Wisconsin is always physical, but they look more athletic than usual & UM looks slow & dare I say soft. With that said OSU is far ahead in terms of talent than either, if they stay focused & keep that edge we should overwhelm both.
Probably because Michael Thomas is highest paid WR right now & Campbell’s latest TD was last Sunday as opposed to over a decade go.
IMHO JF does not really remind me of any particular QB when I seem him play, he's own man in my eyes, but if I had to make a comparison it would be Troy Smith. JF is more natural a passer than JT IMO.
Doubt it. Gene is on the backend of his career, why would he trade in a Top 3 position at worst that is currently a well oiled machine to try & rebuild an athletic department that isn’t close to what it once was? Urban on the other hand may or may not coach again, regardless off what you believe were his reasons for retiring, we all know he didn’t “want” to. With that said I don’t think he’s ready to head to a different program just yet, he’s still actively attending OSU practices & had to be corrected about saying “we” in reference to OSU this afternoon on live TV. Just my take.
The coaches probably don’t, but like you have pointed out we are fans. Let’s act like fans & enjoy the dominant win while the coaches do their jobs.
I think his suggestion was more about being grateful the kid is a Buckeye & clearly improving in front of our eyes instead of nitpicking a 41-point win in which Fields accounted for at least 4 scores for the third time in a row.
Imagine that just last week this comments section was in full blown meltdown mode despite the team shutting down in the second quarter.
Schiano would never! Hahahaha!
There are definitely things that need to be worked on, but when we ran a play-action on 3rd & 8 in the middle of the second quarter I started game hopping because at that point I knew they were switching to vanilla mode from that point on & a benefit of that is it makes it easier to spot what fundamentals need to be focused on. R-E-L-A-X!!!
Teams don’t abide by that principle, so we can’t hold players to it either.
It’s a business, Jones didn’t stick by him purely out of the kindness of his heart.
I want no part of having to wait the entire day for THE GAME, I love being able to kick off Rivalry weekend & take bragging rights throughout the day & enjoy the later games with the added satisfaction of a Buckeye W.
Recent Memory: Reggie
I know this may seem like a strange concept, but regardless of how much energy it takes to make a thread, if he did make it, it is technically “his” & as such he is free to encourage the type of energy on the thread that he intended for the thread to have when he made it. If you don’t want to be respectful enough to do that, then make your own given that as you have pointed out...it doesn’t take much energy.
It was a product of Ed’s inability to call plays & JT’s consistency.
Not really. People just like to be very selective with their criticism leaving themselves open for rebuttal.
There were also drops, passes tipped at the LoS, & terrible line plays. Let’s not be selective with our criticism.
I will wait to judge, Penny is on the younger side & an NBA legend who is looking like a solid coach as well. That tends to help with recruiting.
“Very average” QBs don’t accomplish what JT accomplished....
It doesn’t have to be one or the other. Both are true, OSU was blue blood long before Urban. It’s also undeniable that Tattgate had left the program in shambles & in an single season Urban completely turned the program around & dominated the conference on a level Tress never did as much as we all love the man.
I find that comment interesting given we have clear evidence that the opposite is true. We watched an entire offense for the most part complete with further All-Pro players completely fold over a single offseason despite the guy behind center NOT changing.
It was a combination of both. There was times when JT didn’t pull the trigger & there was times when the receivers dropped perfect passes (Campbell - Game 1 is a perfect example). There were times when JT was inaccurate & there was times when the receivers flat out struggled to get open. It’s never just one thing, there were several breakdowns by several media outlets that made it irrefutably clear that neither JT or the WR Corp consistently performed at an elite level in 17. These things happens when a QB has had to learn 3 different systems under technically 5 OC’s & 3 different QB coaches while the WR coach is full blown addict who’s routinely late & unreliable. There is a reason why 4 different QB’s dominated under Herman & then after he left 2 of those same QB’s looked like shells of their former selves. What killed OSU’s offensive development after the 2015 seasons was a ridiculous amount of turnover & bad staffing choices. Period, point, blank.
We lost the coach responsible for the entire offense’s success, that was the difference for the unit as a whole...
We can objectively point out the flaws in JT’s abilities as a QB all day long, but putting any blame on him as the sole reason for any season we may find disappointing or the current QB situation is ridiculous...
There is no QB who doesn’t depend on the talent around him. I don’t know why that argument is used like it’s exclusive to one particular QB. It’s a symbiotic relationship & as we saw outside of JT with Cardale in 15 & even Dwayne last year despite all of his throwing ability, it doesn’t matter who’s behind center if the other pieces of the machine aren’t working.