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Fickell, and the offense

Unread postby FUDU » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:18 am

Should we be expecting any significant changes to what the offense looks like in terms of approach and play calling? Is he going to expedite his changes in an attempt to win the job long term or will he start off a bit slower and conservative to get his feet wet?
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Re: Fickell, and the offense

Unread postby JCoz » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:42 am

I think the roster lends itself to having to be run oriented.

Rookie QB, Very little XP at WR, Ridiculous talent at RB, and another rock solid defense. You do the math. I'm not sure trying to get cute with those pieces will help him win much.
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Re: Fickell, and the offense

Unread postby danwismar » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:53 pm

Even before JT was ousted, spring ball suggested very conservative passing attack due to inexperience at QB and WR. Look for lots of throws to TE's and RB's. We saw it all spring.

A couple of notes: Reading tweets from OSU beat guys interviewing Fickell and Brewster today in Chicago...both guys suggested Andrew Norwell is probably your starting LT till Adams gets back. Brew says he expects Norwell to be all-conference before he's done at OSU.

Brewster also says Jack Mewhort is the favorite to start at LG, with Corey Linsley and Marcus Hall rotating or at least competing for the RG spot. Nothing terribly surprising there, but good to have suspicions confirmed. Should be a very good run-blocking line, barring injuries of course.

Orhian Johnson said today (again, per beat guys Brandon Castel, Marcus Hartman and Jeff Svoboda) that he expects CJ Barnett to be the other starter at safety with him. Says Corey Brown looks good as well, as does Jamie Wood. Safety play should be much better and deeper this year....(Christian Bryant and Tyler Moeller in there as well at the Star spot)
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Re: Fickell, and the offense

Unread postby furls » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:40 pm

The offense will be conservative, as usual, I just hop ethe play calling is significantly better. It is one thing to have a predictable offense, it is another thing altogether to have a predictable offense, and frankly OSU's offense has been horribly predictable for the last 3 years.

My son would watch in horror as I would predict a crap ton of plays prior to the snap based on down, distance and formation. If you watch the team close enough it wasn't that hard to figure out.
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