Vermeil and Coop were old friends, and it showed sometimes. Brent, on the other hand, was a Bo protege - sooo. But he still had the Holy Buckeye call!
Both of these players flashed talent at times last season. If they can become more dependable, it takes a lot of pressure off of the incoming freshmen to have an immediate impact. Then they can just play, without the burden of expectations. And I think we will see improved production from both Muhammad and Washington, among a couple others who struggled a bit with expanded roles last year
Day was a grad assistant at UF. Maybe Mattison knew him from that time?
They probably will be nooners.
If it was as simple as just “realizing” that losing weight would help both performance and health, it would be an easy thing to do. But behavioral change is tough. And even if you do it, it’s hard to maintain new habits until they become entrenched. Considering the struggle it is for most people, the mind blowing part is what he’s accomplished.
That’s just football. Yes, MSU left points on the field. But so did OSU.
Great list of visitors for Coach Holtmann. Thanks for sharing, Colin.
Let’s pump the brakes a bit on Master Teague. He’s been a wonderful backup RB this season. But it’s not easy to be the lead back at OSU. Just ask JK Dobbins. No one saw his sophomore slump coming. So I’ll enjoy both players for who they are at the moment rather than who they might be. All signs are good so far for MT, but I am not ready to proclaim him better than JK at this point.
Ok, so that genius PSU fan thinks the B1G office is protecting OSU for the playoffs by suspending a Nebraska player after the game? Even if we play them again, which could only happen in the conference championship game, he wouldn’t be suspended any more. Maybe you could make a case that they’re picking on Nebraska or protecting Northwestern, but as you said, this has no effect on OSU.
I don’t think he understands what the word “protect” means.
And despite all that, Josh Myers was destroying people out there. The appropriate revenge.
Actually Urban found very creative ways to be conservative. He used formations and personnel to spread you out and then pound the A and B gaps. He was very honest with Gerry DiNardo in the first interview he did after being hired. As DiNardo tried to make the case that spread teams were soft when it came to power running, Urban told him that OSU would use the spread to run power. And he did that to great effect.
Day is making some minor changes that build off of that foundation. But those small changes are having a dramatic impact
The funny thing is that a QB sweep would have drawn howls of derision in 2017 with JTB at the helm because it was overused. It almost always worked, but was basically a move the chains play.
Now with Day’s offense fully implemented, that is a constraint play that can go for bigger yardage.
Who downvotes this? One upvote from me.
Completely different players so I’m not sure that’s the pairing I’d make. The team needs a big and a wing in that class though. Bediako is looking good. Branham seems 50/50. But who knows what other players might emerge. If they do end up with a class of Etzler, Meechie, Bediako, and Branham, that would be damn good
Margin of victory means nothing. A simple FG win against Iowa and Purdue the past two seasons and OSU was in the playoffs. Just win the damned game
Watching these clips just illustrates that the players aren’t finished products at this age. Add in better scheme design and skill development, and you have the recipe for improvement we’ve seen.
But I think it’s worth noting the effort that a Mattison mentioned in the last quote. The players deserve a lot of credit for the hard work that goes into making these changes and making them effective
Welcome to Buckeye Nation, Zed Key!!!
He’s a solid big with both a face up and back to the basket game. And in an era of positionless players, he’ll be a good inside player. Glad to have him!
Honestly the post should be removed in the name of common decency
Davon Hamilton has had a great start to the season
So you’re saying he’s unusual
Nailed it. Villanova is a prime example of what Holtmann is building with versatile interior players who don’t need to play back to the basket
Holtmann knows better than us who is likely to commit. If OSU had a legitimate chance at Williams, Holtmann would still be after him. I’m fine taking a player of Key’s caliber and waiting to see what the product on the floor looks like.
Plus it took a talented team to play a style with such a small margin for error. That’s what made that season so unique. No team has come close to replicating the formula since. Not at any program, as far as I’ve siren. So good luck with that Dino
You’re tight, but he’s young. I was impressed to see so much Corny Greene love from someone who never saw him play. It’s not even worth comparing passing stats because Woody never threw the ball in those days and Cornelius was a triple option QB. And he was great at it. Felt so bad for him and the team after the 1976 Rose Bowl. He, especially, took a ton of flak. Good for him to get this recognition all these years later
I would take William Buford
Good job, Damon. You did the work, now you’re reaping the rewards.
And honestly, Gus Johnson on the call - best in the business.