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HuskerOnline: Spring Opponent Preview - Ohio State

 

The bar has once again set at the highest level for Ohio State in 2017, as the Buckeyes will once again hope to push for a spot in the College Football Playoff and a shot at another national championship. Head coach Urban Meyer must replace some top talent OSU lost to the NFL, but as always the Buckeyes are looking to reload and be one of the Big Ten's best. To get a feel for where Ohio State stands coming out of spring practices, we caught up with BuckeyeGrove.com's Kevin Noon to get his thoughts and perspective on the team.

 

Overall 2017 win-loss expectation

“If you talk to fans, it’s undefeated every year. I think that Ohio State has a very favorable schedule in a lot of ways. Oklahoma comes to Columbus, and there are some challenging road games, but they are definitely things that Ohio State can navigate.

“I think it’s ultimately going to come down to the last game of the season in Ann Arbor (vs. Michigan). But if Ohio State is kind of able to regain its form that it had for the majority of last season, an undefeated run is certainly achievable.”

 

https://nebraska.rivals.com/news/spring-opponent-review-ohio-state

 

Athlon Sports: Ohio State Buckeyes 2017 Preview And Prediction

 

Ohio State’s somewhat controversial inclusion in the College Football Playoff last season ended with a thud. However, it could be that the Buckeyes were just a year ahead of schedule. Three-fourths of a rock-solid secondary and the nation’s best center will have to be replaced, but Urban Meyer has 15 starters returning, including Heisman Trophy contender J.T. Barrett at quarterback. Talent’s not an issue and after how last season ended, motivation shouldn’t be one for Ohio State either. And Beating Oklahoma for the second straight time, getting payback against Penn State and winning at Michigan better not be if the Buckeyes want a chance at playoff redemption, as well as a shot at another national title.

 

National Ranking: 2

Big Ten East Ranking: 1

 

https://athlonsports.com/college-football/ohio-state-football-2017-buckeyes-preview-and-prediction

 

CollegeFootballNews: 31-0 Doesn't Matter

Ohio State losing 31-0 doesn’t matter. Ohio State losing at all, does.

 

Of course it was embarrassing to lose to Clemson 31-0, and of course 31-0 soured what was a fantastic season by any reasonable standard. But still, if you’re Ohio State, and the goal under Urban Meyer is to win the national title every year – and not be crazy for thinking that way – losing 31-0 on one of college football’s biggest stages tends to overshadow everything else.

 

But there’s hardly any reason for a panic siren to go off.

 

No one wants to hear it – especially the Alabamas and Ohio States – and it’s obvious, but three teams have to lose in the new world of the CFP. It doesn’t really matter how they lose, either.

Ask Alabama fans – and I have – if they look back on the 2016 season as a 14-win SEC title campaign, or if they remember it for the soul-crushing, final-moments loss to Clemson.

 

Take a wild guess what most pick.

 

http://collegefootballnews.com/2017/preview-2017-ohio-state-31-0-doesnt-matter

 

2017 Ohio State Preview: What You Need To Know

2017 Ohio State Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

 

 

SBNation: College football’s still a Big 2 sport. Here comes Ohio State again.

Urban Meyer and Nick Saban haven’t won every title of the last 11 years, but they’re the favorites in 2017. Yet again.

 

College football isn’t quite as lopsided as men’s tennis — where Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have won 44 of the last 54 grand slam tournaments — but CFB’s still very much in the era of the Big 2.

National titles since 2006:

  1. Nick Saban and Urban Meyer 7
  2. Everybody Else 4

It felt significant that Dabo Swinney’s Clemson took down both Meyer’s Ohio State and Saban’s Alabama to win the ring last winter. It was the culmination of a decade-long ascent for Swinney and the Tigers.

 

Congrats, Dabo. Now do it again. You’ve still got some catching up to do.

 

The early 2017 top 25s had Alabama No. 1 and Ohio State No. 2. So did Athlon’s preseason top 25, Stewart Mandel, and my S&P+ projections. Some people inject a Florida State or a USC into the mix, and Clemson is still a consensus top-10 team. But the safest bets are the same as always.

