I love this post!
I think scheme has to be entered into that list. Remember in the days before Day when the passing game was throw it deep, throw it deep, or throw it to the sideline to the RB at the LOS? It was very incomplete. Now, with Day, it’s a real passing offense.
I’d love to know how many missed tackles there were among the players making 85% of them. I don’t think there’d be many. It was a lack of gap integrity that usually led to the big plays on the ground...not bad angles or missed tackles. So, if the new scheme makes it easy to play fast and still know where to be, this team could once again dominate the run game like the Silver Bullets we are all craving!
Exactly. And have there been any stories at this point of Urban being involved in anything from a football standpoint? I haven’t heard anything other than him observing practice. His duties at FOX seems like a full time gig to me. Between the time it will take to travel back and forth plus the time to prepare for the show and do whatever little bit he is supposed to do for OSU, when will he have time to really bother Day?
Please get rid of that. Seems like pee wee pre game.
Everyone on the outside wants to say the Buckeyes are the underdog this year. However, I have yet to read an actual analysis for that conclusion. I’m not talking about one from the dip shit Gameday host from up North either.
Home game - check. (But who cares?)
Returning QB - check. (Again, who cares? What’s he have around him?)
Awesome story! I could read stuff like that all day!!
Oh my God, I love the thought of this..."but so far he's looking like a beautiful blend of both Urban Meyer and Jim Tressel." If Ryan Day is this, he can be coach forever.
That's great! Thanks for the info. My wife is worried that we will get there and the trees will still be bear and it will look like winter. The cog railway looks awesome! So does driving up. Have you done that? Lots of breweries in Portland it looks like.
Thanks. Will the leaves and flowers all be out by then?
We are staying in North Conway and planning on going up to the top of Mt. Washington, a day trip to Portland, and several short hikes (have 4 kids ages 4, 8, 12, and 13). Do you have any pearls of wisdom on where we should go or what we should do?
I think they'll be good to go when it comes to in-game adjustments. That's what he's been doing his entire career. I guess the wild-card with that could be how well he does it with the new "OC" from Ok State. I think the biggest thing will be keeping control of the team through any adversity they may face early. Let's say the team is down by ten heading into the 4th quarter of the UC game. What do they do?? If they play their ass of but still lose...how do they respond? That kind of stuff will be where Day defines his 1st year, in my opinion.
Does the "NH" mean you're in New Hampshire? Going there the 1st week of June for vacation. Worried about the weather being cold and rainy. What do you think?
I just hope they can make every type of block so the run game (with the RB) can be complete. I want to see our RB's run power...not only the QB. That's one of the things I loved about watching the Okie State offense...they could attack in so many ways running and passing. OSU hasn't really been that way since we had Vannett and Heurman because there hasn't been a TE who could really block. For the RB to get the ball on power, the TE must be solid at both leading through and kicking out. For Fields to get to run power, JK must be able to kick out, lead through or seal back side. Very hopeful to see that stuff return to the offense. Those create explosive run plays.
These guys just can't keep their mouths shut! IT'S AWESOME!
I get they wanna protect the players but wow...it’s not like they are coming outta fall camp. 15 practices in a month isn’t exactly the Bataan Death March. I hope “no tackling” isn’t a preview of the season. Running, 10 minute clock? Could miss a quarter going to the bathroom.
That’s actuall why I mentioned Watt. I should have been more clear with how I worded it.
The one in the article. Not the one at the top. Not saying he’s a bad looking kid. These schools don’t spend money on official visits for bad lookkng kids. He may have been a sophomore in the pic for all I know. Just saying he has to know...he’s probably not waking right into Bama, OSU, etc and being in the two deep. Bosas do that. Then get picked in the first few picks of the draft. Unless he’s a guy like a Bosa or JJ Watt...he will need time to develop. That’s all I’m saying.
He mentioned he wanted to talk to 3rd stringers and ask if they still like the place even though they don’t play. Sounds like maybe he is partially trying to figure out where he will be happiest while he develops. Maybe that is an old picture, but he doesn’t look physically ready to play at OSU. Could take a couple years to work his way up and he may realize that. Look at all the physical specimens and incredible athletes who can’t get on the field. He’s aware of that.
True. Can’t really complain about free. And I’m not complaining really. It’s just kinda...repetitive.
This might not be an unpopular comment but the Skull Seesion used to be a morning dose of OSU short stories with a random tidbit from anywhere. It was infused with humor and DJ’s self deprecating quips. Now it’s just a daily opinion piece about OSU stories most people are already awake of.
For a guy that had to get out of a grind...just a flight back and forth to LA every weekend for a full football season would be exhausting.
People worried about Urban hovering too closely won't have to worry about that if Urban is on the west coast coast doing this show every Saturday. He was tired of the grind of the season. It'll be a grind just getting too and from LA every week. That sounds miserable.
Sure, but these guys act like he throws picks as soon as pressure start to get to him
Love how people talk about Haskins being not as good from a dirty pocket. Well, no shit. Nobody is good from a dirty pocket. That’s why a pass rush exists. Brady stinks too when a 6’5” 300 pounder is in his face and knocking him down. That’s why the emphasis is to get the ball out before the pocket becomes dirty.
Thinking Gene has an improvement plan due to his suspension and part of that has to do with being in and around the facility more often. In other words, be a presence so coaches n players aren’t doing stupid shit like feeling comfortable enough to have sex toys delivered to themselves at the office!!