The collision of India and Asia can be defined as a process that started with the closing of the Tethyan ocean that, during Mesozoic and early Tertiary times, separated the two continental plates. Following initial contact of Indian and Asian continental crust, the Indian plate continued its northward drift into Asia, a process which continues to this day. In the Ladakh–Zanskar Himalaya the youngest marine sediments, both in the Indus suture zone and along the northern continental margin of India, are lowermost Eocene Nummulitic limestones dated at [similar]54 Ma. Along the north Indian shelf margin, southwest-facing folded Palaeocene–Lower Eocene shallow-marine limestones unconformably overlie highly deformed Mesozoic shelf carbonates and allochthonous Upper Cretaceous shales, indicating an initial deformation event during the latest Cretaceous–early Palaeocene, corresponding with the timing of obduction of the Spontang ophiolite onto the Indian margin. It is suggested here that all the ophiolites from Oman, along western Pakistan (Bela, Muslim Bagh, Zhob and Waziristan) to the Spontang and Amlang-la ophiolites in the Himalaya were obducted during the late Cretaceous and earliest Palaeocene, prior to the closing of Tethys.
Tedeschi Trucks Band 2019 U.S./European Tour DatesJanuary 17 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount TheatreJanuary 18 – Chicago, IL – Chicago TheatreJanuary 19 – Chicago, IL – Chicago TheatreJanuary 25 – Chicago, IL – Chicago TheatreJanuary 26 – Chicago, IL – Chicago TheatreJanuary 28 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger TheatreJanuary 29 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger TheatreJanuary 31 – Nashville, TN – Ryman AuditoriumFebruary 1 – Nashville, TN – Ryman AuditoriumFebruary 2 – Nashville, TN – Ryman AuditoriumFebruary 15 – Washington D.C. – Warner TheatreFebruary 16 – Washington D.C. – Warner TheatreFebruary 17 – Hershey, PA – Hershey TheatreFebruary 22 – Washington D.C. – Warner TheatreFebruary 23 – Washington D.C. – Warner TheatreMarch 1 – Augusta, GA – William H. Bell AuditoriumApril 2 – Paris, FR – L’OlympiaApril 4 – Eindhoven, NL – Muziekgebouw EindhovenApril 5 – Winterbach, DE – Salierhalle WinterbachApril 8 – Stockholm, SE – Cirkus Arena & RestaurangApril 10 – Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene NorwayApril 11 – Copenhagen, DK – Amager BioApril 12 – Randers, DK – VærketApril 14 – Bochum, DE – RuhrCongress BochumApril 15 – Hamburg, DE – Mehr Theater am GroßmarktApril 17 – Milan, IT – Teatro degli ArcimboldiApril 18 – Trieste, IT – Politeama RossettiApril 20 – Zurich, CH – Theater 11 ZürichApril 23 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique – ABApril 27 – London, UK – The London PalladiumView All Tour Dates,Tedeschi Trucks Band 2019 U.S./European Tour DatesJanuary 17 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount TheatreJanuary 18 – Chicago, IL – Chicago TheatreJanuary 19 – Chicago, IL – Chicago TheatreJanuary 25 – Chicago, IL – Chicago TheatreJanuary 26 – Chicago, IL – Chicago TheatreJanuary 28 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger TheatreJanuary 29 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger TheatreJanuary 31 – Nashville, TN – Ryman AuditoriumFebruary 1 – Nashville, TN – Ryman AuditoriumFebruary 2 – Nashville, TN – Ryman AuditoriumFebruary 15 – Washington D.C. – Warner TheatreFebruary 16 – Washington D.C. – Warner TheatreFebruary 17 – Hershey, PA – Hershey TheatreFebruary 22 – Washington D.C. – Warner TheatreFebruary 23 – Washington D.C. – Warner TheatreMarch 1 – Augusta, GA – William H. Bell AuditoriumApril 2 – Paris, FR – L’OlympiaApril 4 – Eindhoven, NL – Muziekgebouw EindhovenApril 5 – Winterbach, DE – Salierhalle WinterbachApril 8 – Stockholm, SE – Cirkus Arena & RestaurangApril 10 – Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene NorwayApril 11 – Copenhagen, DK – Amager BioApril 12 – Randers, DK – VærketApril 14 – Bochum, DE – RuhrCongress BochumApril 15 – Hamburg, DE – Mehr Theater am GroßmarktApril 17 – Milan, IT – Teatro degli ArcimboldiApril 18 – Trieste, IT – Politeama RossettiApril 20 – Zurich, CH – Theater 11 ZürichApril 23 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique – ABApril 27 – London, UK – The London PalladiumView All Tour Dates Tedeschi Trucks Band has announced the addition of seven shows to their upcoming 2019 winter tour. As TTB previously hinted, they will play a four-night residency at Chicago’s Chicago Theatre, Friday and Saturday, January 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th. The band will then head to New Orleans, LA’s Saenger Theatre for a pair of shows, Monday and Tuesday, January 28th and 29th. Tedeschi Trucks Band’s final new show addition will talk place at Augusta, GA’s Bell Auditorium, Friday, March 1st.The newly announced shows precede TTB’s recently announced trip across the pond in April. The 14-date run will begin in Paris, France on Tuesday, April 2nd. From there, the band will head to the Eindhoven, Netherlands and Winterbach, Germany on Thursday and Friday, April 4th and 5th, respectively, before making their way to Stockholm, Sweden for a show on Monday, April 8th. Next, the 12-piece blues-rock powerhouse will hit Oslo, Norway on Wednesday, April 10th ahead of two Danish performances in Copenhagen on Thursday, April 11th and in Randers on Friday, April 12th.On Sunday, April 14th and Monday, April 15th, Tedeschi Trucks Band will head back to Germany for performances in Bochum and Hamburg before making their way to Italy for shows on Wednesday, April 17th in Milan and Thursday, April 18th in Trieste. The band will round out their run with a show in Zurich, Switzerland on Saturday, April 20th; a stop in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, April 23rd; and a tour-closing performance at London, England’s London Palladium on Saturday, April 27th.A fan pre-sale for all seven of the newly announced shows begins tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23rd at 10 a.m. local time here (use the code TRUCKS). Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 26th at 10 a.m. local time.For a full list of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.
A casino dealer collects chips at a roulette table in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. REUTERS/ERIK DE CASTRO The labor chief added that work is also suspended in Luzon unless the workers are in charge of health and other essential services. Employees could use their leave credits for their absences. “Hotels will only be allowed to accommodate foreigners with existing booking accommodations as of March 17, guests with existing long-term leases, and employees who are exempted from the quarantine,” Nograles said. Nograles reiterated that POGO firms will be closed during the duration of the Luzon-wide declaration that aimed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III, meanwhile, said that employees cannot be forced to report for work during the month-long implementation of the “enhanced” community quarantine in Luzon. “However, hotels will be prohibited from accepting new booking accommodations. Hotel operations shall be limited to the provision of basic lodging to guests,” he added. MANILA – The Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) will be closed, while hotels, resorts and similar establishments will have “limited” operations during the Luzon-wide “enhanced” community quarantine. “They do not have to report if they don’t want to report. Or since they are under enhanced community quarantine, then they can really not report and they will be excused. There will be no basis for them to be disciplined,” Bello explained. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said hotels will no longer be allowed to operate except for some exceptions. The Philippines is currently under state of calamity with Luzon under enhanced community quarantine, which means that “strict home quarantine shall be implemented in all households; transportation shall be suspended; provision for food and essential health services shall be regulated, and heightened presence of uniformed personnel to enforce quarantine procedures will be implemented.”/PN
