While production at the college level during Meyer's tenure might not show up, those TEs in the pros seem to be doing nicely. Similar to the WRs, The stats might not be gaudy, but the skills learned, and the knowledge transferred to them seem to be making them goo pro prospects.
Agree OSU and Clemson are the 2 best teams
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Slap Shot - Always
Quotes forever - "Thats what it said in the year book Jim" "You do that you are just some English pig with no brain" "I lose my blouse in this game" "Want to hear how it happened? No, That's OK, I have to tell it court next week anyway" "yeah, we got a lot of losses" "Dave's an animal, Dave's a killer, Dave's a mess" Want some foil? Yeah every game?"
Best scene - Fashion Show " You know why I going to do it Reg? Because I want you to have a heart attack and die you son of a bitch so we never have to do this SH%&$ again"
Paul Newman Leisure suits, Oh My
Movie could never be released today, like Blazing Saddles, people would protest like crazy
RIP Penn State
Oregon will be the 4 seed - we will be 1 - Clemson will lose to Joey B
I keep watching the On-side kick and wonder, why didn't Olave cut back into the field and run the thing back at least another 10 yards?
Ohio State coaches are exempt from winning the B1G coach of the year.
Please let Auburn beat Bama, Then let LSU, Clemson, Oregon and Oklahoma win out with us, so that we wont have to hear anything about a second SEC team. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.
Fields continues to work his progressions and that is a good thing. Against these teams the overall pressure has allowed him to do so (As well as a rushing attack that continues to eat people up). I am a little concerned that against better defenses, PSU, TTUN, CFP opponent, that we havent seen too many quick passes, slants, WR screens, etc. The hot reads. Some of these plays and routes take some time. The o line has been to task, but if there is 1 area that i still have some concern (only a little) is pass pro against talented teams. Our interior line mauls people in run blocking but has had some interior protection issues and our tackles have been good, but not great against speed rushers.
Nit picking here, believe we will be ready for what ever is thrown at us. Keep running they way we are and it opens these things up also.
With everyone else commenting on the football notes, would love to see OSU and the other Ohio teams play. As a UD grad I tell anyone who asks, the UD arena is the best place I have ever seen a basketball game. Crowd, seats, atmosphere etc.
Shawn Springs was the best cover corner I ever saw at OSU but Winfield was the best corner, DB I ever saw period, coverage, run support, tackler. I think he may be the best football player ever at OSU, offense or defense.
Smith still has good relationships with the Buckeye coaches, though, and Hicks couldn’t help but notice.“At the end of the game, he hugged every single Ohio State coach,” Hicks said. “You don’t really see that, especially after they transfer.“It shows that they still care. Even if you transfer like he did, or if you graduate, they’re still gonna keep in touch. Or if you need anything, they’ll help you. … He said he’s still in contact with the coaches, which is a good sign because even though he left, they still have love for him.”
This is how you win
re-watching the game and focusing on the left tackle - NPF did a decent job. Experience is what is going to make a difference with him. That and strength - most of the issues i saw was that is doesnt seem to have the upper body strength and was getting pushed around a bit, especially in run blocking (and bull rushing). NPF mostly was in place, feet set, but after the initial hit, he gets pushed around a bit. Compare that to the 3 guys on the interior, and you see the difference.
Went to the 1998 Game at Ryan Field and not only did they let the grass grow (You could see how long it was from the stands) they also deposited tons of sand on the field also (You could see it kicking up as players ran and were tackled). You can see the sand in this video
The affect wasnt on the speed, it was on the timing. Even though OSU scored 17 in the first quarter, the timing between Germain and the receivers was off, more incompletions. With our line and running ability, I dont think this will hurt us. Our ability to pass, QB run and Scramble will keep them honest. Looking to get north of 40 again, 41-6
Am I old or just older than everyone posting. This team feels closest to the 1998 team. offense balanced, defense good etc. Looked like every week, the best team in the country. first 6 games then, only averaged winning margin of 29.5 but also had played at number 11 WVA, home against number 21 Missouri and Number 7 PSU. They were steam rolling everyone and felt like they were heading to the first BCS championship game.
Dear Lord, here come the Saved By The Bell GIFs and MEMEs
While Munford and Bowen have done a good job, the strength of this run group is that middle. Jackson, Meyer and Davis are not just mauling people, they are agile and getting to the second and third levels, opening up those long gains. With Fields being able to slide in the pocket, scramble as needed, his accuracy in the passing game, the receivers, etc. this offense is so multidimensional that i truly believe that this is the best offense i have seen at Ohio State which goes back to the mid 70's.
How many DE would be chasing down Martinez? Any wonder they used him as a wide out / TE in HS also?
Compare the 2017 to 2019 Teams (games both played in Ohio stadium).
Statistically speaking, the MSU defense so far this year compared to 2017 is giving up 40 yards per game less (ALL of it in rushing) Their offense ins passing for more but running for less (A bad thing if you want to control TOP and not have the OSU rushers coming at you all game long.
OSU defense is giving up 70 yards less per game, 45 on pass, 25 on rushing. The offense is gaining 30 yards per game more, 8 yards less in the air and 38 more on the ground. While also scoring 11 pts per game more.
Indiana - short passing game started to eat into MSU defense? I see trouble for MSU. If OSU comes out and starts wuick like all the games this year so far, this could easily be the 2017 game again. MSU hasnt seen a talented BALANCED attack like this, and with the offesive line performing like they are, getting to that second level, i think OSU is going to eat them up large (Like 2017)
Love the interior of the line right now. I thought going in these guys were going to be brawlers and beat people up and they are proving it out. Not only is Myers making Mo Berry look like a rag doll with the initial hit, as he gets back up, he plants him back on the ground. NASTY. The whole interior line shifted the line of scrimmage on that play 3 yards down field as JK took the hand-off. The Tackles seal the ends and and the interior just smacks people. That is the key to the running game right now.
While they are not mentioned in this article other than playing Georgia this weekend, ND is a fly in the ointment if they win. I am a firm believer right now that these are PLAYOFFS, and in order to make the PLAYOFFS you have to win your conference. The committee should be choosing from 5 teams for the PLAYOFFS, the 5 Conference champions. Its up to the conferences as to how they pick their champion, schedule etc. This means no to 2 teams from the same conference (That participant has already been decided). This means no to ND (JOIN A CONFERENCE) and no to the Group of 5 (This means you UCF - you will have to join a Power 5).
The 1998 team - Vegas had them as favorites ON THE ROAD against every team - including that Tennessee team that is somehow ranked as the 35th best of all time????
2 OR's on Starting positions: WR(z) Mack - Olave and LB Borland - Browning
Interesting on that front - thinking that the 2 listed as the OR (Second) might be earning that starting position if a repeat of last week in their play occurs again this week.
Truly like Mack and think he might be better at the (x) than Victor or even in the slot (HB) with his hands
First, to use a line from movie, The Longest Day - "You can't give the enemy a break. Send him to hell."
Second, a quote from A Bridge to far - we will be saying on Nov 30 - "I'm awfully sorry, but I'm afraid we're going to have to occupy your house."
I will hate to see something like last year, ND with games against Georgia and TTUN. When can they make the change that in order to participate i the CFP you must be in a conference? Why do we give ND a pass on this?