Defense Wins the Day in Ohio State's First Saturday Scrimmage

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Knarcisi's picture

Da Bullets be comin’ back. 

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Major H's picture

They'll be givin' the opponents the whole nine yards!

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

Just as long as the defense doesn't give our opponents that tenth whole yard...

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Major H's picture

The "whole nine yards" is in reference to WWII combat aircraft. The .50 cal ammo loaded into each machine gun came in 9 yard long belts. So when the pilot gave an enemy plane, "the whole nine yards," that means he blew the crap out of them - or at least tried.

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

I am aware...sarcasm font was meant to turn it into a football joke. Apparently failed to do that...

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Major H's picture

I got ya, AZ Buckeye. I might of missed the joke, but that's normal for me.

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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ScarletGray43157's picture

The "whole nine yards" is in reference to WWII combat aircraft. The .50 cal ammo loaded into each machine gun came in 9 yard long belts. 

I sure didn't know that. Thanks! 

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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SilverHaven's picture

What you know that ain't so.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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ibuck's picture

The "whole nine yards" is in reference to WWII combat aircraft.

What?  Snopes.com debunks the ammo belt theory, dating the expression to the 1960's, too many years after the end of WWII in 1945.  But they don't have a definitive answer to the actual origin of the saying.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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BengalBuck's picture

Snopes? Seriously?

Without God, there is no Liberty...

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BbBnD's picture

What’s wrong with snopes? Does it not confirm your preconceived notions? Are you unable to check listed sources? Or is it the fact that it isn’t 100% accurate, a  hurdle that literally nothing meets. Even Webster’s dictionary has printed mistakes. 

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Colortv1967's picture

Great history lesson, but it will take more than that to improve the defense. 

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SilverHaven's picture

Urban Myth. The phrase "whole nine yards" predates WWII by about a century! 
There is no consensus on the meaning as it was applied "early and often" to many situations.  The earliest mention related to yards of cloth for dresses.
In your defense, Major, the airplane gunners may have applied the old term to a new situation.

Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.

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Tresselball4life's picture

If we can have solid punting and kicking to win field position and a defense that forces turnovers and prevents scoring.  I will be happy with that.

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dschuetz11's picture

Old-school Tressel ball—It works!

Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining!

~Judge Judy~

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TJG32's picture

I’m conflicted. I like the sound of that, and I don’t like the sound of that. Well, they do say defense win championships. 

TG Proud Buckeye alumnus.

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Bucks19's picture

Defenses always dominate in early Preseason

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buckeye phi's picture

Generally speaking, there would be something wrong if the defense was not ahead of the offense at this point - especially, with a new quarterback at the helm.  And based on last year's D, it may be a particularly good sign -

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

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Chicago Connection's picture

Per Buckeye Phi, today's results fit the classic cliche for preseason camps, which is that the defense typically is--and "should" be--ahead of the offense, which takes a bit longer to get in sync, especially if it's a more dynamic system.

Given last year's defensive woes, personally, I'd also be a whole lot more concerned if the O were pushing around the D at this juncture.

The best news is that both sides of the ball are salty and battling hard day after day. Beyond that, this is the perfect time to make mistskes...

Then watch film, learn, and clean it up.

chicagobuckeye

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NoVAsmitty's picture

This was my exact thought re D should be ahead, so this is very good news.  After last year, if we heard the O just tore it up in the first scrimmage, that would be a big red flag.  

Good news.

“I intend to make Georgia howl.” General William Tecumseh Sherman

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tGW's picture

New facemask style used by Browning and Harrison.  

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IslandBumBuckeye's picture

And the football looks like a large individual fell on it.

"It's always scotch-thirty on my island."

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PhillyNut's picture

Triple option anyone?

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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tcm1968's picture

Tough to read anything into this right now. Like the fumbles and pick 6's could be from dudes 3rd on the depth chart. No way to know. Doesn't make them happening any better but it would be different if it was first-team guys. 

The defense is always ahead this time of the season. So much of offense is timing and that's tough to do when you don't have your 11 guys out there firing on all cylinders. 

Film breakdown though should be pretty important... should really start to see a depth chart shake out this week..

Go Bucks!

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nickel beer's picture

An O coach is going to be disappointed with turnovers, but this is something I really like about Day: his game planning and his play calling both demand an exceptional level of execution, and he's not going to be satisfied, only have varying levels of 'disappointment,' until he gets it from his offense. 

Otoh, it really is excellent to hear that the Bullets are helping the O sharpen their game, because there's an exceptional level of O talent. 

DESERT STRONG

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Bucks19's picture

That damn Stud. Fumbling and throwing interceptions. Fire him. Now!!!

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dschuetz11's picture

This is a much-better sign, I believe:

“I don't know really who's ahead of the other, but I will say up to this point, it's kind of gone back and forth, which is a good sign,” Day said. “The offense will kind of get after the defense one day, and then vice versa. So that's healthy. I think if one side has dominated the other throughout camp then you may have an issue, but right now it's been a good battle."

Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining!

~Judge Judy~

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Major H's picture

#FTTE = ?

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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Major H's picture

Thanks, Pheasant!

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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dschuetz11's picture

Find The Tight End?

Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining!

~Judge Judy~

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Major H's picture

That's a good one, too!

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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dschuetz11's picture

It’s just trying to realize that you don’t get opportunities anymore. So every time you go out there, they really matter. And when you go out there, you’ve gotta make that translate, so you gotta build that now. You take that mentality where you make every rep count. You treat it like a game. You can bring that to when the season starts. You can’t do it in in-season practices, and then be like, in Week 10 – ‘I’m gonna turn up now. Now I’m gonna start doing what I should have been doing the previous weeks.’ That’s not how it works.

Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining!

~Judge Judy~

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Would rather the defense be ahead of the offense at this point. This is good.

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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youra6's picture

I'm.... okay with this actually.

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fritziebuck's picture

Offensive line better step the hell up.  In that short video, the QB's were running for their lives.   if we have OL problems, going to be a long season.   C'mon coach Stud.   

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JJBuckeye's picture

1) We have four new Offensive lineman, and one of them is recovering from back surgery

2) Our Defensive line is pretty good/s

3) Relax

4) Go Bucks

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gobucks5413's picture

This excites me. I have to think that the offense will be just fine. But its reasonable to think for this team to be successful, the D is going to have to carry them for a few weeks until Fields and co figure it out (which they will)

Also, it's only fair after last year

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allinosu's picture

I'm ready for some football. Most every coach in the country is saying "we have a lot of work to do" after a scrimmage. 

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dschuetz11's picture

At least they have a scrimmage!

That’s a bold move to expose weaknesses in this way!

Kudos!

Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining!

~Judge Judy~

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dschuetz11's picture

What is Ohio State’s equivalent of the “Bridge Program” at Michigan?

This rigorous form of summer school sometimes seriously sets back some incoming freshman because of the academic strain!

Does OSU lose kids this way, too?

Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining!

~Judge Judy~

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mugbucket's picture

“getting their hands on a lot of balls.”

Phrasing people!

Despite the high cost of living, it still remains popular.

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Buckeye4Life334's picture

Any day the defense wins is a good day! Anyone sleeping on this offense is silly. Let this defense go to work! All of the talent is there!! Let Vincent, togiai, wade , Mitchell, Wade, Johnson eat! These are future NFL studs! Get them in the game!!! Let’s goooooo  

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