The more and more I do #tBBCFansInteract , the more I love RSB on Friday nights. Most of the time it seems that I get my ideas from those results and my attention is taken to other places reading fans tweets. So, in essence, the fans are writing these articles for me. Let’s get started with the easiest Runmblin yet.
To say Kenny Guiton is growing on us would be like saying Joey Bosa is just a “role” player on the defensive line.
Both statements are false because Kenny G, “The ‘ol right hander”, has burst onto the scene as a play-making back-up QB that is earning his right on the field. Everybody can think and say what they like, but everyone that has witnessed what he did at Purdue last year, got their question answered last weekend.
This kid is the real deal.
In our limited series of #tBBCFansInteract, there has a been a broad idea of top plays, offensive MVP and the new favorite play. Last weekend Kenny G took home the top prize in all three categories by a landslide. What most fans are really just learning about the mild-mannered back-up, is that he is a student of the game. The biggest part of his preparation is mental.
While Braxton Miller is taking reps as the number 1 QB, Kenny has a clipboard in hand — taking mental reps along with him.
My favorite piece of info that came out this past week is how much of a trash talker he is with his defensive teammates. Several of them have mentioned they have no problem with him challenging them because it helps them step up their game.
At a time when nobody even dreamt about a QB controversy in Columbus, the thought is in the back of at least some fans’ minds. I wont say that hes a better QB than Braxton Miller, but I will say that it appears our big-hearted, tough star, may have issues with staying healthy.
Kenny Guiton would start at a lot of other schools around the country, and he’s getting a great opportunity to prove his worth. Only time will tell, if this Buckeye team will need him as the starting QB . I for one am confident in his abilities to run that offense and make things happen in Braxton Miller’s absence. This Saturday could be a much needed and better test of his leadership abilities.
We shall see indeed if Kenny G can continue to rumble.
Time to turn my attention to something a bit more important than freshmen who have been stumbling, those kids will succeed or won’t based on how they adjust to college life in general.
The Silver Bullet defense has been gaining a little momentum in the first two games of the season. I believe after the first few series in games one and two, Coach Fickell and his staff pretty much got out of their base D and turned the kids loose. We have seen a lot more aggressiveness because of Roby and Barnett’s return last week, but we have also witnessed quite a bit of young talent stepping in and making a difference.
It’s been Buffalo and SDSU testing them so far and all indications are that this young defense will be fine. This week, however; they are on the road in a hostile environment taking on a pass-happy Cal squad that prides itself on getting rid of the football in a hurry. That could spell trouble for our young line. They have had a long week of preparation for this game and will have to keep from stumblin’ through Saturday night for the secondary to have a chance.
The young front seven, save for Ryan Shazier will have their hands full and will need to adjust to some blocking schemes they have yet to see. An early season test for the youngsters will provide them with some much needed confidence to help them grow up in a hurry and be prepared for the B1G conference schedule.
Cal quarterback Jared Goff had a lot of hype in high school that has carried over to his first season as a Golden Bear. Let’s see if the young D gets it’s footing early and dictates the pace at which the kid plays.
Like I was saying earlier, sometimes these things write themselves. With thanks to writer #BuckeyeNation loves to hate, we have a new program to look at and be kinda disgusted with. I am not going to mention his name, nor will I ever link one of his articles, but suffice it to say the latest breaking story about Oklahoma State’s improprieties includes a long list of people. What I will do, in case you haven’t heard, is link the USA Today story and let you go from there. The five part story from the one I won’t speak of is about academic fraud, drug abuse counseling and on and on.
The reason I am wrapping up with this a s a part of my RSB series is to prove a point.
No matter how great you think former coaches and players were, there will always be someone willing to turn on them. Right or wrong, it will continue to happen. That’s why it partially gives us Buckeye fans a little piece of mind, knowing that for the most part, Ohio State self-reported it’s issues.
In whatever manner the NCAA does or does not handle the information coming out of Oklahoma State, it has little to no bearing on #BuckeyeNation. Don’t waste your time arguing with other fans who think they should get the death penalty, which will not happen, and more time focusing on the task at hand.
Have a great weekend everybody and Go Bucks!!!