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Game Thread tOSU @ Virginia Tech, Sep 7 2015 @ 8pm ET, ESPN

Discussion in '2015 Football Season Capsule' started by maximumblitz, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    MySpace :urban1:
     
  2. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    I thought the Va Tech OC called a nice game. To his credit, Brewer continued to convert on key 3rd and long situations when the game got tight before his injury.
     
  3. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member

    Even better:

    "Braxtonian"

    Love it!

    PS - When did the O-Zone get a makeover?
     
  4. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Bookie

    How else is Jeffcat gonna know what happened?
     
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  5. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

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    Courtesy of Ozone.
     
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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    In your opinion, did Urban Meyer make the correct decision starting Cardale Jones for the season (not just Game 1)? Because J.T. Barrett just looked more efficient and more in command, even in the little playing time he had against Virginia Tech (look how easy it was for him to score). Is it wrong for me as an OSU alum to think Jones will personally cost OSU a game based on how careless he is?

    --Jonathan, Westerville, Ohio

    So if I understand this correctly, you just watched your favorite team put up 42 points on one of the best defenses in the country and still found something to worry about. Please, by all means, take a seat on the couch.

    Meyer's decision certainly surprised me. I thought for sure Barrett would get the nod. But it's not exactly outrageous, either, to opt for a guy who beat the Nos. 1 and 2 teams in the country the last time he played. Meyer boiled it down in pretty simple terms afterward: Jones ended last season the starter, and Barrett didn't beat him out. Fair enough. Though among the many surreal sights Monday night -- like, oh, Braxton Miller wearing a different number and breaking off 50-plus-yard touchdowns -- seeing a returning Top 5 Heisman vote-getter relegated to garbage time duty ranked pretty high up there.

    Jones actually looked much more in control to me than he did in last year's postseason games. He really only made that one bad throw, forcing the ball that got tipped and intercepted. It's almost as if his ability to extend plays (because he's a brick and no one can tackle him) works against him sometimes. Also, Monday night reminded me that we don't give him enough credit as a runner. Yes, Barrett is faster, but once Jones gets out of the pocket he's going to get you a first down. I can see where Meyer felt that was an advantage against Virginia Tech's defensive front (which finished the night with zero sacks).

    But as you said, Barrett did come in and immediately throw a right-on-the-money touchdown. I have to believe he'll see the field before garbage time some weeks. But really, Meyer couldn't go wrong either way. Ohio State's not going to play anybody that Jones could feasibly lose to until at least Michigan State on Nov. 21.

    Entire article: http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/ohio-state-cardale-jones-jt-barrett-texas-ucla-josh-rosen-auburn-jeremy-johnson-mailbag-090915
     
  7. Mariotwins

    Mariotwins Senior

    I don't see us losing to anyone because of CJ if anything it will be our defense giving up those stupid free first downs where nobody is within 20 yards of the reciever
     
  8. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    Uh, In Cardale We Trust. 4-0
     
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  9. Poe McKnoe

    Poe McKnoe Senior

    I thought Warinner called plays that stretched the defense horizontally and vertically. I like where he's going with this offense. I personally think Cardale is the best guy to do this. His arm strength is what should pay dividends for Urban. Despite all those positives, it's scary how smooth the offense runs with Barrett in control. Cardale wasn't asked to run the read option, mostly speed options. We'll see what they employ the rest of the season. Braxton being Braxton shouldn't be a surprise because he can't help being the best athlete on the field. We'll have to wait for the Zeke show.

    I'm only slightly worried about his workload on gameday, being the "offensive line whisperer" and the man calling plays. I thought the offensive line struggled at times against the quickness of the VT defensive front. It's clear that they were doing some unfamiliar things to confuse VT and maybe this affected their continuity. It's not a surprise that the line snagged some offensive holding calls; the question will be how it's called in the B1G this year. They gelled last year after the VT game and we'll see what happens.

    Michael Brewer has similar success this year as last year. They utilized short passing plays, athletic tight end(s) and FB, and misdirection to attack an over pursuing Ohio State front seven. 45 the VT fullback should probably start at RB, H-back, and could probably play MLB for the Hokies. Scott Loeffler must forget about the successful plays later in the year when VT traditionally stumbles. It's possibly that they think that Ohio State is better than them, so they have to resort to trickeration. Well VT, you should think about running a similar offense in the rest of your games.

    Great first win for the Buckeyes and an impressive showing in Lane Stadium. On to the next one!
     
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  10. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    We were a little soft in the middle in pass D but other than that our D played pretty well.
     
  11. Yertle

    Yertle Pounding out aggression, turns into obsession

    Yeah, count me as one who isn't overly excited after this game. Not saying we looked bad or had glaring flaws, but there is certainly areas to work on. And I have total confidence those areas will be focused on heavily in practice. But, things weren't as bad as they seemed after last year's VT game (obviously...), and I'm thinking they aren't as good as they seem after this year's VT game.
     
  12. RB07OSU

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

    After review of the film:

    - Farris had a very nice debut at RT and sprung a HUGE block on Zeke's 80 yarder. Pretty much the whole OL looked pretty solid considering they were often sending more guys than we had blockers for. Only player who struggled was Price and he struggled pretty bad...bummer there, he also struggled against VT the year before.
    - Hubbard is going to be sooo good...the change of direction on that sack was unreal for a guy his size.
    - We ended up getting 42 points but this game would have been put out of reach early on if we had given Zeke the ball more. I get you don't want to get too predictable with a 14 point lead but you have to get it to your best. The holding call killed on Cardale's TD but I am getting it to Zeke a lot down there. And we really needed to hit that field goal there.
    - Schutt was pretty active last night and Washington was a stud as usual.
    - Special teams was pretty disappointing. Crucial missed field goal, awful punt in the middle of the 3rd that gave VT the ball at their own 40, and the fumbled punt that was also crucial. All unforced errors.
    - GET THE SNAPS DOWN! Way too many high snaps.
    - The spin move by Braxton was obviously unreal but the first part of the run was almost as amazing...even to get to the edge for a few yards would have been a great play. Oh and Zeke absolutely blew up two guys on that run.
    - Parris Campbell had the two drops but he was getting separation and made some really nice plays on special teams. I think this kid will be very good.
    - Apple really shut Ford down...big time improvement there, Ford ate us up the year before.
    - Really nice win. Enjoy it and let's move on and improve.
     
  13. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Add in the customary "get up 2 TDs and kick ensuing kickoff out-of-bounds" play.
     
  14. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    I saw pics from inside the stadium where they showed broken bleachers
     
  15. shiloh

    shiloh Junior

    Late to the party again as I'm on pg 111 ... Brewer will miss 4 to 8 weeks w/a broken collarbone, so yea, whoop a!$@"! indeed! One good thing about the Buckeyes very weak schedule is BamMan probably won't be back until the Michigan State game. :nod:

    And reading the second quarter comments reminds me of myself back in the '70s when every game was do or die. :biggrin: Mentioned this before ~ even if the team goes 15-0 this year it won't top last year when it was totally unexpected. So anything they do this year is icing on the cake. Also mentioned during the Oregon game thread that "unfortunately" OSU will be favored in every game this year. Did I mention the '70s er '80s er '90s as I've seen this movie before. ***If*** :urban2: runs the table this year it will be quite a feat.

    So how many of you wanted Urban fired after the second quarter? All fame is fleeting ... 73 pages to go.

    Quoting Aaron Rodgers, Relax !!!
     

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