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Buckeye BadDog

Naples, Florida (via Columbus, Ohio)

Member since 17 July 2014 | Blog

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I was born on campus - at the Ohio State Hospital - and grew up just outside of Columbus near New Rome (Lincoln Village). I graduated from Westland HS in 1979, lived in a house at Norwich & Fourth for a while (Just a short walk down Iuka Ave to the Oval and the center of the Universe), and then moved to Naples, Florida in 1983. I have been down here ever since, but while I am out of Ohio, Ohio has NEVER been out of me. I have a "Buckeye" room in my house where my Godson slept whenever he came to stay with us - which worked because he is almost as big a Buckeye fan as I am. As a matter of fact, as Carlo Hyde came off the field in his last game at Naples HS, my Godson gave him his prized Buckeye nut and told him that it was great that he was going to be a Buckeye soon.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: The Miracle on Ice - which occurred on my birthday, 1980
  • NFL TEAM: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Sep 2014

I said this before the Navy game and I'm gonna say it again now... by the end of the year we will all be moaning about the coming "QB Crisis" that Urban and the team will have to endure next year.  Because, by then, it will have become plainly clear that JT is the QB of the future and Braxton - as good as he is - is the QB of the past.

"But how do you eschew a healthy but rusty 5th year senior Braxton Miller in favor of a now seasoned and experienced sophomore?" you may ask. Well, I have no idea, but if Ramzy and I are right and JT proves himself over the course of the year, then how do you sit him in lieu of Braxton for a year that will be so crucial in HIS future development? I can easily see that exact thing playing out. Admittedly it's not a bad problem to have, but it can be - and I believe will be - a problem that will need to be addressed.  I guess that's where UFM will really earn that paycheck

Comment 09 Sep 2014
I happen to agree with with Duane Long (via Bucknuts: http://youtu.be/YUOvN1G0uuE)... the lack of experience on the OL is directly related to all the other offense issues the Buckeyes are having, and that inexperience is a direct result of poor OL recruiting by one Jim Bollman. We are still recovering from a near zero in starting OL output from the 2011 class. Of all the unit on a football team, the OL must be the most cohesive in order to function at max effort. And the only way the OL builds that cohesion is experience.
Comment 08 Sep 2014
That is the source of my greatest frustration on Saturday night. We have speed to get to the outside and yet I do not remember even one jet sweep and the only screen I remember is the one where the VT LB go in too far and JT lofted the pass too much for Wilson to get to it. No bubble screens, no draws, no delayed shovel passes, and only a few slants (one of which went for a TD!)... almost all vanilla. It's as if we conceded that all we had was the deep ball. OK... so maybe I'm not over it. DAMN I HATE LOSING!
Comment 08 Sep 2014
As for why Coach Meyers didn't call out the other coaches - as any good leader knows - THAT kind of commenting is reserved for behind the scenes and in private. I'm SURE they all got an ear-full. And I really do not think that UFM coaches looking in the rear-view mirror. Yes, use the mistakes of the past to learn and grow, but the VT game is history. Bad history, but history none the less. Many a war is lost today by trying to fight the battles of yesterday.
Comment 05 Sep 2014

You're right. You can't double up Bosa and Bennett and Adolphus. Double teaming one is going to open it up for the other two and the LBs. The DL this year will be "Pick your poison!"

Comment 05 Sep 2014

I agree that mis-direction runs, screens, draws and quick passes are a great way to negate the blitz and keep JT from having to make any 3rd or 4th option reads, but that was my point above. I think Beamer and crew will blitz just enough to get JT and OSU thinking it and then start showing blitz and backing out into coverage. This is where i believe UFM creativity and aggressiveness will win out and yes, use their aggressiveness against them. I'm not smart enough to know how that will happen, but UFM and crew have given me more than enough reason to trust that they do.

Comment 05 Sep 2014

OSU will expect VT to blitz a young QB. Beamer and Foster are old hats and will know most of the methods used to defeat the blitz, so I expect a lot of coverage packages and stunts from the VT defense designed to look like blitzes.  Doing this will be designed to confuse JT and force him into bad reads and decisions. This is where I think JT will either shine or stink. Will he maintain his composure when he make the inevitable bad read/decision, or will he keep his cool, learn from those mistakes (hopefully few and not too costly point wise) and adjust accordingly? Judging from last weeks performance and the coaches (and his teammates) comments about his composure and leadership abilities, I think it will be the latter. Saturday night, under the lights and with all the hoopla may just be a coming out party for one Joe Thomas Barrett.

Comment 29 Aug 2014

Wow. They just initiated the running clock in this game (mercy rule). I knew Aquinas would win, but I expected more of a game than this. Too bad the AH receivers played so scared. It would have been a lot closer had they caught just half of what hit them in the hands.

Comment 29 Aug 2014

I actually think stressing this kind of gap discipline will really help in future games where it's not quite as important as important as it for this game, but still a good skill to possess. Assignment discipline is a foundation that all D packages will use in some manner, so this kind of experience will serve them well all year.

Comment 29 Aug 2014

Red shirt freshmen who attend football powerhouses like Ohio State are capable of anything, both good and bad. But I think recent history from such debuts at other schools - FSU last year and TA&M last night - bode well for JT and the Buckeyes. And BeatTTUN has it exactly right in the comment above, the difference between most other freshmen starting QBs and JT Barrett is that JT's coach is Urban Meyer.

I was as excited as I normally am for the start of the Ohio State football season before the news about Braxton, but now I am absolutely giddy with anticipation. Tomorrow will tell us right away whether we are going to experience something truly magical (akin to FSU's run last year) or struggle with the inconsistencies that come with an inexperienced team. It all depends on whether the team is more scared or more hungry.  A scared beast, no matter how weak the opponent, can always be defeated. A hungry beast, no matter how young and inexperienced, can defeat all comers.

Comment 28 Aug 2014

I watched the Bosa brothers in person Joey's senior year and frankly - at least in that game - Nick was more impressive. Now this was most likely because Joey's reputation was solid and he was drawing double and triple blocks, but I was impressed with Nick's speed. And from looking at the film, he hasn't lost a step. Will be great having Bosa bookends.

I would also love for the OSU coaches to take another run at another Naples HS standout (El Guapo's Alma Mater) - Tyler Byrd. I coached this kid 7 years ago in Pop Warner football and he was a standout then. He a soft-spoken kid and even though he has made a soft-verbal to Florida I think would fit well with the team speed UFM is wanting to maintain. And I KNOW he is an Urban Myer fan, so it's not like there is no shot.