 

Meyer is a stunning 61-6 at OSU. He’s lost twice each to Michigan State and Clemson, once each to Virginia Tech and Penn State, and that’s it. Meyer had a Hall of Fame-worthy career at Bowling Green, Utah, and Florida — four top-five finishes, six top-15s, two national titles, 104 wins in just 10 years — but has added three more fop-fives, five more top-15s, and another title in a half-decade in Columbus.

Biggest strength: The front seven was college football’s most disruptive last year and returns almost literally everyone.

Biggest question mark: Can Ohio State actually pass when it needs to? Can a new coordinator coax some deep-ball success out of QB J.T. Barrett and a green receiving corps?

Biggest 2017 game: Duh, at Michigan (Nov. 25). OSU plays three projected top-10 opponents, but two are at home. Michigan is not.

Summary: Ohio State is and has been one of football’s safest bets, and Meyer boasts one of his most experienced squads and some new play-calling influences.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/7/6/15908130/ohio-state-football-2017-preview-schedule-roster

 

 

 

More to come...

 

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Redux    5,747

I plan on watching this game alone in my basement with a bottle of scotch.

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jaws    380

I think Ohio State's defensive line will be very enjoyable to watch this year. The ‘Rushmen’ package consisting of Sam Hubbard, Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn Holmes, and Nick Bosa should be fun to watch again this year. That is a lot of NFL talent at one time for a O-Line to worry about.

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swmohusker    713

I plan on watching this game alone in my basement with a bottle of scotch.

I plan on watching this with my hands on my face occasionally peaking through the space between my fingers

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huskered17    124

It may have been an ugly end for them, but I would take that kind of an end over anything we have done in the last 15 years....

 

GBR!!!

 

psst- I think we beat them this year...

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Elf    583

I plan on watching this game alone in my basement with a bottle of scotch.

Just make sure it's good scotch and not some cheap crap like Johnny Walker Red...heh...

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Redux    5,747

 

I plan on watching this game alone in my basement with a bottle of scotch.

Just make sure it's good scotch and not some cheap crap like Johnny Walker Red...heh...

Glenlevit on the shelf currently, maybe some Chivas.

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Elf    583

 

 

I plan on watching this game alone in my basement with a bottle of scotch.

Just make sure it's good scotch and not some cheap crap like Johnny Walker Red...heh...

 

Glenlevit on the shelf currently, maybe some Chivas.

 

Have you tried The McCallen 12 yr? Or Ben Nevis?

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Redux    5,747

 

 

 

I plan on watching this game alone in my basement with a bottle of scotch.

Just make sure it's good scotch and not some cheap crap like Johnny Walker Red...heh...
Glenlevit on the shelf currently, maybe some Chivas.
Have you tried The McCallen 12 yr? Or Ben Nevis?

I have not

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Elf    583

 

 

 

 

I plan on watching this game alone in my basement with a bottle of scotch.

Just make sure it's good scotch and not some cheap crap like Johnny Walker Red...heh...

 

Glenlevit on the shelf currently, maybe some Chivas.

 

Have you tried The McCallen 12 yr? Or Ben Nevis?

 

I have not

 

When you pour the McCallen, cut it with a couple drops of water, that makes it much smoother and it really brings out all the flavors. Ben Nevis, no such need because it just might be the smoothest whisky I've ever tried.

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Redux    5,747

I really enjoyed Jameson 18yr neat, fantastic finish.

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Redux    5,747

Boy I sure hope our D can keep the points down in this one

Unless the defense plays a perfect game, we may as well forfeit. We will be drained from the prior week so I'm not counting on a spectacular showing, just wanna keep it respectable.

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jaws    380

Added CFN preview.

 

I think the worse loss in Urban's coaching career matters more than the author thinks. I think there was a direct correlation with that loss and replacing Beck and Warinner with Wilson and Day.

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Jesus people, get a grip. There is a chance to win every single game. Keep in mind Northwestern and Indiana has given these fools a game the past few years. Hell, dumpster Fire Michigan State last year gave them all they could handle.

