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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Being part of my high schools first ever playoff win last year against Bishop Watterson.
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Comment 20 Dec 2014
Too young to run zone. I also believe they are not long enough. Athletic guards allow teams to play man. Not sure why they made the change. Better make the change back. The bucks are young. No reason to get excited. However some growth needs to become evident. Big 10 is coming and will not be forgiving
Comment 11 Dec 2014
The 2 players I really noticed were Corey Smith and Frazier. Smith was having himself a heck of a game before he got booted. Which was a horrible call. I'm really glad the D got that TD on Wiscy's next possession. Frazier was in Wiscy's back field all night long. That's going to be great if he is able to continue playing like that. O-lines won't roll their protections to Bosa all night long if Frazier is making them pay for it.
Comment 09 Nov 2014
Let's remember German Buck. He's still a sophomore. I know Marshall has played pretty consistently, but it takes some longer than others. He made a great grab for a td late in the game. Not quitting on him at all. What does worry me a bit is tackling. On the season, the team had a combined 32 missed tackles. After last night, they may have added a 3rd of that to their total. When the competition increases, fundamentals have to increase. Perry didn't play the greatest last night. He missed some tackles and took bad angles multiple times. Minnesota is scary. Buckeyes going up against another stud of a rb. Oh yeah, we won!
Comment 26 Oct 2014
First, Bosa is a man! More importantly, why is it when the lights are the brightest the coaching staff goes into their shells? Play calls at one point was 29 runs to 9 passes. That's horrible play calling. No balance, no rhythm and I believe the offense suffered because of it. Hats off to Penn State. But damn, the Buckeyes were their own worse enemy... again....
Comment 27 Sep 2014
I'm tired of seeing all the bitchin about OSU's secondary. They are starting two new safeties. One a true sophomore with 5 games experience. Oh, and he is learning a new scheme. Which takes more than 4 games. One corner; Grant, is a work in progress, who as a senior is learning a new scheme. New rules, new reads. It won't happen over night. The other corner is on spin cycle. Seems like the Ash is trying to figure out who the other guy is going to be. Yes, poor tackling is annoying. Something that truly needs fixing. I'm pretty sure the coaches know that as well. Let's be happy that the OSU offense racked up 45 first downs and 700 yds.
Comment 12 Sep 2014
At what point in time, can we question someone's intelligence? And at what point do we question the leadership in the locker room? And it doesn't stop at the coaches. Players need to keep players accountable. I think it is pretty obvious now, that Mr. Spence has an issue... I hope he gets the help he needs, however he wouldn't play the rest of the year. This truly is a sad story.
Comment 31 Aug 2014
Navy runs the triple option better than any other team running it. They'll average 370+ yards a game. Just like always. We can sit on our couches and talk about assignment football, but unless you have actually played against it, you have no clue. And neither do I. Why do you think McMillan didn't play? There was probably a lot of film watch and note taking during the last month. But, there isn't a team with a scout offense that will run it effectively. Missed tackles are fixable. Angles are fixable. We won't see this offense again, it's better to leave it be.
Comment 30 Aug 2014
Well, 1st half wasn't pretty. However, good signs from the D. The Bucks weren't going to stop Navy's run game. No one does. Diesel had a great game. Bennett had a great game. There were some great hits by the d! I think the D is definitely the strength this year. The O took a bit. 4 new lineman does that. Barrett looked like a redshirt freshman. Otherwise, great game. Doesn't run like Braxton, however, I think he is a much better passer. Bring on Va. Tech! Great atmosphere at the Shoe! I think the D looks much better! Can't wait
Comment 13 Jul 2014

I thought his last pass was the best of the clip. Otherwise, his receivers were wide open. Its good its early, the defense looked lost. The corner route was good, he led the receiver to the open spot (which was everywhere). Once he learns to keep his throwing arm higher, his accuracy will improve. Looks like a solid recruit!

Comment 22 Apr 2014

Didn't 11w have a story about two months ago concerning EGW and an incident? Another thing, why did the other kid want to fight him? I'll be interested to see what the whole story is. But right now, I'm losing interest in this kid. At some point HE needs to realize the opportunity he has and do what he can to avoid the BS of high school.

Comment 05 Apr 2014

Well, I was going to ask who #5 was. However, after reading through the posts, its McMillain. He is huge! He already looks the part. Wonder if he'll play with the collar or just uses it during practices to lessen the stress on his shoulders. Hope to see him on the field this fall!

Comment 05 Apr 2014

Love this drill! All about impact and leverage. Eze won both! Made better impact, allowing him to get lower, giving him all the leverage! Hopefully, the position coaches use this as bit of a coaching tool as well. A lot of fun to watch! Even better for players to learn from

Comment 20 Mar 2014

As long as Matta sticks to his defense first mentality, there aren't going to be many freshman who see playing time. I understand there are nuances to playing D. Understanding screens, when to help, standing tall in the lane. Effort on D is huge as well. However, Matta has proven his way works. Just hoping the bucks find scorers who play D!