NOPE, when we won it all in 2014 we ran the ball almost twice as often as we threw the ball. That IS how Urban's offense has ALWAYS worked.
JT ran the ball very few times in the 4th quarter. Two of his runs where taking a knee, those plays cost his rushing stats -2 yards.
It IS NOT about "risk", It is ALL about Urban's offense not working unless the QB runs the ball.Urban believes a running QB means the opponent's D must account for one more player. A HUGE advantage for the offense. I supposed you'd rather have an offense like they have at Micigan, where they have a statue for QB that NEVER runs the ball. If you are not happy with Urban's offense and his running QBs, start up a petition to get him fired.
Plenty of practice throwing the ball will come in EVERY game that is not a "REAL game". There are MANY more of those games.
Has everyone forgotten about 2014 already??? In the National Title run, Wisconsin thru Oregon, Ohio State ran the ball 141 times and threw 68 passes.
People just have not paid attention or forgot already what Urban said about his offense at his first press conference at Ohio State. He said, "My spread offense is based on FIRST being able to run the ball down hill in the A-gaps, THEN throw play actions passes."
All the QB could do was "throw it deep" 75% of Urban's offense was scrapped when Cardale was at QB, Cardale looked great almost entirely due to the cowbell running back AND most importantly Devin Smith who caught every jump ball Cardale chucked up. Did you know Cardale was told by Urban in all 3 games, "DO NOT throw a pass over the middle, only throw passes down the sideline." The same pass plays were used, but Cardale was only allowed to throw to certain receivers based on their route. The plan was to keep Cardale from throwing INTs.
Urban Meyer's record at Ohio State is 53-4. You would be one of the ilk that expects Ohio State to win 100% of their games, instead of 95%??
It has been THE question EVERY year for the past 5 years. Unless people get a better memory it will be THE question every year Urban is the head coach. You do want Urban as the head coach for at least another 10 years don't you?
Ohio State fans have worried about the QBs getting hurt ever since Urban arrived at Ohio State. He's now 53-4, don't fret.
They ran Zeke like a horse last year, what if he got hurt early in the year?
In actuality JT is more likely to get hurt getting blind sided when throwing a pass.
JT is a bog boy football player, 6-2 225 with a huge lower body. Bigger than Weber, A LOT bigger than Samuel. Zeke weighed the same as JT.
Football is a tough game, heck you can blow out a knee just running onto the field.
JT WILL run 15-20 times in, as Urban calls then, "REAL games". A running QB is the cornerstone of the complete package of Urban's offense. In lesser games there won't be nearly as many QB run plays called. He carried the ball 22 total in the first 2 games and 17 against Oklahoma. The total carries in the first 2 games would have been even less if the Tulsa game wasn't close at half time. He only had 6 carries against BG.
Sorry guys, with all the talk of rotating 20 WRs, Urban's offense is STILL a run first offense, regardless of the propaganda put out of wanting a 50-50 run/pass offense. In the "REAL games", Urban wants to run the ball at least twice as often as throwing the ball. Against Oklahoma, Ohio State ran the ball 48 times, passed the ball only 20.
If a WR is lined up incorrectly it is JT's responsibility to see the misalignment and correct it before the snap. So, it was either done on purpose or JT missed it.
One reason to try to get away with it on a running play is in hopes of a DB not knowing the WR is not eligible to go down field and will "stay with him", if in a Man Defense, thus eliminating a potential tackler.
There were literally DOZENS of new formations, motions and shifts, that were not used in the vanilla offenses of the first 2 games. ALSO the reason young players were out of position, running around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to find their right alignments. THE reason for running out of timeouts and thus getting 2 penalties for delay of game. The coaches put A LOT on these young players for this game and for the most part they performed well. But there will be a hell of a lot to work on this off week. Just imagine how much better this very young team can get.
WHY MESS WITH A GOOD THING???? We already have 20 WR in the rotation. Maybe he should play some QB.
Whyh ask the neophytes? Ask Urban, he obviously thinks it's a good idea
WE'RE TALKING ABOUT LIARS.
That's what you have to do with habitual liars.
JT says Brown will be his #1 target. He says his hands are like suction cups. He catches EVERYTHING thrown close to him. Brown was going to be a starter last year until he broke his leg one week before the 1st game, At the time he was more impressive than Thomas.
Smith will get more than Samuel. Wilson might even get more. Samuel is spending his time in the Running Back room, as he's the #2 tailback. He's going to get at least 33% of the carries out of the back field, until Weber can prove he's the workhorse that Zeke was. OR Antonio Williams shows he's ready to contribute.
The Browns would never select JT with their 1st round pick. In a lower round yes.
But Urban says Haskins has THE best throwing mechanics he's ever seen in a High School QB.
If the ultimate prize is not won this year, but was close, AND since this is a very young team. There could one more thing to prove next year. Keeping several who could go to stay for another year.
Haskins looks HUGE compared to JT.
The TRUTH, the FACTS are not spin. Prove other wise.
I doubt that Northwestern or Penn State will have a better running game than Ohio State.
Shelly Meyer has said, "THE moment I heard that Jim Tressel had stepped down at Ohio State, (which was before Urban had talked to her, before Gene Smith had talked to Urban) I KNEW where we were moving to Columbus.
A "Texas guy"?? Do some research before trying to start a an argument.
Herman was born in Cincinnati and still has family that lives there. His wife is from California. Only 14 of his 41 years have been spent in Texas. If anything Herman is a "California" guy. IMO he would leave Texas for Ohio State. IMO he would leave Texas for USC. There are 6 Texas colleges and a couple of Oklahoma schools to compete with for Texas recruits. There are no Ohio colleges that compete with Ohio State.