If you are as much of a die-hard Ohio State fan as I am, you are very much displeased with Saturday’s turnout. With so much anticipation and with so much riding on this game, the Buckeyes just flat out played poorly and sloppily to the point to where minor mistakes derailed their title defense. Now I am not saying that they are completely out of the Playoff picture, they will just need a lot of help… A LOT!!! They need to prepare for a Michigan team hell bent to make a statement in the first installment of Meyer VS Harbaugh. This will be the most inopportune time to fall asleep or to go through the motions. Needless to say this is a terrible way to send off their seniors, but it happens in College Football. This isn’t the last brick in the foundation by any means. If and I mean IF Penn State can upset Sparty at East Lansing, and IF the Buckeyes show up in Ann Arbor next week, they have a punchers chance. But with me being the realist that I am, that isn’t the likeliest scenario. But again, you never know. Well played Sparty, well played. Great win and FYI I hate you lol.
Offensive Offense Play Calling:
This is a tricky and touchy subject for me. What I saw today was atrocious and a complete disaster. There comes a time and place to call certain plays, but when you run the same QB Draw play expecting a different result? You sir or ma’am are high. Whoever is calling the plays on offense needs to be less predictable, less conspicuous. WHY NOT FEED ZEKE? But that’s none of my business though. Something needs to give and Urban Meyer needs to address the lack of creativity when on offense. Either help out more with the play calling or go out and find a coach who calls less predictable plays. The QB Draw can only be effective for a short period of time. Win or lose though, lose in this segment, I am still a proud Buckeye fan. Hopefully they show some fight and show that they are indeed a great offense.
Recruiting Extravaganza Fail:
Of all the weekends to no-show, it had to be this weekend where all the blue-chip and top choice recruits flooded into the Shoe to watch a battle. They got a battle on defense from both sides, but the offenses failed to provide a spark. Especially Ohio State’s. There is no word yet on what the visiting recruits had said or mentioned about the game, but you never know. It was a hotly contested game throughout and I think the atmosphere and the fans helped it. You never know until National Signing Day and we won’t know until an announcement happens, but in this day and age, that means nothing.
So there are a ton of media outlets who are reporting that both Ezekiel Elliot and Cardale Jones are headed to the NFL Draft after the season. That is a huge blow to the Buckeyes when it comes to our current Running Back corps, but with Antonio Williams from this current recruiting class and Mike Weber from last years class, along with Curtis Samuel still in the fold, I see no issues at all with Zeke’s decision. We are well taken care of in that aspect. It is also safe to say that the QB position is also covered. Last year the Buckeyes snagged touted recruits Torrance Gibson and Joe Burrow and they have Tristan Wallace in this current recruiting cycle. They also still have J.T. Barrett too. So it is all good for the most part. I hate to see them go but I think that it’s safe to say that I will trade for all of the former Buckeyes in Madden Next year and I am hoping EA Sports releases another NCAA Football game soon.