Man.... Really wish we had a Craft to bring the ball up the floor. CJ seems to be good for about five six TOs per game. AND there is no way our current number FOUR should not be controlling the dribble more often.
...the sky is officially falling... "Say it ain't so!"
...But...What if we DO reward loyalty and results? Maybe then....huh?
My thoughts exactly! Plus the biggest upside with TJ seems that he really wants to learn from our coaching staff, not believing he is just buying his time until the NFL.
I'm with ya NH...the kid has all the measurables and that attitude you like to see in a DB. Saying that I can likely see Prior and Fuller holding down the starting safety positions for the next two to three yrs. - barring injuries, of course. I just fear, with any position, that its difficult getting elite players at the same position two yrs in a row...Primarily due to how these kids heads are pump so big through their JR and SEN high school days. Elite players want to play immediately.
I'll agree with you on the Oline part, and I must say that is why I am somewhat worried about this game... our lack of "beef" at the DT spots. UFM has been more concerned with wanting smaller and faster guys at the DT position IOT rush the passer. We do have a couple 6'5 /300+ guys, but looking at our guys it seems like their weights have been inflated some for the ol game program. We have to use our LBs IOT shut down the run game, which I think leads to the LBs getting beat by play action (TE). Just saying...
Great info and point of view IB. I wanted to look for the possible good in Jones leaving and Baldwin joining. Yes, it would hurt our currently recruiting percentage, but wouldn't we rather have a kid that really wants to be at tOSU instead of someone who is not sure? Plus, by getting a kid that is less heralded, you would think that he would be more accepting of the fact that he may not even be in the running for starting time for another three years? With what we already have, primarily Tate in front of who comes in next, you would have to believe three years is a strong possibility.
Someone should clue him into the sad fact that his own season was ruined the moment he put on the "yellow" and blue.
I agree. Strong points, but you would think one of the "dozens" of captains would have made sure the team was aware they had a game to play today.
And another thing, has Iowa had ANY damn penalties called on them? I know we have a problem with a number of penalties per game....but damn, the discrepancy has to be ridiculous.
I have to believe JT is Bi-polar....at least his play would appear to be!!!
Never thought Tate's handle was good enough for him to play on the perimeter, but it does appear he is embracing the situation because he is looking bout 20lbs lighter.
What many of these haters fail to understand is that tOSU is so much better than your team that we have a game plan we are trying to get through. It is not our fault that your teams cannot put up any resistance for our offense. The Bucks are working on getting better, it's not our fault your defenders make for better scarecrows than tacklers.
I also feel the offense has made significant improvements since OU...However...it really does not seem to matter when it comes to a big game because Urban becomes overly safe with the game plan. Its get up by a TD and then run the ball on first thru third downs. I have always been with the philosophy that we should play to win, and never play to not lose.
All this Heisman talk for RB S. Barkley with his 574 yds. rushing on 86 carries and 4 rushing TDs, well what about mere freshman with 573 yds. on 75 carries and three TDs. Because that is what JK is sitting at with the possibility for plenty more TDs (i.e. Weber getting three RZ attempts last week). Granted Barkley is more involved in the passing game, which is something I am worried about when we play them, but also getting return opportunities.
It almost seems easier IMO for PSU to get their skilled player's so much hype then tOSU because we have so many more good skilled players that we spread the ball around to. Just imagine the numbers JK could have at this point.
Do you think the quarter's scheme, like coach Ash brought to tOSU, is a more sound scheme than the straight man to man?
IMO, it would put a hold on the WR jet sweep tearing off chunks of yards against us.
Do the Buckeye staff realize all our opponents have to do to stop our current passing attack is to simply drop their LBs and wait for our WRs crossing routes? It also seems as though our TEs are open every pass play; minus the useless TE out into the short side of the field. How much do you think it would give our remaining opponents to worry about if we could get a 100-yard receiving day out of a TE?
Looking like (#4?) USC should fear Maryland.
Unsung hero of the game for me....Tuffy B.
Way to step up and make the most of the opportunity.
If Urban would be honest with himself instead of remaining steadfast loyal to JT then there would be another QB starting- or even playing at all. Maybe he can save face by saying there will be packages with different QBs. Promise JT a graduate coaching position - Anything other than starter. If nothing changes soon then all there is to look forward to for the rest of this year is BIG champs.
Passing game: Meyer says, " We've got to get the damn thing fixed, and we will."
Then Urban Meyer said he has no plans to bench Barrett in favor of Dwayne Haskins or Joe Burrow.
But don't get your hopes too high.
tOSU is over rated
Me, while wife was on phone with her grandmother (who was the sweetest lady I've ever met), while watching the worst offensive game plan game ever - 2015 Mich. St. game - "Tell grandma she can take these 'lucky' Buckeye slippers and shove em up her ass." To my defense I had been drinking....some...and wife thought grandma died when she went all quiet from laughing so hard.
Me * "I think sweet Lou should stop spitting on May and just punch him in his damn sewer spout!" To wife aimlessly walking by me in front of the TV
and more recently... to my brother via text: What the hell does a WRs swinging arms have to do with having stone hands?
382 end of game trash yardage
Am I the only one that can not stand the roll out pass play to a three to four yard WR out? I would love to see some additions to the roll out pass play. For example: How bout a backside screen using the roll out or a TE releasing out opposite the roll out? Could make for some useful options IMO.