I love this. He's working his way up to a early round pick, maybe even 1st! I hope he continues this all the way through the combine and gets all the good things coming his way.
Yes, but they are custom-made Dockers sweat pant khakis
I get that in the end, the only thing that matters is how each of these young men perform on the field and in class, and not the rankings, but you've gotta appreciate the irony in this just a bit.
This speaks highly about how these kids gravitate to playing for Tom Herman and his recruiting ability. That being said, I'd be shocked if Allen actually ever plays for Tom Herman as I doubt he'll still be Houston's head coach in 2017. If Allen wants to play for Herman, he should transfer to Texas.
I thought about that, and honestly in the end I think that with less options, the offense will function more efficiently with less skill guys on the team demanding touches-without significant injuries of course. That being said, he most likely would have been the feature weapon on offense next year (assuming Mike Thomas also declares) seeing that he'd be the most experienced WR on the roster. In the end, he probably figured that he might as well get paid to improve at the next level rather than play for free and risk injury for one more year, which is sound logic. He'll definitely get drafted in the mid-to-late rounds.
I agree. I knew he was mulling it over but I am surprised he decided to do it. With the exodus of talent on offense, I thought he'd assume to be more of a feature in the 2016 offense and get a better opportunity to showcase his skills to scouts. Either way, best of luck to that young man!
This one will remain a mystery to me for a long time. Auburn has no DC, and with the lack of experienced depth at that position next year, he would have had a really good chance to contribute early. I just don't get it. Moving focus to Rashard Lawrence, that won't be easy. Birm just tweeted that Urban has never been able to land a Louisiana recruit. And it looks like the Rashard Gary ship sailed a while ago. I don't believe the rumors I've read that Schiano puts OSU back in the fold with him. Buckeyes need to bounce back big and I'm sure Urban and co. will do just that.
"ONE-MORE-YEAR, ONE-MORE-YEAR" come on everyone let me hear it....oh well, a fan can dream. Joey Bosa is truly one of the greatest to ever play the position at OSU and he'll be sorely missed. Good thing another Bosa will be here next year to take his place. Looking forward to seeing Big Bear go first overall in the draft!
I think it's also important to point out, and I'm sure it already has been in these comments, is that both Fournette and Henry have already had a chance to shine in their premier games this season. Henry took advantage, Fournette did not. That is one reason I don't think Fournette will win. It's one thing to rack up a ton of yards against inferior competition, it's another thing to do it against great defenses. Fournette had the chance to have his true "Heisman moment" and missed it. Henry took advantage, no matter how overrated LSU and Miss St may have been. That is the best thing about Zeke's chances. He has 2-3 games against really good defenses to shine. If he is able to put up decent numbers in 2 of the remaining three games (assuming OSU gets to the BIG csg), then I think he'll have a really good chance to win the award. At this point, he has more chances left to do so then either of the other two backs. It's still considered a close race, and Zeke has the most opportunities left to separate himself. Go Bucks!
This team needs a challenge, so I am eager to see how they respond to MSU. As far as the O-Line and Farris go, the pass protection was pretty pathetic at times on Saturday, so it will be interesting to see if Urban and Warinner decide to make a personnel change mid-game if there's a repeat poor performance.
Man this is much needed good news, both because of how the bye week started and because of how decimated the secondary has been. Welcome back, young buck!
I'd like to see less designed QB runs for Cardale. I felt like last year vs Wisconsin and Bama, he was most effective only if he scrambled after he couldn't find an open receiver. This year it feels as if they've called a lot of runs for him and they have been pretty ineffective.
Birm also said this in his article about Williams' commitment "If he doesn't make an official change in his status in the next 48 hours, I think that's a great sign for the Buckeyes moving forward.". That was on October 18th, so looks like Birm was spot on if you consider that a little over 48 hours after his last statement, he reaffirms his commitment to OSU. Still a long way to go and what appears to be a few other visits, including to Alabama.
Another overreaction by members of the media. What's new? Are the Buckeye's struggling? Yes, but read ESPN Austin Ward's recent article where he compares stats from this year's team to last year's team through 5 games. Not much different other than 5 more turnovers and some red zone deficiencies. It took JT a while to get things going as well last season (and we were all complaining about the play calling and Tom Herman at that time). And I'm sure we all recall that up through the Michigan game, everyone was questioning last year's team because they weren't blowing out opponents/getting enough style points. Sound familiar? If it weren't for CJ and Zeke leading the Buckeyes to a 59-0 thumping of Wisconsin in the BIG CSG, we'd be talking about a different outcome last season. Can anyone truthfully say that if JT didn't get hurt last year, the outcome would have been the same vs Wisconsin? The difference this year is that there are still 7 games left to prove to the committee that this team can pull it together and show what all this talent can do. I'm not worried. Watch what CJ and the Bucks do to Maryland this week. And then we'll see what Cowherd and Klatt and every other "expert's" tone will be.
Does anyone have any idea what Policy Damon Webb violated to warrant his suspension? Whatever he did it must be bad and since nobody from the team is talking about it, I am starting to wonder if he'll be back on the team at all? Which would be a big blow, obviously.
I would think they'll start getting Erik Smith some reps at Nickel in practice this week so he'll at least be prepared to play that position in case Conley or Apple go out and Marshon has to step in for one of them.
