Sports is the reason I haven't cut the cord, and DirecTV/ESPN/BTN/FOX knows it.
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.
Christian Bryant was solid until he got hurt. Not a superstar or anything, but definitely the guy who would talk a lot of trash and deliver the big hits (sometimes whiffing, unfortunately).
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.
Everyone is in denial when it's their team.
If that's the criteria, then Chris Petersen would still be ahead of Briles.
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.
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.
28-35 would put us as a fringe top 50 offense (Louisville was #50 last year at 31.15). If that's how our offense performs, with the number of plays we run, this team will be very mediocre.
Tressel is 100% responsible for his suspension and sanctions - he lied to the NCAA investigators.
For Tat-Gate overall, it was a team effort - players, coaches, and administration.
I watched him throw at Glenville - it wasn't good.
Braxton throws deep lobs and ropes - he definitely hasn't mastered that in between touch pass. If he can learn that this offseason, the offense should be top 5 again next year, even with all of the replacements on the line.
If I were him, I would definitely leave.
Pretty sure he's talking about Wisconsin with their backup. When Stave went out, Wisconsin's offense went in the dumper.
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.
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.
He's injury prone. If he can get 4th round money now, I think I would go pro if I were him. $300k is better than a career ending injury.
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.
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.
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.
I noticed that Miller's passing has gotten significantly worse once it got cold - wonder if it has to do with him wearing gloves on both hands.
He'll still get suspended, as will Marcus Hall. Hall's actions are inexcusable.
The dude's head looks like a buckeye nut.
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.
Roby will definitely go pro.