Gian Piero VenturaMilan, Italy | AFP | Gian Piero Ventura’s reign as Italy coach ended on Wednesday after a World Cup qualifying fiasco during which the four-time champions failed to reach next year’s finals in Russia.The 69-year-old’s fate was sealed after a crisis meeting of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in Rome, with former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti among the favourites to take over and rebuild the Azzurri.Ventura had refused to resign despite a 1-0 aggregate play-off defeat to Sweden on Monday that saw Italy miss the World Cup for the first time since 1958.“As of today Gian Piero Ventura is no longer the coach of the national team,” the FIGC said in a statement.According to reports, Ventura will be paid his salary until the end of his contract in June 2018, which amounts to approximately 800,000 euros ($943,000).But FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio will stay on despite mounting pressure on him to also resign after a defeat which has left a nation traumatised.“The federation president (Tavecchio) informed participants at the (crisis) meeting… of the impossibility for him to resign,” a FIGC statement read, awaiting “a series of proposals” on how to fix Italian football.Tavecchio later told journalists that a new coach would be named at a special meeting of the FIGC federal council which would take place next Monday.“We are considering big names for the role of coach,” the 74-year-old promised.Ancelotti is seen as the frontrunner, as the 58-year-old is free since being sacked by Bayern Munich at the end of September.Italian Ancelotti has won three Champions League crowns, and league titles in Italy, England, Germany and France, and would provide the high profile required after the Ventura fiasco.A return by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini are also being considered. – Rebuilding –But opposition to Tavecchio remains despite promises to rebuild Italian football from grassroots level upwards with Damiano Tommasi, the head of the Italian Players’ Union, storming out of the FIGC meeting after Tavecchio refused to quit.“There doesn’t appear to be the mood for change,” the former Roma midfielder told journalists. “Tavecchio has decided not to resign and continue with his office.“The others haven’t taken a position and said they’d decide in the future.“We need credible elections, with new people; we won’t solve the problems of Italian football by sacking the coach.“If not, we’ll keep stirring the same soup which has proved indigestible to so many.”Ventura, meanwhile, had defended his leadership as “one of the best records in 40 years” despite failing to lead the 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006 winners to their 19th World Cup.“I lost only two games in two years,” he had told Italian television.In fact, since the former Torino coach took over in July 2016, Italy have lost three matches — against France in Bari (3-1), Spain in Madrid (3-0) and Sweden in the World Cup first-leg play-off in Solna (1-0) — winning nine and drawing four.Ventura was given the Italy job in the wake of Euro 2016 after five excellent years at Torino, whom he took from Serie B in 2011 to the Europa League round of 16 in 2015.But having never managed one of Serie A’s big hitters during a 41-year career, he was an uninspiring replacement for Conte, a three-time Serie A winner who dragged two-time champions Italy to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.Share on: WhatsApp
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Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:40Keith Thurman says it’s ‘game over’ for Manny Pacquiao02:35Manny Pacquiao compares ‘heavy-handed’ Keith Thurman to Antonio Margarito02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “Keith can box, so we have to find him,” Fortune said.The current WBA welterweight regular champion, Pacquiao will fight for the 70th time, hoping to put the fitting ending to his phenomenal career.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Las Piñas forges decider LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Keith Thurman speaks during a news conference for an upcoming fight in New York. AP FILE PHOTOJustin Fortune is predicting an “early evening” for Keith Thurman on July 20 when he goes up against Manny Pacquiao for all versions of the WBA welterweight championship.But that’s if the unbeaten 30-year-old goes full-on mano-a-mano against boxing’s only eight-division champion.