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Game Thread THE GAME, Sat 11/28 @ 12pm ET, ABC

Discussion in '2015 Football Season Capsule' started by MD Buckeye, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    F Michigan.
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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    He went in the witness protection program....

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  3. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    C'mon guys, he's got four kids and WAL-MARTs are HUGE these days. He probably just got lost doing his Christmas shopping with all of the other WAL-MART Wolverines.
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  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

  5. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Hell fucking yeah! I got what I wanted for xmas
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  6. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

  7. Mac

    Mac That's a pain in the buns

  8. Just a note, but we have 48 victories after Saturday, not 47. That doesn't count 2010, which is bullshit.
  9. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member Tech Admin Bookie

  10. Gothmog8

    Gothmog8 OSU Alumni Balrog #8

    It would be a better book if it were written about Bacon by a guy named Michigan.
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  11. Tanner

    Tanner Senior

    Always fun to go back and read the pre game analysis from Michigan Men. This is from the Michigan Daily.

    Michigan rush defense vs. Ohio State rush offense

    Michigan is fourth in the nation in rushing yards and touchdowns allowed, and has allowed only one running back to surpass 100 yards this season. Elliott has a tough task ahead of him, no matter how many carries he gets.

    Edge: Michigan
  12. LostLassie

    LostLassie Am I Allowed To Say That? '17 BPCFFB II Champ

    postgame adjustment
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Nobody but the insane would fault Ohio State for taking some time to bask in the glory of nationally-televised, on-the-road stomping its arch-rival. After all, Ohio State doesn't play this weekend, and the victory looked cathartic for a team that spent the previous 11 games burdened by expectations.

    But it looks like Ohio State, as a program anyway, is onto the next one. The countdown to the 113th rendition of The Game already commenced.

    Only 361 days remain between Jim Harbaugh's rematch with Urban Meyer. Ohio State hosts Michigan on November 26th, 2016.

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  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    What was once old is new again, at least in Ohio State's offensive playbook.

    Though head coach Urban Meyer is known as an innovator of the 'Power Spread' offense that has become the norm in college football over the past decade, his team failed to live up to that reputation against Michigan State one week ago. Yet when facing the highly-touted defense of their biggest rivals in Ann Arbor just seven days later, the Buckeyes looked like those classic Meyer units, running at will before attacking downfield with the pass.

    While Ezekiel Elliott saw a season-high 30 carries that led to 214 rushing yards in the win over Michigan, he could've easily had more of both. He also could've had quite a few less as well, yet through no fault of the much-maligned coaching staff. The Buckeyes attacked the aggressive, pro-style defense of Jim Harbaugh and heralded coordinator D.J. Durkin with countless option plays that let Wolverine defenders play themselves out of position over and over.

    The fact that the Buckeyes used option tactics alone isn't anything new, but the concept that ate up their biggest rival hadn't been seen in Columbus much, if at all, this fall. Instead of just attacking with zone-read principles that are the foundation of Meyer's base scheme, OSU used an option attack built on gap-blocking.

    After seeing the Wolverines line up in an 'odd' front on the game's opening possession, the Buckeyes countered with some of the same calls they'd leaned on early in the season when faced with similar looks. But with eight Michigan defenders regularly in the box in their regular one-high-safety look, regular OSU gap schemes like 'Power' left the Buckeyes with only seven blockers.

    Given new life on their second drive thanks to a roughing call on punter Cameron Johnston, Meyer and offensive coordinator Ed Warinner didn't wait to go at the Wolverine defense with a wrinkle they may not have expected. On 2nd-and-10 from their own 24-yard line, Ezekiel Elliott broke off a big run to the outside.


    The 'Inverted-Veer' was first seen in the late 2000s in Clemson, TCU, and even Meyer's Florida backfields, but reached its tipping point as the marquee scheme of Cam Newton's remarkable season at Auburn in 2011. The name comes from the old 'veer' option offense run by the University of Houston in the 1960's that influenced the wishbone and I-formation option attacks which dominated the game for the next two decades.

    However most coaches today refer to it as 'Power-read' as the concept is more an extension of the basic 'Power' play, which includes a pulling guard, than a triple-option like the veer. However instead of leading the running back through the hole, the guard is kicking out the end man on the line of scrimmage, creating a seam for the quarterback to run inside should he not hand off to the back on an outside sweep.



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  15. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    Got a song for that too.


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