Ed's piss must have cooled off.
Great. We've been reduced to sitting around during the championship game thinking about what could've been and getting excited about 8/1 odds of winning next year.
Beck knows football and knows how to coach it. Otherwise, he wouldn't have the current and most recent lines on his resume under "positions held". However, I'm glad he's gone. With that said, at the end of '17 we will know more about whether the last two seasons have been a Beck thing, JT thing, or Warriner thing.
Too bad Bosa and the rest of the early entry Buckeyes from last year and this year were never all on the field together. Such a tease to think about it. I guess it's the down side of always having NFL ready players spread across the roster.
Yes. Now...imagine what he may be able to do outside of a passing game that has been a total CF for long stretches of his career. This pass game problem has been recurring throughout Urban's tenure. Maybe with a guys that's been doing it as long as Wilson, he will have 100% control (or as close to it as you get ) over what's happening.
Hopefully, Samuel is back, the OL situation gets fixed, and the WRs develop into the players the new OC wants/needs them to be. It'd be nice JT could operate in a system with a rhyme and a reason.
How'd he NOT feel it??
I'm catching some of the 2nd half replay now as I read through the articles here. It's just mistake after mistake after mistake. All exploited by the downhill, smothering attack mode of Clemson. This offense needs serious tweaks so it can be complete. But beyond that...this team wasnt ready to play last night. They looked panicked and obviously overwhelmed by the entire situation. Urban looked the same way.
Urban used to talk about "alignment" of the staff with a common purpose. He also talks about recruiting being the life blood. No one would argue against these points of emphasis. However, it seems he doesn't have one point in line with the other. He NEEDS an offensive staff with a group of guys that know how to run a system TOGETHER that matches the athletes they recruit. And, they need to recruit the best players that fit the scheme. Right now they take the best athletes and try to build an offfense out of them but it's missing key components. It's out of alignment. If your power spread, get personnel that can include your single back in the power run game - as the ball carrier. Get TEs that can BLOCK and CATCH. 85 can't block. 88 can't run. Weber only carries on inside zone. The pass game is so disjointed I can't get into it. STOP filling the offensive staff with your buddies and get a staff that can scheme and build it.
I'd love to see Carpenter, Schlegel and Hawk all lined up in the scarlet and gray again!
Might be the worst bowl lineup on record. Just awful.
It must be nice to have a minimum of two grand per person to head to a bowl game at Christmas time.
All the 5 stars and NFL draftees in the world matter not if the Buckeyes can't find a way to win championships. Lotsa talent. Lotsa buzz. Lotsa glamour n glitz in recruiting. One B1G Championship.
As I sit here, holding my phone with my 43 year old hands, reading Pepper's garbage I wish I'd step backwards through time to my playing days. Whoever the smack talker was in our rivalry game would've been a marked man. I sincerely hope Peppers is exactly that Somebody needs to find him in a situation where he can be blocked back on and destroyed.
I'm kind of getting tired of the excuse..."the other teams are taking this away or forcing us to do this or that" (Cover 3). I get it completely that teams are game planning to take things away from the O and attack the D differently than what plays to their strength. No kidding. The opponents have paid coaching staffs too. But where are the answers? Where is the contingency plan? Where is the mentality of, "You take away A, we exploit B."
Sometimes I think the staff says, we'll build grit by making the kids grind out a win with one arm tied behind their backs for a quarter at a time so they are battle hardened. Other times I think, (because sometimes kicks get blocked and you lose) nobody does that...they just don't have answers this week.
Staying on top of deep routes, LBs bailing, and pass rush screaming up field. Yet, no screens to Samuel or Baugh. Inexcusable.
Wiscy and PSU seemed, felt, and looked like the team and staff was going about it with a "let's get by and escape these games" attitude. PSU even more so than Wiscy.
They knew the environments and an extra week for each team and less than a week for OSU to prep was going to make it an up hill battle. I'm sure Meyer never imagined 2 blocked kicks happening. They need to block out all the questioning, get aggressive again and have a "Get Healthy" week vs NW. Trouble is, NW is hot. Nebraska is hot. They gotta put aside survival mode and get down to KICKING ASS like at OU.
This team lost under an avalanche of fluke plays, missed/bad calls, and an insane environment. It happened at the end of a short week after dealing with a lot of the same last week at Wiscy. Plus, Wiscy and PSU had two weeks each to prepare. I'm not worried. Is the pass game a concern? Definitely. Are there things that have to get better? Yes. But championships are won in November and Halloween is a week away.
Things are never as good or as bad as they seem. These kids need to be told the Woody quote about "kicking old ladies in the shins" for telling them how good they are. Don't listen to the hype, young Buckeyes.
Isn't there an irony to the fact that many kids want to be held back a year in grade school so they have an extra year to mature giving them an advantage over their classmates when they get to high school? Yet once they've gained that advantage, they want to enroll early in college. Flexibility is a good thing for individuals but this is what happens when systems try to accommodate everyone. I believe in what's fair for some is not what's fair for all. However, you better be ready for the fallout.
Thomas has is OSU cleats on!
Looks like Cbus is getting ahead of the coming demand for public "safe spaces". College grads will be used to having them on their campuses and won't be able to take selfies and post Instagram shots of their super incredible and unique lives without their very own "safe space". Place looks like:
Well, those make me yawn.
14 of Tress' games were against ranked opponents. His best win coming against #2 Texas, on the road. If OSU beats Oklahoma on the road this year, then it'll seem somewhat fair to compare the two coach's records. Until then, Urban hasn't beat anyone all that great yet in prime time. Sure the MSU game was big for the team but not really all that big nationally. Sure Tress was .500 vs ranked teams...but there were 14 of them. Not just a handful of Big Ten teams ranked 20 something.
Meyer wears the same shirt, tie, sport coat combo no matter where he goes...and has I think the whole time he has been at OSU. Guy has how many millions and dresses like he shops at Khols.