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Steelydan54


MEMBER SINCE   April 11, 2012

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Comment 23 Oct 2020

Maybe the offense will have to slow down a bit so the defense can get some rest between opponent drives... then the defense will be fine.  Our 2's can beat most of the B1G 1's. 

Comment 16 Oct 2020

If this team stays focused on the "little things" coach Day preaches; physicality, attention to detail, play fast, etc... they will dominate. There are no weaknesses if the players and coaches don't create them. Even if Fields gets Covid/injured for 2-3 weeks I expect this team to prevail in the B1G. And if all goes according to plan, only Clemson had demonstrated the ability to compete with us so far this year. I like our chances. 

Comment 14 Oct 2020

First, excellent contingency plan; make sure the most likely contenders get their games in to avoid a B1G snub come CFP. 
Second, these kind of contingency plans are usually stored in a dark hole due to potential hullabaloo from the "left behinders".   I used to work medical ethics and was involved w questions like, "what do we do when we run out of ventilators?"  There was a plan, but it was so closely guarded that it was almost impossible to get a copy! 
Third, it's also just as likely that there is no plan... the only reason we are about to start a season in 10 days is because of direct action by a handful of schools, parents, fans and politicians embarrassing university leaders into reluctantly "doing the right thing". I'm not at all convinced they really care about the football season or the future of B1G football, for demonstrable reasons. They are just as likely to throw up their hands and proclaim, "well, at least we tried".  Their 'guidelines' are draconian and likely set us up for failure unless we are heroically vigilant; and the Buckeyes will be- but Rutgers, Maryland, Illinois??? 
Foorth, be prepared to attempt to qualify with a 7-0 record. 

Comment 14 Oct 2020

Harbaugh incompetence exhibit #1; tOSU takes whoever they want out of XICHIGAN whenever it suits them. No wonder they've built a wall around Massachusetts!!  And TTUN fans around the world KNOW they are no longer in the same league as the Buckeyes. Some rail against tOSU as evil, but most have just adjusted to the new reality and turned their attention to beating Sparty and Notre Dame. They just gave up....

Comment 12 Oct 2020

The difference between "recruiting players to your system" and recruiting the best possible athletes and "building mismatches for them to exploit" is the difference between Saturday and Sunday football. Day is playing Sunday football a day early and the Saturday guys can't catch up! 
This was obvious in the Steeler v Eagles game yesterday when a rookie WR, Chase Claypool scored 4 TD's by creating and exploiting mismatches. His last score he just made an NFL LB look like JV; because they created a mismatch w no safety help. Another play they ran 4 WR left diamond w only 3 in coverage... too easy.  Looking forward to seeing the Buckeyes totally school some teams this year. 

Comment 12 Oct 2020

It's interesting how legitimate NFL QB prospects bring legitimate NFL receiver prospects to tOSU.  Along with B Hartline, a legit NFL receiver as coach and mentor who really connects with these receiver prospects due to personality as well as his ability to take less than optimal raw talent and develop a solid NFL resume by hard work and attention to craft. 
We now have a QB/ Receiver combo that is as strong as anyone in the CFP and perhaps the best by next year. Can't wait to see then flourish and achieve their potential in the Ryan Day coached Buckeyes!

Comment 12 Oct 2020

Perhaps we should just annex Indiana for football purposes and call them all in-state recruits...?  Comparing anyone to the Bosa Bro's requires an extremely deep gene pool just to get honorable mention. Hopefully this youngster knows that and will work hard to make a name for himself. Of course being coached by the Legend "J" does move him closer to Bosaland...

Comment 06 Oct 2020

With our O line, receivers room and Tight Ends, the Running Backs just need to be decent to get near 100 a game each. Oh, did I forget to mention that our QB could, if he wanted to, get a hundred per game of his own. The fact that we have at least three very high quality RBs just makes us even more dangerous!  It's gonna be a great year, knock on wood.  

Comment 06 Oct 2020

for all the talk that existed about Meyer moving back into coaching after leaving Ohio State, I don't think there's a bone in his body that wants to back in coaching if it means dealing with this, the transfer portal, navigating social issues or anything else in the changing college football landscape.

can so relate. I retired from the medical field a year ago, in California. Think I'd ever want to go back there or into that field?  Said as I wake up in my RV while cruising the northeast US....