“The best player plays”... this is one of the most tired, lazy and inaccurate statements that circulates on the message boards. Right up there with “I think i’ll trust the coaches...” like all football coaches are infallible geniuses, incapable of making mistakes or errors of judgement.
“Browns have a better chance of making the playoffs, but the Buckeyes have a better chance of winning it all.”
I think this is very sound logic JT. The AFC North is ripe for the picking with Pittsburgh getting older and Cinncy & Baltimore racing each other to the bottom.
I’d say OSU has about a 50% chance of making the playoff, with a 25% chance of winning it all if they do get the invite. Compared to the Browns having about a 60% chance of making the playoffs, with around an 8% chance of hoisting the Lombardi trophy if they make it in.
I’m not a math major, but i wonder if someone could compute the probability of championship for each team given those variables?
Ahrens is fine on D. He’s actually one of the best rebounders on the team. His game is a net positive almost any way you track it. “He’s bad on D” is just a blanket statement that gets tossed around to justify why someone isn’t getting much time.
Harbaugh has done a pretty good job up there, all things considered. He had them poised to make a run at the playoffs in 2 of his 4 seasons (2016 & 2018). All he had to do was beat Ohio St and win the Big10 and the Wolverines are in the playoffs both of those years. It is refreshing to have flipped the script on them from the 90’s.
Dude, we have 4 of the top 13 WR’s committed. Insane production by Day & staff on the recruiting trail. Not sure Urban could do any better. Ryan Day is absolutely crushing it.
Is the University of Southern California aware of this?
I desperately want Ryan Day to experience early success. And I mean early ELITE success. The trajectory of his career and our program could both be hanging in the balance. If he starts in the 9-3, 8-4 range and flutters about... we will lose juice on the recruiting trail, top prospects will stop flocking to CBus and our beloved Buckeyes could become Penn St or TTUN faster than you can spell Aliquippa.
On the other hand if he makes the playoff, or better yet, has a NC ring to flash within 2 yrs on the job, he will quickly elevate to the new “it” coach and we will be the hot program that elite recruits are jostling to get in to.
I have high hopes for Ryan Day, I think he’s smart and talented. I just hope we see him hoisting a crystal trophy soon, to validate our new CEO and keep this train rolling along with no dropoff.
I love all the Buckeyes, but Wade #24 is my favorite player on the team. I’ve been beating the drum long & loud that he’s our best DB and should be CB #1... however, hopefully his experience as our defensive “utility knife” in the secondary will benefit short & long term.
Everyone is talking about Okudah having a decision to make after this season as a true junior, but Wade will have the same draft eligibility as a redshirt Soph. Selfishly, I hope he comes back for 1 more yr as a lockdown (and I think there’s a lot of benefit to being the unquestioned veteran leader of the secondary for a whole calendar yr) but ultimately I hope the best decision is made for him, you & your family. The kid is a smooth player and a natural out there. He’s going down as one of my all-time faves for sure! God Bless the Wade family, and big thanks to you all for your decision to join BuckeyeNation. tOSU & the Buckeye Family are big time Wade fans!!
I saw Steely Dan this past yr and was blown away! I always knew they were great and respected their place in the game... but couldn’t believe how phenomenal their live act was. If any of you ever have the chance to Steely Dan play live, please do yourself a favor and get to the show!
Buckeye Nation is HUGE in the greater NYC area. Ohio State and it’s fanbase will be very well represented at Rutgers this year (as they are every year).
Not that they need the help in that venue.
1 bite, everybody knows the rules!!
I’m hoping Rickie Fowler can rise to the occasion this weekend and finally win a big one.
Yes exactly this. The audience that already watches golf will continue to watch no matter what. But if you seek to attract new viewers and fans you need to inject new life & enthusiasm for the game.
If Gus Johnson were ever to call a Tiger Woods win at a Major... it would be epic
It’s instinctual. He panics and grabs. Many here seem koolaid positive that 22 yrs of habit are going to change for Arnette this yr because he now has 1 off-season of work with Hafley under his belt. I’m a little less optimistic. Everyone has there own baseline & standard operating mode; and he is very panicky and grabby when the ball arrives at the point of contention.
Now compare Arnette’s mannerisms to Shaun Wade’s. Wade is a smooth operator, who stays fluid throughout the play, all the way from start to finish. Whether he’s also panicking below the surface is irrelevant because on the exterior he exudes confidence and rather than holding/interfering with his man, he looks to make a play on the ball, or secure a tackle if a catch is made. Comparatively Arnette bails out at the last second & gives up on making a legal play in the confines and he commits a foul to alleviate the pressure valve, relying on the refs flag to end the play.
I've watched every second of Ohio State football for the past 2 seasons (also the 30 previous seasons as well).
So in that regard, yes. I know more than Jeff Hafley. I know how Damon Arnette reacts/panics when the lights are on.
I have no doubt that he's a great practice player though!
I'd be surprised if Hafley is still here in 2 years. Dude doesn't really seem like a long-term college DC imo.
Our defense was a last-second decision from being nearly perfectly constructed. Unfortunately, Arnette coming back throws a wrench in the symmetry of our back 7, in my opinion.
We should be playing Okudah & Wade as our outside corners, with Fuller & Proctor at Safety and Brendan White at Bullet. Instead Wade is now forced to shuffle around, while Arnette will be doing Arnette type things all year, likely sabotaging our 3 & outs and momentum.
I predict a significantly better defense than last year. But we are unlikely to reach our potential because the tandem CB's that we recruited and projected to be lockdown corners this season are disrupted by a guy that almost went pro... until Cris Carter hit us with friendly fire. SMDH.
Little Deuce Coup... or anything by The Beach Boys for that matter.
Nothing but good vibes & great driving tunes from that band!
First thing I noticed and loved about Haskins was his decisiveness. It was apparent right away during mop up time as a freshman. No patting or pump faking, he didn’t get caught holding onto the ball trying to decide if he should throw it or not. I hated that about his predecessor and will lament till the end of time that we only got 1 season out of the best QB ever to come through tOSU. Haskins will be a superstar in the NFL.
Maybe Ryan Day is going REEEAAALLL old school, and he's going to ask these guys to play both ways ;)
With the departures of Austin Mack & Benjiman Victor coming at the end of the season... this is the perfect time to pick up a big stud outside WR the caliber of Julian Flemming.
Congratulations to Ryan Day, Brian Hartline and staff! Very excited to see this next crop of talent develop and flourish!
And the rich get richer... I can't imagine how badly I would hate tOSU if i were a fan of another school.