Middle Linebacker is our weakness under Urban. Everyone wants to taut the 5 star commit and # of tackles (most downfield) etc.... but we still are sorely in need of a beast MLB that intimidates and stuffs the run. That used to be a staple. Watch the film. WATCH THE FREAKIN FILM of last year's MSU loss. It was the most pathetic performance by an OSU MLB in the 40+ years that I've been following our team. A great dance performance it was. How about hitting somebody and stuffing a hole ???
DCNick nailed it. Smith has the same character traits as Cris Carter - whom all true Buckeye fans should disown. " If you can’t do the time, make sure one of your lesser-known friends can." Just great people those two...
Ohio kids aren't worth the effort - we want 4/5 stars only - ask Luke Kuechly
The offense was obviously putrid. That said, the defense wasn't really much better. Sparty ran it down our throats when they need to at the end - and without the threat of a pass. We allegedly have a Butkus candidate somewhere. It's not like the heat wore everyone down. There's no way we get bulldozed like that with Katzenmoyer or Laurinaitus. McMillan may yet develop into the beast MLB that he has the physical presence to be - but not quite there yet. We have some great talents - but as units and play calls on both sides - we are overrated. Plain out X & O'd... sparty only scored 24 versus Purdue, 24 versus Maryland (2 of the worst defenses in the nation) and 20 versus TTUN without the miracle play. Most of that was with Cook. We should have drubbed them and shut them out in that weather.
The big headed "brand" stuff doesn't bother me as much as the grammar in his prepared statement. If he passes the English portion of the SAT - he didn't take it.