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RunningFree

Toledo, OH (via Liberty Center, OH)

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Comment 02 Sep 2014

Seems fair.  Though I'm not sure how you can drop UCLA and not drop Alabama a spot or two.  I know it's only the first week, but this year could be fun... no one looks like they're the team to beat.  Let chaos reign supreme outside of our schedule.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Glancing at Navy's schedule, they shouldn't lose again until Notre Dame (sorry Rutgers).  They'll be Top 25 or hovering around "also received votes" all season long.  They are a disciplined, well-coached, and surprisingly talented team.  This was a quality win.

I'm excited about J.T.  His inexperience showed in a couple of mistakes, but for the most part he made the right decision and displayed his talent.

Finally, we'll have more pure talent than any other team this season we currently have on our schedule.  But because of relative inexperience, I expect a lot of closer-than-expected games.  The positive is that this team showed some guts, heart, and did not give up at all.  The playmakers are good, the D-line is nasty, and once that O-line starts to gel... watch out.

Comment 27 Aug 2014

I also thinks this makes J.T. more dangerous.  Other teams were expecting Braxton to keep the ball because he made the big plays.  You contained Braxton, you often contained Ohio State.  But like you said, defenses won't be keying in on the QB because of the wealth of playmakers.  This will open up some running lanes for J.T. (or Cardale) that may not have been there for Braxton.  We may not have any 50+ yard, video game-style runs, but I wouldn't be surprised to see J.T. getting some solid moderate length runs to keep moving the chains.  Then save the explosive runs for the playmakers after he distributes the ball to them.

Comment 26 Aug 2014

Zone read, gun triple-option.  Wilson ends up with it for 17 yds.

Navy realizes what a true triple-option is.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

JT Barrett is a 4-year starter, goes down as one of the wining-est QB's in Ohio State history, goes 4-0 against *ichigan, wins National Title 4 times

Fixed it.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Everything that I hear about JT is positive... and you have to remember he's going against an elite defensive line and a revamped secondary every day.  

You touch on a very important point about the read option.  Kenny may not have had the skill-set Braxton had, but he was an artist with the option - always making the right read.  The teams he played were a bit questionable, but it made many wonder if his decision making was better than Braxton's. In this offense the QB doesn't have to be explosive, you just have to be smart and make the right read.  Get the ball to your playmakers in space or make a good read and keep for a quick 5-10 yd pickup.

We'll miss Braxton's knack for the "wow" factor this year, but I'm confident JT will do alright... even if it does take some growing pains.  It's time for the O-line and playmakers to step up!

Comment 15 Aug 2014

They must be predicting injuries.  If you remove San Diego from last year's stats, Braxton threw for 187.6 ypg.  Their prediction of 2095.5 this year puts him at only 149.6 ypg (assuming B1G champ and bowl game) for a full season.  I just can't see a per game average that low at all.

So I say he goes 2940 (210 ypg for 14 games... more if we reach that all important 15th game) and 28 TD.  Rushes for 650 and 9 TD.  I also think this won't get him the Heisman unless we're undefeated going into the playoffs.

Comment 05 Aug 2014

On a side note. What happened to the Huffington Post Internet!? It used to be a respected, intelligent source of news.

On a side note. What happened to the Huffington Post​ Internet!? It used to be a respected, intelligent somewhat questionable source of news.

On a side note. What happened to the Huffington Post​ Internet!? It's used to be a respected, intelligent somewhat questionable a source of news lies.

Fixed.

Comment 05 Aug 2014

I'm not sold on Franklin until PSU takes the field.  Even then, we won't get the full picture until a couple years have passed.  Hoke brought in some "great" recruiting classes during his time, and well... look how that has turned out.  Time will tell if Franklin can handle, and coach, top talent a lot better than Hoke has.

Comment 31 Jul 2014

1.) UTEP

2.) Idaho

3.) Eastern Michigan

4.) Purdue

5.) Florida Gulf Coast

6.) Owens Community College

7.) Uncle Rico

8.) Los Angeles Xtreme

9.) UofM Field Hockey

10.) My cousin's Fantasy Football team

This has the same value that pre-season polls should have.

Comment 13 Jul 2014
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