When Fields came trottin back out onto the field against That Team.
Correction: Ryan Day is now our favorite rosy cheeked assassin
Can't wait to see Taron out there dominating.
1986. 7th grade. The Game. Harbaugh. My fireman Dad gets called on a run so Mom takes me. My basketball coach made one exception all year deciding The Game was the only permissable reason to miss practice. Pre-game, driving onto campus, I see the "F" word in written form for the 1st time in my sheltered life. As in "F *ichigan". On dozens of windows, half a hundred banners and a thousand t-shirts. All game long, the chant was "Haaaaaaiiiiiiirrrrrrrballl!" Best 3 hours of my young life until with a minute left, the Bucks had a kick to win it. The kick goes up and everybody in my nose-bleed section a mile from the action cheers - thinking the kick was good. The rest of the stadium falls silent. We lose. I cry. I tell Mom it is the best day of my life but also the worst. She promises I will never miss another Game. Her and Dad come through until I finally get my own student tickets as a law student ten years later.
The Game is the biggest day of the year and never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be reminiscing about that first one at a time in history when the good guys have won 8 in a row. F' *ichigan.
This guy is one of my favorite Buckeyes. Dude loves the game and plays fast and physical. No surprise to me that he has played through this pain and excelled inside a scheme that helps the corners by mixing in just enough zone to keep QBs honest.
When he makes a play, I still find myself yelling "Get out of there Damon" because he is always .05 seconds away from a taunting call but so far, so good.
I haven't watched one minute of ESPN programming - except live games - in 2 years. I miss nothing. I wish people would keep Finebaum, Reese Davis, Steven A. Smith and other nonsense out of my twitter feed as well
Yep, they were all over Fields the first time around. I think he wants to have that protection fixed and see the ball come out a little quicker before we take on the likes of Clemson or LSU. Plus, if you are Leonard, with Fields gimpy the gameplan begins and ends with stopping JK at all costs.
This is the content I am here for. Gotta give credit to Stud and his slobs. They are the most underappreciated group almost every year and as Urbs used to say, "We are an O-line driven program." That interior is straight-up nasty. And how about Munford playing through injury and the Bowen come-back story. Most of these guys are likely back and the depth is better than it has been in years - the backups open holes when they get their chance. I can't wait to see Harry Miller next to Josh Myers next year (and hopefully Wyatt Davis if he stays.)
KJ Hill, Mr. Reliable. If I need a punt caught, that's my guy and he did it a lot for us last year.
In my opinion, the Big Ten Championship features the two best running backs, two best offensive lines, two best defenses and two best coaches in the Big Ten. And the Bucks will win by 30. This is the best Buckeye team I have ever seen. They can run the ball on anybody but I have a feeling Ryan Day is going to feature the passing attack early and often.
I don't think there is any doubt the passing game will be better. I actually don't think Fields has scratched the surface of how good he can be as a passer, especially given the experience and a full 2nd year under Day. The receiving corps is going to be sblazing fast across the board with Olave, Williams, Wilson and Gill all being explosive athletes to go with a recruiting class that should be ready to contribute big-time by the time The Game comes around. Putting Harry Miller in next to Wyatt Davis and Josh Myers gives us the most dominant interior in the country to protect Fields and pave the way for a ground game which should again be dominant.
As a man who came of age during the Cooper years, thank you Urban most of all for 7-0! I couldn't have even dreamed of it.
I second that gif
This is a fan forum. This is the place. This is the water cooler of the internet. Post this stuff here and I don’t have to roll around in the muck of actual twitter.
I am not buying this guy as the snitch though For what it’s worth
Navy, I laughed at your comment then realized you were possibly being serious. If so, I am surprised you don’t see more of a distinction between the sport’s premier college football analyst floating unsubstantiated rumors to his national tv audience versus some fan on a Buckeye fan forum floating some twitter stuff that he even said was just twitter stuff. C’mon man.
I really like Youtubetv for sports. Unlimited DVR which acts a lot more like a cable DVR than Hulu Live or directv now did (I can watch a game on delay, fast forward through the breaks and not have to worry about it "jumping to live" if I switch channels. I miss NFL Network games but I get everything else I need for sports. I don't watch much else but the kids seem happy with their options too.
Nice research BrutusB
+1 but don't make me do math. How many sacks then if he played every down for 15 games?
Not true at all. Here are some other ways you could be wrong:
1. Dawand Jones comes in and has to play this year because of injuries - even you would acknowledge that if he goes in with six minutes left to go in Ann Arbor, we will be appreciative for every snap he had prior.
2. Dawand Jones ends up not developing into an NFL-type (spoiler: he won't) and he ends up wasting a scholarship that could have gone to an elite recruit that fifth year. (It happens.)
3. Dawand Jones, like many 18-19 year-olds, doesn't develop the way he could have in year one because the coaches made the mistake of telling him they were going to limit him to four games of mop-up action.
4. Dawand Jones block a kick in the NC game... I could go on but I won't. Trust the coaches.
The top teams are dominant because of their third and sometimes fourth year dominant players - Young, Okudah, Myers, Davis, Munford, etc. For every "pretty good" fifth year redshirt player the Buckeyes develop over time, that is one less recruit who might turn into one of those elite guys.
The top teams are also dominant because of the culture of elite competition every day for every position. Fans are so quick to pencil in starters (like they do at most places) but two guys that know they are going to start next year don't have the same edge.
This move sets up a hell of a battle between five-star Petit-Frere and "project" Dawand Jones and both guys - and the team - will benefit from it.
Trust the coaches. We burned a redshirt on 3/4-star Chris Olave last year and people were wondering why - until he went out and helped us kick TTUN's ass. People were saying, 'why burn his redshirt? We have Campbell, McLaurin, Dixon, backed up by Hill, Mack, Saunders, Victor...we are wasting this guy's redshirt.'
If a dog is going to bite, he is going to bite as a pup. The coaches are saying that there is no way in hell that this dancing giant is going to be here for five years. And other higher rated tackles might want to take note.
KSU just scored another TD!!! 41-23
Haubeil is gonna need a nickname. What a weapon
Bizarre decision to not call TO to save Fields from having to sit out that play. Esp. considering we were knocking on the red zone.
Anyone else worried/concerned Day has RunDMC returning punts in the rain instead of KJ