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AndyVance 12th Warrior


Reynoldsburg, Ohio (via Hillsboro, Ohio)

Member since 22 October 2012 | Blog

Advertising sales professional, broadcaster, writer and professional speaker.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being in the stadium when Ohio State defeated Arkansas in the now redacted Sugar Bowl.
    Close second: being in the stadium for Kenny G's near-miraculous last-minute drive against Purdue.
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: The '80s-'90s era Los Angeles Lakers
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 3 hours ago

Actually, I"m of the mind that the only way for Purdue to get better is to let Hazell have another three, four, or maybe even 10 years. Changing head coaches every two or three seasons is only going to keep them mired in mediocrity, because they aren't suddenly going to wake up with an Urban Meyer caliber coach on their doorstep. Better to maintain continuity, let the man build his system, upgrade their facilities (thank you BTN money!), and start recruiting better and better players.

Comment 3 hours ago

"Chris is the one that brought it to Coach Fickell and myself. We were a very average tackling team, he was persistent and we went from an average tackling team to the fewest missed tackles under Chris."

This is perhaps the single most important thing that happened in the Meyer era prior to this season, from a coaching standpoint. We were a pretty poor tackling team - think of how many times you threw your hat at the TV because Bradley Roby tried to blow a guy up instead of putting him on the turf (and Roby wasn't the only one, just the one I remember yelling at the most).

Comment 4 hours ago

He's not answering questions about it because the discussion beyond what he said in the post is between him and the coaches. Discretion, as they say, is the better part of valor. I credit him for not airing any theoretical dirty laundry in public - it displays a refreshing level of maturity (or good parenting, perhaps). Any questions he gets on this are going to largely be an effort to get him to say something untoward about the Ohio State coaching staff, so he's heading that off at the pass.

Comment 4 hours ago

When Urban was talking about this, he said something about the rationale for an early signing period being that so many kids are decommitting, to which he responded, "So what? Let them decommit 100 times if that's what it takes." Talked about the idea that 16- and 17-year-old kids aren't necessarily ready to make the decision on where to spend the next 3-5 years of their lives, so waiting until their senior year makes a lot more sense for everyone involved.

Comment 5 hours ago

That sounds right - a BTN-acceptable version of Skip or Stephen A. without being completely batshit crazy and while also actually knowing something about football in general.

Comment 6 hours ago

Revsine has grown on me, for sure. The first season I was pretty much "meh," but I think he's come into his own. Howard and DiNardo are tolerable.

Comment 6 hours ago

Kind of like Glenn Mason at Minnesota. They've never recovered from that one.

Perfect example. We look at Cooper as our 40 years in the wilderness, but in reality, most schools would kill to have our "down" years. Coach Mason should have retired up there, though in all honesty I'm one of the few people on these boards who enjoy him as a BTN analyst.

Comment 8 hours ago

You're right on about LSU making a big mistake here. They should have held to their convictions and canned him in the offseason, if they felt that was the right thing, but moreover they should have stuck with the Mad Hatter and helped him figure out what it was going to take to get back to the mountaintop. Your examples of Bowden, Paterno and Beamer are all quite apt... and in reality, we can look at Miles as LSU's version of Earle Bruce... won 10 games a season (9 in Earle's case), but even winning at such a consistent clip wasn't good enough 10 years in. Fascinating timing that Miles is fired the same week Earle is dotting the I... the universe is funny that way, I suppose.

Comment 8 hours ago
The mention of Indiana as a potential destination is interesting. Kevin Wilson's system is such that he could make quite a career there and put up a truckload of points. Working on my MBA at Kelley, I'm kind of rooting for the Hoosiers to prevail here, though I'm not eager to see young Mr. Clark playing in the B1G East. Best of luck to him, for sure, and hat's off for handling this announcement with such grace and class.