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Comment 26 Aug 2014

We have the best coaching staff in the country, they are highly paid, and successful people like that can game plan, strategize and they have a positive outlook ... that's one reason they are so successful.  That "said", I'd like to be a fly on the wall when they are alone behind closed doors as to what they are thinking and saying about starting a completely green QB lol.  Wish him all the success in the world of course, should be an exciting season.

Comment 22 Aug 2014

Braxton out, no Carlos Hyde, Philly Brown, a new OLine, and how much better is the defense really going to be?  A lot of exciting talent and I will scream my throat sore rooting for the bucks as I have the last 40 years, but winning the B1G seems like a bit of a long shot to me.  Would be exciting to see this team get better every game and the defense have a turn-around from the last couple of seasons for sure.  I guess losing Brax will make the season more of an exciting nail biter is one way to look at it.
 

Comment 21 Aug 2014

Love the buckeyes, love our coaching staff and the impressive talent we have.  That "said", replacing the OLine, no Carlos Hyde and losing the two time BiG offensive player of the year, the QB position being the most important position on a football team ... our coaching staff is going to have to pull out every trick in the book.  I'm afraid defenses will just load up the box and give us the deep ball until JT can prove he can hit the long pass, which usually takes a young QB a season or two to become proficient at doing.  I think the coaching staff is at Defcon 1 right now, will be an interesting season.  The defense has to be MUCH better than the last two seasons.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Love the optimism, thanks 11Wer's.  With a new OL, Hyde gone, and now a Heisman candidate QB out for the season ... not gonna lie ... I'm pretty depressed.  But, we have a lot of exciting and explosive players and the best coaching staff in CFB ... let's see how the team will adapt and respond and would be awesome to exceed expectations.

Comment 19 Aug 2014

In today's game the QB is obviously the most important position so this deals the program a huge blow.  Number one concern is the health and future of Braxton, a great kid who gave his all every play and was poised to have a big senior season.  Not sure if the bucks will be a factor this year, but we still have some great athletes and great coaches, it will be a test of guts and determination and game planning.  It's time for the defense to step up and help out this season.  I hate to use the term "system quarterback" but that is probably the best we can hope for, to think a young backup can be a Johnny Manziel or a Jamis Winston is probably wishful thinking.  Of course all of us will support our team, the future of the program looks great despite this setback and let's see if we can have an improbable, magical season despite this setback.

Comment 17 Aug 2014

I've worked with a well known trainer here in Columbus (has some ex-buckeye players on his staff) who has a saying "sometime less is more".  He trains athletes from 10 years old to pro athletes and he puts together really challenging training (tailored for each person and their sport) with pulling and pushing the sled, flipping tires, carrying weighted bags, cone drills, ladder drills, weight training etc etc but always insisted on adequate warmups, flexibility, building core strength and strong tendons and ligaments.  He always advised against over training.  I'm far from an expert and I know we have the best strength and conditioning coaches going, but I sometimes wonder if we push the kids a bit too much and don't give them enough recovery time.  I played tennis, basketball and did martial arts but never played football, so those of you who have feel free to "edumacate" me on this subject.

Comment 16 Aug 2014

Well, if the shoulder is still iffy may have to rely on Braxton's very skillful feet more than the staff would have liked otherwise, and some short screen passes to playmakers, as well as running the ball a higher percentage than would be preferred.  Hopefully after a couple of games Brax can start slinging it down the field with regularity.  Two tough opening opponents unfortunately.

Comment 16 Aug 2014

Great writeup on the receiver situation.  Expecting Smith to really step it up this year as well as Wilson, and I also think Evan Spencer may be featured more than we expect.  Hope Braxton's shoulder heals well and he stays healthy.  One ESPN analyst stated that the bucks are too dependent on one player.  As much as I grumbled after hearing that not sure what might happen in a big game if we need the backup QB to come in for an extended period of time.  Kenny G. was a tremendous luxury and blessing to have the last two seasons.

Comment 02 Aug 2014

Really excited about Braxton finally becoming that all season long consistent passer that he looked like he was on his way to achieving mid season last season, but fell off some at the end.  Also excited about EZE, although I think we need to adopt a bit of a wait-and-see attitude as most of his yards came against a very over matched opponent.  Still, his potential is obvious and hard not to be really optimistic.

Comment 02 Aug 2014

I agree that MSU has the right to be a little miffed after the excellent season they had, unfortunately they clearly were the best team in the B1G and "out smashmouthing" Stanford was impressive.  I know the bucks are pre-ranked #6 and Sparty #8.  I don't keep up with personnel on other teams that much, perhaps they are losing enough impact players to cause this perception by the voters.  It's going to be tough even for a well coached team like MSU to keep up with the bucks if Meyer stays at the helm for a number of years and keeps recruiting the way he has been, so that may be a factor.  Having to play those guys in East Lansing is going to be a challenge to say the least.  The bucks have a pretty tough schedule this year, if they run the table they're in the playoffs obviously.

Comment 24 Jul 2014

Ramzy, my best friend, who pulled me out of a burning car seconds before it exploded, and later loaned me $50,000 to start up my now successful business, is marrying my sister on a Buckeye football Saturday.  Of course he wants me to be his best man.  What is the most tactful way to let him know I won't be attending the wedding?

Hilarious article, an instant classic.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

Joe you can't be old enough to remember The Prisoner as I am, you must have watched reruns on some cable channel I presume.

Comment 19 Jul 2014

The bucks have had some great recruiting classes and have a lot of electric offensive weapons AND looks like the defense will be on the rise this season.  HOWEVER ... to lose Braxton with an inexperienced offensive line ... whew ... that could be a tough situation.  No disrespect intended, but Jones and Barrett are far from ready for prime time.  I think with Braxton at the helm the plan is to go roughly 55% passing 45% running, but if he goes out we'd probably be more like 40% passing 60% running, in my purely speculative opinion.

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Look forward to reading your pieces Patrick.  My niece graduated from OU a few years ago with a degree in journalism.  She interned at the Dispatch for a while and had some front page stories.  She is now living in Phoenix doing mainly political expose journalism for their big paper there (a lot of online stuff also).  A combination of talent and hard work got her to where she is today, best wishes for the same for you.

Comment 11 Jul 2014

Right after LeBron's first decision I told my friends I would watch the kid from Akron no matter what team he played for.  I got a lot of flak about that, especially from my buddies in NE Ohio, they said the only thing keeping our friendship going was because I'm a rabid buckeye fan lol.  So, I don't have the hypocrisy issue they have now that he has "come home".  Of course sports fans are not known for being rational, myself included at times, so it's all good.