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Urban Meyer era about to start-Week 1!

Discussion in 'Ohio Buckeyes' started by Deehntr56, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Deehntr56

    Deehntr56 Staff Member Mod

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    Thank god it's almost Football season-:D

    Week 1 is about to start this Saturday with the Buckeyes playing Miami of Ohio. The bucks are favored by 22 points and looking for their 1st win under Urban Meyer. I am sure Meyer will be anxious to get this show on the road and see what he has to work with.

    I am also sure many Buckeye players are chomping at the bit to see some action as well after spending several months in the weight room. This 1st game may be somewhat rocky, with a new coaching staff, and a new system in place. I think we will see some good things-and some bad, but I’ll go with a Buckeye win by a score of 30-10.

    The hope is that the offense has improved and made some progress in the offseason. Many have heard that Braxton as he is about to start his second season as a sophomore has really become more confident and has had a very good off season. The wide receivers should show more improvement as well along with the addition of Stoneburner, since Miller and the receivers spent several months working together on their own. We’ll miss Jordan Hall in the opener and maybe another game or two, but I feel good about Carlos Hyde and Dunn now being the back up. It seems that Smith did not make the two deep at this point.

    I really want to see the defense play and some of the new additions added in the off season. I think Shazier and Grant should provide solid playing time at LB this year along with Simon and the DL. The secondary has players with experience at most of the positions, and we should see a few emerge as solid coverage defenders.

    Here’s your two deep released yesterday- you’ll note several freshman on the list.

    GO BUCKS!!!


    LT
    74 Jack Mewhort** ………………………………………6-6, 312, Jr.
    76 Darryl Baldwin*…………………………………………. 6-5, 300, So.
    LG
    78 Andrew Norwell** …………………………………..6-6, 310, Jr.
    73 Antonio Underwood* …………………………………. 6-2, 306, So.
    C
    71 Corey Linsley** ………………………………………..6-3, 295, Jr.
    50 Jacoby Boren……………………………………………….6-2, 287, Fr.
    RG
    79 Marcus Hall** ………………………………………….6-5, 315, Jr.
    57 Chase Farris…………………………………………………6-4, 290, Fr.
    RT
    77 Reid Fragel*** ………………………………………… 6-8, 310, Sr.
    68 Taylor Decker ……………………………………………….6-7, 313, Fr.
    TE
    81 Nick Vannett …………………………………………….6-6, 255, Fr.
    OR 86 Jeff Heuerman* ……………………………………… 6-5, 250, So.
    WR
    (H) 11 Jake Stoneburner*** ……………………………… 6-5, 245, Sr.
    80 Chris Fields* ………………………………………………. 6-0, 197, Jr.
    QB
    5 Braxton Miller* ……………………………………… 6-2, 220, So.
    13 Kenny Guiton* ……………………………………………. 6-3, 210, Jr.
    RB
    34 Carlos Hyde**…………………………………………..6-0, 232, Jr.
    25 Bri’onte Dunn ………………………………………………6-1, 210, Fr.
    FB
    44 Zach Boren***………………………………………… 6-1, 245, Sr.
    49 Adam Homan***………………………………………… 6-3, 245, Sr.
    WR
    (X) 15 Devin Smith* …………………………………………. 6-1, 200, So.
    83 Michael Thomas…………………………………………..6-2, 198, Fr.
    WR
    (Z) 10 Corey Brown** …………………………………………6-0, 187, Jr.
    16 Evan Spencer*…………………………………………… 6-2, 205, So.
    DEFENSE
    LEO
    54 John Simon*** ……………………………………….. 6-2, 263, Sr.
    88 Steve Miller*…………………………………………….. 6-3, 255, So.
    OR
    8 Noah Spence ……………………………………………….6-3, 240, Fr.
    DT
    52 Johnathan Hankins** ………………………………6-3, 322, Jr.
    92 Adolphus Washington …………………………………..6-3, 289, Fr.
    OR
    90 Tommy Schutt ………………………………………………6-2, 295, Fr.
    NT
    53 Garrett Goebel*** …………………………………… 6-4, 290, Sr.
    51 Joel Hale* ………………………………………………… 6-4, 295, So.
    72 Chris Carter …………………………………………………6-4, 340, Fr.
    DE
    63 Michael Bennett* ………………………………….. 6-3, 285, So.
    50 J.T. Moore* ………………………………………………. 6-3, 260, So.
    OLB
    10 Ryan Shazier* ………………………………………… 6-2, 230, So.
    36 Conner Crowell…………………………………………….6-1, 235, Fr.
    25 David Perkins……………………………………………….6-2, 220, Fr.
    MLB
    14 Curtis Grant* ………………………………………….. 6-3, 235, So.
    5 Camren Williams………………………………………….6-1, 225, Fr.
    OLB
    6 Etienne Sabino*** ………………………………….. 6-3, 237, Sr.
    15 Joshua Perry………………………………………………..6-4, 238, Fr.
    CB 1
    Bradley Roby* ……………………………………… 5-11, 190, So.
    12 Doran Grant* ……………………………………………5-11, 188, So.
    SAF
    2 Christian Bryant** ………………………………….5-10, 192, Jr.
    19 Orhian Johnson*** …………………………………….. 6-3, 210, Sr.
    SAF
    4 C.J. Barnett** …………………………………………..6-1, 202, Jr.
    3 Corey Brown** …………………………………………… 6-1, 198, Jr.
    CB
    7 Travis Howard*** …………………………………… 6-1, 200, Sr.
    9 Adam Griffin ……………………………………………… 5-8, 180, So.

