Ae they dug up the linebacker that jk stiffarmed into the turf yet?
High and tight boo boo
That man had a family. HAD a family.
We can't stop here; this is bat country...
I ran the comparison of that to an undertaker choke slam. It was close. That LB will never... rest.. in... peace...
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
#6. Fields. Maybe too patient at times, erring on the side of caution, but gutted it out when called on. Forced to play w regard to the weather...Day said they ran him when they needed to and he delivered. Took some hits but stayed focused. Numbers weren’t great or as good as they’ve been but led this team vs a tough opponent. Made the throws and even had a couple drops.
A lion sleeps in every man, dissatisfaction moves him, complacency keeps him asleep.
Not gonna lie, I was holding my breath when Fields went into the medical tent. And, again when he went down hard after returning.
I'm the opposite, because he "went into the tent" and not "off on a cart"
“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”
Good point. I would’ve no longer been holding my breath, but, crying instead.
game commentators revealed the football staff knew the gloves worn by the players would not work well in constantrain. KK Dobbins and Justin Fields didn't wear gloves and threw/received the ball very well
Our defensive and offensive lines were so impressive ! JK, Fields and Young should all be sitting in New York if they continue to play out the season like they have thus far. LSU looked impressive yesterday but Burrow ( and I love the guy ) would be running for his life or throwing interceptions if he played our defense. Hopefully we will get a chance to see that game. GO BUCKS , best team in America this year.
Also, Burrow tends to throw up a lot of 50-50 balls. I think our DBs would definitely get some picks against him.
LSU does a lot of dink and dunk with Burrows where the ball is out too quickly to get a pass rush on him.
This is where we drop a lineman into space and get a few picks like we did against Bama.
What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!
Dink and dunk is just fine with me. Our DBs tackle well. It's very hard to drive the field on us.
While I was thrilled with the O-line run blocking they need to show improvement in QB protection. Fields can't continue to take such a beating (five sacks) with our QB depth not as strong as in recent years.
Fields needs to make quicker decisions and throw the ball away at times. Neither the OL nor Fields are 100% responsible, but both are
Could not agree more.
"Man I wish everyone stop saying I beat a kid in the hospital 91-35.... It was 98-35, had 91 with 1:26 left in the 4th"
- Cardale Jones
Great post, if the OL gives Justin 5 or 6 seconds that is all you can ask of them. You can really tell Justin really doesn't want to run, he goes through his progressions and scans the field for the wide receiver's or the check down in Dobbins like he did yesterday. It's probably 50 % O line and 50% Justin's fault why he takes more hits than he should.
THIS! Fields is an amazing scrambler and precise passer....but I think has been coached to wait to see what develops downfield to try to hit the big gains. On some of this sacks, he could have simply turned upfield and ran for a gain, but was trying to wait out the receivers getting separation. IIRC, Day had mentioned this a few games back and said he prefers to take the sack with the upside of a bigger pass play down field than for Fields to simply run it.
The first sack was essentially a broken play. As for the others, Wisconsin appears to use a scheme that relies on various linebackers blitzing from different directions, and it worked for a while, but eventually they were burned.
The broken play just about broke the QB. The center and right guard just let the D lineman straight through on a bee-line. Fields really needed to get rid of the ball faster-- much faster-- on that play.
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.
You're quite right, and that play wasn't fun to watch. But my point was that the sacks weren't necessarily because our O-line was being out-muscled by their defenders. I suspect they will watch film and work on cleaning this up during the coming week.
Agree with you, and pls excuse my sense of humor, that was in deed horrifying to see.
This string summarizes the only real criticism one can make about the game Saturday. Four sacks is not good. Buy hey, Coach needs something to motivate them for November.
‘Smooth’ is the perfect word to describe Olave. I love watching that kid play. NFL scouts must be drooling. Thankfully he’s ours for another season!
Fields of Dreams
Just like Justin! Too bad we'll certainly lose Predator and JK. *weeps*
A friend of mine yesterday said while we were watching the game called him Terry Glenn.
I love how Olave's performance is only like 3rd or 4th most impressive of the day.. (7 Catches, 93 yards, 2 TD's.. with CLUTCH grabs on 3rd down).. Just speaks to this game and this team overall
Man, what a game and what a damn team. Probably the best Buckeye team in my lifetime, with the possible exception of 1996 and 1998.
