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acBuckeye


Dallas, TX (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 29 July 2011 | Blog

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 21 hours ago

I mostly agree with this. However, I will say that Urban is one of the best coaches in the country at making halftime adjustments. It seems like in most of the matchups over the past 4 years against good teams, if the game was still in doubt at the half, he made the necessary adjustments in the 2nd half to allow his team's talent to take over. Most of the time it's just small little nuances, ie. blocking assignments or attacking the defense from a slightly different angle.

But he definitely has some tendencies that the opposition can take advantage of.

Comment 01 Feb 2016

I honestly wasn't as surprised with the '15 loss like most people probably were, just simply based on the fact of how the offense/QB situation had gone all season to that point. Now granted, I also didn't expect the game plan to be what it was either, but that's been discussed ad nauseam already.

However, the '13 BTCCG loss crushed me. Winning 24 in a row with not even a conference title to show for it hurt really bad.

Comment 27 Jan 2016
America was deprived of that Ohio State–Alabama rematch!

I can at least guarantee OSU wouldn't have been blanked 38-0. Yes, I'm still salty. I tip my cap to Sparty for taking advantage of terrible coaching, and winning the LOS in the 4th quarter, but nobody can ever convince me the 2015 Ohio State Buckeyes weren't one of the top 4 teams in the country.

**has flashbacks to the '96 and '98 teams** 

Comment 15 Jan 2016

I wouldn't worry too much about that. I'd say all but Apple, Powell and Jalin made the right choice to go pro. But even Powell and Apple have been forecast as first day picks, so I can't hate on their decisions at all.

Braxton was learning a brand new position against the highest level competition in college ball. What did he expect? Our best WR, Thomas, didn't get targeted enough either. That's just how it goes when you have so many play-makers.

I'm more angry at how a coaching staff that put that roster together and won a title with it, found a way to mismanage the hell out of that roster this past season, including the worst offensive output of Meyer's career. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN?!?!?

Comment 12 Jan 2016

Because everyone in their right mind knows who the better team is.

Comment 12 Jan 2016

This makes perfect sense.

Sorry, I should have clarified.

Comment 12 Jan 2016

So Stanford didn't play Stanford football for 2 games, including an awful loss to a not-very-good NW team, and OSU's only loss was to a playoff team, yet the Trees are ranked higher. And on a neutral field, OSU just obliterated the same team they needed a last-second FG to beat at home. This makes perfect sense.

Comment 12 Jan 2016

Everything you said is true, and yes it still hurts.... bad. But might I suggest just wearing your "85 YTTHOTS" shirt with pride. That way all those inbreds will get to be reminded every day who the first Undisputed Champs were. 

Look, we may never get over the fact that one of the most, if not THE most, talented Ohio State teams ever didn't get to defend their title. But I'd be willing to bet that Urban learned another lesson this year that he will then be able to use to fuel his future teams back to the top. He's a master at adaptation. Did he mess up at times this season? Of course, but I still like our chances to return to the promised land. There's a 100+ other programs that can't say that.

Comment 12 Jan 2016

I can't help but think that our defense would've slowed down either of those offenses a little more last night. I certainly know our coverage units wouldn't have played that bad. Watson was incredible, but again, I'd have loved to see what JT, Zeke and Co. could've done to either of those defenses.

The Evil Empire has risen again. The Chase is back on. Just the way I like it.