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Comment 22 Nov 2016

Tracey, scheme or execution? great question! I really believe it's both! Our passing scheme is very basic and we don't attack the defense's weakness! We rarely throw to the tight end in a hitch or hook pattern underneath lb'ers in soft zone. Actually we don't throw to wideouts on same patterns which are pretty easy and would build confidence of JT! We don't throw screens, jailbreak screen, we don't throw to Weber in soft zone when lb'ers have dropped back! we only throw to him on swing passes! we don't throw to TE in seam past the free safety or just in middle zone if they are playing cover two. Watch how Harbaugh uses Jake Butt against us!! He will have 5-8 receptions on Saturday because we won't find him!!

Our execution would be better if we hit passes that JT feels good about! There is someone open on every pass play if you hit him on time once you find the open guy!! JT spends too much time looking and then bails out!! he just isn't a pocket passer! SO, why not run some boot passes away from formation after a fake to Weber. Michigan runs this play to perfection, as does most every team but us!!!

Comment 21 Nov 2016

Harbaugh is not going to give anyone the satisfaction of knowing if SPEIGHT can play or not!! he's crazy like a fox!! he will not play his hand and it keeps everyone off guard!! I love it!!

We will need to have some counters or screens to slow down their rush or we might have trouble passing. JT has really slowed down in making decisions and we don't have the time back there for him to just look and not throw. HEY COACHES, throw short, quick passes! they work! take a deep throw early to make sure to keep DB"S on their heels!

lastly, we need to get JT hitting on early downs and get his confidence up. hope they don't go with empty backfield because it usually doesn't work as well when we have no Weber or Samuel back there with him!!

Comment 08 Nov 2016

I think Burrow will be the highest rated passer and have more yardage than any QB in OSU history!!! He has it and our passing game will be unbelievable starting next year!!! he is the real deal if we don't mess him up with our passing schemes!!!

Comment 07 Nov 2016

Two weeks ago I suggested that they should script their offense during the first 15 plays. This was in response to Samuel not getting the ball until in second qtr and getting the touches that they wanted for him. Meyer said after the game in a pressor that they had STATRTED to script their offense!!!

Scripting plays is not a revoluntary concept!! Coaches at all levels have been doing this for 40 years!!! OSU just are starting this after about 8 games! This seems more than a bit odd! Regardless, it is paying dividends!!

Comment 30 Oct 2016

Lots of great comments on our passing woes! I seem to remember in 2014 JT was hitting on all cylinders, both running and passing! He seems like he hasn't gotten better since then. Maybe a few reasons why??? 1. we don't have as good as receivers as we had in 14. 2. Our passing offense play calling is much different. 3. our coordination with run game isn't as good., JT was more effective and we had Zeke!

Most of the blame, imo, should go to our coaches! We are not putting our players in good situations to be successful! I keep repeating myself on these boards asking all of you to compare what we do passing to other teams who seem to be doing it better than us. Do they have better players or a better QB?  I don't think talent in necessarily the issue.

Most all of the top teams that i have watched are throwing 15-20 yard passes which incorporate many crossing patterns, hitch passes, curls and underneath routes to backs coming out of backfield, NOT JUST TO THE SIDELINE!

Quick throws, getting ball to receiver then letting them do their thing in open field! higher percentage passes, no need to maintain long offensive line blocking and QB gets his confidence up early!

We throw many passes to sideline-- tough throw, no margin of error allowed because if under thrown, its intercepted, overthrown, out of bounce! NW threw slant passes all day against us! We aren't using that pass enough in our offense! Why don't we throw a 10 yard hitch pass to TE, in soft area vacated by linebackers. Very high percentage pass!

The deep pass will come eventually but JT waits too long on this one and on many of his throws! First drive was, short, quick throws....remember? Then we got away from that style and started to sputter!

Summary, we lack imagination on our passing attack! We have no rhyme or rhythm to our play selection. I really don't think our coaches script the first 15 plays in our offense. Consequently, they never got the ball to SAMUEL until second half against PSU. Yesterday, he got it on first play so they made some changes but never came back to play selection like they did on first drive! SOMETHING IS MISSING!!

Also, first game i saw Meyer have a play sheet with him on sideline. Just wonder how much he really does on play calling??

Comment 27 Oct 2016

Coach said he hasn't evaluated that yet, referring to previous games and how they started! Are you telling us that you don't scout yourselves?? EVERY TEAM LOOKS AT ITSELF AND WHAT TENDENCIES THEY HAVE! EVERYTEAM!!!

We have about 8-10 offensive coaches including grad assistants,video,etc. What the hell do they do all week when they are in the office from 7:00am until 10:00pm each day in prep for this weeks opponent? On field practice is about 3 hours so many hours are left to put someone in charge of looking at what you are doing offensively each week in prior games. YOUR OPPONENT SURE IS!!!

We will see just how good of coaches they really are in next 5 weeks because we have no step over games! All the teams we play can beat us if we don't get this solved because we look pretty predictable right now!!!

Comment 27 Oct 2016

The playcalling is pretty generic! the talent on Michigans offense is not as good as ours but yet their playcalling is really something! watch them play and see if we run anything close to their pass offense! I realize they don't run a spread but their pass offense is very difficult to stop because they throw it to everyone and they throw quick!

