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Comment 26 Nov 2014

We really are spoiled by the Buckeyes. We live in a time where winning 3 straight division titles accounts for nothing. Truth is, if there weren't divisions, OSU would be locking up their 3rd straight Conference Championship with a victory Saturday. Due to the inexplicable loss to MSU, and probation the year before, the "only" thing we can say is we've won two (soon 3) straight division championships, and we are disappointed. Yes, thanks to Tressel, we are spoiled now...

Comment 26 Nov 2014

He will be back, he is a competitor. Let's just hope his arm gets back to normal after surgery. At times, like in the Wisconsin game, he would fire lasers, and with that running ability, wow. Trust me guys, Braxton is not worried about winning his job back.

Comment 21 Nov 2014

Unfortunately, X is not a recreational drug per the B1G. In the B1G, it is considered a performance enhancing drug, this is why the second offense was an automatic dismissal. Because it is borderline performance enhancing, and known more as recreational in public, there is a chance he may be reinstated. As much as I'd love to have him back now, and knowing it would be betetr for his recovery, odds are, he won't be back until next year at best. Hoping is is now though

Comment 14 Nov 2014

OSU was up 42-24, with 12 minutes left. Immediately after the lead, OSU started playing soft, a lot of zone, in other words, prevent defense. Meyer later said he didn't agree with the soft defense, he wants them to play aggressive all the time. So, go back and look at the final 3 drives for MSU, 200+ yards. The game was over with, and the defense had already won.
 

Comment 14 Nov 2014

That VaTech game is not as bad as people think. Right now yes, but with 4 more victories things change. In fact, think of it like this. How many one loss teams can definitively say they can beat the team they lost to previously, right now? I believe the Buckeyes are the only one. The committee knows it was a fluke, a learning process, it just needs a B1G championship to put them where they belong.

Comment 13 Nov 2014

They sign a release each time. It is 100% at their discretion to release , but the general injury is not (if it happend on TV), only the details are withheld. I remember Larry Johnson hurting himself in a KC game years ago, he did not want the public to know details, so he didn't sign a release. The press release was very ambiguous for the next game (even though it was obvious because he had a boot on).

Comment 13 Nov 2014

Dontre's biggest problem is he doesn't make defenders miss, and he can't shake a tackle... EVER. His speed is impressive though, and having him in there as a decoy is his best move, really. I've been really disappointed with his unfullfilled potential. Hoping he bulks up even more during the off season, so he can shake some tacklers next year...

Comment 13 Nov 2014

I agree with you. Most Buckeye fans were like you and me, excited when we heard he was coming down to OSU. He just hasn't panned out. Hoping he picks up the pace this year...

Comment 10 Nov 2014

You're obviously a Heacock supporter, so I won't argue with you past this message. in 2005, yes, they were good, but I never had that feeling like I did in the 1996 Rose Bowl, where the team would have to have a perfect pass to score on the Buckeyes. Also, remember in 2005, Heacock's defense cost OSU a victory against Texas in the last minute. Not to mention the porous defensive play in the last minute against another Texas team in the Fiesta Bowl, also USC, LSU, Florida and pretty much every other big legitimate offense they faced under Heacock.  None of those were lost because of the offense, and although many of the games above were blowouts, in close games, they almost always lost because the defense couldn't make a stop when it was needed. There were exceptions, Arkansas comes to mind, but not many.

Comment 10 Nov 2014

In a torn shoulder situation, pitchers and qb's have about a 50/50 chance of coming back. The good thing about Braxton's situation, is if he can't come back as a QB because of his shoulder, he can still come back as a ball carrier/receiver and still be one of the best.
 

