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0therion0

Nashville, TN (via Nashville, TN)

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Live in Tennessee. Have lived in Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida, as well. Became a Buckeyes fan when I was dealing with a leg injury in my freshman year in high school (1995). I loved football, but only playing it. I never really watched college ball. Then my dad put on an Ohio State game for me while I was laid up in bed. I watched Eddie George make men look like boys and have been a Buckeye fan ever since.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Playing: Didn't have many awesome plays. Forced and recovered a fumble one time. Had a great basketball game with a legit double-double (points, rebounds). Nothing major.
    Witness: Watching OSU beat Miami in OT to win the Crystal Ball in 2003. I was in a bar filled with Miami fans. It was fantastic.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: James Laurinaitis / (Current: Darron Lee)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner / (Current: Marc Loving)
  • NFL TEAM: Tennessee Titans
  • NHL TEAM: Nashville Predators
  • NBA TEAM: San Antonio Spurs

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Dec 2014

The latter seems most likely. I'd imagine that the "rule" probably advises that the host team must use a venue that they play in, then somewhere goes on to define that as having played a regular season game in. Seems kind of silly. Like maybe they could replace that with a geographical rule, instead (must be within x miles of the host campus or regular site of games).

Comment 15 Dec 2014
Would've been nice to see him get paid in the 1.2M - 1.4M range and stay put for a couple more years. Maybe tag him as "HC in waiting" a la FSU with Bowden-Fisher. But no telling how long Meyer will want his train to keep rolling. Ah well... it was a great run if this is more than rumor and I wish Herman the best of luck. Hoping he's staying put through post-season play.
Comment 02 Dec 2014

These are the two names I keep coming up with. I think Smart has been looking for the right place to start his HC career but did not want to have the downgrade in pay and prestige most coordinators take to start. Narduzzi may be getting fought over by UM and Nebraska. Then I just can't help but think that they may want to go offense and that's where Kiffin comes in. But who are we kidding? It's Michigan... they're going to hire Rocky Long from SDSU.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

Va Tech is 2-5 in the ACC, not winless. I get your point, but you have to be right when correcting people (this guy's opinion, anyway). The IU win over an SEC squad is funny, for sure. But we don't need to throw a bunch of stones with our ugly loss to Va Tech, I agree with you there.

*Edited for clarity

Comment 21 Nov 2014

+1 for agreeing that it's not something that SHOULD be an issue. However, this is not a question of philosophical grievances for OSU. A rule exists, a rule was broken. The rationale behind that rule is irrelevant, in this respect. I would love to see him back, and with this coaching staff's current record on applying (seemingly) effective discipline and not circumventing violations with internal discipline while still playing (a la FSU), if he gets back out on the field he should be given full support. But I would not be surprised if he doesn't see playing time and must sit out the full year. This is yet another "In Urban We Trust" situation.

Comment 19 Nov 2014
I hope it's not the case that Braxton would go down as a forgotten commodity in OSU lore. The man kept this squad relevant through one of the worst periods the program had to deal with. His freshman season was over before it started, but he made people watch and he offered hope for the future. Not to mention he actually came here with the program in flux. I, for one, don't plan to discount his contributions to the Buckeyes no matter what he decides to do. He's a damn Buckeye football hero, in my book.
Comment 12 Nov 2014
I think I may find myself in the strange realm of rooting for Miami this weekend. An additional Big 12 loss for TCU would be icing on the cake. Would definitely prefer to see Buckeyes slide in at 3 than hope the weird voting structure gets them in at 4.
Comment 10 Nov 2014

This is pretty much how it works. Wildcat is just taking the dual-threat QB role and flipping it around to a dual threat RB. The defense no longer has a one man advantage over the offense. With Marshall having success at QB, his direct snap should still keep line backers or safeties honest. This is why we saw him throw it that one time. Whether it was a completion or not did not mean as much to the chess game. Defenses now have to be ready for a pass from the direct snap. This can be effective as long as it is not abused and as long as every now and then, Marshall throws it. Even if it's just a quick out the same direction he rolls.

Comment 03 Nov 2014

Loved this. Already sent it to the three Miami fans I know (crediting the source, of course). I had find out who Brad Kaaya is first. I'm sure that's just an issue I have though... not knowing of the illustrious and obvious first ballot hall of famer Brad Kaaya. I'm sure he's great, and may turn out to be in the HoF; but the comparison for competition is laughable, at best. I love twitter; it really brings out the awesome in people.

Comment 28 Oct 2014
Of course they do. I'm not commending Smith and I'm pretty certain he doesn't view keeping the scholarship while being dismissed from the team as a commendation. As I mentioned, not everything has to be give and take, in this case OSU is offering to complete their side of that agreement with him, regardless of his apparent failures. And as I mentioned, it could be purely a matter of policy. It's a policy I agree with, if so.
Comment 28 Oct 2014

It doesn't have to be an argument of "sides." Not everything in this world has to be quid pro quo. Sometimes, people and business (including universities) do things without the expectation of return. It doesn't mean always and it doesn't mean they "should." In this case, OSU has decided to act with generosity and attempt to affect a young man's life positively (perhaps as a matter of policy). My point, that seems to be missing the mark, is that this part of the story has more of a positive swing with a school trying to help a student, versus the narrative you're writing of a school wasting a scholarship on an undeserving miscreant while a more deserving student is left out to dry. Why can't OSU try to help Mr. Smith? Why do you hate America?

Comment 28 Oct 2014

I agree, to an extent. I just see this differently. I see this as Ohio State as a University and football program finishing a commitment to the young man to help him achieve success. I realize not all young people get the same number of chances as student athletes; but removing a scholarship from Mr. Smith here does not change that. And you're easily assuming just as much that he would qualify and be able to fund his continued education. He will meet life soon enough; OSU is giving him every opportunity to do so with a meaningful degree. My to non-cents.

Comment 28 Oct 2014

Right, because the role of upper echelon institutes of higher learning is to condemn young people for their mistakes and not afford them the best opportunity to succeed in spite of their actions. Pretty sure Socrates said that.

Perhaps, Urban and friends think that trying to make sure those who have fallen get as much help as they can offer. I see your point about there being other kids who could use the scholarship; but so could Rod Smith. And stripping the scholarship could easily protract a downward spiral.