I honestly feel like the defense will be lights out better this year just because Schiano is gone. I know it is the conventional wisdom here and in Buckeye Nation as a whole that last year was aberration, but the defense declined (in ranking - 3rd, 15th, 53rd - and in what I saw on the field) each year under Schiano. Seemed like we became very predictable and teams figured out how to exploit that. Curious what the X and O guys say.
From the Ohio State side, I am glad they are letting the kids play. It's the right thing to do. I am for the one "free" transfer rule, although I don't know if you need it. Any college looking at a player on a second transfer would be looking very closely at the player's history and character anyway.
First game I attended was Minnesota 1977. My friend's dad was a professor and took us. The next week was the first game I distinctly remember watching. That was the last minute Uwe Von Shaumann field goal 29-28 loss to Oklahoma. First time Ohio State broke my heart!
YES! Please someone who knows the ins and outs of what the NCAA allows answer this question?
No. Winter night games blow.
I reproduced this from a twitter post, but the only modern era player under 5'10" with over 10 td passes is Doug Flutie. Best part of the list is that Greg Pruitt and Earnest Byner show up on the list
I'd argue his most significant play to date was the kick-off return near the end of regulation in the Maryland game. That put us in a position to come back and tie the game in regulation.
@jake32anderson is trolling Clayton Thronton pretty hard! ;)
I expect a solid but unspectacular defensive game coupled with an offense that gets Tate in for the 4th quarter. Still not the complete game we have been waiting for
I have the same reaction with respect to the camera work on ABCESPN coverage. I watched two of those games sandwiched around the FOX coverage where the camera was pretty much the same shot, from far enough away that you could see the entire width of the field, like you are sitting in the front of C deck. I actually really like that camera shot, because you can see the outside receivers and see the play develop like you are watching it live. You do give up some of the detail you get with the close-ups and occasionally lose who has the ball, but overall, I really like it.
My wife hates it; can't follow the plays without the camera following it for her.
Tate plays the 4th quarter
Neo, you nailed it. I feel like a victim of high expectations. On the other hand, building up an opponent Lou Holtz- style, makes even a close win more enjoyable!
And his home is in Florida. What's the forecast in Columbus?
Hmm. Ross Fulton tells me we didn't run any read option, Beau.
Is the picture borrowed from Big Trouble in Little China????
My issue with ESPN is they have gone to #hottake shows and meaningless stats instead of enhancing my knowledge.
I am glad Fowler recognizes the undeniable talent, but give me some insight.
Aside from No. 25 Michigan State, who has an off week
Make that 3 in a row...
Kevin, didn't read the article, Don't care. I stopped following ZS on Twitter when this all started. This is now the media equivalent of rubbernecking a fatal accident on the highway. ZS is a douche, but we knew that. I've moved on. Can you please too?
I totally agree with you on Sportscenter. The talking heads, except for the ones that have radio backgrounds, are unentertaining IMO. I rarely go there now, where it used to be a staple. I also rarely go to their website, because I like to read insightful articles, not watch videos of hot takes.
I remember leaving the Navy game in 2014 thinking that Samuel should start because Zeke kept falling down in the hole. Glad he got that straightened out!
Racking my brain, the last TE I remember that was a legitimate cog in the game plan was Rickey Dudley in '95. Ahh,
the good old days, Cooper years.
...and go back and watch Miller's Crossing if you've never seen it!
I grew up a Bengals fan in Columbus back in the day when you could only get a Bengals game, a Browns game and Monday night game. I gave up on the Bengals during the 90's and 00's when they were terrible to watch and the Mike Brown regime was noticeably not interested in putting a competitve team on the field. Anymore you can follow any team across the nation, see all their games and follow all the local articles. For me, rooting for a team that didn't give me any hope was like continuing to go to a restaurant that serves me poor food with bad service. Why would I? Make the switch. Root for who you want.
Born and raised in Worthington, OH. Currently Baltimore, MD
Since I am sitting in Baltimore, I was going to say Jim Parker. He played 11 years, was first-team all-pro 8 years, and is in the Hall of Fame. Before my time, but my father-in-law is all in on this ;)