Amen, Keith! It’s very tough to beat a good team AND the refs in a game. It’s just too bad we had to have a few close calls that required a slanted view to make the final decision.
Totally agree, I think this was the best team I have ever seen. Thought the ‘98 team was the best but this team is much better. We have three stud corners (counting Wade here) and a great safety in Fuller. All four will have NFL careers and Pro Bowl selections.
I am going to think back very fondly on this team for however much longer I live. Thank you 2019 Buckeyes for your efforts!
Proctor makes me nervous. He’s going to make some great plays, then have a very poor judgement moment, like on long TD run where the Clemson QB faked him out bad. Wade makes that play if he’s in.
Also don’t agree with you on Riep, I thought he played well. He should be a bright spot next year, along with my guy Sevyn Banks. I think Banks is a stud in the making.
Taking three steps certainly goes under a football move if that is a factor. And all are right, that ball NEVER moved. It was secured for three steps and dislodged during the tackle.
Simple one word heading for an Ohio State article on the game: Jobbed.
Referees should never determine the outcome of a game. Also a sign of poor officiating, how many holding calls were there on the offensive lines last night? I don’t recall a single one and I know the linemen aren’t that good.
One thing I hope and pray our coaching staff is prepared for - the Wisconsin blue-print of a first half. The Badgers knew they would not be able to beat our speed but they confused the hell out of our defense and the offensive line. The jet motion across and the counter behind it. After four of those I told the group I was with at the game "the next time they run that it will be the jet getting the ball" and they popped it big. Believe that was their fourth down play if I remember right.
The D staff should open the game knowing that Chase will be getting doubled and have the blitz package / adjustment ready right away. We also need to play press over the WRs and not let them get free for the quick slants.
The Badgers also confused the O-line and Fields to some extent. Fields should go through his first three reads and if no one is open, start to evacuate the pocket. He cannot sit in there and wait for a open receiver to pop up. Get out and take any yardage we need with his legs. He should be much better healed in three weeks, and hopefully not needed that bigger, bulky brace.
In the next two games, we cannot wait until half time to make the adjustments or we could be too far out of the game.
You have a great point, Buckeye!! I totally agree with you.
As much as I hate TTUN, they are our bitch and NO ONE else messes with them. GO B1G!!
Yes indeed, the young man is a human highlight reel. Every week the MI Prep Zone seemed to have game footage of him. He's going to be electric, trust me.
I wonder if Ash would come back if we were to lose Hafley.
Rumors are that assistants need to be let go at UT. If that is not done, Herman may be in jeopardy there. The Texans are getting very impatient with this program again.
I agree Wyandot and I also think there are some assistants that want to be here, for example Brian Hartline. I would think this man is here for a long time. He played here, now coaches here, and I hope (and pray) he feels he is at his dream school again and will not leave.
Fear the season? I damn near shit all over the floor when I saw Fields take that shot!
Wow - took the words right out of my mouth! Very accurate as well while throwing off his back foot and on the run. This young man would look really nice in the S&G.
Me? Oh hell no... I think Minnyscrotum was over-rated ever since that scare from the Jackrabbits.
I think we match up better against Wisconsin, shut down the run game and we beat them. Their defense is better than Minnesota’s but I think the Gophers are more potent and unpredictable on offense.
I really can’t see Wisconsin pulling the upset but they will score more than one TD next Saturday.
I totally forgot about this young man’s incredible performance when I mentioned Urban said legends are born in this game. I mentioned JK and Justin but forgot this mammoth game by the great young freshman, Mr. Garrett Wilson.
Three legends were born, please forgive my oversight.
And The Ohio State athletics department should help pay his contract.
That’s just how the pickle squirted.... love that phrase!! Still trying to figure it out, though...
The biggest weakness I see is that his staff doesn’t help make players faster. Look at our backs like Weber and Dobbins, and our corners and safeties. They have gotten quicker since their freshman years. I don’t see that happening with his players.
Might have been able to prevent them?? Only way was to hold like hell, dude got burned twice - bad. Metellus must be a foreign language word for slow.
I felt we should have been pressing the receivers to slow them down and hurt the timing. Most passes were catch, step and throw. Hard to get pressure if you don’t slow up the receivers.
Lamp, the way JK is talking now he may come back. Or maybe all the “so much more to prove” is reference to playoffs and a National Championship.
My gut says we saw his last game against our hated rivals and he was the brightest star that day.
Nice post, Navy.
Urban told his players legends are born in this game. I think two were born yesterday in Dobbins and Fields. Great players play big in the biggest games and they absolutely tore it up.
I think the magic number here is 30. Whoever gets to 30 wins, period. With that said, I cannot seen TTUN scoring that much against our defense. They can only do it if they get some special teams or defensive TDs. That said, I like the Bucks in this one 42-21. TTUN may not put up that much on us. I also think Garrett gets a PR for 6. He is due and on the big stage as well. If he doesn't do it here, HE WILL next week.
Is this a good omen or what? Ezekiel?? How awesome!!