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Topic: 2021 Ohio State Offseason Thread

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Re: 2021 Ohio State Offseason Thread
« Reply #84 on: April 20, 2021, 08:26:08 AM »
Game situation? They didn't even keep score or run the clock in the second half.

We got to watch them practice. There was no spring game.
I guess it depends on what your expectations are. Personally, I don't mind watching a practice/scrimmage. I am getting to see some of the back ups and what they are capable of.  I am more interested in how well the team does this fall, not how much of a game like situation we get to see in April. 

But from a strategic standpoint, Day did what he believed was best for the upcoming season. Having a team without an experienced QB, he has to tailor the limited time he has to get some quality reps for the potential candidates and be able to evaluate how each performed. I am all for doing whatever it takes to get the team ready for the fall. 


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Re: 2021 Ohio State Offseason Thread
« Reply #85 on: April 20, 2021, 11:22:13 AM »
Yeah, I mean I am not suggesting that Day should be fired because his spring game format sucks, or anything like that. I'm just making an observation. 

In the grand scheme of things the spring game is pretty irrelevant, but it is all that we have cfb-wise between January and September. So an entertaining spring game format would obviously be preferable to one that is as bland as beige paint. Now I know that the days of full on tackle football in the spring game are behind us, and rightfully so, but you can still play an actual game with the "thud tackling" that they are doing instead. 
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Breaking down the history of the spring game formats, as far back as I can remember

John Cooper: They played an actual football game. The 1s and 3s were on "Scarlet" while the 2s and deep reserves were on "Grey." At the time it was somewhat maddening that he had the first team offense and defense on the same team instead of going up against each other, as the games would often just be absolute blowouts with the 1s going against the 2s both ways. But today I would sign up for this in a heartbeat, even with the thud tackling. 

Jim Tressel: His spring game format was the best one. He divided up the coaching staff and captains, and they would draft teams position by position, and they would generally be evenly matched and you would have good games. The winner got steak, while the loser got hot dogs, iirc. 

Urban Meyer: This was the best as far as pure Buckeye entertainment value, not so much for the game itself, but because of the circus atmosphere around it. You had circle drills, and races, and alumni, and distance throwing contests, and everything else. As for the game itself, this was where it began to get a little to practice-y for my liking. Players were switching teams constantly, and FGs were kicked five times in a row moving back incrementally while Urban hoovers over the holder and glares at the kicker, and the clock never stopped running after halftime. But again, sign me up for that all day long over what we had over the weekend. At least they kept score. 

Now if I were the unquestioned ruler of CFB, I would eliminate FBS-FCS match ups in the fall, and then require them for spring games. So OSU would bring in Youngstown or whoever else, and play an actual game with the works; fans, bands, cheerleaders, etc. 
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Re: 2021 Ohio State Offseason Thread
« Reply #88 on: June 01, 2021, 10:43:00 PM »
I kind of like the way Day ran the game. He has 3 QB's that have never thrown a pass in a college football game and therefore need to see different looks. Also, you need to give all three the benefit of working with the players most likely to see the field this year.

We need to remember that the Spring game is nothing but a glorified practice. It is a chance for the coaches to evaluate players in a game simulation. It also allows the players to get a sense of an actual game experience with no chance of getting a mark in the loss column.
The more I watch them, the more I believe it's just a thing to show recruits. You can make a big to-do for a bunch of HS kids and make fans feel like they're learning a little something. 

I'm never sure if the coaches get much less or more meaning out of them than a regular practice. Coaches like to talk about how it's a game day setting, but the list of kids who show something in spring games and are never anything runs miles long.

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Re: 2021 Ohio State Offseason Thread
« Reply #89 on: June 02, 2021, 12:25:08 AM »

https://twitter.com/11W/status/1399873866332311552?s=20

He was actually a great route runner and pass catcher.  He would often flash when the ball went his way.  He just couldn't get on the field as much due mostly to injuries, but also he wasn't a great blocker in the run game. 

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Re: 2021 Ohio State Offseason Thread
« Reply #90 on: June 03, 2021, 02:51:54 PM »
Nebraska hosted an Ohio State transfer defensive back on campus Thursday as it looks to add depth to its secondary.

Tyreke Johnson, a former five-star recruit from Jacksonville (Florida) Trinity Christian Academy, has NU among his top options, according to a source familiar with Johnson’s recruitment.

Johnson (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) was in the 2018 recruiting class. He had eight tackles over three seasons at OSU and entered the transfer portal in May. He attended the same high school that produced current Husker safety Deontai Williams.

Johnson would be another piece in a Husker secondary that lost three of its 2020 recruits to transfers within months of their arrival.


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what do y'all think of this kid?
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Re: 2021 Ohio State Offseason Thread
« Reply #91 on: June 03, 2021, 03:16:07 PM »
Nebraska hosted an Ohio State transfer defensive back on campus Thursday as it looks to add depth to its secondary.

Tyreke Johnson, a former five-star recruit from Jacksonville (Florida) Trinity Christian Academy, has NU among his top options, according to a source familiar with Johnson’s recruitment.

Johnson (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) was in the 2018 recruiting class. He had eight tackles over three seasons at OSU and entered the transfer portal in May. He attended the same high school that produced current Husker safety Deontai Williams.

Johnson would be another piece in a Husker secondary that lost three of its 2020 recruits to transfers within months of their arrival.


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what do y'all think of this kid?
He is definitely starting Big Ten material. He just never lived up to the huge hype that came with him and he got behind some first round NFL draft picks. I think a fresh start will do him a lot of good.
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Re: 2021 Ohio State Offseason Thread
« Reply #92 on: June 03, 2021, 03:30:34 PM »
Nebraska hosted an Ohio State transfer defensive back on campus Thursday as it looks to add depth to its secondary.

Tyreke Johnson, a former five-star recruit from Jacksonville (Florida) Trinity Christian Academy, has NU among his top options, according to a source familiar with Johnson’s recruitment.

Johnson (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) was in the 2018 recruiting class. He had eight tackles over three seasons at OSU and entered the transfer portal in May. He attended the same high school that produced current Husker safety Deontai Williams.

Johnson would be another piece in a Husker secondary that lost three of its 2020 recruits to transfers within months of their arrival.


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what do y'all think of this kid?
Hard to say - he never played much. Probably says something that OSU was putting Tuf Borland out there in a 4-4-3 against Alabama rather than play 4 or 5 defensive backs.

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Re: 2021 Ohio State Offseason Thread
« Reply #93 on: June 11, 2021, 02:42:48 PM »
Michigan wants to know what are their players doing to beat Ohio State today? New sign in their weight room.

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Re: 2021 Ohio State Offseason Thread
« Reply #94 on: June 11, 2021, 02:46:49 PM »
Michigan wants to know what are their players doing to beat Ohio State today? New sign in their weight room.

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They could hire Jeff Gillooly.
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Re: 2021 Ohio State Offseason Thread
« Reply #96 on: June 11, 2021, 04:17:31 PM »
It's actually not a sign, it is a flat screen TV that displays the graphics like that when it isn't showing anything.
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Re: 2021 Ohio State Offseason Thread
« Reply #97 on: June 13, 2021, 10:21:54 PM »
Former five-star defensive back Tyreke Johnson will join the Husker program, taking up one of two spots Nebraska had open.
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