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2020 Team Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by OhioState001, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Re: The Ducks' history against the Buckeyes hasn't been as strong. In fact, it's completely lopsided as Ohio State is 9-0 against Oregon. The most recent contest came with the culmination of the 2014 season and gave Urban Meyer a national championship win in Arlington.

  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    In case you didn't know, we also have a "video team" to support the football team:

    HOLLYWOODESQUE HIGHLIGHTS. Ohio State's video team is just unreasonably good that it just feels like showing off at this point. I mean, look at this flex from video sorcerer Alex Farkas.

    I get that nobody's going to commit to a school just because they make cool highlight clips, but it certainly doesn't hurt to have someone on staff who can make a defender literally disappear from the screen because you juked him too hard.

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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Write off the concept of “brotherhood” as a sports cliche or a buzz word flippantly tossed around locker rooms all you want –– that doesn’t make the term any less fitting for the Ohio State football program.

    More than a word readily recited from the mouths of coaches, star players and backups alike, the bonds formed in the Buckeye program are visible when Braxton Miller returns to Columbus for a men’s basketball game in mid-January or Johnnie Dixon shows up hours before kickoff in Arizona for his former team’s bowl game.

    It’s the reason junior running back J.K. Dobbins announced to social media he would “forever be a Buckeye” even after declaring for the draft, referencing “relationships that will last [him] a lifetime.”

    Those relationships begin forming right away, and a new batch of 24 freshmen will soon start building their own –– though with 14 midyear enrollees and the power of social media, the cycle has already commenced for some.

    “We talk to them. That’s gang. That’s little bro,” freshman wide receiver Jameson Williams said about top-rated wide receiver recruit Julian Fleming and the three other incoming wideouts. “[We tell them] what they can come in and do next year, how big of a family this is.”

    Williams and fellow freshman wide receiver Garrett Wilson combined for 544 yards and six touchdowns in their first season –– though Wilson had the lionshare –– and with three senior receivers leaving the program, there will be even more opportunity for the pair, along with the four top 20 wideout recruits.

    Another receiving option with potential for a big year is sophomore tight end Jeremy Ruckert, whose one-handed touchdown grab in the Big Ten Championship was one of the most photogenic moments of the Buckeyes’ season.

    He just finished his second year in the program, but he’s already taken on the mentorship role for incoming top 10 tight end Joe Royer from Elder High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ruckert said he hosted Royer on one of his recruiting visits and has hung out with him several times.

    Two years has been long enough for Ruckert to whittle down his experiences into wisdom with which to impart Royer and other program newcomers.

    “Come in with an open mind and not expect anything,” Ruckert said. “Expectations only make you disappointed, or they’re just so far out of reach. So you could have goals, but to expect things to be given to you, that’s not going to help with your growth as a player. I think coming in with an open mind and ready to help the team any way you can –– that was my mindset coming in, and I think it’s paid off.”

    Some young players won’t seek advice from veterans, though. Even senior safety Jordan Fuller, a team captain the past two seasons, said he was “very shy” when he first came to Ohio State.

    “I remember myself not wanting to be a burden to anybody,” Fuller said. “So If I had a question, I probably wouldn’t ask.”

    Other players make a point to reach out to the incoming crop. Redshirt sophomore offensive guard Wyatt Davis said his first mentor at Ohio State was Matt Burrell –– a four-star offensive lineman from the class of 2015 who ended up transferring out before he or Davis ever got a start.

    It was another eventual transfer with whom redshirt freshman running back Master Teague struck a particular bond. Antonio Williams, a top 10 running back from the class of 2016, was the first to reach out to Teague.

    “Of course he went to UNC, but he was kind of like a big brother figure for me and I really looked up to him when I came in,” Teague said. “When I went on recruiting visits, he was there. I talked a lot with him, so I had a good connection with him.”

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  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Buckeyes celebrate toughness and grit; Wolverines celebrate entitlement and "revenge. "

    Gee, wonder which paradigm better predicts success?
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  7. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Fuckin' A it's great to see Coombs back in these motivational vids
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Eleven Warriors did not get videos of Jack Miller and Trey Leroux, who were each made available, but you can watch 12 of the 14 players in the videos above. You can also check out the small photo gallery of all 14 early enrollees here.
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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    (See write up on all 14 B1G teams)


    Reason for optimism: Justin Fields

    Why: The best returning player in the Big Ten and potentially in college football next season, Fields will leave a lasting legacy at Ohio State if he stays healthy. The Buckeyes may only get him one more season if he posts another impressive year, but such is life when signing former five-star recruits — especially ones who transfer in after their freshman season. Fields was an immediate fit in Ryan Day's scheme and his mobility gave Ohio State another wrinkle in the run game. How impactful was Fields during his first go-around threw 40 touchdown passes and only one interception during the regular season as the Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Year. Lethal on the ground before tweaking his knee, Fields kept the Buckeyes on schedule as the leader of a high-powered, balanced attack and kept the defense honest as a reliable passer.
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  10. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  11. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    It's still incredibly interesting to me that both inaugural basketball and football tournament finals involved OSU vs Oregon. That seems really unlikely.
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  12. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  14. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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