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by Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:58 am
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:03 am
by furls » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:39 am
Reality check here:1. There is no team leadership on this OSU team. No one. The all american 4 year starting center who rolls 4 snaps per game to Braxton Miller. An offensive team that just stands there as a freshman QB has to push between 2 PSU defenders to get back to the huddle, no one has his back? NO LEADERSHIP on either side of the ball.2. No leadership on the side line or in the booth. No in game adjustments, just surprised and shocked looks after half time.3. Michigan has a bad defense overall and a porous run defense. tOSU cannot capitalize on it because Jim Bollman is the worst play caller in history. You cannot count on running the ball into 8-9 man fronts, even scUM can stop that.4. The margin for this offense is so slim that any mistake ends a drive. Rolled snap on 2nd down for five yard loss = punt unless Miller converts a miracle 3rd down QB draw that everyone is expecting (see point 3). False start penalties are drive killers, even on first down. Michigan's D is on par with Purdue and this offense made them look like the 85 bears.5. The LB play is absolutely fucking PUTRID (except Shazier). That is why the read option is destroying this defense. The play keys off the DE, if the LBs are good then defending it is trivial (see OSU vs. Michigan during the dick Rod era) if the LBs don't read it, the first guy with a shot at the play is the FS 10 yards down field (unless you have some bad ass run supporting CBs and the QB keeps). Storm Klein and Sabino are generally out of position (almost all the time) and Klein is just to slow to make up for it. Sabino can make up for it with some speed, but it still causes 5 yard gains. Shazier is just so young that he ends up out of position as well. The most positionally sound LB this year was Sweat.6. Tyler Moeller sucks but is still playing the majority of the snaps. The guy is just not good. Sorry, I know he is a Buckeye through and through (blah, blah, blah) but he stinks and needs to ride the pine.7. The secondary cannot hold on to the ball. I cannot remember a guy dropping as many INTs as Bryant has this year. Denard Robinson will throw plenty of ducks this Saturday. The problem is that our DBs will drop them.8. tOSU does not have any speed in the front four. Simon is pretty damn fast for a 3 Tech DT, but right now he is playing as tOSU's "Speed Rusher" on the outside, where his speed advantage is not as pronounced. tOSU needs a real WDE, the outside pass rush has sucked all year. Hankins, Bennett and Bellamy and Goebel have been very good filling out the line, but this team lacks pass rush and neither Klein nor Sabino have displayed any ability to get to the QB on blitzes.9. OSU's secondary should be able to easily cover scUM's pedestrian WRs. Roundtree is their only good WR. That said, I am not sure that this really matters because the LB play has been so bad that I am not sure that scUM will actually have to throw the ball.Personally I think scUM should win this game by 2 TDs. My heart is with the Bucks on this one, but my brain screams bad matchup and bad loss. I think the Bucks only hope is recognizing that they are going to be relegated to the Poulan Pro Chainsaw Bowl and this is the last relevant game they will play this year for LF. Hopefully, these guys love Luke enough to send him out Earle Bruce style with an unexpected win over the Skunkbears. I am praying that they can find unity this week.
by Triple-S » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:16 pm
Swerb wrote:Go start a blog if you want to tell the world your incomprehendible ramblings.
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I have a big arm and can throw the ball pretty damn far...... maybe even over those moutains. The Browns should sign me, i'll let you all in locker room to drink beer. Then we can all go out the parking lot to watch me do motorcycle stunts.
by Triple-S » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:45 pm
by skatingtripods » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:45 pm
by dmiles » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:05 pm
by Erie Warrior » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:37 pm
by peeker643 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:38 pm
dmiles wrote:What clarke did happens on every goddamn play in an SEC game.
by peeker643 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:40 pm
Erie Warrior wrote:Shazier dinged is a bad thing. Why isn't there a decent backup LB on the roster?
by Govbarney » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:41 pm
by leadpipe » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:45 pm
by Govbarney » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:46 pm
by peeker643 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:50 pm
Govbarney wrote:Peek , what county you hunting in ?
by FUDU » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:51 pm
by furls » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:58 pm
by peeker643 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:02 pm
by Govbarney » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:29 pm
peeker643 wrote:Govbarney wrote:Peek , what county you hunting in ?Up here this year. Near Pierpont/Dorset in Ashtabula County. Our 90 yr old guy in Belmont died and his son sold off the 360 acres.I'm not optimistic since I don't know the place and the weather looks shitty, but at some point hopefully something walks in front of me.You heading out? If so, where?