 

 

We have just as much a chance as 3-9 Michigan State to win this game...but to hear it from everyone here, we don't. Just sickening to see you all cowering in the corner on this one with your bottles and forfeit talk.

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Jesus people, get a grip. There is a chance to win every single game. Keep in mind Northwestern and Indiana has given these fools a game the past few years. Hell, dumpster Fire Michigan State last year gave them all they could handle.

 

 

We have just as much a chance as 3-9 Michigan State to win this game...but to hear it from everyone here, we don't. Just sickening to see you all cowering in the corner on this one with your bottles and forfeit talk.

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seaofred92    1,520

welp. Just bought my flights.

 

used miles to get out there. Charlotte-Tulsa-Dallas-Grand Island. Brother who is a student is scooping me in Grand Island Wednesday night when I land and driving me to Lincoln.

 

Flying out Monday morning except to fly back to Charlotte was ridiculously expensive. So I'm flying to Greenville, SC an hour or so south of Charlotte and my father is kind enough to pick me up when I land and drive me back to Charlotte.

 

All of this to watch us lose by 40.

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I plan on watching this game alone in my basement with a bottle of scotch.

I will do the same, but sub in bourbon instead. Woodford Reserve or the old staple Templeton Rye. If it gets really bad I will switch to Basil Hayden's...

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Redux    5,747

We need to organize a nice little online watch party/chat room to keep eachothers spirits up during this one.

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Husker2019    448

welp. Just bought my flights.

 

used miles to get out there. Charlotte-Tulsa-Dallas-Grand Island. Brother who is a student is scooping me in Grand Island Wednesday night when I land and driving me to Lincoln.

 

Flying out Monday morning except to fly back to Charlotte was ridiculously expensive. So I'm flying to Greenville, SC an hour or so south of Charlotte and my father is kind enough to pick me up when I land and drive me back to Charlotte.

 

All of this to watch us lose by 40.

have faith man... only by 28

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer told BTN of one critical change we can expect from the Buckeye offense with Kevin Wilson now in charge.

 

Ohio State is going to rev up the pace.

 

Will it make the Buckeyes even harder for the Huskers to catch?

 

"When Tom Herman was here (from 2012-14), he introduced us to the (fast) tempo because that's something I've never been an expert at," Meyer said. "We dabbled in it at Florida. But now we want to go fast. We want to play fast, and I have two guys, Kevin Wilson and (quarterbacks coach) Ryan Day -- that's part of their DNA.

 

"So, even when we're not going fast, we're going fast. And I like that."

 

OWH

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer told BTN of one critical change we can expect from the Buckeye offense with Kevin Wilson now in charge.

 

Ohio State is going to rev up the pace.

 

Will it make the Buckeyes even harder for the Huskers to catch?

 

"When Tom Herman was here (from 2012-14), he introduced us to the (fast) tempo because that's something I've never been an expert at," Meyer said. "We dabbled in it at Florida. But now we want to go fast. We want to play fast, and I have two guys, Kevin Wilson and (quarterbacks coach) Ryan Day -- that's part of their DNA.

 

"So, even when we're not going fast, we're going fast. And I like that."

OWH

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http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/20268480/greg-schiano-ohio-state-buckeyes-defensive-line-better-tampa-bay-buccaneers-2012-13

 

Schiano on Ohio State's Dline: "We had a great player in Tampa in Gerald McCoy. Tremendous player, but that was one guy," Schiano said. "I go back to my days in Miami in '99 and 2000, and this is clearly a better group."

 

This should be fun to watch. They aren't better than a NFL Dline but they are talented. 5 or 6 of them will end up being drafted once they are eligible with most of them going in the first two rounds.

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer told BTN of one critical change we can expect from the Buckeye offense with Kevin Wilson now in charge.

 

Ohio State is going to rev up the pace.

 

Will it make the Buckeyes even harder for the Huskers to catch?

 

"When Tom Herman was here (from 2012-14), he introduced us to the (fast) tempo because that's something I've never been an expert at," Meyer said. "We dabbled in it at Florida. But now we want to go fast. We want to play fast, and I have two guys, Kevin Wilson and (quarterbacks coach) Ryan Day -- that's part of their DNA.

