Glad that Jaelen Gill is getting important reps with the scout team.
Texas Christian is in a similar boat as Ohio State. They have looked good against interior opponents.
We'll see what both sides are made of on Saturday!
I'd hardly say that Oregon State (West Coast) and Rutgers (East Coast) are interior opponents. TCU, on the other hand...
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I just take a more global view of things :)
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No problem, Chad, inferior or interior is superior to posterior.
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TCU looked good but their QB, at least in the passing game, did not put up particularly great numbers and accuracy is a major issue for him. Not sure those teams were able to do anything about that.
For as strongly the whole "OSU hasn't played anyone" narrative is being pushed, why is the same not being said about TCU? SMU might be the worst D1 team this season (got smoked by frickin North Texas) and wtf is a Southern?
Wonder I'd they' e ever considered letting the second team run these plays in their mop up duty?
At the very least it would make for some interesting film for future teams. Isn't the line about making the next team have more to practice for regularly used?
Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!
Glad that OSU has players who can do that.
Last year, when UCF was prepping to play Navy, head coach Scott Frost filled the scout team QB roll to run the triple option.
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So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
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Team first attitude. Hopefully we see it pay off Saturday.
Was almost positive Martell would be a prima donna. I like being wrong on that one.
"Because we couldn't go for three"
Agreed, he seemed to be a little too flashy for me before arriving, but the kid is a worker. I don't mind a little bit of self confidence as long as you are going to do the work to back it up, and he really has.
They maybe fast but their D is meant to stop a finesse Big 12 Chuck and duck spreads. Those 236 and 242 lb starting DEs are gonna get driven back, those 206,212 and 220 lb starting LBs are gonna get crushed, that 183 lb safety will be fine vs the pass but you need an extra guy in the box vs OSU. It better not be him or that 169 lb CB or body bags may be needed. Run the ball down hill majority of the game then hit em over the top a couple times. We may score 50 plus, again!
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I think you hit the nail on the head, because as fast as their 240lb DEs may be, I'd bet our 260-270lb DEs are just as fast. Same for their LBs and I'd bet dollars to donuts if they've got a 170lb corner he's not nearly as fast as Kendall Sheffield, who by the way happens to be about 25lbs heavier than that.
I don't think they're built to bang against our playmakers at all.
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Some of Those players I listed would be considered small for their position even in 6A Texas High School football. That safety and biggest LB would be fine
And those small, fast DE’s RunEddie and I mentioned, their speed going backwards will be the only thing noted as OT’s, pulling guards/center and RB’s as lead blockers lock onto them and drive them backwards.
I mean, our two starting quality RBs out-size their LBs by a pretty large margin. I can't see how this ends well for the TCU defense.
TCU's biggest DE, LJ Collier, goes about 275. He didn't play in the first two games but it sounds like he will be back for Ohio St. He's very physical (had a play in the Alamo Bowl where he knocked a Stanford tackle on his back on his way to the QB). Summers (about 240 lbs.) will probably split time between LB and DE. TCU's biggest problem on the D line is that their best tackle, Ross Blacklock (6' 4", 330 and a stud) was lost for the year and they have gotten virtually no production from his replacements the first two games.
I don't know if TCU's front 6 can hold against OSU. OSU's offense is awesome. But I think people are making too much out of the size difference.
How lucky is tOSU? Their scout team QB is better than the QB he's imitating.
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I was thinking the exact same thing haha
I never really realized how small their defense is. Our OL should absolutely run them out of town.
I think RPOs and the play action deep ball (to Dixon or McLaurin) will be tough for TCU to stop as the game wears on.
I know the TCU banter (by some) is that OSU is a fat, slow Big 10 team yet that is the opposite of how the OSU offense is designed and executed this year. If TCU stays in 4-2-5 defense to defend the pass without bringing DBs into the box - I will take the offense churning out a big day on the ground. If the commitment is to stop the run first and force Haskins to throw, I trust his quick reads and precision passing outside the numbers and over the top.
No disrespect to TCU, but I think the Buckeyes offense is successful on Saturday and bring a very balanced attack (200 yd rushing, 300 yd passing).
Note: I think TCU is also rather successful on offense....that's why I am thinking this game is a relative shootout. 52-35 Buckeyes win.