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Re: The Ohio State University Buckeyes Football Discussion
« Reply #2580 on: December 05, 2017, 01:37:11 PM »
^Michigan lost a ton of players this past year.  This season was a true rebuilding year.  Next year they are stacked, they hardly lose anyone.  The QB position killed them this year.  O'Korn was terrible. 

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Re: The Ohio State University Buckeyes Football Discussion
« Reply #2581 on: December 05, 2017, 03:31:55 PM »
^Yeah I agree, I think that Peters or maybe Peterson looks really good for a young guy and they also got the younger McCaffrey redshirting this year as a highly touted QB (Christian McCaffrey out of Stanford now for Carolina Panthers is his older brother)

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Re: The Ohio State University Buckeyes Football Discussion
« Reply #2582 on: December 29, 2017, 10:22:44 AM »
so Stanford & Wash State both lost their bowl games yesterday.  Not impressed at all with Washington State - they got dominated by a pretty average MSU team in what I'd call a sloppy game.  Makes me wonder how strong the Pac 12 actually is this year and what we'll see from USC tonight vs OSU.  I haven't watched them play at all.  All I know is they have a good QB.  I hope OSU can get up on them quickly and force them into passing mistakes when our pass rush can really get after them.

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Re: The Ohio State University Buckeyes Football Discussion
« Reply #2583 on: December 29, 2017, 10:38:50 AM »
The Big Ten is off to a 3-0 start in bowls - The Wildcat Bowl is at 4:30 today, the Bucks take on USC at 8:30.

Two more teams play tomorrow (PSU vs. Washington and Wisconsin vs. (at?) Miami).

Michigan caps it off against South Carolina on the 1st.


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Re: The Ohio State University Buckeyes Football Discussion
« Reply #2584 on: December 30, 2017, 12:11:50 PM »
-- Before the CFB Playoff Era, Ohio State winning the Big Ten and facing the PAC-12 champ USC in the Rose Bowl would generate a near maximum level of excitement in Buckeye Nation.

-- During the CFB Playoff Era, Ohio State finishing #5 and facing #8 USC in the Cotton Bowl generated a "meh" in Buckeye Nation.

At least OSU played a pretty great game, beating USC 24-7:  http://www.espn.com/college-football/boxscore?gameId=400953404

OSU's defense made USC's offense (and possible #1 draft pick QB Sam Darnold) look very ordinary last night.  They sacked Darnold 8 times, forced a pick-6 INT, forced two fumble turnovers from Darnold, and got one more fumble turnover for 4 total turnovers in the game.  OSU's offense was just adequate, but JT Barrett got two more rushing TD's in his final game as a Buckeye.
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Re: The Ohio State University Buckeyes Football Discussion
« Reply #2585 on: January 09, 2018, 01:19:26 PM »
The Grinch is coming to Columbus!  No, its not absentee Crew owner Andrew Precourt nor MLS Commish Don Garber.  It's Alex Grinch, most recently the defensive coordinator for Washington State.

In the past three seasons, Grinch has taken the Washington State defense from one of worst in the PAC-12 to one of the best.  Grinch also has some local and Ohio ties - he was raised in Grove City and won three NCAA Division III National Championships as a member of the storied Mount Union football program.

In the first two stories previewing his official announcement, it was reported that he would be co-defensive coordinator with current DC Greg Schiano.  But after his official announcement, the Dispatch reported that he will be an assistant under Schiano.  However, this might be a difference without a distinction.  If Schiano gets another head coaching offer - as he almost did from Tennessee recently - Grinch could easily slid into the DC spot:

https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2018/01/89982/alex-grinch-to-join-ohio-state-coaching-staff-per-report

https://www.landgrantholyland.com/2018/1/4/16851076/ohio-state-football-alex-grinch-co-defensive-coordinator-washington-state-football

http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20180108/ohio-state-football-grinch-officially-added-as-defensive-assistant-coach
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Re: The Ohio State University Buckeyes Football Discussion
« Reply #2586 on: January 09, 2018, 03:01:54 PM »
Early draftees gone: Denzel Ward, Sam Hubbard, Jerome Baker

Baker is a head scratcher - he had a pretty bad 2017 compared to 2016.  Was a preseason 1st rounder and isn't projected much higher than the 2nd round now.  More likely a 3rd round pick.

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Re: The Ohio State University Buckeyes Football Discussion
« Reply #2587 on: January 09, 2018, 05:22:56 PM »
Early draftees gone: Denzel Ward, Sam Hubbard, Jerome Baker

Baker is a head scratcher - he had a pretty bad 2017 compared to 2016.  Was a preseason 1st rounder and isn't projected much higher than the 2nd round now.  More likely a 3rd round pick.

For linebackers that's really not an issue; it's a volatile position just like running back.  There are constantly linebackers retiring and getting hurt so teams carry a lot more of them.  He'll put up great numbers and get drafted in the late 1st-early 2nd based on that, his film and ability to be a 3 down player.