While the wound is still very fresh, this was very helpful. Its so apparent now how this goes beyond just offensive play calling.
Sounds like you just described MSU's strategy.
Remember when we were good?
Rutgers is the fourth common opponent not Minnesota.
Call me old fashioned, but we don't need any new gimmicks for the offense this week, just solid execution on what we do well. Its all in on Barrett, Thomas, Zeke. The other stuff is noise. This is barely a Top 50 defense we're playing, so the worst thing we can do is make them bigger then they are. Spread them out, and attack.
Have to say I'm nervous about the QB run game here. Watching their game last week against a team that shall remain nameless, that QB run will be a big challenge for us. Feels like a game where its critical to jump on them early to force them away from a balanced attack.
If only there were more then 20 ridiculously talented high schoolers that were willing and able to play football for the Buckeyes!
Once we get our timing down, our depth at the skill positions will wear teams out....
You can have your fancy RPAC, but it doesn't hold a candle to the Bermuda Triangle that was the "Brown Gym" at the old rec center. Navigating to that space was similar to the path those two convicts used to bust out of prison in NY.
You're right, we still have Devin Smith and Evan Spencer to lean on!
'95 was my freshman year at OSU. Growing up on the east coast I didn't have an appreciation for Buckeye football, and didn't get football tickets.
I watched that years ND game in the dorm lounge by myself and became a fan for life!
2) So bud foster gets zero sleep btwn now and game day, and the qb's can focus with slightly less of a circus
3) We seen the pics, he's hitting the gym even on Friday nights
Our backup QB will hold us back in the blow-outs.
In all seriousness, I'll take the over.
Get your popcorn ready.....
Sitting here with my scarlet colored glasses on, I don't see how we don't get another touchdown a game from this loaded offense and put up over 50 a game.
When I reach helmet sticker status, I am returning to up-vote this!
Agree with Jeremey's take on Derrick Henry being a factor in this game. He gave me a fresh round of ulceritis this AM.
After rewatching the Wisky game, I hope we come out throwing the ball all over the field. Cardale's arm is the weapon we have to exploit tonight, and its more then just the deep balls. He can throw guys open, and he doesn't need a ton of time to do it.
On D I hope to see a repeat of the D-Line rotation from the Wisconsin Game. This is going to be a 4 quarter slug fest and we need to keep those guys fresh for late in the game!
I certainly see his point. Given a rematch Wisky D (sorry too easy) would have dropped 9 guys to the goal line to slow down the bombs from "12 Gauge".
I too will go with Cameron Johnston. I'm tired of foreigners taking American Jobs!
Watching CJ wing those deep balls makes me wonder if Michael Johnson would loan Devin Smith his shoes from the Olympics.
Go Deep Devin!
God you guys are really taking *e back. I feel like dusting off *y transcript and reflecting how awful *y GPA was for fall quarter because of that da*n game. I'll also go on record as saying anyone with a late '70's bday would s*oke you 80's kids.