I would agree completely with McShay if he were saying these things at the end of the season. 4 great games does not bench Braxton.
Lol at the not so subtle holding in the middle of the screen where an Iowa player was keeping a PSU player from getting to the ball (with the ref looking in that direction).
Game seems like a balance the Buck's D-line wanting to make Larry Johnson proud against PSU having a 2 weeks to prepare and being angry about a the 2 touchdown underdog at home.
Having coaches like Larry Johnson makes you proud to be a Buckeye fan.
Spencer was targeted three times in the endzone . . . It's because Urban Meyer demanded it.
Message to other receivers was loud and clear, you'll get the ball more often when you are fully involved in the plays where you don't get the ball.
I think we may start slower than normal due to bye week rust which will give Rutgers some hope until mid third quarter. Still, Bucks 42 -21.
Looks to me like Marshall is a little stronger and Wilson is prone to dance hoping to break a long return. Generally I defer to the coaches because they know who practices best and who holds on to the ball under pressure.
Have to say here that my pet peeve with punt returners is that many times they will give up 10 yards of field position by spending precious time scoping the field and dancing around. The thing I loved about Ginn was that most of the time saw where the fewest opposing jerseys were and took of as fast as he could in that direction.
If you were forced to guess at gunpoint now, how might you see the 2015 recruiting classes for each B1G team placing nationally?
The question was not worded like you seem to think, "Ohio State as having a little chance in this upcoming game". The question asked was how CONFIDENT you are that the Bucks beat MSU, with only three choices. Numerically the choices could mean 0 to 3 none to a little confident, 4-7 somewhat confident, or 8-10 very confident. I voted "A LITTLE".
You can't characterize those who haven't seen enough of this young team against a good opponent as irrationally negative. Quite honestly I think it is too early to judge the quality of both these football teams.
Holy crap that was a horrible call on Tommy Schutt. Fully within a 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock block. Everyone of us has seen really flagrant blocks from 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock just ignored on each and every Saturday.
We have had really only two games on which to judge this pass defense. A below average Virginia Tech offense went 23 of 36 for 200 yards against us, and a Cincinnati team that was hardly on the field (only 18 minutes) passed for 350 yards.
I want to believe you Luke, but show me something.
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.
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".
Hoke. I am extremely fond of anyone who brings disaster to TTUN.
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.
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".
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".
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.
Buckeyes win 66-0 and drop a spot in the AP. What does that tell you?
The conference is having poor showing against other conferences. A dozen 1 loss teams will get a chance before a B1G team.
I agree about Jalin and wish he had more playing time, but that would most likely mean less time for Dontre.
You can count on Marshall showing more of what he's got this year.
I heard on TV (think it was Matt Finkes) that Kwon's instincts are so good that it reminded him of Katzenmoyer.
I love you Curtis but your little brother is going to start shortly.
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.
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).
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.