Offense: J.T. 22/25 347 6td; 8 rushes 42 yds. Defense: Raekwan McMillan: 12 tackles 2 tfl 1 sack. 70-0. GO BUCKS!!!!
With the possibility of 12 more games in this season, with the number of yards he has now (500), I can realistically, on the short end, see him averaging 60 yds rushing/60 yds receiving, giving him for a 15-game season, a few yards shy of 2,000. Now what Buckeye can't see him doing that? In fact I'm going to push the envelope by saying he will be in the 70/70 ratio which would push his yardage north of 2100. Kid's a baller. GO BUCKS!!!!
As a commenter responded in a post on yesterday's Eleven Warriors: "... against lesser opponents our Buckeyes will be close to the 250-250 pass/rush ratio". But, against top-tier teams this ratio will probably not be realized. I didn't want to buy this rationale but against our recent toughest opponents (exception being 2014 MSU) we were almost 100 yards below avg on passing yardage, if not more. Our reliance on the rush game suggests three things: 1) overall confidence in the Slobs to create running lanes (291 yds against the Sooners). How many of you honestly saw this happening? Most of us buy hook, line and sinker what the media feeds us. Even coach-speak glowingly gave over-the top praise of the Sooner's rush defense; 2) revisit of WW Hayes "3 things can happen when you throw the football and 2 are bad"; and 3) It's obvious to me that the zone-read option is our carrot, the one concept that the coaching staff and players fully embrace and trust. The run game sets up the short passing game with a mix of long throws on 2nd and 2. We have had our share of success with this strategy. My take is, if it isn't broken don't even try to fix it. Fast forward to 10/01 Rutgers. Buckeye stats: 345 rushing, 335 passing. Ohio State 66 Rutgers 13. J.T. becomes all-time passing TD record holder. Currently has 55 (needs 2 to tie) and I have him passing for 6 td's in this game. GO BUCKS!!!!
Says Stoops, describing J.T. "...a great athlete playing qb...". Another bulletin board poster which I hope comes back to hit Sooners square in their behinds. Stoops at post-game press conference: "J.T. Barrett is a great qb who is also a great athlete". 45 OSU 24 Oklahoma. GO BUCKS!!!!
No respect to defenseless Big 12. Bucks D will be all the difference in this game. Sooners will score 1st O td allowed by Bucks D. J.T. will be firing all cylinders, accounting for 5 td's (4 passing, 1 rushing), 300+ in the air, 12/82 rushing. Final score: OSU 45 OU 31. GO BUCKS!!!!
April Fools dress rehearsal. We will play the same up-tempo Houston used to beat the Sooners, plenty of misdirection (Curtis, Dontre), vertical passing and our base power zone read option. Urban has been there, done that.
As one contributor mentioned Erick Smith is balling out. His aggressiveness, ball-hawking, and tackling abilities will lead to increased playing time. This former Army AA is getting back to where he was when he enrolled. Another Glenville product that has to be on the field. GO BUCKS!!!!
This is the Marshon we have heard about since his recruitment from Glenville. I get it now. All the fuss. Kid has big time game. Man, this guy has incredible ball skills. Also good tackler in space. I know our history of producing All-American db's; but question: When "was" the last time we had a cb-safety duo (Lattimore - Hooker) like these two? I know I'm crowning these guys, but I truly believe we are looking at 2 future 1st round picks. Love both Marshon's and Hooker's aggressiveness. Both traits, in addition to their elite athleticism plays into what will ultimately get them to the League. We are blessed to reload at DBU. GO BUCKS!!!!
Would love to see this young man become a coach. Dad's a rb coach, and brother is a scout for the Redskins. GO BUCKS!!!!
66-13. J.T. 24/30 336 6td's, 10/83 1td; Weber: 19/157 1td; Samuel: 10/165 3td's, 8/56; Wilson: 4/67 1td, 5/35. Def. Holmes: 3 sacks, 4 tfl; McMillian: 12 tackles; Hooker: 1 int. GO BUCKS!!!!
Post game headline "JT Tremendous as Driver of High-Powered Offense". 18/21, 310, 5 tds, 10/65, 1 td. Defense eerily reminiscent of Silver Bullets of past Buckeye Glory. 56-10 Bucks all the way. GO BUCKS!!!!
Awesome read. Congratulations to Kyle Snyder, a world-class athlete, Olympic Champion, and resident at The Ohio State University. GO BUCKS!!!!
Enjoyed the games I watched. I have never seen h.s. football played at this level of execution and competition. IMG was a defensive hard-hitting machine. They just kept bringing the juice. Wasn't impressed with the qb play, as I believed it hampered and slow-downed the entire offense. But Grayson just did not have an answer for that imposing defense. The best team (for the competition) was the Vegas Gorman game against a talented Texas squad. Gorman is the best h.s. team I have ever seen. Both sides of the ball these guys were talented, most will play D-1 or 1-AA. Tate impressed me in the zone read. He had Texas guessing all night (did he hand the ball off to Welsh, or did he keep it). Guy is a master of this offense. I believe when Lindsay returns his completion percentage will go up. Looked better as a passer as the game progressed. The player, however, who had me shouting was Buckeye lean, lb'er Gaoteote. In a game of great players this young man stood above the best. IMO he is a 2018 MUST GET. Dude has it all. What a prime time player. GO BUCKS!!!!
Great stories and hilarious. GOB UCKS!!!!
