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Buckeye80

Tuppers Plains, Ohio

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    Being at The Game to see the Buckeyes go 12-0 in 2012!
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Recent Activity

Comment 18 hours ago

I wouldn't buy a Braxton Miller jersey if he didn't play for The Ohio State University.  It goes both ways.

 

Comment 18 hours ago

I agree with practically everything you're saying.  I think a lot of the problem is economic.  There aren't as many jobs out there. There are more kids graduating than the job force can employ.  This problem extends to all college graduates.  I'll stop there, because I definitely don't want this to turn into something political.

I agree college is not for everybody.  We need laborers, electricians, carpenters, etc. that require training, but not necessarily a degree.  My side is that the athlete won't have the same debt as other students.  Once again, the degree could be something useful.  Business, accounting, etc. that could help them in life. A job in management doesn't require a degree, but normally people with one are chosen first and get paid more.  Not to mention who doesn't want an ex player working at their company? 

The kids that are going to school just to get a shot at the pros, should get some counseling or advice from the university, about how small of a percentage actually go pro.  That way they can hopefully put into perspective the advantage of getting a full athletic scholarship.   Remember, all schools aren't NFL factories like tOSU.  How many players at Ohio U. or UConn go in thinking that the only reason they are there is to get into the NFL?  Maybe more than I realize, but that would be another problem.

As far as your comment about "they want to see the cash, and would probably get much more benefit out of that", even if they are paid $250K a year (1 million for a 4 year degree), that isn't enough money for a 22 year old to retire on, unless they are very smart with investments.  Saying they aren't smart enough to take advantage of a scholarship, but lets give them lots of cash seems to me like it would create another problem. 

At the end, I agree that things are going to change, and I think they should.... maybe just not as much as you.  Read my comment below.  I still appreciate the discussion though!

Comment 21 hours ago

I agree with the first part of your comment.  The second part, not so much.  How is getting a free college degree not beneficial?  If they get a vanilla degree, that it their own fault.  There is a huge variety of majors, surely they can pick on that will help them later in life.  You're right many of them, couldn't get into tOSU without an athletic scholarship.  That's just one more benefit that they have that others don't.  I'm sure they are provided with tutors as well.

Comment 22 hours ago

When figuring a "fair market value" of players, does that mean only "well to do" schools can afford the best players?  When do they figure this value?  Does it go off of ESPN recruiting stars?  Does it get reassessed every year?  Does Johnny Manziel have the same value if he is playing at BYU, Kentucky, or Cincinnati?  I don't see how this can work.

The thing I love about college football is the fact that I know a player is coming to Ohio State, he'll most likely be here 3 or 4 years, and he'll always be a Buckeye.  Pro football has no loyalty.  It's only about the money.  Tony Gonzales playing for the Falcons, Brett Farve playing for the Vikings.  I hate it.  Imagine Braxton going to ttun because they are going to pay him more next year. 

I'm for change.  I hope they guarantee 4 year scholarships.  They need guaranteed health care.  They should be able to sell their own likeness.  But there has to be limits.  Could you imagine not having The Game one year because the players are striking, or the university locked the players out?

Comment 10 Feb 2014

Thanks Jeremy!  Like I said, I trust 11W and the info found here. I just thought that  it was interesting that the article in the Dispatch seemed to make the family situation less important. I wish Mike and his family the best of luck. 

Comment 20 Jan 2014

We know what we have with our wideouts.  A couple of returning starters who have, for the most part, under-performed, and a bunch of of young talented guys who when have played showed signs of being explosive. 

Our O-line has been mostly unproven to this point, and have gotten very little playing time.

But if the O-line doesn't come together, it won't matter who the receivers are, or how they play.

Comment 09 Jan 2014

Damn!  The scarlet and gray always makes me happy, so why do gray boxes also have to deliver shitty news?  Can't we make them corn and blue when bad things happen?  

Bad for us, good for Coach Vrabel. Thanks Coach!  Appreciate you always representing tOSU. First class all the way!

Comment 09 Jan 2014

I wish everybody that commented would read CTBUCKEYEFAN's comment above. Click on the link and read!  After reading that and Ross's breakdown, I don't know how anybody couldn't think that Withers was a big part of the problem. Not necessarily the only problem, but I put more blame on him than Fickell at this point. 

Here's his link :  http://buckeyextra.dispatch.com/content/stories/2012/08/31/coaches-blend-in-to-help-defense.html

Here's Ross' breakdown:  http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2014/01/31980/ohio-state-v-clemson-defensive-breakdown#comments

Comment 08 Jan 2014

Come on Ramzy, we all know the real reason Hyde didn't get the ball more.....IT'S FICKELL'S FAULT!

We had problems on offense and defense this year, and I don't know anybody that doesn't agree that feeding El Guapo more would have been good for the team.

Comment 07 Jan 2014

As a coach, all you can do is put your players in a position to be successful. I don't think that has happened consistently. Can you blame the coaches for asking the players to do something they aren't capable of?  Can you blame the players for not executing basic fundamental football skills?  The answer is Yes and Yes. The reason most teams get out of cover 4 to the trips side is that it's not fundamentally sound to get out flanked. That's not giving your players the best chance to be successful. I also refuse to believe that at d7 high school football, I know to coach my LB's to chip the TE (or inside slot) and coaches at tOSU do not.  So that means the players just aren't getting it done. 

A combination of less than ideal, possibly confusing schemes, and players that just aren't quite there yet is likely to blame for our defensive troubles. 

Comment 04 Jan 2014

ItWe play a lot of match up zone which is a lot like man. And I've never coached college, but I coach high school, and I don't care what defense you are running, you can't get outflanked by the offense. It's not fundamentally sound to continually allow that to happen. 

Comment 04 Jan 2014

Need to watch again while not intoxicated (not going to happen), but the worst thing about the bubble screens was the fact that on most of them Clemson seemed to motion to trips and the defense did not adjust alignment. You can't let the offense out flank you like that. They have 3 receivers being covered by two defenders. This isn't hard. Don't get me wrong, there were other problems too, but proper alignment is crucial to successful defensive play. Our defensive players constantly seem unaware. 

Comment 01 Jan 2014

I can hear it now....

Typical start to a new year for the Buckeyes....player suspended 12 hours in to 2014......

Really curious as to what the hell this is all about.  Seems very strange.  Everything I've seen shows Spence as a model student and athlete.  He will be missed in the 3 games. 

Keep your head high Noah!