Great share, Meech! Welcome aboard and enjoy the ride. OSU gave me some of my best years. Learn, live and enjoy!
At the end, losing the 2 games against, inarguably, your best competition of the season leaves a bad taste. If we would've lost MSU and won Clemson, I think I'd be satisfied overall. Then again, it's hard to have satisfaction when the defense is giving up an ungodly amount of yards...at least to someone who still believes a strong D is legacy that should be a part of any Buckeyes football team. Onward to next season and better things.
Rich Rod was Michigan's Tyrone Willingham. Far more polarizing yet really never given a fair shake.
Agree. He gave SO much this year. And I think it would be fair to say if they would've called his number more (many games where it was deserved, especially in the first half), he would've put up bigger numbers. But those other guys were stellar 2+ seasons plus. So emotionally yes. Ask me in a year, I'd say no.
And it's almost comical how they overlooked The Buckeyes for Coach of the Year. Just more fuel for Saturday.
I started towards the "Confident" button yet felt the Lords of Jinx breaking out in a smile and doing wrist exercises ready to throw a spell over the Bucks. Retreated back to "Nervous".
Amen to that! I'd love every year that we are the one shit stain on the record. Seeing hope continually dashed is like country fried steak for the soul.
8pm. ABC game of the week.
Truly a great class. What's most remarkable is that they withstood the coach that recruited them to be spectacularly pushed out, then deal with 2 more coaches changes and handled it all like men not boys. And that they were able to make these adjustments and contribute to the last 2 stellar seasons makes them even more badass. And dare I say, the best is yet to come with this bunch as a Buckeye.
Lockdown. Can't even imagine the practices Urban has been putting the D through since the Illini game.
Shazier. Has been strong from the start and getting better every game. The one constant.
Think everyone got overconfident not coming into the game but after 2.5 quarters...even the coaches. Clearly Hyde was getting his way. And the D's pressure was forcing INTs and sacks. They looked very focused most of the first half. I don't really by the overconfidence as a mindset before the game because of that. Win is a win. Praise to El Guapo...and secondary praise Johnston! He may be surprise All American.
When is 11W's basketball schedule going to include this season?
Those new D rules seem the biggest concern. Affects our pressure D which helped bail us out last year when the O stalled. Thought OU was a pretty strong and disciplined team. No MSU. But good game to show strengths and what needs worked.
Agree, Bucksfan. Think his comments stirred the right amount of shit. Now we can focus on blowing out the remainder of B10 teams while Urban can do the "take these guys against anyone". Those who feel that playing to the media doesn't help your cause is stuck in pre-BCS times. Not saying it's right. Just saying the way it is.
Your Spencer rephrasing is certainly more sanitized and innoculates him from becoming a story. Ho to the hum. Aren't you tired of the same robospeak and meh talk? Like that he spoke his mind while making clear that it was his opinion. So what if it upsets AL or FSU? They have their games to play and so do we. Doubt a guy of Spencer's intelligence isn't focused on Illini. Plus it was,a great way to warm up the engine after a bye week.
Wonder if last year he overthought too much. Not hard to go from shooting with assuredness and overshooting. Got the confidence back later in the season. Sure given the loss of Thomas, he will step up to be a strong second/third scoring option.
Agree with you 100% on Whitlock, DJ. Think he went digging for an angle and came up with empty calories (will not touch the obvious dietary crack). It's easy to blame the players when the fault should lie with those in charge of guiding them. Think the biggest question marks dogging Hoke will be whether he can harness and build talent and if he can indeed coach at the elite level. His salary suggests he can. The results say otherewise.
ILLNI, IND and a very crappy UM. How many of those games is Brax going to see the 3rd quarter?
Will be close but I'm gonna go with BM. Can ring them up pretty fast and has the benefit of the 1st team receiving corp.
Think it's a combination of both. The secondary has played better as a unit. Yes, it's against less than stellar competition yet they showed their weak spots in the first 5 games. They look much better. And Brax has stepped it up since the NW game. Also the DL is playing more authority. So if I had to pick one side, I'd say it's more the team is coming together. And the hope is they keep upping their game. I don't think there would be any better way to end the reg season than shutting out UM and winning by 60.
Down vote without countering? Chickenshit.
They will both have strong careers. EE looks like Hyde 2.0. Wilson won't be Percy Harvin but will be a TD magnet.
"He might be bashful around the media, but that timidness disappears when he traipses into an offensive backfield."
Would say Spence traipsed his first couple games. Now he's exploding into the backfield.
And Kyle, you've been killing it with your articles. Appreciate the volume and the quality.
Think Miami gives them a game. Winston is a badass but he's still a frosh. Think MSU blows the doors off of UM. Devin and their shatty D will be in a world of hurt. Hoke will be seen in waning stuffing crumbled Twix between cheek and gums.