What do you want to see on Saturday? The Game

Written November 27th, 2010 by Jim

Mali

  • Fast Start- The Buckeyes have come out a bit flat the last few games; it will be great to set the tone early.
  • New Nickname- The Game dubbed “Five-Cier”… what will the Silver Bullets have for Shoelaces?
  • Record Offensive Output- Fact is, TTUN is near the bottom of the NCAA in defensive statistics.  It’d be great to make some runs at season and game records.
  • That Face- We linked to it earlier, but it would be amazing to see “Dear Leader” have numerous reasons to look as if he’s passing a kidney stone.
  • Devin Gardner- Earlier this week Rod talked about his hope that the freshman quarterback (and the next “flavor of the month”) Devin Gardner would pursue a medical redshirt due to his back problems, a practice that’s common in college football. I’d like to see Mich1gAAn’s plans thwarted.
  • Gold Pants- Let’s get a win and send the seniors out with a full quiver of victories in The Game.

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What do you want to see on Saturday? Iowa

Written November 20th, 2010 by Jim

Eric

  • Negation of Adrian Clayborne - We have no hope of controlling him, and we have no hope of stopping him.  We can only hope to remove him from the equation by not playing to his side of the field.
  • Another 100 yards for Boom Herron - I ask and Herron delivers.  Lets just keep feeding him the ball!
  • A couple passes to Philly Brown - He’s been on the field lately, but Pryor hasn’t been throwing his way.  I would love to see Philly catch a couple.
  • As many “Rick Sixes” as Stanzi is willing to throw us - He’s famous for them, so I’d love for our secondary to get a few.

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What do you want to see on Saturday? Penn State

Written November 13th, 2010 by Jim

Mali

  • Pennsylvanian Buckeyes Representing Well - TP, Jordan Hall, Andrew Sweat, Dorain Bell, Philly Brown… some of our best came right out from under the Nittany Lions. Send a message.
  • No Place Like Homan – Welcome back, Ross; stay healthy, my friend.
  • More Posey, Please! -After a couple of good games, it will be great to see him fully back as a viable cog in our offense.
  • Remember Who You Are – McGloin was a walkon. It will be great to remind PSU fans why, especially if Cam has a game like he did last year.
  • Style Points - Unfortunately, the Buckeyes are going to need them to have any hopes at the Roses this year. Given their history of not playing well after mid-season byes, it will be important to prove that the Buckeyes are still focused.
  • No False Starts - Three weeks in a row?

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What do you want to see on Saturday? Minnesota

Written October 30th, 2010 by Jim

Jeff

  • A soild road win - The Buckeyes have played on the road twice, losing by an average score of 22-21.  At home, they win 47-11.  That doesn’t bode well for the upcoming Iowa game, so let’s prove we can dominate away from the Shoe.
  • Turn Pryor loose - Since the injury, he’s been held in check with his legs and it has improved his passing game.  He can throw in the pocket much better now.  Let him have a few more designed run plays and fully develop his whole game.
  • A shutout – In 2009 after we lost to Purdue, we only allowed 14 total points over the next three games combined.  Let’s see this team dominate even more than last year’s squad after the loss…and we know just how badass 2009 was after the loss.
  • Evil Tressel - You dont need to be evil to win this game.  But you need the style points and you want to scare the bejeezus out of Penn State.  Go ahead and do that.

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What do you want to see on Saturday? Purdue

Written October 21st, 2010 by Jim

Jeff

  • “You know what that makes you?  Lollygaggers” - Remember the opening kickoff from the Marshall game?  You hit a guy at the 15 and made him fumble.  Stop lollygagging on the returns and hit a guy, fer crying out loud!
  • “This game’s fun, OK?  Fun, goddammit.  And don’t hold the ball so hard, OK?  It’s an egg.  Hold it like an egg” - Throughout most of the second quarter at Wisconsin, we were like the deer in the headlights and near panic.  Don’t be so tense.  Relax and have fun, you’ll score a lot more.
  • “Write this down.  We gotta play it one day at a time.” - The players know it, but the fans sometimes don’t.  Being down in a game doesn’t mean we have to go hurry-up offense.  Each play is designed to score a TD, but that doesn’t mean it will.  If Brandon Saine gains four yards, it doesn’t mean he sucked on that play.  It means he got what he needed to that on average will make it impossible for the other team to stop us.  Hell, I’ll take four yards EVERY play, so shut the hell up and stop expecting Playstation-like scores on every down.
  • “You get three ants together, they can’t do dick.  You get 300 million of them, they can build a cathedral”- Get the hidden message, guys?  Play like a team.
  • “This is a simple game.  You throw the ball.  You hit the ball.  You catch the ball.” - I’m looking at all of you.  Do the basics right, and you’ll dominate Purdue.

