Does anybody know what refs were there Saturday? I'm arguing with some salty UC fans about it. I don't think they typically use B1G refs for our non-conference games.
To UC kids dogging Ohio State, I talked to athletics. They said you can get into the game with either a ticket or your OSU rejection letter— Ohio State (@OnlyatOHIOSTATE) September 24, 2014
I'll probably get some downvotes for this but somebody has to say it:
Every program goes through some adversity. We lost 4 offensive linemen (3 are in the NFL, 2 are already starting), our best WR, RB, LB, and our QB. What I saw Saturday was inexperience. Pre-snap, the QB's job is to move TE's and RB's in place to protect against extra rushers. Meanwhile, the OL communicates to pick up what is in front of them. Barrett and that O line do not have the experience to manage that part of the game, and the gameplan failed. Sure, could the coaching staff placed patches on the gameplan that would have mitigated the disaster in front of them? Absolutely. Did they do it effectively? No. But the world is still spinning and we still have 10+ more weeks of glorious Buckeye football to enjoy.
We have arguably the best coaching staff in the business. They will figure it out. I've waited all year for Ohio State football and all these sour grapes are making me wish it was still summer.
Jamal Marcus doesn't play for the Buckeyes anymore, and linebackers are not as interchangeable as you think. Pass protection, gap assignments, etc are all key functions of a linebacker that are much different between the Mike, Will, and Sam linebacker spots. I'm surprised I'm the only one here that seems to think Curtis Grant is actually having a heck of a season so far, and the MLB spot is not the problem. I agree that it seems Kwon could be great, but that doesn't mean Grant isn't playing well enough to start over him. Hopefully Kwon has a chance to prove himself
when if we are up big early Saturday.
Even if the LB spots were as interchangeable as you think, Darron Lee is easily one of the top 3 linebackers on our team. He has speed, and plays with disciplined passion. Josh Perry would be the odd man out if you asked me.
Make sure you stand and yell as much as possible. And if anybody complains, text "BRUTUS" to 69050 to report the complainers as a disturbance.
Bears. Beats. Battlestar Gallactica.
Devin Smith was also good for a handful of quick WR screens (well, I wouldn't really call it a screen) last year against single coverage when they needed 3-4 yards for a first down. Brax would just check to it after reading the defense and just flip it to him on the outside and Devin would just use his size to push the defender back and fall over forwards for a first down. It was a very efficient and effective way to move the chains when they loaded up the box.
It's the most wonderful tiiiiiiime of the yeeeeeeeaaaaaarrrrr!!! I'm channeling my inner Andy Williams on this glorious morning and I don't care who hears it.
ESPN's headlines are hilarious. It mentions the TAMU "rout" but doesn't say who they beat. It mentions how good Kenny Hill looked and the records they broke but no mention about the awful South Carolina defense.
Come on Badgers, I'm tired of hearing about the SEC.
I love Meyer's leadership style: If you make a mistake that's fine, just make it going full speed. Mistakes are on the coaches.
You go to a lot of Missouri games?
Awesome insight as always. I'm worried about defenses confusing a young QB and being in places he doesn't expect. Don't crossing routes and reads like that open a young QB up for more turnovers?
I feel a 3rd down at Ohio Stadium and Hell's BELLs ringing zinger in here somewhere, but can't find it.
Jalin's still considered a freshman
2014 Buckeyes will be without their 2013 top passer, rusher, receiver, and tackler. How could anyone possibly predict anything at this point? We should all know better than to sleep on Coach Meyer no matter what the situation. I'm just not sold that we still can't have a great season and contend. If we go 2-0 you'll hear tones change quickly.
Wasn't it the longest touchdown pass in OSU history?
Did anyone else hear Mark May's voice for the Get in the Hole Guy?
Some folks need to read the commenting policy. Downvotes are for trolls, not someone with whom you disagree.
That upvote was for the Billy Cunningham avatar
I'm ok with Georgia being highly ranked until someone figures out how to tackle (a healthy) Todd Gurley. That dude is an absolute monster.
Offensive line technique, espeically zone run blocking, is one of the components of the game that I know least about, so this was incredibly helpful.
Thanks Kyle, this was awesome.
Some kids have to learn lessons the hard way. Hopefully he takes advantage of all the resources in front of him and gets back on track.