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “He’s (Thurman) not strong enough or quick enough to stop Manny; he won’t go toe-to-toe with Manny because Pacquiao is too fast and too strong,” Fortune told the Inquirer. “If he does, then it’s going to be an early evening.”Instead, Fortune thinks Thurman’s camp, headed by chief trainer Dan Birmingham, “is going to set up traps.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Oh, he (Thurman) can punch, I don’t know if he can take a punch, but he’s a good boxer. He’s a good counter-puncher,” added Pacquiao’s conditioning coach. “His trainer, Dan, knows southpaws. So that makes Keith dangerous for sure.”Fortune said they will work out a game plan in anticipation of Thurman’s traps. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View comments
The No. 9-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes hit the road for the fourth and final time this season on Saturday as they travel to Iowa. Following a slow start to last week’s contest against Penn State, OSU coach Jim Tressel and his players said they look to fix mistakes heading into Iowa. “I think for us it’s just important that we come out ready to go and not flat like Wisconsin or this last weekend,” senior kicker Devin Barclay said. “I think we do our best when we come out ready to play and we set the tone right away.” Tressel said the Buckeyes know exactly what to expect from the Hawkeyes. “They do what they do and they do it so well,” Tressel said. “They’re very, very physical at what they do, and the schemes back that.” Revenge for the Hawkeyes Last year, with a trip to the 2010 Rose Bowl on the line for both squads, the Buckeyes escaped with a 27-24 overtime victory. OSU wide receiver DeVier Posey said he expects Iowa to come out eager for revenge. “I know those guys don’t have amnesia. They remember the last time we went against them,” Posey said. “They probably felt like we slipped away with an easy one, slipped away with a win because Ricky Stanzi got hurt the week before we played them, and the running back got hurt as well, so they … probably feel like they can beat us on their home turf.” New experience This will be the Buckeyes’ first time playing in Iowa since 2006. Although OSU is familiar with this Iowa team from last year’s game, Tressel said his team will face a tough task in Kinnick Stadium. “The veterans know what lies ahead because they have played against Iowa,” Tressel said. “I don’t know if any of our guys have played at Iowa City. I don’t know if any of those fifth-year seniors were playing as true freshmen that particular year, but they’re in for a heck of an experience and a heck of a challenge.” Barclay said he knows little about the atmosphere at Kinnick Stadium, but the game will be challenging, like all road games in the Big Ten. Special teams key to road success The Buckeyes have struggled on the road at times this season, with a 2-1 record away from the Horseshoe. “When you’re on the road, you better play solid in your special teams to give yourselves a chance,” Tressel said. “Now, that doesn’t guarantee anything, but you can almost guarantee that if you play poorly in the special teams that you’re not going to be successful on the road.” The OSU special teams unit has had its share of ups and downs, but Barclay said he believes the unit is moving in the right direction. “The kicks were deeper, higher, better,” Barclay said of last week’s special teams performance against Penn State. Buckeye line vs. Adrian Clayborn OSU will face one of the premier defensive lines in the nation Saturday in the Hawkeyes, including 2009 first team all-Big Ten performer Adrian Clayborn. “They’re just very, very powerful and very consistent. In games where you might have a 7-yard run, against them it’s 3,” Tressel said. Tressel said he has been impressed with his offensive line’s play as of late, but Saturday will be yet another challenge. He said there are two factors for an effective offense Saturday. “One is if you can rush the ball effectively and, two, if you end the day and there aren’t sacks, that’s a big deal,” Tressel said. “And to have both of those things come true on Saturday will be a tremendous challenge because these folks get after the passer and they play the run.”
