I played high school in the 90's. Played offensive and defensive line. I think you can appreciate the toll the pounding takes on players bodies. I could have played at a small school but chose not to. I can't imagine the speed and strength of playing again all D1 athletes. I remember hitting William Houston who later played full back at OSU. I hit his as hard as I could and he ran me over and then dragged me with one arm for another 5 yards. As stated above we were full contact all week except for Thursday. I still have lower back issues but I would not have traded it for the world. I think it may give you a little better prospective on the game and the techniques the players use. That being said there are a lot of people who never played that know much more than me.
I love your optimism. I hope we blow them out. I expect this will be a one score game going into the 4th quarter. I hope I am wrong and you are right though.
Fleming is a freak. He has to see the field as a freshmen.
Jaylen Johnson reminds me of Mike Doss. He can bring the wood.
31-17 good guys
I hope we sell out to stop the run. Man up on the outside and make them beat us with the pass. I don't see them making enough plays to hang with us through 4 quarters.
30-17 good guys.
What a difference good coaching makes. Same player, night and day difference between last year to this year.
I love Dobbins and think he is running really hard. A lot of the gains can be attributed to the offensive line though. He is not getting hit until he is 6 or 7 yards downfield. The linebackers are tackling well. They are also taking on blockers much like Darren Lee did in the past. Werner destroyed a blocker on a play to his side this weekend. I hope we stay hungry and do not read our press clippings. Sparty usually plays us tough.
Proctor is going to be very good. Can't wait to see him start next year. He can learn from Fuller and become another all league player.
Penn State has too much defense for Maryland. I see a close game 17-10 Lions.
Helton just had a big win against Utah. If he beats Washington this weekend he may be there next year. I admit that is a big if, beating Washington.
There are still a lot of games to be played. I enjoy TTUN's misery, but I am not ready to write them off completely.
Sarasota Fl, Captain Curt's sniki tiki bar. Saw the game there when JT clearly got the first down. It was all Buckeyes with one Michigan fan. Great place to watch the game.
Auston Mack got behind the bearcat defender and was held or it would have been a TD. I am not sure it was a double move, but he is running great routes as all a lot of our receivers this year. I don't think you have to have a bunch of 4.3 receivers to win. Time will tell though.
Didn't realize Tyreke was injured. When I heard Cooper went down I was looking forward to Tyreke starting.
I remember trying to tackle Cothran when I was a junior. As he was running me over I grabbed his elbow pad and he drug me for 5 more yards with his one arm. He was a load.
That 2004 team was the best high school team I ever saw. They were loaded.
Great write up Ramzy. I have never been a Forde fan. Comes off as arrogant and all knowing. When he comes on the Big Ten network I turn the channel. The LSU story is the most disturbing. I understand college players being paid by boosters. I just can not wrap my mind around someone stealing from sick kids. What a creep.
I don't see the benefit of scheduling tough out of conference games. It doesn't help in the committees eyes. As a fan I love them, but the big Ten and Big 12 play 9 conference games. Why schedule a tough OOC game? The SEC plays 8 with a cream puff at the end of the year.