There is nothing more satisfying than seeing your children surpass your exploits. Let's you know you've done a good job as a parent. But it does sting a bit! Troy V has an overall career that most would envy. Taron V is just starting to build his, but he's off to a great start. Congrats to both!
We go where they tell us and play whoever shows up. A healthy attitude to block all the shoulda coulda's from the team. Watch tape, prepare a game plan, practice and execute as close to perfection as possible. We are equally or more talented than the Tiggers, and have played much tougher opponents. I still contend that nobody can beat this team BUT this team, and the Buckeyes 2019 have been relentless in the face of any perceived threat this year. These guys want to win it all so bad this year that they will not be denied.
Every time this season that tOSU had a game vs "the best defense in college football" or whatever, they came locked and loaded, then unloaded on their opponents. Their only "less than spectacular" football this year has been against teams we weren't totally focused on as threats: FAU, Rutgers, Wisky part deux come to mind. We still played plenty good for enough of the game to safely win, but those games have been as close to flat as I've seen this team.
If anyone thinks they aren't going to give Clemson anything less than their full attention, you are sadly mistaken. And I guarantee that Clemson haven't played anyone in the last 3 years like this Buckeye team. They are about to find out what life outside the ACC is all about.
Being at that debacle in Glendale where we got our Nuts crushed, my observation was that we couldn't block their D line and their QB was a order of magnitude better than ours. Our defense was decent, but never really got off the field, so we were worn down.
This year it is our D line that will overwhelm their O line. Our QB's are pretty equal. Our run game is better than anyone in the CFP this year, and our entire defensive backfield will likely be playing on Sundays next year- good luck with that!
should be a competitive game, unless we find out that Clemson really is a "paper tiger"!
I think I understand your sentiments... but in order for your "druthers" to actually occur, we would have to LOSE to Clemson. I don't think you meant what you actually said!
Only way to get a Buckeye QB to throw to a TE is to draw up a specific play? Great! Whatever it takes! A catch for all Buckeye TE's of the last 30 years!
My wile lololed at that! Well said!
Solid sentiments this morning and well written for a man whose mind was anywhere but Buckeye Football last night! Enjoy the journey of a lifetime! And way to snag a beauty!!
"Meaningless" only to the lackadaisical fan. Anyone with a scintilla of the Force knows that Wisconsin is a worthy foe, even if we beat them by 30 most of the time. They are a very good football team ranked about where they deserve, no small feat! If the Buckeyes get Sloopy with the ball and "don't hang on", Badgers can be right in it with us. And don't pretend that we have been the most secure managers of the oblong spheroid this season. Master Day will have his young Paduwins highly motivated to contest a worthy and potentially dangerous adversary. I expect the "expected" comfortable victory today, but not without some trepidation until the Buckeyes demonstrate mastery of "high and tight, Boo Boo!"
Don't know what the fan base split will be for Saturday Night Beatdown, but it sure sounds like Wisky fans know the score and are suffering a bit of PTSD from earlier this year, not to mention 2014. They know what we know; they're about to be skinned and pegged next to that Wolverine hide for tanning!
Taylor is a gifted and powerful back, but without at least decent blocking he can't get enough space to put those talents to work, and the UW O line was going backwards at the snap. That line is good enough to beat 95% of opposing D lines, but the LJ Buckeye D line! So be prepared for further disappointment, JT.
"Arnette was on my sh..list because of his play last year". For all who keep such lists; go back a few years and see the incredibly high number of guys who were denounced as unworthy one year, only to show up the next and play all conference or better football. Perhaps the keeping of such lists and the sofa coaching is overrated and should be discouraged. Perhaps the MODs could ban the most egregious offenders for a season? Just messin with ya... but seriously, perhaps the problem is NOT with the coaching staff, who put developing players into game situations knowing that they will grow into their talent.
is there a Dr in the house? No, but there are several in the WHAC... when a complex joint like the wrist is being held together with screws and you are playing a high impact sport that requires use of the hands and arms, you bet a cast is advised/required. He will get it off shortly after the CFP championship game I'd bet. Unless he goes directly into draft prep.
I've got a bunch of blue babies in the family and plan to ask them wha happened? I'm sure there will be lots of excuses and whining; injuries, refs, etc... Holtmann year three; defense is the key to everything else. Great players want to play hard for him as a matter of pride. A dynasty is being born before our very eyes.
This OLine is the engine at the heart of this juggernaut Buckeye offense. Great run blocking, decent pass blocking, fabulous backs in JK and MTIII and a remarkably well rounded QB in Justin Fields throwing to excellent and improving receivers and tight ends. This team clearly the most talented, well rounded and disciplined team in college football and with a national powerhouse of a defense, no one else comes particularly close. OSU could conceivably lose a game, but if they do it won't be because they were outplayed. As long as they don't beat themselves, nobody else has a chance this year. Please take the time to enjoy this remarkable season. Teams like this are few and far between in the modern college football era.
Watching Fields first play after returning last Saturday, I have no worries about him being 'mobile enough' to perform sufficiently to handle Wisconsin this Saturday. A week of intense treatment, analgesics and practice with the brace will have Justin ready to shine- again.
But remember - in 2014-15, we beat a pretty darn good 'Bama team in the semifinal before crushing a much weaker Oregon in the "final". I'm OK with that kind of scenario this time as well -
Exactly what I've been thinking the last few days. All this fear of playin Clemson in the semi's has me scratching my head... we are battle tested and have better stats with a MUCH tougher schedule. They might be real good, but they might just be pretty good; like Wisky, Penn State and scUX. And we know how that turned out. Let's pay them back for Fiesta Bowl and move on to thank Jeaux for his service as a Buckeye by beating the crap out of LSU!
The combination of superb corner/safety play and the D line has allowed the Buckeyes to dominate on defense, while running the most effective offense in college football. The defense doesn't have to be this good for us to stay undefeated, but because it is, we are clear favorites to win the CFP.
Another great job by JK. And G Wilson is waiting in the wings! Thank you Lone Star State!
I'm expecting "more of the same" in the rematch. But, I'll say that Wisky has about the same chance of upsetting OSU that Illinois had of upsetting Wisky. Buckeyes have to show up and play Buckeye football or will be a very interesting day. If they do, however, (play Buckeye football) second string will cover the 4th quarter. Stay strong, stay focused, pick your venue for CFP as #1 seed!
All the rah rah will get you through the first 5 minutes. Then you have to go Mano y Mano and get the job done. There's nobody in college football we can't run on for 250 yards/game. Period. Therefore we can throw the ball well enough to keep defenses honest, and no defense can keep us honest when we are keeping them honest. So honestly, nobody can beat us but us.
BB for King of 2019 Buckeyes! Love it when a guy maximizes his talent with determination and hard work. And his quickness for a big guy makes him a real threat. It's been a great run and we will miss you!
I like it when we can play @safe against scUX and still humiliate them. Half the D backfield sitting and resting for the mighty Badger pass attack. Maybe they'll get 2 quarters of rest in that one also!
Coach Day will have them ready to compete at their highest level. It's what he does. And that will be more than enough to beat Wisconsin again.
Coach Day has clearly been properly inoculated with desire to defeat ttun by his predecessor. Welcome home, Coach Day!