Comment 07 Nov 2014

OSU hasn't had a great defense since Dantonio left (and Pagic before him). Yeah, you can bring up Heacock and all those great stats, but they never were a shutdown defense. The young Bucks are finally on the right track, but they need more experience to be that Silver Bullet team. "Our players are better than yours" was the previous motto, man to man shutdown defense. That's what I'd like more of. I mean, with Pagic or Dantonio, were you ever worried a team would score 40, or even 30 points on the Bucks? Next year is their year, and the truth is, these Buckeyes are so much more talented than MSU now, but they may not win, and they may even lose big, but not because they are more athletic, but because of experience.

That being said, let's hope they prove the experts wrong, and come out with all kinds of new stuff that Meyer has been holding back for this game. Go Bucks!!

Comment 07 Nov 2014

I've never seen a QB be that bad in a game. And it wasn't because of pressure because even on his throws where he had time, I had no idea where Dalton was throwing to. If you watched this game, you'd have to agree. Dalton was yards away from almost every receiver, on almost every play. Even when he was trying to throw the ball away at a linemans feet he was off, and should have been intercepted. One time, he threw directly to the Browns linebacker without a bengal in sight (he dropped it). I don't trust Dalton anymore, he has his worst games in prime time. Plus, I am still pissed off that the Bengal brass chose Hill over Hyde - What dumbasses, the Bengals deserve to lose. In the old days, when I was a bigger NFL fan, I hated the Browns, but being mostly a college fan now, I'm glad for the Browns...

Comment 05 Nov 2014

I agree with you. I said all along putting a top 25 out will box them into decision they don't want to make. if conference championships is the thing that tilts in each teams favor in a close scenario, than why not list your top 5 as projected winners of each conference? For example: 1.) FSU, 2.) Miss St 3.) Oregon 4.) TCU 5.) MSU 6.) Alabama 7.) Auburn 8.) ASU 9.) Baylor 10.) OSU. Now, if Oregon loses, ASU moves into their slot. If the league champion at the end of the year ends up having 2 or even more so, 3 losses, then it opens the door for the #5 league champion or an at large team, such as (in my random scenario above). It really was the way I expected the committee to vote. Don't worry about your Missouri scenario, that would be like saying Indiana has a chance to beat OSU/MSU. Missouri really isn't that good.

Comment 05 Nov 2014

Agreed ^^^ The only marquee win was posted by the worst team in the league. The B1G isn't being overlooked, they lost when it was needed. MSU lost by a lopsided score to Oregon, they need to win convincingly, and have Oregon to lose again and NOT win the Pac12 - Unfortunately for MSU, beating OSU is not a big eye opener in the eyes of the media. Wisconsin blew their chance with the loss to Northwestern (not the LSU loss). OSU can get in with blowout wins versus Wisconsin in the B1G championship, and a blowout win in East Lansing. I can't see any other scenario for the young Bucks. Nebraska, well, they really were never in, they will end up losing @Wisconsin and @Iowa. Truth is, if OSU can pummel Wisconsin and MSU, they deserve to be in, if they don't, they just aren't ready yet. I'm still not that high on the offensive line yet, they have a log way to go to be championship caliber.

Comment 28 Oct 2014

For those of you saying there is a chance - There really isn't. The best we can hope for is a win over #8 MSU, and a win against a possible top 20 B1G West champ, and a spot in the Cotton Bowl. These two victories would not be enough to keep 2 of the SEC teams out of the playoff. With the rankings set up this way, they are NOT favoring conference champions, it is THE BIG LIE. Either the other conferences need to join the SEC in playing only 8 league games (instead of the planned 9 next year), and as a conference play only 7 Power 5 teams in the pre-season (to virtually eliminate any points of reference out of conference) - Or they will NEVER make the 4 team playoff. Such a sad day for me, I feel like we just lost a ball game... :-(

Comment 24 Oct 2014

I thought they were pushing JT to get more TD passes, by calling a pass 3 times in a row inside the 10, knowing they could run it in. JT ended up running it in when he found nobdy open. I saw this happen another time in the 4th, when OSU could have scored, but I think they wanted a 4td pass, ended up TO on downs. Just let him play Meyer - Oh, and tell your players to "hand the ball to the official" after a TD.