Airing through tape delay on BTN until our game. Thoughts, criticisms, enlightenment? Leave it here.
Basil is kicking and punting apparently. He's keeping everyone on their toes, it seems. Urban stands creepily close.
I can't watch it (no BTN) but I am sure that Braxton Miller will cement his position as the frontrunner for the 2013 Heisman with this performance today.
Their OL looks terrible and Basil just missed three straight FGs terribly.
Apparently a lot of their fans were pissed about the game being at Cincy being it is a 4 hour drive.
And it's only two hours, but your point is still valid
I can imagine how pissed Michigan fans would be if they decided to hold our game in Grand Rapids.
Why the hell would they play in Grand Rapids? Are they gonna play where the GR Rampage of the Arena Football League played?
I dunno, why the hell would OSU play in Cincy?
Same reason Michigan had the '08 Spring Game at... Saline HS. ("Why the hell a high school?!?")
I'd wager that with the new interest in spring games, the BTN's televising them, etc., that Michigan would hold a spring game at Ford Field, or in Grand Rapids, if the situation arose again.
It benefits their program...exposure to alot of GREAT HS football schools in Cincy. Joe Bolden came from one those suburban cincy schools.
It is barely an hour and a half away.
A lot of buckeye fans and alumni live in Cleveland, maybe they were the ones complaining
Yeah. I can make it from my house in the northern suburbs of Cincy to Ann Arbor in less than 4 hours.
Secondary will be good this season. OL is experienced, idk how talented though. Missing depth & a RT altogether. Urban prefers 10 WR, 1 QB/RB.
Urban saying the D Line had struggled. I'm not gonna try to assess the validity of that, but if true, the amount of pressure they're getting on the quarterback is not a good sign for their offensive line.
They might go 0-12 this year. Braxton won't be able to stay upright in a single game /Spring game overreaction
Spence and Washington look very good
Against a bad offensive line.
Are they? They return 4 starters from last year.
drinking game. Drink whenever the announcers say Urban Meyer.
I will do this for the next November telecast featuring that coach.
Glen Mason: "The 'who' stage of this offense is done". No idea.
The whats are on the second string.
What I don't understand is, why couldn't Michigan have had their 2008 spring game at Ford Field? ohio is having theirs at an NFL Stadium due to their stadium being renovated.
Not that 2008 was a year to remember, AT ALL, but it still broke my spring game streak due to it being invite only for parents and higher up donors. Plus the weather was turrible that day and it showed in the score. They made it invite only due to it being at Saline HS which has a 1K seat stadium and the amount of people that would have showed up due to the new offense would have far exceeded the number of seats.
I bet if DB was the AD back then they would've played at Ford Field.
Considering everything that I read here about how that 2008 spring game went, I think it's fortunate that so few people saw it. Unfortunately, it definitely presaged how that season was going to go.
2008 ? Never happened..dont remember it
Is Ohio Stadium under renovation?
Urban Meyer says he can't win a National Championship till the stadium looks like this:
Then they have to turn the surrounding area into a teaming mess of stinking swamps, trailer parks and derelict government buildings recomissioned as high-end Days' Inns. THEN he can get it done.
Did they say a moment ago that Meyer has never coached a 1,000-yard RB? On that note, I haven't seen Brionte Dunn... though I haven't really been looking for him.
EDIT: Oh there's Dunn. I didn't recognize him in the shell of his former HS promise self.
I believe it's because they have renovations at their stadium.
If there is interest, LandGrantHolyLand more or less made a portal to their Spring Game coverage....
One thing about Braxton Miller - despite the no-contact rule here, the first quarter showed a bit of the 9.54% sack percentage flair thanks to subpar OL play.
Also, did anyone else feel no shock whatsoever when Gordon Gee mentioned that he spent most games aside from the Spring Game in the bathroom?
Translation: He masturbates to a photo of Jim Tressel during Ohio State football games.
watching the Buckeyes makes me want to punch myself in the dick
Probably turn out ok. Watch out for your balls, however. That might hurt a bit.
for having "a bit of a problem". Somehow totally forgetting his NCAA-violating team / HC and their bowl-ineligible team just a year ago
Spence and Washington will be very good, but not as good as Lewan and Schofield. I'm not too worried about that matchup.
This is, honestly, what I believe to be the most intruiging matchup of The Game. Can we establish a run game, and can we stymie Braxton Miller in order to halt their offensive production. Our DL should be much more stout and able to stuff most of the power attempts next season.
I don't know how much of a run game we'll establish. A lot of the games in the late 90s and early 2000s were wars of attrition in the trenches. I think you could see at least a partial return to that type of game. OSU has some extremely talented d-linemen and LBs. It all depends on how our interior O-line develops over the season.
Even for OSU offensively, they don't have that game breaking playmaker. Miller is a good runner but he isn't Denard and they don't have a Percy Harvin type receiver. I don't think our defense will give up too many big plays, though. Miller isn't the greatest passer.
It's hard to pick out an advantage that either team has at this point. Gardner looks great and I could see him having some huge games if he's given time in the pocket.
Absolutely got to limit big plays, but running the ball is the core of our offense. If we do that effectively last year, we win.
Running the ball will be huge, but Devin will have to make multiple plays in that game, especially if their front seven is all it's cracked up to be. Think of the throws Henson had to make in the 2000 game. I trust him to do that.
Braxton is every bit the playmaker that Denard was. He also has more help than Denard had at UM. He also is better with not turning the ball over.
He is not the same as Denard in the open field.
Regardless, there is no reason to overstate him or the team as a whole. We could've beat them last year and it'll probably be another close game next year and every year after so long as Meyer and Hoke are coaching. That's how The Game should be.
I agree with you on both points. Denard is better/quicker in the open field. We would've beaten Ohio last year with a true power back, allowing us to control TOP and set up play-action.
We would have beaten them last year if Borges didn't do a line at halftime and mess with the gameplan as a result.
Their "Percy Harvin" type is going to be Jalin Marshall. He'll only be a freshman, but he's gonna be a major pain in our ass for the next 4 years (if he stays that long).