We’re hoping everyone has had enough time to grieve, analyze, and recover from the Miami shock. It’s time to find out what we’re hoping to see against the Buffaloes this weekend. Update- We got to be guests on Fox Sports Ohio’s “Wish List” this week… Woot!
First Downs. After last weekend, let’s just start with the basic building block on offense and get some first down. Extra bonus points for sustained scoring drives.
Big Plays. I don’t care who does it, but I want to see the Buckeyes loosen up, gain some momentum, gain some yards, and start having fun on the offensive side of the ball. I want to see some big plays (20+ yards) and some excitement. I realize this request may be a bit greedy after what we saw last Saturday, but nothing will get the offense rolling and the confidence flowing again like some huge plays.
Start Fast. With a struggling offense, playing from behind is the absolute worst thing that can happen. Let’s start fast, get a lead, loosen up and have some fun.
Defense being the defense. With a little help from the offense (gaining first downs to give them a breather every once and awhile), I look for the defense to continue to be good.
Eric, Jim and JoeD are back together again for another Radio Hour! This week, we look at the matchup with Colorado, though we likely spend far too long talking about what the team needs to do to bounce back than actually talking about the Buffaloes. Jim and Joe have plenty of thoughts to share about the Buckeyes, and about Fickell as well.
For this week’s interview, we invited Bob Bell, editor of the Ralphie Report, SB Nation’s Colorado blog. We talk about their recent move to the PAC-12, and how good of a decision that is turning out to be with the current Big 12 uncertainty. We also look at their new coach, Jon Embree, and look investigate the workings of the Buffaloes offense and defense.
It’s certainly one you don’t want to miss!
Update: The guys over at Ralphie Report were nice enough to invite me to chat with them about Ohio State on their RR Radio program. You can find that podcast here.
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