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Will in Arizona


Scottsdale, AZ (via Cleveland, OH)

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Comment 18 Apr 2014

It was winnable, but we weren't the better team.  We were the better team for USC, playing at home, and still managed to lose.

Comment 14 Apr 2014

I thought Cardale was much more accurate as a passer - some of JT's passes were just waaay of the mark.  Neither guy is a great passer.

 

It's hard to gauge the running because of the rules.  JT is the more elusive and fits better in the "no contact" type game, whereas Cardale would seem to be the one more likely to break a tackle.

 

This team needs Braxton Miller to stay healthy - I would not have faith in either QB to lead this team to a B1G Championship, although I do have to agree that Cardale looked better to me of the two.

Comment 08 Apr 2014

I was always impressed with the triple option that Meyer used to run at Florida which was basically a speed option but with Aaron Hernandez trailing for the inside shovel pass.  With the talent they had, that was almost unstoppable.

Comment 28 Mar 2014

Not much different than Major League Baseball, although MLB sets the age limit at 16 I believe.  They still run developmental leagues for younger kids, they just can't sign them.

Comment 02 Jan 2014

Pretty sure he's talking about Wisconsin with their backup.  When Stave went out, Wisconsin's offense went in the dumper.

Comment 02 Jan 2014

Ohio State is not legally allowed to disclose the extent of his injury without his permission.  We don't know how severe the injury was, but based on the immediate reaction, you had to think it was devastating.  Perhaps a full break, perhaps ligament and other soft tissue damage as well.

 

If he could be back on the field, you know he would be.  I don't think anyone has ever questioned his passion for the game - it was evident all the way back to his Glenville days.

Comment 18 Dec 2013

I think it comes down to less and less people at 6'6" or taller.  It's also an arbitrary cutoff, because if you go at 6'5", you get guys like Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, and Drew Bledsoe - all very successful NFL QBs.

Comment 17 Dec 2013

Troy Smith had Santonio Holmes, Ted Ginn Jr, and Anthony Gonzalez, backed up by Brian Hartline, Brian Robiskie and Ray Small.  3 First round guys, a second round guy, and a fourth round guy who is now a solid NFL receiver.

 

That much talent at WR will make any QB look good.  Troy Smith was great, but it's hard to judge him against Braxton.  Devin Smith and Philly Brown will go to the NFL, but I don't see either being a first round guy - perhaps Smith if he improves his route running.

Comment 17 Dec 2013

Philly Brown got hurt and had issues getting free afterwards.  Devin Smith has always been more of the intermediate/deep guy.  The other WRs, frankly, just aren't good enough.

 

The short passing game late in the season more and more focused on getting the ball to Carlos Hyde on swing passes, which only worked against the worst defenses.

Comment 10 Dec 2013

Agreed, Heurman has to at least hold there and take a chance that it doesn't get called - worst case is that its 4th & 12.  By letting the guy go, the play has almost no chance.

 

Sometimes the defense wins, and this time it did.  Bring on Clemson.

Comment 19 Nov 2013

Going pass heavy against overmatched opponents is just additional practice time, more than anything I believe.  Going run heavy against teams in the second half when the Buckeyes have a lead is to shorten the game and get out of there with the W.

Comment 04 Nov 2013

I graduated from Glenville in 1996.  Kids from that school typically don't get to travel the country.  They should definitely take all of their allotted official visits.