20-6 Stanford is up with 2:45 left in the third quarter.
Stanford is rolling now. Cardinal knocking on the door again.
So much fun seeing the Buckeyes through the eyes of a child. Pure, unadulterated joy when they win.
Good stuff, Pere Grand.
Amen, brother. Been sold since the first day I walked into The Shoe as a youngster in 1975.
Agree. And if defenses start dropping eight in coverage? Throw Dobbins and Weber in that briar patch. Those two gonna eat.
Pro style QB? Doesn’t seem like Meyer’s usual MO.
Two words: Northland Mall.
It didn't stop him from throwing to Mack after he dropped 4 against TCU. Why rattle him at Penn State and not at TCU? There were also about 3-4 drops against IU. Didn't seem to rattle him then.
So, count me in that group dismissing it. The pressure of PSU's blitz and threat of getting hit rattled Haskins.
It's been a consistent trend for Nick Saban Alabama teams against big arm QBs on relatively decent teams. And, no, they were not all mobile QBs. Bo Wallace was a statue.
Bama rarely loses. But when they have, it's generally in a game where a team can throw the ball all over the place because they maintain the threat of running the ball. I believe OSU maintains that threat with Weber and Dobbins.
I agree though, that Haskins's lack of pocket mobility may be the limiting factor.
For every Jaylon Smith, there are literally hundreds of college football players who play the entire season including the bowl game without a career ending injury. Every time a player steps on the field they are at risk.
It's a bad comparison, because Smith wasn't returning from an injury just to play in a single bowl game, or the CFP. Bosa's situation is very different, because he's currently injured and wouldn't return until December at the earliest.
Urban Meyer after each successive win in The Shoe:
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Settling for FGs inside the 25 instead of scoring TDs cost the Buckeyes 12 points.
Being too one dimensional on offense and having an iffy defense is not going to beat Alabama or Clemson.
That's simply not true. Texas A&M, Oklahoma, & Ole Miss (x2) all beat better Alabama defenses with passing. In Ole Miss and OU's cases the pass to run yardage was 3:1 or 4:1. Bama's strength has always been stopping the run, but great QBs have shredded their secondary in past. And none of those four teams had outstanding defenses.
I don’t completely disagree, but as a coach there’s only so much you can do. Once 18-22 year old players take the field, strange things can happen. Especially in the mental game.
My stepmom always said “Don’t make any big life decisions before age 30, because you’re not playing with a full deck.”
Purdue’s offense has potential, but that defense though. They are really bad.
Turnover margin also favors the Buckeyes.
I’m much more confident about the ‘twos’ playing in this game on the O Line than I was against IU or MN.
Three LBs are in the top 5 tacklers on the team, including #2.
One LB leads the team in forced fumbles.
One LB is 2nd or 3rd in TFL.
None of them were starters last year.
Hearing him explain how last year, the line could expect to block for the run more as opposed to blocking for a pass was something I had never considered and it made me think a little more.
Your offense takes on the personality of your QB. Haskins is a gunslinger, so he’s going to look to pass first. It’s something the line, running backs, Meyer and the fans need to accept and get used to. I don’t see it changing, and if it continues to produce 400-500 yards of offense and 40+ points per game, I’m ok with that.
I like it a lot.
Was going to post something similar, so I'll add this to your comments.
The Buckeyes have suffered three upsets to unranked teams: 2014 VaTech, 2016 PSU (#7 in final rankings) and 2017 Iowa. All the other losses were to teams ranked fairly close (2-8 places lower) to the Buckeyes, and who finished the season ranked either above or within two places of Ohio State in the final rankings.
Since 2012, Urban Meyer's Buckeye teams have had one undefeated season, owned a share of the Big Ten East all six seasons and won it outright four times, won the Big Ten twice, and played for an won one NC. He's 77-8 and 50-3 in the Big Ten.
Saban's Crimson Tide teams have been 'outcoached' or lost to a lesser ranked opponent every season, except their undefeated season in 2009, and their #2-v-#1 match-up against LSU in 2011. Bama has only gone undefeated once (2009), and only twice in the regular season (2009 & 2016). In 2010 and 2011, 'Bama didn't even win their division, let alone their conference.
Since 2012, Bama has owned a share of the SEC West all six seasons and won it outright four times, won the SEC four times, and played for the NC four times winning three. He's 77-8, and 43-5 in the SEC. Oh, and 6 of his 77 wins came against FCS teams, so Saban is only 71-8 versus FBS opponents.
|season||opponent||opp rank||bama's rank||score|
|2008||Florida (SEC CCG)||#2||#1||20-31|
|2008||Utah (Sugar Bowl)||#7||#4||17-31|
|2013||Oklahoma (Sugar Bowl)||#11||#3||31-45|
|2014||Ohio State (Sugar Bowl)||#4||#1||35-42|
You are an idiot.
Please refrain from name calling. It's a commenting policy violation, and it's not a good look.
I really do want to use some military connections I have, track you down, and kick you square between the tiny nuts you might have.
honestly, how is this any better than what you've accused the OP of?
I thought Franklinton had become the 'hipster' place to buy and gentrify. I would think putting the soccer stadium near there might help things along.
Or, if he had dropped it when he landed in the end zone, would it have been an incomplete catch?
Rewatched the MN game, and Haskins had a pair of nice runs for about 5-6 yards. I just wish one of them had been down by the goal line on 2nd and 3rd and goal. Settling for three down there sucks.
Not yet, but I can if you'd like.
Burrow, a graduate transfer from The Plains, Ohio,
I didn't realize one could get an undergrad degree from The Plains. It's as if they're going out of their way to avoid admitting that he came from Ohio State.