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2019 tOSU Offense (Official Thread)

Discussion in '2019 Football Season Capsule' started by bukIpower, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Ryan36_1

    Ryan36_1 Senior

    My assumption watching the game is that the staff is fairly confident that they can add the read option into the fold with Field's talent and the staff having successfully done so with JT. I think Day is going to slowly unleash this wrinkle as the season progresses. This serves two purposes:

    A. Allows Fields to develop a more well rounded game where he doesn't rely on his athleticism to bail him out, and
    B. Limits the hits he takes since, no offense to the other guys, the QB depth leaves a lot to be desired this year.

    My dream scenario is that Justin develops into a very solid and accurate passer, develops some pocket presence, then once we get into the heart of conference play,

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  2. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    More I think about it the more I think that most things we have done are on tape anyways at some point. Besides we have so many formations and plays off those formations I'm not sure it matters.

    I see the point though to withhold but still I figure the staff could use help adjusting too in real time.
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Head coach Ryan Day let a smirk form across his lips Tuesday after fielding a question from a surprised reporter about the high frequency with which Ohio State went under center.

    “I know you guys were asking me that all preseason, so I was trying to keep it under the vest,” Day said.

    During fall camp, Day reiterated time and again that under center formations, in which the center hands it to the quarterback directly from his starting position, would be saved for special situations and Ohio State’s offense would look similar to how it did in 2018.

    The Buckeyes didn’t go under center a single time in 2018. During Saturday’s game against Florida Atlantic, they did it no fewer than 13 times.

    Day is adding a new wrinkle defenses will need to account for against Ohio State.

    “When you look at college football today, I think it’s important to have a balance,” Day said. “I think it’s important to be able to line up under center, run the football, play-action pass and do some things, and also run the spread and run with tempo.”

    Lining up with the quarterback under center and running downhill establishes a power running game for the Ohio State offense, of which it showcased the benefits against FAU in a couple different scenarios.

    Early in the first quarter, Ohio State utilized a stretch run from under center to pick up 17 yards. It went play action the next snap. Two FAU defensive backs were sucked in and senior wide receiver Binjimen Victor was left wide open for a 32-yard touchdown grab.

    On a third-and-one against the Owls in the late third quarter, junior running back J.K. Dobbins steamed ahead for eight yards up the middle from an under center look, then picked up a one-yard touchdown run on the next play from the same formation. Day said that while it’s a delicate balance to switch between tactics, there are clear benefits.

    “I think that it gives us a lot of things, and I think it gives us some direct runs,” Day said. “It’s good to have for a lot of reasons schematically.”

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  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    I know Dobbins was excellent today but it’s really difficult to not want Teague to get carries. He just seems to have more of a physicality and violence to his running.

    I’m sorry but I can’t help it.
  6. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Get Steele Chambers in the rotation too
  7. Taosman

    Taosman Chillin!

    We just have so many options on offense now and Day is willing to change the offense week to week. This isn't as explosive as a full blown passing offense like last year but it helps the defense and will pay even more dividends when the weather gets sloppy.
    The development of Fields has been amazing! His "processing" has quickened. This is what separates a 5 star from the rest of QBs. He's the complete package.
    This offensive line has a number of "beasts" on it crushing people. That is fun to watch.
    Mattison and Hafley have done a great job coaching up the defense to a top five level.
    Special teams are still very good but not "elite' yet.
    I'm shocked we look this good this early!
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
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  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Perfect type of back for 2nd half of games to break the will of opponents and bleed clock, if nothing else.
  9. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    I'm on the Teague train. Not saying he should supplant JK... we got a 1-2 punch when coming in i assumed we had 1 feature back and a stable of developing backups.
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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  11. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    I have to assume the offensive line not being complete trash at run blocking is high on the list.
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  12. MGMT

    MGMT Senior


    I just loved this scene as a kid, not trying to be snide.
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  13. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    Distribution among the primary (top4) wideouts seemed pretty proportionate and balanced. Curious to see if that’s something the offense/staff/Fields wants to sustain that or at least emphasize.

    Going to be interesting to see if Dobbins can maintain consistency between the two rushing concepts as far as performance is concerned. Would we even consider Ruckert fully incorporated yet? Nothing this past week through the air.

    Still impressed with Field being responsible with the ball thus far. Would like to see him make some quick decisions with some of that bomb ass pass protection he gets.

    What are our issues you guys are seeing — aside OL in game 1?
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
  14. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Good Question... for me I'd say I still want to see Dobbins continue to do well. If he goes for 5+ypc against IU I'll be pretty excited about that.

    Also we haven't done a ton down the field but teams are taking that away right now and are playing a boat load of zone. Plus it feels like we've hit on a lot of 10+ yd throws.

    So for me there's just 2.
    1. Can Dobbins go for over 5ypc
    2. Can we incorporate the vertical passing game
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  15. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    I'm curious to see if we get the TE's involved again or if week 1 was a fluke

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