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The Buck Guy


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: The Holy Buckeye play at Purdont. I took my parents to that game and, like the entire season, we were on the verge of heart failure hoping that the Bucks would make that 3 yards for the first down. When Krenzel play actioned and scrambled around to pass I thought I nearly lost consciousness -- really! I had to struggle to stay on my feet during the eternal 2.5 seconds that ball was in the air. To this day, I credit Michael Jenkins with saving my life.
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Comment 5 hours ago

I'm not so sure I buy into Coach Meyer "always calling it like it is."  As evidenced by how he failed to address the weaknesses in last year's pass defense, regardless of how glaring it was to the fans, sports commentators, etc.  Roby was clearly playing soft to conserve himself for the NFL without discernable consequences or comment by the Coach.  While the defensive staff made statements about how much better they were getting; similar to Luke's infamous "Did we win?  Did. We. Win?"  Coach Meyer admits it today, and I saw it clearly all season (as most of us here did as well) that the pass defense was going to cost the Buckeyes games against the truly elite teams.  That whole situation still baffles me to this day.  Especially when compared to his clown show remarks about the WRs who had a QB who was clearly off the mark more often than any miscues by WRs.

Optimism is great until reality jumps out and slaps you in the head.

Comment 16 Apr 2015

I'm thinking that with Washington moving over to DT from NG that it will be awfully difficult for a team to find a way to double-team Bosa unless they can move the pocket each down while using a TB to help a TE against him.  But even in that scenario, I can see Washington making them pay for that.  So I agree with you that he will have double digit sacks and 20+ TFLs.  I can see him getting a pick six when he settles in to hold the edge too.  I'll call at least one of those against Pick Six U.

Comment 16 Apr 2015

I agree, an undefeated team heading up to tsun this November will be well aware of 1969 and focused to ensure that doesn't happen again.  Unfortunately, unlike 1969 when the Buckeyes would have been the champs by winning that final regular season game, this team would then need to win in a playoff bowl game and then again in a national title game; so that part of it makes repeating as champs even more difficult.

Comment 16 Apr 2015

Yes, that he does.  The crazy "never know what he'll do next" during returns is an added bonus to those without cardiac issues too.

Comment 16 Apr 2015

Bucksfan92:  Sad to see that you are so misinformed about Tress.  He did not make a foolish mistake.  I stand behind what he did and why he did it.  The fact is that there was a federal investigation into a drug organization with murder suspects, and the case would have been compromised if Tressel had informed anybody about it.  Case closed.  THAT overrides any responsibility to inform the NCAA about anything whatsoever.  The NCAA is simply a bureaucracy and the rules that the players violated were minor; while the drug and murder investigation were as serious as anything can get.  Tressel protected that investigation moreso than "covering up for his players."  He made the best and most logical choice by chosing the higher good.  If anybody was found in such a moral dilemma they could not have made a better choice.  Tressel is what we all know him to be:  A compassionate man of integrity and principles.

Comment 16 Apr 2015

AcBuckeye:  Actually I'm not surprised at all.  Jalin has better hands, better speed, and is more aggressive, which is more like Devin than Corey is.  Although Jalin is (IMO) the best fit for H-back because of all of things he can do from that position, there are so many others to fill that role nearly as well, while a replacement for Devin is in higher demand with few other options.

Comment 16 Apr 2015

You and I are on the same page DJ.  The 1968 champion Super Sophs remind me a lot of the kids from the 2013 class who were so instrumental in winning the undisputed 2014 CFP natty.  That 1969 team just obliterated everyone, had the greatest collection of talent in the nation, and was the landslide favorite to repeat....  Let's hope Woody gets the Man upstairs to give us all the ending we so desperately need this time around.

Comment 16 Apr 2015

I'll be in line early early early.  It's gonna be tough to beat out some of those dealers who will buy up almost everything (most probably already have the list.)  I just hope they have one of the throwback helmets for my Buckeye room collection.

Comment 14 Apr 2015

Coach Meyer deserves to be payed at the highest level of NCAA coaches, so from a free market standpoint this raise makes total sense.  However, I just do not believe that any coach anywhere deserves millions of dollars.  It would be nice to see our assistants being payed at similar level compared to other top programs though.  But in the system we have, values matter very little.  Too bad our soldiers who risk life and limb can't be compensated more fairly in contrast; or our professors and teachers; etc. etc.  Oh well, it is what it is.

As for the players, I think it is criminal that the NCAA prohibits them from earning whatever they may be capable of in the same free market system (through commercial endorsements, owning their rights for their likeness in television and media deals, etc.).  But I firmly believe that the universities should not be paying players as employees.