What did you, personally, see as the difference between the first and second quarters? Did OSU adjust play and protection calls or did the players just get a little comfortable executing against what Sparty was showing them?
And need to remember that the time on the board is probably their best run out of multiple attempts. Being able to run a 4.3 once out of all your runs last year is different from being able to do it on demand, especially when you add in the other variables mentioned.
They got hammered because the Vest left a paper trail.
So looks as though they'd have:
A playoff caliber center, an oft-injured but near-pro-bowl-when-healthy ILB, a starting quality running back, and a super bowl winning CB
A bunch of injuries.
Defensive Player of the Year, best rookie WR, and a solid DT.
So it reads to me as though 2014 would be way ahead, 2015 would be behind, and 2016 would be *light years* ahead of what they actually got. I'll reserve judgment on 2017, but... man.
Would be neat to see "best of" teams for major college teams all face off for a virtual season.
I'd also like to see this redone with a more historical "what if the browns had just picked the best buckeye available" for the last 5 years or so.
The 2014 run has to be the bet 3-game stretch of being a buckeye fan ever. But none of the individual games win it for me. 'Bama that year wasn't the juggernaut that Miami was.
Agree with you on the jump shot, but wouldn't the DPOY award from the d-league indicate that he *can* guard NBA players?
Seriously, defensive MVP of the d-league isn't worth your last bench spot for depth?
The biggest outcome of Meyer not putting a wall around Ohio is a tougher B1G schedule. MSU, Michigan, Penn State, and Wisconsin can all build their programs on guys that OSU overlooks. And they're all hungry to pay us back for it.
Nice! Now do Tressel's and compare ;-)
How about a certain B1G defensive player of the year. I loved watching Swatterdale work.
Agreed. Penn State was quality most years, Iowa had some good ones, Michigan was a real blue blood, Wisconsin had a couple beastly years...
Tressel took us to 3 national championship shots, won 1, lost 1, got blown out 1.
Urban has taken us to 2 playoff shots, won 1, got blown out 1.
Also I would love to much to be on that group chat during the game. A running feed of "things Kyle noticed" on game days would make me so, sooo happy.
Man, you're an NCAA wrestler and you're punching people? Just stick them in a twister until they say uncle and leave it at that.
Last bad year was 2006... you mean the year we had the Heisman trophy winner and one of the best Michigan victories in history? Yeah, the ending sucked, but so did the ending this year.... *that's* beyond entitled.
Don't have to insinuate what I think you are to come up with reasons to dislike Gene Smith.
I love that Gene Smith has hired winning coaches in a *ton* of sports. I hate that he has doubled down on the corporatization of college football, that he doesn't like the Band, that he loves the soulless Schottenstein and wants to tear down St. John's, that he will sell out to absolutely anyone who gives the university money up to and including wanting to move The Game and allowing custom uniforms in The Game if it pays enough.
But, as I said at the start -- he's hired a ton of winning coaches. So I can respect the dude for that.
Kind of makes me sad that we're selling out spring games... it was nice to have *one* game a year where you could make a decision day of and show up with no pressure.
I don't know about about "slacking" so much as "he's a young coach and maybe not good enough at it to work at Ohio State." Sounds as though Meyer gave him the "this is your last chance" talk.
When I got into lifting it was tempting as hell. It's much safer than people think as long as it's done carefully/not to excess, and the gains to your progress are literally huge. Literally double my progress to looking like a greek god instead of a geek? What's not to like?
If I could just go to my doctor and say "I want a clean plan for cycling through my next 6 months of workouts" and do the whole thing legally and safely I'd be on it in a heartbeat.
Seriously, people. We have cell phone with contact lists. Put the damn local *non* emergency numbers in your cell.
There are similar numbers for all of the suburbs just a web search away. These are what you should call if there's something in the middle of the freeway, a non-injury accident, some crazy dude weaving in and out of traffic, etc.
Isn't that kind of what you would expect from the #2 team in the country? With the exception of passing game, so do we.
So question for the room -- Should Zach Smith's seat be a little warm?
We've had a few good receivers come out of Ohio state recently, but does anyone else feel like the top to bottom technical development has been lacking?
Naw, man, just make it conference winners. It'd suck for Ohio State this year, but if you want to go win your damn conference.