“We Could Have Put Up 50 on Them”

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Buckeye06's picture

I mean OSU has taken a different approach this year than in the past.  In the past they have said "one game at a time" etc.  This year they are openly talking about winning it all.  It may not pay off, but Young/Dobbins/Fields/Cooper/Arnette have been taking this whole year personal, and they are backing it up

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stxbuck's picture

They are taking it one game at a time-they are bringing the focus 100% for every game-they aren't overlooking any team.

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PhillyNut's picture

I think they are actually doing both.  They have their eye on the prize but recognize that it can only happen by keeping the focus on the next game.

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

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dwcbuckeye's picture

Whisky would need all the bulletin board material on earth to come within 35 points in a dome.  Sometimes, the talent disparity is so large motivation makes little difference.  The only way they win is if we beat ourselves.  Their motivation is immaterial.

I like the confidence of Fields

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

Pretty much this. In fair weather we'd have beaten Wisconsin by 45 on Saturday. 

"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."

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Eph97's picture

That's the most frustrating part of the 2015 MSU loss. OSU would have beat that MSU team 10/10 times in a dome. It took a perfect storm of a monsoon, Zeke being sick, and Beck/Warriner ineptness to lose that game.

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fishleehooker's picture

That one will always sting. Even with Zeke hurt, we had Curtis Samuel sitting there, and didn't use him either. So many blunders in that game that coulda been rectified. 

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Mastro16's picture

That's the thing about overthinking things. When you're in the midst of overthinking, you don't have the poise to realize it. 

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BUCKfutter's picture

and we saw that when they played bama in a dome a month later. so frustrating

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

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OSUlaw11's picture

Do you mean ND? We didn't play Bama the year we lost to MSU. 

Don’t put all my eggs in one basket? Nice try, basket industry.

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BUCKfutter's picture

i mean when MSU played bama. and got housed.

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

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BeatMeechigun's picture

This makes it seem like we lost that game because of rain and not because of an offensive coordinator that left us recovering an onside kick to beat Indiana, sweating it out vs NIU, struggling vs Western Michigan and Minnesota, and looking pedestrian most of the game vs both Hawaii and Illinois.

Most talented roster in OSU history? Arguably yes.

But no where even close to an excellent season. Those who say MSU was a fluke were ignoring the warning signs that existed ALL year. Guys we were calling timeouts bc our OC couldn’t get play calls in. It was that bad.

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The Rill Dill's picture

Make no mistake, Urban allowed it.

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Brandon26841's picture

Off topic, but yeah, it's always funny to me how people talk about that 2015 team as if they were clearly the best in the nation / dominant. That team was pretty meh all season. I know you just listed all of the struggles but I went back again and looked at some box scores to jog my memory and geez...

Tied at the half with VT
Put up a whopping 363 yards against Hawaii 
Beat Northern Illinois by 7
Barely beat Indiana by 7
Tied with Maryland until late in the 3rd Q
One score game late in the 4th against Minnesota, 376 yards of offense

People have been ragging on Clemson all season but that 2015 team was worse. That should have been one of the more dominant teams in CFB history. 

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BuckIDave's picture

The Buckeyes may not put up 50 if a rematch happens, but a dome and turf will make it even tougher for the Badgers D. Speed disparity was clearly evident Saturday.

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Earle's picture

I don't think the Badgers need bulletin board material.  All they have to do is look at the film.

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MassiveAttack's picture

I'm sure they will burn it, like they did with the 59-0 film.

The Ohio State University - "Haters love us!" 
Baskin Robbins? Nah, Haskins Dobbins - KannonMic

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PhillyNut's picture

Yeah, they also have the Buckeyes playing "Jump Around" as motivation.  I mean, what team does not get thoroughly pissed off at not one but two schools because they played a song that the school thinks is only theirs to play and have done it since way back in 1998.  Hey, 21 years is steep tradition.

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

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Buckeye_Condor's picture

I like it because I think he was frustrated as a team leader. He knows he and his boys could've done more if given better conditions.

seems like hes playing and leading with a chip on his shoulder. I think that'll do wonders for this team not settling or getting too comfortable.

