Man, Beanie Wells was a total beast. The power, speed, and agility he shows in this game is just off the charts. Too bad his body couldn't hold up.
You want to take your guarantee back? Braxton Miller ran a 4.5. A little faster than I expected, but not much, and definitely slower than Zeke.
I wrote in to the Dubcast early in the season asking if Miller was hurting the Buckeyes by being out there, and was met with a resounding "no." I stand by my belief that he was a net negative for the offense, and this article at least somewhat supports my claim.
He was a negative in blocking, not once handed the ball off on a read option out of the wildcat, and rarely got open in routes. He did show good hands though, so that was a pleasant surprise. Will be interested in seeing how he runs at the combine, as I suspect we all overrate his pure speed. I imagine he's going to be mid 4.5's rather than mid 4.4's, based on how he would occasionally get caught from behind, something you never saw from, say, Ezekiel Elliott.
That's a play where he's trying to fight for an extra yard or two. I think the coaches will look past that.
Cameron Johnston only punted three times. I have a feeling that might be his season high in 2015.
Cardale's arm may be more of a game changer since he can make some ridiculous throws falling backwards even. He's not a great runner, but good enough that the defense has to commit a player to stop him which is really all this team needs with the amazing amount of skill position it has. Both quarterbacks should be able to lead this team to an undefeated regular season.
Medical Hardship is not the same as Medical Redshirt. He would have been on scholarship to attend the university, but not a part of the football team in any official capacity.
That Kentucky team has WAY MORE talent than this Ohio State team. That Kentucky team was preseason #1, if I recall correctly.
That 2005 team was the best Tressel-era team, in my opinion. Just happened to have an incredibly difficult schedule, combined with suspension related issues to their starting QB, that combined to cause them to drop a couple games.
They had FIVE first round picks in the 2006 draft (Hawk, Whitner, Carpenter, Holmes, Mangold).
Funny, I had a dream about this, and it wasn't good. Then again, most dreams aren't good and mine never come true, but I'm going to go with it regardless.
76 yards, but it won't matter because Ohio State won't be able to stop the run.
Alabama 38 - 14 Ohio State
Two plays I would have loved to see in there - Joey Bosa's sack of Hackenberg to end the game against Penn State and Jalin Marshall's punt return for a TD against Indiana. Those games were very much in doubt at the time, and those two plays are the two that stand out the most for me this season.
Great video none the less, although like Up, it unexpectedly kicks you right in the feels from the get go.
The GIF of us stopping Melvin Gordon in the backfield was by Ryan Shazier. I'm afraid we're going to have issues stopping him without Shazier as none of our linebackers are anywhere near that level of talent.
All Coach needed to say to the media is
This week we are playing a very dangerous team, one that went on the road and defeated one of the leaders in the South Eastern Conference.
Slobber Knocker of the Game was that hit the Minnesota DB put on Corey Smith on they INT return. Next best was one where our DB (I think Powell) blasted Minnesota's TE when he was jumping for the ball. Both were clean and vicious hits on players who didn't know they were coming.
Advanced statistics have shown Ohio State's rush defense to be very suspect this year, as the defensive linemen often get out of their lanes and the linebacking play has been fairly sub par. I think Wisconsin, if they make it to the B1G title game, will be a very stout test. It could end up being a shootout.
I have actually convinced myself that a 1-loss Baylor would not be deserving over a 1-loss Ohio State team, mostly because most of Baylor's toughest games were at home while Ohio States are all on the road or at a neutral site. If Baylor wins out, they are the Big XII champs and should get the nod over TCU if the committee truly values conference championships like they say they do. I do not believe Baylor gets in over one loss Ohio State. If TCU wins out and Baylor drops one, I do believe TCU gets in over Ohio State.
Right now, I would rank our best bets as 1) Florida State loses or 2) Baylor wins out. SEC West champs will get in, even if they manage to blow it in the SEC Championship game. I think even a two loss Pac 12 champ of Oregon or Arizona State get in over a one loss B1G champ. I don't believe the SEC will get two teams.
Yep, the nine conference games basically balances out their cruddy OOC. Are wins vs TCU, at Oklahoma, vs Oklahoma State, & vs Kansas State better than wins @Maryland, @Michigan State, @Minnesota, & neutral vs. Nebraska? Having just typed that out, I'm really not sure that they are. The Buckeyes biggest games were on the road this year, outside of Virginia Tech.
Buckeyes would almost need Baylor to win out so that they would be the Big XII champs. A one loss Ohio State might have a better resume than a one loss Baylor, although it would be close.
Wins @USC, @Stanford, @Washington, Utah, and Notre Dame are all better than Ohio State's second best win (Maryland? @Penn State? Navy?).
The only way Ohio State gets in is if Florida State loses a game somewhere along the way. SEC West, Pac-12, and Big XII champs are locks this year, and deservingly so. The ACC is the only conference obviously worse than the B1G, so I can't see a one loss Florida State or Duke champion getting in ahead of a one loss Ohio State or Nebraska champion.
The committee clearly values who you beat more than who you lost to. Auburn has road wins over Kansas State and Ole Miss. Michigan has a home win over Nebraska.
I personally like the noon kickoff as well, but that could be the nostalgia coming out of me. Also, a noon kickoff is 10am for me, which means I get to have breakfast beers!