Also, 12 straight ranked wins? I'll take that. Guessing OU 2017 was the last L?
Keep the peddle down and stay focused I say. Best in my lifetime including 68, 69, 96 and 98. We have only one natty to show for that time. Can't let up one bit!
I think that 2014 team was pretty impressive, especially in its last 4 games. THAT might be the most talented team I've ever seen in my almost 50 years of watching the Bucks.
JK - continues to just crush it; complete back; running it, catching it, blocking; anyone catch his block on Fields run for 1st down on scoring drive at the end of the half?
Chase Young - OMG; awesome; dominant; pick any word you want to describe the best player in college football today. Also, him lining up behind the LOS will give Jimmy's, Franklin and Hairball something else to think about.
Chris Olave - We new he was special after the ttun game last year and he just keeps getting better; very smooth as noted and he has great hands.
Ryan Day - Love what we're seeing from him; and one example for me was him before the game jumping around and hitting guys on their pads getting just as fired up as the players; who BTW, absolutely love the guy.
Buckeye Nation - as always; the BN was out in force on a crappy day and represented; even helped get a false start when they went for it on 4th down.
The only hard day was yesterday
I think Davon Hamilton has to be given a lot of credit. Whenever Chase was not double teamed (4 times, each resulting in a sack) I believe Hamilton was eating up blocks. On several plays where Chase was doubled, Hamilton was able to abuse the center (a very good player) one on one. Obviously the entire D-Line had to play great to get the win, but I thought #53 was underrated, which will happen when Superman is rushing edge
Hamilton has been outstanding this season, and remember he's been rotating with Landers and Togiai while Cornell, Garret and Jackson have been solid at the other tackle position. Good living.
Hamilton had Biadass playing like just Okass.
Comment of the day, right there.
JK isn’t getting the credit he deserves because of Fields and Young - who have been dominant since the beginning of the season and getting all of the hype. Taylor is the only skill player on wisconsin worth talking about. If JK plays this way against PSU and UM, he’ll get his due.
Yep, he will finish 2nd in all time yards at Ohio State. I said for me to hold him in the same regard as Zeke or Eddie, he would need to come up big in big games. He gave us a great one last night.
#7-We also outpaced their season average on 3rd downs as well. Bucks were 9/14 on 3rd down conversions. After being 0-3 early in the game, they converted on 9/11 the rest of the way, pretty impressive.
MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS
4 of the 5 things should be the chase young sacks.
After Wisconsin completed the long pass to Cephus, which was well defended by Arnette, I remember telling my dogs "We're still going to stop them". Then right on cue Young caused the fumble that was recovered by Werner. Urban had said at halftime Wisconsin's only chance was to get the ball to Cephus, and that great catch was their last gasp.
What did the dogs think about the whole thing? Any extra treats that day for a Buckeye victory?
Great game Buckeyes!!! Another outstanding team effort. This teams ascendency is the result of many things - great coaching, hard work, a laser focus on continuous improvement week to week, simplifying the game to let talent play, etc. The closeness of this team and the meshing of the coaching staff with the players also stands out to me.
I need to add one more critical item though to the 5 already mentioned in the article - the O Line Must Protect Fields Much Better! Fields was sacked 5 times yesterday which is not at all acceptable. It’s a big concern. Justin was banged up. C’mon big guys you’re much better than that! You’re a great unit! Love your physicality and aggressiveness this year! Convene a O line only meeting to address as a unit, prepare as a unit for the next 2 weeks and show everyone for the rest of the season what you are undoubtedly capable of doing in protecting your QB!
#6. First time we saw Fields be a vocal leader on the Field. Up until now it's been all lead by example. If you remember this quote from August..
"Right when you come into a new place you can't just come in and act like you're leading. You have to get used to the guys. Just build relationships with them and then you can step out and lead."
A couple of times as plays broke down for the first time I can remember Fields went and got into peoples faces and explained what he needed them to do. Very Brady'esque.
When a QB with his skillset also adds in the vocal thing... watch out!!!!
Exactly ... Justin faced adversity for the first time yesterday and he responded - with his runs, with the TD drive response to the Wiscy score making it 10-7 in the 3rd, and with his toughness under pressure. It wasn’t his best performance numbers wise but loved it because he showed his grit, determination and decision making to lead when facing adversity.
