The Jay Graves Report

The Indiana Hoosiers simply ran out of horses against Ohio State! “Depth”

"It's all in a days work playboy!" (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Never Tully, the writer and computer scientist, once said, “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems.” Naomi Wolf, the journalist and former political advisor, broke it down like this, “Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness.” Then Jamais Cascio, the famous author, put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.”

Well playas…the Ohio State Buckeyes not only thrived but they ended up beatin’ the brakes off of the Indiana Hoosiers after the “athletes kicked in” midway through the third quarter. The Hoosiers threw everything they had at them in the first half gettin’ to the break up 21-20. They looked like one of the best teams in America havin’ the No.2 team in the country on the ropes. Quarterback Richard Lagow was throwin’ that joint on a rope and his receivers were playin’ with enough swag to fill a Maybach’s engine for a cross country trip.

The only problem playboy, is that the game is four full quarters and boyz have to be able to sustain that type of momentum for 60 minutes. In other words, when boyz get tired there has to be someone there to keep the water out of the boat.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! In big time college football there is a concept called recruitin’ and depth. The team with the better players from top to bottom typically wins the game. Here’s the deal bruh. IU was givin’ Ohio State the blues in the first half. However, the Buckeyes weren’t destroyin’ themselves by turnin’ the rock over or doin’ dumb stuff. They were bein’ outplayed plain and simple.

However, the concept of “Athletes Kickin’ In” comes midway through the third quarter when the depth chart makes a world of difference. IU ran 52 plays on offense and Ohio State ran like 48 in the first half. Therefore, duns were goin’ to get tired on both sides of the ball. The difference in the game is drop off in the talent level from the first team guys to the second and third team guys. While IU’s first team cats in the trenches and in some skill positions are just as good as Ohio State’s because some of them were actually recruited to play at schools like that. However, the second and third team cats at IU aren’t even in the same room as the starters.

Therefore, IU’s starters have to play the entire game to stay in it and that takes a toll after several quarters bruh.

On the other side of the coin. Ohio State’s bench is just as good as it’s starters. The only difference is that a cat may know the playbook better or the dun just has more experience than the next cat. Think about it bruh, the true freshman, J.K. Dobbins, that destroyed IU by puttin’ up 181 yards on 29 carries breakin’ Maurice Clarrett’s debut record of 175 yards, was technically the 2nd team guy. However, he started in place of Mike Weber, their leadin’ rusher from 2016 who was out with a hamstring injury.

It’s almost impossible to compete with that bruh. Indiana will be a very good team this year but they can’t hold up against a depth chart that deep and shouldn’t be expected to. There is a reason why Ohio State has won 23 straight against the Hoosiers. They’ve simple got better players.

Richard Lagow put on a show for the Hoosier faithful finishin’ with 410 yards, 3 TD’s and 2 INT’s. Ole boy set a record for pass attempts at 64 and finished with the school’s second highest completions at 40. All in all, the Hoosiers proved that they are a good enough team to wrestle the alligator and keep their Jordan’s for at least two and a half quarters. Against a lesser talented team they win that game. That’s means that they won’t face too many teams other teams this year as good as the Buckeyes.

Think about it bruh, Ohio State is an elite program that competes for the national title annually. IU is still tryin’ to fill up Memorial Stadium twice in one season. They’ve got nothin’ to be ashamed of. Good luck the rest of the way playas and stop me when I start lyin’!

Oh, and ESPN? Don’t advertise College GameDay comin’ to town and set up the stage inside of the freakin’ stadium on the field where the fans can’t engage. That was stupid!! Folks waited all month to see College GameDay with their signs all made up and ready to get rowdy and then nothin’!! That was a foul ball bruh!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Spit: verb – to say

2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.

4) Ole boy: noun – the dun that I’m talkin’ about.

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!