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Urbs has said that Mattison was critical in the recruitment of Tim Tebow and was a main reason he went to Florida.....so Mattison affected a championship by contributing to the success of the offense ironically.
glad to see you guys are sooo concerned about our o-line, never heard anyone of importance quoted as saying o-lines win championships, yet on many of your boards, you guys seem to have a fascination with our o-line.
almost as good as rich rod firing ron english bring in his people to run the vaunted 3-3-5 defense right?
Thank you Im all for freedom of speech and even a heated conversation is fine, but to come over here and be disrespectful should not be tolerated. IMO. I have had a good time the past week with bama posters coming over and discussing the upcoming game. I dont even mind the trolls or flames too much, but if someone takes it too far then they should not have the right to post here.
The games are won in the trenches from Highschool to the pros.
lol is this serious? It's become a common cliche that games are won up front, as soon as any coach or skill position player worth his salt is asked about an offenses success, they point to the line.
"The game is won in the trenches!" - Bill Parcells
But hey, I mean, he was only a legendary NFL coach, what the hell did he know?
The Jets have ignored building their offensive line play and it shows! Upper management and coaching staff have to take a big hit here! It's not like they were over the cap and couldn't sign players!
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RBs dont take their OL out to dinner because they like them. They do it because they need them.
Or when Brady wouldn't do any photo-op without his O-Line... Gisele put an end to that, but he stuck to that for the longest time. You always hear of QB's buying their O-Line watches and stuff too.
For sure, you cant do jack without the hosses up front.
Go Blue and Go Titans!
took that like a champ.
what if you get rodriguezed and your D just keeps sliding year after year like ours did? ahhh, that would be great
I have to hand it to you. You are one of the more civilized OSU fans I've seen. A good sport. Not only do you admit you are wrong but your sentences aren't filled with profanity like so many of the Bucknuts posters. I do believe your d will get better. There is a huge difference between what Ohio can recruit for defense over what Michigan could over the RR years. Ohio won't be battling basketball schools for 3 star recruits. Even if Ohio had the worst defense in the nation you will still fill your roster with plenty of local talent. It shouldn't even take a good defensive coach to fix things with the talent that arrives there. Unless Urban suddenly decides he wants the 3-3-5 and uses a bunch of undersized defensive backs to defend big ten football. I'd think it would be difficult for any DC to duplicate what RR did. Maybe the plan was the more the other team scored, the more chances the UM offense would get to score again. The 2010 Wisconsin game was the showcase for how well the 3-3-5 can work in the big ten. The Wisconsin rb's were bigger than 75 percent of the players on the Michigan defense.
I'll be at the game and expect it to be close. 24-14 after Michigan drives the ball late in the 4th to tack on a field goal and put the game away.
I think your defensive line will emerge as one of the best in the nation over the next couple years, and your secondary will also be very good, but the LBs are going to remain the weak spot. As it is, Shazier is the only LB even worth having on the field, and it's asking a lot to have two high-quality LBs emerge next year from your 2012 class. The lack of success in top LB recruiting in 2013 is going to hurt too, since there aren't really any fallback options if multiple kids from the 2012 class go the way of Curtis Grant.
Anyway, I expect the OSU D to get significantly better, but there will still be growing pains until OSU recruits/develops enough solid LBs, especially next year with the loss of Simon and Hankins (assuming he goes pro). Losing your best DLs, coupled with the lack of a MLB, spells doom for the rushing defense.
FWIW they don't have a single LB committed to the 2013 class. They've whiffed on Smith, Anzalone, Gedeon and McCray so far. They still have a shot at Mike Mitchell, but landing him is far from a slam dunk. AFAIK he has yet to even visit Columbus.
Arguably, Tyquan Lewis might play some OLB, but yeah, they've whiffed on everyone else. (Smith, Anzalone, Gedeon, McCray, Matt Rolin, Deon Hollins, Yannick Ngakoue, Dorian O'Daniel, Peter Kalambayi, Courtney Love). I think Mike Mitchell is the only LB left that they've offered who hasn't committed elsewhere.
The silver lining with this is that once their defense gets up to standards, Braxton should be gone, even though the D should be pretty good his senior year
I think Mitchell visited Columbus for Ohio's FNL.
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Ok. Didn't know that.
Are you on shrooms? Without Robinson you guys would collapse! Example A was vs. that terrible Illinois defense!
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