This would ruin The Game for me. Wouldn't surprise me though, Gene Smith is the worst thing to ever happen to Ohio State.
If you don't make it into the Skull Session then go watch the team walk into the stadium. They walk straight from St John Arena into The Shoe at about 10am. Its a good oppurtunity to give Urban and the boys a high five and tell them to destory scUM.
Bring the noise! Go Bucks!
Get after em' Buckeyes!! I too get the feeling we see the Bucks put together their first complete performance of the season Saturday. I hope the defense comes out fired up with redemption on their mind after their performance in Ann Arbor last season. I have a feeling we get a pick six in this game and I'll say the senior captain Doran Grant gets it.
I can't wait to watch that Texas game tomorrow night. Charlie Strong was always able to get his Lville teams to thrive in the underdog role. If Texas comes out with a chip on their shoulder I think they have a good shot to knock off TCU.
I'm loving the offensive line class the Buckeyes are bringing in! Can't wait to see how it finishes.
Sam Thompson has really worked on his offensive game this offseason. His jumper looks smooth and he's finishing on his drives.
I'd like to see us play some man to man. I think we have the guys to man up on teams. It seems like teams are getting a lot of open looks with the zone. Either way can't wait for the Louisville game!
The Big Ten is an absolute joke. No other conference would randomly drug test their best players before huge bowl games like this conference did with Spence and Max Bullough. College aged kids using party drugs is not grounds for ruining huge moments in their lives!
At least Gene Smith was able to avoid getting the football team a bowl ban during the appeals process.
He's shown flashes in the past of being a really good point guard, but he's also shown to be inconsistent. He's started this season with a bang but lets see if he can bring it consistently throughout the season and lead this team to championships.
Hopefully Gene Smith can get something done here. Getting Spence back would be a huge boost to our struggling defense.
Brady Hoke is not a good football coach but one thing he's done well in his time up North is get his team ready for The Game. I fully expect them to play their best game of the season like they did in 2012 and 2013.
I want to see our defense come out angry after their performance in last years game and take over. Get after Gardner and force turnovers. Embaress them!!
This defense isn't better than last years. We don't rush the passer well, fill rushing lanes well, tackle well or cover well. I don't think there is one thing this defense does well right now. Urban always talks about playing hard but this defense just seems to be going through the motions. They don't fly to the ball and swarm like good defenses do and they don't get excited for each other. Its very frustrating to watch, ecspecially after playing great defense for so many years.
I'm not sure Chris Ash is the guy to bring the Silver Bullets back. Arkansas defense has gotten really good since he's left.
One thing that could give this defense a boost is getting Noah Spence back.
I'll be rooting hard for the Longhorns on Thanksgiving night. A good defense always gives you a punchers chance and Texas has a good one. Hopefully Swoopes avoids turnovers. Charlie Strong will have them fired up.
The depth is pretty good at Wide Receiver, Running back even without Rod Smith and Tight End.
The depth on the offensive and defensive lines, linebacker and secondary is not good.
All I said was is Marotti a little bit overatted. He was hyped as the best strength coach in the history of organized athletics but we still don't have a scary group physically. I don't think anybody would argue that the safetys are very undersized compared to what we're used to at Ohio State. The depth across the board is also very poor.
Is wearing black uniforms really going to be that big in recruiting? I've never seen Alabama, Auburn, Florida St, USC or Notre Dame wear a black uniform. Blue blood programs like these and Ohio State dont need to use gimmicks like this to get recruits. Just because you want to do some new things doesn't mean you throw all the tradition out the window. Seeing the scarlet and grey uniforms is a tradition that should never be changed.
Some of the alternate uniforms we've worn in the past were pretty awful but they were at least the school colors.
We wouldn't have to wear alternate uniforms for every big game if they didn't screw up our home jerseys after the 2005 season. We had the best uniform in football with the grey sleeve stripes and shiny grey pants.
I don't think anybody dislikes that they play music at Ohio Stadium. It is the music selection and the timing of the music that is just awful. Hearing music after every offensive play in the first half was very annoying and made no sense to anybody. Ohio Stadium is also the only stadium in the country that plays Brittany Spears, Taylor Swift and The Spice Girls. That type of music should never be played at a college football game. Its embaressing! The music needs to consist of songs that get football fans fired up to cheer on their team.
The crowd energy and involvement at Ohio Stadium is a complete embaressment for most of the Buckeye home games. The only reason I can think of why this would be is because the athletic department has basically done everything in their power to throw Buckeye fans under the bus. We have the most expensive tickets in football and the best seats and tailgating spots go to corporate donors instead of fans that truly care about Ohio State football.
Something needs to be done about these issues because Ohio State and Buckeye Nation deserve much better.
I remember at the Skull Session before the 2004 game when Tressel stepped up to give his few words and said "Today is what being a Buckeye is all about. We thank you, we appreaciate you and we need you loud loud loud GO BUCKS!" The crowd went crazy and the team went out and dominated as an underdog.
Why because I think the defense and depth is soft?
He's done wonders? The Urban era defenses are nowhere near as physically imposing as they were in the Tressel or Cooper years. Please inform me of the wonders hes done.
Dontre put on twenty pounds but he is also a step slower this year. I'm well aware of what they told us Marotti does for the program but im not sold that hes the best in the business.
Joe Burger also doesn't see the field. Most of the depth on defense is not physically prepared to play. Gareon Conley looked like he was still in high school against MsU.
What research do I need to do? I've seen all of the before and after photos and every strength program in the country puts size and weight on their athletes when they arrive from high school.
The fact that the defensive players don't play with much physicality is what concerns me about the strength program. The defense is soft and the depth is soft. Thats a fact. Marotti is responsible for developing these guys.
Post all the before and after photos you want but I don't see a physically imposing defense that flys to the football and arrives with bad intentions. Do you? I see a soft defense that doesn't tackle well and plays with no emotion or fire.
The strength coach plays a role in that. This defense seems ok with being mediocre.