Connor Brown

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ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

^^^ This. Stay thirsty my friends

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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Youwinwithpeople's picture

I think it's just Fields coming from sec biased territory where his old team was constantly getting national press on a daily basis and now that he's in the B1G, feeling how it is on the other side of the fence. Also a bit of him realizing that lots of teams and conferences fear us making the CFP cut for what we can do to their narrative. Maybe that was why he piped up? I don't think it's too big a deal. I just hope he stays healthy after last Saturday.

"Because we couldn't go for three."

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DeuceOSU78's picture

^^This!^^. The only way Wisky makes it closer is if the revenge motive results in a cheap shot to take out Fields for speaking the truth.

DeuceOSU78

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Smitty516's picture

Thank goodness Bert still isn’t their coach, I respect Chryst...

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milhouse4588's picture

This is about as much trash talk/bulletin board material I'm comfortable with. Fact is, they are still our most likely opponent in the B10 Champ game. I don't want them to come in more pissed off and fired up as they already will be.

It's also a lose-lose for us. We stomp them again, so what? We win a close game, it hurts us. We lose, we're done.

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.

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Wargor's picture

Certainly could see them again, but Minnesota is going to have something to say about that, and could even lose head to head against Wisky and make it if they win the rest of them.  Yes, they've got three lose-able games out of the 4 in front of them, but It isn't hard at all to see them winning 2 of them and making it to indy.  They get PSU and Wisconsin at home.

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

That Minnesota game has "trap" written all over it for PSU.

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BuckeyeCrusdader's picture

How is an undeafeated team a trap game? 

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BuckeyeCrusdader's picture

They have a bye the week before and Indiana the week after... I don’t see anyway it’s a trap game. Indiana is the trap game for PSU.. but that’s a home game. 

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Smitty516's picture

Heck Indiana is quietly 6-2, and they could’ve beat Sparty to be 7-1...Penn State should win both but their going to have their hands full compared to us going into our game November 23, especially when we have Maryland and Rutgers...

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

What Zonabuck says above, but PSU is probably thinking of what a win in Columbus would look like for their playoff resume. Granted, they do have Indiana in-between, but it would not be surprising to see them head to Minneapolis looking ahead. 

I agree that a resurgent program playing at home should not be a trap game. I said this last year before the Purdue game, too.

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stantmann's picture

I agree with you (Evanston) and Zonabuck - It's Minnesota, that's how.

"When you're part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they'd do the same for you." Yogi Berra

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

We win a close game, it hurts us

Winning a close-game, in a rematch won't hurt us - just look at Oklahoma's rematch against Texas last year.

We lose, we're done

Not if that's our only loss, and assuming a competitive game. Wisconsin would still have 2 losses after all... It wouldn't be a reach to see the committee still picking OSU for the 4th slot.

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milhouse4588's picture

If things continue to trend the way they have been, a 1-loss, non-conf champ that isn't in the SEC isn't getting in. They would put a 1-loss Bama or LSU in over us, take Clemson, and take either of the other Conference champs in the fourth spot if they have 1-loss.

It would actually be BETTER for us to not make the B10 championship game because we lose a very close game to PSU or UM, instead of making it and losing to a team we beat by 31 points. You wouldn't be able to put us in over the team we just lost to (who is also B10 champ), and they won't be making the playoff with 2 losses if there are already four other teams with 1 loss (3 conference champs, and the other of LSU/Bama).

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.

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ohiowhitesnake's picture

I love it. He’s confident in his abilities and this team. Bulletin board stuff might work for teams who are evenly matched, but Ohio State is an elite team, Wisconsin is a good team. 

Man….. this football team.-Jeff Okudah 

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SnGinWV's picture

he's not wrong

Life long fan of... The!

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

In a world where anything can get twisted around, I see the chatter from this group as being humble and confident.  The "trouble" is that other people will say it's arrogance, which may just be a matter of perspective.

As long as they stay respectful of other teams, I don't have a problem with them telling it how it is - just keep backing it up.

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phantom66's picture

Wiscky is not likely to be the West team in the Championship game anyway.

EL Jr.

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BuckeyeCrusdader's picture

You really think Minnesota isn’t going to lose to both PSU and Wisconsin? Hell they might lose to Iowa too. Minnesota is, in the words of one Chase Winovich, “a mirage”

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

A loss to PSU won't hurt Minnesota's chances of making the B1G Championship Game

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

What if Wisconsin loses to Iowa?