Excellent analysis BM. I'm also believe the football-side of Brandon's attributes as a teammate are upside-tremendous. the guy is a baller and an intense player, who can serve as a positive role model for an up-coming player. For Brandon to validate Jalin is big time. Also, both Decker and Fitz gave glowing endorsements. Jalin has done a tremendous job to date. Just keep grinding and be a part of the opening day 53. GO BUCKS!!!!
I truly believe Jalin will develop into a high-level slot receiver, ala Wes Welker, Danny Amendola. Kid has phenomenal athleticism, can block/catch, and has huge yac abilities. As has been written, both Decker and Marshall spoke highly of Jalin and his abilities. Jalin will figure as the teams 3rd option. GO BUCKS!!!!
The person most people never mention when it comes to offensive receiving production, and rightfully so, due to our history at the position, is the tight end. Look for Marcus Baugh to have the most catches, yardage, and td's of any tight end in the history of OSU. He may even lead our team in receptions and td's; however, not yardage. My over/under is 65/12/740. GO BUCKS!!!!
Herschel Walker was a freak of nature. A big back, who shunned weightlifting, got his power and stamina from calisthenics. Story has it that while watching a sit-com he would do push-ups non-stop and only break when it was time for a commercial. Once the commercial was over he would do sit-ups, on and on and on. He was also a track star, not only for Georgia but also for USA track and field, where he wore the red-white-blue singlet during International competitions. He was a low 10.1 100m guy at his best. As a college football running back (he admits the mistake he made when he signed with an agent thus forfeiting his senior year), he really had no peers. Had he played his senior year there is no doubt his total rushing yardage would still be the record. I'm sure his 3-year total is still tops. ESPN's 30-for-30 did a good job on showing his greatness. Following in the line of Herschel was other big backs that could motor, Marcus Dupree and Bo Vincent Jackson. I still believe Herschel was better than those guys. No one could outrun the big fella. I still believe he made a career mistake signing with the USFL. [MOD Edit: Discussing someone's political endorsements still violates the no politics rule] Anyways, an awesome college football talent.
Excellent post. Agree with you on all counts. The up-tempo offense feeds into our personnel. The H-Back position will have plenty of push-pass, reverses, and other opportunities in which to get the ball in space. Hoping both Dontre and Curtis have break-out years. I look for J.T. to be "Heisman-like" with his precision passing and heady qb play. With the outstanding collection of wide receivers, I believe it will be a committee-approach with at least 5 catching 30 passes during the season. Couple that with the te, h-b, and rb we're in excess of 230 completions for the season. This O will be the best statistics-wise in the history of OSU and the BIG. I see it happening. I strongly believe that JTBIV will have his name called on Dec 10, 2016 as the recipient of the John Heisman Memorial Trophy. GO BUCKS!!!!
Respectfully disagree with many of the comments. The Ohio State University will continue, ad infinitum, be the choice school for Ohio's football cream prospects. Period!! The Todd Sibley situation happens. It's a downer for Todd, sure, but with his skill set there will be plenty of suitors for his talents. He will be on a D-1 roster Sept '17. I believe our FB program's job is to continue to assemble the best talent available, across the globe. To date UFM and staff are doing just that. People's feelings will take a hit from time to time, but, remember the coaches' are in a "what have you done for me lately" environment. The life-blood of every program is recruiting. Thankfully, we have someone who clearly gets that. Every decision will not be a popular one; but being popular will not guarantee success either. Trust in UFM. GO BUCKS!!!!
Best wishes and good luck to Grant.
The reality of her hire has a lot to do with her academic credentials. The woman is very intelligent, and above this, has displayed unabashed loyalty to OSU. A definite Buckeye win. GO BUCKS!!!!
J.T. is one of the best leaders ever for the Buckeyes. I believe he will return for his redshirt senior season. The only 3-time Captain in the illustrious history of The Ohio State Buckeyes. That alone speaks volumes. Plus, ALL the records. GO BUCKS!!!!
If Cam is healthy I believe he starts alongside Smith. If not then Hooker. I can see a rotation of all three. We are in good hands. GO BUCKS!!!!
Interesting figures for both Brax and Jalin. Even though their 40 times were "lower" than what many people, including me, expected, their overall Combine experience was Very good. I compared both to the results of Will Fuller, who ran a ridiculous 4.32 40. However, in the "explosion", "quickness" categories both Buckeyes finished near the top among their position groupings. (1) Vertical Jump: Braxton: 35"; Jalin: 37.5", Fuller: 33,5. (2) Broad Jump: Braxton: 123"; Jalin: 125"; Fuller: 126". (3) 3-Cone: Braxton: 6.65 secs.; Jalin: 6.80 secs; Fuller: 6.93 secs. 20 yd shuttle: Braxton: 4.07 secs; Jalin: 4.13 secs; Fuller: 4.27 secs. 60 yd shuttle: Braxton: 10.84 secs; Jalin: DNP; Fuller: 11.44 secs. What can be extrapolated? The consistency I see of Buckeye participants so far in the combine have been this: No one Buckeye "blazed" the 40 or put up high numbers in the repetitions of 225 lbs. Again, speed is great when you have the other qualities of a football player. Bench pressing 225 lbs is, what an NFL GM said earlier in the week, a non-football exercise that wouldn't be missed if they excluded it in future combines. All Buckeyes have done very well in the field tests. This is a testament to the overall strength of Mickey Marotti's program. Our boys looked good out there. No one was out of place. Shout out also to Michael Thomas. He had a strong day and I believe he has elevated his status/stock. Can't wait to see what the DL, LBers, and DB's do. GO BUCKS!!!!