It is depleted. There's no timetable on the return of Webb. Burrows is down now. Lattimore can easily replace Burrows, but what happens when a corner has to miss a series or two due to a minor injury? Lattimore goes to corner, and there's no one to fill his spot. Nickel is not going to be played, unless Erik Smith gets a ton of reps this week, in this scenario I think we'd be in base a lot more.
Playing a linebacker in place of the nickel is our base defense. So, they'd basically just be in 'base', which is what they were doing.
You're correct. Concussions. He's not part of the team anymore.
The problem with this is that the nickelback plays more like a corner than a safety. Although they are all DB's, they play very differently. I could see Smith being worked out exclusively at nickel in practice this week, and possibly tested once we hang 50 on MD. But until he shows he can play a completely different position, I'd say we won't see much of Smith.
OHIO STATE DON'T PLAY NOBODY. Today in "It's a damn fine time to be a Buckeye."
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DJ - this account just copies and pastes other people's tweets. Its a shame you linked to him.
Its way too sweet. I can't have more than 1 or 2, then I'm switching to something hoppy.
I got my tickets for $85 each. We drove down, and stayed in a crappy hotel outside of Huntsville, AL on the way down from Columbus. We stayed at a Holiday Inn about 20 min away for the night. The next day, drove to Memphis, and stayed downtown. I had points and got that night free. To be honest, Gas was probably my most expensive item, since Wranglers only get about 19 mpg, and it was probably 2000 miles round trip.
Ummm, definitely going to be shorthanded on offense. 3 of the top 4 receivers from last year aren't in this game. The only one proven is Thomas. Marshall and Smith were set to be the other two, with Smith being the deep threat to replace Devin, and Marshall had looked like he moved outside to give room for Wilson and Samuel in the H. The only two H from last season are out. Yes, Samuel and Braxton aren't slouches, but until they show they can play the position, lets hit the brakes a bit. Is there a ton of talent behind these three guys on offense? Of course. OSU is loaded, and will be for some time. This talent isn't proven in these positions at need though. I'd love to see Braxton put up 200 yards, and it's obvious he has the talent, but lets wait and see.
"Zeke, don't salmon and tickle anybody this time. I don't care how cute you think it is."
-Urban tonight, before being called on stage
I'm excited about the fact that these three QB's will be pushing each other. Last year, Braxton knew he was #1, and it was just JT and Dolo going round for round. This year, Braxton is pushing these two, who both must feel that it's his job to lose if he's healthy enough. And all three of these guys know they have what it takes to win.
He may have been considering entering the supplemental draft if it were likely his shoulder wouldn't be back to 100%. He may have also been informed to not speak with press, and possibly let in on some specifics about his shoulder. Maybe the angst and wait of not being able to be on the field was eating at him? There could be many things he wanted to get off his chest that had nothing to do going anywhere except OSU.
Whaaa? $5k? I went down, and spent way less than $1k, including hotel and tickets. We even stopped in Memphis on the way home for a night. You must have some outrageous taste.
Personally knowing a member on the athletics staff, he gets two free tickets to every home football, and home men's basketball game. Imagining this is true for all members of the staff, I can see how the comp'd tickets and add up pretty quickly..
I believe I read somewhere that the injury was his meniscus. I'm not trying to prove a point about anything, just adding some info to the conversation.
I could be wrong here, but I think if Minnesota wins out, they will be B1GW champs. I could see them having a new-found energy after that curb stomping of Iowa. They may put up more of a fight than any of us wish to see. However, I'd say there's a good chance of them running out of steam by the 2nd half and by then the offense will have found it's rhythm and puts up some points.
Or, they aren't very good at all. Their only other dominating win this year was against Michigan, and we all know what a shit-stain they are this year. Close calls vs Northwestern and Purdue? Maybe they got lucky against over-paid Ferentz.
Looks like our sites can't get away from the MSU game either. Definitely a trap
Dammit Marcotte, I could've went with either 221 or 338, and was planning 221. Now it looks like I'm going with 338. ITS GOING TO BE A PASSING FREAKSHOW IN THE SNOW.
Its not rude when someone is being called out for made-up information.
Someone needs to create a chart on how much each conference is repped on Gameday. I don't watch that mess of a show, so I'm not capable of doing it. Out of the P5, I could imagine it being 40% SEC, 20% the rest. I do wonder though, how much of that would have to do with SEC being ranked in the top 5, recruiting rankings, etc, etc..
I have always been a big fan of playing a home game against a MAC team, or even Youngstown State, keeping north of a half mil in our state, and helping out the little guys in the process. What bothers me is that there are, what 6? 7? MAC schools in Ohio and still OSU brings in Buffalo and a directional Michigan team from time to time. I wouldn't think it'd be too hard to keep it in the state. But now, it'll be even harder to keep it going with such an emphasis on SoS.
I still laugh at the thought of Ash leaving Arkansas and Bert for a pay cut. Its a good feeling knowing this man came to OSU because he knows he'll win here.
He sang a verse of his favorite song:
"Little black submarines
Put me back on the line
Told my girl I'd be back
This is wrecking my mind."