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

What if Wisconsin loses to Iowa?

If that happens then Ferentz gets tenure for life and the B1G COY award trophy is officially renamed to the Kirk Ferentz Annual Coaching Award

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

If Lovie did it, the B1G GOAT can do it. 

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Hahaha! Nice...

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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Wargor's picture

We'll see about PSU.  Never be certain they can't Franklin something up.  

After that, I think Minnesota will have a chance against both Wisconsin and Iowa.  

Win two of three, and they are in.  Beat wisconsin and have wisconsin beat Iowa and they are in.  

And if that wasn't enough, both Wisconsin and Iowa have to take care of business in their other two conference games.  They'll be favored, but there are those 4 games to factor vs. Minnesota's one game against NW.  Purdue may be as inept as Northwestern, but Illinois can bite you, and it wouldn't be crazy for Nebraska to win one of those games.  I wouldn't bet on it, but I wouldn't be shocked either.

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Sloopy1976's picture

Badgers had won Paul Bunyan's Axe like 12 times in a row and last year's game was at Camp Randall. The Gophers boat raced the Badgers. This year Minnesota is better and gets the game at home in the Twin Cities...Minnesota has more than a punchers chance in that game. 

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Dstacify's picture

Tbf last year's Wisconsin team was QB'd by Alex Hornibrook and was probably the worst Wisconsin team in recent memory. This year's squad won't just lay down to the Gophers like that.

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Sloopy1976's picture

Agreed, but Minnesota is better too. And Coan doesn't light the world on fire either. 

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Dstacify's picture

Coan isn't great by any means but he's not Alex Hornibrook. Hornibrook struggled massively last year with basically the same team that Coan has around him now.

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cledaybuck's picture

We are talking about a team we just beat by 31 and the week before lost to Illinois.  Wisconsin isn't exactly an unstoppable killing machine this year.

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Buckfrombirth's picture

You're right, but it was cool to see them be an unstoppable killing machine against TTUN.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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Dstacify's picture

You mean like Jarvis Landry's ill-advised NE guarantee lol? In all honesty Fields doesn't really strike me as the in-your-face trash talking type (unlike Baker Mayfield who shits out bulletin board material for his opponents pretty much every week). He's more of a silent assassin who is laser-focused at his job and being the best that he can be. As long as that continues I don't mind him exuding confidence. It's a far cry from what has happened to Mayfield and the Browns this year.

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

I can't wait to play the Bengals, their fans love to act high and mighty for some reason even though they haven't won a game.

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Dstacify's picture

No acting high and mighty here. Our team wasn't expected to be good this year (as opposed to the Browns guaranteeing the Super Bowl all off-season). That doesn't change how much of a cocky little shit Mayfield is for someone who has accomplished very little in his NFL career so far.

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

You talk about the Browns more than the Browns fans on this board, it must suck to be that obsessed.  Did Baker bang your girl or something?  The flag plant thing was stupid, but good lord that's a long time to hold onto something so trivial.  Are you related to Hue?  Still mad he wouldn't give him a hug?  Concentrating on hating another team because you can't root for your own is a pretty sad existence.

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Smitty516's picture

As a Bengals fan that still has respect for Baker as a player, I’m not feeling high and mighty lol. I didn’t expect to be good, but also did not expect us to be competing with the Dolphins as the worst team in the NFL...

In regards to the OP, I have no problem with it because it is reality and I think Wisconsin knows it. I really don’t feel like he was even trash talking as much as speaking the truth about how the offense felt when it got rolling that Saturday. It won’t matter if we play them again, we have too much speed and athleticism for them even if it does give them “extra” motivation.

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

I said in the game thread that I thought Damon Arnette was borderline dirty they way he hits. I couldn't really expand upon that (it's a game thread and you're typing shit in fast), but I think Justin Fields, in this case, is borderline cocky. That said, I don't mind either. Arnette (along with Wade) gives the defense a nasty edge that they've lacked forever and Fields has the swagger of a guy who thinks and plays like every play should be a touchdown. I'll leave it up to the coaches to calm them down if they deem it appropriate. 

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

I think Justin Fields, in this case, is borderline cocky

That's actually a good thing for a QB.

