Like Meyer said, need to figure out how to get a few 1st downs right now. Beyond that, nothing else matters.
You're right. They have remained seemingly very base all season. Where'd the tempo go that created the explosive offense all year last year? They've been completely disfunctional. To steal a phrase from Urban, it's been a "clown show" most of the time.
Why do I have this feeling that they are trying to script possessions so they can score 24 and hope that's enough? If it works, a win is a win is a win. But damn...that puts a lot of pressure on the staff and kinda takes the game outta the hands of the kids.
The offense is in for the biggest fight they've had in two years. A combination of A.) questioning their belief in themselves, the GP and the play calling. B.) a nasty, nasty D playing with tons of confidence, looking to prove the last decade and a half is over, and a very hostile environment.
This will define the '15 season maybe even more so than any other year in recent memory. Is this team real or is it a "phony"??
they need to run the hell out of the gap schemes this week. IS zone is great but the power game has to be a major part of the plan this week. If they are gonna simply rely on JT to be the main runner and not let him throw, they might as well put Braxton back there.
If they go up there feeling sorry for themselves they will absolutely get their ass handed to them all day long. The staff needs to find a way to get the kids to turn the page. Truly, turn the page. That's a tall task.
The weather is gonna be dry. Staff can't use that as an excuse to be conservative. This is the last chance for Meyer to take all the talent and make into a cohesive something instead of trying to pacify everyone and be nothing.
just goes to show, this staff needs to do something other than recruit the best "athletes" they can find and then turn them into receivers. That was a colossal failure this year. Their pure receivers went down and they couldn't develop a couple guys to compliment thomas. Pathetic.
Thing is...MSU didn't beat themselves and osu lost. Meyer better not be hoping UM will beat itself. If that's the case it'll be the start of his 2nd losing streak.
This team was potentially historic. It's suddenly looking more like a historic debacle.
If the coaches are pissed about what he said, that just confirms what kind of guys they are...closed-minded "(I'm always right bc I'm the coach"), egotistical ("You don't question ME), and not willing to allow their leaders to have a voice. Now, it's certainly questionable to let it out in a room full of press and that's a teachable moment. But you can't hold the content of his statements against him. They did have a shit GP and they did call a cowardly, horseshit game. If they can't see that....it won't get better and that alone should keep kids from wanting to come to play next year.
Apple misses as many tackles as he makes.
PSU is trash. The only way they go up there and win is if MSU forgets they have another game to play.
Beck was a questionable hire. I hope he's one and done.
If JT isn't allowed to throw the ball beyond the flats and he's gonna be the primary runner, might as well put Braxton back at QB.
Urban can prove what kind of hc he is and the type of staff he has this week. It's gonna be an uphill battle of monumental proportion to circle the wagons and win up north. I'm not feeling optimistic. I wasn't optimistic before the loss. Now I'm actually think there's no way it's happening.
He's the right tackle and they rolled right more often than they rolled left.
Off staff doesn't come up with something other than roll out throw to flat, QB draw, is zone, n jet...with nothing off of any of it, they'll be lucky to get one 1st down next week.
Probably bc he doesn't execute. He swings for the fence on every touch and ends up putting the O behind the sticks when they try to involve him in the run game. He's been purely feast or famine, hit or miss, bang or bust...
Wear any number you want. Just wear something! Put on a damn shirt. What's with all the ridiculous, oiled up, shirtless pics he has of himself on Twitter??
"I couldn't throw over 40 yards. I was throwing hard, about 70 mph, 20 yards. But I couldn't throw over 40 yards.
That makes NO sense to me whatsoever.
As a person who's had back issues most of my adult life, if that happened to me I'd be suing too. If you haven't lived with back pain, thank your lucky stars. It's among the worst pains there is as it affects EVERYTHING you do...standing, walking, sitting, sleeping, etc. Non stop misery. While the Devil didn't know what he was doing, you don't just run up to adults and jump on them.
What he did was certainly wrong - no denying that. Certainly, his firing is easily justified. However, I've never understood how this site was so against him from day one. He was an Ohio State assistant and I've never seen a former assistant get brutalized like he did.
Does he actually have to appear for the arraignment? Wouldn't his lawyer take care of that for him? Somebody I know had an issue similar to JT's and he never saw the inside of the courtroom. Lawyer handled it all.
So, that's the excuse they used to pull him over. Like..."Sir, I noticed your license plate light is out. It's on now, so it must have a short. Oh, have you been drinking tonight?"
Not having to deal with the odd front anymore helps the blocking angles and with getting combos. Plus, with JT in there are 2 RBs to account for plus the passing game. OSU is so much more dynamic with JT at QB...especially since the deep threat isn't there in the vertical passing game. Wait until they really get going and we start seeing more verts in the seems and digs to the middle off play action by 1, 7, 4, and 81. That will create the big deep threat this year, rather than the fades along the sidelines with Smith last year.