We try to protect JT for 7 seconds or more and we can't do it! no blocking and receivers don't get open!! we have no imagination in our play calling!!

They said they are angry, ok...so our we!!! Coaches meet over 100 hours per week for each opponent! Come up with a better plan!!!

Comment 25 Oct 2016

Yeah we all are couch coaches!! I wonder if OSU ever scouts itself? Do we look at all the plays we run on first down, second down,etc? We are pretty predictable on our play selection and really have not run many plays we have run in the past. Couch Coach? Maybe but we can see it and we question it! Sorry, but we're fans and many of us have been around long enough or have coached in high school to make some intelligent observations! Our passing attack is pretty average! watch Wolverines play last Saturday, their QB ate Illinois up with many passes that were no longer 12-15 yards to many different receivers. Quick throws which did not require long protection by their line. Would anyone trade JT or their receivers for ours? I think not!

It's all about the passing scheme and ours is not helping JT at all with his accuracy or confidence! let alone our offensive line!! We hear too much about separation or routes...that's coaching!! there should never be 2 guys in same area for a pass reception! teach them how to get off the LOS, that's where they are having trouble. They get jammed and never get to the area they are supposed to be in 3-5 seconds!!

This Saturday we will see perhaps the best receiver in big 10, he isn't fast either but he knows where he is going and so does their QB!

Much better than PSU! Watch the way they attack with the pass versus our plan of attack! COACHING????

Comment 24 Oct 2016

Many years ago I coached HS football in Ohio. We always scripted the first 15 plays in order to get plays run that would tell us how they were set up to defense what we were trying to do. OSU must not be doing this since they are not getting the ball to Samuels very early or very often.

My biggest frustration is our play calling, we are reverting back to Tressel playcalling. What happened to our jet sweep or jailbreak screens? There is too much looking over to the sideline each time for another play to be called, no rhythm to our offense!

Many of you blame Beck, I don't think he has that much input. It falls more on Warrnier and I never can figure out why Meyer looks so unengaged in our offensive huddles? He walks down away from the entire offense in key situations. Never see Saban do that! Really hard to understand what role he actually plays in calling of the offense.

JT would have so much more confidence if we made more of an effort to throw 15-20 yard passes before we go deep! There is no creativity in our passing attack to utilize the talent we have. Look how the Tide use their passing game, many short routes run against the grain, play action away from formation hitting the receiver more quickly! Gives the offensive line confidence as well since they don't have to protect as long! THIS ISN'T SPLITTING ATOMS, our passing attack is mostly because our coaches don't put us in good positions to utilize our talent! We seldom see any crossing patterns, no passes to Weber coming out of backfield under the lb'ers where he can catch short pass and be in space, not going to sideline all the time!

Comment 24 Oct 2016

Many years ago I coached HS football in Ohio. We always scripted the first 15 plays in order to get plays run that would tell us how they were set up to defense what we were trying to do. OSU must not be doing this since they are not getting the ball to Samuels very early or very often.

My biggest frustration is our play calling, we are reverting back to Tressel playcalling. What happened to our jet sweep or jailbreak screens? There is too much looking over to the sideline each time for another play to be called, no rhythm to our offense!

Many of you blame Beck, I don't think he has that much input. It falls more on Warrnier and I never can figure out why Meyer looks so unengaged in our offensive huddles? He walks down away from the entire offense in key situations. Never see Saban do that! Really hard to understand what role he actually plays in calling of the offense.

JT would have so much more confidence if we made more of an effort to throw 15-20 yard passes before we go deep! There is no creativity in our passing attack to utilize the talent we have. Look how the Tide use their passing game, many short routes run against the grain, play action away from formation hitting the receiver more quickly! Gives the offensive line confidence as well since they don't have to protect as long! THIS ISN'T SPLITTING ATOMS, our passing attack is mostly because our coaches don't put us in good positions to utilize our talent! We seldom see any crossing patterns, no passes to Weber coming out of backfield under the lb'ers where he can catch short pass and be in space, not going to sideline all the time!

Comment 17 Oct 2016

Everyone is concerned about our passing attack. I think most of it comes from our passing scheme! We do not ever use the te on a drag pattern that you see every Saturday and sunday from every team EXCEPT OSU! They ran it several times to Whitten on the COWBOYS yesterday, they ran it with GRONK on sunday. It is a very high percentage pass where the tight end can release from strong side or come across the field away from the formation with QB booting out with option to run or pass it to the TE! Almost always is open!!!

We never run screen passes! we never throw to back except when he flares to sideline. we never throw short curl/hook passes to TE about 10 yards in open area infront of linebackers! TIGHT END UP THRU THE SAFETY WORKS TOO!

WE don't give JT the ability to pick the defense a part with high percentage passes but we always try to throw deep outs!

I DON'T THINK WE EVER HAVE HAD THE PASSING ATTACK THAT SHOWS SOME CREATIVITY! these are not original plays, everyone does it but us!!!

Comment 23 Jun 2016

Forget the size of school or the league that he plays in...all not really relative to the individual! we have had 5 stars come to OSU from the biggest, toughest football schools in ohio and never amount to a lick!!

If they offered him a chance then they believe he can contribute! all the rest of the talk among us means NOTHING!!