I have no idea what you're talking about w/ Arnette being "dirty". Other than talking too much for my taste, I don't see him playing dirty

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Not being dirty, just playing a bit reckless form time to time by adding an additional push or hit (which he did early in the Wisky game), or hitting a bit high (also in the game).

I'll say it again, I don't mind it; it adds a wrinkle to this defense, especially in the way our DBs cover and play the run, that we haven't had in a while. While we're shutting teams down, we're getting in their heads. 

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Buckeyebull64's picture

The AV guy pretty much ramped the revenge factor up to 11 with jump around. I’m not a fan of saying those kind of things, but their still gunning for us either way 

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Zonabuck's picture

The question is - if you could’ve, then why didn’t you?  Don’t open yourself up to stuff like this, especially when coming off such a thorough dismantling of a very good team. Don’t have players making their case for Heismans, or for #1 rankings. Just go out week to week and execute against your opponent in the game time conditions. 
 

Go Bucks!

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AtlBuc's picture

The context of his comment was around the weather and its impact on scoring.

I have no doubt the team could have scored two more times against that defense in good weather.

This is about the most mild boast I've ever heard form a Heisman 'candidate.'  I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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buckz4evr's picture

Although I understand how people think he was being cocky and I even rolled my eyes when he said it, I think it was part of the of "we have a lot to improve on" weekly banter we hear from players. As you said, it has to be taken in the context conversation. He came across as cocky, but I don't think he meant to bash the Badgers.

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YoungBossBuckeye's picture

Although I certainly like confidence in my QB as it means he trusts the staff, the OL, and playmakers, I could've done without that comment. Having said that, although Wisconsin is a very good 9-10 win team, we are significantly better than them--in every aspect of the game. If we destroyed them in inclement weather, then we would smash them in a dome on a turf track. They are what they are. We have better athletes, more speed, more depth, a far superior culture with the brotherhood family dynamic, a lot of great leadership, and an elite coaching staff who knows how to utilize each guy. I'm blown away by this, but we don't have any weaknesses or potential liabilities. As long as we stay relatively healthy, don't turn the ball over, be disciplined/focused and don't beat ourselves with penalties, we should be just fine. We should go undefeated because although Penn State and TUN have good athletes, I think we are a serious migraine to gameplan for. Not only are we far and away the best team in the B1G, we may very well be the best team in the country.

Our objective is simple: to make the state of Ohio proud. 

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Canukbuck's picture

I have to agree YBB - like the confidence (within the walls of the Woody Centre), but what is made public turns a simple statement from confidence to arrogance ..... Quiet confidence is far more intimidating to an opponent, than making running one's mouth at them ..... I also wasn't a big fan of mocking the tradition of the Badgers with "Jump Around" (how would Buckeye Nation feel about having "Hang on Sloopy" played in another stadium, if we were getting waxed ??) .... Buckeyes are classier than that - hell, we're not _ichigan !! 

Play hard, keep a low profile, win every game and then celebrate, because at that time, you have earned the right to puff out the chest and remind folks that this is the best team in the country.  One slip up and all the talk is for not - focus on the task at hand, take a lesson from Chase Young (classy young man who has a quiet confidence and is team oriented) .....

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stlbuckeye15's picture

Couldn't agree more Canukbuck. I don't think Fields was intending on sounding arrogant, but instead stating that he believed had the conditions been better we could've scored more(and I agree with him especially after seeing some drops). I don't believe he meant any disrespect to Wisconsin, but it's going to be interpreted as a slight on their defense. I also agree with not needing to play "Jump Around." We may be in the minority but it's stuff like that and Baker Mayfield's flag planting and Clemson's band doing the 31-0 that create deep seated resentment that is just not necessary. There is a way to be a winner and have lots of confidence while still being respectful and classy. No need to cross the line. Just makes you look foolish if you lose and classless if you win.

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Ohiofoosball's picture

Wisconsin had a HUGE advantage playing OSU is a cold rainy mess. They would have NO SHOT playing OSU in a dome. None.

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SCarolinaBuckeye's picture

I have been worried about the seemingly slow starts, but the more I think about it the less worried I am.  It is likely that if two plays happen differently in the 1st quarter we may have put up 50 on them:

1.) Josh Meyer's snaps the ball early - Fields sacked on 2nd down for a 3rd and 16 (or so).

