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Rutgers at tOSU, November 7th, 7 pm on BTN

Discussion in '2020 Football Season Capsule' started by BB73, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    I always like to read The Lantern articles. Maybe it reminds me of the "good old days" when I was a student (Fall 1966 - Spring 1971).
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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    It was a homecoming of sorts for two former Buckeyes, Brendon White and Tre Avery. White, of course, was a mainstay on the 2018 defense, the worst in modern school history, before falling out of favor last year. He was the captain for Rutgers yesterday and ended the game with four tackles.

    Avery, formerly known as Kareem Felder, signed with the Buckeyes as part of the 2016 recruiting class but was ruled academically ineligible. He previously played at Toledo before ending up at Rutgers.

    I couldn't help but chuckle when I heard the announcer say "that pass by Fields is complete between White and Felder."

    Entire article:

    Watching the game, I was surprised to hear al the transfers that Rutgers has. Here's an article that lists some of them (obviously Schiano is no stranger to the "transfer portal"...:biggrin2:

    Just sayin': I new NCAA rule to allow athletes to transfer once without sitting out is going to really the the "have not" teams like Rutgers. They are going to get a lot of top rated players who originally signed with a "top tier" school, after a year or 2 that find out they aren't going to get as much playing time as they would like, and opt to transfer to a school like Rutgers where they are pretty much guaranteed to start.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2020
  3. RB07OSU

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

    I'm with you, I'm actually a Lantern alum. Some of my most cherished moments were writing for that paper. Our professors and staff were honestly amazing and we produced some great articles. I keep reading the Lantern and am proud to have contributed to it, they seem to have done a great job since I've graduated.

    Anyways, enough of me getting sentimental. I came back into the thread to say my comments during the game were just emotional and I need to shut the hell up. We almost didn't even have a season and I vowed to enjoy every bit of it once it happened, for better or worse. I was being a spoiled Ohio State fan and that's not ok. Great job Buckeyes, awesome win and let's keep on improving all the way to a championship.
  4. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Same here... I'm typically very harsh on the defense and this season so far has been more of the same from me on that front. Glad to just see the S & G!
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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    IT'S BETTER THIS WAY. I made a joke that Rutgers' late-game peskiness was the worst damage Greg Schiano's caused an Ohio State defense outside of Iowa City and West Lafayette, but maybe it really wasn't all that much of a joke?

    What the Wolverines and Nittany Lions suffered through Saturday, the Buckeyes have lived through before. They lived it when Greg Schiano, now the Rutgers head coach, was the Ohio State defensive coordinator in 2018. Michigan and Penn State are reeling in other ways, so their 17- and 16-point losses to the Hoosiers and Terrapins weren’t as out of the blue as Ohio State’s 29-point loss to Purdue in 2018.

    But that old loss was the real story of Saturday night’s Schiano reunion, won by Ohio State 49-27. To attach a welcome home, all-is-well vibe to Schiano’s first game back in Ohio Stadium in two seasons was a disservice to what happened last time he was here, when as a million-dollar defensive coordinator, he blew it.


    I think it went wrong, in the end, because Schiano is more of a head coach than a coordinator. He’s born to be in charge. When he arrived at Ohio State, it felt like a bonus for the Buckeyes to get as an assistant a guy who had been a head coach for his previous 13 coaching seasons. But it didn’t work, at least not by Year 3. Schiano got bored running half the show, and the result was him creating an overly complex defense that drove everybody crazy.

    Saturday night, Rutgers ran a score of trick plays and nearly recovered an onside kick. Back at Rutgers, Schiano is the perfect coach for that program, and the Scarlet Knights never stopped fighting and never stopped trying and never stopped throwing passes to 340-pound linemen. Schiano pulled out all the stops, because he had to. Schiano managed every inch of that game, coached every second of that game, because if Rutgers is going to compete in the Big Ten, that’s how it has to be.

    I have no qualms with Schiano and think he'll be as good at Rutgers as anyone at Rutgers can possibly be. I wish him well, I just do not want him anywhere near Ohio State's defense ever again.