    "There are 26 defensive players listed on the depth chart. Of those, five are seniors. On the other hand, 17 of the players on the two-deep are freshmen or sophomores. While those numbers are a little bit deceiving (7 of 11 starters are juniors or seniors, no freshmen start), plenty of underclassmen are going to play this season. On the defensive line, all 7 “second teamers” are freshmen or sophomores."
     
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  2. Here is to a good year :thumbs_up:

    Go Bucks :bouncy:

    RGJZ06
     

  3. Miami will try to dink & dunk down the field; they spread it wide and throw it all over the place. You'll see 5 wide at times, 3 wide sets with back in motion; they don't have a power run game. They like quick slants too. Expect to see OSU play a lot of nickel...probably will be the base D in this game. We will get to see if our guys can tackle in space as they should get some quick hitters off and we will have to tackle.

    This Miami team could frustrate the front 4 because I expect Miami will run very quick plays designed to get the ball out before any pressure can develop.

    If Miami ran a traditional offense I would predict they would score no more than 2 field goals in this game with a chance at a shutout. I think some mistakes will be made along with some mistackles, but I'm not convinced Miami will be able to sustain any long drives.

    I'm going to say Miami won't score any TDs; I'll give them 3 field goals. I think the Buckeye offense rolls it up...more than 400 yards in this opener.
    I like OSU to win this one by a score of 41-9.
     
  4. Ohhhhh I've waited years for this!! No more Mr. Nice guy, always give the right answer, get up by 21 and call off the dogs sweater vest on the sidelines. They are going to be better than many people think.
     
  5. That's a pretty bold prediction. Hope you are right. :)

    RGJZ06
     
  6. Deehntr56

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    Tressel ball was effective-But Meyer Ball takes no prisoners. He will go for the jugular every opportunity he gets-should be fun.
     
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  8. Im excited to see what Devin Smith can do at wide receiver i went to school with him at Massillon, hes quick as hell and gots some solid hands
     
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    I'm curious to see which players break out and excel in the Meyer program-Should see some talent rise to the top!
     
  10. Deehntr56

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    Is one of them mine?;):biggrin:
     
  11. just got a look at the bucks schedule and i must say it really favors them...except for wiscky...the hard teams are all home plus the 1st 4 games are home...:D
     
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    What happened to Nathan Williams?
     
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  14. Watch for devin smith :), we lived in the same neighborhood and had the same bus stop and everything, he was dynamite up here his speed is astonishing, hes a great young talent
     
  15. Deehntr56

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    Smith, Philly Brown, Miller, Hall, Hyde, and even the freshman Thomas have the potential. Roby may see some action on special teams returning punts/kick offs-Shazier, Grant and Simon along with Williams on "D" if he stays healthy can have good years too....
     
  16. I'll keep you posted!
     
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  18. Lol that looks like a catch he made over me a few times in the feild of the old lorin andrews middle school :whistle:
     
  19. Seriously?

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