A little preview.
A little preview.
Not looking good right now.
I'm excited to see our new secondary against Cincinnati. After watching the Bearcats on tape, I think they will present a nice challenge. They have good speed and size on the outside. They will struggle with our front four and if our secondary plays man we should be able to hammer Kiel with some blitzes. One thing is for certain, we can't give him time to scan the field or he'll find someone open.
I doubt he will transfer or go pro. I thought if he had a solid season in 2014 he would declare this season, but with his off the field stuff I don't think too many teams would draft him. Hopefully he gets clean and has a great season next year.
On Offense - Troy Smith
On Defense - Brian Rolle (In my opinion the most underrated defensive player in the Tressel Era)
I'm a bit curious if any kid...even at that age wouldn't just start laughing at the sight and thought of that poster.
I voted yes, because I think every team except Florida State will have 1 to 2 losses. A lot would have to happen, but after the 2007 season I won't rule out anything. We'd need a dark horse 3-loss team to win the SEC championship game. A two-loss PAC-12 and BIG 12 winner as well. That makes all of the talking points about conference power moot. "Alabama plays a tough conference schedule"; response "too bad they couldn't actually win it." It's a big reach, but hey weirder things have happened.
I would like to see us run that option with Samuel.
I agree, I think both guys should run both ways, but it seemed to me that we're using Samuel almost exclusively in the interior and not on the edge.
I think the team goes as the offensive line goes. If they gel and gain consistency the sky is the limit. There are a few things that we must do every game.
Throw the ball to Michael Thomas. He's the best receiver on the team and needs to be on the field as much as possible. No offense to Devin Smith and Evan Spencer, but they are nowhere near the threat he is.
Develop more pick/rub plays when defenses are cover 0. We will see it the rest of the year. Virginia Tech setup the blue print and everyone's going to copy from here on out. We successfully ran some against Kent State, but we need to get consistent at it.
Get Curtis Samuel to the edge - Whether it's a designed run or option he needs to get outside to utilize his speed. To many times I've seen the option called with Elliot on the field, and I think Samuel would be more effective on the outside. Vise versa with Elliot on the inside.
Although its said far too much, these ranking at this point are useless. Outside of Oregon, I really don't know who is really good this season. Georgia and USC we're supposed to be contenders and they lose as soon as their challenged. The nice thing about this playoff system is that the teams that are good towards the end of the season will receive the benefit of the doubt (that's what I've heard). I don't see anyone going undefeated this season and as always losing early is much better than losing late. If we start gelling late in the season we will have a shot in my opinion.
I actually kind of like Millen for color commentary. I enjoy his self depreciating sense of humor and he does a decent job of breaking down plays.
Coach Haynes is not pleased!
This is exactly what we need. A big 6-4, 220 pound matchup problem on the outside. We need more guys like this on the outside. Big get!!!
Please stop doing stupid things,
Rice does deserve a second chance...after he's paid a reasonable debt to society. The outrage is that the NFL has clearly shown it really doesn't care, until it starts hurting it's image.
I voted B. He's done a nice job so far. He's behind a young inexperienced offensive line and has had to shoulder the burden of being most of the running game as well. It's up to the staff to find ways to lessen his role a bit.
I voted C. The defensive line has improved and will probably get even better with the return of Noah Spence. The secondary has improved quite a bit from last season, especially since we lost Roby and now look better without him. The linebackers look more like the same old unit that takes bad angles and can't cover the pass.
I think we'll lose to MSU and maybe have a bad B1G game, like at Minnesota or at Penn State.
I'm not sure what adjustments we could have made. It seems like the narrative has been the same; our receivers can't get separation from big and athletic corners and that forces the game to the middle, where the box is loaded and they can give you a number of different looks. The only play that I think could have helped was the slant, where we could have got a slot receiver on a linebacker or a screen if we recognized the blitz. However, it sounds like VT had never played this style of defense before, so we were woefully unprepared.
I would say 2003 would win by 3-10. The 2014 defensive line would have rendered Dave useless. Jenkins would have been the difference maker in my opinion.
The 2003 offense was a disgrace. We were lucky to win as many as we did. That defense kept us alive for most of the season.
Human garbage. He should spend some time behind bars for that.