O'Brien + not finishing what he started.
Where have I heard that before?
O'Brien + not finishing what he started.
Where have I heard that before?
You're basing this off of what? Williams and Weber's high school mixtapes? Because neither have played a live down of collegiate football yet. He comes in, gets his mind and body right and if he competes well then good, if not, he can always sell Michigan's secrets.... clearly they aren't working but 100-13 instead of 42-13 would be nice.
One thing that Urban and staff like to do that Hoke and staff clearly didn't do was to let kids know what they will be walking into coming into Columbus. They give them damn manuscripts on how to prepare and to take care of their bodies before arriving in Columbus.
Zeke is Zeke, I'm not saying I would have rather had someone else, be real here. But if there was a scenario where both of them ended up at Ohio State, you truly dont think he would have gotten looks? He was a monster coming out of HS, didn't take care of himself, slacked off in the weight room and went into camp like 30 lbs overweight.
Zeke rarely came out but he did need a spell every now and then. I think Green could have been an awesome back under the tutelage of Meyer, Coach Mick and Drayton. Like I said... Hoke ruined him.
Grimes, Peoples-Jones and Harris... Whew. Good luck DBs.
Does anyone remember who it was who was absolutely hands down begging and pleading for Victor to be in this class? It was months ago...
I bet your day was made sir....
oh yeah and, Boom!
With that being said, why not take a one year flier on this kid? If you're going to have Weber who hasn't played in a game yet and who SHOULD be healthy and Williams, a true freshman coming in is always a question. IMO Samuel needs to stay at WR and be a slash type of player. Continue working on his hands and make a solid WR group with Brown, Hill and Gibson.
Honestly, I think his career would have been a lot different if he ended up a Buckeye. I think Hoke and that staff destroyed him. Him and Zeke as a two headed monster would have been fun to watch.
While we're at it we should see if Dick LeBeau will be Co-DC when Ash leaves.
Him + Fickell = 0.0 PPG for the opponent
Isn't there like 5-6 offensive line assistants in this team that all have worked and learned under Warinner? What's the problem with having Ed up in the box with Beck? Not only to call plays but to see what the defense is doing? How the line is playing and make adjustments by calling down to one of his more trusted assistants? (Should have tried to have LeCharles on staff)
Beck/Warinner worked wonders at Kansas right? Maybe they need to be in the box together, letting their offensive genius come out.
Won't matter if we can't beat TTUN. That Game is a must win, regardless if PSU beats MSU. That needs to be the focus.
I'm sorry but I don't think anyone thought the crowd was booing the players. Virtually this is the team that won a national title with all the returning players, any knowledgable fan knows the mass amount of talent on the Buckeyes' roster. I thought and hope the boos were raining down from the stands because of the coaching and playcalls. I'm sorry but I don't think an NFL team could've beat Michigan State with that exact same gameplan, it was horrendous.
You have a QB in Barrett whose money is in the intermediate pass game (which was open all night because of MSU's LBs committing to the run) yet Beck calls for QB runs time and time again. You have a RB up for the Heisman and he gets 2 second half carries... You have a weak secondary that gave up massive amounts of yards to an average Nebraska team yet you don't utilize Miller and Thomas who COULD NOT be guarded that night... The boos were for the offensive coaching staff, period. Can't believe what this game would've been like had Cook played. It's just one loss, yes but it's backbreaking this late in the season. Wins over #9 MSU, whatever UM is ranked and #5 Iowa team would've been enough to put OSU #1 IMO.
This whole Beck thing kinda feels like the Withers situation. Just doesn't fit/mesh with the coaches. Panic hire when Urban missed on a couple guys he wanted, players voicing opinions on play calls..
That being said, the season is far from over. I know this isn't what many people want to hear right now but I'll take a loss to MSU any day of the week if it means an ass kicking of TTUN.
