Enjoying the Texas connection coverage this week.
Ohio State under UFM has done well in the Lone Star State...the aforementioned Buckeyes above, Dontre Wilson, Meech (still at it), some kid named Barrett...
I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...
Thank God these gentlemen opted for Ohio State instead.
"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."
Definitely a big blessing.
Hot Take - One of my favorite guys to come out of Texas.
Just another chance to impress in front of family and friends that wouldn't normally make it to games.
Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!
It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.
Meech is da man
OSU is 2-0 overall playing at AT&T Stadium. And I expect many from Buckeye Nation to travel for this one. Let's make Jerryworld our Shoe away from home shall we?
I'll be there. CAN'T WAIT!
GO BUCKS!!! *ichigan sucks!!!
I'm one of them!
Seeing Buckeye colors flying already around town.
Scott in Tx
Fun fact; TCU QB Shawn Robinson is from the same high school, Desoto,as former Buckeye Dontre Wilson.
The only hard day was yesterday
OSU is getting a limited number of tickets for recruits, but can't have contact at the game. I also expect Day and Hartline to take a jersey-clad Baldwin to the Friday games of Wilson and Higgins.
Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Those schools are about 4 hours south - I'd expect the coaches to be closer to the team than that.
It's about half that on I-35 and it's no different than coaches attending Friday night games in Columbus.
"It was just a big blessing from God," Knox said.
Safe bet here, any kid that we wanted to have that is from Texas TCU probably wanted, and would've taken if they declared for them.
Anything that adds a little extra juice and motivation is a-ok by me.
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
This is like the opposite of how these stories usually go. "They never even offered me so I'm looking forward to beating them". By all accounts TCU was all over these guys and just missed out on them to OSU.
You already know that's going to be all over the place when we play Minnesota this year because of Mr. Winfield.
This is the game where we find out who can do what. We will know what players and what plays the coaches really have confidence in. I would love to see this defense continue to make progress but I don't think that will be the case.
If we win this game, it will be because we simply outscore them, and I think that's what we will do. On Sunday, we will be singing the praises of the offense and bemoaning the defense.
Let's hope the continued healing of Fuller and Borland help solidify the number of defensive lapses.
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Montana Silver Bullet
I know it was Rutgers but the defense gave up less than 150 total yards of offense last week. I expect TCU to find some offensive success but I don't really think this game will be a shootout going against a defensive-minded coach like Patterson. Having Fuller and Borland back in the lineup will help but so will having guys like Shaun Wade slowly getting an increased amount of snaps at Nickel and possibly even safety.
If we win this game, it will be because we simply outscore them
Pretty sound logic if you ask me...
Taj, not sure about that, but might be correct.
But I am sure the inverse is true, i.e. if we do not outscore them we will not win!!!
Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!
You might just be on to something!
If by "continue to progress" you mean we hold TCU to fewer than 150 yards, I agree we probably won't see much progress vs the Rutgers game. But I think the defense will continue to improve and we will see it on Saturday. This meme that our D is terrible because they were excited and out of position a few times in the first game of the season is getting ridiculous. Almost as bad as the "Martell can't pass, I seen't the spring game!" one.
TCU has a good offense so I think they might hit a home run or two but I really don't think they will be marching up and down the field on us with any regularity.
May all of the Buckeyes native to Texas have a career game this weekend.
Yep, may they put on big shows in front of family and friends!!!
TCU wanted them. OSU got them. Why we are underrated at #4 and they are at their ceiling at #15/16, whatever. If they beat the spread and lose, they will move up and we will move down. We are better manned and better coached (taking nothing away from their fine program). Even if we don't put a "Rutgers" on them, we will dominate most of the game and win comfortably, and It. Won't. Be. A. Shootout.
a couple fine young men featured in this piece.
At last, Kerry had cracked open his first Red Bull with an impatient delight. And the rest, as they say, was history.
Very nice article, fun to hear how the Texas Buckeyes have each other if they ever felt homesick.
I really hope Okudah records his first career INT this weekend. Would be poetic for that to happen in his home state.
Last year in the Cotton Bowl, the Buckeyes from Texas on defense had a big showing, but for the Texan contingent on offense, it was tough sledding. Dobbins rushed 13 times for 39 yards. The OL had trouble with USC's formations.
I expect that Dobbins and Meechy are ready to put on a big show this time around!
TCU basically has a 5 star player in freshman Justin Rogers. They dropped him to 4 stars when he injured his knee in the first game of the season 1 game his senior year. Coming in behind him is highly thought of 4 star QB Max Dugan out of Iowa .
I used to be sorta pissed Ohio State especially comes into and absquatulates with our home grown talent, but now I understand——when you start getting real good, like OSU has been for years, you go where the talent is.
You now see TCU recruiting in California, Washington State, Iowa and especially Louisiana. Not in Ohio, yet.
Eventually TCU will get more 4 and even some 5 star players. Many 5 star players fade into obscurity in a program that is hoarded by many of the 5 star players. The chance to shine in the starlight for OSU , go to the NFL, et.al. is too much for a youngin to pass up.
I welcome these players to go to TCU and be part of what is one of the top programs in the country.
Saturday, yes, OSU, whom I like and am now following them, will likely win, but for College Footballs sake, I hope it’s a close game. This is only a game, and it’s only one game.
There's a future word of the day . . . absquatulate.
Of course, we won't see either Justin Rogers or Max Duggan this Saturday, but it does look like TCU has recently landed a couple of elite QB recruits.
I'm not sure that TCU will start consistently landing 4- and 5-star players at various other positions, but I applaud your optimism. TCU has, what, about 10,000 total enrollment? Prior to Gary Patterson's arrival in 2000, TCU hadn't finished a season ranked in the top 25 in 42 years! Since then, Gary Patterson has guided them to 12 top 25 teams in 18 seasons. Patterson, who is a future Hall of Fame coach, has achieved this unprecedented level of success - by TCU's historical standards - without ever, up to this point, landing top 10 ranked recruiting classes. When their 2018 class was ranked as the 21st/25th best class by 247, after landing Rogers, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram speculated that "TCU’s recruiting class could be the best in school history."
I read that TCU was a top brand.
confusing on how we landed these players
OSU has had a great time in Texas over the years.
2014 National Championship win, Cotton Bowl vs USC last year, Cotton Bowl many years back vs Texas A&M, Alamo Bowl vs Oklahoma State, won at #2 Texas in 2006. Saturday should be no different.
Class of 2010.