With 44 days remaining until the start of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany, the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s preparations have reached their peak. The U.S. capped off a week of training at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium with a 2-0 international friendly match win against Japan on Saturday at Crew Stadium. Two tuneup matches remain for the U.S. squad before its first World Cup match on June 28 against North Korea in Dresden, Germany. The U.S. will face off against Japan again Wednesday in Cary, N.C., before having its traditional send-off match against Mexico on June 5 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. American goalkeeper Hope Solo said prep work for this summer’s tournament extends beyond the soccer field. “We have two more games to prepare for, and we have to crack down on everything,” Solo said. “There is no time to let anything go unnoticed. We are watching video; we are in meetings; we are cracking down on everything so that we can win this tournament.” Defender Becky Sauerbrunn agreed, adding that the team has focused on “smaller” details, such as set pieces, corner kicks and defensive formations. “We’re really getting down to nitty-gritty,” Sauerbrunn said. “Right now, it’s the small details that are gonna make the biggest difference.” Forward Abby Wambach said the U.S. might rearrange its lineup and strategies for its second match against Japan so potential World Cup opponents can’t scout the team as easily. “We don’t want to do the exact same thing,” Wambach said. “We want to throw a little wrinkle into our game here or there. Look to see some different things and maybe even some different personnel (against Japan).” Wambach, who scored her 118th career international goal Saturday, said she hopes the attention to minute details will allow the team to emulate the success of the U.S. women’s national team that won the World Cup in 1999. But make no mistake — Wambach wants the legacy of the 2011 national team to be unique. “We want to define this team,” Wambach said. “Obviously, everybody knows the (1999) World Cup-winning team. We want to prove ourselves. We want to show the world that this team is, in fact, great still and we still are capable of winning world championships at the World Cup level.” Wambach also said she expects the Americans to compete at a high level once the tournament begins. “I’m pretty confident that, no matter what goes on from now until (the World Cup), we’re gonna show up,” she said. U.S. coach Pia Sundhage said she is certain the team will be ready for its first World Cup match. “We need a couple more days together,” Sundhage said. “When the game against North Korea comes on (June) 28, we’ll be ready.” The U.S.’s next match against Japan is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
OSU redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall (17) carries the ball during a game against Navy on Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. OSU won, 34-17.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorDuring spring camp, redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall’s status was largely in question after the Middletown, Ohio, native underwent offseason surgery.Three weeks into the season, those questions are becoming a thing of the past.Marshall has already made his impact on the Ohio State offense, as he scored his first career touchdown last week against the Kent State Golden Flashes in a 66-0 victory.Following his first-ever score wearing the Scarlet and Gray, Marshall said he was happy to put the trials and tribulations of the offseason behind him.“I’ve had some injuries and setbacks, but the journey is worth it,” Marshall said. “This is a great university and crowd to play for. I feel great being able to get in the end zone and help my team every week.”Coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday that Marshall is continuing to improve each week.“He has done a nice job. He didn’t play real well early in the year,” Meyer said. “But the last game, he did a good job.”Meyer said that Marshall’s early issues came from a lack of effort — a problem he is starting to fix.“His whole issue is just the four-to-six mentality that we got, go as hard as you can. When he goes as hard as he can, he is really good,” Meyer said. “I finally saw that last week, where he put his foot in the ground and even on plays that he didn’t get the ball, he was stretching the defense.”Since he arrived in Columbus before the 2012 season, Meyer has preached his philosophy of giving four to six seconds of effort from point A to point B on every play.Despite Marshall only amassing seven total offensive touches thus far on the season, Meyer said he can envision the redshirt-freshman splitting more time with fellow H-back, sophomore Dontre Wilson.“The good thing is he is very knowledgeable about all spots,” Meyer said. “If (Marshall) keeps moving up the ladder, those two (he and Wilson) will be on the field at the same time.”Marshall electrified Ohio Stadium on Saturday when he nearly broke a Kent State punt for a touchdown, but he was cut down by the punter following a 51-yard return.Although the punt return was the longest by a Buckeye this year, Meyer said Saturday he teased Marshall before ultimately praising his and other young players’ efforts.“One guy (Marshall) got caught by a punter, I think, and so we’ll give those guys a hard time,” Meyer said Saturday with a smile. “But I think I’m really excited about our young skill, and I was hoping to try to get Buckeye nation and the stadium to see some of those guys out in open space, and (freshman running back) Curtis Samuel and Dontre and Jalin are — just off the top of my head — guys I’m excited to get out in open space.”Senior wide receiver Evan Spencer said the reason so many young guys have earned playing time is not because of a lack of production from the upperclassmen, but rather the impressive showing from the younger athletes.