mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
OSU 's Braxton Miller still limited in practice.
I'm gonna go ahead and say he'll play the best game of his life against UM because that's always what seems to happen against UM.
he didn't throw the ball all that well in the game last year. it was Carlos Hyde that killed us
I'm expecting our DL to fair better against their OL this year.
Darn you Chad Lindsey!
Lindsay wasn't even playing with the 1's last time I heard. He may not have any impact on The Game.
Lindsay isn't cutting it and has not been running with the 1's, according to my good friend who lives on 11W and Bucknuts. Kind of interesting that an Alabama transfer isn't doing well-guess we will wait and see what the season brings
He's also playing in a different style of offense..
Dude, don't bring reality into this conversation. Just let me have my pessimism.
Miller has missed a lot of open recievers in the past in The Game. On the other side of that, Gardner played one of his best games of the year against them last season and it still wasn't enough to win. So :/
on a broken foot. So without a broken foot...
Miller ran pretty well against us the past 3 years, but the kid has never been able to pass worth a shit. If I remember correctly, he through for 6/15 last year. Hyde was really the guy that did us in last year. We couldn't stop him to save our own life.
That sucks. I would hate to see the kid have a bad senior year due to injury. Get well soon, Braxton.
I would love to see the kid play terribly against us.
I don't get this. Some Michigan fans are too polite. I would love to see Braxton Miller have a terrible year, because of injuries or otherwise. Why would I ever want an OSU player to do otherwise?
I see a lot of folks saying that too. I think sometimes people get caught up in following popular opinion to fit in. Although I don't want anyone to get seriously injured or miss out on any opportunities in life, I don't mind if all of them get banged up and they lose all of their games because of it...with the one caveot I'd prefer UM beats them at 100%. But, if we can't beat them at 100%, I'll take it with them banged up any day. Five years later no one will remember who was healthy and who wasn't, but they'll remember who won the game.
Because you're mature enough to not root against college kids.
Root against college kids? I root against college kids every Saturday in the fall. And twice a week all winter, etc.
I don't root against them in life, like I don't take pleasure from Clarett's after college issues. And I'm not going to cheer for an injury either, or celebrate one that could impact a player outside of football (like a head injury). But injuries are also part of football. We will have players injured, to some extent, when we play OSU. I'm sure OSU fans are glad Gardner was hurt last year, otherwise they likely would have lost. So if Braxton is banged up, yeah I'm happy about that and I don't need him to get well soon at all.
I hope every osu, msu, and ND athlete and coach fails in their sport and in life.
OSU fans I talk to (yeah, yeah, I know) have listed Miller's health as their number 1 concern for this season. I expect the shit's beginning to run down their legs right now.
That's more descriptive than it needs to be. What's the hue of said shit?
Yep, down their legs and right into the coolers.
But not their players. Get well soon, Braxton.
I hate OSU and its players, but I don't like seeing people get hurt. I hope Braxton gets well soon... and then shits the bed in all of his games and goes 0-12 in a disastrous, miserable, memorable senior season. Beyond that, I honestly hope the rest of his life is terrific.
Perfection as I agree.
Thats what I was looking for.
But I think he'll be fine.
say he's right on course but but we hear stuff like that from Hoke too. Might be slowly coming along. I would expect him to play.
We may see if a "bum" shoulder can outperform a broken foot. I doubt it.
Other than that, meh.
Hurt or not urban will still run him 25 times a game. He's going to need to with Hyde gone.
I honestly don't even know who the backup would be to replace him.
Jones, and he is not good...
Barnett hasn't overtaken Jones?
He has as of now.
school" Cardale Jones? Love that tweet ...
Edit: ah crap, late to the game on that snipe. what he said below ..
because Kenny Guiton is gone and their back up is either Cardale "ain't come here to play school" Jones or RS FR JT Barnett. Since Miller has never been one to shy away from contact while running and Ohio has questions on the OL, this could get interesting if Miller has to miss significant time this season.
While I won't complain if he misses some time and they drop a game because of it, I'd prefer he plays against UM and we beat him.
Checking out 11W and a few other sites and their fans seem unconcerned. Just the usual name calling.
Came across this image though in my search; best tOSU scouting info I've come across.
No doubt a 5* star prospect
I'm more comfortable with a pro-style offense. I agree with Brian that the spread w/ mobile QB is the best schemetic offense, however the risk of injury to the QB is just too high in my opinion. It just seems that running a QB 15-20 times a game is just not sustainable over 3-4 years. With all that being said, fuck Ohio.
Didn't someone do some research and found that running QBs don't get injured more than pocket passers? I feel like the (admittedly, very intuitive) assumption that running QBs get hurt doesn't actually bear out.
if true. I guess I'm speaking more from anecdotal memories of Denard (and Devin too) from the past couple years. I just feel like a pro-style offense is in a better position if the QB goes down versus the starting QB in a spread offense. Again, this is just my intuition and not backed by any data or anything.
Don't want to use anecdotal evidence of Henne? Because he was 100% pocket passer and he still got hurt. And the reason he started as a true frosh was because the pocket passer in front of him (Matt Gutierrez) was injured.
a shoulder issue that had nothing to do with getting hit in the pocket? But yeah it seems to me QBs get hurt in general, not because of the style of offense, but because it's football.
Mobile QB's can also run AWAY from defenders in the pocket, vs. non-mobile QB's just getting body slammed.
It isn't so much that they get injured more - it is that the talent of one player affects the overall offensive scheme and output so significantly. If you don't respect the QB run (or the pass depending on the OSU backup) the entire offense is less explosive to defend.
you did a better job explaining than I did.
Bad news for OSU's season, but The Game is four months away. He's got a lot of time left.