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Comment 17 Apr 2014

Did anyone else think that quite a few of the punts in the spring game could have been blocked but maybe the defense held up?

Comment 16 Apr 2014

One thing that worried me while re-watching the spring game was the defensive alignment against 5 wides.  Unless I'm mistaken all 3 LB's were pulled into pass coverage so that the back end could stay in quarters (I think).

It looked as if there were 4 D-linemen and 0 Linebackers which made me worried about how a QB draw would be defended.  I guess the Safeties have the QB draw in that situation?

 

Comment 16 Apr 2014

OSU did not use all of the plays they had in the playbook last year once they got into conference play.  There were things shown in the early games that very rarely got used like quick passes to the TE's or wing (after the option play-fake) that would have held off the LB's trying to go downhill to stop our option.  I also think they seemed to quit using the shovel option and didn't get the ball that much to Wilson on the sweeps.

I don't remember hardly any slants that would have started to freeze LB's & they should have been open all day for 5 yds or so.

 

Comment 16 Apr 2014

I don't get why people are faulting OSU for this.

26,000 x $20 = $520,000  (there likely would have been a lot more people buying tickets at the gate.)

65,000 x $5 = $325,000.  The reason for the pricing seems obvious to me.

Comment 14 Apr 2014

I couldn't believe that A) Jones actually threw that ball at someone and not over their head out of bounds, and B) that the receiver didn't intentionally drop it.  He had to have known that he wasn't likely to make up the 20 yards after catching it just to get back to the line of scrimmage.

Comment 14 Apr 2014

I thought Reeves did everything he could do on that first throw to Smith.  You're right he didn't turn to locate the ball but I thought if he would have done so he might have had to slightly slow down in order to turn and given up a TD.  By putting a hand up I thought he messed up Smith's vision of the ball enough to create more difficulty in making the catch - if Smith had caught it (he probably should have - but maybe lost sight of the ball from Reeve's hand) I thought Reeves could have taken him out of bounds before he scored - if Reeves turned I think Smith would have scored.

It is the plays where the receiver has to slow down and jump to make the catch where Reeves didn't turn around last year that drove me crazy.

Comment 14 Apr 2014

Are you sure you aren't mixing the kickers up?  Nuernberger looked much better to me - I'm pretty sure it was Clinton who was kicking way wide and short at the 47 & 52 yard tries.  Nuernberger (DAS BOOT) drilled the 52 yarder & it looked to me like he barely kicked it.

Comment 14 Apr 2014

I agree with this.  I think the Spring game format does not showcase Cardale's strengths in that he would probably have preferred not to be wearing that black jersey & the defensive players might secretly be glad he was.

If we're in a come from behind situation with 1:30 to go, I probably would prefer to see Barrett, but otherwise I'd have to defer to Meyer as to why Jones is above him on the depth chart - I think it has to do with his ability to move the ball running and the threat of him hitting the home run if the defense cheats up to stop him (he can throw quite long with what looks to be little effort).

Comment 14 Apr 2014

I had to DVR the game & got to watch it late last night.

I don't think the offense was running like it will in real games as the QB keep part of the option didn't seem to be much of a real threat & that limited the RB's on the give.

The defense looked better than last years defense and there were starters not even in there.  The D-lineman were getting in the backfield quickly.  The CB's finally looked like they knew how to play CB.  The LB's looked like LB's.  This might be an awesome year.  I'm probably going to watch the recording another 10 times in the next 4 months.

Comment 11 Apr 2014

Lacrosse is freaking awesome on TV.  I haven't seen one live & wonder how hard it is to follow the ball - I lose track of it on TV w/ the fake shots & passes sometimes.  BTN will play some of the OSU games at times.

Comment 10 Apr 2014

I miss the Texans Offense when they had Lynch (#44) & various other O-linemen we have since lost.  That offense was potent back then & the TE's & RB's were usually open for big gains off of play action because they had to double Andre Johnson.  The Outside Zone is pretty fun to watch when it's working well.

 

Comment 10 Apr 2014

Weiss at 102 was one that made me chuckle (wish he were still at ND, though).  So was Muschamp at Florida ranked 52 and Bielema at 53 (Andersen @ 21 / Petrino @ 16).  RichRod @ 30 w/ Hoke @ 38 is also nice.

I think Charlie Strong should be higher than 26, though.