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Comment 16 Apr 2015

Don't agree with the WrestleMania analogy. The Spring Game will not be choreographed and Urban places a high premium on winning any competition you're involved in. Plus there will be some very real battles for position in the depth chart. These kids will be giving it all they've got.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

By no means an expert but it occurred to me that a pre-snap shift could put Jalin outside where he could run a crossing route against  a CB who's not physical enough to make the tackle and Thomas (or others) from the slot running a deep route against a safety who couldn't keep up. If the defense shifted the CB and safety at the same time Jalin could go deep against the safety. Just a thought.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

I agree there is a difference, although we have about 10 receivers that are very good, probably that many DBs and more of each coming in and next year 5 RBs fighting for carries. Same principle. We're stacked at all these positions. Guarantano will probably have only one QB with game experience to contend with and we've all seen there may be more than one QB needed so you're saying he doesn't think he can compete with Collier, Gibson and Burrow?

Comment 06 Apr 2015

One of his "secrets" is that his second tier recruits don't jump to pro ball after 1 or 2 seasons and this maintains continuity and comfort with the system. To some his offense seems boring but I like watching them run it. Players are constantly moving, screening and back door cutting. Everyone knows their role and they don't have 25% shooters firing up 3s (Scott, Thompson, Tate).

Comment 06 Apr 2015

Plus the fact that good coaches use better strategy. Stop Russell and OSU was pretty much impotent.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

DJ, I know you alluded to it but the linked article makes no mention of the fact that Gene Smith had a major role in altering his contract. I too was critical of Smith's decision, or lack thereof, to take a self imposed bowl ban in a year that some of the "culprits" were still on the team and we really had nothing to gain by playing in one. That said, his role in compliance and upgrading the facilities and coaching staffs has been admirable. 

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Add to the fact that our team is young, we have one of the top ranked recruiting classes coming in. I agree the future is bright as I think is the case in at least a few other OSU sports.

Comment 23 Mar 2015

They could have been legacies. Their dad Mike wanted to be a Buckeye but Woody thought he was too slow at LB, so he went to the school up north and made us pay. Justin was torn and the deciding factor was following in his dad's footsteps. Luckily circumstances at TSUN led him back to the good guys and, as they say, the rest is history.

Comment 22 Mar 2015

Matta needs to shake up the coaching staff. He is a good recruiter but not really a development guy. This senior class was highly rated coming in but very disappointing over their careers. That points to one of two things, player evaluation or player development. In Amir and Scott it was both. They were HS All Americans by at least some services. Thompson was a mid to high level guy and Mcdonald was a throw in. On paper, these guys should have provided a quality foundation. Well... didn't happen. One thing Urban made a priority  of was great assistants and you can see how that turned out. With Matta's coaching tree and OSU's resources we should be able to attract better assistants. It's time to get it done.

Comment 21 Mar 2015

I never wrestled and I think it is a sport that is more interesting to the athletes that actually participated and their family and friends. Part of the reason is that it doesn't get the exposure of maybe football and basketball. But you can bet I'll be watching and rooting for all our wrestlers. As in football, this is an exciting time for our Buckeyes. I did play college basketball and though it will be an uphill battle I will be on the edge of my seat cursing the refs and going crazy when we make some plays. But I couldn't agree more about the Lady Buckeye cagers. They are tremendously entertaining and if you haven't watched them you are missing out. The sky's the limit for this team and in the foreseeable future. They should be getting more run. I enjoy your stuff DJ and I'm not specifically referring to you, just a blanket statement about most of the Buckeye sites.