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2019 tOSU Offense (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by bukIpower, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Against my better judgement I am going to act on the assumption that your major problem is ignorance rather than stupidity and try to educate.

    There are threads on the OL and on the Offense in general. Post you bullshit opinions there with all the other bullshit opinions. Don't clutter this board with a new thread every time you have what you believe to be an original thought.
     
  2. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    The last three pages of this thread make no sense whatsoever. Who did I need to remove from my ignore?

    EDIT: Nevermind... I see now.
     
  3. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    Like you didn't know. :lol:
     
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Kevin Wilson Seeing Proper Attitude in Buckeyes’ Running Game

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    The Ohio State Buckeyes were held under 5 yards per carry in 10 of their 14 games last season.

    Over the course of the 2016 and 2017 seasons, they were only held under 5 yards per carry nine times.

    Even against some of the Big Ten’s more forgiving rush defenses, the Buckeyes struggled on the ground last season.

    They rushed for 92 yards on Minnesota. One week later, the Gophers gave up 383 yards on the ground to Nebraska.

    The reasons for Ohio State’s issues on the ground last year have been rehashed so many times that the words have almost lost all meaning.

    Each of those reasons has been addressed by head coach Ryan Day and his coaching staff. Not least among them is attitude.

    “Randy Walker years ago (said) running football is an attitude,” co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said. “It’s a mindset and I think this crowd has a chance to be a much better running football team.”

    Day has preached the need for toughness from this team, both offensively and defensively. He wants his running backs turning 3-yard carries into 5-yard carries. Every inch should be fought for and nothing should be given.

    When Wilson looks at the talent on the Ohio State roster, including his tight end room, he sees a group of players who have taken Day’s emphasis, and he knows soon it will be time to run with it.

    “Yeah, I think you throw the combination with the back and then the tight end crowd,” Wilson said. “We lost some quality players, but those guys putting their hand down in the dirt are pretty good. And they’ve got little edge about ’em.”

    Justin Fields is the new starting quarterback and his ability to run the ball will help. In fact, it should do more than that. Even the threat of Fields running the ball will have defenses concerned.

    With four new starters on the offensive line, however, theyneed to be the ones holding the proper mindset. Three of those new starters watched this offense struggle last year, but now they get a chance to change that. They will dictate how things go for this Ohio State offense early.

    Until Fields and the passing game can make the defense back off, this Buckeye offense is going to be running into a loaded box. (Or at least as loaded as it can get against a spread offense.)

    Will the offense be able to lean on the running game early, or will there simply be too many defenders there to get the job done?

    Entire article: https://theozone.net/2019/08/kevin-wilson-attitude-buckeyes-running/
     
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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Predicting that DeMario, in his backup role, is going to impress this Saturday.
     
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ohio State’s O-Line Depth: ‘We’re going to need those guys’

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    The 2018 Ohio State football team racked up passing yards like none other in the school’s long and storied history.

    Dwayne Haskins threw for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns, completely eviscerating the Buckeyes’ record book in the process.

    As for the Buckeyes’ 2018 running game… well… how ’bout that passing game?

    OSU struggled to run the ball consistently in short-yardage situations, struggled to score touchdowns in the red zone, and running back J.K. Dobbins saw his yards per carry average plummet from 7.2 to 4.6.

    There were a myriad of explanations for the running game issues, ranging from a lack of a consistent quarterback run threat to a sophomore slump for Dobbins.

    But the offensive line didn’t exactly hold up its end of the bargain, either. The Buckeyes ranked 65th in the nation in line yards, a stat that attempts to isolate the offensive line’s impact on the run game.

    They were a putrid 109th in the nation in Power Success Rate, the percentage of third and fourth down plays requiring a gain of 2 yards or less.

    Four of the starters from that line are now gone. Only LT Thayer Munford is back. The rest of the line is made up of new, or at least new-ish faces.

    Jonah Jackson, a grad transfer from Rutgers, won the starting job at LG. Josh Myers, who backed up Michael Jordan at center last fall is now the starter. Wyatt Davis, who started the Big Ten Championship Game and Rose Bowl after Demetrius Knox suffered an injury, is back at RG. And fifth-year senior Branden Bowen held off redshirt freshman Nicholas Petit-Frere at RT.

    It’s a line the Buckeye coaching staff seemingly feels pretty good about. But that confidence stretches beyond just the starters. For the first time in a number of years, Ohio State is in position to roll out close to two full lines that are ready to play at a high level.

