Nothing you can say today besides yeah we lost. Unless the person is being a dick about it then you tell them to f@ck off
Edgewood High school 2007-2010
I only played my freshman year before I realized my body even though I love football my body was not even close to being made for it. I played left tackle which was the easiest position to play in the Wing T. I never really saw the field and towards the end I got to just learn from the coaches. The rest of my time I got to hang out around the varsity team while the season began. The coaches really liked me and saw how much I loved the game. I got to basically be a part of the team without having to practice or play. I learned so much those three years and I still always try to get more and more knowledge about the game
2002 Penn State was the first one for me.
I was ten years old then and was a OSU fan but nothing too crazy but for whatever reason that season was it for me. Started becoming emotionally invested and was reading any OSU football book I could get my hands on. My birthday was in the first week of October and I got surprised with tickets. Thing is I don't remember too much about the experience aside from Gamble's INT and the Shoe losing its mind. The next one I went to was The Game #1 vs #2 2006. I remember seeing Skull Session and getting somewhat emotional and having a great time with Buckeye Nation. Then the first time I saw the OSU band tears started in my eyes and officially found my first love. Will never forget how crazy that game was and rushing the field. Ever since I try my hardest to make a game a year and my love for The Ohio State University does nothing but grow.
Sorry for the long post
It's said alot in football when something crazy happens you have never seen anything like that. This play might be the only thing that I have never seen again in my 20+ years of watching football. Clarett showed so much effort on this play running down and stripping the ball. And its not like it was a scrub player, it was Sean Taylor who he ran down who could have been one of the greats. Clarett is such a sad what if story
It was ironic that this play happened in the Sugar Bowl considering back in 2010 when we played Arkansas, we ran a similar play and Solomon Thomas saved the game by picking off Ryan Mallett. Steve Miller did basically the exact same thing four years later. When this happened I started yelling STEVE MILLER BAND over and over again. Great memories
Malzahn is up there with the best offensive minds in college football for sure. He installed the no huddle spread in high school after starting out as a Wing T guy. Won several state titles and then moved up to college. The year he had with Cam was unreal and then running a successful offense with a QB that was turnover prone in junior college. He is one of the best tweaking his offense to its strengths. If the day comes where Urban leaves, Gus would be on my short list as a guy I would want
Counter Trey is another beautiful play to see when its ran correctly. Set it up by running power and then when the LBs start flowing too much playside you hit them with the counter trey. Usually can hit it for a big one if they aren't ready for it. I loved when Urban tweaked counter trey for Braxton and it would usually hit for a big play.
If i remember correctly I'm pretty sure this play was Tight Will Tulsa. Cie Grant being the will linebacker and Tulsa being his call to blitz. We got into press man coverage with each receiver and Cie Grant was the one who sprung free and the rest is history
It's good to see that the majority of Buckeye Nation has decided to get behind TP and want to see him do well. It's such a shame how things turned out and if anything was underrated by people for what he did on the field. Moving to wideout was a great idea with how much of an athletic freak he is.
Now the Browns need to start Johnny so Johnny Football to TP can take over the AFC North. (coming from maybe the last person left on the Manziel train)
Wham blocks are more inside with Tight ends. In the Oregon game, we killed them running a wham block of our base run plays. It's a nice way to get defensive lineman thinking too much. The olineman don't block him so it looks like he has an open lane than someone hits him in the mouth out of nowhere
Spencer job is to hit the inside linebacker to seal him so Price could get up field to get the last block to spring EZE. This is a form of Buck Sweep which my high school ran consistently in the Wing T. Spencer did such a good job he blocked two men. We will miss his blocking on the outside
I feel like we have good talent on the defensive line with Spence, Bosa and Marcus so d-end will be fine. Linebacker is a huge question mark going forward hopefully Raekwon can step in at mike linebacker. I feel like we will be fine with Vonn Bell at strong safety (why he saw no playing time this year we will never know). Corner is probably the deepest position on the team going forward. Just imagine if we could have the Tress era defense with the offense now.....
You are absolutely correct when it comes to Urban stressing good blocking from the wideouts. We just need to have a better balance of that and good route running. If we can find decent guys to run the intermediate routes, then I think Devin Smith won't be exposed as much.
Normally most people in football will say that receiver is one of the more difficult positions to make the jump from high school to college. I think that has a lot more to do with that then how good our upper classmen were.
We had ONE good wideout this year and that was Philly.
Devin Smith is useless when doing anything other than running fades.
Evan Spencer is good at blocking and thats it.
Chris Fields had one good game his entire career.
We have to get better at that position very quickly.
Yes Yes Yes Glad to see there are other people that are seeing the same things I see. I don't know if sight adjustments are in the playbook if they are than I am disgusted in their ability to read it. I think we really have two main issues on offense.
1. When the defenses are loading the box, we have to be able and willing to throw the bubble screen. Part of the reason why Carlos could not get going in the 1st half was because they were loading the box.
2. We just have to get better at receiver. Devin will probably never be anything more than a deep threat. Spencer is a good blocker but not much else. Michael Thomas, Jalin Marshall, Corey Smith and our other young guys have to improve.
So all the nfl draft experts that say Shazier will be a first round pick are wrong and you are right? This is a player that had better numbers than Manti Te'o last year and had way better numbers than C.J. Mosley this year. Average at best? You just gave one of the dumbest analysis I have ever seen.
I'm going to say this with all due respect, but if you really think that Braxton needs to be moved from QB then I question your football knowledge. You are really going to compare Denard throwing the ball to Braxton throwing the ball. We are talking about a quarterback who has won two consective B1G offensive player of the year awards and your comparing him to a quarterback who's calling card was the arm punt. Do you not realize that the coaching staff tells him to run the majority of the time? Do you also realize that other than Philly, our recieving core is pathetic?
Number two does it matter that he is an NFL qb right now? I would love to see these other quarterbacks in college that are sooo much better at dealing with pressure. Mechanics wise he is miles above where TP was and also remember that Braxton's freshman year was being coached without Tress.
Last thing, I'm just confused how you say that JT Barrett would solve the issues. You are talking about a guy that has had no college snaps and missed the majority of his senior year, and you think he is better than Braxton.
It sounds to me that you have the same viewpoint like the people that wanted Kenny Guiton to play this year. I just don't understand why Braxton gets all of this blame and it annoys me to no end. Once again I was not trying to bash you, I'm just trying to understand why he gets so much blame