Crazy to think but next year we won't have any true starters given the amount of PT for the current "backups".
I think the starters haven't played a full game yet. For all practical purposes, the starters have played "only" 5 total games. On one hand, it keeps the little nagging injuries to a minimum. On the other hand, if that game comes down to the 4th quarter, will the lack of playing a full game come back to haunt us?
I don't think it's gonna happen but how glorious would it be to see the 2nd team come in half way through the 3rd quarter or so. LOL
I had to chuckle when I read his answer to the question: How ugly do you expect it to be?
A: As ugly as Ohio State wants it to be
Admittedly I didn't watch the Wisconsin and Illinois game but I am guessing that they were looking ahead to this upcoming game. I am thinking that the Badgers are much better than the Illinois game seems to suggest and will come out swinging. I am predicting a 7 to 10 point victory for the good guys.
i have to admit, I would love to see more of Dawand Jones. He makes the other big guys looks small. Isn't a tackle suppose to be the more nimble one when compared to a guard? Imagine after a year or two at Ohio States Strengh and Training and Nutrition program what he would look like
Dang it. Wish I had seen this video before going to the gym.
LOL...I was literally laughing out loud reading some of the posts. Reminds me of the gif of Eric Cartman licking the tears of unfathomable sadness.
Isn't this something Ruckert said too? Perhaps he could Darrion Henry a lesson on what not to say.
Is this something only Ohio State is going through right now or are other teams currently going through this as well?
Any chance that Coach Mick could take him under his wings for a couple months? Imagine if he would add 20 to 30 lbs of muscles.
What a fantastic educational article. Thank you for posting it. I am glad for all the mistakes that happened in the game. I believe those are very valuable lessons to be applied in the future. I rather have those lessons now as opposed to learning them when we play TCU. I hope that Fuller won't play and we continue to play Pryor and Wint. I believe we will win against Rutgers even without Fuller. But yeah...as someone else mentioned, the one thing that seems a little disconcerting is the speed. Was Oregon really that fast, or the DB's not that fast, or just plain old bad angles?
Don't you miss the good 'ol days when it was only the players who got arrested?
I'm guessing he'll be fine.
I feel that makes "cup cake" games like Oregon State and Tulane all that much more important. Hope to see a comfortable lead at the end of the 3rd Q and then give Martell some valuable game reps.
As far as QB backup, let's blow away the opponents by the beginning of the 3rd Q and put in Burrow and Haskins, or whoever in there. Backup QB controversy solved =)
But yeah...I thought last year there were too many times when the offensive was looking to the sidelines waiting for the call to be made. In my head I was thinking that they dialing up a very super duper complicated play that would end up in tons of yardage only to result in a few yards and a dust sprinkle.
Love all the articles on 11W but stories like those are especially great.
Mission Accomplished. I am officially hyped. I'm gonna tackle that keyboard now.
I bet they would have to bleep every other word
You are so right. Two weeks ago I was at the Jazz Festival in downtown Gahanna. I was so surprised how nice it looked. Also went to the Short North and it has a very nice vibe to it. Didn't hurt that I run into Urban Meyer at an Ice Cream store and held the door open for him LOL
I really miss Ohio compared to DC. People are more friendly, usually drivers are less aggressive, it doesn't take me 45 minutes to drive 10 miles (unless it's rush hour around Polaris), and I imagine that dating someone during football seasons is easier because they won't complain if I disappear for 4-5 hours on Saturday, ohh...and parking is SOOOOOOO much easier.
I am just here for the gif's =)
What a great article. Please post more stories about Woody. Never gets old reading.
It's all one big conspiracy by the coaching staff. Have a game plan that allows Ohio State to win in a less than convincing fashion against cup cakes. The result being is that the kids are being humbled after being told how great they are during the entire off season. Come Big Ten play, Urban will release the dogs of war so until then I expect another sub par performance against Western Michigan.
Someone once said (maybe Woody???) is that the greatest obstacle to being great is being good. My take is that Urban is playing mind-games with the kids.
Ok, time for me to put my tin foil hat back down and probably get some work done =)
Let's hope that we don't play down to the level of our competition. Love Tressel but remember those games I thought it's a walk in the park and ended up taking way too many antacids