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Comment 20 Nov 2014

DJ: The day is coming when you'll be sitting in your comfy chair, having a cold one, watching a good football game, and some informative commentator will tell you that a certain players grandfather also was an All-American at Upstart University 45 years ago. Then you'll get that "oh crap" shiver up your spine when you realize you watched that kids grandfather play ball. That old space time continuum gets us all, eventually.

Comment 13 Nov 2014

DJ: If you move to Boone, take up motorcycling. The Blue Ridge parkway is 5 minutes away, and some of the best motorcycle riding in the country is in western NC and Eastern Tennessee. 

Comment 12 Nov 2014

Just saw an article on Packersnews.com where Aaron Rodgers is promoting Corey Linsley for the pro bowl this year. Linsley is ranked as the 2nd or 3rd best center in the NFC in most categories. Mike McCarthy is also saying how Linsley has come in and done something completely unexpected. Entrusting a franchise quarterback like Rodgers to a rookie center is almost unheard of in the NFL.  This is the best testament to Ed Warinner's ability to teach his guys to play their absolute best.

Saturday will be the next big test for this years line. A tough defense and difficult conditions bring out the best in great offensive linemen. Ed's guys will deliver.

Comment 03 Nov 2014

Not only was it standard definition (HD wasn't even a gleam in some smart guys eye back then), but it was on a 19" CRT screen, and the colors were crappy. I think that's where Boise St. got the idea for blue turf. You kids have it so easy now. And get off my lawn. 

(But getting to see Woody live made it all worth it!!!!)

Comment 02 Nov 2014

55 points are good and the defense played well, but there were still a bunch of things in this game that'll be real problems against Sparty. Bad penalties, overthrows, poor blocking on wide receiver screens, inability to convert on 4th and shorts all can kill an otherwise good performance against a good team. Fix this stuff and a win is in order Saturday. Do it again and it'll be a long ride back from EL. 

Comment 02 Nov 2014

Nick: So if Purdue happens to beats Wisky next week and all the other games are tight, Purdue might be at the top of the list? I've watch this list for several weeks now and still don't understand the logic of having a power rating based on a single game. 

Comment 02 Nov 2014

Games like the one coming up are won and lost with defense, controlling the line of scrimmage,  and who makes the most mistakes. Stupid penalties like personal fouls hitting out of bounds, fumbles and mental errors are lethal. The Bucks have more than enough talent to win this game. It all depends on execution and keeping their heads in the game. A good aggressive game plan from Urbs and Herman wouldn't hurt. I hope they have been holding a few new wrinkles back for next Saturday. 

Comment 29 Oct 2014

If you don't learn from history, you're doomed to repeat it. History says don't overlook anyone. Remember Illinois in 2007? 

Comment 10 Oct 2014

Watt was definitely under the radar. He was a 2 star out of Pewaukee highschool in Wisconsin and rated the 7th ranked player in the state of Wisconsin as a senior. He started out at Central Michigan as tight end and transferred to Wisconsin after his freshman year. Watt started to be really noticed as a junior. He has a little brother too that is playing for Wisky now. I think he's a fullback. 

I think Bosa has a bit of a head start. And he has brother that's better than Watt's too. 

Comment 09 Oct 2014

I really enjoyed reading the SB article on the game from the Cincinnati perspective. It gives you a clear view of how someone else sees the Buckeyes and how to attack their weaknesses, as they see them. I watch tons of football and love the game but never had the chance to play the game. This kind of inside perspective with a lot of first person accounts gives me a view that I've never had before. I wish I could read something like this after each game. It may not be as much fun after a loss, but it'd still be interesting. Thanks for the link 11W!

Comment 09 Oct 2014

It seeks to me that the play calling gets a bit more conservative inside the red zone. I agree that Hyde and the offensive line from last year made that work well, but this team needs to keep it opened up, at least till the line reaches their potential and EzE puts on 10 or 15 lbs more muscle. 

Comment 05 Oct 2014

Up vote to you sir.  I was just about to write the same thing. Anyone that watches any significant football on Sundays can see that Braxton does not have the skills to be a great passer in that league. However, he is such a special talent, he could be nearly unstoppable in the slot position running and catching the ball. His durability is the only issue I see with him being successful at that position. It'd be quite a sight to see  a 6'2" 220# with his skill as a runner line up in the Percy position next year. Let the SEC sycophants crow about the Buckeyes "lack of speed" with that lineup. JT passing and Braxton catching and running after the catch. Gives me the chills just thinking about it. 

Comment 01 Oct 2014

JT will still have 3 years of eligibility left after this year. He is a smart guy and I'm sure he'd put another year of watching and learning from a potential Heisman winner (and National Champion?) to very good use. Also, we all know how difficult it's been for Braxton to get through a complete season without missing some time, given the beating he takes running the ball. It's a stretch to think Barrett wouldn't get some playing time behind Braxton. I can't think of a better position to be in than having Miller start and a "starter" backing him up. What a wonderful problem to have. Kinda like Guiton all over again, only better!!

Comment 11 Sep 2014

It's interesting to read all this stuff about where the team is or isn't going this year. The vast majority of the conversation is based, however on feelings and opinions and hopes. Speculating is fun, but at the end of the day, not much of it is worth a crap. Facts are what matter. The facts are clear. The offensive line is completely new, The best running back, the best linebacker, the best cornerback, the leading receiver, and the offensive player of the year in the BIG are gone. A freshman is manning the most important position on the team. The defense last year was statistically one of the worst in D1 football. When in the history of football has a team saddled with this list of facts been competing for a national championship? The closest I can think of was the Buckeyes in 68 with a bunch of sophomores (Kern, Stillwagon, Otis, Tatum, etc) leading the way .

The Bucks have talent, but it's young, inexperienced. We need to back away from the ledge and give these guys a chance to develop and the coaches to coach. 10 or 11 victories and competing for a championship in the watered down BIG should be seen as a most successful season. If 2015 and 2016 seasons don't produce the national championship caliber team what we all expect, it'll be time to panic. 

Comment 10 Sep 2014

I remember lots of stories about how Woody recruited. Some of his most successful recruiting came when he didn't talk to parents or recruits about football at all. Woody talked about his views on life and the importance of getting a good education and how much he loved Ohio State.  Maybe Urban has taken a page from his book.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

I think the coaching staff needs to get together, grab a few six packs, and have a marathon football watching session next Sunday. In one Sunday, you can see just about every defensive concept, and what works and doesn't work offensively against them. The Buckeye coaching staff appears to believe their scheme and the Buckeye's talent is so superior to the opponent that they can continue to run their "base" offense and be successful. That works against most of the teams on the schedule, but fails miserably when they face one with nearly equal talent and "something Urban's never seen in my years of coaching". Professional teams talent levels are all comparable. The differences between them are the coaching and strategy. The successful ones adapt and make changes to schemes when necessary. Till this staff figures this out, the Bucks will keep appearing to be outcoached in the close games.