tBBC Postgame Show: Miami

Written September 18th, 2011 by Eric

Eric is joined by Michael of OHD, Josh (Bacon Ninja) of Men of the Scarlet and Gray, and Marcus Hartman of Buckeye Sports Bulletin on this week’s postgame show. The crew breaks down the tough 24-6 loss the Buckeyes suffered at the hands of the Miami Hurricanes, particularly focusing on the atrocious quarterbacking play.

There were positive takeaways from the game, and the team spends as much time talking about the things that Ohio State did right as the things they did very very wrong.

All this and more on this week’s BBC Postgame Show!



Are you not Entertained? Miami Edition

Written September 18th, 2011 by Eric

I’m pretty certain the answer is “no”, but let’s look at each individual point anyway just to be sure.

Mali

Braxton Miller saw game time against the Hurricanes.

Brax Attack. Well, he saw the field. That’s about all we can say.

Jacory Harris’ New Name. Jacory Harris played better than last season, though he did hand the ball over a few times – and nearly put OSU back in the game in the end.

Florida Pride. Hyde and Sabino played tough, does that count?

Game Commentary. The commentary was absolutely focused on the game. At some point, though, I think Buckeye fans almost would have rather been thinking about the offseason.

No False Starts. Keep asking Mali.

Jim

No turnovers. The young gun gave it up twice – though both were due more to great play from the Miami defense than his own failings. However, he still tried to put the ball where he shouldn’t have on the tipped interception, and he left the ball floating out away from his body on the punched out fumble.

Enthusiasm and hitting. It took a little while but we saw it eventually. Though, it disappeared more often as the defense wore down.

Big time players making big time plays. I’m pretty certain Joe Bauserman cemented his name in Buckeye History, but not in a good way.

Jordan Hall in space. He certainly was a nice change of pace! Early in the game, Hall was averaging more than 13 yards per carry, and ended above 6. That’s some great running from a solid back.

Braxton Miller on the field. He was there, that’s about all we can say on that account.
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Miami smothers Ohio State 24-6

Written September 17th, 2011 by Eric

The Buckeyes took to the road for the first time this season to visit Miami at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.  From the moment the teams took the field, Miami was clearly the better football team, and demonstrated it by shutting Ohio State’s offense down nearly completely on route to a 24-6 victory.  Ohio State’s only successful offensive players were Jordan Hall with 14 carries for 87 yards and Carlos Hyde with 12 carries for 54 yards.  Neither quarterback had a completion percentage beyond 20% on the game.

The game started with the Buckeyes in possession of the football and Joe Bauserman under center.  It’s also worth noting that despite Jordan Hall’s return from suspension the Bucks started out handing the ball off to Carlos Hyde.  Clearly the coaches were sufficiently happy with the work Carlos has done this season to warrant him continuing to start for this team.  Unfortunately, Bauserman was unable to connect on pass plays on 2nd and 3rd down and the Bucks were forced to punt.

On the first play from scrimmage for the Hurricane’s offense, Jacory Harris handed the ball off to Lamar Miller who blitzed through the center of the OSU defense for 54 yards.  The play immediately put Miami in scoring position and set the Buckeye defense back on their heels.  A couple plays later, from three yards out, Jacory Harris found Allen Hurns unguarded in the endzone for the first touchdown of the game.

Despite the rough start, the Buckeyes showed confidence in their gameplan and put “The Baus” back in the game.  Instead of Hyde, however, the Bucks brought Jordan Hall into the game, and even managed to find him on a wheel route out of the backfield.  Again, however, the Buck’s drive ended in a three-and-out.  Benjamin, Miami’s star receiver and return man, succeeded in returning the resulting punt to near the 50, showing great speed on the play to get around the corner of the OSU coverage unit.

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Ohio State at Miami (FL) LiveBlog

Written September 17th, 2011 by Eric

It’s that time again, time for another great BBC gameday LiveBlog!

As usual, we’re joined by Men of the Scarlet and Gray, Our Honor Defend, and Fox Sports Ohio today. Make sure to stop by and check out what they’ve been saying this week.

You can find lots of BBC coverage of the Miami game at the following links:
- Keys to the Game
- Pregame BBC Radio Hour
- What the BBC writers wanted to see
- Our give and take with allCanes.com

Go Bucks!

What Do You Want To See On Saturday? Miami Edition

Written September 16th, 2011 by Eric

It’s the first official test of the season for the young Buckeyes, and they get an infusion of some of their best talent with the return of Jordan Hall, Travis Howard, and Corey “Pittsburgh” Brown to the field.  Let’s see what the guys wanted for tomorrow.

