The initial headline was St. Valentine's Day Massacre and I thought it was going to be about the basketball game yesterday...
Just finished reading a thread that shows the ugly side of online communities and came over here. This is the best of the best of online communities. Earle gave some of the best advice' don't go it alone. Find help wherever you can and in whatever healthy way works. Even if it's just a message board about the Buckeyes. And remember to keep going because the people you care about, care about you.
"Time and change will surely show, how firm thy friend ship O-HI-O!" We're all Ohio, and we're all your friends, Buckeye Crusdader!
So I heard somewhere that the AAF reached out to Tebow and Kaepernick and both turned them down. Anyone know if that's true? If so, that's too bad.
What a joke. They won't even let Wesson play as usual.
Exactly. And after a 12-1 start...
It's basketball wide.
Fine line between bush league and smart.
I think our tourney hopes hang in the balance in the next 6 minutes.
Which do I hate more? Refs or turnovers? Too close to call.
Any way we can get him to suit up for this one?
I got a great feeling about this staff. Let's get it!
Seeing what Ryan Day did from 2016 to 2017, I ain't scared.
I definitely think Teague will be an asset and get some valuable time and give valuable production!
Hafley said he won't rotate the corners as much as we have in the past, which is intriguing to me. I agree with you that Hamilton is underrated. I just think that's an open job at the moment and whoever distinguishes themselves the most will win it. And they're all so talented it could be any of them. Great responses! Thanks for reading!
I appreciate your differing takes but Bentley spent three of his four years here during the Cooper era. Stepanovich and his group struggled when they didn't have an all B1G running back behind them. Mangold was absolutely legit. He and Rob Sims were great in spite of Bollman. Datish and Barton were part of the crew that couldn't block Florida for anything, and Adams had Pryor running for his life all the time.
I should have been more specific, but the Bollman era provided B- run blocking, and D- pass blocking. Look at Todd Boeckman, he was the least mobile QB in that era and if given a slight pass rush the offense was inept. If it weren't for mobile quarterbacks like Troy Smith, Terrelle Pryor, Braxton Miller, and Craig Krenzel it would have been so much worse.
Finally, look at the difference of the offensive line from 2011 to 2012. The same group, when given a decent coach, were night and day. The only time I've seen a greater contrast was the change from Zach Smith to Brian Hartline.
I could see 2019 having the first 2,000 yard running back in Ohio State history. I'd be very confident in him having 2,000 total at the least. He was awesome in the passing game last year!
They will both see plenty of action, that's for sure!
I agree about the talent being as good as anybody and about the depth being a concern. The biggest concern for me with the depth is just how young a lot of the backups will be. Hopefully we won't have to see them be forced to grow up too quickly!
Good point, no one plays the slot like Hill!
Thank you! I agree about the defense, these guys are going to play with another level of swagger and chips on their shoulders!
I too, think he'll throw more or at least have it being throwing first and running second! However, I think Day will be more about coaching to his players strengths and that not as much about getting the players for his system as he will be about adjusting his system to his players! It'll be exciting to see how it works!
Thank you! It was definitely no minor coup that he chose to return for his senior year! As Ramzy wrote today, he, Hartline and Zone Six are going to do some special things this season!
Thank you! Yeah, the unknown with the gut feeling that it will be good, is setting up for an even more exciting season than usual! And that's saying something!
2019 is certainly stacking up to be an even more exciting season than usual. Just seeing what Day does the same as Urban and what he does differently, let alone the loaded roster we have, should spell fireworks for the whole season!