RT @thatcher_craig: 61 days till Ohio State football shines in The Shoe! pic.twitter.com/hXoX2cXMse #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes #OSU
— The Buckeye Nut (@TheBuckeyeNut) February 10, 2014
Can't wait to see the newbies and the next guys up that we didn't get to see last year due to injuries and redshirts.....
Would you please stop repetitively spamming the board with the same tweets?
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My bad. I got a little carried away. I will control the tweeting the same message across the message boards.
How about killing it altogether? You have eight C&P tweets in today's skull session alone.
I already have a twitter feed, I don't need a second one.
Sorry, I like stuff like that but obviously others don't so I will tone it way down
For the record when I said 'kill it altogether' that was a bit hyperbolic.
If you come across something that is new information and more importantly relevant to the topic of the thread then by all means post it, but random tweets from everyone on random Buckeye or sports tangents gets old fast.
It's alright to embed tweets in comments, but like others have said it's best not to overdo it.
If there are several tweets you want to let other people know about, it's better to contain them all to one comment than to leave a bunch of comments in a row. If there's more than one tweet you want to reference, you should probably embed one and link to the rest.
Most important is adding your own thoughts when referencing tweets. We love to see Dubbers' commentary in comments!
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I tried doing them all in one but it would just post one on top of the other. Or I couldn't get a new type box to show up to allow me to put in another embed code. I'm new to embedding and sorta just figuring it out
What I mean is that you should embed a maximum of one and hyperlink the rest. For example, taking Vico's Twitter feed:
#B1G RT @TheOnion: In Focus: Supreme Court Cock-Blocks Iowa Man http://t.co/8wBIEI7Zex
— Vico (@ourhonordefend) February 10, 2014
There's one tweet embedded. If you want to reference other tweets, hyperlink them like this.
Thanks for the help. Others went straight to the downvote lol. Is there a button for hyperlinking????
Moderation in all things, young grasshopper.
I did go back and add comments to most of the tweets. Hopefully that curbs the massive downvoting. Doubt it though bc I obviously made some people angry. Just won't do that again I can guarantee lol
Here's an upvote for your efforts. I'll admit that before I read your comments here, I was convinced you were a serial thread-spammer. Glad you took the message the community sent. Sharing Tweets is great, particularly since several members openly avoid Twitter. Posting 12 Tweets in a single thread without commentary - and sharing the same Tweet in six or seven threads - just looks like spamming. Sounds like you're back on the straight and narrow now, though, so all's well that ends well.
You are about the only person. I seriously lost like 50 helmet stickers. it will only get worse too bc the text I went back and added is now faded bc of the negative stickers. lol I put myself in a serious hole today
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I've spotted you a couple as encouragement.
And I have spotted you some right back lol. I definitely did learn. The people of 11w spoke loud and clear
Didn't mean to cause a tidal wave of DVs for you B4L. I'll give you a few upvotes here for taking this in stride and not flying off the handle like some members have in the past.
It's fine man lol. It's like a pack mentality thing haha. I will not post another tweet without a comment attached
Like moi. (I am a non-tweeter)
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Great article. I'm wondering whether Samuel's 4.36 40 was laser timed.
His 4.36 was at the opening on ESecPN. I don't know how they time it but it's what they use on the player's page.
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I love how Urban is never satisfied.
Definitely getting rid of that tweet before it hits -10....my bad guys on the tweets it will come to a halt I promise. The downvotes were noted and message got across
I would also like to see some size at the offensive skill positions that can create physical mismatches mixed in with all this offensive speed. Hopefully Jeff Greene will be able to provide some of that.
Noah Brown can help with that too and Marcus Baugh if he stays and gets out of Meyer's doghouse for his stupid mistakes this past year
I really hope we use Jeff Greene's size to create mis-matches like TTUN did with Funchess. It's all good to have a power running game the way we did with El Guapo but teams found a way to show base coverage and sneak 2 extra guys towards the run once Braxton or Herman made the decision. Really need to start opening up the playbook and invent some creative ways to get Dontre and the speedsters the ball in space much like how St. Louis used Tavon Austin this past year in the NFL and how Percy Harvin was used at Seattle albeit sparingly this past year bc of injuries
I thought Bama looked big and slow against OU. In reality I think the most important thing to the SEC wins and MSU/FSU's to some degree is having a punishing/demoralizing D, a solid run game and a semblence of a passing game. I beleive we are on pace to get there.
Or watch the replay of the Auburn kick return against Alabama that won the game.
