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Comment 16 Sep 2014

I would love to believe the O-line problem is behind us. In reality any good defensive team that can also apply pressure will be a problem for youngsters. They start to get confused about assignments, flustered at getting beat, and that starts affecting other players especially the leader of the offense, the QB.

I am just hoping these guys hold up until they can mesh later this season.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

Loved the Matt Millen (the hurtin' buckaroo) comment that last week's Buckeye loss was on the coaching staff for not anticipating and responding to what VT was doing to them.
 

Comment 12 Sep 2014

Exactly right as it's quite obvious that UM is enraged about their record in the series the last decade or so. Additionally they may come to town with some extra incentive since Hoke's job may be on the line (or perhaps they even fire him the week of the game).

Comment 10 Sep 2014

Ziegler's been doing something too long and I suspect it's hard drugs. He steadfastly maintains that Jerry Sandusky was a "chaste pedophile" and committed no sexual acts with his victims.

Comment 10 Sep 2014

Take a look at the situation. VT looked to be heading in the wrong direction the last several years. They had a young team this year and were expected to have another mediocre season. Now, with their schedule, they could very well win the ACC, right their ship in recruiting etc. and be in contention for a national playoff spot. "Potentially" a huge win for the program especially if the Buckeyes get their act together the rest of the year.

Perhaps not the biggest in their history, but some coaches get over excited about beating an historically great program.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

Any team that can throw the football will be a problem for the Bucks because they can score more than we can. (I believe we can handle 99% of anyone's run game). Linebackers and D-backs are not all they should be in the passing game however.

Almost every facet of the game went wrong vs VT, I don't expect that will happen again. I wanted to stay positive so I voted for 2 more. @MSU and @ pick one.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

They say that is what dumb people always say about smart people.
 

Comment 08 Sep 2014

Agree 100% with Samuel returning kicks. Don't know if coaches think Dontre has better hands but his decisions are poor. What makes successful kick returns is to make a quick decision on where to go and get there on a beeline (adjust as necessary). If nothing else you add 5 to 10 yards to field position.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

As Urban alluded to just before halftime, VT probably had this one circled and had practiced all year with it specifically in mind. This was the defining game for them this season since the rest of their schedule is pretty weak.

Still, I am somewhat amazed that more Buckeye fans expected a different result. We knew we had inexperience with the O-line and a QB that couldn't possibly make reads and decisions with no time. Further, the defense was supposed to be our strength, keeps having brain farts.

While I know these players will show improvement this year, I also know that there are serious gaps in the competence of this coaching staff.

Comment 05 Sep 2014

These two teams will be looking to find points so turnovers will be huge. Buckeyes will find that this is not a Navy defense they are going against and VT is will have a hard time moving the football unless their QB suddenly plays like Marino. Thinking something along the lines of 20 -13 Bucks.

Comment 31 Aug 2014

JT shows loads of promise and I fully believe that he will be a very good QB as the coaches begin trusting his passing game more, and as he develops. But people want to forget this was a Navy defense, and for all the raving about their vaunted offense, Navy D is as bad as some of the the worst in the B1G. He will need to keep getting better because the "book" on the Buckeyes and the inexperience of the OL and QB will be titled, "Bring The Pressure".

Let's not forget that the interception wasn't the only flaw in JT's game. He had a line of sight for a TD or at least a first down but decided to pitch it for a loss on the play, and 4 points were left on the field. He had a throw to the flat that was nearly intercepted with a clear path for a Navy TD because he didn't see the defender who had anticipated it.

All in all I like what this kid brings to the table and I anticipate some rapid development from him.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Headline here is quite correct Buckeyes Escape . . .

I don't know what some of you saw but any reasonably good blitzing team will present problems for the O-Line and QB. Navy doesn't have much D and still had us on the ropes for 3 quarters. Lots of close games this year.

Oh and give me more of Jalin Marshall.

Comment 30 Aug 2014

Yep, a very good read. I said the exact same thing about El Guapo as Urban did "What’s gotten into this kid?". 
 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Guard Papa Johns, really? Here's another silly ad, "Better players, better team, Purdue"!

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Of course you are correct! And it's not the other unproven parts of this team that is a concern it's the production at the QB position. You can't take a Heisman QB candidate off a team and say they will still be National Championship contenders.

I realize that most people desire to concentrate of the positives in life, but there are times when you need to deal with the realistic. Inexperienced young men are going to make errors and in close games those errors can and will translate into a losses. The Buckeyes will be involved with many close games this year.

Comment 17 Aug 2014

In my mind if this was not a serious concern OSU coaches would directly say that physicians tell them not to rush activity on this kind of rehab. I am hearing too many other quotes not to be concerned.

You have to know that there is something wrong here, and I fear the coaching staff is dealing with issues of how to get the most out of a less than successful shoulder surgery and how to get that shoulder through an entire season.

The reason I am in a funk about this situation is that Braxton is the singular reason I dream of a successful season, B1G championship, and beyond.