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Buckeyes to get ball to receivers in stride

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10:07 AM ET 10.19 | Leave it to offensive coordinator Tom Herman, a Mensa member, to apply Newton's first law of motion to fix one of the things he thought held back Ohio State in its first six games. In short, it goes like this: A Buckeye making a catch in motion tends to stay in motion. A Buckeye making a catch while at rest tends to get tackled for little gain. It's no theory, Herman said. He has video evidence to back it up. It's pronounced on passing routes such as the hitch or curl, where the receiver has to make a move back toward the quarterback after running downfield, and also on some screen routes, where the receiver runs toward the sideline and has to turn around before receiving the ball. Coming off a bye week with a game on Saturday at Ohio Stadium against Iowa, Herman said fans might notice some differences. "We've got to get the ball to our receivers on the run maybe a little bit more," Herman said. "I don't know that we have the guy that can catch a hitch, make the corner miss, then take it 80 (yards). But we've got guys in the short and intermediate pass game who, if we get the ball to them on the run a little bit, I think we can get more yards."

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October 19, 2013  10:41 AM ET

Fluff piece!

October 19, 2013  10:43 AM ET

Great to see the Bucks offensive coordinator has finally mastered middle school science.

October 19, 2013  10:47 AM ET

Wow...what a concept....make this guy Coach of the Year now....

October 19, 2013  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Fluff piece!

Yea it is, but he is right.

October 19, 2013  02:01 PM ET

Buckeyes to get ball to receivers in stride:

Then put Kenny G in.

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October 19, 2013  06:23 PM ET
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Put in Kenny, have you lost faith in Braxton?

No just stirring the pot. Score is 31=24 as I type this. Not surprised I knew they would beat us up front.

That is clearly this teams biggest deficiency. We are not stout in our front 7. Next yr the D will be NC worthy. Not this yr.

October 19, 2013  09:59 PM ET

19 - 0 Just keeps getting better

October 20, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

No just stirring the pot. Score is 31=24 as I type this. Not surprised I knew they would beat us up front.That is clearly this teams biggest deficiency. We are not stout in our front 7. Next yr the D will be NC worthy. Not this yr.

While it is true that Iowa had weapons but the truth is they never really had a chance.

 
October 21, 2013  07:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Buckeyes to get ball to receivers in stride:Then put Kenny G in.

Agreed

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