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v65animal

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Comment 27 Feb 2015

Beat scUM, win 10 games, win the Bowl game.

A lot could happen next year, we have two new coaches to break in. We have to replace some big time wide receivers and Michael Bennett on the other side along with some secondary positions.

Yes, we have talent, but last year we couldn't really go two deep on the defensive line, these guys need to step up. The competition will be harder this year, we barely escaped Penn St last year, scUM was tight as well and even Minnesota. This year you can expect a lot more fight out of scUM and Penn State will be getting back on track with all of their scholarships available now.

Another big concern is complacency or a feeling of entitlement, thinking that we are The Ohio State Buckeyes and we will win. As great as the Steelers were in the 70's, they repeated twice, injuries, attitudes, etc can all hurt a team. Or another example, the Buffalo Bills somehow managed to make it to the SuperBowl four years in a row, but lost by a bigger margin each time. Again, the Steelers had some great teams during that time, the Bills were able to get home field advantage and make it to the big dance though.

Honestly, it wouldn't be any FUN if you "KNEW" you would win everytime, what is the point in that? Really, playing Kent State, UAH, Purdue, boring. Of course that brings up another example, TP pretty much single handily lost the Purdue game for us with 2 Fumbles and 2 INT's, Every team and player can have a bad game.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Living in Bama, this was a Thing of Beauty. I wouldn't have been upset if we lost to Oregon. FYI: After we beat Bama, their fans down here were saying Yeah, but NO one can beat Oregon. :-)

Comment 16 Feb 2015

I'm also against this show, I don't want to give the competition ANY additional insight into how "The Ohio State Buckeyes" run their practice. You win the game by the way you practice, the game is when you get to have fun IF you gave 100% during practice!

Comment 11 Feb 2015
Also, first year head coach in the game usually wins. Even Hoke
Comment 06 Feb 2015
As soon as I heard this yesterday I thought about Weber, I knew this was coming and I don't blame him for being upset. This isn't as bad as Saban saying three times he wouldn't go to Bama.
Comment 31 Jan 2015

As good as Esther Price candy is, don't get the Buckeyes from them either, they are just re-labeled Anthony Thomas. Yuck!

Comment 24 Jan 2015

After the VT game I questioned and even mentioned here, what if we had put Cardal Jones in after the first half? Jones is bigger and harder to take down. He also seems to have no fear of a pass rush.

You speculate that JT would have made the victories more lopsided, it could just have easily gone the other way. Take the Sugar Bowl, several times we were in our own end zone, we almost took a Safety, but Cardale was strong enough to get out. JT couldn't have muscled out of those, perhaps he would have scrambled and picked up a few more yards, perhaps we take the Safety. There is no way to tell.

In the summer 2014, Urban said the offense just ran more smoothly with JT, didn't really go into any other detail. JT won't be full strength in Spring camp, Cardale is going to be taking the first team reps. This will give him time to learn and practice the other plays, specifically the options. If he improves his option reads, then I think he has the inside track to start.

Comment 19 Jan 2015

I think too many people here are overly optimistic when talking about scUM. Hoke has recruited well, look what he did with RR players the first year he was there, that was his best year. There has also been a tradition we can hopefully break this year, but a first year coach at either team has typically won the game.

With the recruits they have, if they can figure out a decent QB, they will likely win 9 or 10 games. Not that I want to see that! Also, remember it's been awhile since we have just walked all over them. Before you say anything, remember TP helped us lose to Purdue a few years ago, thanks to 2 INTs and 2 Fumbles.

It's actually kind of boring knowing you are always going to beat a team, losing once every 10 years or so keeps it interesting, let's hope we can get at least another 3 wins before that comes around though. When the time comes, I'd rather lose in AA than the Shoe.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

I saw a stat that 66% of the OSU Players are from Ohio. Alabama has 33% from Bama, Oregon has 10% from Oregon.

I prefer to have 75% from the state, I'd like to see some rule that you need to keep a certain percentage from IN state, but that will never happen.

To me it's not such a big deal to win a championship and tout (example) Alabama is the best, when 2/3rds of your players are from Out of state. That's just me!  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