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acBuckeye


Dallas, TX (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 29 July 2011 | Blog

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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.

Favorites

  • 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 25 Sep 2014
“He's a quiet trash-talker. He'll tweet it out, and he's going to do some of that trash that he shouldn't be doing. I've had to tell him about that too. Tone that down. Leave that alone. You don't need to be tweeting. Let these other idiots in the world do that.

Coming from the guy who released this book:

Comment 24 Sep 2014
how many of those have actually worked out in Ohio State's favor in terms of helping the team's standing going into bowl season?

But you want OSU to play the MAC four times a year?

Comment 24 Sep 2014

I like everything but the service academies. While it's a noble experience, playing them does absolutely nothing to make your football team better b/c of their style of play. Plus, you run the risk of actually losing to them. If they ran a more traditional offense, then I'd be on board.

Comment 23 Sep 2014

No, UCLA won the toss but elected to defer to the 2nd half. Teams always receive the 2nd half kickoff when they defer. They'd be stupid (or Texas) not to. So when the other team defers (like in this game), you want to start the game by receiving. But Texas did the dumb thing and kicked off instead.

Edit: Sorry Jed, I read your comment again and now I understand what you were saying. I had a Texas moment.

Comment 23 Sep 2014

I'd like to see more direct handoffs from the pistol formation, which they utilized well last season with Hyde. I realize we don't have a Hyde-type back on the team, but getting the young guys started downhill at the beginning of the play would allow them to see different holes open up, and take pressure off the line to sustain blocks on the longer-developing read-option game.

Comment 23 Sep 2014

And they won all these national championships back when our grandparents were kids.

Comment 22 Sep 2014

Yep. And whoever loses those matchups will hardly suffer, even if they get blown out.

For instance: LSU squeaked by a Wisky team in Week 1 that doesn't have a QB, and then were down 3 TD's at home this week before losing, yet are still in the top 20.

Comment 22 Sep 2014
"I thought I was dying," Meyer said. "Mentally, I was broke."

 "Bull crap! You wanted to leave us because you weren't bringing in the talent anymore and Tebow wasn't there!!" -- every Gator fan

Comment 18 Sep 2014

If Florida State was playing The Citadel this week, Winston would be missing the entire game.

Comment 17 Sep 2014
There was nobody even close to being as good on the field.

I think Guapo would say something about that.

Comment 17 Sep 2014
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 17 Sep 2014

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

Comment 16 Sep 2014

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???