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Bobcat04


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First started watching OSU sports during the '90 football season, when I was about 12. Loved it, and transitioned right into OSU basketball as well. I can truly say that Jimmy Jackson was my first sports hero. Wore his jersey so much that it ended up being my nickname at that time, even though I was a short white kid. My love for all things Scarlet and Grey led to matriculation to OSU in fall '96. Had some fun, breathed some helium with Block O, got arrested at Sloopy's partying with the ski club, but ultimately this homesick guy needed a place a little closer, so I transferred to OU in Athens, hence my handle on here. Obviously have a lot of love for both schools, but I made the best move for me, and have never stopped loving my Buckeyes.

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Comment 22 Jan 2015

If I could upvote more than once, I would. I know he is paying lip service to his new home, but I respectfully  disagree. 

Comment 16 Jan 2015

  The only untruth to this article is that the Wisconsin game was one of the 3 most difficult games of the year.  Wisconsin was a good bit under Michigan State this year.  The game, which JT Barrett owned, AT MSU this year was much more difficult than the Wisconsin B1G Championship game.  It seems for a while at least, the B1G East will have more challenging regular season games than whomever represents the West in the championship.  We would have been favored in the title game had Barrett not been injured the week before.  No one knew at the time that Cardale was capable of this level of play, except maybe the coaches.  The best win of the season that was not in the playoffs belonged to JT Barrett.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

I hope that whomever the starter is next year will have to have earned that spot in practice.  Honestly, with them both at 100%, I would take Barrett over Jones to start tomorrow.  Who is to say that with JT we wouldn't have won the whole thing?  And this is not even mentioning Braxton.  Someone is going to get pissed/transfer.

Comment 10 Jan 2015

That's my story.  Grew up watching OSU sports, and have never stopped being a fan, but OU was the place for me.  It always seemed like the Marching 110, in particular, hated TBDBITL.  I caught shit a couple of times for wearing OSU stuff Uptown.  It IS possible to love both, and I'm of course happy when the Bobcats do well.  Loved them beating scUM a couple years back in bball.  Wish I wasn't such an old timer and could have been on campus for that one!

Comment 05 Jan 2015

I'm with you.  It's a well-known fact that Urban identified the defensive line as the number one position group that was vital to competing with the best of the best in college football.  In his first couple of recruiting cycles, he was able to get top notch guys for the position.  Now that these guys are at the top of their game, and just about ready to move on, we have to "settle" and look for warm bodies just to fill the spot?  It's hard to believe, and a little disappointing.  First real trouble Urban/Pantoni seem to have had on the crootin front, and coming in the midst of a ton of on-field success.

Comment 03 Jan 2015

With this year's freshmen, and the incoming class next year, I think we have a really good young nucleus for a lot of future wins. I tend to agree about the seniors, though. They have hit their ceiling, and Matta is probably better served getting the youth experience. and as far as Matta, he has been way too good a coach to call for his head or anything...yet. I do think, however, that this year's team is in trouble, and may not make the tourney. 

Comment 28 Dec 2014

Here is what I said on the Buckshot about this very thing:

Here's what kind of slays me, even though it was somewhat predictable:  I haven't seen pro-Michigan posters on this site for a while. Even M Man seems to have gotten quiet. I'm not saying that they are not welcome, just in the spirit of the rivalry and sports discussion.  

  The second, THE SECOND, that Harbaugh is a done deal, here they come talking shit like relevance has just been handed to them before the cat even runs his first practice. Do I think he will do well at Michigan?  Probably. Do I think that the rivalry needs balance to be truly great?  Yes (though the dominance was a lot of fun, as was Michigan's incompetence during this period). But, no matter how this seems to validate their sorry ass lives, he hasn't even blown the whistle for Michigan, and here come the "Hail to the Victors" turds like we are supposed to magically be afraid of something.

  Congrats on your best chance yet to climb out of the toilet. Be happy with yourselves, by yourselves. We have a playoff to attend to... 

Comment 28 Dec 2014

Here's what kind of slays me, even though it was somewhat predictable:  I haven't seen pro-Michigan posters on this site for a while. Even M Man seems to have gotten quiet. I'm not saying that they are not welcome, just in the spirit of the rivalry and sports discussion.  

  The second, THE SECOND, that Harbaugh is a done deal, here they come talking shit like relevance has just been handed to them before the cat even runs his first practice. Do I think he will do well at Michigan?  Probably. Do I think that the rivalry needs balance to be truly great?  Yes (though the dominance was a lot of fun, as was Michigan's incompetence during this period). But, no matter how this seems to validate their sorry ass lives, he hasn't even blown the whistle for Michigan, and here come the "Hail to the Victors" turds like we are supposed to magically be afraid of something.

  Congrats on your best chance yet to climb out of the toilet. Be happy with yourselves, by yourselves. We have a playoff to attend to... 

Comment 18 Nov 2014

Woof. Don't we play Louisville this year?  Ouch. Potential, but this team is REALLY rough around the edges. Did not do the little things well at all. If they want to finish in the top half of the B1G, they need to clean things up badly. The shooting has improved, but that's it so far. 

Comment 15 Nov 2014

I'll play.  A win, first and foremost.  Beat a team that, if lacking for overall talent, was really well coached fundamentally.  Even maligned Jalin had 100 total yards, as DJ pointed out.  Everyone is feeling that "it should have been 38-14" or so, but the things we have to fix to make it so are really minor.  It was just a hair away from a game no one would be griping about.  Sometimes you have to win the grinders, and we did.  We are fully capable of hitting on all cylinders (see: MSU), and when we aren't we still won against a ranked team in 20 degrees with snow.  I'm not really displeased at all.

