He did get suspended for the crabs from baseball games. Their point is not reaching home with Mr. Winston.
Probably because he gets no push in the run game. I noticed Elfline was in on our 4th down conversion right up the gut and the power run remained up the middle the rest of that drive, for the first time this season.
I don't apologize for the numbers he's put up against this competition. I said the same for Kenny. In a hundred plus years of OSU football, other QBs couldnt throw at this clip and they at times faced bad opponents, too. What I'm really impressed most by him, is he's like some of these kids we've been seeing for years at other programs. We don't have to bring him in and teach him to throw, teach him mechanics and teach him field vision. Those are things instilled on many modern QBs before they walk onto campus.
On another note, I liked Elfline at center. He seems able to get a physical push and communicate to slide the line towards a blitz. Too many run plays early in this season were hindered from the start with our center driven into the backfield.
I was concerned when he came in. Why did he and his parents choose not to compete at the highest level while in high school? In TX it's different, public schools are VERY well funded for the last hundred plus years with oil money. He could have played 5a ball , their highest and most distinguished level (now call 6a starting this year), in those mosterous stadiums against probably a dozen or more eventual D1 kids, every week. Compete hard, work hard and have patience, Meech and all will work out. Nothing will be handed out. "Anything easy, aint worth a dime," I'm sure that Woody quote is up in the WHAC some where.
They play in-state Auburn, every year.
No doubt in my mind despite how we didn't like certain situations or play calls's end results, those splits seconds in which they're QB got passes off, would have been shaved down and favorable to the Bucks with Spence. Still wouldn't have been pretty but we win that game. No way they complete that 3rd and 17. And with him we don't have to sell out other potential coverage persons with additional blitzers.
I upvoted yall all for the chuckle I got from the Queen lyrics. Immediately, when I saw the first, "Is this real life," post, the same song popped into my head. I'm not going to, but the thought of downvotes occurred as I continue to sing the song over and over at my desk, now. Good day, everyone. The sky is done falling, and at least we are not _ichigan.
Agreed, and he molded that previous succesful line from the same pieces the previous regim had struggled with. We have seen things to look at and consider in self evaluations, but axing multi memebers of the staff due to a pour performance will not speak stability and ring out to recruits. I'm not sure what this original poster thinks this would convey to recruits, maybe he is smarter than Urban?
LSU won't agree to play that game in Chicago more because they could care less about gaining exposure and a foothold in that region with recruits. Houston, where the game was played, they can't get enough of. And Wisconsin agreed knowing gaining any notariaty they could in that hot bed, would help them. Plus the kids love the modern and fancy NFL stadiums. Soldier field isn't as exciting for them.
The TE's aren't gonna get targeted when they are staying in to help the O-line. I would have liked to seen one block down though , and then realese into a TE middle screen to help slow their rush down. I think that play actually exists? I see other teams run it. The line was bad and we knew that coming in, but we had to give them more help play calling wise, other than just roll the pocket, at times.
It's a simple fix to get them to shut up. All we have to do is play good football. I hate it too, but at some point we can't keep saying they're the problem and expect to get better. There needs to be a long look in the mirror and decide if we really want to be better and are willing to do the things required.
You're not going to be able to develope and inside running game with the guards and centers getting no push. I don't think it was really attempted, because the coaches know it is a problem. I thought in camp and the spring game the way Boren got driven by our DL and couldn't get and movement in the running game was more a testament about the quality of our DT's. He couldn't push an empty shopping cart accross the Wal Mart parking lot. He's a depth player, not a starter on a program seeking championships. Don't get me started on not making line calls to slide the protection. Granted, some were delayed blitzes once the Buckeyes kept the TEs and back in and the LBs saw them commit and they no longer had any resposiblities because we had no confidence to throw to the middle of the D.
Cut him some slack. 2007 might have been the last year they were even ranked.
Ben, Urban Meyer is faster than Frank Beamer. Nanny nanny boo boo. Our coach can beat up your coach.
Good luck with that, Mr. Malleck.
If I did see the Clemson enterance, it wasn't enough to be my lasting memory of that game. I just remember them getting trounced.
Let 'em play all that man to man. JT may not have Braxton's gears but he can exploit a secondary with their backs to him, with his legs. Let's show JT some goodl ol' Craig Krenzal footage, and see how he at times would take off or get flushed vs man and chew up some 'give me' yards.
"Hodges often lined up in the slot and showed more playmaking than blocking ability, but his presence alone at 6'6" and 244 lbs is overwhelming for defensive backs, and is enough to neutralize linebackers and defensive ends in the running game."
Mr. Hodges ability to nuetralize defensive ends, has no been against the likes of Master Joey Bosa.
I don't agree with Atlanta either, even though it's a nice recrutting tool in that hot bed. But the brilliantly modern stadiums in Houston and Dallas are hard to pass up, and not too shaby of recruitting hot beds either to gain exposure in.
I believe it. The standing all game is one thing. They do some weird "whoop" call as they point and hand gesture towards you that makes to look like some sort of shotting of a gun with 2 hands, while yelling "WHOOP!" My father is not a man that says many cuss words and rarely gets angry at strangers (at least to their face). But they kept doing that shit and leaning into him yelling and doing this motion. He finally, pushed the drunken college kid away yelled while pointing at the display in the SuperDome, "Scoreboard, mother****er!!" I never saw that many fights at any of the bowl games, pre or post game. They were bad. On a positive, Illinois fans have been the best fans I've encountered. I once bought an extra ticket from a group of them. They realized me for a Buckeye fan from the get go and made one requirement if they sold their 50 yardling 7 rows off the field ticket to me for face value, I had to hang with them for the remainder of the pre-game. They warned me it might be brutal as they're tailgate was in a heated tent, catered by Chilli's and Budweiser and paid for by their local TV stationin which their duaghter was the weather girl and about my age, at the time. During the game, as the sun set, I was not preparred for the temp. drop and wind. I'd never been so cold. Those surrounding me and took notice, handing my extra gloves they found in jacket pockets, one of the multiple blankets they were sitting on to wrap arround me, sips of whiskey. The game went double OT with the Bucks finally pulling it out. As OT ended everyone scattered. My only regret was not being able to thank everyone for their hospitality or return the whiskey I was left holding in a flask.
Where did he play high school ball and grow up? I'm guessing he didn't play in a big time program, from a football hot bed in mega high school stadium that is sold out every Friday night and have local media discussing their every move, opponenet and practice in depth.
I was at both games vs TX A&M. I regard them as they most annoying fan base, I've encountered. However, I think the Aggies had the recruitting prowess of a Southwest Conference team the year they ran into Chris Speilman, and slithered into the Sugar Bowl as a little thought of Big 12 member in '99. I'd like to call those victories over an SEC opponent, but they weren't playing an opponent with SEC resources, then. I was also at that Sugar Bowl vs Arkansas. Now, That win should count. We tried to suspend the players for that game. The NCAA stepped in and declarred them eligible in fear of hurting tickets sales. I don't know what they were worried about, the Bucks in New Orleans in January, I'm going every time.
Bruce Irvin hates cookies, puppies and V8 engines.
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.