Whiskey was horrid. I've seen true freshman, walk on QB's, that were 3rd on depth chart but forced into action get first start of season (Texas Tech) and look more polished than their starting passer.
Agree. Barrett will get chance to prove. He has one game on his canvas. Braxton has 3 years worth. Too early to say.
One thing I haven't seen mentioned, is the lack of push from the middle. Boren doesn't really get any movement. In our spring game he seemed to get steam rolled by our DL, at times
Don't apologize for the level of competition. We've played worse competition and not come anywhere close to 80% completion even with starting reps for 3 straight years. If you watch the 2 throw next to each other, with no numbers or names on their jerseys, you can tell which is groomed to be a QB. Braxton is our best athlete and probably best football player, but we may have a problem. A good problem and one teams would kill to have. Lets just play good football and think about situation later.
He may not be a slinger. He couldn't cut it at TX Tech
I more than happy with the game. No injuries, I'm aware of. When is the last time a Buckeye QB completed 80% of his passes? Let alone in his first college game, first start and first game action in almost 2 years. Color me impressed
Seen a few times today, receivers on same side both up on the line of scrimmage. Pretty much indicating a run play is coming, other wise the inside guy is useless if actually passing in that formation
Didn't Mike Mitchel have an injury early on at OSU that set him back, missed some time and partially led to the red shirt, there after?
I carry a lucky Buckeye. I throw it away after a loss. I never replaced the one that was last seen probably on the turf at Lucas Oil Stadium. I like hearing other fans' superstitious minds exposed.
Not national, Bro. They've added spring tackle football leagues for the pee wees down here in Texas, so they can play a second season a year. Of course all the HS have spring football and a spring game. The Dallas Ft worth schools have gone the route of indoor practice facilities with their money. Houston area went a different route building even bigger stadiums than the current ones. Ours is the Berry Center an $83 million dollar HS mansion of athletic facilities. Most high schools have added addition freshman team and even had to add a sophmore or additional JV to keep up with the kids coming out. Believe me, during the August 2 a days it's freaking hot down here, so these kids are not the AC video game playing type. They are investing in their youth.
I trust in Urban, though. He won a national title with Chris Leak as his trigger man and even made him the title game MVP. He won another national title with Tebow as his passer, and even created a heisman trophy winning campaign for him. So Urb, can find a way.
More worried his mechanics and accuracy aren't getting the reps he needs to progress as a passer
That's good to here. I was hoping he'd catch on with the Texans last year while with them. If nothing else, as a special teams monster. This rookie FB in Houston now out of Auburn is really banging some heads. He's a slober knocker. Best of luck to Boren, he was one of the most unselfish players I've ever watched, and I'll forever remember him standing over the crushed Devin Gardener in The 'Shoe
Gotta know where all this talent will be coming out of cuts and have thrown the ball effectively throwing them open. Ala I'll give a young QB who only had Titus Young as NFL talent and he put up passing numbers and was leaned on as a true freshman and for all for years as a passer. Crap, can't remember his name, but was a four year starter at Boise. Higher profile QBs do it to once given chance to play. Manzeil and Winston did it as red shirt freshman, but they had NFL talent around them much like Brax does now. We can't have second halves passing like the B1G champ or the last couple minutes and fourth quarter of Orange Bowl. When in must pass mode, D drops more people and ball must be perfect.
I wish we woulda used him and his skills, instead of trying to drive a round peg into a square hole. Or at least got him a QB coach
I've been to just about all the storied college football stadiums (not just for Ohio State games), except Oklahoma. I've been to Norman though, and not much being missed. I like the hospitible places with great foods, good looking ladies and incredible weather. Those 3 seem to go together.
LSU- I've never been disappointed there. They know how to throw down and have the best tailgate foods I've eaten anywhere. They won't let you not have something to eat or drink in your hands, at all times.
Stanford- I'd never considered that a storied program or stadium before, so I've never been.
Hawaii- Id make more than a long weekend out of this one. My travels to this point in life have mainly been to sporting events or sites, not that this would be different in that respect but I'd take in the islands and skip the touring of campuses and must see program relics (there probably aren't any).
Oh, maybe UNLV. An excuse for another Vegas weekend? Sign me up.
He has the best mechanics of all our QBs.
Yes, and it seems penetration or just shoving their guards into the backfield has been key in disrupting their offense. Ohio State,Stanford, Aurburn and LSU all had the horses to do this. I remember Simon rotating inside with Worthington (who had game of his life) and Heyward and they couldn't be stopped. Time of possession helped, in that they could never get any rhythm built and less oppurtunities but D was biggest factor.
I was surprised we never used the Shot Ginn, again. You could sense it in the Alamo Dome that night from the Ok St fans when he'd line up at QB, "oooooh, shit..." At the very least it could have been a formation we rush to the line with and the opposing team calls a TO before the snap.
After the Alamo Bowl, the River Walk was all Scarlet and almost zero orange (I have no idea where all those people went). Too bad that's not one of the prominent bowl hostings. That after game atmosphere was far better than any in Tempe or Pasadenea. It wasn't quite New Orleans, but it was rocking
I barely remember 2004 due to being a decade ago and the forced Jagermeiter consumption during our poor season. I kinda remember every time we turned around a DB was going down to an injury. That was the Achilles heel against spread teams. OSU traveled well to San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl, despite the season. However, I remember almost the entire River Walk being clad in orange shirts. They were a nice group of fans very interested in our history, but confident in their 11 point favorite team. I took cash off several of them, knowing, we were FINALLY healthy. It was certainly a transition year and we hadn't established a RB yet, but injuries to DBs made a transition year seem worse than it was. It also was possibly the first exposure of a Bollman line not having a top flight RB to make them look better
I think Ncaa officially took Bush's due to his parents free crib. I think there is actually no winner for that year as Vince young, stated he didn't want under those terms. Then he threw the dagger, " I won the trophy that matters anyway when we matched up."
OSU has 7
USC 7, only if you're still counting the one stripped from Reggie Bush