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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.

Comment 09 Dec 2013

I used to deny it, blamed it on injuries, suspensions, etc, but now I know - OSU makes every QB look like Johnny Manziel - Is this acceptance?

Comment 18 Nov 2013

Braxton just doesn't do well in bad weather. I think he should take all that armor off in bad weather. During the Northwestern game it was obvious he could not hold on to the ball with that armband on. You lose the feel of the ball slipping out. Against Illinois, he had gloves on, how can you make touch passes, and really get a feel for the ball with the gloves on? Braxton, you're a great QB in good weather, tough it out and quit being such a pansy (no offense), it is cold weather, it won't kill you to go commando on your arms/hands.

Comment 18 Nov 2013

AP Poll: I was doing the math before this week, and 1/3 had Stanford, Baylor and OSU 3rd. I knew that with Stanford losing, that Baylor would get Stanford's votes. Baylor has zero chance in being 3rd after the B1G championship game, as long as OSU stays ahead of them in the AP poll. The reason we want to stay up in the AP polls, is because of FSU and 'Bama win out, OSU's only chance would be to blowout Oregon in the Rose Bowl for a split championship.

BCS standings: If Baylor loses, there is a good chance that Auburn may get Baylor's votes, (although OSU haters may well them split up between them and Oregon) Computers place Auburn 3rd, they are a serious threat. We as OSU fans, need not worry about Clemson, Mizzou, or even Oregon (since OSU beat them in 2010 and they have one loss). Auburn is the only serious threat to pass OSU. We need 1.) FSU to lose to Florida, which could happen, -OR- Alabama to lose to Mizzou. A different route would be for Alabama to lose to Auburn and then Auburn lose to Mizzou. either #1 or #2 will suffice to get OSU in the BCS championship game.

 

 

Comment 07 Nov 2013

I believe points per play is a garbage stat. It does not account for the hidden defense, which is the opposing teams ball control offense and possession time. Basically, the more your opponents have the ball, the less chances you have to score. That's why OSU stuffed Oregon in 2010. Since the 2nd half of the Northwestern game, including garbage time, OSU has punted 5x, 1 int, 2 to on downs, 2 fg's and 25 td's. That's an amazing stat. However, the most compelling statistic, and why OSU would beat any of these flashy offensive teams is points per possession on long drives - nobody is even close. OSU is #1 with 4.67 points per drive on drives starting 80 yards or more. 2nd is baylor 4.31, oregon 3.93, fsu 3.63, alabama is further down at 3.45. OSU has the proven ball control offense, to keep the oregon's/baylor's and fsu's from getting 15 possession games. Teams like Alabama, well that is a different story, it's more like B1G ball on steroids...

Comment 24 Oct 2013

I keep hearing and seeing people talk about Iowa's great defense, but I didn't see it. with the exception of the last drive of the first half, OSU converted on every 3rd down, and scored on every possession. That doesn't sound like a great defense to me. I'm not ripping on Iowa either, they are better than people give them credit for, and will give Wisconsin a tough game, wouldn't be surprised if they beat them.

Iowa's offense was spectacular in the first half, held the ball for long controlled drives. That was their best defense, keeping the OSU offense off the field.

Comment 21 Oct 2013

The good thing is that Urban saw that play over and over and over. Hopefully he is using this behind the scenes on how NOT to tackle. Penalty aside, it was not a good tackle - A good tackle would entail hitting an opposing player and wrapping your arms around the player and bringing him down.

Comment 02 Oct 2013

I didn't realize OSU lost 3 in a row in W Lafayette, so I checked, it is actually 2 in a row, 2011 (23-26) and 2009 (18-26). In 2007 OSU won 23-7. Either way, Purdue seems to give OSU a tough game for almost as long as I can remember - Illinois too

 

Comment 02 Oct 2013

"Yeah, we beat Northwestern!" was what everybody was saying. Had we really sunk that low on the Big 10 totem pole under John Cooper? That's when I knew Cooper had to go...

Comment 27 Sep 2013

Spielman lost to Wisconsin, so did Hawk - Kat and Animal played close games against them too. I like Tatum, but not the college version, the NFL version, so that wouldn't count either. You really don't want to disrupt the flow of the offense, so you have to go with someone who fits right in, namely an offensive lineman, the greatest offensive lineman in CFB history - Orlando Pace. If I went Defensively, I'd go with a defensive lineman who actually knows how to shed blockers, because nobody on this current team has a clue, I'd choose, Vrabel or Fickell each of whom never lost to Wisconsin in 4 years.

 

Comment 16 Sep 2013

The secondary did well, the one play referred too as Robey playing 2-handed touch was not Robey's fault, it was # 3's fault. There were 3 major problems, 1.) tackling again, by the linebackers especially. 2.) The inability of the defensive line to shed blockers. The latter surprised me as Fickel and Vrabel (along with Simmons and Finkes) were probably the best I've ever seen at shedding tacklers. 3.) The coaching - How many quick screens and slants to do you give up before you figure out that you can't lay the corners off 10 yards to a team like Cal? Cal got the majority of their yards because of YAC

Comment 13 Sep 2013

OSU will stop the Cal offense like they did against Oregon, SDSU or any other team - by preventing first downs. As Oregon found out in the Rose Bowl you can't get any rhythm if you can't get any first downs. This malarkey about slowing them with our offensive running game is old school thinking, and is true, but not because Cal is a fast paced offense, but because a good running game limits possessions of both teams in a game. If Braxton is healthy, they will score at will, and the defense will flat out shut Cal down with the Buckeye man press coverage. Without Braxton, the Buckeyes might lose. I don't have the confidence in Guiton most of you have and believe he might throw a couple INTs in bad situations. Being smart and calm is much easier when you are playing at home. Let's just hope Braxton is healthy...

Comment 18 Dec 2012

Think to the future with North/South. When GaTech and VA or whoever the B1G gets, someone from South has to go again (Purdue or Illinois) - Easy expansion. This is the way it will go, I am confident of it...

 

Comment 18 Dec 2012

NORTH/SOUTH is the way to go. Little change in current alignment, other than Wisconsin goes to North, when Rutgers and Maryland come to South.

I never understood why everyone is so obsessed with east/west.