Buckeye Chuck's picture

Buckeye Chuck


Member since 26 March 2011 | Blog

Helmet Stickers: 3,882 | Leaderboard

Favorites

  • 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.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: #45.

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Sep 2014

He was openly insubordinate yesterday, and probably deserves to sit another week. But I don't know if FSU is the kind of program where the coach feels the need to show who's the boss (you know Bowden would have let it slide). 

Comment 21 Sep 2014

The "drop" after the Navy win basically took the Buckeyes down to where they would have been if there had been a poll taken after the bowls in January. That doesn't seem like serious disrespect to me -- does anyone really think that if Miller had gone to the NFL instead of being injured, we would have been ranked in the Top 10 in the preseason polls, following a season with zero marquee wins?

Comment 20 Sep 2014

Clemson f'd up not going for the field goal (though it now appears it wouldn't have made a difference). You're facing a backup QB who had just thrown two INTs? You have to get the 3 points and force him to make plays -- again, that's really just in theory, since the Seminoles managed to score without passing.

Comment 20 Sep 2014

Thread title still in jeopardy. Mizzou can run a Hail Mary. Refs trying to steal it at the end.

Comment 20 Sep 2014

Bad spot on the scramble leads to a motion penalty on third-1. That's how upset bids die.

Comment 20 Sep 2014

Hey, this Mizzou kicker has one big miss in his past. Maybe history repeats.

Comment 20 Sep 2014

This isn't a fluke, either. It's legitimately an even game.

Comment 20 Sep 2014

Brewer had three turnovers against the Buckeyes. 

There were a lot of factors that went into the loss, most notably the special teams mistakes. But my main point was that last week, a team with a strong quarterback was able to move the ball through the air on Virginia Tech almost at will, and today, a strong running team was able to gain 250 yards on the ground against them. This tells me that their defense should not have been the giant Chinese puzzle Herman made it out to be.

Comment 20 Sep 2014

Noon is NOT too early for a 6 PM start. We arrived around 2:45 for the Virginia Tech game and campus was already hopping. 

A word of warning: having a tailgate, checking out the campus, and also hitting bars and restaurants is pretty ambitious, considering you're not going to realistically be able to drive from place to place. If I were you, I'd get to West Campus early and tailgate there; from there you can head over to the party scene on Lane Avenue, which keeps you in fairly close proximity to the Shoe. If you go to High Street instead, you do get to walk through the campus, but you'd have to double back to get to the stadium. That might tire you out before the game has even started.

Comment 20 Sep 2014

Well, Georgia Tech is undefeated and managed to beat the team we lost to, on the road. You have to say they deserve to be rated ahead of the Buckeyes based only on 2014 performance.

Comment 20 Sep 2014

Probably. And not remotely a legitimate excuse at this level.

Comment 20 Sep 2014

So I guess the impregnable "Bear Defense" got a little bit pregnant today? To hear our coaches tell it, a run-first team like GTech should have found it totally impossible to move on the Hokies. Instead, they rushed for 250 yards.

I really want to see Herman outsmart someone else for a change. It's gone the other way more lately than I'd like.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

You also have to agree that Tee Martin was better than Peyton Manning. Honestly, I have to think people voting for anyone but Smith are trying a little too hard not to give the "obvious" answer for the sake of being different.

What's with all the downvotes in this post just for people offering their opinions?

Comment 16 Sep 2014

And while there's certainly a cavernous stadium in central Columbus that would fit Cleveland's ticket, the actual site is still To Be Determined:

I don't think there are any NFL teams that use major college facilities for their training camps, presumably because the teams would need them till mid-August or so, and that wouldn't work for a program like Ohio State,

It would have to be another school. I don't know why the Browns would build someplace new in Columbus for camp when they could just keep on using Berea.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

I voted no, but the more I think about it, it's probably closer to 50-50. Best case scenario is that Michigan State is still at one loss when we play them, and that whoever we face in the Big Ten title game is seen as a legitimate contender. We can bill ourselves as a young team that suffered a bad loss early but kept on improving. But the problem is that it was a really bad loss.

We're probably going to need help in the form of a 2007-like series of crashes at the top of the polls. And that's not impossible -- Alabama, to name one, sure doesn't seem to have run-the-table talent at the present time. And 2007, you might remember, also featured an inexplicable home loss for the Buckeyes.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Jim Harbaugh is the ultimate threat. But who knows if he'd ever really be interested? Pete Carroll had to find somewhere to win in order to be taken seriously again by the NFL, but Harbaugh won't have that problem.

The other thing that will hamper the potential search is the whole "Michigan Man" thing. The perception that Rodriguez tried something new and failed is what led them to Hoke in the first place. Anyone who is innovative is going to shy away from the job (assuming they would even be considered) due to justifiable worries that the fanbase won't give them a chance.

Comment 14 Sep 2014

The Browns are using the perfect strategy for a team with their particular personnel issues; namely, using their improved running attack to shorten games.

At some point they're either going to have to start making more plays downfield, or get so much better on defense that they can win with a minimal number of points. But I'm not going to complain about a win.