In no way am I looking past this weekend but I can not wait to have Spence back in the line up.... QBs would not sleep at all knowing Spence and Bosa are coming off the edge with Bennett and Washington pushing the pocket in their face. No where to run!!!!!
Is anyone doubting Urban isn't closing the deal with Gibson? I'm always skeptical with recruiting but for some reason, I just feel that Gibson wants to learn under Miller for a year and as sick as this is to say and please forgive me... Miller getting injured might have helped us land Gibson.
Every time I see Bell, I think back to that sick ass one handed pick.
Once he entered, I thought he was more active than Burrows. That said, I sure hope that Burrows continues to grow because I think he's going to be a great one.
I'm wondering how many dinged up players we have with all of those nasty cut blocks. I saw Grant get cut once and I thought "there's no way he's getting up from that one!".
I realize that the cut blocks are part of the game, but I think that the competition committees should seriously look at it from a safety stand point. Many rules have been adjusted for this very issue alone. I think this one should be looked, at the very least.
~~Nuernberger is as cool as the other side of a pillow. What a leg!
Not sure if anyone else caught the comment about his kicking at some camp in high school... maybe I heard it wrong (if I did, maybe someone can correct me please), but I thought they said that he was kicking 50 yarders with Coach Meyer standing right next to him. Nothing like a little pressure and obviously it didn't phase him in the slightest.
How's his first name pronounced again? lol
For a kid who came here as a QB, he's making the adjustment rather nicely thus far.
It's so early to even worry about rankings. We just have to take care of our business and the rest should sort itself out. I'm more concerned about VT than I am where or how far we fell after week 1. Oregon and MSU, one of those teams will fall behind us as long as we take care of VT.
Not worried one bit.... yet.
First game of the year, 9 new starters... and a QB who missed nearly his entire SR season, plus redshirted... let him just get some game experience. I'm cool with that. Plus, we won. I'm sure they will add more as JT's comfort level increases.
I wouldn't be surprised if they opened the VT game with a pass heavy selection. Some simple roll outs and play action quick passes and maybe a shot or two down the field.... I can even envision the TEs playing a bigger part this week.
I have nothing but confidence that the O-Line will gell and become a strength. I don't think that it will take very long either. Once it happens, there's plenty of young depth as well and I believe that the O-Line will be a strength for a couple/few years. I realize that after the Navy game, there is plenty of concern. Let us not forget that Navy IS a damn good football team, it's not as if some sacrificial lamb had their way with the O-Line.
I will give you Gurley is a beast and probably the top back in the country. If he were to go down, Marshall and Douglas do not impose the same threat as Gurley does. Maybe I'm alone in thinking that between, Eze, Dontre, Jalin, Curtis, Brionte, and Smith..... we're very fortunate to have such depth that if any one of the prior mentioned were to get hurt, the slack would be able to be picked up.
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...