Cooper, Hamilton and Harrison

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Dstacify's picture

Now we know there is at least one guy named Jon Cooper who can actually perform against TTUN lol.

11 Strong.

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BuckWylde's picture

Great play on words about great play on the field!

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

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southbay's picture

Undoubtedly one of the reasons Coach Cooper was hired was that his Arizona State Sun Devils upset Michigan (with some guy named Harbaugh at QB) in the Rose Bowl. So ironic how that worked out.

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Byaaaahhh's picture

He also gifted us with some great reaction faces lol. (Also, not a facemask penalty)

Gonna be using this for any blazing hot takes I see in the future.  

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BuckeyeFan150's picture

Best game all year outta all 3. Love it. 

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Yep, Columbus represented well but so did a lot of other players too. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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PhillyNut's picture

Trusting all three return next year. 

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

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ToTheHouse's picture

Agree.

I'd be happy for next Sat., then...

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ShawneeBuck74's picture

All three raised their game.  Thanks for recognizing them. They just destroyed TTUN. 

You win with people. 

And so forth...

9 Units Strong!

 

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fishleehooker's picture

Big time.  I really noticed Cooper more than ever and had been expecting him to push Young for time before Nick left. Then I wondered why he wasn't flashing more when given the opportunity. Until now. He looked great yesterday.  

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SpaceBuckeye's picture

Let's not forget about Tuf. We have been giving him shit all year (I've been hard on him), but he really stepped up as well. He is made to play against traditional offenses, struggles against the spread but he played lights out.

Those who say they can and those who say they can't are both right. Which one are you?

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Q's picture

Tuf played pretty well, but there was also a wide open TD before half that was 100% on him being completely lost for no reason in man coverage

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BuckeyeCrusdader's picture

Maybe he thought to himself "I run a 4.9 forty, there's no way my coaches would be dumb enough to scheme for me to cover a 4.5 guy man to man"

That's my only issue with Tuf, great in the box LB and actually isn't terrible covering slower TEs, but outside of a 5-10yard area he has no top end speed whatsoever.

Good OCs will make sure he is M-2-M on their RB in coverage on 1st or 2nd down at least a few times per game. If Dobbins and Weber had more experience tracking deeper passes we would've had some hits on those on saturday.

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Q's picture

I understand he isn't an elite athlete, but the scheme blaming around here is just weak to me.

It does not take an elite straight line speed athlete to cover a RB flat route.  His eyes were not in the correct place and he turned his hips the complete opposite direction for absolutely no reason, as if he either did not get the playcall correctly or thought the RB would stay in to block without actually looking at him to see if that were the case.

That play reminded me of the long scramble that McSorley had against the Buckeyes where he was the spy man and turned his back to cover a receiver and ignored his responsibility.  Again, maybe he shouldn't have been the guy to spy the QB but at the end of the day you have to do your job.

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buckbornbred's picture

Not only that, but he filled the wrong hole and let their fullback go right by him for a score in the second half.

He certainly played a little better than usual (partly due to Michigan's traditional offense), but he didn't play well. Werner was much worse like usual.

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216ToThe614's picture

Harrison missed his gap on that play, Tuf was on the other side and actually got penetration into the backfield.

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
WB

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216ToThe614's picture

That TD was not his fault. Brendon White was covering/accounting for the RB in the backfield and was totally fooled on that play.

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
WB

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Cincity Buck's picture

Harrison has been on the verge of breaking out for awhile and he picked a great time to do it. Hamilton was very impressive yesterday.  Hopefully, all 3 build on that performance.

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ShawneeBuck74's picture

He played within himself. Disciplined.  His problem has been he is often out of position.  However, he’s a freak athlete. Now he knows if he simply does his assigned job he will be dominant.

You win with people. 

And so forth...

9 Units Strong!

 

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tekk69's picture

This is why NO ONE should be dismayed about us recruiting 3-star OHIO KIDS to play at tOSU!  I firmly believe a 3-star kid from Ohio will (usually) play like a 4-star (eventually maybe in his 3rd or 4th year) due to the pride of playing for Ohio St.  It's culturally part of their DNA and fulfills a lifelong dream that most will never take for granted

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buckbornbred's picture

Cooper looked pretty active. He's undersized for a DE, so I'm pleased with his development.

Hamilton played the best game of his career. He needs to play with more fire, as he did against Michigan.

Harrison had his best game as a Buckeye. However, he's still a work in progress. He is better now, and certainly has more upside, than Borland.

Werner did not play well, and did not even grade out as a "champion."

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RK84's picture

Yep and the kids from Cali, Maryland, Michigan, and Texas all played lights out too. It just means wins.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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RK84's picture

Just a kid from Akron...

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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