The in game adjustments this year is something I have never seen when it comes to previous years. That is why the 2nd quarter is the dominate quarter for OSU. The coaches do not wait until half time to adjust they do it on the fly. They see what the other team is doing after a possession or 2 and they correct to play against that. The measurement is that OSU is the best offense in the 2nd quarter in the country scoring 21 points in that quarter where last year it was 11.
I see your point of view but the Buckeye players don't need defending from people. The play on the field does the defending. Maybe it is just me but let them talk it will make it that much better when OSU wins the game.
No I think you have the logic of the site down pretty well. You did forget one other piece, we would whine if they did show up as well. Welcome to the family.
That makes complete sense, I do understand that. Thank you.
My first game at the Shoe was 1998 Michigan State and that whole terrible game. We sat in the south stands and the thing I remember most was how terrifying they were. If you dropped something you can chalk it up to gone forever, also me being so young I was scared of falling through. But I am sure now its a safety hazard but still a great environment. I also remember going behind the south stands and there used to be a gate that you could walk through and go into the stadium. It was the carpet turf but so cool being a kid and walking on the field where so many greats have stood.
I did have a question about the post, you mentioned that they officially enclosed the stadium but wouldn't the traditionalist say that is not correct? The integrity of the horseshoe is still in tack because the south stands do not officially connect to the rest of the stadium. Therefore not officially enclosed? Maybe I am thinking incorrectly but I thought that was a huge sticking point for many people with the renovations.
i am not sure what you expected from them? OSU is going to get the best shots of every team they play and you are saying they did not win in the trenches and have changed it to now it was a draw in the first half. The goal of any team is to break the will of their opponent and they did that. I am sorry but the correlation you make to the first quarter last night to what we will see next week is not clicking for me.
It was such an incredible/crazy moment for college football. Knowing what we know now, that kid broke his dang hip and they dog piled on top of him. What a crazy player and run back he had but couldnt celebrate any of it in that moment.
That is a crazy amount of players turning over in a short period of time. You hear about a couple with a new coach but he is turning over the whole team. I would add though that he kind of did help build the Oregon team, he was the OC for 5 years before being the head coach and Mariotta was specifically recruited by him. He was a visionary when it came to spread offenses before it became cool to do but college football is the spread now so his ideas are not shocking to anyone. Also that Nike thing really helped him get players to go to Eugene.
No, i totally agree with you he is/was a top flight CB prospect. I was just saying Day was not on the staff that recruited him and if he wants to come they need to re-recruit him and go through THEIR evaluation.
Meyer recruited him and Day and Hafley were not on the staff that recruited him. It will be interesting to see what they do with all the talent coming in next year.
They are going to cut the number 1 pick after year 2? What are you on and can I have some?
I love Joe Burrow and what he is doing at LSU. I dont think he would fit with what Day and his offense is but I find myself actively rooting for him every week.
I watched that game as well and I am not sure that what happened would qualify as being Thug U. I saw a lot of confusion by the officials to get the player off the field and he was backing up but they called '12 men in the huddle' which was weird. And we see targeting every single week so that would qualify as Thug U either. I get your anger about your Cavaliers losing a game you shouldn't have but not sure I see the Thug U being Thug U. Also if they were called Thug U that would qualify as 'The U is Back' and they are not.
My vote would be Pac 12 for the following reasons:
I have the option of a whole conference that is completely wide open and really comes down to USC getting the right coach in that system. If they get a decent coach that can close down recruiting on the west coast they could change CFB landscape. Also that conference is so weak a strong coach in that conference could ideally run the table every year.
With the B1G and ACC options, Clemson and OSU are so far ahead of the other teams that I do not see that happening in the near future. Especially in the ACC. With the B1G a team could beat OSU but they still have to run into an Alabama or Georgia and no teams in those conferences could compete against them besides teams that can recruit and develop that talent.
If I based my opinion on the comment section, I would hate Fickell, I would have fired Larry Johnson because he couldn't recruit DTs, and every waking thought that I had would be about TTUN. Also your comment was - Is it just me or is Teague a better all around back compared to JK Dobbins and I was answering your point with my opinion.
Its just you
The only thing I can think of picking the OL is if you have heard the name before or on one of the best teams. Last year had the NC State center that was a first rounder, one from Alabama, Oklahoma, Clemson and a Wisconsin guy.
Like clockwork we get the debate on 11w about the alternate uniforms and whether they were amazing or horrible and I get the debate. The next annual debate on 11w is coming up in 3 weeks, big time opponent comes to town and people angry that the atmosphere is lacking and majority of the crowd isn't standing and yelling.
I think the black cleats look slick as heck and even though I was slow, made me look faster. The problem is the money that Ohio State gets from Nike has made that impossible. Nike has their test cleats that players wear, LeBron has his cleats that come out that Ohio State has to wear. There is way to much money in apparel now for it to go back to being the same for everyone across the board.
Onion articles are fair game on 11w now? Not to sound like an old guy but I liked the site in the old days when we talked Ohio State sports and our joys and frustrations with what we were watching.
While that point is true, but have you been to a noon game at the Shoe? Have you been to a night game at the Shoe? Dont tell me there is not a difference in atmosphere there that shows recruits what the stadium can do, so to your point not so much.
Every single day I log into this amazing site and continuously see 'What is wrong with TTUN' topic. Why? This topic has been analyzed every day we don't need anymore.
I saw this topic and called Directv about this, ESPN is clear and safe. The problem is Sinclair which owns ABC and FOX in Columbus. The expiration date is this coming Friday and it sounds like they will be going away for a little bit. So might want to look at ways to get ABC and FOX for the near future.
Hang on, you are telling me a 30 point beat down at the hands of a 6-6 Purdue team wasn't the reason that Ohio State didnt get into the CFP? But instead was the strength of the B1G as a whole? Sorry but I am not buying your reasoning.
That year it was not the defensive coaches that were the problem. You had Fickell, Johnson, Coombs, and I believe Schiano with Fickell as main DC. It was the offensive coaches that caused me to question everything. Wariner and Beck calling a game still makes me want to vomit.