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Buckeye Chuck

Member since 26 March 2011 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Cie Grant spinning Ken Dorsey into history. Also, my first Michigan game in 1982, though the aftermath had a little to do with me listing it among the best.

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Comment 23 Oct 2016

Obviously all of our goals are still mathematically alive, but is this team actually good enough to get there? Talking about it and doing i are different things. Simply showing up in Ohio State uniforms does not seem to be intimidating anybody. 

And I really don't like to hear Urban playing the "get guys healthy" card. I'm sorry, but the Buckeyes have not had an unusual number of injuries. That's making excuses. 

Comment 23 Oct 2016

The horse collar was a bad call, but it didn't change things any. Penn State was already in FG range, and a FG is what they ended up getting. 

Not sure the PI call there would have put us in sure FG range. Four additional downs would have been nice, though.

The penalty thing looks like a big disparity, but I'd guess at least half of ours are things like false starts and illegal shifts that aren't judgment calls.

Comment 23 Oct 2016

I understand that we're "getting everyone's very best effort," but if we are also giving our best effort, it shouldn't make a difference. Haven't really seen it since we were in Oklahoma.

Comment 22 Oct 2016

They didn't play well, but there's no reason to believe they aren't our two best options, especially with Pridgeon unable to play this season. We need some fourth and fifth year tackles, and don't have them. 

Comment 22 Oct 2016

For all the deficiencies on offense, and Urban losing his nerve at exactly the wrong time (the decision to punt on the 4th-and-3 when it was still 21-7 and PSU looked beaten), this game is still a win if:

1. Johnston doesn't take his sweet time and allow a punt to be blocked (3 points)

2. Meyer doesn't inexplicably rush the FG unit out even though Durbin would be attempting the longest FG of his career -- no argument with the decision to kick, but why the rush? (7 points)

And man, Isaiah Prince is totally overmatched at this point of his career. 

Defense played well, but both PSU TD drives were the results of bad letdowns that shouldn't happen.

The officiating bailed out the Nits in the fourth quarter to some extent, but there's a reason it's called home field advantage. It shouldn't have been close enough to be a factor. 

Urban deserves some heat for this one. 

Comment 22 Oct 2016

Eh, I'm gonna bail out -- not of the game, of 11W. Last week we were at least losing the whole first half so negativity was arguably called for. We're AHEAD tonight and the comments are ridiculous. 

Enjoy. Or don't. 

Comment 22 Oct 2016

Some of you game thread people should really think about taking a deep breath before making some of these posts. 

OK, now a legit complaint: why ever do play action on third-and-15?