Olave is so good and so reliable. We should have seen this coming after how he ended last season.
1) Hyde’s average was helped by a running quarterback and Bash. Glad to see Day running Bash when needed. It’s a difference maker.
2) in the postgame Fields said we could have scored 50 on a dry track Love the confidence
We could have scored 45 if Day hadn't called off the dogs.....
Interested in seeing the WR snap counts. I missed most of the first half and haven’t had the time for a second viewing...did Victor miss some snaps or did we not look his way? Box score has no targets for him (or any of the TEs).
Hope for Mack and Saunders to get back healthy because it’s hard to run an 11 personnel offense with only four dependable receivers. (Victor, Hill, Olave, Wilson)
Looks like Gill took a DNP with McCall lining up at slot for garbage time snaps with Jameson Williams and Harris. I’ve been hard on Harris but he made a good block on Wilson’s punt return. Buckeye sticker for that, at least.
Just watched the replay. Togiai and Hamilton were both awesome at NT.
Adding a Sixth....Jump Around!!!!!
And if we play Wisky in Indy, we hang 60+ indoors.
Oklahoma experienced the same situation as Ohio State, but reacted differently.
Oklahoma was cruising with a 10-0 lead when Kansas State scored to make it 10-7. After that? It all fell apart for the Sooners. They were down 48-23 at one point.
Ohio State went up 10-0 when a chpped punt led to an amazing pass for a Wisconsin TD and a 10-7 score. And after that? Fields righted the ship in the rain and it was all Ohio State winning 38-7.
Olave is very interesting, he's neither the biggest nor the fastest but man he just gets open.
A little Jerry Rice-like.
It’s also pretty sweet that his first step into stardom came off the throat of scUM last year!
Year for what?
IMHO, The Buckeyes "out Wisconsined" Wisconsin, running the ball down their throats.
Long live the King baby, long live the king.
"Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war."
"Jeff Hafley and Greg Mattison lined Young up all over the field, including a few reps as the de facto middle linebacker and the Badgers simply had no answer."
This is simply incorrect. The Badgers had an answer: they called a time out! LOL! That was simply hilarious.
In fact, they had to call a timeout when he went back as a linebacker....had no idea how to handle that one!!
You’re virtually the only one who has mentioned how Hafley and Mattison lined Chase Young up as a disruptive middle linebacker and, as you also mentioned, Wisky immediately called a timeout. I thought that was hilarious too but also very prudent on Wisconsin’s part.
I really LOVE this defensive coaching staff and this Buckeye team could very well turn out to be the best ever at Ohio State though it’s still a tad to soon to go there.
I texted a friend about the middle of the 4th quarter telling him how satisfying it was to beat Wisconsin at their own game. Just running the damn ball and incredible defense. Loved the game plan and holding a running back like JT to less than 60 yards on the ground is a testament to how good the front seven are playing. I read a few comments above and obviously Young is playing at a whole other level and deserves serious Heisman consideration but watching guys like Da’Von Hamilton and Tommy Togiai step up makes this D-line that much more dominant.
Because I couldn't go for three. -- Woody Hayes
"overhyped Jonathan Taylor"
Isn't it possible that Taylor isn't the one overhyped, it was the Wisky defense? Let's not forget that Taylor had to run against the real #1 defense in football while Dobbins only had to run against Wisky.
But JK is running behind FOUR first year starters AND hasn’t played nearly as many minutes as Taylor! JK owns the position!!
Yeah, I don't think Taylor is overhyped, I think the Wisky Oline is overhyped.
You're spot on, it was really their DEFENSE that was way overhyped. We all know who the REAL #1 defense is.
Agree that Taylor isn't overhyped, I think he does quite a bit better than Dobbins if they had to switch teams. Both are great backs. Maybe WI Oline and D are a little overhyped, but they are both good to very good. I do think OSU is that good.
Chris, has there been a year writing this column as difficult as this one? Seems grueling to have to highlight 5 things when everything seems to working flawlessly.
Dobbins is very good but, let's not forget that an offense's line is very big in a runners success.
Our O-line and D-line are as good as any in the country. When you also have to account for skilled positions being in total as good as any as well as a coaching staff as good as any then we can truly believe we are a match for all!
I would rather be on hand with 10 men then elsewhere with 10,000 - Timur Lenk