- that would make for a special senior year for them. As far as redshirting goes in D1 basketball, if we are not going to get one and done players every year (Kansas, Duke, ect) then win with experience and having a 5th year senior every season to add to the team is a good thing.
It is either win with a bunch of one and dones or with senior lead teams. Looks like we are going the senior rout so why not redshirt a player each season to help with the experience factor.
Only 4 teams in a D1 college playoff makes no sense. Yes, it is better than the shams we had previously but far from adequate from a legitimate way to find the best team in major college football.
MLB has 32 teams and 8 get in the playoffs
NFL has 32 and 12 get in the playoffs
D1 basketball has 300 teams? and 64 get in
D1 football has 132? teams and 4 get in!?!?
It is still the most backward sports organiation in the world.
Oklahoma and Nebraska are all time College football powers. I wonder if any team had ever beat them like we have in the same season to the degree the Buckeyes did.
Not a fan of Friday night game at all! Good idea for the lesser teams not for a top tier team like OSU.
Any chance Emery Jones plays QB this week or next. I am looking to drive down to see him play.
Oh, heck yea! Get him over here this afternoon. Another former coach to help out is very smart business. He was awesome at Kent State HC. Don't know what happened in West Lafayette but I hope we pick him up ASAP.
I like everything I am hearing from coach Matta and the players. Talk about the elephant in the room is the first step in changing what happened last season.