Mali

Lots of people want to see this guy go against Miami.

Brax Attack. It will mean that a) he’s healthy, b) we’re in a position to play him (up on the scoreboard?) c) Miami has to figure out what to do next… plus, it’ll keep him further away from those pesky headsets.

Jacory Harris’ New Name. I’d be ok with “Ja-five-ry”… he’ll have almost an extra week to prepare, I’d like for him to visit Howard Island at least once.

Florida Pride. A number of Buckeyes from the “Sunshine and Tourist and Old Retirees State”, it’d be great for Brewster and Hyde and Sabino and Berry and Howard to have big games at home.

Game Commentary. With what’s been going on in Columbus and Coral Gables, I wonder how much time will be spent actually discussing football (oh, and not re-hashing the Fiesta Bowl)?  I’m also curious to see, since this is an “ACC on ESPN” game, if the magnitude of commentary will reflect the magnitude of allegations (8 players vs 60+).

No False Starts. I’ll stop asking once we meet this goal.

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Across The Web: Miami Hurricanes

Written September 15th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Another week, another chance to connect with a great writer from inside the intertrons, and to talk about football as well as some “off the field” stuff.  We’re thankful that Chris from allCanesBlog.com agreed to chat with us, and that he hasn’t added us to the “do not call” list as of yet. Be sure to check out our responses to his inquisition over at allCanesBlog today.

Let’s acknowledge the obvious, the coverage of this game will be about 35% play by play and 65% ESPN “discussion” of both of our “off field issues”. What’s your take on the allegations and impact of the Shapiro report? What are your thoughts about the media coverage of the matter? Any favorite nicknames for the matchup between the Buckeyes and Hurricanes?

Wardrobe Malfunction

As a lifelong Miami enthusiast, it’s been a long three-plus decades of media bias and hatred, as well as outside commentary from jaded opposing fans. On one hand, you accept that it comes with the turf as a despised, non-traditional program and “microwave dynasty”, based on what UM accomplished between 1983 and 1992. Private school. Big city. Pro sports town. Still, the bias gets old. Especially from uninformed, big-mouthed folks who don’t understand the South Florida culture or don’t realize that UM is a small school with under 10K undergrads. The majority of fans aren’t alum, which means less true diehards who bleed for the program.

Miami gets piled on while the University of Florida has more than earned its ‘Thug U’ crown with almost three dozen arrests on Urban Meyer’s watch (new coach Will Muschamp already has seven arrests) – but it’s back-page news as Gainesville is a small media market with biased local writers who dare not talk poorly about the hometown program. One good player (Tim Tebow) overshadowed a merry band of thugs and winning cured all during Meyer’s tenure – yet UM is constantly taken to the mat for everything, while rarely praised for doing any good. A high APR rating and kids staying out of trouble on Randy Shannon’s watch (only two arrests, one being Robert Marve, who broke a car mirror and transferred the following year) yet UM can’t shake the stigma that came with all that 80s / 90s bravado, swagger, et al.Is there some truth to what Nevin Shapiro said? I’m sure there is. It’s college football and this issue runs rampant in every college town. Difference is other college towns don’t have South Beach or jaded boosters who want vengeance. Regardless, for idiots like ESPN’s Mark May to scream ‘death penalty’ the morning after a Yahoo! Sports story broke? It’s irresponsible and uncalled for. Read More

tBBC Radio Hour: 2011 Miami Pregame

Written September 14th, 2011 by Eric

Eric, Jim and Joe Dexter sit down to talk about the Buckeyes leading into the big game down in Coral Gables between Ohio State and the Miami Hurricanes. Before they take a crack at Miami, however, they sit to chat about the suspensions of Jordan Hall, Travis Howard and Corey “Pittsburgh” Brown. They also debate the wisdom of playing Joe Bauserman the entire game against Toledo, and why Braxton Miller maybe should have seen time against the Rockets.

(Note: the podcast was recorded before the suspended players were reinstated on Tuesday, September 13th)

Joe Dexter joins Eric for the weekly interview this time around as they talk with Austen Gregerson of the Miami Hurricane, the University of Miami’s student newspaper. Austen hits on all things Miami, including the leadership intangibles of Jacory Harris, his thoughts on new head coach Al Golden, and how he feels about those new Maryland uniforms.

All this and more on this week’s Radio Hour!



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