I saw the same thing. Don't know for certain it was all Borland, but the DL wasn't filling the gaps like normal. I wondered if it wasn't something they were doing to disguise what they'd be doing against Wisky. If they don't play better against them, Taylor will tear the Bucks apart. I thought the OL didn't play as well as normal either. Maybe not having Mumford was a bigger deal than I thought it would be. Dobbins had a bunch of 1 or 2 yard runs. The Offense ran the ball 34 times for 275 yards and about 200 were on 3 runs. 31 runs for 75 yards is a problem. Next week needs to be a much better performance.
Used to be there were s few bad calls in the league every weekend. Now, there are numerous bad calls in every game. I can't believe the refs have become physically worse doing their jobs though. I believe the issue is the rules and the changes that have been made in the past 3 or 4 years. More and more situations are being covered by subjective interpretations of vague, contrived rules. Each referee's interpretation is different and it changes over time. This is subject to review and that isn't. Who knows what is and isn't and why? Referees make calls and expect replay to fix it. Holding is allowed to some extent on every play and then gets to the point where it magically be called. Receivers are not to be touched after 5 yards but then are mugged, and sometimes it's called and sometimes it isn't. Try to figure out what roughing the passer is or isn't? I don't see how coaches and players know what they can do and what they can't. It has become almost unwatchable at times.
Chic, Every time I see that sick yellow striped thing on their heads, I have that same recurring 1969 nightmare. The best team doesn't always win.
After watching some of the slugs playing backup quarterback in the NFL this year, I have a hard time believing Cardle or JT can't catch on with a team. And Braxton and Terrelle Pryor aren't good enough to catch passes? In fact, Green Bay looked like they could have used some pass or punt catchers last night. I don't get it.
I'm guessing he'll say LSU. That's the school that gave him the chance to play. We'll remember where he came from, an Ohio boy. As for me.that's all that really matters.
No matter what situation I run into in life, there seems to be a Seinfeld episode that applies in someway.
I think, at the end of the day, if success in the NFL is the measure, Joe Burrow may turn out to be the best ever from Ohio State. He reminds me a lot of a certain quarterback from that team up north that has gone on to some success in the NFL.
I'm sure he has George Costanza's support!
Washington doesn't want Haskins? We'll take him in Cleveland!
Seems like every time MSU hits a pass over the middle, I see Borland or Werner running behind?
What a cluster f....If these are the 14th and 19th best teams in the country.......its this kind of football that gives the Big 10 a black eye.
I still can't believe those Buckeye teams lost 9 games. I can only think of one (Clemson) they should have lost because they weren't the best team.
No doubt we've had great centers in the past (hence Center U) and Myers is only a red shirt soph, but by the time he's finished and off the the NFL, I think he may be the best ever here. Left tackle get the pub and the big money, but for my money, centers are the critical position on the line. They need to be really good linemen technically and physically, and really smart to handle the calls and blocking assignments for the rest of the line. Offenses go nowhere without a good center.
Love Josh Myers. I've been trying to pay special attention to his play. He may be the best OSU center, ever, at least until Harry Miller gets a chance. OSU is DEFINITELY Center U.
Urban is a psych major. He is using the mindset used by golfers in match play. Always expect your opponent to make that long putt or chip shot. Expecting your opponent to screw up and give you the hole because your are in a strong position is a sure way to lose a match in the long run. The thing to do is expect your opponent to be good and then crush them.
I can't find anything about Dinich on line that leads me to believe she knows anything about football. How she got to such an influential position makes me wonder. And $85k a year seems pretty low for someone who's opinion everyone seems to value so much. She's just another ESPN talking head, pure and simple.
Ditto, Oldschool. Been watching since mid 60's too, and this team looks different at this point from all of them. If they continue like this, they may be the best Buckeyes ever (till next year!).
I thought Northwestern men was supposed to be so smart. That was just about the dumbest thing I've seen a coach do.
Yes, I did. Still don't know who she is. Off the lawn, please.
You kids amaze me sometimes. Having the self discipline to get a college education on line is amazing, and to my experience, a quality well beyond your years. I commend you. Good luck in your chosen field. Maybe the country isn't going to hell after all.
Thanks. That does sound like a more efficient way to learn, especially the basics.
That old saying "Worse before better" was never more appropriate than the 2011 team.
Wow, I've been out of school forever. I can't imagine getting a degree on line. Are all areas of study that way now? I'm assuming engineering is still mostly in the classroom? Being a fossil isn't any fun.
Since unexpectedly winning it all 2014 with a third string quarterback, these are the Ohio State games games the national media (and that well known college football expert Heather Dinich) remember: 2015, losing to a poor MSU team, 2016 getting waxed by Clemson 31-0, 2017 getting blown out by a mediocre Iowa team, getting waxed by a bad Purdue team. Till the Buckeyes force their way into the playoffs as undefeated Big 10 champions and kick these other teams to the curb like Sherman's march to the sea, the experts and the media will never give them the respect due. It's up the the Buckeyes to fix this. No amount of whining on our part is going to change anything.