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Oklahoma Aftermath

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    The one silver lining is that we will absolutely not face another offensive line like OU's this year. That will hopefully allow the front 7 to live up to some of that hype. Ped State has me worried. Unless Harbaugh can work miracles with Speith, I'm not too concerned yet. MSU is a question mark. Corn suck.
     
  2. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Saban has somehow figured it out and is able to do both.
     
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  3. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

    What do I want to see next game? Actual constraints. That's what vintage Wilson offense looks like. Only Oklahoma had those.

    Even with as badly as they played, they could have easily won that if McLaurin hauls that in and OSU remembers to use their tailback on that 2 barrett run + hill overthrow redzone effort. I think they run away with it (and match the 35-31 score that many expected) and the issues do not fully emerge until much later (Possibly the postseason if home field insulates them vs PSU).
     
  4. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

    Don't look now, but Iowa just won a B12 shootout with 5 TD tosses from their QB.
     
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  5. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

    As always, Fulton knocks it out of the park:
     
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  6. LostLassie

    LostLassie Scarlet, Gray, and Gold

    Actually found myself occasionally watching the game like this during the second half Saturday:

    HANDS LOOKING THRU HANDS.jpg

    Folks might want to start practicing the technique. It may be useful as the season continues.
     
  7. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Exactly.. run the ball a ton and give JT around 15 throws a game with the most being play action easy throw a that should have space due to a constant run threat from the backs and himself
     
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  8. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    Easy to do when you're already getting a hefty check from boosters.
     
  9. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    Everyone is worrying about everyone else's job and forgetting to do their own job. Gotta have all eleven guys play their assignment, or the whole thing falls apart.

    If they don't play their assignments against Army, the run D will look as bad as the pass D.
     
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  10. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

    Saban has the exact same problem with lackluster QB play holding them back. Coker was arguably the worst since beating ND. Clemson has some sort of crippling hex when it comes to spotting opposing TEs (see Heuerman, Jeff). If not for that achilles heel, Coker would have never won a NC and they'd be heading into year 5 of the drought with another QB that is spotty through the air.

    The irony is that he went all in on the scheme he hates, and while they were far more versatile and difficult to defend, they got away from the run too often (thank you kiffin) and now they have yet another QB that holds them back. Hurts is a rich man's JT Barrett, and that's not a compliment.
     
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  11. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    I agree with everything Fulton said, and have said the same on here for months, with exception of the "fix". OSU is not going to be able to just line up and run the ball, and continue to only throw 10 yards passes and beat the good defenses. They are loading the box and would continue to do so as long as JT is the QB because he has demonstrated that you do not have to defend the back half of the field against him.

    I would love for one person to watch the plays presented in Fultons article and tell me the Oline is not doing their job, or that receivers are not getting separation, because it obviously demonstrates the total opposite. Guys are open and JT has all damn day. The ball does not come out quick enough. I was in the endzone where McLauren missed that catch. It would have been a hellofva catch because the defender almost tipped it and blocked his view for a moment. I wouldn't call it a drop exactly, catchable, yes, but it would have been a very tough catch to make repeatedly.
     
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  12. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

  13. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

    Alright, why couldn't we get any of these guys over here?
     
  14. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    Have you guys read any of the shaggy comments? They are still claiming we are the worst fans in the world blah blah blah. Evidently all of the other schools think we are fine but them. Maybe they are the problem. Okay, we all know they are the problem.
     
  15. LostLassie

    LostLassie Scarlet, Gray, and Gold

    Well, if they hated us before, now that we've given them Tom and Tim...
     

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