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Preseason Offensive Ideas

Ray Small is my pre season x factor. He’s the most experienced and maybe the hungriest. Hopefully the number change has helped to change his attitude. Small performed well in the spring game and hopefully he will practice hard, stay injury free, and become a leader for this team. If Ray comes early and comes hard as a legitimate deep threat, it can open up the whole offense for us completely. We have some good young receivers in Sanzenbacher and Washington. With Beanie gone and for the most part untested backs, much of the offensive pressure will of course be on Terrell Pryor. If our line underperforms just as they did last year we could be in for some trouble early on especially with that game on the 12th. Luckily Pryor lead the Big Ten in passing efficiency as a freshman. He should only do better now that he’s a year wiser. One thing Tressel should think about is spreading the ball around. The tight ends and the backs combined for 42 receptions and 3 touchdowns (including Terrell’s Fiesta Bowl snag). Robiskie himself had that many receptions all season. If we can find some good balance in the passing game this year, and the players play like they know they can, with the way the BCS is I honestly don’t think a National Championship is out of the question.

-Derek Blair