 

"So, even when we're not going fast, we're going fast. And I like that."

 

OWH

 

 

 

Does this benefit or hinder JT Barrett this season? Will be very interesting to see their offense under Wilson.

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jaws    380

 

 

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer told BTN of one critical change we can expect from the Buckeye offense with Kevin Wilson now in charge.

 

Ohio State is going to rev up the pace.

 

Will it make the Buckeyes even harder for the Huskers to catch?

 

"When Tom Herman was here (from 2012-14), he introduced us to the (fast) tempo because that's something I've never been an expert at," Meyer said. "We dabbled in it at Florida. But now we want to go fast. We want to play fast, and I have two guys, Kevin Wilson and (quarterbacks coach) Ryan Day -- that's part of their DNA.

 

"So, even when we're not going fast, we're going fast. And I like that."

 

OWH

 

 

 

Does this benefit or hinder JT Barrett this season? Will be very interesting to see their offense under Wilson.

 

I think it will benefit him. Much like when he was under Herman his RS freshman season (2014).

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer told BTN of one critical change we can expect from the Buckeye offense with Kevin Wilson now in charge.

 

Ohio State is going to rev up the pace.

 

Will it make the Buckeyes even harder for the Huskers to catch?

 

"When Tom Herman was here (from 2012-14), he introduced us to the (fast) tempo because that's something I've never been an expert at," Meyer said. "We dabbled in it at Florida. But now we want to go fast. We want to play fast, and I have two guys, Kevin Wilson and (quarterbacks coach) Ryan Day -- that's part of their DNA.

 

"So, even when we're not going fast, we're going fast. And I like that."

 

OWH

 

 

 

Does this benefit or hinder JT Barrett this season? Will be very interesting to see their offense under Wilson.

 

I think it will benefit him. Much like when he was under Herman his RS freshman season (2014).

 

 

Thanks for your input. Are most OSU fans pretty confident with Barrett as your QB? Are there any other real candidates or is Barrett OSU's only true option at QB?

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Only thing you need to remember is 19 straight home night game victories. Could be off by 1 or 2.

 

 

Those games, in reverse chronological order

 

'16 Minnesota

'16 Northwestern

'16 Fresno State

'15 #6 Michigan State

'15 South Alabama

'14 Illinois

'14 Miami

'14 Fresno State

'13 Wyoming

'12 Michigan

'12 Wisconsin

'11 Ohio State

'11 Fresno State

'10 Kansas

'10 South Dakota State

'10 Western Kentucky

'09 Kansas State

'09 Oklahoma

'09 Louisiana Lafayette

'09 Florida Atlantic

 

 

 

Not that I do not think Memorial Stadium under the lights is a distinct advantage, but that stat has very, very, very little to do with Ohio State. Our four best wins out of that long streak were Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin.

 

Michigan State was a legit win over a top 10 team. Michigan was ranked #20 at the time, but went 8-5 and played most of the game with their garbage backup quarterback. Ohio State also played a decent amount with their garbage backup, and had a losing season. Wisconsin demolished us later in the year, but finished as an unranked 8-6 team.

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jaws    380

 

 

 

 

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer told BTN of one critical change we can expect from the Buckeye offense with Kevin Wilson now in charge.

 

Ohio State is going to rev up the pace.

 

Will it make the Buckeyes even harder for the Huskers to catch?

 

"When Tom Herman was here (from 2012-14), he introduced us to the (fast) tempo because that's something I've never been an expert at," Meyer said. "We dabbled in it at Florida. But now we want to go fast. We want to play fast, and I have two guys, Kevin Wilson and (quarterbacks coach) Ryan Day -- that's part of their DNA.

 

"So, even when we're not going fast, we're going fast. And I like that."

 

OWH

 

 

 

Does this benefit or hinder JT Barrett this season? Will be very interesting to see their offense under Wilson.

 

I think it will benefit him. Much like when he was under Herman his RS freshman season (2014).

