Turned it to the Minnesota TCU game. Another B1G embarrassment
tOSU just has to play to its potential, control what we can control, win every game we play and hope it all plays itself out. If we get in, that's badass. If we don't, it's our fault for losing to a Va Tech team that we should have beat and win our bowl game and carry that momentum into next season.
I think that ship has sailed. The best in the B1G had their chances the last 2 weekends to have a big win and whiffed
The recruits love those unis. So.. Take it with a grain of salt
I'm not sure I can handle Matt Millen and then Bert Bielema on my tv all in one afternoon
I hope Texas Tech does something similar to Bert and the Razorbacks
I'm not talking about Clemson. I was talking about MSU, Navy and Va Tech.
Tears of joy NutinPa. Tears of joy..
If Tennessee loses, they'll say "it doesn't matter because the crystal ball says we have a 14% chance at Torrance Gibson. #TGtoUT!!! @quick_TG6"
I'm not saying it never happened with Tressel. It did happen. But do you think Tressel would have allowed a middle of the pack young ACC team come into the shoe and throw us around like rag dolls? You name it happening pretty much once per year for 5 years. With Urban, it's happened 3 times in the last 5 games. At this rate, he'll have 3 or 4x the amount of games we were outplayed physically in a similar timespan. And that's what is alarming.
Urban needs to surpass Tressel before even being in the ballpark of Woody. If this young talent develops and we get a better offensive coordinator, Urban could lead us to some great things.
With Devin Gardner at nose guard, we might actually be able to give JT some time in the pocket
I think the main reason Tressel keeps getting brought up is because he's got the hardware. Urban doesn't have any hardware yet. And yet Buckeye Nation had anointed Urban next Woody Hayes before he even coached our first game because of his success with Florida. Jim Tressel had to earn every bit of respect the blue collar way... Results on the field and hardware. We've lost 3 of the last 4 huge games we've had under Urban. Michigan St. and Virginia Tech were more physical than us. Even Navy gave us fits physically. This might sound crazy but Ohioans take that personally and for this to happen as often as it has lately, it's not sitting too well. Va Tech and Sparty punched us right in the mouth and that wouldn't have happened with a Tressel team. Not to say he'd win but.. We certainly wouldn't go down like that.
I agree with you but everyone isnt acting like the sky is falling just because we lost. It's how we lost. We looked so incompetent and predictable on offense that it raised some serious concerns. Especially in this day and age where offenses are regularly erupting for 50 and 60 points. Think Auburn went to the title game last year bc of defense? Heck no. Our explosive offense bailed us out of a hell of a lot of games last year and this year it's like watching a high school team. And the sad thing is our defense is better this year
Barrett throws a great ball. He's got a nice touch. If he wasn't getting pressured/killed on every other play, he'd have some exceptional running stats and even more completions. Throw in some play calling that makes sense and less dropped passes and he is statistically a good QB. No complaints here for JT. Love his demeanor and leadership
I don't agree with your assessment of JT. To say he's not anywhere near as talented as Braxton or Pryor after only two games which have involved extremely disappointing play calling, 4 new offensive linemen, with one of those games being against a great defense, inconsistent WR play and him being a freshman who hasn't played since the fall of 2012 when he tore his ACL, is a slightly premature and unfair assessment.
I'm not worried about having too many. I just think it will be interesting to see how it plays out and how it affects our recruiting.
Well, Shazier and Roby were juniors last year. And it definitely hurt us having Braxton going down because the coaching staff was saying how he's improved on his leadership. So we haven't had a chance to see that. I agree with you generally but we are a very young team.
I'm no genius at x's and o's. But the blueprint on how to beat us is out and it's rampant. Michigan about beat us. Michigan St. punched us in the mouth. Sammy Watkins single handedly beat us and now Virginia Tech has beat us on our home turf and embarrassed us. The 2009 and 2010 Buckeyes would manhandle us. We have been outplayed physically the last 5 games and that's just not Ohio State football.
So we brought Chris Ash in because Tom Herman says that Ash out coached him up at Camp Randall. Turns out that out coaching Tom Herman isn't all that hard and we may have hired a mediocre co defensive coordinator. Grrrrrreat
The majority of the plays he's run the last 2 years were Inside Zone and Read Option. That's it. And it worked because of El Guapo, Braxton and that badass O-Line. It wasn't even great play calling then, just superb execution by the best Buckeye offense we've ever had
I was thinking the same thing... I mean why not Cardale? And that's nothing ill towards JT. But JT is 6'1" at the most and Cardale is 6'5". He's also 250 lbs and can absorb hits with the shaky offensive line we have. Cardale has a rocket arm and I really think he could perform better based on his size. 6'1" to 6'5" is a HUGE difference in the pocket and 50x easier to see over blitzes. I love JT but I think Cardale should be given a chance.
And I'll say this. And I've said it before. People were praising Tom Herman for all the offensive statistics his last 2 teams he's had and saying he's gonna be one of the top head coaching candidates out there. Braxton Miller, an unbelievable O-Line and Carlos MF El Guapo Hyde made Tom Herman look a lot damn better than he really is. And I truly don't even think he came close to maximizing those guys. And I want you all to know I'm never going to blame a player nor criticize a player. These are 19 and 20 yr old kids. But when I see a serious coaching problem, I get pissed. I've got even more pissed as this game has began to settle with me. We have so much damn talent on that side of the ball yet every time I look up at the scoreboard it's 3rd and 12 from our own 23 yd line and we made Bud Foster look like Albert Einstein. He's real good but Jesus did Herman think we were just going to out-talent VT? Did he think VT was going to walk in and just lay down? Idk guys. I'm shell shocked after that performance. Love my Buckeyes but idk what we are anymore. We look like a bootlegged Big Ten version of Oregon
Look, I love Dontre but isn't that a ball that should be thrown to Michael Thomas? Yeah I couldn't believe it either