Fred Pagac ?
No, I think what we are seeing is normal angst about a defense that needs new pieces inserted on the D-Line and backfield. While the recruited talent and coaching leads us to hope the 2020 defense will approach silver bullet status, only actual game performance will either confirm or assuage our concerns.
Yeah, it is now or never for this group.
Old guy here whose years are short to live the fellowship of Ohio State football. Savor and share the experiences with family and friends. Nothing is guaranteed.
Ohio State's defensive resurgence in 2019 was in big part due to the discipline of keeping the play in front of them. Gone was individual play designed to make the highlight reel. The question for 2020 will that discipline carry forward?
Damn he's small.
But he is living the dream.
Based solely on the eyeball test it is Clemson, then Alabama. As to whether or not our Buckeyes belong in that stratosphere, we can revisit the topic a week from today.
Some of the early games in the year of contagion were horrid in terms of execution, especially on special teams. Will Ohio State be susceptible to the "rust" especially since there is no G5 patsy on the revised schedule for them to have a safe warm up game?
Hooker? Freakish Ball Skills? Don't go there NorthBerg!
I have felt along that the advent of the CFP and the trend heading to some sort of pay for play arrangements would force the P5 to break from the NCAA as they no longer share overriding philosophies. I also feel a break would force the P5 to shrink to a P4 with 32 teams as the Kansas, Rutgers, and Vandys would never be able to compete. The only reason that it has not happened is March Madness.
Oh but can an ultimate Type A persona forever resist the siren call of his avocation.? Only Shelley knows for certain.
Old guy here. 60 plus years of OSU fandom that span many soul shattering defeats. Yet hate comes harder to hold on to as the seasons roll.. In this orbit of the sun labeled 2020, I will be thankful just for the opportunity to watch the Buckeyes play the game of football.
The secret to Ryan Day's success on offense is that he is pragmatic. He is not ideologically wedded to any one system or style. He is willing to adapt to his personel and the opponent's defense. He is not locked in a never ending search for the next Percy Harvin.
Lets wait until November 1st before we complain about the media polls.
With the remnants of Hurricane Delta heading towards UpState South Carolina, weather may be an equalizer. Still Clemson unfortunately is as good as advertised. Tigers 31-14
Would a hearty 69-0 score prediction get you past that type of bush fixation?
A Friendly Bush? Progeny of Mr. Tree from Lucy's Toyshop?
There is no way you can justify the baseball player's action. Yet the case may be interesting if the dismissal was issued under Title IX edicts, where due process is sometimes sketchy.
Pay back is always a enjoyable, but remember schadenfreude is a two way street. That and long live Mike Leach.
throwing dimes every game as a buckeye -
Therein lies the rub. Young Mr. Haskins possessed the strongest and most accurate arm in Ohio State history.. Yet being a quarterback involves more than having a cannon attached to your shoulder. Experience and the ensuing intangibles that develop from that experience matter.
Nixon? Germans? He's rolling!
As our Mr. Haskins will attest, experience matters.
I had the privilege as a teen to attend games where Gibson, Marichal, Drysdale, and Koufax were starting pitchers against the Reds. Gibson was the best.