2.) Fields has the snap go through his hands on 3rd and 5 on a designed QB keeper in which he would have followed Dobbins as the lead blocker.  Not saying he would have gotten the first, but I wouldn't bet against it.  

These two plays were still in Buckeye territory but the momentum could have started to build on those drives instead of midway through the 2nd quarter.  Imagine if we scored a TD on one of those drives, it's at least 17-0 at the half and maybe worse.  50 sure seems attainable then.

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Triv's picture

 Not saying he would have gotten the first, but I wouldn't bet against it.

Unless he slipped, he gets a lot more than the first. The OL blocked that play beautifully and Fields would have been following Dobbins through a hole with just a safety to beat.

Also failed to mention that OSU would have easily hit 45 if we hadn't taken 2 knees to end the game.

0 issue with Fields saying this. In Indy this game ends something like 55-7

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

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Buckeye06's picture

Also, we need to realize that Day and co. are calling plays in the first quarter to get a read on the defense.  It is almost intentional.  Lots of coaches will script 15-20 plays and then figure out how they want to attack.  It could absolutely be a reason for some slow starts as we "figure things out" upstairs.

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O H Y O's picture

Day is calling plays in the first quarter to score, the 2nd quarter onslaughts have been his genius adjustments. Its not like his gameplan is to not score and just get a read. 

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BuckeyeCrusdader's picture

I don’t mind Fields saying it to the team or in the locker room... it’s just not something you say to the media.

I agree we will probably smack Wisconsin again if we see them in Indy, but crazier things have happened in CFB than if we lose a rematch. 

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JTstan16's picture

What he said was 100% factual. 

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Worthington Buck's picture

IMO extra motivation / "bulletin board material" in big time games is all garbage.  I think big time teams legitimately overlook games (Oklahoma - Kansas St prime example).  But if Wisconsin would need extra motivation for a Big Ten title rematch, they've already lost, no way our guys are letting an inferior team stand between them and the finish line if/ when they get to that point.

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LvilleBuck's picture

That's about as much "talk" as I like too, but you better back it up when the rubber hits the road. Nothing worse than a talker who can't back it up. 

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

Wisconsin was saying us playing a song from 1992 would be motivation in a rematch, so yeah, I'm not worried about Fields displaying confidence in his team. 

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All Ok Jumpmaster's picture

I don't like the talk at all.

I also didn't like having Teague eat up like 7 minutes of clock in the 4th and then not try to get him a score after all of that ask...that's twice now we have done that.

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JTstan16's picture

He said what he said & he’s absolutely right. You WANT your leader to be that confident... I assume Fields was kinda ticked off cause he could’ve played way better. A rematch in Indy would be like 55-10. 

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youra6's picture

Had this been Clemson saying "We should have beat them by 50"  3 years ago, this forum would have gone nuts. I'm not a fan of this talk either, but let the coaches worry about it and handle it. My 2 cents.

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Scuba_Steve's picture

You know it's been a great year when, after beating the #1 defense in the country 38-7, the biggest mistake the QB has made this year is a slightly cocky comment related to how the weather impacted their offensive output.  Remember folks - last year at this time, people were jumping out of 12th floor windows screaming "Purdue" as they hit the concrete.

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Dstacify's picture

We're OSU. Regardless of the circumstances we're going to get the best from every team no matter what. The only rare recent exception to that is last year's Game where the Skunk Weasels came into the Shoe exuding arrogance and left with their tails between their legs.

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BuckWylde's picture

They left with not only their tails between their legs, I'm pretty sure i saw Haskins' foot up in there as well!!!

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. -Adlai Stevenson, governor, US ambassador

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TurboNut's picture

I don't see anything wrong with it especially when it's true. If the coaches had a problem with it then I'm sure they have addressed it so I'm not worried. He's not cocky he's confident and there's nothing wrong with that in my book. 

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ShawneeBuck74's picture

It was in response to a question and I think he was just being honest. The weather and a couple of mistakes slowed them down. he wasn't trying to come out and be cocky, just honestly answer a reporters question. That's only 12 more points, anyway. They could have easily gotten that and Wisky already knows that. 

You win with people. 

And so forth...

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buckslan's picture

People will find anything to gripe and complain about.

