2015 Buckeye Outlook

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  1. JFunk34

    JFunk34 Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

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    2015 Buckeye Outlook

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    THE Ohio State Buckeyes

    The mighty Bucks head into this season with a handicap. The ever important QB position is a question mark. Ignoring Coach Jfunk’s recommendation, QB Sam Bailey left early for the NFL after his redshirt sophomore season. Then inexplicably his backup Lance Clark, also a redshirt sophomore, transferred cross state to Miami U. So the with the Bucks two top QB’s from their Big-10 Championship season gone they face the hefty task of coming up with a way to move the ball effectively with an inexperienced QB in Steven Blount. While he is a redshirt senior, he was recruited by the previous staff and does not fit Coach Jfunk’s system well. This will be tough to do especially with a receiving corps that lacks a true game breaker. The Bucks lost their three top receivers from a year ago to graduation. The running back position is solid with Andy Downs and Lance McCoy returning along with fullback Cedric Walker but without the QB who can run the option effectively it will be slightly limited. The offensive line looks to be the strength of the offense and hopefully they can create some holes in the running game or it could be a very long season indeed for Ohio State.
    The defense will be solid, returning several starters but the cornerback position could be a weakness. They are young and have good technique but some of them lack the speed that may be necessary to keep up with some of the faster receivers in the Big 10 and the country. Some good game planning will be necessary to mitigate that factor as the season goes on.
    All in all this will be without a doubt a rebuilding year for the Bucks and fans in Columbus should accept the fact that the success from last season will be extremely hard to replicate.
     
  2. GSUtiger

    GSUtiger GEAUX TIGERS!!

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    I'm looking forward to the trip the DAWGS have to the "Shoe".
     

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