Someone pay this man a lot of money to stay here...forever?
I'm hoping Dixon shakes the injury bug and tears it up this year, think he could be really good. It was a mixture of playcalling, offensive line play and finally, Barrett's confidence in his throw. I think the last one was a mixture of some inexperienced WRs and the OL but Barrett has to be better, no doubt, but it wasn't all him. I think this year with Victor having more PT and an offseason of work with the WRs and Wilson and Day, Barrett should be back to normal. Same goes for Jordan and Prince. They were both outstanding in run blocking but an extra offseason of work could help benefit both. I'm more interested in seeing how Wilson wants the offense to run. If Victor and Campbell are your two main guys, keep them in there more. No need to play guys who you don't think are good enough. No knock to other guys but if Vic, Campbell, Mack and say Dixon are the best four, let them run a bit. I think Wilson will find ways to play to the WR strengths though. Victor and Dixon seem like deep threats, Mack is a good possession guy from all reports, guys like EGW and McLaurin might be better with option routes or (please just run ONE) screen plays.
Cant wait for the season to start. Go Bucks!!
Luke Kennard, VJ King, Omari Spellman, *gulp* Carlton Bragg.
Would've been nice to get at least ONE of those 5 star Ohioans to become Buckeyes. Imagine how different the team looks with those guys on the roster.
I like Hubbard, he made some crazy plays and has a great motor but there's no question Holmes and Bosa are just as good if not better. I think we'll look back and regret Holmes not playing a ton more when he's playing on Sundays.
Glad they are all back, hope to see a lot of third downs from the opponents this year.
Hubbard Bosa Holmes Lewis... yes please!
Also call me crazy but I think Barrow makes a move this year. Jones/Hill/Sprinkle are all great along with Hamilton and Landers but Barrow was well on his way to becoming a 5 star before he got hurt. That dude is gonna be good.
I'm not trying to pile on here but if anyone truly thought it was the WRs fault this entire time, I have some beachfront property to sell them in Idaho.
I know the point of those video breakdowns meant to show successful plays but they ran those so often and most of the time SOMEBODY was open. Barrett wasn't at complete fault though because the offensive line kind of collapsed at times but the WRs IMO are a deep unit. Victor, Hill, Campbell, should be solid. Guys like Dixon if he gets healthy is a true WR with speed, same with McLaurin. Not to mention Mack was one of Meyer's favorites. Grimes coming in should help in the future. I like the WRs, a lot of them are young and still learning. Victor might have a coming out party this year...I hope.
Lets just forget the 2016 team even had an offense, the defense will be what I remember.
Barrett could come out looking like the worst out of the four and he will still start. Leadership and trust from Urban is unmatched. It's not crazy to think Haskins and Burrow and heck maybe even Martell have better arms but you just can't teach that leadership ability in a QB. Having your team rally around you and trust you to lead them. Barrett has that and that's why I think Haskins will be #2 and eventually the starter after Barrett. He's gonna have a hell of a story to tell after it's all done. I think Burrow is a great QB but I've been on the Haskins train for a while.
I meant that towards like facilities, campus, city, education, etc. Not players on roster that's forsure.
I watched Kentucky/Georgia last night and I'll just say they played with passion and fire but with a respect for the game. I don't know if that's coaching in Georgia's part or ridiculous recruiting on Kentucky's part but Ohio State basketball has lost its luster. Thad is a 90 year old man in a 50 year old mans body. He can barely move. The team doesn't have any leadership and honestly none of the players look good to me. Tate is an undersized 4. We have no true point guard, Lyle thinks he is Russell, Trevor a Thompson might be the only good thing about this team but he has nothing around him. Kam Williams might catch fire in a game. Loving is a body on the roster with an average jumper and no leadership. Worthless.
It all comes back to recruiting but man what does Kentucky have that Ohio State doesn't? All things being equal, it comes to recruiting and coaching. Thad was good for many years but we need to turn the page to another coach. It's time. I miss the good days where I'd actually want to watch basketball and not just count down the days til I get to see videos of spring practices
LT - Jones
LG - Jordan
C - Price
RG - Pridgeon
RT - Prince
Think this is the cop out lineup. Solid line and Pridgeon should help with that right side.