 

 

Thanks for your input. Are most OSU fans pretty confident with Barrett as your QB? Are there any other real candidates or is Barrett OSU's only true option at QB?

 

 

I think most fans are confident in Barrett but have bought into the notion that he can't throw the deep ball. Since Beck has been replaced with Wilson, we will see this year if some of his regression over the past season was coaching or not. I think the higher pace will help with his decision making because he does tend to think too much and usually does better when the pace is faster.

 

Of course there are vocal fans that think the backups are better than the starter. However, I would feel very confident if Joe Burrow or Dwayne Haskins had to play for Barrett. I think both would start at many other schools but Barrett is the starter.

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Only thing you need to remember is 19 straight home night game victories. Could be off by 1 or 2.

 

Memorial Stadium is a great atmosphere and I am sure it will be rocking on 10/14. Nebraska will have a great home field advantage but Ohio State has played in venues like this before so they will be ready.

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Only thing you need to remember is 19 straight home night game victories. Could be off by 1 or 2.

 

Memorial Stadium is a great atmosphere and I am sure it will be rocking on 10/14. Nebraska will have a great home field advantage but Ohio State has played in venues like this before so they will be ready.

This is a really nice way to say...

 

we gonna get jailsexed

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Only thing you need to remember is 19 straight home night game victories. Could be off by 1 or 2.

Memorial Stadium is a great atmosphere and I am sure it will be rocking on 10/14. Nebraska will have a great home field advantage but Ohio State has played in venues like this before so they will be ready.

This is a really nice way to say...

 

we gonna get jailsexed

 

 

I don't know. I think it will be within 14 points going into the 4th qtr.

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Only thing you need to remember is 19 straight home night game victories. Could be off by 1 or 2.

 

 

Those games, in reverse chronological order

 

'16 Minnesota

'16 Northwestern

'16 Fresno State

'15 #6 Michigan State

'15 South Alabama

'14 Illinois

'14 Miami

'14 Fresno State

'13 Wyoming

'12 Michigan

'12 Wisconsin

'11 Ohio State

'11 Fresno State

'10 Kansas

'10 South Dakota State

'10 Western Kentucky

'09 Kansas State

'09 Oklahoma

'09 Louisiana Lafayette

'09 Florida Atlantic

 

 

 

Not that I do not think Memorial Stadium under the lights is a distinct advantage, but that stat has very, very, very little to do with Ohio State. Our four best wins out of that long streak were Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin.

 

Michigan State was a legit win over a top 10 team. Michigan was ranked #20 at the time, but went 8-5 and played most of the game with their garbage backup quarterback. Ohio State also played a decent amount with their garbage backup, and had a losing season. Wisconsin demolished us later in the year, but finished as an unranked 8-6 team.

 

 

I'm thinking it'll be about like the 2008 home night game against Mizzou...

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Only thing you need to remember is 19 straight home night game victories. Could be off by 1 or 2.

Memorial Stadium is a great atmosphere and I am sure it will be rocking on 10/14. Nebraska will have a great home field advantage but Ohio State has played in venues like this before so they will be ready.

This is a really nice way to say...

 

we gonna get jailsexed

 

 

I don't know. I think it will be within 14 points going into the 4th qtr.

 

 

 

I'm thinking if Tanner Lee is any kind of accurate and our OLine gels at all...it's going to be much closer than that.

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Only thing you need to remember is 19 straight home night game victories. Could be off by 1 or 2.

 

Memorial Stadium is a great atmosphere and I am sure it will be rocking on 10/14. Nebraska will have a great home field advantage but Ohio State has played in venues like this before so they will be ready.

This is a really nice way to say...

we gonna get jailsexed

 

I don't know. I think it will be within 14 points going into the 4th qtr.

You're sweet...

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Only thing you need to remember is 19 straight home night game victories. Could be off by 1 or 2.

