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Unread postby FUDU » Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:00 pm

Hey Furls did tOSU lose any coaching personnel on offense this past season?

Our O line is looking very bad so far this year, and we haven't played anybody yet.
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Unread postby consigliere » Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:48 pm

Was our line really good last year? I thought it arguably was the weakest part of the team.
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Unread postby FUDU » Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:05 pm

Huh?

In the NC game yeah sure, in the previous 11-12 games?

Not sure where you get that idea, especially considering they gave T.Smith good time to throw last year and helped a RB gain over 1200 yds and another gain over 550.
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Unread postby furls » Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:58 pm

Was our line really good last year? I thought it arguably was the weakest part of the team.


Then you don't watch very closely. It is easy to get enamoured with the WRs, QBs, and RBs. Most people don't actually pay attention to the O-Line/D-Line until their favorite player can't make plays. Then they blame the O-Line.

In this case, the O-Line play has not been great in the first 2 games, but the real problem is the play calling. The Colts Oline is not going to open holes against a nine man front. The real problem this week is predictable play calling. Once the Buckeyes stopped lining up in the I and stopped trying to run it into nine man fronts, the holes opened up.

The O-Line play this year has not been exceptional, but it was all of last year (except the NC game). The problem, as I have said 1003434 times, with last years Oline in the NC game was that they never made the UF DEs honor their run responsibilities in B/C gap. If you let DEs line up 5 yards off the tackle and pin their ears back in pass rush all game long, they will beat Tackles 99 times out of 100. Jarvis Moss and co. are not special, that is just a fact of football, it is easier to get around your blocker when you are running faster. THe only way to bring the Ends in is to make them commit to stopping the run too.
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