    “There’s some depth there,” said OSU head coach Ryan Day. “It’s hard to find that many linemen who we think have the ability to start and play in the Big Ten. We do. We’re lucky enough to have that.”

    Entire article: https://theozone.net/2019/08/ohio-states-o-line-depth-going-need-guys/
     
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  9. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Couple things

    1.I thought the interior line really struggled to get a push.

    2. We were under center a TON and particularly on 1st down I thought that hurt us.

    3. Play calling went ultra conservative after we went up 28 with hardly anymore down field trys.

    4. No called QB runs and Justin only took 1-2 hits (albeit pretty big hits).

    5. I thought Master was the best back yesterday and I hope he sees more time. Even if that means less of JK.


    Bottom line is up 28 to 0 and the defense having negative yards against after 2 quarters really gave our staff/plays no incentive to keep pushing. That cannot continue to be a trend but IMO they wanted to work on some things, protect Justin, and show nothing.

    Hope next week we continue to push!
     
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  10. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    #5 is crazy talk.
     
  11. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    In the game thread, @lvbuckeye made a good observation about Hafley saying they didn't make any adjustments because they knew they were going to win, and they just wanted to keep it simple, saying Hafley's comments were coach-speak for "they didn't want to put anything on film." Which upon retrospect sounds right for the defense, and so I would not be too surprised if the offense purposely went "turtle" after scoring 28 offensive points in the first eight minutes of the game. Frustrating as fuck to watch, but if it keeps Luke and his UC staff guessing, then it'll have been worth it.

    I would bet the house our staff will not quit pushing against the Juggalos...
     
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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ten Things We Learned From Ohio State’s 45-21 Win Over FAU

    The offensive line has some work to do.

    The Buckeyes averaged 4.9 yards per carry, and when you remove the 51-yard carry by Justin Fields, that number comes down to 4.0 yards per carry. That’s not nearly good enough in conference play. This needs fixed in a hurry. There was also quite a bit of pressure on quarterback Justin Fields. He took a couple of shots and had to escape a worse outcome a few times as well. Fields can help his line look better by making sure he’s making the right reads on the options, but they could help him by giving him more time in the pocket throughout the game.

    Entire article: https://theozone.net/2019/09/ten-things-learned-ohio-state-win-fau/

    FIVE THINGS: FITS AND STARTS

    OFFEN-SIEVE LINE

    It’s important to remember the offensive line is breaking in four new starters in left guard Jonah Jackson, center Josh Myers, right guard Wyatt Davis and right tackle Branden Bowen. Yes, Davis started the last two games of 2018 so you could maybe say three new starters but either way, it’s a group that hasn’t played together much.

    Things started off great as the line helped Fields and company score four touchdowns on the first four possessions, with none of those drives lasting longer than 1:53 of game time but then Florida Atlantic dialed up some more blitzes and started winning one-on-one matchups up front.

    With the timing of many plays thrown off by a lack of push or containment up front, the offense limped into halftime going punt, punt, fumble, punt, fumble with none of those possessions accruing over 40 yards including three 3-and-outs.

    Pretty much everyone except Thayer Munford had their ups and downs. From my perspective, Jackson had the roughest outing struggling to win one-on-one battles including a whiff on his man that paved the way for J.K. Dobbins’ fumble on Ohio State’s last possession before the half.

    Davis had a holding flag on the first possession of the second half turning a 2nd-and-1 into a 2nd-and-11 and eventual punt and the collective group had a hard time partnering with the backs to account for all the blitzers Lane Kiffin brought.

    On the day, Dobbins averaged 4.3 yards per carry and the collective running game averaged 4.9 per tote which is at least better than last season’s 4.2 average but this group obviously needs (and will) keep developing.

    Right now, in a very limited sample size, I think it's fair to say this is the most worrisome position group.

    Entire article: https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2019/09/106353/five-things-ohio-state-beats-florida-atlantic

    Re: I think it's fair to say this is the most worrisome position group.

    It's either the OL or RBs and I think the OL is primarily to blame for the "less than stellar" RB stats.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2019
  13. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    His average yards per carry was better and to me it looks like Teague falls forward a ton.

    We can't expect Dobbins to carry the entire bulk and I'm just saying when Dobbins needs a breather we need to get Master the ball.
     
  14. matt_thatsme

    matt_thatsme J.D., Barracks Law

    #4 ... Fields took quite a few shots. Way more than 1-2, but they weren’t on QB runs. 3-4 big hits were taken immediately after he released the ball on throws.
     
  15. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Took 1 good one but it's not like he was getting lit up all game.
     

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