"Typically, these games have been nail-biters, too close for comfort, and sometimes down right frustrating."
Adding up all the games, wins and losses and both lop-sided wins, our victory margin is 9.7 points.
You are correct sir... 2010 Ohio State Nike Pro Combat. Only exlcuded them, due to the fact that they were "throw-back" and not an alternate.
I thought the same thing about last year's Penn State game!
Great news that Zeke and Chase are reunited.
It's too bad that he had to post his cell number all over the internet. I'm sure there were plenty of rude inconsiderate a-holes texting and calling him. I know from experience, very frustrating having to change your number.
Why can't Buckeye Nation just be happy with a good overal team win? No they weren't 100% perfect, but neither was the team at this time last year. No the run defense or the veridical passing game wasn't up to "Ohio State level", but that's why they pay Urbs and Company to coach. Good f-ing grief people, why does every little thing have to be scrutinized? Just take the win and move onto to beating an undefeated Indiana next Saturday.
If you really have something to complain about from yesterday's game ... Stop and compare the box score with the #2 Michigan State's 37-24 win over WMU.
Although Cardale had a few (but obvious) under thrown balls, he did have quite a few beautifully throw passes over the middle and into tight windows. I was really impressed with his ability to read WMUs secondary.
The play-calling was tremendously improved. Like Urban said last week in his presser, he, Warinner, and Beck needed to get onto the same page, and I think this game was a huge step in the right direction and a major improvement from the past 2 weeks.
I am worried about Indiana though. You may recall last years battle that was singlehandedly taken over by Jalin Marshall (4 TDs in the second half). The Hoosiers D gave the Buckeyes fits in the first half, as the run game was mediocre at best. It's a shame College GameDay isn't headed to Bloomington, because I expect it to be a good game.
511! Hell yeah! Great team win Buckeyes!
I can't help but think Urbs is going to unleash holy hell onto his coaching staff and most of the offense. Hopefully he lights a fire under some asses.
Here's my question... Over/Under 56 points??
My guess is over.
Lol ok, ok 60+ is a little generous... I just hope Coach's comments like "take a more aggressive approach" and "get things cleaned up" foreshadows big offensive production against WMU.
I thought it was very interesting Coach Meyer said "I wish we were playing tomorrow".
I'd bet my house they put up 60+ points on WMU on Saturday.
IN URBAN WE TRUST
I absolutely agree. I've never met Coach Meyer, but he seems like a very very very smart dude. Someone who definitely thinks before he speaks and always has the "gears turning" in his head. That's the mark of a good football coach, someone who you never quite know what he's thinking and always has an ulterior motive. Whether it be motivation, coaching, or teaching.
I actually thought the same thing after the win on Saturday. Maybe UM is testing his players? Maybe he's trying his team's fortitude by playing so conservative? Maybe his players are under the spell of the media and think of the themselves as invincible, undisputed, or the almighty NUMBER 1? Maybe the genius that is UFM, is doing all this on purpose?
Now, I've already posted this on another thread, but here's my 2 cents about the OC.
If anyone in the college football world can figure out how to kick-start an offense it’s Urban F. Meyer. There is definitely a learning curve to his system, and Warinner and Beck are only in Week #4. We all like to praise Tom Herman for being an offensive genius and masterful play-caller, but let’s not forget he achieved that in his 3rd year as OSU’s OC. Additionally, in his 3 year tenure at Iowa State he was only 18-20. If not for UM’s tutelage, Herman may not have flourished.
If anyone in the college football world can figure out how to kick-start an offense it’s Urban F. Meyer. There is definitely a learning curve to his system, and Warinner and Beck are only in Week #4. We all like to praise Tom Herman for being an offensive genius and masterful play-caller, but let’s not forget he achieved that in his 3rd year as OSU’s OC. Additionally, in his 3 year tenure at Iowa State he was only 18-20. If not for UM’s tutelage, Herman may not have flourished. Just saying...
I firmly agree that Coach Meyer needs to pick a starting QB and stick with him. JT or Cardale, it doesn't matter, just stick with your guy for the love of continuity and momentum.
What I don't agree with, and haven't since the announcement in April(http://www.cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/2015/04/ohio_state_football_ed_warinne.html), is Ed Warinner staying on the sidelines as the OC. I understand the O-line needs in game adjustment and coaching between drives, but Warinner coaches the entire offense now, not just the slobs. Tom Herman was rarely seen on the sidelines during games, and was certainly in the press box against Bama & Oregon.
I'm sure UM and the coaching staff thought of this prior to week #1 and formulated a plan for the season, but obliviously that plan is not working.
Let me clarify what I meant when I asked Coach Meyer, "Does it ever worry you that you have so many weapons on offense?"
What I had meant to say before my call was cut was, does Coach ever worry about the play calling in particular, as it relates to our playmakers?
Does he (or Ed Warinner) try to create yardage by constantly switching up the style of attack, and who gets the ball in order to keep his guys happy? An example would be, mis-direction & wildcat verses power runs, or vertical passing versus crossing routes.
Wouldn't it create more continuity and momentum to stick to a few players and a similar type of attack to allow our entire offense to get into a rhythm? Rather than the herky-jerky offense we've seen the first two games?