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Comment 28 Sep 2014

It's not just the deep balls, Cincinnati just found that deep ball was working and exploited that. Other opposing offenses will attack with whatever works including slants, bubble screens, tight ends. So far it looks like something is amiss with the pass defense as a whole, and it's more than just youthful d-backs.

Be interesting to see next week we fare with another solid passing team, and if we are able to control Stefon Diggs.

Comment 27 Sep 2014

The thing you had to like about Bear's short speech was that it wasn't "ideology" but rather a basic TRUTH of playing a sport and the principle has been proven true over time. It is the foundation of the "upset".

Comment 18 Sep 2014

I heard the interview not what was written here. Urban had the chance to DIRECTLY answer a question about how Braxton was helping the young QBs, and instead said something else.

Urban is an honest guy and instead of coach speak such as "Braxton has helped these young guys and has been like another coach for us", he chose "I don't want to say struggling, but he want's to play so bad."

I don't think it's too much of a stretch to think that anyone who has been in school 4 years already, with a child to support, who most likely can't improve his draft stock very much unless he shows much, MUCH more than he has so far, would seriously be considering taking his chances as an "athlete" on a pro roster.

Comment 18 Sep 2014

The Braxton question to Urban was what Braxton was doing to help the young QBs. Urban never answered that question.

What he said could be construed by many to mean "Braxton is in a funk and is pretty much resigned himself to go pro after all his recent bad luck. He is taking advantage of all the facilities and benefits OSU offers in order to help him prepare and rehab his shoulder".

Comment 18 Sep 2014

JT will do just fine thank you.

However if he was a QB that was going to make us forget Joe G or Troy the coaches wouldn't be calling him a just "distributer".

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?".