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Comment 6 hours ago

Fields knee injury has eliminated him as an effective runner.  It is exposing the fact that he is a mediocre short to intermediate range passer who doesn’t trust his arm when coverage is tight and has used his superior running abilities all season to make up for his passing flaws.  If OSU can’t figure out how to get him wide open receivers, which he needs to throw successfully, the offense will continue to struggle.

Comment 9 hours ago

I hope he is the next Brady, but Joe is going to find NFL defenders much more talented than college guys  so let’s see him do it in the NFL before we put on par with two of the greatest QB’s in the history of the game. I think he has a nice NFL career ahead of him, but I am not convinced he is Hall of Fame material. I hope I am wrong about that.  

Comment 07 Dec 2019

 MSU is not U of M's problem.  It is the general decline in talent in the Midwest across the board.  When I was a kid OSU was one of the nations best teams year after year and barely recruited outside of Ohio.  Michigan, ND, PSU all were national powers with teams built of players from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. How OSU recruits nation wide and could never maintain its national rankings with a roster comprised of 95% Ohio HS players. The idea that Woody Hayes would have even considered recruiting a player from Arizona would have been ludicrous. That fact alone defines the problem.  

Comment 05 Dec 2019

I would love to see Hilliard have a great season next year, but given his to propensity for injury I think the real value in this situation is the opportunity it provides to advance his education.  That is what college football is actually supposed to be about and as much as I like to watch former Buckeyes playing in the NFL I love to hear about guys leaving the program with degrees just as much.

Comment 04 Dec 2019

I am thrilled with Myers this season in particular.  Given his rankings coming out of HS I had expected him to make an impact earlier, but you never know with any player making the transition to college ball.   If your going to come on late it's nice to be great when you do.

Comment 02 Dec 2019

Strong arms alone do not make NFL quarterbacks. Fields may end up playing in the NFL, but not until he learns to throw the ball into tight windows on a consistent basis.  At the moment he is far more likely to hold the ball too long and default to using his legs to make up for his hesitation to make tough throws.  That is why his interception number is so low. He generally doesn’t throw the ball unless his receiver is wide open or behind the defense. Otherwise he pulls it down and runs aka JT.  If he wants to play at the next level, and I am sure he does, he still has work to do. 

Comment 30 Nov 2019

They are playing a team with a pulse.  This isn’t Rutgers.  If they hold onto the ball in the second half and generate some pressure on passing downs they will win.  But expect Michigan to attempt to make adjustments as well.  This isn’t over yet.

Comment 29 Nov 2019

Unless there is a lopsided turnover ratio favoring one team I expect this game to be hard fought, close and low scoring.  OSU may have seven consecutive wins but close games are the norm and last year was not a  typical game.  I am thinking this game will be a 24-17 OSU win.  I do not think a TTUN win is impossible,  but I think OSU’s defense will be the difference.

Comment 25 Nov 2019

It doesn’t have to mean anything to this team. It’s a reminder that no matter how much a win is expected it is never guaranteed. I saw the 1969 game and I’d be lying if I didn’t admit there’s something about this year that rattles that memory.  I believe that this is the game that’s gonna tell us whether Justin Fields truly lives up to the hype. If he does OSU wins, if he struggles to find receivers it could be a long day with an uncertain outcome.

Comment 23 Nov 2019

2002 was one of the greatest seasons ever played by any team in the history of college football.  Any super talented team can go out and dominate one opponent after another, but to win game after game  in nail biting fashion all the way to an undefeated season and a national championship was something truly amazing to witness.

Comment 23 Nov 2019

Players have to execute plays and the more talented the opponent the more difficult it is to do.  Fans who constantly complain about play calling the minute their team plays an opponent with a pulse are essentially fools with no appreciation for the ability of the players across the line of scrimmage and their ability to make plays too.

Comment 23 Nov 2019

This game once again raises the question in my mind,    Does Fields make OSU better or does OSU make Fields better.  The answer will have a big baring on the out come of this season.  I have little doubt the Buckeyes will win today,  but PSU is not the best team OSU will face before the season ends.

Comment 21 Nov 2019

College statistical rankings are always suspect due to the highly uneven level of competition from week to week.  You are correct.  Just because PSU has been relatively successful stopping the run against previous opponents doesn’t mean they can stop a team with OSU’s talent which significantly exceeds anyone they have faced.

Comment 17 Nov 2019

At this point I will be surprised if Burrow doesn’t win it.  He has the stats, the exposure, the big wins and the back story.  Something dramatic would have to happen to derail him and that seems less and less likely.

Comment 12 Nov 2019

Of course he doesn’t look like he did at OSU.  That was college football and he played for an OSU team with an overwhelming talent advantage over most of its opponents.  He playing against NFL teams now and for a team in the league’s lower echelons.  If he has what it takes to succeed in the NFL and he stays healthy he will be fine.  No one has ruined him.

Comment 01 Nov 2019

People believe a lot of negative things about rival coaches that are rarely true. I doubt many recruits see the majority of coaches of other college teams anywhere close to the negative image that you portray.  But it’s the nature of fans to believe their coaches are saints and those of other teams are devils.  I have certainly encountered any number of people who think Urban Meyer is the devil, including a high percentage of OSU fans when he coached the Gators.

Comment 26 Oct 2019

Honestly no pure defensive player has ever won the Heisman. Although Woodson certainly deserved it for his defensive play alone those who watched his winning season know It was the addition of his punt returning and spot play at wide receiver that pushed him over the top. That and the fact that there was huge media pressure for a defense of player to finally win.  If Young were to win the Heisman he would truly be the first defensive winner ever.