    WASTING YOUR SHOT? No matter what Rutgers pulled out of its ass on Saturday, the Scarlet Knights were never going to beat Ohio State. So while those trick plays were fun as hell, Schiano probably could have saved them for another game, as my adopted uncle suggests.

    This is exactly what went through my head throughout the game, as well, but then it hit me: Schiano isn't going to need trick plays against Michigan because Rutgers will be the better team.

    And I'm not even sure I'm joking.

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    Just sayin': The second half was a "perfect storm" offensively for Rutgers, but Ramzy Nasrallah makes a good point...the Ohio State game was no longer winnable, Schiano should have saved then for a winnable game.
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  6. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Totally forgot to add the GIFcap. Glad to have another one in the books. Time to shore some things up and leave no doubt.








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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Co-offensive players of the game Justin Fields and Nicholas Petit-Frere are joined as champions on their side of the ball by running back Master Teague, left tackle Thayer Munford, tight ends Luke Farrell and Jeremy Ruckert and wide receivers Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, Jameson Williams and Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

    Tuf Borland, who was named both defensive and special teams player of the game for his performance in the Buckeyes' 22-point win, is joined on his side of the ball by eight other defensive champions: defensive ends Jonathon Cooper, Javontae Jean-Baptiste and Tyler Friday, defensive tackle Tommy Togiai, linebacker Justin Hilliard, cornerbacks Sevyn Banks and Shaun Wade and safety Josh Proctor.

    Smith-Njigba, Friday, Jean-Baptiste, Hilliard and Banks all earned champion honors for the first time this season, with Hilliard's coming after he forced a fumble in his season debut against Rutgers.

    Freshman offensive lineman Jakob James and defensive lineman Darrion Henry-Young and walk-ons Sam Wiglusz and Ryan Batsch were also honored as the scout team players of the week.

    Just sayin': Only 8 guys have graded out as champions in all 3 games.


    There are some notable names missing (i.e. Shaun Wade, Wyatt Davis, Chris Olave, Josh Myers, Zach Harrison) that I would have expected to see on that list.
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  8. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    The guys in Bold not playing up to their potential is really hurting us. For Davis/Myers/Wade it's the big 3 who came back. Perhaps they're coasting a bit?

    Harrison making no impact at all is actually really surprising though. I thought he'd at least play but he's really not playing.
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  9. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    That seems about right though given what we've seen over the first 3 games.

    RB, interior OL, secondary and DE's not named Cooper are inconsistent at best.
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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    CONTEXT, PLEASE. I'm not going to lie to you and tell you that I was extremely pleased to see my team concede 27 points to a football team that frankly should have disbanded years ago.

    But as always, context is key. And I'm glad I have my pal Bill Landis of The Athletic to point out that things really weren't anywhere near as bad as they seemed.

    Ohio State’s defense is not what it was last year. It was never going to be. At the risk of parsing information to make things appear better than they actually are, here’s one way to look at how Rutgers moved the ball on Saturday:

    • The Scarlet Knights had four gadget plays — a reverse, a direct snap to a running back, a tackle-eligible throwback and a double-pass off a jet sweep — that netted 118 yards and a touchdown.

    • They had a 21-play, 82-yard drive at the end of the game when backup players such as Ryan Watts, Craig Young, Jerron Cage, Tyreke Johnson, Ronnie Hickman and Bryson Shaw were on the field for Ohio State.

    • Around all of that, when Rutgers’ offense basically played Ohio State’s defense straight up, the Knights had 173 yards on 56 plays (3.1 yards per play).

    The defense has things to clean up. I’m not quite sure it’s the disaster some are making it out to be.

    I don't know. To me, it seems like Rutgers just gave every other team a blueprint for how to beat the Buckeyes – reverses, doubles passes and flea flickers with a few onside kicks worked in.

    Just sayin': Yeah, it wasn't as bad in the 2nd half as it initially appeared to ne.
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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