“Everybody has their own skill sets that everybody specializes in,” Spencer said Wednesday. “We are all great athletes, we are all great receivers and because we all are succeeding in certain areas of our game, that’s why so many guys are getting playing time.”In fact, 23 true and redshirt-freshman saw playing time against the Golden Flashes last week.After a bye week, the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer runs with the team back into the locker rooms before the game against Nebraska on Nov. 3. Ohio State won 36-31. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorEvery week, the same thing has been said about Ohio State.Every week since narrowly defeating Penn State, the Buckeyes have come out, underperformed in various areas of the field and didn’t live up to the clear potential that the team has.This week, following an embarrassing loss to Purdue and two whole weeks to prepare for a Nebraska team that sat at 2-6, it was supposed to be different.This week, Ohio State should have come out, showing the country that this team has the pieces to compete for not only a Big Ten title, but a spot in the College Football Playoff.Instead, this week, Ohio State proved one thing: maybe it didn’t have as much potential as people thought.Against Nebraska, the Buckeyes looked less than impressive, squeaking out a 36-31 victory over a team that lost to Michigan by 46.Head coach Urban Meyer seemed complacent after a five-point win over a team Ohio State was favored to beat by more than 20 points.“I thought our team gave great effort, I thought the energy was there,” Meyer said. “I was pleased.”The definition of potential, according to Merriam-Webster, is existing in possibility, capable of development into actuality.The Buckeyes have not once this season proved to be capable of sizable development, never once has proven to turn any of these supposed possibilities into actuality.Ohio State allowed freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez to run up and down the field, and when he decided to throw, the secondary did nothing to stop him either. Martinez threw for 266 yards and a touchdown, and ran for two more, totaling 342 yards on the day.Yes, the Buckeyes can have an excuse there. Both starting sophomores, safety Isaiah Pryor and cornerback Jeffrey Okudah, missed the game due to injury. If that wasn’t enough, junior safety Jordan Fuller was ejected for targeting in the second quarter.Meyer said in the postgame press conference that Okudah had a groin issue and Pryor has an impingement of the shoulder and should be ready to go next week. But it is not like the secondary was a bright spot prior to Nebraska, and sophomore safety Brendon White jumped into the lineup and made an immediate impact, leading the team with 13 tackles and two for a loss.Redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins had his worst game of the season against the 30th worst passing defense in the nation, completing 18-of-32 passes for 252 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.Those numbers are by no means alarming, but they are a regression from what Haskins has shown he can do. Haskins missed on more throws today than he has all season, even if the redshirt sophomore said the style of the offense changed on Saturday.“We definitely wanted to run the ball today,” Haskins said. “That was our goal for this game, for this Saturday, and I thought we did a pretty good job of that.” There were certainly areas in which Ohio State improved in its victory over the Cornhuskers..Sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries, finding space that wasn’t there in recent matchups. This was the first time in five games he averaged more than 3.5 yards per carry for the game.Two of Dobbins’ scores came in the red zone, where Ohio State converted three of its four attempts for touchdowns. But with these improvements, Ohio State still looked far from where it should be, and Meyer knows that.“I thought our defense improved. Obviously nowhere near where we need to be, but they improved,” Meyer said.In Week 10, the bye week gone and the chance to rebound from the loss over, it’s been enough time to say that Ohio State is most likely not going to dramatically improve from this point on.When issues are fixed, other ones pop up. When the team holds Nebraska to only two plays of 30 yards or more, the Buckeyes give up a load of intermediate plays that allowed the Cornhuskers to drive down the field and tally 31 points.When the Ohio State running game earned the most yards they have had since Oregon State, the pass game took a hit.When Ohio State had an opportunity to prove that it has figured out how to fulfill its potential, and had an extra week of practice to do so, the Buckeyes came out flat, barely beat a team at the bottom of the Big Ten and failed to prove the team, as a whole, has improved since the Purdue loss.Last season, after a 55-24 loss to Iowa that ended up eliminating Ohio State’s playoff chances, the Buckeyes came back a week later and defeated a then-No. 12 Michigan State 48-3.This year, with an extra week to prepare and a less impressive team in front of them, the Buckeyes won close, and did not prove to be overly motivated to do anything more.The Buckeyes still have a route to the College Football Playoff — winning the Big Ten most likely will get them in — but it would take some considerable improvements to beat the likes of Michigan and Michigan State.It’s about time to start thinking that won’t happen.