What if the buckeyes shock the world and ... no ... that's too much to hope for in the same season ...
Agreed, don't mean to be a downer, I bleed scarlet and grey but Russell is one and done. All of you in your heart know that's the case. Lyle looks like a heck of a player, hopefully will contribute from game one. A small forward that can play like a guard, wow, impressive. Reminds me a bit of Tate the ways he plays, has energy but is pretty smooth also.
Around two weeks ago when the bucks were in the doldrums I posted that I thought this team would gel and get better as the season went on and for everyone to chill out. I now really believe what I posted LOL.
Yeah, that does seem surprising, but Vegas also picked Wisconsin, Bama and Oregon. MD seems like a slightly better version of the bucks sad to say. That "said" hope the bucks are in the zone tonight and get the W, would be a huge win for sure.
Agreed. When politicians wear American flag pins on their lapels then vote down legislation to increase veteran / VHA benefits, or increase embassy security, you realize how hypocritical they are. At least our troops today have body armor, a previous Secretary of Defense did not see the immediate need for that. Our men and women in uniform ARE the true hero's and the true warriors while we're on that subject. Let's REALLY support them. Rant over, class post by Taylor Decker. Having players with mad skills AND tremendous character makes you proud to be a buckeye.
Dumb question guys I should know this ... when do our scholarship restrictions end?
Couldn't resist (P.S. I'm a big LeBron fan, even when he left for Miami, got a lot of flack for that from friends and family).
Ha, agreed, I was about to post if Amir, Scott and Loving each had one third the energy of Jae’Sean we'd be a final four team.
Braxton is an amazing athlete playing QB, JT is an amazing QB who is also a great athlete. His ability to go through progressions is FAR superior to X-Brax, he makes much better decisions overall, made a ton of big runs when he needed to and showed he has a deep ball. HE BROKE THE ALL TIME B1G RECORD FOR MOST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED IN A SEASON FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! Your analysis is deeply flawed IMO, but hey, at this point in time we have three amazing QB's but we have only one uninjured QB. Braxton is very injury prone, and probably will never play QB again, but we'll see. I like the bucks chances to repeat next year regardless.
This has got to be one of the most frustrating seasons for Matta, so much under-performing or inexperienced talent out there around one phenom that will be gone next season. I wonder ... and this is not a joke, I'm 100% serious ... if Amir and Loving suffer from depression? They both need to see a counselor and be assessed for that, a huge percentage of the population at large has undiagnosed depression.
I watched the game last night and marveled at how well Russell played. It does make you wonder what the final result would have been had the refs not missed the two goal tending calls against the bucks. Must say I'm disappointed by Scott, Amir and Loving, but hopefully the bucks will gel a bit more next few games. Going the watch the Sugar Bowl again for the fourth time or so and maybe even the NC again for the upteenth time ... gotta love that DVR!
Wonder if he'll end up beating Sully's single game record?
My brilliant insight is ... the same as the last eight polls and everyone on this post has covered all the bases. It is one of the most bizarre QB situations in the history of college football, I understand that. Love all three of those kids and what they bring to the table.
8 - 4 seems pretty decisive to me, but I guess it's all based on your perspective. After the way they folded like a cheap suit in the fourth quarter of their bowl game (to a very good Michigan State team), I think it would be best for Briles to simply say "we had a good season this year, we're going to try to get into the playoffs next season". I do believe Baylor or TCU would have taken out FSU, but of course that's pure conjecture on my part.
Strike while the iron is hot ... not that he has been anything less than amazing in his recruiting since day one he became the buckeye head coach.
I've made similar posts but the caveat is that Braxton tends to get injured on big hits and as a WR he'll get hit almost every times he gets the ball in his hands. I'm not sure what his long term options are at the next level, he is a tough kid mentally, amazing athlete, love the kid, hope things work out for him.
I know what you mean, but technically he had a perfect season in 2004 with Utah and the following year lost one game and beat Bama in the Fiesta bowl game.
People can change and mature, even famous people can get a little wiser over time and learn to adapt to the microscope they are under. As someone who has battled some mental health issues over the years (panic attacks and anxiety) I get fed up with the stigma in our society regarding mental health issues. The way he was mocked by the low life trolls in this world made me sick. He's a resilient guy, has grown as a person, and a hell of a coach, back on the top of the mountain right now. Happy for him and boy is it great to be a buckeye!
Awesome write-up! Birm, care to hazard a guess on anyone from the 2015 class with any chance whatsoever getting some semi-major playing time like a Raekwon McMillan (which I realize is pretty rare)?
With our big guys not producing and Thompson and Scott shooting woefully, it's impressive the bucks have been competitive at all to this point. I still think there is considerable talent there and a chance of steady improvement in the weeks to come.
Ah yes, thanks Zenshade, and the look on Bielema and Wilson's face was priceless. Of course, that game totally demoralized Russell Wilson and he was never able to do anything after that ... oh wait. All kidding aside, that was the highlight play of the season, good slap to my head! Devin Smith will be missed, a deep threat WR like he and Ted Ginn don't come along that often.
Demario McCall has unreal elusiveness and spurtability. Yes ... I win the Captain Obvious award.
Isn't Smith a red shirt junior and did he declare for the draft?
We gel near the end of the season, go a couple of rounds in the B1G tourney and make it into the big dance as a 13th seed.
I thought Urban handled his session with Letterman well considering Letterman just used the segment to try to make a mockery of our university. Watched Letterman a couple of times many years ago and thought "what a low class asshat", this is the first time I watched him in a decade or more.