Comment 02 Nov 2014

I'm trying to temper my expectations for this year.  I'm trying to be honest here, and not a hater at all, but I don't really see them with a greater win total than last year.  I love what Shannon Scott brings as a true distributor and defender, but he has always been scoring challenged, and when he drives the paint, who does he dish to?  Amir? McDonald?  As stated above, it sounds like we still don't have a big that's more than a space eater.  D'Angelo has all the potential in the world, but is green, and will be asked to carry the scoring load almost immediately, which can be a lot for all but the most talented freshmen.  Slam is a senior who has been around the block and back, but until I see different, he has been streaky his whole career.  A LOT of what this team will be will depend on how fast the freshmen mature, and that is so hard to predict.  I see a lot of pieces that it is difficult to find an identity for.

  I hope D'Angelo sticks around for year two, as Grandstaff will bring some shooting, and Giddens will give us a presence down low, along with the VT transfer kid (I apologize for forgetting his name).  By that time, this year's freshmen will no longer be freshmen, and I think a solid team will form.  This year though, I still see a lot of the same flaws that last year's squad had.  Of course, that doesn't mean I'm not going to watch all I can and enjoy!  :-)

Comment 28 Oct 2014

Upvotes all around from a Wheelersburg Pirate.  I can't hardly believe East has a couple of guys with all that size.  I remember Portsmouth a couple of years ago had the Cadogan brothers who went to PSU and saw a lot of playing time.  I'm having a hard time remembering when an SOC I team had a lot of DI talent though.  For those who are unfamiliar with our area, East is honestly a very small school.  In fact, I don't think there is a school in the county that is larger than DIV right now.  You can't teach size though, and sounds like this kid has the right mind-set.

Comment 08 Oct 2014

I guess I am one that agrees that most of UM's problems are a direct results of a bad football hire.  They have reruited well (until the recent mire has slowed it down), upgraded their facilities, and upped the pay to their assistants ala the SEC.  Some people are just built to run a program.  Alabama sucked until Saban showed up.

  I even agree with MMan and RichRod's handling.  He was never given a chance, and they showed improvement from one year to the next, unlike Hoke, who has shown regression.  The year that Hoke had a respectable team, he did it with Rodriguez' holdovers.

  Also, not football, but didn't Brandon hire Belein?  He was a knockout hire who has done wonders for their basketball program.  Opposite of Dantonio and Sparty, Belein has turned the tables on Izzo in the Mitten State.

  One more nugget.  Gene got, what, $20-$30,000 for the women's crew team winning the national championship?  We on here kind of chuckled, thinking that, yeah, it was probably excessive for something that was like winning the scratchoff lottery for old Gene.  If we were a national punchline, and a shade of the glory years in football, this type of thing would have been brought up.

  I just think it was a bad football hire.   

Comment 04 Oct 2014

They said Curtis Samuel is not available today either. I hate people getting dinged up. Hope EzE and co. will get the job done without him. 

Comment 24 Sep 2014

2011 for me.  No one individual star as good as some of the young talent on the '07 team (except maybe Sully), but that team, when on, was devastating.  I've never seen Bo Ryan Wisconsin's pants pulled down as bad as in the season finale.  They were made to look like a junior high team.  It was unreal.  The Bucks were just shredding teams in the B1G and NCAA tourneys.  Until UK.  That is up there with some of the football upsets for me, and by far the most painful basketball loss since the '92 Michigan final 8 game.  It was HORRIBLE.  Just shows that one off night can just kill you in the tourney.

Comment 20 Sep 2014

Yup.  Said it after the game.  This VT team is not good at all.  To hear Texas Tom Herman describe it, VT's defense was like the freaking steel curtain.  There is no way in hell OSU should have lost that game, and no way in hell they would have even 4 years ago.  This staff has failed to prepare superior talent to play at even GT or ECU's level.  They need to figure out exactly why OSU is the paperest of paper tigers these days, and exactly what needs to be done, because in the Meyer era they have been consistently soft as a rotten pumpkin.  And all they have given is excuses.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

Wish I could upvote this more than once. Lol at all these people that thought VT was good. We just tanked against a horrible team

Comment 10 Sep 2014

Yup. Just in time for what has become the daily dose of bad news about OSU football/bball. Ah, I long for the days of 5-6 years ago. Sure would be nice to have something to feel good about, but whipping horribly overmatched Kent State is probably not going to do it. 

Comment 08 Sep 2014

I agree with everyone above that is tired of coachspeak when it comes to this. "It's not a good gauge of where we are right now" does not cut it for every game. Sooner or later you have to go out and beat the team across the field no matter who they are, or if they have put in a wrinkle or two just for you. VT is not gimmicky. They have a bevy of young players who went out and executed a good game plan. If OSU had done that, they would have won. 

  I don't think Urban has to call anyone out. Everyone saw the game. What he has to figure out is why in his third year here he has been unable to field a defense who can stop anyone who is not totally inept at moving a football. He has to figure out why his wideouts have looked good on paper, but cannot loosen a defense at all. He has to figure out why he always seems to be at a decided schematic disadvantage against teams with a pulse. Other teams have to deal with inexperience at positions all the time. That's college football. 

"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is like "The Urban Who Cried Improvement". Sooner or later no one will believe you anymore if they can't see it with their eyes.