I wish I could put out more than a single upvote for this comment. +100
I can't remember having a guard at OHIO STATE that I feel confident to make every 3 he steps into at his age. Russell is truly a beast and I am really enjoying watching him while we got him! Also great to get a win against the turd that is Tom Crean.
I absolutely love the hat that JT's wearing. Got one of my own and It is damn comfortable.
God I love UFM! Just his demeanor and confidence he exudes from his interviews is amazing. Who in their right mind wouldn't want to play for this guy?!
Also just seeing how thrilled, composed, and calm he is compared to how stressed he always seemed when at UF makes me believe he is in for the long haul. The present AND the future is incredibly bright at THE Ohio State University! GO BUCKS!!
This was my favorite video game franchises of all-time! Still remember how pumped I was as a 12 year old when the first team I played as (the Rajun Cajuns) showed up ranked in the top 25 for the first time. Naturally moved on to THE Ohio State University and started my 5-peat dynasty with the Buckeyes the next season. Gonna miss this franchise!!
And who could forget the classic NES game.......Duck Hunt
That catch was an unbelievable showing of athleticism. After watching the replay live I still couldn't wrap my head around how he was able to contort his body around and get a foot inbounds. Tremendous catch and how about the throw froma guy whose never attempted a pass?! Remarkable play
I'm running on 3 hours of sleep right now but after hearing this I feel like I could run a marathon!!! Amazing inspired play by this team and incredible resiliency!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!
That was just a dominant defensive performance. How about the Frazier and Carter coming in on the Dline? Not only were they able to give the starters some valuable rest but contributed in a big way! Coach Johnson really deserves a lot of credit for getting the line to play inspired football. Really enjoyed the Fickell hug from UFM at the end of the game as well.
I refuse to watch that douchemaster.......can only imagine the "case" he's making for tcu over OHIO STATE.
Dear Johnny Ginter,
After listening to the podcasts throughout the season, I noticed that you felt "uneasy" prior to two of OHIO STATE's biggest statement wins this year: Michigan State and WIscy. Being that I am an extremely superstitious fan you have my permission to continue to feel "uneasy" as the BUCKEYES continue their run in the postseason :)
GO BUCKS!!!! What an amazing signature win for this team and the resilience they have displayed this entire season has been incredible.
The legend begins........KING CARDALE the MVP!!
Just keep winning! I thought aside fro* the two big runs fro* Cole*an I thought the defense played well especially given that they got put in bad positions due to the turnovers in the first half. Plus they were able to hold Indiana fro* scoring despite the "horse collar" tackle on what was an excellent play in the backfield by Adolphus,
Dude led the team in tackles plus had three tackles for loss including a sack. He played like a beast after he went back in after the injury! I thought he showed a lot of heart in how he played after getting shaken up.
Agreed the Buckeyes just have to control what they can control at this point in the season.
TCU also didn't have to play AT Minnesota in the tundra. Head-to-head certainly plays a role but you would think the committee has to look at the home-away factor when looking at head-to-head matchups and the conditions. Plus considering Minnesota is a pretty solid team and Kansas is just garbage hopefully helped the Bucks cause. I'll definitely be a Longhorn fan next week! GO BUCKS!!
Agreed....the "chant" that need not be repeated on Jan. 7th in East Lansing during the *ichigan State-OHIO STATE game really grinds my gears and upsets me every time I think about it.
It's gonna be a long week of anticipation......although I guess I've been waiting all year for this.......sweet REVENGE!
GO BUCKS!!!!! Beat Sparty!
The development of JT Barrett has been incredibly fun to watch. I think we can all agree that Cincy's defense is average to below average at best, but JT continued to make great decisions and big plays when they were needed to keep Cincy's offense (and our defense) off the field. Dude is unbelievably composed on the field for a RS Frosh and he's only going to get better. The decision-making has been off the charts and I believe he has the potential to be the best distributor seen at OHIO STATE since Troy Smith. He continues to make the right reads on the zone read, isn't afraid to go through his progressions and dump it off to the running back for significant yardage instead of haphazardly throwing into coverage (which a young QB can have a tendency to do) , and isn't afraid to tuck and run if necessary. Obviously doesn't have the same explosive play-making ability with his legs but he is deceivingly quick.
In JT We Trust! GO BUCKS!!!!!!!
If you're going to purposefully kick the ball short you sure as hell better not give them 10 free yards by kicking it out of bounds ESPECIALLY after your offense makes a big play by putting the ball in the end zone. I'm a big believer in momentum which I feelwe had prior to this miscue. Second time it's happened in two weeks and it is just simply inexcusable..........
I got a O-H during my week long vacation in the Dominican Republic this week while wearing my "Urban Legend" Buckeye shirt..........you can find Buckeye fans even when you are out of the country. So excited for this season!
What a great way to finish Craft's career......being more of a defensive guy the defense Craft displayed the last minute of the game was just unbelievable. Obviously offense is important in today's college game and I won't deny the fact that the jump shot is something that I would have loved Craft to have but his on ball defense, heart, and intensity makes up for his sometimes lack of offense. The drive and heart was displayed by the dive for the rebound. The smarts was displayed by not calling the timeout (which would have been OHIO STATE's last and left them the inability to call one on the inbounds if needed) and taking the jump ball.
Craft's defense on Valentine and Harris at the end of the game was admirable. Not only did he prevent a good shot but he did it WITHOUT fouling which would have put them at the line and gave them the chance to tie the game. I don't care what anyone says he is going to be missed.
Lenzelle also made some big shots and it was good to see Q really use his versatility to his advantage. He made some big shots down low and the 3 over Payne was huge.
P.S. Glad to hopefully not ever play against Payne again.......Guy is a beast offensively. I can't recall seeing much more of a versatile player in the BIG10 outside of Evan Turner.
Q really needs to get his &@$* together. These ill-advised pushes creating technical fouls which turn into 3 to 4 to possibly 5 point plays, momentum for the home team, and fuel for the home crowd NEED to stop. Matta needs to somehow make it clear to him that this behavior won't be tolerated.......
The officiating was indeed horrendous in my opinion. I feel as if with the rule changes referees are anticipating calls against the defense which slows down the tempo of the game which hurts this Buckeye team in particular because they are the best when they can get out and run. One foul in particular that I recall is Craft's second foul where Craft "fouled" Yogi Ferrell when he drove to the sideline. It looked like to me that Craft was there doing what looked like fundamental defense with his hands up, moving his feet, and using the sideline as another defender. What more does a defender have to do?! Just terrible......
I don't think i have ever been so upset after one half of basketball and so excited at the end of the game. It would be great if Slam Thompson could use this game as a springboard and become the second scorer on this team. He has really gained confidence in his outside shot which is obviously huge for his game as he can use then utilize the shot fake and drive to the basket.
Two other things I have taken away from this game.
1) I know this probably sounds like a broken record but Craft is ALL over the place defensively. It seemed like he came up with steals every other possession in the second half.
2) Amir has really improved in the second half of the season. He is finally using his size to his advantage both defensively and offensively. He got some great position against the Minnesota bigs on some big possessions and threw it down and was able to come up with some really key blocks to help the BUCKS keep momentum in the second half. Also credit his free throw shooting which can't be understated for a big. One thing he really needs to work on is his hands down low.
Great win for the BUCKS at home and hope this team can keep the momentum.