Yes but the deep pass only works if Zeke is running rampant., which until the 2nd half of the IU game simply hasn't happened yet this season. I was surprised that he didn't try and take a few shots downfield late in the IU game to put it away. I think there are some trust issues with Jones because he hasn't fixed his mechanics yet, but now that it seems the O-Line is beginning to gel again and resemble last year's unit, expect them to try much harder to establish the run game early and then take some shots downfield vs Maryland. Then and only then will we know if this team has a deep threat. Of course, losing Corey Smith will make that much, much more difficult.
1) Buckeyes will get the win
2) Buckeyes will not cover
3) I don't care about the point spread and never bet on my Buckeyes anyways.
It quite frankly surprised me that they didn't try to hit a deep ball or two late vs IU to put the game away. At that point Zeke had clearly gotten going, and to me that is what has been missing from the past 3 games before that and hence why the deep game was ineffective. to me it says that Urban just doesn't trust Jones yet. Remember vs Bama last year in the Sugar bowl, late in the 4th and up by 7, Meyer took a shot downfield to try and put the game away when Jones tried to hit Spencer deep. It almost worked too and who knows, had that been Smith instead the Buckeyes probably win that game by 14 instead of 7. After under throwing a few guys vs Western, however, we didn't really see many deep balls and again, it surprised me especially in the 2nd half after the run game was torching IU's defense. To me that is a red flag. Now, with Corey Smith out (even though he hasn't been targeted much so far this year), Zone 6 is starting to look thin at receivers capable of getting open downfield. It makes me wonder if this will affect Meyer's decision at QB, if at all. I would guess not, because Coach has made his choice and is sticking with it-rightfully so. In the end, the Bucks are winning, and while it may not be pretty all of the time, it is a win and you can't blame all of the mistakes on Cardale. He isn't responsible for all of the turnovers and penalties. These are fixable issues. Whether or not they get fixed remains to be seen, but I have faith in Urban to get it done.
Every time Marshall touches the ball, I get nervous because he's always trying to make one last move, one last effort to get a few extra yards or turn a small gain into a big play. Normally that's not a bad thing and he gets an 'A' for effort, but because of his poor history with ball security, I'm always worried he'll fumble. If you think about it, however, Coach Meyer always preaches effort-aka '4-6 seconds of relentless effort'. It seems he is okay with players making mistakes as long as they are putting in the effort. It's when they jget lazy that he has no tolerance. My question is where do you draw the line when it comes to constantly fumbling during that effort? And when a guy like Marshall is constantly leaving the ball exposed, at what point does that become part of "effort". He's so damn dynamic it is a shame that I have to hold my breath every time he is trying to make a play.
2? I think you're giving him too much credit by saying that.
While I do hope and fully expect the offense to get back to it's semi-old self on Saturday, after what has happened the past two weeks in regards to OSU not covering, I'm surprised to still see people predicting blowouts. I never bet on the Buckeyes, but if I did, I'd be hesitant to pick them to cover just yet. I hope I am wrong.
I don't mind this choice and I am not surprised by it either. I just hope that they stick with Jones for the long haul now, even if he has a few bad series, throws int's or makes some mistakes. Neither guy will ever be able to gain the confidence needed to get into a rhythm if they get yanked after a few series. I think that each of these two guys brings something unique to the offense but I think that Meyer wants the team to pick up where it left off last year, which is throwing the ball deep and running Zeke right up the gut of defensive lines, and he knows that Jones is the guy to do it, but not until the other offensive units get it together. You can't determine if you have a deep threat guy to replace Smith until the O-Line starts blocking up front and the WR's are blocking on the perimeter, because until that happens, Jones won't have enough time to let those deeper routes develop.
I know exactly which play you were referring to, and if you ask me, that showed me Cardale's leadership abilities. You have got to let your receivers know if they made a mistake when it costs you the ability to move the ball. You should note that after he gave it to Marshall about missing the route, he held out his fist for a bump. Nothing at all wrong with the way he handled the situation.
Who care's if they are still no 1. Mentally it may do them some good to drop. Perhaps it will be a wake up call. You'd think these are fixable problems with as many playmakers that are on this team (unless that itself is the problem) but the x factors here are the two new coaches on offense with Warriner calling plays and not full time w/ OLine and Beck coaching QB's. Not impressed with either in their new roles so far but still lots of time to correct.
So far, the last two games have felt like last year's VaTech game on a continuous loop. Defenses show the offense different looks and the Buckeyes unprepared. Yes, they miss Devin Smith as a deep threat and Spencer's blocking, but just go back to last year's game vs VaTech. OLine couldn't block to save lives, and therefore Barrett had no time to throw. The truth is we don't know if OSU has a deep threat because Jones or Barrett haven't really had enough time to let plays develop that much to throw deep. I felt that play calling was atrocious last year vs VaTech, and I feel the same for Hawaii and NIU. During the 3rd, OSU started to move the ball by going tempo and giving it to Zeke. They either ran power, or the counter trey (not sure, but if I have the stomach for it I'll re-watch) but the important thing is that it was successful. Did anyone forget how great the counter trey worked in the playoff run?? Then for some reason, they ditched that plan mid-drive, and OSU had to settle for a FG. Didn't see them go back to it for the rest of the game. If you are willing to re-live that nightmare, think back to that VaTech game and tell me if it wasn't the same feeling. Yes, I get it was a different defense, but the results are the same. Just my opinion and the funny thing is the only time I didn't feel I was caught in that loop was when they played VaTech this year.