 

 

Those games, in reverse chronological order

 

'16 Minnesota

'16 Northwestern

'16 Fresno State

'15 #6 Michigan State

'15 South Alabama

'14 Illinois

'14 Miami

'14 Fresno State

'13 Wyoming

'12 Michigan

'12 Wisconsin

'11 Ohio State

'11 Fresno State

'10 Kansas

'10 South Dakota State

'10 Western Kentucky

'09 Kansas State

'09 Oklahoma

'09 Louisiana Lafayette

'09 Florida Atlantic

 

 

 

Not that I do not think Memorial Stadium under the lights is a distinct advantage, but that stat has very, very, very little to do with Ohio State. Our four best wins out of that long streak were Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin.

 

Michigan State was a legit win over a top 10 team. Michigan was ranked #20 at the time, but went 8-5 and played most of the game with their garbage backup quarterback. Ohio State also played a decent amount with their garbage backup, and had a losing season. Wisconsin demolished us later in the year, but finished as an unranked 8-6 team.

I'm thinking it'll be about like the 2008 home night game against Mizzou...

Not cool, never bring that game up.

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Only thing you need to remember is 19 straight home night game victories. Could be off by 1 or 2.

 

Those games, in reverse chronological order

 

'16 Minnesota

'16 Northwestern

'16 Fresno State

'15 #6 Michigan State

'15 South Alabama

'14 Illinois

'14 Miami

'14 Fresno State

'13 Wyoming

'12 Michigan

'12 Wisconsin

'11 Ohio State

'11 Fresno State

'10 Kansas

'10 South Dakota State

'10 Western Kentucky

'09 Kansas State

'09 Oklahoma

'09 Louisiana Lafayette

'09 Florida Atlantic

 

 

 

Not that I do not think Memorial Stadium under the lights is a distinct advantage, but that stat has very, very, very little to do with Ohio State. Our four best wins out of that long streak were Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin.

 

Michigan State was a legit win over a top 10 team. Michigan was ranked #20 at the time, but went 8-5 and played most of the game with their garbage backup quarterback. Ohio State also played a decent amount with their garbage backup, and had a losing season. Wisconsin demolished us later in the year, but finished as an unranked 8-6 team.

I'm thinking it'll be about like the 2008 home night game against Mizzou...

Not cool, never bring that game up.

 

 

Sorry.

 

*Puts hands in pockets, looks at the ground and kicks a small rock nearby*

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Redux    5,747

 

 

 

 

Only thing you need to remember is 19 straight home night game victories. Could be off by 1 or 2.

 

 

Those games, in reverse chronological order

 

'16 Minnesota

'16 Northwestern

'16 Fresno State

'15 #6 Michigan State

'15 South Alabama

'14 Illinois

'14 Miami

'14 Fresno State

'13 Wyoming

'12 Michigan

'12 Wisconsin

'11 Ohio State

'11 Fresno State

'10 Kansas

'10 South Dakota State

'10 Western Kentucky

'09 Kansas State

'09 Oklahoma

'09 Louisiana Lafayette

'09 Florida Atlantic

 

 

 

Not that I do not think Memorial Stadium under the lights is a distinct advantage, but that stat has very, very, very little to do with Ohio State. Our four best wins out of that long streak were Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin.

 

Michigan State was a legit win over a top 10 team. Michigan was ranked #20 at the time, but went 8-5 and played most of the game with their garbage backup quarterback. Ohio State also played a decent amount with their garbage backup, and had a losing season. Wisconsin demolished us later in the year, but finished as an unranked 8-6 team.

I'm thinking it'll be about like the 2008 home night game against Mizzou...

Not cool, never bring that game up.

Sorry.

 

*Puts hands in pockets, looks at the ground and kicks a small rock nearby*

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Here's to hoping we look back on this game as the one that helped us turn the corner back to national title contender... and also the game that gave urban more health concerns causing him to re-evaluate coming out of retirement. It will all happen eventually- why not now?

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer told BTN of one critical change we can expect from the Buckeye offense with Kevin Wilson now in charge.

 

Ohio State is going to rev up the pace.

 

Will it make the Buckeyes even harder for the Huskers to catch?

 

"When Tom Herman was here (from 2012-14), he introduced us to the (fast) tempo because that's something I've never been an expert at," Meyer said. "We dabbled in it at Florida. But now we want to go fast. We want to play fast, and I have two guys, Kevin Wilson and (quarterbacks coach) Ryan Day -- that's part of their DNA.

