Ya know, I think if we played Kent State BEFORE VTech getting the extra reps for JT would have put us in position for the win, it was kind of a perfect storm that benefited VTech. Oh well, onward and upward and big time props to JT!
Maybe after watching the VT game he thought "this team really needs me".
I KID I KID! Great news, hope he becomes one of the many star WR's the bucks have had over the years.
Condolences to the Kent State faithful on the death of Jason Bitsko, seemed like an outstanding young man.
All of our expectations about this young team were unrealistic. They'll get better as the season goes on and should be quite a force next season. Meyer has just started to get his recruits into the mix. We can still have a good season and play in a decent bowl game. I reserve my right to complain and be an arm chair coach, but I'm going to root like crazy for my team and I still feel good about the overall direction of the program.
As I posted a few days ago, OL is inexperienced, a new QB, a stable of unproven RB's and thin at the receiving corp ... this team is a work in progress. They will get better as the season goes on but the reality is this will probably be an 8 - 4 team that hopefully will end up playing well in a bowl game and loaded for bear next season.
I made plenty of mistakes at that age. Of course, as a member of the OSU football team, Marcus is under a magnifying glass and has a great opportunity most of us don't get. I'm a big believer in redemption and I'm rooting for you Marcus. Don't be afraid to get counseling if you need it. It's a sign of strength not weakness to reach out for help, I can tell you that from personal experience.
The only way I could get the CBS Sports Channel for AT&T Uverse was to upgrade from the U200 to the U300 package, which I get a free three month trial. I WILL be cancelling at the end of three months. Don't get me started on cable/internet providers, cell phone providers, pharmaceutical companies, health care insurance and hospitals, and oil and energy companies ... bastards every one of them and doing their part to destroy the middle class in this country. /rant. Go bucks ... stomp Navy!
Well played sir.
So is the correct conjunction OR or could it be AND?
P.S. I thought Vannett was starting at TE due to Heurman having an injury?
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.
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.
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.
It's not like this is uncharted territory for Urban, Cardale very well could be the short yardage and/or goal line guy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As I was watching this great video I was thinking "where is the pass against Wisconsin?", should have been smart enough to figure out it would be the last frame!
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.
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.
Awesome ... just one thing Torrance ...
then crush the dream LOL.
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.
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.