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Buckeyejohn


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Recent Activity

Comment 11 Nov 2019

Teague will be just fine next year. Not sure what to think of Crowley or Chambers as lead backs given they have only played in garbage time. Crowley has some ability, but I don’t see top end speed or anything that jumps off the screen. I do admit it is too early to jump to any conclusions. Still, they really need to get a top flight running back this class. Injuries, transfers, and position changes are unpredictable. Gibbs needs to put on a little weight but he looks like Dalvin Cook with those sick cuts. 

Comment 10 Nov 2019

Perfect fit for this offense. He would probably be lead back in 2021 with Crowley offering a change of pace. There isn’t a back on our current roster that has that top end speed. Hope he sees the golden opportunity he would have here. 

Comment 10 Nov 2019

I think Day will take pity on them and put in the 3rd string/walk-ons before he lets us score 70+. Rutgers is a disaster, has no head coach, and players are voluntarily sitting out. Furthermore, old Greg Schiano is in the process of taking over the program. I expect a score along the lines of 63-3. 

Comment 06 Nov 2019

I enjoy Klatt but Buckeye fans need to beware: he is just waiting for an opportunity to jump on the Harbaugh bandwagon. He was all over him for the first few years Harbaugh returned to Ann Arbor. This being said, I love all the free recruiting he is doing for us right now. 

Comment 27 Oct 2019

I agree. I know that ship has probably sailed, but you have to take another stab at Bijan. Dobbins is having an All-American season and Day is showing how committed he is to the run. It may very well be Gibbs, but somebody is about to walk into a gold mine of a situation at Ohio State. 

Comment 20 Oct 2019

On a side note, can anyone tell me how Cooper has performed? He doesn’t appear to be making much of an impact as a pass rusher when I focus on him. Doesn’t look like he has the speed to get around the edge or the size to have any type of bull rush. Just curious what others have seen. 

Comment 19 Oct 2019

Ha, I actually semi agree on the paranoid point. We always had a letdown down with Urban, but Ryan Day has demolished everyone. It feels too good to be true. 

Comment 19 Oct 2019

My guess is 15. I think enough voters will recognize that they fell asleep in the 4th and were probably looking ahead. 

Comment 19 Oct 2019

This is the worst possible outcome for us. Wisconsin will be pissed with nothing to lose. Losing to Wisky eliminates us and winning gets us very little credit. This doesn’t matter if we win out, but man this is unfortunate. I guess the only positive is that Taylor had 28 carries and the starters had to play 60 minutes. Not an easy week like they expected. 

Comment 19 Oct 2019

I don’t think it will be a high scoring game due to long drives by both teams. Neither team gives up big plays  so I think you will see multiple 12-15 play drives. Ohio State is going to put man coverage out across the board to stop Taylor, and I expect Wisky will heavily target the tight end in the middle of the field. Throw in a couple play actions to Cephus and I think Wisky cobbles together 200 yards passing.

I expect to win, but am worried about protecting Fields. The passing blocking has been ok, but Fields still holds on to the ball too long at times. My only concern is him coughing the ball up. Wisky is going to come after him like no other.

Comment 06 Oct 2019

I’ve just accepted it. We have arguably the weakest home field advantage of any team with a stadium that seats 90,000+. Only Michigan rivals us when it comes to uninspiring crowd support. This always surprises me because Buckeye nation is so strong throughout the country and travels so well. We have an amazing fan base but it just never materializes into a great home field advantage. Fortunately, we have amazing coaches and players. We rarely need it. 

Comment 15 Sep 2019

It’s the most bizzare part of the Meyer-Day era. Elite NFL athletes have come and gone at every position on the field. Kicker remains the only exception. I’m honestly shocked it hasn’t cost us more games over the past several years. I just assume the coaches always consider it 4 down territory unless the ball is within the the 15 yard line. 

Comment 08 Sep 2019

Reminds me of a slightly slower Nick Chubb. The top end speed may not be elite, but he runs with violence. You have to give Teague 10-12 carries a game. It will not only keep Dobbins fresh, but will wear on the defense when the 4th quarter rolls around. Also, who wants to tackle Teague in November when everyone is numb? 

Comment 08 Sep 2019

I get what you are saying, but LSU just made the first statement win. Clemson made a statement as well, but that was a home game against a worse team. I think you can still leave Clemson at 1, but LSU should be 2. Alabama and the rest haven’t done anything. 

Comment 08 Sep 2019

I disagree. The defense would be national title worthy but the offense wouldn’t be getting guys like Fields or Ruckert. Dantonio has always been a Tressel ball guy and hired coordinators that think the same way. A great defense isn’t enough anymore. Clemson has proven that. You need a dynamic offense with a prolific passer under center. 

Comment 07 Sep 2019

Have always loved his blunt manner. This being said, I worry his ceiling is Dantonio. Old Dino has had some success but offense has always been his downfall. Cincy was very predictable and vanilla on offense. I know their O-line isn’t great but I’m surprised we didn’t see any trick plays. The game plan of just trying to pound the rock was never going to work. Not against Hamilton and Togiai. Hope Fick is able to find a bright up and coming O-coordinator to supplement his natural defensive chops. 

Comment 31 Aug 2019

Next week is going to be very interesting. O-line has been mediocre and I’m not sure if Fields understands protections yet. Fickell is going to crowd the line and make Fields pass to win. If we don’t fix the turnover bug then it might be a nail bitter.

It’s only one half of football but you can tell Fields needs a lot of seasoning. All the talent in the world but needs to get rid of the ball faster. 

Comment 29 Aug 2019

Tech will get smothered but they have a new coach and are going in the right direction. Metro Atlanta produces a lot of talent and UGA doesn’t have enough room for all of them. Ditching the triple option for a spread scheme is going to convince a lot of kids to stay home. There may be a day when Tech will actually be able to give Clemson a hard time. 

Comment 27 Jul 2019

Couldn’t agree more. The entire interior line last year was like the island of misfit toys. Jordan is a true tackle who peaked his freshman year. I know he got a lot of good pub, but his play didn’t match it. Knox was a journeymen who was serviceable. Pridgeon was a massive pass blocking tackle that never fit inside. 

Wyatt Davis is a guard designed in a factory. Jonah Jackson is a proven vet with prototypical guard dimensions as well. Myers takes over the center position with a reputation as a nasty run blocker. Harry Miller is a five star center that will probably be cross-trained to play guard. Expect him to back up this year and take the guard spot left by Jackson next season. Pass blocking may take a step back, but this will be mitigated by the leap forward in run blocking. They are inexperienced, but the raw physical talent far exceeds that of last years line. 

Comment 27 Jun 2019

Really looking forward to the 3rd and 1 packages with Teague. We are going to be strong up the middle with Myers/Davis and Teague will be the battering ram. Teague could also be a good lead blocker when Fields decides to keep it. Last year we missed that physicality. Our O-line wasn’t as talented up the middle last year and JK isn’t a bigger back. I have to believe we will be better on 3rd and short this year. 

Prediction: Our total points per game will drop a tad, but we will be considerably more effective at wearing down defenses with an improved run game. I expect a better time of possession for sure. 

Comment 10 Jun 2019

The reality of that passage still hurts. I'll never understand WTF happened to that 2015 Buckeye squad (hello, Zach Smith).

I agree. What also happened was a one dimensional offense led by a one dimensional QB. The ridiculous success of Thomas in the NFL only exasperates the argument that JT was a scattershot in every sense of the word. He was an awesome leader and runner but he held back Ohio State in the same way that K. Bryant held back Clemson.