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Comment 24 Sep 2014

We're not getting any production out of the DE position that Spence vacated. Move Washington over there, and move Schutt into the DT position. Michael Thomas not being listed #1 is a joke too, the Smith's and Evan Spencer can't catch a ball under pressure. Also why list Rod Smith as an "-Or-" if you don't play him? That first year, Meyer made some moves (mainly Boren to LB) that made sense, best athletes on the field - He seems to have forgotten that, and it will continue to cost him if he doesn't adjust.

Comment 23 Sep 2014

OSU stadium was so loud in against MSU in the 80's, my ears rang until the next morning. I went again to an OSU/MSU game in the 90's, and same thing. We lost both games. My point is, it is hard to get loud and rowdy when you are winning by 35 points consistently. I'm sure it was plently loud in the 3rd tr against that VaTech team, wasn't it? I wasn't there, so I don't know - But get down by a bunch, or up by a bunch, and any stadium in america will be really quiet. It doesn't help that ticket prices are over $100 now, so the only people that can go on a consistent basis are corporate buyers, and people who are really snobby or old, and have money to burn. I'm generalizing here, but that is the way it is....
 

Comment 23 Sep 2014

I still feel Rod Smith is the best RB they have. Elliot is not showing anything yet. Samuel has potential, I don't want another Dan Herron who can't get the yardage when needed, but looks good otherwise. Give Rod the ball a few series and see what he can do. He's a grown man, if he fumbles again, take him out, but he is much stronger than he has ever been. Give him a chance coach, he'll make the line look good if you give him any significant playing time.

Comment 22 Sep 2014

I will NEVER feel confident in OSU's playmakers until OSU gets a power run game. I can't think of a single OSU team that has ever done well without one. With all that talent on the offensive line Hoke has recruited, Harbaugh will come into Michigan and establish the running game, and UM will be a contender instantly and beat the pants off of OSU consistently. This is my nightmare reality without a power running game...

Comment 17 Sep 2014

I deleted that game as soon as the interception for TD was thrown. I saw the receivers fall apart, and the bad offensive play calling, In this case, I didn't need a replay to know the coaches and receivers (except Michael Thomas) were horrible...

Comment 16 Sep 2014

Being the only choices, I'd rather both fair catch everything, then let it bounce, because I don't trust either to even catch the ball. i miss Ted Ginn...
 

Comment 12 Sep 2014

Anybody that doesn't think Braxton is not that good of a passer, really didn't watch the receivers struggle to get open last year. JT is obviously a very accurate passer, even with the receiver's barely open, he hits them on the hands. With the exception of Thomas, not a single one of them can get open and catch the ball consistently. I never understood why Michael Thomas was red shirted last year.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

Urban Meyer, "We were exposed". John Cooper, "We have a bunch of big slow white guys" or "The dog won't hunt". Jim Tressel, We played hard, but it wasn't enough". Earle, "This is the darkest day in OSU football". Woody, "!*&@!!#%$&*%!!!!!"

Comment 24 Apr 2014

I quit going to games a few years ago when the tickets prices jumped, it costs way too much. My only chance was getting scalped tickets (which obviously will rise in price too), otherwise it was Riverwatch to watch the game, which is not a bad option, you feel like you are there, and it doesn't cost a dime other than the beer... What the University will gain in tickets sales, they will lose in future licensed merchandise sales, as new fans will find other things to do on saturdays, less fans, means less sales, which means increased prices in other things - When does it stop?

Comment 14 Apr 2014

Dontre wasn't loafing, he was even out of the box, and could not accelerate with branson. he slowed up after he realized he couldn't beat him. Dontre, doesn't seem like a 4.31 or whatever is purported to be (based on games from last year), and if he is, he is no Teddy Ginn, that's for sure. I'd like to see him do well, but have seen nothing that shows he can become that guy who can run past and make defenders miss either. He reminds me of jordan hall. As far as QB's, Cardale was lost out there, JT was better, but he was just a tad slow throwing the ball when a guy was marginally open. I'd like to chalk it up to the defensive backs being better, let's hope so anyway. Apple looked great out there, and Reeves looks much improved...

 

Comment 09 Apr 2014

Thad Matta needs to do something similar, find someone who can hit a jumpshot - In a school with 50,000 kids, actually, probably a school with 100 kids, it wouldn't be hard to find someone who shoots better than the Buckeyes do.

Comment 09 Apr 2014

I've always blamed Withers, from the start, glad he is gone - But a certain amount of blame has to go through the DC. His job is to manage people and give direction, and with the talent OSU has, results should show in good defensive numbers. The numbers weren't there, and one would have to think it was because of the direction given... Not being in the know, my guess is the coaches just didn't gel...

Comment 09 Apr 2014

Never was a fan of Heacock and his bend but don't break defenses. Against USC, Texas, Florida, LSU and other good (not necessarily great) offensive teams, they would bend, and break. When Fickell was hired as DC, I thought all that would change, but he instilled the same defense, but it was much much worse. I thought we'd get more of a Freddy Pagic swarming defense since that is what Fickell played under. Hopefully Fickell turns his defense from a B type personality to an A type, like his playing days - Remember the 1997 Rose Bowl defense? Yeah, OSU has all the tools on defense to be that team again...

Comment 02 Apr 2014

Love the detail in your explanations on how things work. Showing how they power block and pass the ball was something I never noticed before. I did notice on the second gif above, that Decker missed his block, twice on the same play - One that he was supposed to block, and one that he whiffed on (that he shouldn't have been blocking in the first place). and if #97 didn't go for the fake, the play would have blown up.

Comment 26 Mar 2014

Like most people here, I'm not mad. Who cares if they beat the Buckeyes, they played better that day, they earned it, they wanted it more. They're from Ohio, and down the road from Columbus, yeah, like most Buckeye fans, I silently root for them during the regular season and tournament time. Now that they are in, and the Buckeyes are out, I openly root for them. When in Rome, do as Romans do, or if you can't beat them, join them - Go Flyers!

Comment 02 Jan 2014

Love Herman, but man did he make a few bad calls in the MSU game. I can give him a pass for trying passing plays when he should be running, I can give him a pass on a few decisions on who to run the ball, Braxton and Hyde are both capable. However, trying to run Braxton without Hyde in the backfield against MSU on an obvious running down, is just not very smart. I hope he learned a lesson...

Comment 09 Dec 2013

I've been saying the same thing all year. Every game, the opposing coach sees how the previous team(s) expose a Buckeye secondary, and find holes all over the place. Every game, OSU vows to fix it, but they don't. Seriously, it is time to scrap the zone, it is not working. Either Withers is not smart enough, or the players don't respect their coach enough to listen to him (or study enough). Go man to man against Clemson, we know the guys have talent, and if you get burned, big deal, they would score against that zone anyway.