Pass game keeps safeties and corners honest. Without it all the fancy isos in the world don't make up for an extra unblicked man. Looking forward to forcing opponents to fear the pass. Looking even more forward to being able to run effectively knowing we can beat you in the air or on the ground.
Quite the accomplishment for an entire staff to migrate and a great first year benefit for the basketbucks. Looking forward to the first year of 'The Buckeye Way'.
JT is an excellent QB and a great leader of men. His future is bright at Ohio State this year and I expect to go undefeated (I always do this time of year). I further expect JT to be a great coach following his time at OSU and hope to see him on our sidelines in years to come.
For those who questioned why MC was being inducted into OSU HOF, here is your answer: Columbus is my home/ I act like it's not all about ME.
I'm drawing a blank on the Michigan State receiver that was 6'6". Went on to play with Steelers and Jets. Got into gun trouble.
Anyway, he was a beast in college and a real threat in the league. I'd love to have him on the outside catching balls in the end zone I've the arms of DBs.
Keep Ohio players home/lock down the state is how Woody, Tressel, etc... built the dynasty that is Buckeye football. Seems like a great place to start for Buckeye basketball as well. I will gladly take whatever results come from this coaching staff accomplishing their primary recruiting goal.
I hope JTBIV reaches all his collegiate football goals. It is a very selfish wish on my part, I admit.
Tough break as AJ was looking great in Spring game and poised to have a great year. Here's to a quick and full recovery. Marcus Baugh- it's time to baughll out!!
We will lose to more talented teams that play good team ball and we will lose to tough teams with more depth. We can beat talent that lacks discipline and tough but not deep teams and there's plenty of those available. All this is true and likely IF the team buys what Holts is selling. In a couple years, we will be the talented, deep and tough team nobody wants to play.
Bet that got everyone's attention in the locker room. Now, let's get off our a****s and get to work. I doubt this season will be a dumpster fire, as the kids who remain (and new recruits) will work their as**s to prove the belong and buy in. Not predicting a title, but a NCAA invite, 12 seed or below wouldn't surprise me this year. So much of this teams problems have been heart and character the last couple years. That just changed.
Good to get these social issues out on the table and provide some leadership and perspective. Always good to look at problems from other points of view. Here's to hoping that Urban allows some diversity of opinion on these issues, but that he also makes his own thoughts clearly known. People follow character if it rises to the occasion.
JUST WANT TO see him contribute. I LIKE big, fast safeties.
I look like a bum every weekend
With new life and a confident recruiter who has been out recruiting the Bucks the last couple years, I see a bumper crop in 2018 and a couple of surprises stillnfir this year. Players love to play for and with winners. The OSU brand will help Holtmann recruit and land top talent just as it helped Matta for so long and Holtmanns fresh infusion of the
Butler Buckeye Way brings the energy that infuses the brand.
Happily trade Mattas daughter for Young. I'm just sayin.
Rangy, tough competitor with high motor and work ethic. No wonder he went to Butler. Hope he follows his coach and helps establish that style for the basketbucks. Enough with the prima Donna elite egos.
To quote my favorite NFL football coach, "the standard is the standard". Work your ass off or go home. We'll be fine either way. UFM won't let receivers or backs on the field til they learn to block. Same thing in Bball, only block out, pass the ball, go to the floor, etc... Let's go coach Holtmann (and Young) and establish some tough guy Buckeye Basketball.
What I'm hoping for most of all in the short run is an aggressive hands on coach who knows how to get maximum effort (Deadpool) out of his players. The program can compete for high level kids, but if we don't coach them up and create a culture of effort and winning at all costs, we will never succeed. Matta lost that ability, probably due to physical issues later in his career. I'm confident Holtmann will bring that back and we will be ok- back in the NCAA and competitive within 2 years. Then we'll see if he can take us to the top of the heap- elite 8 and above. If so, I will be satisfied (but always hoping for that magical title in March Madness).
Do we pile on injured players when they can no longer contribute at the same level? CASE CLOSED.
To all the Old Farts and civilized fans who go to Ohio Stadium to "sit and watch a football game", Stay home and watch from the comfort of your 80" flatscreen and sell, better yet, give your tickets to fans who understand the role of a game attendee: to lustily cheer for the Buckeyes and loudly revile the opponent for the entire game (or until the 'mercy rule' is reached- up by 28 in 4th quarter). You are NOT there to WATCH A GAME. You are there to PARTICIPATE in the great tradition of Ohio State University Football. If you are unwilling or unable, send a proxy who can act on your behalf.
And I'm an old fart who 'gets it'.
This was inevitable given Mattas health and inability to complete on the recruiting trail. I'm surprised it happened this late in the year but not really. I think Smith and Matta have respect for one another and hope we have a solid replacement waiting in the wings, but am not convinced just yet. Planning for a lengthy search and a sub .500 season in 17-18. For all the angst about the coach that got away, let's see how it plays out over next 2-3 years. OSU has lots of star power right now and a coach and recruits could show up just like 12 years ago.
Now, back to football.
I would like to see at least one WR crack the two deep as there are still many ???s there in my mind. Need a good hands, consistent possession receiver and a legit deep threat with hands. And BV is not that guy (yet). Liked what I saw from Dixon in spring game and if he stays healthy he should be a real contributor, but we need a couple more guys who we don't have to hold our breath when the balls in the air.
WR can be early contributor, especially if they are willing to throw a block or two.
Yer giving me flashbacks Harley. Sat in the end zone in January and watched the then best d line in America throttle the Buckeyes. When they weren't breaking through for hurries and sacks they were blocking pass attempts. Had enuf orange and purple noise tolast a lifetime. Would much prefer to be dishing that abuse out instead of taking it and Tracy will surely be part of that crew. Championship storms are forming well out over the pacific and will arrive later in the year.
Momentum is another factor in 'to go or not to go' on 4th down. If the opposing offense has it and you want to deny them the opportunity-go. If your offense has it and you need to score-go. If your defense is dominant and you have a lead- no go.
The coaches on the field have a better feel than the fans in the stands or on tv. I generally like UFMs decisions in these situations.
Three great additions to the Ohio State Building at the CFB HOF.
Looking forward to seeing Baker as a backup starting linebacker making up for lost time from last season. May the 'chip' stay firmly in place.