Can anyone think of another team in the country that is deeper at the RB position than the Buckeyes?
I am a bit surprised that he's still a member of the team.
I love Devin's big play ability. I would love to see him develop into a complete pass catcher. The last 2 years he's had the drops on the simple passes. But one thing is for certain, he's got all the ability and talent. His one handed catch on opening day in the back of the endzone was one of the best I've ever seen.
Every time Dontre touches the ball I think "ooooohhhh boy, this could be the play!". I'm still waiting for that first explosive play. I know it's coming, he's very exciting and I believe that he's in for a great season.
Congrats on the hard work in the offseason, it will pay off...
VT will give us a better idea of how well the defense has progressed. I do believe that their QB is the Texas Tech transfer, Brewer... he's a slinger and the DBs will be tested.
The stat of Powell with 13 tackles is the most surprising to me. I felt like I was screaming at him the most during the game.
This is the business end of the deal with the NFL. As a 49ers fan, it's frustrating that he's holding out and I get the argument "play the contract you signed" but on the same token, teams can cut you and you're done. I don't blame him but sure wish this could've been resolved a couple weeks ago. He's certainly turned his life around and is playing at the level that all of us Buckeye fans were hoping for.
i understand completely. However, I am not implying to fire anyone. It's been my understanding that Perry is probably our best linebacker and to start anyone over him and to play him out of position, on purpose, just didn't seem very smart.
Seeing as people are not agreeing with me... enlighten me, where did I go wrong with my comment?
The respect given before and after the game was awesome. I'm glad CBS chose to air it.
after reading coach Fickell's quotes... all I can do is shake my head. His "special gameplan" wasn't all that special. Let's try keeping guys where they belong and letting playmakers make plays.
I agree with pretty much everything that has been said. Let us not forget one thing....Navy is one hell of a good football team. It's not like we played UC Davis (no offense to them, just trying to make a point) or some Div 2 school. Navy is a bowl team that won 9 games last year. So, I'd like to give them some credit as well. Virginia Tech is going to be a test... time to buckle up.
I am not sure that this is a top 10 team, that said, I'm not sure Alabama is a 2. I think that Michigan St is the team to beat in the Big Ten. That's not to say that I don't think the Buckeyes will get better... I believe they will and they will be ready for the MSU game when the time comes. As for right now, I'd say that we're outside the Top 10.
This is a tough game to gauge how deep the team is and if they're improved from last season. VT will be a great game and a game that I believe we will get to see the improvements (if any) Coach Ash has made with the secondary. I believe that as long as they open up the playbook, JT will be fine. He had a couple nice pocket presence moments and made a few nice throws, not to mention his keeper late in the game had everyone fooled.
Sidenote.... JT led the Buckeyes in rushing with 50yards. He accounted for 276 total yards. Nice start I'd say.
I thought that I read that he left because of grades...
All of you awesome Buckeye fans are more than welcome to view the game at my house. Only minor setback, I live in Wisconsin. I'd be disgusted if a single fan could not watch the game. That's just a crime in my opinion. But hey, the offer's out there!
Obviously I'm working waaaaay too many hours. As I read this article, this is the first I've learned about Marcus. I was wondering about him in the spring game and how I was never hearing of his name. Losing Marcus and Sprinkle, on the cover, seems to be a significant loss... but this is why you recruit.
Pair him with Bell and that's one hell of a safety duo! Add Burrows to the mix and the excitement meter pegs out (as if it wasn't already)
I hope you're right and I would love to be dead wrong on this. I'm just sensing a change of culture in Kentucky. I don't think it will translate to Kentucky becoming a powerhouse, but I have this feeling that the new coaching staff is going to target Ohio for it's top level players.
Message to Johnnie Dixon: Perform in the classroom and on the field and we'll call you whatever you want.
Son, it's time to come home. The family misses you.
The team I think that Urban needs to keep an eye out for when it comes to taking kids from the great state of Ohio is Kentucky.
Whatever happens, whoever commits... It's becoming obvious that Urban doesn't care what state the players are in, he wants the best kids for his program. I just hope that the top talent in Ohio is just as high on The Ohio State as we (the fans) are on them.
This could be a great duo... Thunder and Lightening
As a lifelong 49ers fan as well as a Buckeye fan.. this is like a dream come true! Quick, someone pinch me...
7-10 as I agree with the above mentioned..replacing 4 of the 5 OL and the D must play better. I will also add that I think the injection of youth will most likely show their inexperience from time to time. Either way you look at it, this season can't get here soon enough!