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  • SPORTS MOMENT: I was at the shoe when Kieth Byars ran out of his shoe for his fourth touchdown that day. Best day spent with my son at a preseason game prior to his departure for Afghanistan. Four sons all in the military one deployed, one comes home next week, one back from Iraq for a year now and the youngest (fourth) probably will now not have to go.

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Comment 21 Nov 2014

Last night/afternoon on the ESPN CFB show Mark May stated we should be a top 4 team based on our last few games. I do not have the specifics, but I was watching it live. Spoke wll of tOSu and JTBarrett.

Comment 20 Nov 2014

Well, I am not going to complain. My son just called and he has us two tickets for this weekends game vs UI. B deck so out of the expected rain.

Woo hoo........., or whatever the hell you younger guys say.

Comment 19 Nov 2014

He might even get two this year, both EZE and JT may crack 1000 yards rushing this year. JT is sitting at 790 something right now.

Comment 17 Nov 2014

Especially true when it is 15 degrees at the time. There is not one critic of Jalin's that could have held onto that ball if they got whacked like that. Not one.

He will learn from that and will get better because of it.

The punt  fumble, did anyone else notice that at the last second he tried to back up a little, wind pushed the ball higher into his chest and it bounced/ricocheted of the "breast plate?" of his should pads.

Two small occurences got him. a great block helmet to the ball as he leaped over two defenders, and a gust of wind. Experience, both more exp, and from these two incidents will make him a better player. Frickin cold weather causes turnovers. Nebby and Wisky had 10 turnovers in their game, similar temp conditions, and neither of those teams turn the ball over much. Let's at least credit the weather some for these turnovers.

Comment 17 Nov 2014

It would help tremendously if Bennet would quit over running his position allowing ther RB to go right past him over and over and over. Look at the tape. Both bosa and Bennet are overpursuing allowing the inside run game to get past them.

Concentrate on closing down the line and let the LB's make the tackles that are not in your area to defend. Of course they still have to push the O-line back and biust outside run plays.  The sacks will still be there on pass plays. Learn to defend pass as a pass play, and the run play as a run play.

Just frickin stay in your position on run plays and the LB's will do better.

Comment 17 Nov 2014

Really? boren was a senior FB, whom converted mid-season to a college MLB, had not played that position for four years (High school), but Fickell did nothing to develope him? Tripe.

Armstroa...Mr. Fire Fickell your logic is a steaming pile. No great D's in years. Go check the record books, then,

Oh hell what's the point.

A man whom defends himslef has an idiot for a client........

Comment 17 Nov 2014

Agreed +2. Saw same thing Miny will not beat Wisky, but should beat Neb, but that game is at Nebrasky.

As usual Wisky run game is strong. Will be our biggest challenge to the D all year.

We will have to outscore Wisky to win. They are going tpo be able to run on us.

All the complaints about tOSU's turnovers. IT WAS VERY COLD!

Nebby and Wisky had 10 turnovers in their COLD game as well. TO's happen in extreme cold weathter, moreso when we have not played in those games and all of our ball carriers were FR, R-
Fr and So's, so not much extreme cold experience. They will get better.

Comment 17 Nov 2014

That INT was all on the receiver, did not even try to play pass D when he knew he was not going to catch it.

Was a bad call as well, trying to go for the throat, changed the entire 1st half game momentum. We should have stayed with ball control and ran out the clock and score. We should have been up 28-0 at the half except for those two key turnovers.

Comment 13 Nov 2014

Your OSU/MSU breakdown post game this week, was excellent. This one is as good if not better.

Ross, your work here is top notch, better htan you can get o any site pay or otherwise.

Thank you for another great article.

Comment 13 Nov 2014

Yep, those commercials are funny as hell.

01. all the bitching each week after and OSU win about whatever aspect of the game was not "perfect".

02. Yes we all know MSU ran well on us, that is their strength, they also mnow have a passing game, another strength. No one can defend those two strengths over the entire course of a game when the right play is called against the D setup, but you can contain and slow it down. MSU has both, OSU has both and no one can stop us if we execute.

03. Fickle OSU fans calling for the head of whatever coach or player that game did not live up to their " high knowledge of the game expectations". Every week,

If everyone could

Comment 13 Nov 2014

Those chambers are not loaded, every one of the shells has been fired, shooting blanks my friend.

Comment 13 Nov 2014

I don't know what this tight security at airports thing is you guys area ll talking aobut. I have have flown overseas plenty of times carrying all sort of "banned" items. My M16, tactical knives ( no one is not enough), side arm, fire starting kit.

Of course maybe it was because they were strapped to my combat pack? (Excluding my M16, because that was too long, plus some nut job woud probably bang up the sights) Maybe also becuase the other 100+ plus passengers on my flight were carrying similar items.

Then I go to fly from Ohio to California, and they made me give up a bottle of shampoo. I bet the TSA folks never have to buy any bathroom items, soap shampoo, toothpaste ever!

Comment 12 Nov 2014

“So if they're willing to work hard to train, to listen, to be coached, then we help them get that last step. Like I said, it's a combination of how we practice, how we prepare, how we teach, and then are they willing to take that and absorb it and can they take it to the field. And experience helps you take that to the field."

So does anyone besides me think he is sending a message to the rest of the O-line guys wanting to be starters with this comment?

Psy 101.

Comment 12 Nov 2014

Braxton had the same playbook, better O-line and Rb, but he could not execute it as well. JT Is a far better game manager and distributor, by about 1.5 seconds more in the pocket, with a far less experienced O-line.

The difference is the QB under center abilities this year.

I love Braxton, but JT is a more complete QB. No he is not the speedy runner Brax is, but the ability to run so well all his career has kept Brax from developing his passing game.

Comment 12 Nov 2014

Your's is the BEST perspective on this topic i have seen yet. +1 (since that is all I can give you) on your post.

Comment 10 Nov 2014

I agree and that was my thinking throughout the game. This kid has ice water, nope glacier water in his veins. Calm cool collected.

Impossible that this is a freshman QB in his first season of college football. Amazing  young man.