He overthrows it more often than he underthrows it. That ball was not underthrown at all. JT does seem to have better accuracy than Braxton at times, at least from my perspective. However, Miller just has absurd arm strength. Also, he can seemingly get out of any type of trouble. JT will be a very good quarterback in the future, but Braxton Miller is one of the best players in college football for sure.
I still think Withers is to blame considering the rush defense was fine and the pass defense was atrocious. Even last year Fickell only picked the personal on the field, Withers called the coverages. Withers also coached the safeties, which was clearly the weakest spot in that defense.
Also, I may be misguided but I believe he is the tight end coach so that makes the negative impact on the offensive line disappear. Also, even though he is the offensive coordinator, I have heard that he does not call the plays. I could be definitely be wrong on that though.
The first person on here to actually use stats to back up their argument. Bravo.
I would also love to bring President Harding to a game at the Shoe. He is the greatest.
I actually felt that the ACC was weaker last year than the Big Ten, and, like you said, it did not affect Florida State one bit. In fact, it just made them look better because they blew every team out and had style points. A weak Big Ten has beneficial effects for Ohio State. At least somewhat.
Well said. UM has traditionally been one of the two top teams in the Big Ten. Without them performing, the conference's reputation is sure to take a hit.
Also, you are absolutely right about the Buckeyes just needing to win. I could care less about the rest of the conference. If Ohio State keeps winning, they will always find themselves in a favorable position in January.
I am not sure if he grew up watching the Buckeyes play. He grew up a Nebraska fan. I am sure he caught a couple of games here and there, but I think most of his attention was on the Cornhuskers.
A beautiful uniform if I do say so myself.
It is funny that a while ago an early season loss was just something that happened almost regularly. Some really good teams in the last 15 years lost early in the year. Jim Tressel was a fantastic coach, but he often lost games early in the season. We are incredibly lucky to witness two straight seasons without a regular season loss. A streak like that is borderline absurd. Fortunately and unfortunately, people have come to expect undefeated seasons, which is a great indicator of how excellent this program has been recently.
Actually, 11 tackles for loss and 7 sacks is absolutely phenomenal if you are the defense.
I wouldn't write off Kerry Coombs as a special teams coordinator, as the unit was phenomenal last year. One bad game does not undo 15 very solid performances. As for the playcalling, much of the criticism is fair; there was not a whole lot of adjusting going on.
Also, in 2012, Ohio State would not have played Alabama, so it does not matter in the slightest. In 2013, while I agree Florida State would have been a massacre, I felt okay about Ohio State playing Auburn. Auburn is a run oriented team, and Ohio State had a top 10 run defense last year. Also, Auburn's defense wasn't that great either. Auburn got two fluke wins, and I do not think they were as good of a team as MSU.
Some of the coaching decisions have not been great, but the only huge problem thus far has been the play calling. Hopefully Herman can get it together and Warriner can fix the offensive line.
Completely agree. They did not have a chance to run it inside yesterday with how the offensive line was performing. Perimeter runs actually worked occasionally.
Excellent point. J.T. didn't do terribly, but the offensive line didn't give him a chance. Miller is the one guy who could have overcome the line's shortcomings. Especially since they were giving Barrett more room to run than the running backs. Miller would have been phenomenal.
Yes...yes it is.
The linebackers did fine, including Curtis Grant. Someone, anyone needed to cover the TEs though. Offense was an even bigger problem.
It was not quite as bad as the 2006 National Championship game, but it was right there.
The play calling was not good. The defense was decent, but it would have been nice if they would have covered the tight ends. The offensive line was a joke. That perhaps limited the play calling but for some reason having a struggling offensive line seems like a great time for deep passes. Obviously. HOW ABOUT A SLANT.
Thank goodness the legend President Harding is back gambling. It had created a great void in my life before this.
If I am correct it is buckeyephanfromphilly, eliappleismyidol, ilovethebuckeyes, and ihatemichigan. He has been far more active recently.
Haha thank you for the correction! Way to own it. Upvote for you.
It certainly is my favorite feature at Eleven Warriors. A return is needed. He is truly the greatest president of all time.
The Miami game was bad too.