Can't wait to watch Bosa and Washington chew up what is supposed to be an O-Line this weekend.
Is it just me or does the jersey look a little off as well?
I agree. I think losing to the Bear was potentially more beneficial as it caused us to focus heavily on finding ways to deal with it. As to where if we had merely struggled against it and still came away with a win Urbz may have written it off under the assumption we wouldn't see it again. I think showing our asses that night created a Bear trap (pun intended) for any defense that dares line up with it.
They wont have a choice after Bosa gives him a concussion.
I think Hoke has just completely ruined playing concussed players. Like everything else in the world....
You think it's a dare? Or reverse psychology? Maybe it's both....
He's certainly getting better at the run, but I wasn't talking about design runs. I was talking about eluding pressure in pocket breakdown situations. Braxton's ability to keep plays alive in the face of danger still HEAVILY outweighs JT's. That's not to say JT won't improve on that as well. Just an observation.
The O-Line is the most important commodity when it comes to who is going to start at QB. I expect we will have a quality O-Line given their pace of improvement thus far. Though JT is a brilliant quarterback and will only continue to improve, a decent O-Line is necessary with him behind center where as with Braxton it's an option..
This debate of which QB next year is far too premature. But here is my take:
We have a freshman QB with 5 starts making pretty consistent NFL caliber throws. He is able to spread the offense out and get it to a number of weapons. If he continues on this progression and pockets a B1G Championship along the way he will be MILES ahead of Miller by next year.
That being said. Miller is too good of a runner to not have on the field. His legs open up the passing game too well because someone always has to account for him otherwise he makes you pay.
Braxton's passing ability is never going to allow him to make it in the NFL. If I'm coaching I move a healthy Miller to the H-Back position and possibly even run him out of the wildcat like they are doing with Marshall a bit this year and make Barrett the starter. IMO that would be the best way to utilize both of these dynamic players skills.
What quality opponents did Braxton set any of his records against?
I disagree. If you listen to how the analysts talk I think the VA Tech game is pretty much already being written off. Seems like it's a pretty ubiquitous feeling that if we played them at this point we would win easily.
In reference to the blog post on M_chigan hiring Ron Zook...
"Ron Zook is currently employed by the Green Bay Packers. They are an NFL team, and could beat any college team in the country."
Really a quality observation here. Because everyone knows when you hire an NFL coach you automatically get an NFL caliber team... SMH
As my fiance and I were watching the game we said to one another, "Someone better have gotten a nice shot of that Cardale Jones hurdle." 'Someone' did not disappoint...
I could not be more excited for Michigan State after seeing how they performed against Nebraska, a predominantly run offense, managing to put up some passing yards on the Spartans late in the game. Makes me wonder with the defense continuing to develop and JT Barrett becoming more and more of a machine every week, who couldn't we beat?
Unfortunately for them they won't be able to match the sound as well.
I really don't see them scoring that much on us. If not for 3 large plays UC would have had 7 against our D and I feel like they have way more offensive weapons than UMD. I think they will move the ball here and there but I honestly don't see them scoring more than a couple TDs.
If coaches are dying dogs, then M_chigan is the woods behind grandma's house..
All the state flags are boring and ugly except for ours, to be honest. We are the only ones that didn't conform to the rectangle. But of them all I would have to agree that Maryland is probably in the top five as far as atrocity.
No way to to have both? Sort of an All-time QB situation? I guess in this case all-time TE.
Side Note: There's more Ohio State fans in Athens than Ohio fans.
Not this year especially. Considering the Bearcats are a top 5 team compared to ttun
It's a hard knock life for us Cincy buckeyes. Best of luck in enemy territory!
Thank god this bye week is over
I'm thinking shutout. Hard to be a 5-star quarterback if you don't have the time to throw it. Our D-Line has the strength and talent to get to him quick. Barring any stupid mistakes I think our defense will do much better than anticipated.
Devin Smith - 128 yards
Yeah I'm not to sure where all this KentUCky business came from either. I've been a Cincy native my entire life and most of the people I know hate Kentucky.
With that being said, we do house a lot of Kentuckians as most of the jobs NOT on a farm are across the river. Either way the trash talk coming from UC has been annoying the hell out of me ever since 2002. I would love to see a massive beating Saturday to put them in their place. Just hope to see more UC based trash talk from my fellow buckeyes rather than lumping the entire city in with them.