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73buckeye


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching the Buckeyes win it all in 02.
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Comment 27 Aug 2015

Installation of two game plans, one centered around  each quarterback, would give Urban a whole new level of flexibility to respond to anything the defensive team tries and would keep the defense completely off balance. There's enough talent on this team to fill two groups of skilled players. It's going to be the most interesting football season in a very long time.

Comment 25 Aug 2015

I lived in Detroit when Billy Sims and Barry Sanders played for the Lions. I thought Sims was outstanding, but Sanders was unbelieveable. I saw him do things on the field that caused me to wonder if he really did what I had just seen. He could start, stop, change directions (including backwards, like Braxton's Penn State run), and accelerate faster than anyone I had seen before. Braxton has the same abilities. I really hope he stays healthy. We are going to see him do things that seem impossible. I can't wait.

Comment 21 Aug 2015

I would normally think that the good relationships between players competing for the same spot are just shows for  public consumption. It's human nature. These kids have always been the top dog in their individual histories. But it seems every single instance of this competition on the Buckeyes result in the kids competing become best friends and seeing the benefit of their completion to the team, rather then themselves. This can only be the result of the culture Urban has instilled in the program. Even with his obvious football expertise, to me, this has to be the foundation of the current and future success and the reason Urban is the best there is at his profession.

Comment 20 Aug 2015

At the risk of providing further evidence of my ignorance, I saw the show but still don't understand what the pictures had to do with the big brother little brother nicknaming. Who is the girl and who are the two players pictured?

Comment 19 Aug 2015

Interesting article. If the Buckeyes can be half as dominant as the Russian were at Hockey, we will be witnessing the greatest stretch of football in the history of college football. I don't think it's possible because the Russians had absolute control of who played on the national team. College football teams turn over complete rosters every 4 years. The Russians had the best players as long as they were the best. Even though the USA stopped their absolute dominance in 1960 and 1980, the Canadians were the only real competition. Urban must out recruit against at least a dozen other elite coaches and programs for the best talent.

I wonder how many Stanley cups the Russians would have won if they had been competing in the NHL.

Comment 15 Aug 2015

I don't get the hype. Neither has / had anything to do with football.

Comment 14 Aug 2015

I posted this under a different topic, but I think it fits better here:

This is getting crazy. It would be interesting if Urban came up with a unique package of plays for groups led by both Cardale and JT. Imagine six different skilled position players coming in as a unit every few plays or every other series. It would drive the opposing defensive coordinator nuts. It would be like having to defend two different offensive game plans.  I think we have enough offensive talent to do that.

Comment 14 Aug 2015

This is getting crazy. It would be interesting if Urban came up with a unique package of plays for groups led by both Cardale and JT. Imagine six different skilled position players coming in as a unit every few plays or every other series. It would drive the opposing defensive coordinator nuts. It would be like having to defend two different offensive game plans.  I think we have enough offensive talent to do that.

Comment 10 Aug 2015

Seems like history will not record great players associated with specific numbers in the future. Imagine no Babe Ruth #3 or Pete Rose #14 or Michael Jordan  #23 or Archie  #45 or Brett Favre #4 or Jackie Robinson #42 or Mickey Mantle #7 or Wayne Gretzky #99, or Jim Brown #32. I guess this means numbers won't be retired any more for the really special players. Seems like we are losing our history before it ever happens.

Comment 22 Jul 2015

I wonder how long and how many National Championships it will take to hear "he's an OSU type player" rather than that tired "SEC type player" drivel.

Comment 15 Jul 2015

I tried to watch, but after that breakthrough award, I can't see any use. Ridiculous,  espn. 

Comment 15 Jul 2015

Agree Carolina. ESPN leapt from  the realm of sports to go somewhere down the muddy, winding road to social engineering. What that persons private life has to do with sports is beyond me. There are lots of places one can get information about that aspect of our society if interested.

Comment 02 Jul 2015

Thanks for your service, sir. It's obvious to me that the people who had to leave America to fight and die to protect what they left behind understand better than anyone what makes this country the best ever.

Comment 30 Jun 2015

I was never fortunate enough to meet Woody personally, but I heard him speak several times and know several people who did meet him, and I don't believe those words ever would have come out of his mouth regarding a veteran. The only things he loved more than OSU and his players and staff were his wife and the USA and the people who fought for it. 

Comment 30 Jun 2015

It's sad how some people are treated in the name of what some others call progress. Looks like "time and change" isn't always what we bargained for.

Comment 29 Jun 2015

People are making NFL football the equivalence of splitting the atom. It's a game, played by exceptionally strong, fast, large, athletic people. Running, blocking, catching the football all seem to be skills that an athlete like TP could handle. Receiver seems to be a much simpler position to understand when compared to quarterback. Give him some time and I think he can be a good one.