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Game Thread Game Seven: Ohio State 48, Kent State 3 (final)

Discussion in '2007 Football Season Capsule' started by BB73, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Bleed S & G

    Bleed S & G Taking Crazy Pills

    Agreed. And not sure how playing a hurt player would help him develope. I'll let JT do whatever he sees fit, but I personally would sit him this game or if anything under 10 carries. Let Mo & Brandon "develope"
     
  2. utgrad73

    utgrad73 Reloaded

    Thanks. East Side Grill, would that be at the corner of Main and Cherry? Just kidding, I don't think I could afford the cab fare to your East Side Grill. :) I did call the local cable company this afternoon and the game could be on the overflow channel here, BCSN (Buckeye Cable Sports Network) or maybe TBA on one of the networks. You would think with a name like that they would air the Buckeyes games! I haven't missed a game yet, I'll find a way.
     
  3. ytownbuckeye

    ytownbuckeye Freshman

    kent is not the next stanford or app st
     
  4. utgrad73

    utgrad73 Reloaded

    and we want to avoid the effects of a game like that by being prepared
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2007
  5. Tonyank

    Tonyank BuckeyeNation 4 Life

    I would REALLY like to see a min. turn over game for our offense this week. That seems like our #1 flaw!!!! Stick to the fundamentals this week for a solid win/blowout :biggrin: :)
     
  6. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    DDN

    OSU's loud crowd not what Kent State fears


    By Doug Harris
    Staff Writer

    Thursday, October 11, 2007

    COLUMBUS ? If Kent State football coach Doug Martin is sounding a bit hoarse these days, it's not because he's suffering from a case of laryngitis.
    Martin is in his fourth year of trying to rebuild a downtrodden program, and he knows his voice will need to drown out the doubters to change the losing culture.
    "What our players hear are negative things about football here from fans," he said, "because that's what the tradition has always been. I have to be the steady voice that's always positive. I have to scream louder than everyone else to make sure the players hear that."
    The Golden Flashes are emerging from one of the most pitiful stretches in college football history. They've had just one winning season since 1987 and posted a 16-115-1 record from 1989-2000.



    Cont..
     
  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Dispatch

    Chip on shoulder won't slow Kent State backs

    Thursday, October 11, 2007 3:53 AM
    By Bob Baptist


    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH



    Two players who are at once hard to see and easy to miss embody Kent State football. Dual-threat quarterback Julian Edelman is 6 feet and 198 pounds. Eugene Jarvis, the fifth-leading rusher in the bowl subdivision, is even smaller: 5-5 and 170.
    Edelman didn't receive one scholarship offer from a major college after leading his California high school team to an undefeated season as a senior; he had to detour to junior college for a year to be discovered.

    Cont...
     
  8. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Dispatch
    Ohio State notebook
    Heacock: Buckeyes beware
    Don't bet Flashes will follow coach's plan to rest starters
    Thursday, October 11, 2007 3:36 AM
    By Ken Gordon


    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
    [​IMG] Karl Kuntz | Dispatch
    Defensive coordinator Jim Heacock, with Todd Denlinger, says he never believes pregame talk.




    Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Heacock isn't buying what Kent State is selling. He brushed off a suggestion by Kent State coach Doug Martin that he is going to rotate his players Saturday and rest his starters for the Mid-American Conference stretch run.
    "I don't believe it," Heacock said yesterday. "I don't believe anything, to be quite honest with you, that an opponent says before a game. I've been coaching too long and heard too many things, so I don't even pay any attention to stuff like that."



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  9. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    From the DDN article grad posted

    "I was at East Carolina for 10 years, and we played Miami of Florida twice," he said. "And this [Ohio State defense] is the best college defense I've seen in all my years of coaching."
    -- Doug Martin

    At first blush, you would interpret this to be a complement of a fast, physical defense. Although, the '96 and '99 Hurricanes both actually lost to ECU. '96 was the year Martin was promoted to ECU's O-Coordinator, and they went out and hung 31 on a Canes squad that wound up 9-3 under Butch Davis.
     
