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acBuckeye


Dallas, TX (via Columbus, OH)

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Born in Columbus, family moved to Texas at 3 years old and been here ever since. Dad graduated from Ohio State, so naturally, the choice of my fandom was easy to make.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Cie Grant slinging Ken Dorsey to the grass like a cheap doll, and watching the football flutter helplessly to the turf. Commence celebration.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman, Mike Doss
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Scoonie Penn, Deshaun Thomas
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 2 hours ago
There was nobody even close to being as good on the field.

I think Guapo would say something about that.

Comment 4 hours ago
Hopefully Todd Gurley keeps bulldozing the SEC, because Jameis Winston matching Archie Griffin's record would be an abomination.

The fact that Winston even won one Heisman is an abomination. The kid is a ticking time bomb. He also just so happens to have a very punchable face.

Comment 6 hours ago

They were also very well prepared, and executed their game plan flawlessly. I'd say that's what worked more than anything else.

Comment 22 hours ago

Fair point.... but I seem to remember Jordan also being able to dig down deep within himself and find his own motivation. He hated losing more than anyone else he went up against and did whatever it took to win. He took the approach of wanting to crush the soul of his opponent. That approach doesn't rely on "haters" saying things about him. 99% of the stuff he heard was probably praising him for how good he was anyway. (BTW - I know the whole "he was cut from HS" story)

But I do agree in that everyone is different in terms of motivation. This is just my view. Team sports are tricky b/c you have so many individuals that draw inspiration from different factors. Those factors can also change as we age.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

I agree in that it's getting more and more difficult to keep other teams from scoring, even if you have a great defense. I mean, not even Alabama has been able to do it, although they've been the best at it in recent years. The quicker you score, the more possessions the other team will have. Your D will get gassed at some point.

But the "someone" you're talking about that will move to a traditional ball control offense already exist. Sparty and Stanford are already having great success with this, obviously. Their style really cuts down on possessions for the game, and makes the other team remain patient. It's a big reason why Tresselball was so successful for us. I think you will eventually see more teams move back to a more traditional, pro-style offense b/c right now, teams like Stanford and Sparty are rarities in today's college game, and thus can be difficult for defenses to prepare for since they don't see that style very often anymore.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

I never bought the "angry team" stuff. If you need to find motivation from what other people are doing and saying in a negative light, you need to find something else to do. You should be able to motivate yourself enough to go out and give it everything you have every game, without having to read or hear other people say how much you suck.

Finding motivation from a positive source, however, is much different.

Comment 16 Sep 2014
But like I said, Ohio State won't need their defense to pitch a shutout.

But it would be glorious if they did.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Guapo was the first tailback in Meyer's head coaching career to eclipse the 1000-yard mark rushing. Not only that, but had he not missed the first couple of games, Hyde could've pushed close to 2000 yards. Before Hyde, and since he left, Meyer never had/doesn't have a big tailback to turn around and hand it off to 25+ times a game.

With the amount of success Hyde had under Meyer, it still baffles me why Meyer seems to NOT prefer those types of backs in his offense. Why???

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Marshall has been much more impressive to me than Wilson so far.

Comment 12 Sep 2014
need to stop outthinking ourselves and play to our strengths.

Herman has developed a penchant for NOT doing this in tight games against good teams.

Comment 12 Sep 2014

From the fingerprint words article, I fully expected to see banger or and so forth in there somewhere.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

You may have seen more of that Florida team than me. But I saw enough of that team, and have seen enough of the 2014 Buckeyes to realize that JT Barrett is down the list when it comes to most alarming concerns.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

Take away the sacks and Barrett had over 100 rushing yards against Tech. He led them against Navy too. He's obviously not as explosive as Miller, but I think your comparison to Florida is, quite frankly, terrible.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

But there are a TON of ways which you can beat the kind of pressure Tech was bringing on Saturday other than screens and slants. What about double TE sets? What about having 2 RBs in the backfield? How about rolling Barrett out to the right instead of to the left, which they did twice..... despite the fact HE'S A RIGHT-HANDED QB!! Hitch routes. Curls. Quick outs.

Instead we stayed in our zone-read offense the whole game, ran play-action, and it wasn't fooling anybody b/c they were blitzing on every play regardless.

I'm ready for Saturday to get here.............

Comment 09 Sep 2014

We get what you're saying, and we respect that......

You (and every other article written about him) mentioned that Herman is a GENIUS, however I believe it is the definition of INSANITY where you keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results, ie. throwing bombs against man coverage, calling pass plays that take too long to develop, NOT using the TEs, NOT establishing the run......

Saying he's insane is a bit over the top, I realize, but do you understand our frustration? Not to mention the 24 game streak, which is ridiculously impressive, wasn't exactly murderers row.

Arguably the 3 best teams that Herman/Meyer have faced since they've been here have beaten them. Two of those teams had defenses/game plans that really put our offense in tough spots (and you could even make an argument for Clemson as well), and Herman for the most part wilted under pressure when the team needed him the most.

That's all we're saying. Not asking for him to be fired, just want him to make adjustments and to come through when it matters most against the best competition.

Yes I'm an armchair QB..... and yes, I could see that the slant and quick passing game would neutralize Tech's defensive pressure. It doesn't take a GENIUS to figure that out.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

I took his bark comment as a reference to the whole team. His comments last season were directly at the WRs.

And not knocking the kid, but what exactly have you seen from Dontre to label him a superstar? So far, I view him as a major disappointment.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

Very true, but the best way to overcome that perception is to start winning the types of games the conference lost on Saturday.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

From what I've seen so far from him, Mike Thomas is the only guy on the receiving corps that has walked what he's talked. He called out the group last season and has basically said this season "see guys, this is how you do it."

He needs to be targeted 10 times a game.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

Not this season obviously, but what about TTUN beating Notre Dame?

Comment 08 Sep 2014

When not using sarcasm font goes wrong.....

My point was that the O-line did such a poor job protecting, that no matter what pass play was called, Barrett had very little time to make a throw, much less a read.

I would've liked to have seen a couple more screens, but I agree that slants were probably the way to go. You are allowed to call slant plays from the sidelines.....

Comment 08 Sep 2014

Yeah, and Barrett had Tech's entire defensive roster in his face when he made the throw. It was pretty apparent that play took too long to develop.....