Revisionist history. It would not have mattered, Okies lone loss was by 3 to Texas , a big rivalry game at a neutral site, the Purdue blowout loss was exactly what kept us out. Okie D may have sucked but they only had the one 3pt good loss we had the one really bad loss.
Against Iowa the O looked terrible also.... should we have fired Day or Wilson ? Against OKie we could not get the ball in the end zone even though we threatened and missed field goals and had to settle for FG's. And I will say that after JT having one of his best games bringing the Buckeyes back against PSU the game before Iowa, JT looked bad along with the whole O against Iowa.
I'm starting to blame the Iowa and Purdue games on mental let downs, not so much because we lost but because we got blown out. And I don't have an answer for why that happens but I lean towards getting over confident which usually leads to lack of edge or focus and the team leaders and coaches need to get that shored up and to be honest I think Urban would be better at kicking butts to get things done where I'm not sure if Day has that . I think Urban left because his health problems were not letting him get that done.
Yes hopefully simple will be better ... and stats are helpful but they don't always tell the whole story. We could end up the 40th best defense instead of 79th and that would be better but it may not be enough to get key wins just like being 8th also may mean not getting key wins.
You almost forget how well Coop recruited Having two #1 overall NFL draft picks
over 13 years with a 2-10-1 record ? even a stopped clock is right twice a day ...
2016 Thomas goes 2nd rnd... What did the Browns do with the picks that year? Is that the year they picked the WR from IIRC Baylor 1st rnd who is not even with the team? When will the two Ohio NFL franchises learn you can't loose with Buckeyes most of the time.
2014 CFP Champion & BIG Champion Cardale Jones gave me my 3 favorite backup QB moments... and will never be surpassed. Kenny G would come in 2nd and I cannot remember any thing else coming close to those two. Scott McMullen honorable mention in 2003
and 3 years later, he still had a team that sucked .... with his recruiting.....it took him almost 6 years to start making a difference and his coaching still sucked. Coop the accidental CF HOF because he got lucky and got a coaching gig at tOSU which mainly recruits itself but it does not coach itself.
Al MILF's in the Cleveland area... or maybe GILF's
When did Meyer play for a 2nd NC while at tOSU? He got to the CFP but only played in one NC game.
I understand your point but that will not happen , they could tighten it up though with some rules that disallow transfers during certain periods of time, etc., only allowing hardship transfers at any time IOW have a short window for when they can actually transfer and then that window closes til the next window. I think this needs to be looked at. Grad transfers would be a different window as they already have completed their dgree thus allowing them more latitude, etc.
Andrade would be a good option as of right now if it takes a scholly.... if we cannot get a decent QB grad transfer.
Sure Chugs will beat Bama as Tua went down and Hurts transferred..
Alabama lost there backup Jalen Hurts just recently IIRC he ended up in Oklahoma.
I really don't consider them Buckeyes till they put pen to paper as this is what matters not just talking about it.
Let us hope he does not hit the transfer portal anytime soon ,of course he would have a hard time playing near home and going to college so we got that working for us.
Of course, as we are well aware, there is probably a lot more to the reason why Urban stepped down, but the point still remains that he was able to do so in a way that protected his legendary status as one of college football’s greatest coaches of all-time.
You and McMurphy working on something?
For some reason ESPIN always munson's us...
I hope they can transition here to winning all BIG and All American team honors
That X through the "O" means they never beat Ohio State....it is there to remind them of that fact.
I don't even see how we can expect to have the same passing statistics last year this year and I'm not sure why fans want to see that or can even expect it... we have a dual threat QB , the running game will be a bigger part of the offense and that is probably a good thing as it will make the passing game easier to execute for the new QB's.. I look at this as a positive not a negative. We won't have to rely on the pass only and we won't need to hopefully but in this scenario the running game helps the passing game unlike last year when nobody feared the running game.
The main reasons we don't have 8 teams are the bowl tie ins and the added length to the season and they both boil down to money. Shortening the reg season would cause to many teams to miss out on needed revenue and lengthening it would put to much stress on student athletes of a few teams. The bowls and tradition are another issue along with the money from the bowls and adding more games would just cause a bigger outcry for paying players is another issue.
They should have done the 8 team playoff to begin with but a compromise was made so it would happen with four teams to keep all these issues out of the picture. It was simply a bad compromise, at least the end result but the best they could come up with. I'm sure the idea of having some games played with 8 teams required using home team sites for the higher seeds and weather was also brought up as the sites for 4 team playoff games are in domes or what are considered good weather areas. They seen what FCS teams did but they could not pull the trigger from what was already established for the FBS, it was just to much of a shakeup that they could not get enough folks to buy into it. IMO
You can pass out of the zone read ...Cardale and JT burned them many times with the zone read action and then dropping to pass and it led to some nice scramble yards also as we sent WR deep and left defenders out of position to make a play .
I'm so glad to see the zone read back when we have a QB that can utilize it to the fullest. I'm so glad to see Day letting Fiields play to his strengths.
I wish I could upvote this... the read option and the counter plays along with the wham blocks from TE's , WR's and OL were the bread and butter that led the 2014 team to a CFB National Championship. I have no idea what some of these fans thought we did mainly to win that season . These running plays had the defenders reeling trying to stop and set them up for some of the big downfield shots that Smith and Thomas took to the house and big yards.. Hardly any team wins the big ones being one dimensional.
I'm thinking in Ibi's Soph year we may see Holtman try and get out and run some on offense. He can run the court pretty good for a big and has the stamina and athleticism. That is a winning combo if H can get it done , be able to run when its there or go down and play a set offense. I really like this kid I think he can and will surprise. I hope Oden will be around to give him some coaching.
The Sparty BB team had the identical color scheme and design that they wore a couple times during the season. It looked bad on them also. Not sure what they find so special about that crappy greenish/yellow color combined with their regular green school color combined together on those unis , the combo really sucks, remind me of some of those sucky Oregon Ducks unis.
"My trust in him is marrow deep"