Looks like your HMO won't take a hit like it was two days a week.
UPVOTES ALL AROUND, I LOVE YOU GUYS I LOVE BUCKEYE NATION!!
The only thing frustrating me is this thought that our defense isn't prepared for the option. Doesn't the Buckeye offense operate out of the option to run the ball? I mean it's not a triple option, but at some point you would think these guys were ready. Navy can't hold a candle to the Buckeyes in terms of talent, I think Ohio State romps early, and often, and even though Navy will play the TOP game, Ohio State will dominate, 66-14.
The way I see it, Navy runs an option offense with talent that is a much lesser degree of Ohio State. Ohio States defense runs against an offense that runs a ton of option (but isn't a pure option offense) every single day, and has talent on a whole different level. If that defense has seen the option coming their way every practice since camp started, why should we think that a team that can ONLY do that with lesser talent should be able to move the ball on us in any kind of impactful way?? I'm not saying any of this to disperage our armed forces, so please don't take it as a knock on Navy, this would be true of any team that had their talent and ran a spread, if this was Utah or something I'd say the same thing. Ohio State is going to beat their ass.
Stoked that Dante Booker made the two deep, a little surprised, is Burrows starting over Bell? Them being an "or" is surprising, I know Bell had injuries, but I thought he was active in the whole fall camp?
I have to say without a doubt, the most exciting line of that whole DC is seeing Jalin Marshall as an OR for Dontre Wilson at the H position. I think that kid is going to be dynamite. LET'S GO BUCKS!!
It was a long time ago on twitter during, I believe the spring game Braxton's Junior year. ESPN put it in a story. Believe me, don't believe me, no sweat off my sack, have a good weekend, GO BUCKS!
Pretty sure I remember him trash talking Braxton and telling him to do what he does in a "real conference." I got no love for Jonathan Foolsball.
If I'm being honest I want to see Nick rock him a time or two. Not hurt him, just get in the backfield and make his presence known. Lets see what Gibson can do when a future All-American DE is coming after his lunch money. We'll see how bad he really wants it.
Urban Meyer will get the most out of this roster with, or without Braxton Miller. If the most he can get out of this roster is a 8 or 9 win season, he will get it. As disappointing as it is, we did lose the most proliphic player Ohio State has had since TP. But with that said, Meyer can maximize the talent he has on this offense and get them to (hopefully) reach heights they didn't originally think possible. Barrett just needs some reps and confidence and he will be fine.
First game of the year has a lot to do with it, no Braxton has a lot to do with it, personally though I'm on the same page as OP. Given the disparity in talent from us to them, even without Braxton we should win easily by two scores.
I believe he was quoted post practice as saying that Reeves would be the starting Nickelback and that Conley and Apple would be battling it out for the spot opposite Grant.
conservatively I'll say 7-9 for 127 yards and a TD
He'll carry it 6 times for 89 yards and a TD.
He'll get big help from Wilson and co.
Not that I was saying he had no arm strength, but it is a widely accepted notion that he doesn't have Braxton's arm strength. He does however possess the touch that Braxton has seemed to lack.
I don't feel like the fact that JT Barrett is the starter really hampers expectation. Meyer even said that the team still has designs of great success this year, and they're not hampering their expectation. Obviously he's not going to come out and say they're throwing the towel in, but at the same time, he's right. JT Barrett has been around the program for over a year now, actually closer to two years, he knows the offense, and the coaching staff has all the faith in him that they need to have to make him the starter. Aside from that, he'll probably have the most complete foxhole of weapons around him, and I see that as being the ultimate reason for hope. His playing style fits guys like Wilson, Marshall, and the other young play makers perfectly, as he can get them the ball in space and let them make plays.
His efficiency and ability to make those short yardage throws will be invaluable to start the season. He's going to get, and need, a ton of help from the likes of Dontre Wilson, Curtis Samuel, Ezekial Elliott, Corey Smith, Jeff Heuerman, not to mention the O-line. I think they will rally around him and try to make the transition to being the starter as easy as possible for him. That said there will definitely be some growing pains. It's obsurd to think he's going to step in and play like Troy Smith from day one. My predictions would be:
Passing: 2,450 yards 21 TDs, 13 INTs (Not a great ratio, but not bad, gives hope for the future.
Rushing: 640 yards 4 TDs
With Barrett at the helm I see this team finishing the regular season 10-2 and getting into the B1G title game vs. Nebraska (maybe?). I could see Barrett having a lot of confidence by then and being in better command, beating Nebraska and landing us in a decent bowl game, but more than likely just outside of the playoff.
I don't think any of that is out of the realm of possiblity.
Cowherd is no one to pay attention too. The worse thing you can do is feed that troll.
I wouldn't say Mariota is a bad QB, but also thinking about Braxton playing for Oregon, I don't know that they would be any better because their problems aren't with QB play, they're with overall toughness. Oregon has recruited a lot of undersized players at every spot because they covet speed.
Man, that's awesome, glad to hear it, unfortunate that it's for the Steelers though :)
What was this nonsense I read about Gibson having Miami leading with us 2nd?? Any reality to that?
He'll be a tough pull from Texas, but it would be great to see him in S&G... IN URBAN WE TRUST!!