CB - Ward
CB - Sheffield/Arnette
S - Webb
S - Fuller/Smith/Okudah
Think Okudah would be perfect to play more of the cover safety which is Webb's spot but I just don't think Webb will lose his spot, no matter how good Okudah might be.
I'm laughing now because the team I just watched blow it against Nebraska doesn't deserve to be in the tournament. Save the embarrassment.
Tom Herman's offense sucked, fire him. Luke Fickell's awful, should've been fired, Gareon Conley getting roasted, should've never played again, Devin Smith couldn't catch and should be benched, Michal Thomas wasn't mature enough and only a spring game player, Decker got abused against a Buffalo player!!! Should be benched.
Anyone see a trend here? Patience Buckeyes, patience.
He won't even be starting if Sprinkle is fully healthy.
I think you must have missed how well Jones played this year. Gonna be hard for him to get passed up unless Sprinkle is really THAT good. The battle for some positions this year are gonna be exciting.
I don't want to take Ginn Sr away from those boys in Cleveland cause he does an amazing job but man I would love to have him on staff in Columbus in the future in some type of advisory role. Just to talk to the football players and be the go to guy if they need anything. I know that's kinda Coach Mick's job now but I think he would not only help the players on their path throughout college but if you've ever heard him speak, he would be a gigantic hit with parents of potential future Buckeyes.
I want to agree. I'll agree if the WRs show me something the first half of the season. Austin Mack looks bigger, same with BVic. Hope those two are ready to go.
Need Wilson up in that box calling plays. I've always hated the OC being on the field and maybe the QBs coach or some coach telling him what he sees. OC up top, QBs coach on the field to be hands on with the most important position in football.
Would've loved to see what Wilson could've done with the 2015 squad and Zeke running the ball
Lol people up there hated Brady yet want to claim him now. Absolutely love it. I remind my TTUN friends just that whenever they start talking noise
Nice try with the Fickell thing Herman. Better luck next time.
i don't care what anyone says, Herman fell on his face this recruiting year. It's not like he was the coach of UCF and then took the job at Texas, he was a face in the state of Texas already leading Houston... jumping to a bigger job like that when you've probably been recruiting some of the same players in State for the longest should be a smoother transition. He failed miserably, especially hiring Beck to help with Texas.
Don't care who they get. Hope Ohio State smashes them by 50 every year. Especially since the already arrogant fans got a small taste of success this year cause the chips fell their way.
Saw Penn State fans arguing with some Buckeye fans on Twitter about "why would a recruit want to play for Ohio State? So they can just lose to Penn State every year?"
Yes unfortunately they were being serious. Like I said, little bit of success finally and they start to come out of their caves...
That said, I doubt Urban gets 2 of the top 3 defensive players in Texas for 2 years in a row.
Call me crazy but I think they have a great chance to do just that if Texas doesn't hit the ground running and Ohio State has another great defensive showing. BJ Foster and Anthony Cook might just be Buckeyes.
Just have to re establish that connection down there. I would def use the current Texas players on top of the coaching staff to do that.
L-O-fucking-L at Jimbo Fisher. Just get the hell out of here man. Family environment my ass. He cares about his players as much as I care about TTUN.
I've wanted Erick Smith to start since he got here. Still think he could rotate in and play.
I will admit I hate that he switched his jersey number but love that he changed it to honor a fallen friend. #1 flying around in the secondary always has a good feel. Hope Okudah snags that number.
Texas is 100% trying to sell its staff to recruits but that's what you have to do.
Its funny that when Herman went to bat for Tim Beck after the loss to Clemson, "Most in the know realize Tim wasn't calling plays or had any say in the final call." But then a week later a graphic for recruits come out introducing Tim Beck and says "Responsible for record breaking offensive seasons at Ohio State the last 3 years." Wait I thought he didn't call plays?
Not mad at Herman because he has a job to do but he's even using Braxton Miller in recruiting graphics. Like c'mon man, yes you coached him as a QB and he's now in the league... as a WR
Those two pushing each other to get better everyday with the potential to start across from each other is something scary. Lattimore/Conley were an amazing duo but these two could top even them, that's insane.
Last second comment. I just can't see it. But if he does, I'll see you guys tomorrow when the server is back up. Go Bucks! Great 17 class