(Yes, I know Bull Durham is a baseball movie.  Everything doesn’t have to be so damn deep, does it?)

Mali

  • A win- The kind that “cleanses the pallet” and sets everything right in the universe.
  • No hope- Along those lines, remember that Purdue has “alligator blood” and will keep hanging around if we let them. What say we don’t let them?
  • Defensive excellence- It’s a freaking episode of “The Living Dead” in the secondary, and our front four didn’t look all that much better against the Badgers. However, Ohio State has the athletes to be able to play “base” defense well, and this is that opportunity whether we like it or not.
  • Solid offensive line play- Last week, we made JJ Watt into a first day draft pick. This week, it’s Ryan Kerrigan.  Step up to the challenge…
  • Running game- I still believe that the Buckeyes win at Wisconsin if they come out and try to establish the run, rather than getting all fancy schmancy.
  • No injuries- Please?
  • No false starts- Keep it up

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What do you want to see on Saturday? Wisconsin

Written October 16th, 2010 by Jim

Jeff

  • Enter Into Manhood- Madison is the place where Beanie Wells grabbed Terrelle Pryor before the game winning drive in 08 and told him “You’re entering into manhood right here”.  Finish the journey with another win at Camp Randall.
  • Under 60 for Clay- John Clay was held to 54 yards last year, and could do nothing against Ohio State.  Do it again.
  • Three offensive TDs- In ’09, we scored 3 tds, but none on offense.  Whip that around and bury the Badgers. Read More

What do you want to see on Saturday? Indiana

Written October 9th, 2010 by Jim

Is a beautiful autumn day in the 'Shoe too much to ask for?

We’re back again for our weekly write-up of what we want to see from the Buckeyes each Saturday.

As a bonus to kick things off, I will throw in something I want to see: nice weather. No wind, no rain, let’s have some weather that doesn’t limit Ohio State’s offensive game plan please.

The down side to this wish is that bad weather might seriously hinder Indiana’s passing attack, which would be good, but I am confident the Silver Bullets can handle that without any help.

Weather aside, here is what everyone wants to see from the team.

Jeff

  • Ben Chappell held to under 200 yards passing- He’s one of the more dangerous passers in the Big Ten, and holding him to under half what he got against Michigan will go a long way towards reminding people of the difference between a real ranked team and a temporary one.
  • A RB with 100+ yards- Boom Herron started the running game resurgence, and it’s time to continue that.  I could care less if it’s Boom, Zoom, Berry, Hall, Hyde, whoever.  Just turn ‘em loose.
  • #100- I don’t think we’re in danger, but I want to witness Jim Tressel’s 100th win at Ohio State.

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What do you want to see on Saturday? Illinois

Written October 1st, 2010 by Jim

We’re back again to give you the things we want to see on Saturday from the Buckeyes. And by the way, feel free to chime in with what you would like to see as well, this isn’t a monopoly of opinions around here.

Jeff

  • Terrelle’s average day- Over 186 yards passing and over 20 yards on the ground for our quarterback.  Those were the numbers that Troy Smith put out in Week 5 of his Heisman year.  I’m confident that if Pryor outpaces Smith game-by-game, we’ll go 12-0 and he’ll win the Heisman.  He will need to do much much better in his 13th game, though.
  • A third WR having a big day- Did you know that only 3 of our top 10 receivers are actually considered WRs?  And one of those three is Grant Schwartz?  Taurian Washington is actually a joke in his home stadium’s press box.  Turn that around, boys.
  • Score 30 or more points- When the Buckeyes score 30 points in the Jim Tressel era, they are 58-0.  We’re averaging 50 points per game in 2010.  I like those odds.
  • Jim Tressel’s 99th win at Ohio State- I don’t think there’s much fear of a loss, but we need to seal this one fast and get him his 100th at home next week.

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