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Buckeye Chuck


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Voting Record: 396 / 128

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  • 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 1 hour ago

I agree; I thought he would stay in the NFL.

Harbaugh has been a successful coach everywhere, so I think the bravado in this thread, while understandable considering the subject is Michigan, is more than a little unrealistic. Michigan will be a winning program again, let's not kid ourselves.

Comment 24 Dec 2014

Dumbest idea with the best ending. That was INSANE.

Comment 23 Dec 2014

Watching the NFL gives the average fan a false impression of how easy field goal kicking is. Truth is very few college teams have someone who is automatic on even the chip shots, let alone automatic from anywhere inside 50.

Nuernberger took a lot of poorly informed criticism on game threads this year, from people who either believe it's impossible to improve, or that finding someone better should be a piece of cake.

Comment 22 Dec 2014

I've heard nothing but positive about Miller from people who know him or have met him. 

This just seems like an odd thing to be angry about on your graduation day.

Comment 22 Dec 2014

I guess I don't understand the issuing of orders to forum posters, as if anything we say or believe has any impact on what's going to happen in the game.

If someone is acting in a  way that you perceive as overconfident, who is it hurting?

Comment 17 Dec 2014

I voted B. I think most of our lingering run defense issues can be chalked up to the other segments of the D. I share the concern of others regarding whether the young linemen are coming along. Bosa, Bennett, and Washington were all noticeable as freshmen -- in part that's because they didn't have older versions of those guys in front of them, but they're going to have to step up in 2015.

Comment 16 Dec 2014

And they say these things while buying "jew-la-ree" in "Feb-you-air-ee."

Comment 16 Dec 2014

I just don't believe too many NFL guys want to go back to the college ranks -- and remember, since leaving U-M Harbaugh has worked in the NFL in one form or another for 20 years and in college for only 7. Unlike Pete Carroll and Butch Davis when they were fired (or flaked out in Butch's case), Harbaugh will have no shortage of pro offers should the Niners officially can him, including, in all likelihood, a job in the same general part of the country as his last two jobs.

Also, none of these reports are coming from the Harbaugh end of things, or from NFL-affiliated reporters.

I lean against this happening. 

Comment 16 Dec 2014

I think we've achieved the most realistic preseason goal, which is winning the Big Ten. Anything after that ... well, it's like any playoff; there's a random element to it. Was UConn the best team in college basketball last season? Not even close, but they're the champions.

Most of our success this season came as a surprise after the Miller injury. Now, there's a new injury, and we still managed to dominate vs. Wisconsin. If we lose 1/1 or in the game after that, I will be disappointed in the moment, but will eventually remember this season with pleasure. Saying that any year you don't win the national title is a failure is a recipe for getting little joy out of sports.

Comment 16 Dec 2014

Can I assume this table uses the 2007 Rose Bowl as its starting point because it's the most advantageous point from the SEC perspective?

The other thing I notice: the Big Ten is the only one of those five conferences that has played a higher-ranked team most of the time in January (19 games out of 37). Factor in how many of those games are the annual matchups with the SEC in Tampa and Orlando, both in an SEC state, and we've explained a big part of the reason for the struggles.

Comment 15 Dec 2014

I don't know enough about other team's staffs to hazard a guess, but I will say this: if Warriner doesn't get the job, Urban has to be prepared to lose him too, because I think he will see that as a snub.

Comment 15 Dec 2014

So I guess all this happened in the 48 hours or so since Herman's wife made her sarcastic tweet that a lot of really gullible people here hung their hats on?

News flash: this stuff ALWAYS gets denied ahead of time.

Good luck to Herman as long as his path and the Buckeyes' do not cross. No assistant is so valuable that he can't be replaced.

Comment 14 Dec 2014

If Urban himself wasn't above starting out as a head coach at Bowling Green, why do so many find it unthinkable that Herman would consider Houston?

Bottom line is that the longer Houston goes without hiring a new coach, the more likely it is that these reports are true. Nature of the business -- ambitious young assistants go on to become ambitious young head coaches. We'll be fine, in the same way that the doom and gloom over Vrabel leaving proved to be unfounded.

Comment 14 Dec 2014

Because only one person can win, and there are a lot of great players out there.

I've seen all Bosa's games, and not enough of his competition to know whether or not these were plausible decisions.

Comment 13 Dec 2014

If they want him, I suppose he'll take it, for the reasons mentioned above: he knows the area, the school has a history of offensive-minded coaching, it's a proven stepping stone. Assuming Herman is a success, he'd become a key contender to take over at LSU (Miles isn't getting any younger) or Texas (they won't be patient with Strong).

Comment 13 Dec 2014

There's very little anywhere in Texas that's "pedestrian friendly." 

Uptown, as mentioned above, has a lot of the amenities you seem to want, and it's very walkable by Dallas standards. But cost is going to be an issue. I couldn't tell you too much about the burbs, and the ones you'll want to consider will depend on where you're working.

A lot of my Texas friends dislike Dallas and the entire Metroplex, but I always had fun there, even if the traffic situation is nothing Columbus prepares one for. Fort Worth is more my speed.

Comment 12 Dec 2014

I figured Chryst would be the obvious pick. He knows the program and the conference. Not an obvious home run, but Wisconsin isn't going to get those guys.

Comment 11 Dec 2014

I had a roommate who was into sustainable plants, but I'm not sure it was sanctioned by the university.

Comment 10 Dec 2014

Not like dating at all. A dating relationship is between equals, but the university is in the power position here -- it can't be forced to offer a scholarship.

These types of decommitments leave a bad taste in my mouth, because the "mutual" comes across as a euphemism to avoid stating outright what we all suspect actually happened here. I hope Green is still able to land his dream school -- spots are filling up at the elite powers.

Comment 10 Dec 2014

Good rule of thumb: if you're thinking of posting on the forum regarding a piece of news, it's especially important to check for duplicates, since if you've heard the news it's highly unlikely you're the only one.