If picked by the right organization, Rashod Berry will make an NFL roster. Too much unique athleticism not to at least get a look in someone's camp.
basketball is a lot of fun when shots are going in. That's what I saw. That, and the offense might be better with Kaleb off the floor. Carton, when he begins to reduce his turnovers, will be one the best players in the conference. His is as explosive ( athletic ) as anyone I've seen in while.
When your opponent consistently shoots a high percentage , it's more than just " they were really hot, they shot the lights out " , it is poor defense. I agree with others that offensively, too much emphasis is put on running the sets through Kaleb. K. Wesson struggles to finish against length in the post. If his opponent is taller and or leaps better than him, he will miss alot of shots in close. Anyone who has played bball knows how challenging it can be to finish at the rim against shot blockers, K Wesson is not different. Holtmann needs to reconsider his approach offensively. Defensively, the young guys get lost too often and don't recognize the shooters. Holtmann is a good defensive coach, that he has proven. The D will improve I believe.
I really believe that Berry can make an NFL roster. If the right team / coach picks him, his remarkable, versatile athleticism will shine. I always thought the coaching staff did him a disservice moving him from DE to TE.
I agree with some others that this group has not responded well to physical play . WV, Wisky, and now Maryland come to mind. That seems to be the way to disrupt the OSU offense , be physical. Some posters have been critical of Holtmann, maybe Quadrian Banks should have some criticism pointed his direction.
That IU loss had to be tough on Hoosier fans. Seemed that one was in the bag. And yea, Micah Parsons is a terrific football player. He might be the " Chase Young " of the conference next season.
I have trust in Holtmann. He knows more about his team than we do. Maybe some of the guys on the bench, Gaffney, Diallo, etc , just are not ready to contribute yet. Remember, defense is the coach's first priority and I'm sure that is the major factor in playing time. I also would like to see 9-10 man rotation, but Holtmann must have his reasons. We know he would " prefer " to go deeper into the bench
There's a reason why Herbie has been ESPN's #1 analyst all these years : he is really good. I find him to be very objective and insightful on every game he calls, including OSU.
Fun sarcasm. Love it. This is almost Mark Titus level. Good luck Mr. Woidke, thank you working hard behind the scenes, toiling in anonymity, like the majority of us in life. You are a great Buckeye
I fully expect Holtmann to get this figured out and the Bucks will finish in the top 5 in the conference. Wisky is a tough matchup for alot of teams, especially young groups . The Badgers deliberate pace and physical toughness bothered the young Bucks
It was obvious from the outset, that this would be a tough matchup for the Bucks. Wisky's deliberate pace, slug it out style makes things difficult for alot a teams, especially young team. Ohio State is not a physical team,( with the exception of Young and Mohammed ) . The game vs West Virgina gave opponents the blueprint on playing OSU. But, Holtmann will figure it out. I have tremendous faith in his ability to make the necessary adjustments. I still think the Bucks finish in the top 5 in the conference
I admire Kaleb Wesson's determination to make it to the NBA. Losing weight is not easy for anyone and it appears he has worked very hard on his game to reach his dreams. But...... the pro game has changed so much in the past few years. A 6' 9" player needs to able to defend on the perimeter in pick and roll situations and be a 3pt threat offensively. Kaleb, is a skilled low post player with good hands, similar to , but not the same as ,Jared Sullinger . It is difficult to imagine Kaleb's game translating to today's NBA. I hope he has improved enough to get a good look overseas. He can have a good career there.
Fields took alot of hits in this game . The O line struggled protecting him early in the game. That Sparty D is legitimately very good. Fields could probably do more damage running the ball, but I'm glad he doesn't . That short TD run in the second half , he got belted. Good thing he is big young man. Dobbins ( and Teague ) both ran extremely hard. I really like OSU's tailbacks. I was in the 'Shoe and I was impressed by the crowd. They were into it. Gonna need that energy against Wisconsin and Penn State, too
forgive me for not circling my calendar for these titanic matchups. With declining attendance beginning to become a concern for OSU ( and all around college football ) , I don't think these kind of non conference games gets the fan base excited to leave the comfort of home and their big screen tv
the game in Lincoln will be a tough one , no doubt. I think the Huskers win the Big Ten West