Is Stephen Collier getting any reps in practice? I understand he is buried on the depth chart, but I never see him mentioned in any of the write-ups.
1. Agree to disagree. If OSU can beat a team like Bama in football, a sport in which they devote ALL of their time and money, while still being ranked in basketball and competitive in several other sports, that proves someone is doing something right. Those teams you mentioned...better? Yes. Competing for championships? Absolutely not.
2.I see your point, but are you saying guys like Craft, who was probably not even ranked by the services and had a poor shot, wan't a good player?He didn't develop at all in his 4yrs? It isn't all about rankings and recruiting stars. "Clank" Thompson was probably rated pretty high, but he is useless unless he is throwing down a poster dunk. Players have regressed, especially this year's senior class. I don't think that all falls on the shoulders of the HC. Guys have to put in the work.
3.Bo Ryan has been coaching since 1972, he should have it figured out by now. I'm not saying Thad is irreplaceable, or even the best coach in the Big10, but there are far too many knee-jerk reactions after a bad loss or season. Wanting him to resign is just ludicrous to me...Thad has won or reached the final of the Big10 tourney 7/10 years. Not too shabby.
Thad has put together some questionable classes, but the guy can recruit. OSU is one of the few schools that competes every year in basketball AND football. Kansas, Duke, UK, UNC, Virginia, Gonzaga, Villanova, Butler, Maryland, Iowa St., Northern Iowa - see much out of those football programs lately? (if the school even has a team!) How about Alabama's basketball team? It would betough winning recruits from schools that consistently put the majority of their resources and their effort into a single sport. Deshaun Thomas, Russell, QRoss, the entire 2015 class; all top-tier recruits that other schools wanted. Maybe not all were not elite, dominant college players but that's how recruiting works. Hate to keep picking on Amir, but he had a Duke offer... Happy Thad won that battle? How many coaches with Thad's pedigree are out there to replace him?
While I agree Ginn isn't a true starting WR for the majority of NFL teams, I find it hard to believe Cleveland or Seattle has 3 guys more talented than him at the position.
Michael Sam only managed 17 reps. And people actually thought he was cut based on his sexual orientation...Dude was weak!
The Earth's rotation was sped up and the day was shortened; it says nothing about the rate of time itself quickening. Michio Kaku is a genius- he is not wrong. Atomic clocks "keep time" to an astounding accuracy of one second per one million years.
Another Coach Coombs plug from a recruit/high school coach. Say what you will about the man, I for one am glad he is on our side.
Lookalike Buck-I-Guys would be funny. As much as I would not prefer to see multiple versions of that clown, I bet he would get PISSED when he saw the impostors :)
Can't agree more. Just watched his junior film and can now plainly see why offer lists > recruiting site position rankings. 9 SEC offers plus Texas, ND, and The U among his other suitors but he is somehow rated between 76th-82nd in the state of Florida.
Agreed. Glad anytime the Bucks get a player from the Peach State. Cam Heyward, Roby, Vonn Bell, and Kwon... Keep em' coming!
Carlton Davis has a criminally low ranking as well. He's got a great mix of coverage/ball skills and run support/tackling ability.
Norwood plays for Valdosta.
Different teams for sure, but Bama lost in the Sugar last year. They were a 17 point favorite and lost by 14 to Oklahoma, FWIW.
I was about to call Taylor Decker "JB" with those false starts. Still trying to figure out how the most experienced member of the unit takes the most penalties...
Both lines played out of their minds last night. I wonder how much Wisky losing their center early in the 1st impacted their line calls.
I'll be repping NW Ohio in Secion 612. Go Bucks!
Is it a conference-wide rule? I know several MAC schools started selling this year, the Golden Gophers from the BIG Ten as well.
Anyone know if beer is sold at the game? Not sure since it is a college event held at a pro stadium... Thanks!
Totally agree. The Buckeye offense needs to adopt a "We're playing ourselves every week" mentality. Find an identity and play that style of football regardless of opponent. Tom's genius status basically allows him to out-think himself too often.
Herman will have to call a great game. Utilize the tight ends; Heuerman with 16 catches at this point in the season is inexcusable. I know this team lacks a true FB, but I can't see how anyone could match up with #86 coming out of the backfield...
It took an entire half yesterday to employ some outside runs. Pitches, sweeps, screens... We need more than inside run, option run, and predictably throw on 3rd down. Someone other than EZE and Cardale needs to shoulder some of the load.
Wisky can be beaten. Northwestern topped them and they got past a pretty mediocre Iowa team by 2, FWIW.
I didn't like the call on Cardale's 1st snap, which was a designed QB keep. I agreed with Dom Tiberi, that a sneak from under center sounded like a better call there.
The offense needs QB runs in the right situations. Some designed passes break down and JT chooses to keep on reads, but our QB is asked to run on designed keeps TOO MUCH. Today was the 4th time this season Barrett has more rushing attempts than completed passes. It was also the 6th time he has had at least 15 carries in a game. I thought for sure Dunn earned at least a carry with his great special teams play on the kickoff, but I guess not. Jalin had one carry, as did Curtis Samuel.
I think so. Via ESPiN Stats & Info: Ohio State has allowed the fewest plays (17) of 20 yards or longer in the nation. Last night was a shootout. I really like what I see from Apple, Powell, and Grant. Conley and Reeves(when healthy) get picked on and safety/corner miscommunications have occured, but I think the Bucks have improved as a unit. They are also defending the screens much better this year.
It must be the Alex Anzalone Curse! The dude is like the defensive version of Gunner Kiel.
"Everyone" is likely taking out student loans to pay for their education and should obviously be allowed to do as they please. However, scholarship athletes are getting a free college education and must abide by certain rules.
I know right... Best of luck to Rod. 4TD on 24 carries wasn't too shabby!