Heh, Auburn had their return team on the field (DBs, LBs, WRs, RBs, TEs) just in case it was short. Bama had their field goal team out, 7 OL, 2TE, holder, Kicker.
The delta in speed was a function of the position players on the field. Not recruiting or overall team speed.
@CC --- "... having a punishing/demoralizing D ..."
Buy this fan a beer! ;-)
Im starting to think speed can only get you so far on defense. We have been horrendous at over-running plays, missing tackles, and being completely lost on assignments, specifically in the secondary and this is against B1G offenses, including the lackluster O's of Michigan and Michigan State. In searching for the main issue on defense, I think it really does come down to strategy and from there teaching sound technique to work within that scheme. We have speed all over the field, but if we can't get the mental parts of the game down, being fast won't matter, as we have seen this past season, particularly late in the year.
Agreed. Hopefully we can get some of our defensive woes addressed. If we simply become average in our defensive backfield it will be an improvement.
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Having dynamic, fast athletes is a necessary but insufficient requirement of an elite defense. A defense can be good to very good without having many fast athletes, while a defense loaded with fast athletes can be porous if plays unsoundly. But an elite defense will be stocked with athletes AND will play good sound fundamental football.
I think it really does come down to strategy and from there teaching sound technique to work within that scheme
I agree FROMTHE18, and now that we have coaches like Larry Johnson and Chris Ash in the mix, those fundamentals will not be ignored. Hopefully Fickell can focus on mostly coaching up the LBrs now that Ash is here to help with scheme and playcalling.
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Think "downhill" and "team pursuit to the ball" when you visualize "UFM Speed Ball"
Really like Curtis Samuel; it was clear that he was a top priority for Urban during the last recruiting cycle.
We are bringing in the speed, now it is up to the staff to get everyone in top shape and get them playing at a National Championship-caliber level.
And remember to 'engage their brains'
I love that he's bringing in guys with the capability to make instant impact whether that be actually playing or simply competing to make the two deep on a consistent basis. We need playmakers on both sides of the ball and he keeps bringing them in.
With Ash on board - Urban focusing on defense more this off-season - the crop of STUDS coming in - I have a feeling we will be much stronger this year defensively.
Focusing on Penn State !!
It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.
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Definately seems like we have more LBs to push for playing time this year.
Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.
Agreed FG - it'll be a nice problem to have
The defensive line depth we have is ridiculous holy crap
I know its not the same but when I recruit on NCAA I would try to get the fastest guy. With speed you can be in positions that no one else can. Hopefully with the new coaching they will use fundamentals to make the tackles and not over pursue the plays.
I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.
I'm of the same mindset. I recruit speed at skill positions more than anything else in that game. In real life I enjoy a skill set along with the speed but as long as they can catch, block, and make smart plays then the faster the better
Building an SEC north team?
They act like tOSU has never had talent or good teams before when it's the 3rd biggest NFL producing school ever. If what we've seen is building an 'SEC north' defense, whatever an SEC north team or defense is, than I and many don't want it.
And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!
When he was hired he finshed the class with some top DL recruits and I believe that unit was #2 in the country in sacks last year... The LBs & DBs playing last 2 years were not his recruits. I would say that so far the players he has recruited have been very good.
That makes absolutely no sense. He took over UF, Utah, and Bowling Green with other peoples' recruits and had solid D.
That doesn't mean they weren't better than what he was left with on the field and in the staff when he came to tOSU. A holier than though approach will get the team no where fast. Yes I agree that tOSU has had some great teams and great talent over the years but lately it's been spotty at best. Urban is building a team, not a couple positions. That's the difference from what I can tell between teams in the BIG and teams in the SEC.
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I dislike that SEC up North moniker. We are The Ohio State University and we are second place to no one yet alone a whole conference. We will one day soon be unquestionably number one again. O-H!!!
Absolutely agree with you on the unneeded SEC North statement, OSU and the B1G have had speed before and Urban is just changing the dynamics to where it is more of a priority than in recent years
"I’m sure having the fasted team in college football at Ohio State is a goal, and they’re getting there”
So they were being literal when talking about being a hungry team???
Football is complicated...
This is part of Meyer's strategy to defeat Michigan every year. We just give them all our food on Friday's and Saturday mornings. Unfortunately, Brady Hoke takes all of his own player's food 7 days a week, so they are more fasted and hungry than we can ever be. That's how they nearly beat us this past year.
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Ahhh okay, that also explains the 'feed me' thing Gardner and Robinson used to always do -- It wasn't a celebration, it was a cry for help!
