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GreatStateProud


MEMBER SINCE   February 02, 2015

Buckeye graduate and fan

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Comment 30 Oct 2016

This could be a hint at the struggle in the development of the TE's as well.  We used to run a lot of two-TE sets.  I did see more of Alexander yesterday too.  We await the development of the new guys to step up.  Either way, it does feel like patch-work, rather than a long-term solution.

Comment 16 Oct 2016

My thought in the 1st half, when we looked confused and caught off-guard, was that if we can just get to the half, we'd be able to make necessary adjustments if it was still close.  We were down by 10 at half, and the OSU coaching staff (and players) delivered (held them to 11 yards in 3rd quarter).  This is a young team, and Wisconsin's play-calling was on-point where they put together a great drive to retake the lead in the 4th, including memorable calls for the shovel pass to the TE for a key first down, and the full-back dive.  I thought they were well-prepared for this game and it can't be stated enough how much of an advantage an extra week to prepare gives you. 

Comment 16 Oct 2016

Hubbard will show up on tape. hard to stand out with the key plays by conley, worley, and others, but he was a beast in the trenches tonight!

Comment 07 Sep 2016

Interesting interviews this week.  From Terry McLaurin, I did not know the players wore GPS trackers that plot their speed.  If you're not running faster than 20mph on kickoff you're not meeting expectations.  Also, from KJ Hill, he reported that there is an overall list of WR separate from the depth chart and they get numbered in rank-order.  KJ said he was 5 or 6 last week.  

Comment 03 Jan 2016

Awlin - I see a lot of these posts popping up lately.  "How could a recruit not choose our beloved school?" or, "I can't believe that guy doesn't want to compete for championships since they didn't choose OSU."  While these are problematic, suggesting recruits have a complex (as the original poster does) because they chose TTUN is insulting to the recruits and to our fan base.  I would prefer not to be associated with that line of thinking, thus I spoke out.  You can feel free to disagree with me or downvote me if you wish.  

Comment 03 Jan 2016

A question to the original poster: Don't you think Urban used a similar line to recruit student-athlete's to defeat our own big bad team down south (Alabama) when he first came in?  Does that mean our roster is full of young men with a savior complex too? 

Posts that begin with the premise that it's impossible that a recruit would choose anywhere besides OSU, or that something must be wrong with the kids that do, need to be seen for what they are: wearing the scarlet colored glasses.  Frankly, these posts are a disgrace to the OSU fan base.

Comment 06 Dec 2015

Always hate that we missed out on Deshaun Watson.  Watching the UNC v. Clemson game last night, I can't imagine Clemson winning this thing.  UNC was just a bit too slow on defense to hang with some of the crossing patterns run by Clemson wide receivers.  Have to imagine the defenses in the playoff will stymie the Clemson offense.  Clemson also have the unfortunate experience of being the 1-seed (most likely) and therefore probably deal with the pressure of being the "top" team (you can argue that perception varies widely on who is seen as the best team, but they will actually have the #1 ranking).

Comment 06 Dec 2015

No matter the number, there is always going to be a team (or two) left out.  I really dislike the "look" of this type of article after we get shut out of the playoffs.  I realize that an argument is there for expanding the field, but I love right now that there is priority toward conference champions.  This keeps the appeal of CFB broad, and adds regional intrigue.  Even the fact that there are 4 spots for 5 power conferences means that one of the most engaging aspects of the sport (conference pride and positioning) enhances the interest in the sport (and the bowls).  Personally, I also hate the idea of rematches in the bowls. I appreciate that we have a great team, and one bad (poorly timed) loss this year, even that we may be favored against some of the top 4 right now, but it's not our season.  

Comment 06 Dec 2015

I really think undefeated seasons and championship opportunities are rare.  This team definitely had more than a chance, so it's hard to not allow yourself be disappointed or even angry.  At the same time, I am proud of the team.  The saddest part for me this morning is thinking I only have one more game to hope Braxton takes one to the house.  There's only one more game to appreciate the way Bell flys to the ball and makes the tackle.  And, there's only one chance left to see "the shrug."  I hope the team goes out on top with a win in whichever bowl they play.  For those that aren't interested in playing Houston, I actually am really interested to see that game.  I'm glad we're playing around New Year's because that's the best time to watch the Buckeyes among family which is really what it's all about.

Comment 06 Dec 2015

For those that follow recruiting, it's hard not to be excited about this team and it's potential.  While the team is young, and we will face a brutal schedule, by November this team should be one of the more dangerous teams in the country.  Some areas that stand out:

-Can the interior D-line step up?  I imagine they will be a focal point again this off-season to take the next step.  Many of these players were not top-tier recruits and it will be interesting whether they can be coached up.   

-Will the new O-line solidify, and how long will we have to endure "growing pains" with this group?  Looks like we have a lot more depth on the interior and bigger question marks at tackle.  If happy Jamarco and Prince find their feet early, I don't see why this offense won't be statistically better than this year's.

-Speaking of which, can the offense implement a plan to get the playmaker's the ball?  Need to get away from JT as the primary attack, and get back to JT as the "distributor."  

-Can Erick Smith return from injury with the same "flash" and potential we have seen in his limited snaps and special teams play?  Can he replace Bell's consistent speed and tackling that allowed the defense to play aggressive?  

-What offseason coaching changes will impact the development of this group?  

Comment 29 Nov 2015

EDIT: Was going to embed the tweet.  Beat me to it, 1994

Glad there's no ongoing threat from the incident.