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AJW_16


Columbus (via Dayton)

Member since 17 February 2013 | Blog

A plant biology researcher, biology teaching assistant, environmentalist, and a die-hard fan of the Buckeyes.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Dual moments: OSU football - 2002 Michigan game. Xavier basketball - 2008 Sweet Sixteen game vs. West Virginia (Xavier grad).
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: A. J. Hawk
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Josh Duncan (XU)
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 02 Dec 2016

I think it depends on if PSU can hit their deep passes that have marked their success this season, something that Wiscy is really good at limiting. This is a super intriguing match up.

Comment 02 Dec 2016

S&P+ has this as a virtual tossup, with Wiscy holding a 51% win expectancy. The only good defenses that PSU has played has really shut them down too. Give me the badgers in a close one.

Comment 15 Nov 2016

Do you get the sense that this is a revenge game when you're around the team, since MSU was the only team to beat OSU last year? I know that Ohio State will have a super emotional test in two weeks, but I was wondering if there is a little extra motivation for MSU this year given what happened last year.

Comment 01 Nov 2016

Even though that paper headline is lame, I thought that MSU acquitted itself nicely on Saturday. UM definitely did take their foot off of the gas...but man, with some better offensive coaching that second half could have at least become a bit more interesting.

I came away very impressed with NW all around as well. Good on them for turning around their season after a tough start.

Comment 31 Oct 2016

Informative write-up, Kyle. I was discouraged during the game on Saturday, but in the days since I've walked back from the ledge, and the fact that such a young team has essentially had to change a part of its offensive identity mid-season provides a good reason why they sputter at times. I don't think this team is going to be CFP good, but I'm hoping to see improvement thru the end of the season. I do feel as if the O-line took a step forward this week. Granted PSU and Wisconsin have better defenses than NW, but it was at least good to see them hold their own against a team with a pulse.

I think so much of the fanbase's angst is coming from having to re-set expectations for this team. The way that I'm looking at it is that these reps will be nearly priceless for the young guys going into next season. Maybe that isn't the thing we want to hear, but I think it's where we are at.

Comment 27 Oct 2016

I think it was pretty reasonable to assume that PSU would have gameplaned quite a bit for OSU tendencies during their bye week (Kyle provided good insight into this on this week's dubcast FYI). What is surprising to me is that (1) it didn't seem like the offensive coaching staff anticipated that and (2) there weren't a ton of adjustments to what PSU was doing. Running the same play over and over isn't gonna get it done.

Also, seems like the speed option has become this year's "Braxton Miller wildcat." At one point on Saturday they called speed option to Weber two times in a row (no gain first time, 5 yard loss second time) and I nearly threw my remote through the TV screen.

Comment 25 Oct 2016

What's up with Johnnie Dixon? I know he has had injury issues - are those still bothering him? Or is he just part of the WR group behind Noah Brown who can't separate themselves from each other (or opposing DBs)?

Comment 25 Oct 2016

In all seriousness I doubt that...but I feel as if this offense has the potential to reach 2013 defense levels, in which case someone may be given the Everett Whithers treatment.

Comment 25 Oct 2016

Reading the tea leaves of Meyer's and the players' comments, I think that the offense honestly thought they were gonna run all over PSU Saturday night. When that didn't happen, I think you saw the entire offensive gameplan devolve into a shitty episode of "Meerkat Manor." And then when they had a 21-7 lead I think the only thing of Urban's mind was to GTFO of Happy Valley ASAP.

I dunno. Loses during the Urban Era have usually been healthy in the long run - I felt that way after Clemson, Va Tech, and MSU last year - but I can't shake the feeling that something else is pretty wrong with this offense. We'll see.

Comment 25 Oct 2016

Bucky has had Nebraska's number ever since they left the B12. I don't see why this one would be any different. Badgers win and cover.

Comment 25 Oct 2016

Remember how self-righteous and incredulous Michigan fans were when Urban went for two twice against Buffalo?

Comment 24 Oct 2016

I'm finding the reaction to this loss a little...odd. I mentioned this in the presser article, but I can't tell if Meyer is really mad and is totally putting guys through the ringer, or if he has perhaps seen this offense as average with a ceiling no where close to 2014. I dunno, I know that the coaching staff doesn't want to dwell too much on what was an all-around dumb loss, but I was expecting Meyer, who is usually very blunt, to address at least a few of the shortcomings in that game in some more detail. Just getting a weird vibe all around, I guess.

Comment 24 Oct 2016

Anyone else frustrated with the lack of tempo? Seems like every play OSU would rush to the line and then look to the sidelines, allowing the crowd a few extra second to get reved up even more and giving the PSU defense the opportunity to recognize tendencies. I know that your playcalling gets more restrictive when you go up tempo, but it seems like that would have been a good way to get into a rhythm and keep PSU of-balance.

Saturday was the most frustrating loss since 09 USC, IMO. Blah. 

Comment 18 Oct 2016

What are your (and other 11W staffers) thoughts on advanced CFB stats like S&P+ and F/+? There is some discussion among the commentariat that references these stats, but do you guys every use them in previews/analysis pieces?