 

"So, even when we're not going fast, we're going fast. And I like that."

 

OWH

 

 

 

Does this benefit or hinder JT Barrett this season? Will be very interesting to see their offense under Wilson.

 

I think it will benefit him. Much like when he was under Herman his RS freshman season (2014).

 

 

Thanks for your input. Are most OSU fans pretty confident with Barrett as your QB? Are there any other real candidates or is Barrett OSU's only true option at QB?

 

 

I think most fans are confident in Barrett but have bought into the notion that he can't throw the deep ball. Since Beck has been replaced with Wilson, we will see this year if some of his regression over the past season was coaching or not. I think the higher pace will help with his decision making because he does tend to think too much and usually does better when the pace is faster.

 

Of course there are vocal fans that think the backups are better than the starter. However, I would feel very confident if Joe Burrow or Dwayne Haskins had to play for Barrett. I think both would start at many other schools but Barrett is the starter.

 

 

 

Yeah a co worker of mine who's a big OSU fan and alum basically said the same thing. That sometimes he'll just miss the easiest of throws or your wide receivers will get open deep but Barrett will overthrow them. He did add the obvious that Barrett does have the athleticism and isn't a sitting duck back there. I forgot all about Joe Burrow. It would be cool to see him get some PT this year. Great post.

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer told BTN of one critical change we can expect from the Buckeye offense with Kevin Wilson now in charge.

 

Ohio State is going to rev up the pace.

 

Will it make the Buckeyes even harder for the Huskers to catch?

 

"When Tom Herman was here (from 2012-14), he introduced us to the (fast) tempo because that's something I've never been an expert at," Meyer said. "We dabbled in it at Florida. But now we want to go fast. We want to play fast, and I have two guys, Kevin Wilson and (quarterbacks coach) Ryan Day -- that's part of their DNA.

 

"So, even when we're not going fast, we're going fast. And I like that."

 

OWH

 

 

 

Does this benefit or hinder JT Barrett this season? Will be very interesting to see their offense under Wilson.

 

I think it will benefit him. Much like when he was under Herman his RS freshman season (2014).

 

 

Thanks for your input. Are most OSU fans pretty confident with Barrett as your QB? Are there any other real candidates or is Barrett OSU's only true option at QB?

 

 

I think most fans are confident in Barrett but have bought into the notion that he can't throw the deep ball. Since Beck has been replaced with Wilson, we will see this year if some of his regression over the past season was coaching or not. I think the higher pace will help with his decision making because he does tend to think too much and usually does better when the pace is faster.

 

Of course there are vocal fans that think the backups are better than the starter. However, I would feel very confident if Joe Burrow or Dwayne Haskins had to play for Barrett. I think both would start at many other schools but Barrett is the starter.

 

 

 

Yeah a co worker of mine who's a big OSU fan and alum basically said the same thing. That sometimes he'll just miss the easiest of throws or your wide receivers will get open deep but Barrett will overthrow them. He did add the obvious that Barrett does have the athleticism and isn't a sitting duck back there. I forgot all about Joe Burrow. It would be cool to see him get some PT this year. Great post.

 

People will always clamor for the instate kid to play. In this case, with Joe Burrow being the backup QB and from Ohio, whenever JT throws his first INT or if OSU loses a game (GASP!) there will be a vocal bunch wanting Burrow. There should be a fun QB competition between Burrow, Haskins, and Martell next year.

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I think tOSU has been underperforming for the last few years. I think that Beck had a lot to do with the O not living up to the talent on it's roster. tOSU may run away with the East.

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I plan on watching this game alone in my basement with a bottle of scotch.

I will do the same, but sub in bourbon instead. Woodford Reserve or the old staple Templeton Rye. If it gets really bad I will switch to Basil Hayden's...

 

If you like rye whiskey (Templeton is a rye) then you need to find a bottle of Angel's Envy Rye. Best rye I've ever tasted.

 

Which Basil Hayden's?

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