Going to miss Gibson in a Buckeyes uniform. The kid looked really electric with the ball in his hands during the spring games I was privileged enough to watch. Hope he does well for Coach Fick at UC.
The NFL isnt going to take a kid that hasnt played and no film on him in n 2 years though either. While I agree, I think his best option for the NFL may be at receiver, getting on the field in any capacity is just as important.
To be honest, I don't really care if they decide to play or to sit out especially if it's a bowl game where there isn't a national semifinal/championship on the line. It's their future and they're supposedly educated enough throughout their time in these colleges to make the best decisions for their own futures. So my opinion doesn't matter. However I would like to see them give back all the "Bowl Swag" they get from the team's appearance in that bowl. If you're not going to play then it only seems right.
Any updates on how Darius Slade is progressing? I believe he was said to have ruptured his achilles tendon back during the spring. While I'm not real familiar with the normal recovery times of this type of injury, it does also seem to me that elite athletes often recover far faster than normal individuals. Just curious whether or not he may be able to help solidify our interior defensive line during this playoff run. I think he has pro-potential written all over him.
See..this is exactly why Malik Hooker is coming back.. To make sure that whoever loses the Spring Game takes great care of that tree of his...
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Honestly this list doesn't even make a lot of sense.. Several of these teams on here didn't even win the National Title those years.
1988 & 2002 Miami
2005 Southern Cal
Haha.. I just logged in to same the same thing. '02 Buckeyes team not getting any love, and they won it all as well.
Just to echo what BD2999 says up front.. It isn't the defense that worries me. I think we'll keep the Clemson offense in check for the most part, with the occasional exception of a few great plays by their athletic wide receivers. But it is going to be our offense that is going to win this game for us. Particularly our O-line. We need to control the ball and cash in on all of our scoring opportunities, and not turn the ball over.
Everyone loves to wonder out loud where our "tempo" offense has been all year, but the fact is our Buckeyes have one of the top offenses in the nation in terms of time of possession this season. That stat alone helps our defense out tremendously just by limiting Clemson's possessions in the game. We can run on this team. Just need to keep the chains moving consistently and mix in a few play-action passes downfield to slow down their pass rush and we'll be fine. Be nice to see a few bubble screens or a wheel route in behind their crashing DE's to catch them off guard. But all in all I like this matchup.
A little help with pronunciation here please.. Is Job's named pronounced Job as in work? Or Jobe as in one of the books of the Bible? Don't want to disrespect a possible future Buckeye commit by any means. I'm assuming it's the latter but wanted to be sure. Thanks in advance!
My high school back in the day ran a no huddle wishbone.. Each time our line would line up, we would gradually widen our splits because of the D tackles and ends always line up on our outside shoulders to help keep contain. Eventually we were so wide the opposing coach would catch on and "adjust" by either realigning them inside or crashing the ends down on the snap. Once we saw that it was nothing but speed option/jet sweeps to my side the rest of the night.. Go out, crush a Corner then repeat. The gamefilm on Sunday nights were fun times for an offensive lineman, man.
As much as I would love to retain Schiano, I think he'd be better suited to wait for the Notre Dame job to open up. His experience recruiting kids on the East coast, New Jersey, in particular fits their traditional recruiting grounds. He's a hard nosed and defensive minded coach with an NFL resume that will also sell well in South Bend. Seems like a no-brainer to me. Oregon has had a lot of recent success but not near the prestige of Notre Dame. Just seems like a better fit to me.
Correction.. I mistakenly thought the semifinal was in Tampa and the Championship was in Glendale.. Lol
But my thoughts on the #2 v/s #3 matchup still stands.. The Buckeyes have a strong presence in Arizona as well. Sorry for any confusion. Haha
Assuming we beat * ichigan and Penn State wins against Sparty, I believe we'll stay ranked #2 in next weeks poll. However, we then drop to 3rd the week after because of sitting home for the B1G Championship Game. Clemson passes us if they win out and become ACC Champions.
Also, because of the host cities of these playoff semifinals I'm thinking they will also like the pairing of Clemson vs Ohio State in Tampa due the fact that it has a strong ACC feel to it with Tallahasse being close by and the large Buckeye fanbase in the state of Florida.
Alabama remains number 1 and plays either Wisconsin or Washington in Atlanta a traditional SEC stronghold. Wisconsin has a legitimate case in my opinion because of winning the B1G and their win over LSU earlier which in all honesty is as good as anything Bama has done this season. I think it will come down to how the committee views the B1G Ten as a whole vs the Pac-12 which given the current rankings of 4 in the top 10, I believe they get in over Washington. If Penn State wins I can see Washington going but not over Wisconsin
#1Bama v/s #4Wisconsin in Atlanta
#2Clemson v/s #3 Ohio State in Tampa