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

Before Saturday it was "we will lose if it rains", now its "we shouldn't piss off the team we just beat by 30 because we may have to play them again".  It's actually pretty entertaining.

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BuckeyeIn NY's picture

All this talk about extra motivation is nonsense.  The media and fans make it a bigger deal than it is.  If you are a D1 athlete playing at a program like Wisconsin, and just got trounced by Ohio State, you do not need extra motivation if you play them again. It makes for a good story, but the realities are much different.   

Athletes are motivated to win, period.  Playing jump around or saying we could have scored 50 is not going to make the Wisconsin players more motivated, nor is it going to make them more athletic or faster.  All it does is make for another story if they actually did win the next game.  

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

A pissed off Taylor may rush for 60 yards next time, not sure how we could overcome a performance like that.

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buckeyenut74's picture

They could have. We were up 38-7 and pulled the starters with about 7 minutes to go. We definitely stopped trying to score, so I don’t think it’s anything other than him stating the obvious. I would also like to see the whole context of the question and answer as well. 

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

I was hoping for at least 42 just so Meyer could laugh at Leinart and Bush for questioning his score prediction before the game.

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Buck It's picture

After having your "#1 defense in America" gets it collective asses beaten up and down the field...if you need an opposing QB's comments to get you amped up for a rematch, then you have bigger issues to worry about. Wisky wants nothing to do with this team in a dome.

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BuckShotGinn's picture

I'm of the opinion, that pain made Fields more (justifiably) saltier than usual with his comments.  The leading with helmet hit he took to the back while already across the goal-line, may have made him less than charitable with his words.   It could have(should have) easily been a targeting call and a dirty play, imo.

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CTBuckeyeFan's picture

 It could have easily been a targeting call, imo.

They only call Targeting on OSU, never against them.

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

True story, I can't recall a time where we've ever been on the right-side of that call

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Byaaaahhh's picture

Yeah, I think it was an effect of some frustration with getting banged up and cuffing the offense afterwards. He wishes he could have been out there putting more on the board. 

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Yeah, I think it was an effect of some frustration with getting banged up and cuffing the offense afterwards.

It's been clinically proven that throwing touchdown passes alleviates lower-back pain

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rkylet83's picture

We put up 38 in a driving rainstorm where we couldn’t stretch the field vertically or horizontally like normal.  It’s not a “stretch” at all to say 50 points.  Should he say it?  Probably not.  I wouldn’t have done the “jump around” mock either.  No need to make it personal and give them more incentive to potentially take a cheap shot at us in Indy and change our season course.

I think it would take 3+ turnovers and some sort of schematic confusion success for them to stick with us in a dome.  

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rotsbu's picture

What was the context for Fields' comment?  In response to a leading question, total unprompted, etc.?

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Brandon26841's picture

I'm curious as well. I saw the quote a day or two ago and I thought "ugh" but context is pretty important here. 

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tbdbitlbuck's picture

The question was asked “Did the offensive performance against the #1 defense impress you? Was there anything your team did that you hadn’t seen?”

It was a really quick fly-by comment by Fields, just said “Not really, I thought we could have put up 50 if it wasn’t for the weather.”

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

It doesn't bother me as long as they get it done on the field.

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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OSU56's picture

Sounds like it's time for another "Jump Around"...….

Enjoying daily the back to back ttun beatdowns.

 

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Reuben's picture

Bulletin board material doesn’t make your linebackers run faster.

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lljjgg's picture

I watched that interview too, and I legitimately was not bothered by it at the time. He didn't seem at all like he was saying it from the perspective of someone trying to diss Wisconsin, but rather (as others in the thread have said) someone voicing the difficulties the weather presented them.

Let's be honest, they can also back it up. I'll start finding it annoying if they don't perform. But until they don't, I can understand their confidence.

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LCT's picture

I don't mind a little swagger as long as the on-field product backs it up.

And now some Site Stuff:

Why the DVs for OP? It's a good topic, it's football talk, it's clearly not a violation of the Comments Policy.

Can anyone enlighten here?

Lifetime vs. UM: L 9-1, C 8-0, T 5-0
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O H Y O's picture

Guess I'm just a good ol' boy but I don't particularly like the comment, and various other confident remarks he has made but does it really matter if we give Wisconsin bulletin board material. If these two teams faced off 100 times, I think Wisconsin maybe wins once. 