  10. NightmaresDad

    NightmaresDad Woody Rules!

    Heacock in my opinion was pretty nice with his comments. I probably would have said something like "I don't care who they play - starters or not - it's not going to matter for them."
     
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Scout $

    5 questions for the Kent State game...

    Turnovers and avoid the underdog stuff...
     
  12. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    If you're Kent State, what strategy do you use this weekend? Do you give any serious consideration to trying to win, or do you just hope for a respectible game?

    Personally, I got out there with guns blazing. I think I'd feel like a couple of soldiers at the top of a hill surrounded by a couple dozen enemy soldiers. And fortifying my defenses might extend the length of my position, but I'd feel that it's just a matter of time. I'm running down the hill shooting until I have nothing left to shoot.

    1. I remind the players of last week's USC-Stanford game, and the Michigan-Appalachian State game. Kent State beating Ohio State might sound outrageous, but similar outcomes have already been seen this year.

    2. Along the lines of Step 1, I secretly hope that Ohio State comes out expecting to sleep-walk, like USC and Michigan did. I say "secretly" because I tell my players that I think that we have a chance to beat the "real" Ohio State team. I make them believe that I believe that, even though I don't. And I don't think that they all believe that, either.

    3. I "borrow" a rhinocerous from the Columbus Zoo, and put a Kent State uniform on it. It likely won't be able to stay long without some false starts or offsides penalties, but the mental aspect might give my team a slight edge.

    4. Like I said earlier, "guns blazing." First play: deep pass. If the receiver is at all covered, throw it out of bounds. Second play: deep pass. If the receiver is at all covered, throw it out of bounds. If neither of the first two plays was completed, fake the deep pass on the third play and throw to a tight end for 10-15 yards. Throw in plenty of trick plays. I'll throw in plenty of trick plays. I'll invent them on the sideline. Handoff to a pulling tackle, or try some wide receiver passes, or something. And I'll only punt on third down and long. Fourth downs are there for converting them. Or maybe I'll have a play on fourth down where my normal offense runs off the field, and a back-up offense runs on. The Buckeyes will think we're running a punting team on. But we aren't. Then I'll pray that my play works.

    5. On defense, I'm just as aggressive. Blitz 8-9 guys sometimes. Maybe one of the blitzers is a magician who pulls pigeons out of his shoes. Boeckman may spend more time trying to figure that out than trying to find an open receiver. That may or may not be a good thing.

    6. Do the unexpected. Tell the running back to run over to Tressel and ask for an autographed football. Or, better yet, tell him that one of the trainers is actually Tressel. JT might be annoyed and the trainer might have delusions of grandeur. You never know until you try it.

    7. Bribe the scoreboard operator. Closing seconds of the game, Ohio State's and Kent State's scores are magically reversed. I don't see how anyone will ever find out.

    8. Try to do replay challenges on really weird things. "Is that squirrel over there a gray squirrel or a brown squirrel?" "I think that referree just picked his nose!" "Hey, Baby, what's your sign?" Eventually, the referees would have more fun considering whether these events fall under any replay guidelines than considering how many yards a penalty is for having a rhinocerous on the field.

    9. Two words: Naked Cheerleaders.

    10. Ok - a lot of this isn't going to work. But I still come out with guns drawn and ready to fire at the drop of a hat.
     
  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Scout.com$ (Adam Jardy)

    The Break In The Routine..........more on the upcoming battle with Kent State.
     
  14. buckeyes_rock

    buckeyes_rock Great day to be a Buckeye

    Zurp...you are totally ready to take over the reigns at Kent State. The MAC would be proud to have you!:biggrin: Kickoff can't come quick enough eh??? It's stuff like this that helps me pass the time during the week. Funny stuff man!
     
  15. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    I'm ready to do lots of stuff.

    Can it ever?
     

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