by peeker643 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:32 pm
by peeker643 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:37 pm
Govbarney wrote:peeker643 wrote:Govbarney wrote:Peek , what county you hunting in ?Up here this year. Near Pierpont/Dorset in Ashtabula County. Our 90 yr old guy in Belmont died and his son sold off the 360 acres.I'm not optimistic since I don't know the place and the weather looks shitty, but at some point hopefully something walks in front of me.You heading out? If so, where?Got a trailer on about a hundred acres of leased land with permission to hunt all the property around it in Orwell (also in the Bula ) . My game cameras have been picking up a lot of bucks the past couple of weeks near my feed piles , but history tells me those same bucks know exactly when gun season starts.
by Govbarney » Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:57 pm
by Govbarney » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:04 pm
by Triple-S » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:19 pm
by Erie Warrior » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:27 pm
by Erie Warrior » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:30 pm
by Govbarney » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:34 pm
by furls » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:35 pm
by peeker643 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:35 pm
by Erie Warrior » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:36 pm
peeker643 wrote:The Miller growing pains are tough to sit and watch.
by peeker643 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:38 pm
Govbarney wrote:God love him but spiking it on 3rd and 6 is why Fickle can't keep this job.
by peeker643 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:39 pm
Erie Warrior wrote:peeker643 wrote:The Miller growing pains are tough to sit and watch.Kid looks like he has ALS.
by motherscratcher » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:53 pm
by Govbarney » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:59 pm
peeker643 wrote:Govbarney wrote:God love him but spiking it on 3rd and 6 is why Fickle can't keep this job.Fickell won't throw Miller under the bus but I wonder if Miller panicked there.
by FUDU » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:11 pm
by Govbarney » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:16 pm
by furls » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:22 pm
by peeker643 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:49 pm
by furls » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:05 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:38 pm
furls wrote:I don't hate Fickell and I he is a rah, rah Buckeye, but I saw very little this year that leads me to believe he is a viable HC candidate for this school anytime in the future. He just never really seemed in charge.He is a good recruiter and I think he will be a good RC. I have doubts about his ability to run the entire D on his own after watching him manage the whole staff this year. Remember, this defense has always been Heacock's. Heacock will certainly retire at season's end, and I really want an established DC. That is why I don't want Fickell. No sense in pulling out all the stops in hiring Meyer while leaving Tressel's awful staff in place.I want Drayton to stay (and move back RB coach). I am neutral about Fickell staying, but for fuck's sake... flush the rest of the staff. No more Bollman, no more Siciliano, no more Doc Tressel (although he was not terrible) and no more Vrabel. I think we can call Vrabel and unqualified disaster as an LB coach. As LB coach he should have been screaming for Shazier to be on the field from day one. As LB coach we should have seen some improvement in the LBs. As LB coach we should have seen the LB play get more gap sound as the season went on; we saw the opposite. Vrabel has not been the recruiting tool some thought he would be, I say cut our losses and get a guy with experience and a history of results. When I heard Vrabel cut contact during in season practice, many things became clear to me... He is coaching them like pro's (they are not) and our lack of open field tackling from LBs seems to make sense in that light.
by jb » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:38 pm
peeker643 wrote:Erie Warrior wrote:peeker643 wrote:The Miller growing pains are tough to sit and watch.Kid looks like he has ALS.Threw a much, much better ball last year in high school. Just think he had waaaay too much on him without the proper coaching.
by jb » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:41 pm
peeker643 wrote:Luke Fickell took a bullet this season. Not sure why people don't want a guy like that back in any role other than head coach.Couldn't go weeks in this place last year or in year's past without hearing just how 'Ohio State' Fickell was and what a great recruiter he is.He was in over his head from he day he took the HC reins til 340pm today when unofficially handed them over. No doubt. But tell me who was going to be custodian of the program and make sure that intrinsic 'Buckeyeness' remained a focal point and ingrained in that team while a bigger name was gathered in?But Fickell lives and breathes Buckeye football more than anyone and hopefully when the disappointment wears off in a week or so folks will remember his attributes and all he does/did for that program.As for today, let it serve as an every eight year reminder just how much you hate the arrogant assholes that play for and cheer on UM. Fer fucksake, they dodged a bullet from Barney Fucking Fife today and had to hold on for dear life to escape with a win in their own building.
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