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Game Thread Ohio State @ That TeaX Up North - 11/30/19, Noon (FOX)

Discussion in '2019 Football Season Capsule' started by MililaniBuckeye, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Buckeye doc

    Buckeye doc Junior

    Maybe he lost a contact lense?
    BayBuck, dragurd, pianobuck46 and 3 others like this.
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Michigan Monday — The Death of Hope


    Before the game, the talk from Michigan fans and radio hosts and blog writers was actually about The Game. How to win it, how not to lose it, and how much a win was needed and wanted.

    And how possible that win actually was.

    They picked Michigan to beat Ohio State. They believed it was possible. Hell, they believed it was probable.

    Or at least they wanted to believe it was probable.

    They had hope.

    For maybe the last time.

    After the game, the talk turned to OSU’s online classes and cheating and how it’s good that Michigan would never resort to such things.

    The excuses emerged like unknown cousins following a lottery win, but if those excuses were such powerful factors in the game, why wouldn’t they have been brought up beforehand?

    Why is it that no preview of The Game said anything about Michigan not having a chance because some of Justin Fields’ classes don’t take place in a classroom?

    As if a classroom is the only setting where learning takes place. Ryan Day hasn’t needed a classroom to teach Michigan fans how to count into the 60s the last two years.

    There was nary a mention of tattoos from 2010 in any positional breakdowns. What a gaffe!

    You know what is more of a factor than a couple of online classes or some 10-year old tattoos?

    Being able to run the ball.

    You know what else?


    If you can’t do either of those things, then maybe it’s time to get a cottage up on the lake with Northwestern and read poetry together by the light of the fireplace.

    But that’s not what Michigan is, even if sometimes they’d like you to think that. Let’s not forget that they are paying their coaching staff around $13 million a year, and they’re not doing it to make sure kids are reading Leaves of Grass.

    Michigan fans don’t want to root for a football factory?

    That’s a load of crap.

    They’d give up Kurt Vonnegut’s left testicle to be in the College Football Playoff hunt every year.

    All Michigan fans want is to be able to talk about football superiority. That’s what they talk about from January to September. I see it, I hear it, I interact with it. They want to root for a great program.

    Resorting to spurious barbs about academics or cheating after yet another loss is the only lashing out that can be done as a fan base brushes off the dust and grass stains, checking for bruises, broken bones, and open wounds.

    This is a Michigan fan base that probably doesn’t want to resort to excuses, but has had no choice for the last two decades.

    They want to root for the program that so many promised them they had this year.

    The one that was favored to win the Big Ten and go to the playoffs despite the fact that there was no defensive line depth, no running game, and multiple starters who would never see a starting lineup at Ohio State.

    But they had a quarterback and… the law of averages?

    Here’s a tip for you — the only thing the law of averages has ever won is a coin toss.

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  3. TampaBuckeyes

    TampaBuckeyes Senior

    I had the joy of watching this years edition next to a classic michigan man. He jumped and cheered for his team, and strutted around as they got their first two touchdowns. Then over the next 2.5 hours I got to slowly watch the color drain from his face as he meekly sat there on the couch, till the final 30 minutes or so where he went to go help with preparing dinner. I've never known that level of pure bliss.
  4. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    I wanted to break a lamp on that play. Ridiculous.

    ttun got a huge amount of calls (or lackof calls at other times- holding and the obvious intentional grounding). The BB Landers roughing was bad too.

    29 point beatdown and I wanted more because fuck em
  5. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Looking for a contact lenses?
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    The first two drives of 'The Game' summed it up perfectly.

    Both teams found the end zone with their opening possessions Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, though through very different means. The Wolverines showcased some run-pass options, including a 3x1 formation matching up tight end Nick Eubanks with Pete Werner outside and emulating a set run by Penn State a week earlier. After the Buckeyes failed to keep contain on a surprise reverse to Giles Jackson, the home team was quickly on the board.

    After receiving the kickoff, Ohio State marched downfield efficiently, leaning heavily on J.K. Dobbins in the process. Quarterback Justin Fields missed a shot downfield as well as some quick hits outside, but picked up an easy 28 yards via the sameTexas route which had gashed Northwestern a month ago:


    Once on the goal-line, the Buckeyes went back to what has become their bread-and-butter run play, which had already been called a few times on the drive: Mid-Zone. Following behind left tackle Thayer Munford, Dobbins never had to adjust his path, running straight downhill through the B-gap for six.


    Though the score was now 7-6, it was clear that Ohio State had no special plan for The Game, while their rivals had been storing a number of new looks and gadgets for the same contest. After trading a few more possessions, the Buckeyes would extend their lead by relying on what brought them there - a big, physical offensive line capable of creating running lanes and a shifty back with the vision to exploit them.


    Though the Buckeyes had long relied on Tight Zone under Urban Meyer, Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson adapted their ground scheme to best suit their talented tailback. Though Dobbins may not be the fastest straight-line runner, his ability to not only identify running lanes but to quickly get through them has proven elite.

    Many offensive line coaches believe zone schemes like the one above are the best concept to run when the back is the most talented player on the field, as he is able to make up for a missed assignment by one of his blockers. Dobbins showed this ability all day long, hitting different seams all day long despite duplicating the same play-call over and over.

    For instance, when the Wolverines filled the B-gap, he simply bounced it outside after seeing the tight end seal the edge:


    Later on, when the entire opposing defense began to cheat in the direction of the play, Dobbins would bend it back, finding a cutback lane along the weak-side:


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  7. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    @Buckeye doc beat you to it
  8. pianobuck46

    pianobuck46 pianobuck46

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  9. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    No shit man, that was absolutely infuriating. Chase gets to Patterson and no TD if the refs do their job. I will give the refs some credit though, there were a few really good calls that were tough to make, namely on that dropped TD pass to DPJ... it was the right call, but super close.
  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I thought it evened out with no PI calls to be honest.

    Our DB's could have easily been called for as many PI penalties as their OL could have been called for holds.

    Officiating was nowhere near as bad as 2018 Game. I still get pissed about that attempted fuck job.
  11. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Assuming the position, he was the only TTUN player with any level of foresight.
  12. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

  13. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Agreed, there were at least 2 on Okudah where it looks like he got there early. In all likelihood, I do think everything evened out.
    Jaxbuck likes this.
  14. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

  15. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    So, you know those Viagra disclaimers about an erection lasting longer than 4 hours, etc.......

    I’ve still got a massive boner that hasn’t subsided after the annual smack down. It just won’t quit.
    Wingate1217 likes this.

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