This defense is so soft. The guys don't play with any type of attitude, they just go through the motions. How are we still making the same mistakes every week? Coach em'up!!
Does anybody really think this defense is better than last years?
Evan Spencer has to catch that pass!
STOP PLAYING TERRIBLE MUSIC AFTER EVERY OFFENSIVE PLAY! ITS DOSTRACTING THE PLAYERS AND JUST SUCKS OVERALL!
Frustrating how sloppy this team plays at times.
Are they serious with this music?
This defense is downright pathetic at times.
Man the Big Ten has some big time running backs this season, but the only back I would take above Zeke right now is Melvin Gordon. I love the way Eze is playing right now but Gordon is just a freak.
I think we need to seriously look into adding another power five conference team to our 2015 non conference schedule. It would have to be somebody willing to play at The Shoe. Hawaii should be dropped from the schedule. Another head scratcher non conference opponent from Gene Smith.
So much talent on this team. If they fully buy in to the process and get better every practice and every game look out. D'angelo Russell is capable of playing much better than he did tonight. Kam Williams is going to provide a huge spark off the bench.
I'm not feeling great about the zone but it is only game two with a young team. Marquette got too many open looks tonight.
It almost sounds like guys were so gassed from playing relentless man to man defense last season that they didn't have much juice left for the offensive end. That might be why they're trying the zone this season.
I think we have the depth this season to play man to man and still have juice at the offensice end. The zone was hard to watch tonight. Marquette got way too many open looks.
Aside from the obvious a win and no injuries.
1) Dominant run defense against a good rushing attack.
2) Great tackling and pursuit to the ball.
3) no pass interference penalities.
4) A return touchdown
5) Young players like Erick Smith, Damon Webb, Jayln Holmes or Noah Brown making some nice plays.
Save the fake punt for The Game or the B1G title game. But I do like where your heads at, i'd like to see a fake punt too.
Both safeties look undersized to me. I thought Marotti was the best strength coach in the country?
This is exactly what this defense needs. They don't seem to play with any swagger or emotion. That has to change.
The administration at Ohio State is a joke now. I mean everything they dip their hands in gets ruined. It makes me sick that they've taken the football program full corporate. They moved the real fans to Jesse Owens Stadium while corporate sponsors have promotive tailgates right outside of The Shoe.
The corporatization of the football program and everything that goes with it has to change!
Pay it forward! Great job Philly! That kid will remember that forever.
We have to find some depth on the Dline. We can't play four guys all game. I saw Tyquan Lewis played in a series Saturday and he was active but he missed a few tackles. Guys like Tommy Schutt, Michael Hill and Donovan Munger have to give us something.
The thought of Tyvis Powell one on one with Melvin Gordon at the second level is the stuff of nightmares. Tyvis has to sure up his tackling.
I'd rather have a wide receiver than a running back catching punts. The most important thing is catching the ball. We have to find somebody that can do this. It cost us the Orange Bowl and will cost us a game this season if it isnt fixed.
Josh Perry has been exposed the last two weeks. He is not good against downhill power running teams. He is built for playing against spread offenses.
I can't wait to see how some of the new guys perform, but this team will go as far as the seniors take it. I'm expecting big years from Scott, Thompson and hopefully the centers.
Tyvis Powell and Josh Perry? Lol did you watch them play Saturday? They're nowhere near NFL caliber players yet. Neither is Adolphus Washington.
Kirk Ferentz had a good run in Iowa City but Iowa needs to go in a new direction. They just built a new state of the art practice facilitiy and they probably want a new coach to go along with it.
If they could convince Stoops to go back to his alma mater that would be a big time hire for them but I don't see Stoops leaving.
Brett Bielema is an Iowa guy. He has an Iowa tattoo but I don't think he would leave Arkasnas after two seasons. He might be forced out after three.
If Iowa wants a new coach next season they should put the full court press on Jim Mcelwain at Colorado State.
Minnesota is a tricky game Saturday. The coaches and the team leaders have to make sure the team is ready to go for an 11am local time kickoff against a scrappy team. It's going to be cold and snowy as well.
Minnesota has a tough defense. They have some speed on that side of the ball and they tackle well. Avoiding turnovers will be huge obviously. The Gopher offense is one dimensional but they do have an NFL tight end and they seem to throw the ball better at home. Minnesota also has good special teams.