Coach is 100% correct once again. If LM and DW can show some year two improvement it will help the team immensely. Both have shown the potential and if they can translate that into consistency it will be huge.
It's great to see Luke's love for is team and school in addition to his love for the game. A great characteristic that seems to be a pattern with so many Buckeye players.
Grateful for a strong second quarter but the first quarter was a bit unsettling. Didn't feel we were up to OSU offensive standards for most of the second half as well but a win is a win. Hopefully MSU's challenging defense will provide a great learning experience as we continue to take them one game at a time.
The offense has some work to do especially against better defenses. Grateful we had a solid second quarter but we still better not take any game for granted.
That first quarter and most of the second half should give the offensive staff enough to work on during the bye week.
DOUBLE STOCK UP for the new defensive staff! They have players playing well above last years's staff. They just held an offense that often gains over 600 yards per game to not much over 200!!!
Can't say enough about the new defensive coaching staff Day has assembled. Many of the same players are playing at a much higher level than last year. Hard to believe but this team just held an offense that often totaled better than 600 yards per game to barely over 200 yards!
Stock up for the new defensive staff. The players are responding and producing much, much better under their leadership than last year's staff.
Hartline was one fabulously GREAT HIRE period!
The DBs, not to mention the rest of the "D" is playing much better under the leadership of the new defensive staff . . . much, much better. What a turn around!
This is great news. I have great confidence in our head coach and his ability to secure quality staff, as well as recruits, to keep the program moving forward.
Stay hungry and focused one game at a time. Practice well and come prepared for each game. Take no one for granted like Indiana and Purdue.
Thank you O-line for opening up wholes he can run through!
Great news. The more TV games the better especially for us out of town fans.
I agree with your potential comment but also hope coach Stud can coach these young Bucks up and make adjustments as needed throughout the game. That is the big question.
Does anyone have any word regarding Mike Weber's status or whereabouts? Seriously thought he would make it someplace.
Maybe he gets caught dancing at the LOS because the O-line isn't opening up wholes to run through. Can break away, let alone use your speed, unless there is an opening.
Can't help but believe that the O-line had something, maybe a lot, to do with Dobbins' performance.
I sincerely hope you are right. My concern is we saw many of the same problems last year with more experienced players. . . like way too many penalties, breakdowns in the run blocking, etc. It is time for coach Stud to step it up and prove he can get the O-line ready for each game.
Not only was the O-line not great for most of the game they were unacceptable. Hopefully they learn somethings in practice this week and show significant improvement against better competition next week.
Solid first game including a great first quarter, but still a number of things to work on to become the team we want to and can be. Hoping the O-line continues to improve and the second team will pick up the pace as they get more playing time.
Thanks for the excellent update. With our quality coaching staff I can't help but look forward to a solid year from this young, growing team. . . not to mention in the years to come.
Tough pre B10 schedule in addition to a strong B10 but I have great confidence in our coach and his staff not to mention what a great learning and teaching opportunity for this young team. Learn and grow and Go Bucks!
Surprised that 11 Warriors didn't include some stats in article. Does anyone have any or know better than me where to get them?
Can't help but think the strong OOC schedule will do nothing but help strengthen this young team heading into the B10 schedule. It will also offer many teaching moments for our quality coaching staff.