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bakerjon


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Comment 29 Sep 2014

I was happy to see the coaches taking some blame here. It's been mentioned several times on this site that the players are called out, and now we see Meyer calling out his defensive coaches. I believe it will get fixed, but it first lands on the coaches. We have more talent than ever. Coaches gotta get 'em ready

Comment 27 Sep 2014

Waiting for the down votes, but Zach Smith won't be the WR coach next year. Players aren't developing quickly enough. The dropped passes are embarrassing. Meyer will find someone to do it better. 

Comment 27 Sep 2014

I hate _ichigan. Let's just get that out there. But Hoke should go now. The brand of football they are playing is embarrassing to their university, the B1G and any rivals including tOSU. The disregard for player safety should be the last straw. I thought they would let him go to the end of thisyear, but with this, they should end it now. That is horrible!

Comment 27 Sep 2014

There were a few penalties, but the OL did a great job tonight. I've been critical of them this year, but props where they are due. Offense rolled, and they are the reason why. 700yds of offense - it could have been more had it not been for those bad drops. Gotta clean that up. 

Defense.....

Comment 27 Sep 2014

It was oddly reminiscent of what he did in the spring game that led to a pass for like -20 yds on a side armed throw while falling down. That is why I was a big fan of Barrett becoming the backup, and now the starter over Jones. He doesn't take care of the football. Granted...the center put him in a bad position, but like it was said above roll out and throw it away. 

Comment 26 Sep 2014
The 46 bear or double eagle cover 0 is not magic. The thing that exposed the OSU offense it's stopping the run and forcing it to be pass first offense, primarily by exploiting weaknesses in the middle of the line. This can be accomplished in other ways. That was an effective way to do it with the personnel Bud Foster has. Whether Cincy uses that method or not is irrelevant. OSU needs to find ways to keep 8-9 players out of the box and get the ground game going. Stretching the field vertically with our WR may not always be an option. Herman constantly talks about stretching the field, but we rarely see it. Hopefully that changes. I'm confident we will.
Comment 20 Sep 2014

Krenzel, Hawk, and Laurinitis. No particular order as the kids say. I'm actually looking at all of their autographed photos on my wall as I type from my office.

Troy Smith is a close 4th and Mike Doss would round out the top 5.

Gotta give a least a s/o to Joel Penton though. He was representin my home town of VW

Comment 18 Sep 2014

13 had a great season and was very special for that team. You are correct!  I just think Krenzel had an important part of that whole teams demeanor and way of doing business.  Oh, and this...

It seems interesting that 13 was on the sidelines standing behind Tressel for this play

Comment 17 Sep 2014

Thought is one highly rated passer and one Athlete we aren't sure will play QB are coming in the same class. One has had some off the field issues in HS. Both are great talents and highly rated.

Comment 17 Sep 2014

It's a fair point that it's early with Collier. I have nothing against the guy and don't put too much weight on stars. I'm listening to "Coach Speak" here.  "He's a developmental guy." That is coach speak for "He's way behind the others." They are recruiting over him, and some amazing talents. 

Unless JTB4 falls apart or one of the new recruits just sets the world on fire, J.T. will be starting many games at OSU. A 3yr Collier with 1-2 yr of eligiblity or a 2yr Gibson/Burrow with 2-3 yrs eligibility, who are they gonna choose?  

Comment 17 Sep 2014

Everything rises and falls on leadership. QB is a position of leadership on the team. Krenzel lead that team, heart and soul to a NC.  Not saying Smith wasn't a good leader. 

Comment 16 Sep 2014

My this site has quickly turned on Dontre Wilson. I like Jalin's shake and size a little better, but man, Wilson is still a great weapon. It's a luxury to have them both...an embarrassment of riches as they say. Let's not get down on the kid because he hasn't taken one to the house just yet. I'd like to thank the coaches for putting them both on the field and finding a way to get the most out of them.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

IF Miller comes back in 2015 (still in doubt IMO), and JTB4 has a solid season (still in doubt IMO, but looking good), I believe Jones transfers (he didn't come to play school after all). Collier might as well, and probably should as he won't likely see the field. Burrow and Gibson, hmmm, some thing smacks of Zwick and Smith there for me. Anyone else have that thought?

Don't forget 2017 Danny Clark is just around the corner...

Comment 10 Sep 2014

I don't think the B1G can fix the B1G's problems. As stated above, the problem is the quality of players and coaches in the league. Hazell, Beckman, Ferentz, really shouldn't be coaching in the B1G any more (Wilson is on alert). Other than Franklin and UFM, elite players are not even considering the B1G programs. Even Dantonio has problems getting the really elite unless they are in his backyard. He will get more of the elite *ichigan and Ohio players while Hoke is up there. Really the B1G is likely the last place an elite player will look to go play football. 

That said, my thought is that another conference needs to win a National Title in order to get kids looking elsewhere away from the SEC programs. If any conference other than the SEC wins a NT 2 years in a row, kids will start looking around again. Frankly Alabama and Auburn have kids stacked on their benches that will never see the light of day who could start at most if not all B1G schools. Depressing!  FSU winning last year kinda helps but they are basically an SEC program. If another conference, say the Pac-12 (come on Oregon), wins this year, that would be good. We have to get the focus off the SEC schools in order for players to look elsewhere and bring some parity back to College Football. 

Unfortunately the B1G is not going to be able to do that this year.  OSU may have a shot next year to do it with Braxton back, more maturity on the line and skilled positions, and another year for the Defense under Coach Ash. 

Comment 09 Sep 2014

I actually know Mike from my professional career. He is a great leader, charismatic, but humble. Something he didn't mention is that while we were in the midst of building a great company about ready for a sale for a big price that would make him wealthy, he elected to serve in the Army Reserve. They sent him to Iraq where he served for over a year. We were sad to see him go, but proud of what he was doing. 

Mike has taught me a few things. One of those things is not to be shy about sharing your passion. I remember sitting in Mike's office for my interview with the company. I asked him what his vision for the company was. He spent the next hour telling me where they were going and how they were going to get there. He was passionate, compelling. There was no way I was going to say "No" to their offer. I've tried to do the same in areas where I am passionate as well.

Try to talk to Mike about football and he kinda kicks the dirt and says "That was a long time ago." Mike Lanese is one of the good guys. We are proud to have him as a Buckeye!