Man oh man I hope the Buckeyes are ranked at #3 or #4. I think it would not only piss the team off but also would be an eye opener for them (players AND coaches) that might still be resting on anything that happened last year.
^ Cardale has an account on here everybody
I wouldn't say the competition in Missouri is world beating but our Buckeyes got a pretty damn good back from there..
It's all about talent and this kid has it.
Lol at the people thinking they have to spend 200 bucks on something official from OSU. Look in your closet, there is something black in there, I promise. If not, your local gas station probably sells $5 plain black t shirts. No one is gonna yell at you for wearing a plain black shirt.
I'm watching the Indiana/PSU game on ESPN2 right now, seems like the interior of the Penn State defensive line is getting pushed around. Also, their offensive line is completely awful. From the inside on out. Their left tackle is getting blown by every time and as I just typed that, the LT, Palmer I think, literally had his hands on his hips the entire play, it almost seemed like he wanted to let the guy go past him... It was interesting to say the least. I think the only thing I can think of to be worried about is their gameplan. I used to think the whole "teams plan for Ohio State for weeks" thing was just talk but after seeing VT, NIU and now watching Indiana, it seems real. Maybe PSU comes out and has a good gameplan on offense and you know Franklin is going to be running some if not all 3-4, that seems like a given. Also, wouldn't be surprised to see them run a lot of inside zone from pistol and shotgun.
PSU's defensive line is getting pushed around, their linebackers seem slow, the corners were playing off 10 yards and giving up all sorts of receiving yards. The only positive I'm seeing is their one TE (#87) and WR (#5). Those two seem like the only two getting open, Hackenberg just got sacked for the 5th time, saw no one was open, dropped his head and tried to run, coverage sack. Also, just watched PSU's LT get thrown to the ground by Indiana's 3rd string DE who is about 6'0 230.
Okay this game is hurting my eyes. I'll say if Penn State is smart, they will run a lot of inside zone and short passes to the TE. If they try and drop back and pass Hackenberg will die.
Ohio State - 56
Penn State - 10
Michigan State by 100
Judging from the comments in this post, I'm hoping Ohio State is planning on handing out free black shirts with a logo or something on it at the gates cause it'd sure look pretty dumb with 90% of The Shoe wearing Scarlet and the other 10% wearing black. Not seeming like too many supporters for this whole black out the shoe thing
This might be a dumb question, but do you think this would allow Urban to gice JT a package of plays, say 20-25 plays they like to run in the red zone and to absolutely master and just to focus on those? I know he knows all of the playbook already, but I guess what I'm saying is it's obviously a lot easier to master 10 plays against all sorts of defenses instead of 100+ against all different defenses. Allows you to diagnose defensive looks and go faster playcalling wise.
Dantonio and Michigan State being ranked in the top 5 and still the underdog? I love Sparty here. Easy money.
I'm for the black uniforms and helmets, but was hoping for more of a see through sticker with the metallic green leaves. The white dots on the helmet looks...different I guess I'll say. But hey as long as they fly around the field, dominating my second most hated school behind TTUN, I'm fine with it.
If Maryland's horrible offense puts more than a touchdown on this defense I will be kind of upset. They looked awful against TTUN and I expect them to continue looking that way.
I really like Wiltfong and believe he's one of the best in the business but Crystal Ball picks are his opinion of how he thinks a recruit is leaning at the moment and he's usually always having inside info on that. Gary to TTUN is probably a good bet right now, Wiltfong believes that and he should and we all should.
TTUN is showing vast improvement but this weekend and a couple after will define if they have really changed or if they just used the OOC schedule and a terrible Maryland team to boost the image in Ann Arbor. They are going up against a solid defense and a competent offense, we'll see if they prove they're for real or if June Recruiting Titles and September Heismans are really all they care about.
As for Hamlin, IMO I think until OSU completely stops pursuing him, he will always be a lean to the Buckeyes. I've never had a good feeling about Fuller but hoping OSU can land one of the two.
What do you mean "you people"!?