I, too, noticed that Devin wasn't even on the field for at least 2/3 or 3/4 of the second half. I have absolutely no idea why that was when we have ball droppers (Corey Smith and Dontre-except for the one handed one) and nearly-pure blockers (Spencer) in the game. Starting Devin and Michael Thomas from here on out seems the best to me. Throw Dixon and Jeff Greene into the mix after them, too. No clue where they've been.
On Saturday, as I was yelling at people as they were leaving (with over 5 minutes left, don't even get me started on that) that Buckeyes stay for Carmen, another student told me he had to leave because his phone was dead. Complete BS. His friend
sitting standing next to him in crutches stayed.
As far as alternate jerseys go, they're pretty good with the exception of using too much black overall and no gray on the sleeves. However, they're being worn way too much imo. I thought the purpose for recruiting was to show how we are up-to date with the latest resources, technologies, trends or whatever you want to call it. But when every other FBS school has an alternate jersey and you wear yours 4 times in a year it gets boring. I say they should update the design every other year or every third year, and have them only be worn in one regular season night game at home with a marquee opponent that isn't *ichigan each year. On the road or during the day makes them less exciting, and we should keep The Game or any championship games as traditional as possible in terms of look and feel.
Overall, I think our regular road whites are the best uniform we currently have. Not only are they traditional, but they also contain gray on the sleeves, as opposed to our regular home/scarlet unis. (Don't get me started on the shoe's turf design)
I have seen Devin play regularly since his years at Massillon, as well and I have to agree that with all the surrounding athletes like Dontre or Jalin or Braxton he doesn't get the credit he deserves as an athlete. He's definitely shown improvement each year in terms of catching the ball consistently and he has great vertical speed. The one thing I think he needs to improve on this year is his ability to distance himself from defenders while juking or changing directions. As a track athlete, he's always had great speed when running in one direction (hence all the deep TD passes), but he's not the best on short routes, especially after he catches the ball. Unfortunately, I'm not sure how much of that is a teachable/learnable thing.
Saw that in the Okie St-FSU game Saturday night. Great play call and the receiver ended up wide open nobody within 15 yards cause they bit on the fake.
Of course, Smith did just get out of breaking a tackle while Dontre was going untouched so that's really unfair to Smith. But there's also no denying Dontre's freakish speed.
Watching Gareon play in high school at Massillon was amazing, he had a 2nd gear like no other high schooler I've ever seen in person. That might make me biased, but so be it.
As a current student, I've heard and suggested many ideas about improving fan experience and this one just went to the top of my list.
Get well soon Braxton!
I won't throw in the towel for this season; while we've been spoiled with Braxton's talent level, JT and the rest of the crew are more than capable to make this team a force to be reckoned with. And even if they collapse this season, I'm extremely excited for 2015 with Braxton back and the young talent from this year getting experience they might be unstoppable. A national championship in my senior year at OSU would be absolutely crazy!