Eleven Dubcast: Face Off

By Luke on October 13, 2011 at 12:01p
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Ohio State's on record #2 official "HATE, HATE, HATE" rival plays host to the Buckeyes this weekend, so accordingly Johnny and I begin this week's podcast by stealing a live tortoise from the Columbus Zoo and attempting to write things on its back.

After getting that murky business out of the way, we recap the pain, the misery, and the suffering of the Bill Nebrasky affair and discuss in depth what it felt like to have our souls ripped out of our chests like some kind of Mortal Kombat fatality by Bro Pelini and co. Come for the oblique self hatred; stay for the post traumatic stress potential!

Getting on with the business of casting pod, we welcome in second time, long time Joe Kutsunis from acclaimed Illinois sporting blog "Hail to the Orange". Joe drops the knowledge as to where Illinois is at as a football team and what it means to the Buckeyes, whether or not Bradley Roby will rue the day he called out part man, part hellbeast A.J. Jenkins, how Illinois' charmed season came to fruition, and how he sees Saturday's contest playing out.

We cap things off by rocking back and forth in our old men rocking chairs pessimistically fearing for the worst and discussing how it feels to live in a world where Illinois is 4 point favorites over Ohio State in something other than basketball. We even get into what a clusterfudge this forthcoming coaching search will be. Needless to say, this is a particularly uplifting 50+ minutes. If you stick around long enough, you can even hear Johnny make me cover Sufjan Stevens on a piano, an instrument I haven't really used to do anything but make white boy hip-hop beats since I performed John Williams' "Jurassic Park Theme" at a recital in 3rd Grade. Hurray!

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Normal Buck's picture

The caption to that photo hurts, man.  I live in Illinois.

Luke's picture

Start a band and write more on your knuckles and we'll talk about adjusting those power rankings.

Normal Buck's picture

Fair enough, I guess. . .

Scott's picture

On the note about coaches not having a good grasp of their personnel... I get as frustrated as the next fan with Bollman's impact on the offense, but realized we seem to be giving Vrabel a pass in the same regard with the play of the linebackers. What do you guys think? I don't really know where I stand, but does Vrabel deserve more criticism for the play of his unit?

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Johnny Ginter's picture

i was just thinking about this today, but honestly vrabel has had pretty much no time to coach up that group as a whole. if anything, it falls on fickell, although to be honest i just don't think the current crop of LBs is that good

faux_maestro's picture

Haven't we also had a few LB's leave the program through graduation/transfer? We need to remember, as hard as it is to admit, this team is probably not the most talented group we have had in the past 10 years. Add all the termoil and inexperience at key positions and we have the perfect storm.

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

Buckeyejason's picture

Not to mention that Klein and Sabino are first year starters. They haven't been very good..but I'll make the judgement next year after they have a full year of starting under their belt.

I don't think we have much better after all.