I’m glad that you mentioned leadership as well since Fields has demonstrated great leadership in addition to being an exceptional quarterback!
Absolutely a huge shout out to Nebraska in particular as well as Iowa for standing tall with the Buckeyes in restoring the B1G Ten football season!
I had the same question. How did such a potentially damaging miscommunication take place in the first place? Fortunately it was addressed just in the nick of time and the Buckeyes have a great solid commitment !
This is absolutely awesome! It made my day !
You beat me to the punch on that one. TreVeyon Henderson has quickly become one of my favorite recruits. I can't wait to see him with Fields on the field in Scarlet and Gray.
Day’s comment about the change in QB development since he arrived also caught my attention in a very positive way.
I also noted that his comments were consistently positive regarding those players who have moved on.
Coach Day has been a home-run hire in EVERY conceivable way!
Be careful of what you wish for. Fleck is a very good coach and a match-up with our Buckeyes in the B1G Ten Championship Game would be Minnesota's Super Bowl.
Having said that, the Buckeyes don't fear ANYONE !
Joe Burrow and his family are a real class act. I am so happy for Joe and the way his career has skyrocketed him into the #1 pick in the NFL draft. Congratulations to Joe !
I live in NYC (Brooklyn) and it's gruesome hearing day-by-day reports about deaths. Fortunately, I don't know anyone personally who has died from coronavirus or even has contracted coronavirus. Nonetheless, I'm taking this seriously and have virtually been homebound with social distancing since February 29th. Surprisingly, one can keep one's self occupied with online ZOOM meetings if one looks hard enough. I'm personally not sure how confident I would be from a health perspective in going to a sporting event or a Broadway show or any event at a crowded venue at this time. The situation bears watching.
I too would love to see a simulation as you described!
Bill Kurelic from Bucknuts has indicated that Mike Hall has the potential to be rated a Top 100 recruit in the final 2021 recruiting ratings. Mike Hall may be far better than any of us expected and I'm confident that Larry Johnson will transform him into a star on the D-line.
I was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, New York, and never heard about this either.
My spiritual mentor always told us not to think about things that one does not want to attract to one’s self.
I like Coach Day’s answer about just focusing on THE GAME and NOT dealing with hypotheticals.
The TEs may indeed be more of a decoy, as you duly noted, but those “decoys” can burn Penn State badly if they don’t take that threat seriously.
I too was really moved by that heartwarming video of Jackson reconnecting with his former teammates at Rutgers.
You’re virtually the only one who has mentioned how Hafley and Mattison lined Chase Young up as a disruptive middle linebacker and, as you also mentioned, Wisky immediately called a timeout. I thought that was hilarious too but also very prudent on Wisconsin’s part.
I really LOVE this defensive coaching staff and this Buckeye team could very well turn out to be the best ever at Ohio State though it’s still a tad to soon to go there.
I too saw that "crazed" look with Day urging the team on despite the huge lead. Towards the end of the first half, he was actually running after the referee to get a timeout so that the Buckeyes had enough time for just one more score before the half.
I love Day's demeanor on the sideline, the way in which he calls immediate timeouts to adjust to the unexpected (for example, I-formation), and the way he lets the best players play regardless of seniority. The biggest difference is the way he handled the defensive coaching staff and decimated the former "defensive" staff. The results are wondrously awesome ! He makes the tough decisions and implements quickly!
Keep in mind that Schiano did a very good job as head coach of Rutgers in the past, but obviously past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Times change and people must change with the times.
I rarely go to ESPN for exactly that reason. I only go there to watch game-time stats and look at the standings in the various sports. I rarely read the ESPN articles because of the obvious bias.
The awesome Buckeye offensive line has been a very pleasant surprise. Sometimes, the holes are so big that any of us could run through them for a decent gain. (-: I'm very happy with our 1-2 Dobbins-Teague running combo and Crowley looks darned good as well when he's in there.
It's amazing how quickly Fields has learned so much and at how quickly the players have adjusted to the new defensive scheme. I can only imagine what this is going to evolve into as the season progresses. The sky is the limit with this team.
I also loved the way that Ryan Day called an immediate time-out to adjust to the I-formation that Frost shoved in there as a surprise. That didn't last long. The speed with which adjustments are made is mind-boggling especially after what we saw with the "I've never seen this before" reasoning from past years.
This team is SPECIAL and so are the coaches ---- ALL of them !
I too am glad to see both Cooper and Landers back. Hopefully, Tyreke will return sooner rather than later.
Nebraska has a good offense and having more fresh bodies to throw at them on defense is great news!
I too sense that the team feels like they have something to prove in this game and that they will make a very strong statement to that effect on Saturday.
i have tremendous confidence in our coaches and am so happy that we finally have great defensive game-plans once again. The attitude of the team going into this game has really got me excited. They’re not overlooking Nebraska and I think that Buckeye Nation will be very happy on Saturday.
You ended that on a very high realistic note. What does help? A FAST START.
I love the way that Coach Day is ensuring that the backups are getting real game experience whenever possible. This bodes well for the future.