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kareemabduljacobb's picture

If we played them again, indoors on turf.. we will put up 50.

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GrandTheftHarley's picture

"It's not bragging if you can back it up." --- Muhammad Ali

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I think the "don't give them bulletin board material" thing went out the window when the powers that be played Jump Around in the stadium.  At least one player for them expressed displeasure about that.  Hell, what Fields said may get lost in the shuffle because of that.

I like the confidence.  That bulletin board material stuff is kind of overrated, anyway, IMO...you might think about that the first...5 minutes of the game...but once you get settled in, you're more worried about executing than anything else.

Class of 2010.

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DeuceOSU78's picture

Wisky band is planning to form script WISC to "Le Regiment" (and dot the i with a flute player) the next time we meet - that will really be a slap in the face!

DeuceOSU78

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oztintacius's picture

JF didn't feel like we met the standard and was honest about it. I have no issues with that.

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Buck-n-A's picture

meh, means nothing if Fields backs it up. Lots of legends are notorious trash talkers but they back it up.

Bears...Buckeyes... Battlestar Galactica.

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scarletgray's picture

He should be more concerned with ...........WHY WE DIDNT!

JDK

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FeedZeke420's picture

I mean he's right, we would have if fields stayed in and we ran the score up. The only way Wisconsin could beat this team is if we literally didn't show up, like the bus breaks down on the way to Indy. No bulletin board material is going to change that.

Go Bucks!

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scarletgray's picture

everyone likes the bravado when its one of our players.. 

Had Iowa said that last year or had Purdue played hang on sloopy yall would have lost your mind!

JDK

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teddyballgame's picture

I would have thanked them for their candor.  They didn't really have to say it though; we all knew our defense was whack

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bd2999's picture

Seemed like a true statement to me. Wasn't he answering a question?

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Port Richey Buckeye's picture

He's being generous I was thinking more like 70.

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Longtoothbuck's picture

Ok, he said it, so be prepared to do it.  OSU DOMINATED UCLA in a 1975 regular season game, went undefeated and got their butts handed to them by UCLA in the 76 Rose Bowl.

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Smitty516's picture

As much as I love and respect those Woody and Archie teams and what they did, I think we have too much of a speed and talent advantage over Wisconsin. Further, I think that’s where having NFL experience with Day and Hafley will be beneficial as they have experience playing multiple teams twice and knowing how to adjust to the adjustments Wisconsin will inevitably make. Woody was great, but also one dimensional and predictable. 
I think it might have been Bucknuts Dan Rubin that made a point that I totally agreed with going into the game, and that was Ohio State has the size, strength and depth to take the pounding Wisconsin gets away with against other teams and then we take over with our overall talent and speed advantage. I honestly don’t know how many adjustments Wisconsin can actually make with how their team is built. The only way Wisconsin has a chance is if Ohio State is completely burnt out from playing Penn State and ttun in the two weeks prior, which does have me a little nervous...

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Ortonhallalumni's picture

We will under vastly better conditions if they make it to the game.

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Tresselball4life's picture

Justin was stating the obvious.  Due to the heavy rain.  Ohio State took a run more approach vs passing.  

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Buckeye419er's picture

In other years I would have hated this. This year is like saying I made my 5 year old daughter mad by telling her she couldn't have candy before bedtime. That's about how worried I am that this team will have to face anyone not named LSU, Alabama, or Clemson. Bulletin board material is meaningless against our remaining competition. 

We have 3 different players being talked about in Heisman canidate talks. Three! And you're worried about bulletin board material. Oh lord. 

There can be only one

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ellspar's picture

I like the fact that they commented they should so better, gives them something to work on. Don't be satisfied, stay thirsty

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

It's called telling the truth, or at least giving an honest opinion. I don't have a problem with it at all. I think it's exactly like Dabos comment after 31-0, because I saw that result (maybe not the shut out, but definitely a resounding loss) coming a mile away also.  It hurt a lot of feelings around here, but it was the truth/honest opinion.  

The only downside is backing it up moving forward.  I imagine he's already had a conversation with Day and probably some of the team captains about bringing it down a bit, especially as the PSU/TTUN games approach.  

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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