FSU: The Land of implants and fake tans. I doubt Braxton has much interest in this kind of woman. He's not an 80's hair metal singer.
No pity whatsoever for Oregon. Talk sh-t, get hit.
If I see ONE MORE person post an "OREGON'S DEFENSE IS SECRETLY SUPER GOOD YOU GUYS" article that twists efficiency stats to support their conclusion, I'm going to start snappin' necks.
This is it.
This is The Promised Land.
Real talk: We would have beat both of them by 30+.
This is how we take the field at VT next season:
This is Buckeye football right now:
I think if Ohio State blocks as well as it did against Alabama, only bad playcalling can hold us under 300 yards on the ground. Don't put the whole game on Cardale's shoulders: his throws need to be high percentage, and when he throws downfield, make it so only his man can catch the ball. And he shouldn't have to carry the ball more than 10 times.
The only facet of the game I'm worried about is Jalin Marshall returning punts. All boom or bust, that guy. He just scares me with his dicey return decisions.
It's been a nice season, sure. But at this point, anything short of a championship will be a disappointment. This team is better than Oregon.
How many "well known QB coaches" are there? Can you name a team that had elite play at the QB position that runs an offense anywhere similar to ours, where we stand even a chance of getting their QB coach? Did you think Urban was just going to walk over to the opposing sideline after the game tomorrow and hire Scott Frost?
Absolutely love this hire. This guy will be Warriner's right hand man and his quarterbacks will be excellent. Even at Nebraska, behind an absolutely trash O Line, he got true sophomore project player Tommy Armstrong to throw 22 TDs against just 12 picks this season. Can anyone here name a Nebraska receiver aside from Kenny Bell?
Also absolutely love how many people are hating on it. I would wager good money that most of them "hated" the Herman hire because his offenses were an impressive 60th and 99th in the two years prior to his hiring. But of course, all he and urban did was take ohio state's offense from 107th in 2011 to 7th in 2013.
And I'm sure they also hated the Chris Ash hire, given that his Arkansas secondaries accounted for the 73rd and 76th best pass defenses in the country, and all he and Urban did was turn the nation's 112th ranked pass defense into the 16th best pass D the very next year.
So yes, please. Hate on this hire. This guy will do big things in Columbus and parlay it into a head coaching job within three years. I'm sick and tired of hearing people say how they "respect/put trust in Urban" while hating every thing he does aside from winning football games.
I think two things leap immediately to mind
1) The DBs actually battle for the ball and get physical in coverage. This makes a world of difference, because last year, even when they pressed (rare, I know), they would mostly just try to stay around the player they're covering, hoping the QB wouldn't throw their way. When the QB did, they didn't know what do, because they were too afraid of drawing PI flags. This year they seem to know how far they can push it without getting flagged.
2) The tackling. My god, the tackling this year is so much better. Those cheap little screen plays went for 30+ yards with regularity last year, often 80, and it boiled down to an inability to tackle the ball carrier in space. Penn State ran, what, 15 screens? Some of them might have gone for ten yards, but none of them went for much more than that, because DBs and linebackers were there to make tackles they never could have made in 2013.
I have no concerns. Penn State is a bad football team whose defensive statistics are buoyed by playing a litany of college football's worst offenses. They are bad on both sides of the ball, and when Franklin's recruiting class mostly craters this offseason (it's already happening!) , I have full confidence they will remain utterly unable to challenge any Urban team.
Keep everyone healthy. Don't give up more than 10 points to this worse-than-Michigan offense. Score at least 40 points. That's all I ask.
A couple of Westerville favorites:
Pasquale's Pizza on State Street, just north of Massey's. Great, tangy pizza with the city's best cheesy bread on the side.
Schneider's Baker.y The close too damn early (6 PM) but their donuts are OUTSTANDING. Way better than Buckeye Donuts.
And with that, they've already replayed more Ohio State wins today than they have in their entire network history.
As if the conference isn't bad enough already? We decide to add another Indiana and Illinois?
Wisconsin's rush D is top 15. Michigan's is 60th in the country. We absolutely have to run all over those guys.