UFB knows recruiting, he probably considers it to be the most important play in football...well just behind punting of course.
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Tress's most important play is the punt, Meyer's is blocking the punt.
“As long as you're keeping score, we’re going to try to win. I’m disappointed we weren’t the No. 1 class in the country, and our staff knows we’re disappointed about that.”
No mention of a reduced scholarship excuse. Urban not only always has guns blazing, he has them blazing Rambo style.
As for the SEC speed myth, I remember the early stages of this when we played UF in the title game. There was a chart posting overall 40 times top to bottom, and we had a faster team. Now that example isnt the best, in that we got smoked, but its more to the style of play...not individuals sprint times. They were not playing road grating, ground and pound, football...they were ahead of the curve in the spread em out and get the ball to speedy players on the edge. Back in the olden days, I used to love to travel down south and talk smack that SEC football was nothing more than a bunch of thugs running fly routes. Anyhow, I get very burnt out on the SEC speed thing, like only the SEC schools have fast players...not it at all, nor even close to true. Conversely, I do enjoy Urban Meyers 1 man mission to destroy them at their own game. Urban is assembling the most dynamic playmakers to where we can adapt and shred to any style, condition, advantage that we can possibly face. World domination is near...
I love your analogy Chief. But I see Urban more of a smooth killer, like a young Clint Eastwood, a la "The Outlaw Josey Wales." Rambo was a little nutso. Josey Wales(Clint Eastwood) would steal your girlfriend, and you'd be OK it.
"If you're not changing, you're falling behind."
The SEC Speed thing has been way overblown. Who's any faster than Oregon or USC? Texas has great speed. Alabama isn't now and during it's Championship Run never had a plethora of speed, neither did LSU and is Georgia going to frighten anyone with it's speed. It's all about scheme and putting your players in the position to do what they do best. The Oakland Raiders for years always drafted the fastest players at the NFL Combine, because Al Davis coveted speed, how's that working out now?
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I agree that the SEC speeeeed thing has been overblown - in the sense that SEC teams weren't way faster, or even a little faster, compared to some non-SEC teams.
That said, I'm not sure your examples hold up well. Every team in the NFL is loaded with speed. Rarely do slow guys with a "high football IQ" make it in the NFL. That the Raiders would draft a "track guy" every so often doesn't mean that they had a relatively fast team overall compared to other NFL teams.
Conversely, Bama and LSU are relatively fast teams compared to typical college teams. Maybe they're not one of top 3 fastest (who knows?), but you're underselling how fast they are. When they're competing for national championships, though, they combine speed with dominant line play (which was absent for Bama in 2013 and has been the last two years for LSU).
And if good-to-elite speed is not as ubiquitous in the college game, maybe that makes it even more important for a program to stockpile dynamic, fast athletes.Take Ted Ginn, for example. As a college player, he ran mediocre routes and was never confused with being a "well rounded" player, yet he dominated college football on pure speed and athleticism alone.
LSU actually is a speed based team, and it usually results in a loss to the more plodding Alabama style. IMO, its best to have a combination of both to use when necessary. I feel the future of OSU football looks somewhat like an Oregon offense and an Alabama/LSU/Auburn defense. We will see this materialize in the next couple of years and consistently be in the top 5 on both offense and defense.
@Cinserious --- what I see UFM doing is taking our tradition of power smash-mouth ball and getting all the players grooved into "4-5 seconds of maximum, angry effort." Coupled with enough studs to platoon everywhere except QB and kicker-dudes, we can overwhelm 99% of the teams with fresh legs. I LOVE it.
Here's to hoping the offensive play calling gets more confident in using the increased speed. I felt last year, that Dontre was under utilized and stretching the field with our wr's wasn't tried enough.
It was hard to give Wilson more carries when you have Miller, Hyde, and Brown being so effective.
You can say that again!
I'm kinda getting tired of everything we do somehow being tied in with the SEC and Florida.
At least you're in SEC country LOL. Here in Washington State people say things like "It's great that you got that coach from Florida". Aaaarrggggghhhh. He's always been a Buckeye, dammit. :)
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Not being a nitpicker, but there are a LOT of spelling and grammar errors in this article, e.g. "fasted team".
Maybe it was an autotext issue?
I'm so pumped that we're building an SEC defense and not a Buckeye defense. The best SEC defense gave up 400-something rushing yards to a slow, one-dimensional, mediocre FCS school, and the second best SEC defense surrendered 45 points to the worst Oklahoma offense in 20+ years.